Everything starts with a love for travel. The Orient, China of not so distant times made remote by the speed of our day. Elisabetta’s early travels took her in search of overlooked treasures in post-Mao China, amidst streams of bicycles and grey-green uniforms. She crossed more than 3000 km of Tibet in all but extreme conditions. She suffered difficult moments at an altitude of 5000 m, asking herself the why of it all.

The impression Elisabetta got from it was to condition her later choices and to lead her to draw up a project that would permit her to blend these atmospheres with the needs of the most fashionable design, all thanks to the magic of Italian style. Thus every furnishing item by ZAEL contains these elements: Oriental treasures that are intuitions of design and the unparalleled quality of an entirely Italian creation.