‘’Why do we need another system of spider supports for glass walls? I was pleased to accept the assignment from ®Sadev to add my expertise in structural glazing to such an important project. The goal was to produce a spider in cast stainless steel that could withstand the increased stresses of wind and weight that are now necessary for the oversized panes of glass demanded by Architects in the construction of 21st century buildings. We wanted to produce a new spider that while being aesthetically pleasing was strong enough to be used with the most advanced designs allowing for maximum horizontal and vertical loads. It needed to have a lightweight stylish design. Using the most advanced FEM computer analysis and working constantly with prototypes allowed us to achieve these goals. Reassuringly the newly designed spider is not only strong, but is the most aesthetically pleasing spider to view, and therefore we have accomplished all Sadev's requirements.’’ ‘’Firmitas et Venustas’’ –Cesare Monti, Architect.