Here is a cutting solution from the Parisian technology firm Lectra. Intriguing about Lectra is its simultaneous service to niche and highly differentiated customers—as featured here, for example, in a small Italian leather goods firm—alongside its industrial grade technology solutions. Lectra really has to understand the custom fashion and design customer as well as premium engineering. The physicality of soft material design is formidable: Soft materials are organically and synthetically cultivated, extracted, processed, woven, dyed, and eventually sized and cut for end design. Just considering the number of soft materials with which we come into contact daily is sober perspective on the amount of cutting involved to continuously support standard wares, soft surfaces and the most design rich fashion. This interview with the Italian firm is their testimony to their valuation of Lectra’s Versalis solution.