Joining Forces

Setting the new standard in the supply of luxury hotel furniture, our passion for quality and holistic management systems and processes resonates across everything we do; custom furniture, joinery, decorative accessories, and contemporary artwork for hospitality projects. 

Founded by Paolo Della Casa and Filippo Sona, with Glenn Huskie joining as a partner in 2021, our leadership team pushes the bounds of the norm through innovation, technology, and extensive experience in project dynamics. 

 

Follow our journey 

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FILIPPO SONA

Inquisitive and passionate about the world of hospitality, Filippo is one of the most recognized names in the global hospitality real estate community. For nearly thirty years, Filippo has held leadership roles for CBRE, Colliers International, and Drees and Sommer, and has been an active member and advisory board member for organizations, including Africa Hotel Investment Forum, Global Hotel Network, and Arabian Hotel Investment Conference. 

With his work spanning across 28 countries, Filippo is a recognized leader and entrepreneur. He is a regular speaker at international hotel investment conferences and a contributor to international hospitality publications on subjects relating to the delivery of profitable hotel development projects and investments. In 2019, Filippo was nominated to be part of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, an association of two hundred of the industry's most respected and influential professionals from across six continents. Filippo continues to flex his entrepreneurial interest as a co-founder of Wood Couture. 

 

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PAOLO DELLA CASA

For over thirty years, Paolo has been transforming how furniture and kitchens are manufactured and supplied to high-end hospitality and residential projects across North America, the Middle East, and Europe. A dynamic leader driven by craftsmanship, self-discipline, entrepreneurship, and perseverance, Paolo has completed over 75 high-rise residential towers and hotel projects in some of the world's most affluent areas, including Miami Beach and Dubai Financial District.

An advocate of quality, attention to detail, and delivering value for money, Paolo spent his early years traversing the globe selecting the best wood and raw materials and utilizing Chinese furniture manufacturing systems. After immigrating to the United States, Paolo founded DellaCasa, which specialized in Italian-designed kitchens tailored-made to the individual project. After selling the highly successful business, Paolo worked with Kempinski Trading worldwide to re-engineer how commercial furniture manufacturers develop and deal FF&E projects. As a co-founder of Wood Couture, Paolo continues to influence high-end furniture manufacturing and supply. 

 

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Glenn Huskie

With over twenty-five years in the construction and development industry, Glenn has delivered project management services to clients in a wide range of sectors across North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe. For the past ten years, Glenn has focused on the global hospitality and leisure markets, providing direct technical services, project management, and client representation services to 5 Star hotel and residential developers, owners, and operators. 

Having held leadership roles at companies like Jumeirah Group and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, with the most recent being Global Senior Vice President, Design & Technical Services for Luxury Brands at Accor. Now, as Partner and CEO of Wood Couture, Glenn brings his in-depth knowledge and extensive network and relationship management to deliver projects to exceptional results. 

Our co-founder's

Guiding Principles

Our multi-layered approach allows us to see custom furniture projects from every facet. Meaning, we can anticipate any potential issues from the outset, avoiding costly and timely mistakes further down the track.

THE DESIGNER

We work closely with the designer to ensure the integrity of their design is maintained throughout. Using 3D design software, we can instantly share modifications to design and finishes live while updating shop drawings.eliver projects to exceptional results. 

THE OPERATOR

With extensive hospitality experience, we know and protect hotel operators' brand standards. We're familiar with the different standards and know our way around industry-wide requirements.

THE OWNER

We lead our factories in managing the fabrication process by directly supervising quality and progress. Our in-depth knowledge and creativity in budgeting ensure the right investment level for owners as we transform their commercial assets into inventory.

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