This is a story about the feeling that Made in Italy design is able to evoke and about the balance of the ingredients that, like in a perfect recipe, make truly unique the experience of looking at an object, touching it and plunging into its mood.
This is a story about a family, one that orbits around two Italian enlightened entrepreneurs, Luigi and Paolo Bestetti; it’s about the DNA characterizing the Italian family companies, sprouting from the love of a material and carrying around the manufacturing culture.
This family story starts from the hide passion and grows thanks to the human capital, the people with whom you constantly work and measure yourself. This is a young story, dating back only to 1990, but looking way back in time, to a century-old entrepreneurial tradition, flourished on the Como Lake fertile land, that has always been producing the excellence in furniture for aristocracy first and middle class after, and that today pursues in its creations for all the beauty lovers.
This is a 100% Italian story beaming into the international panorama, one that starts from the reinterpretation of the English taste and evolves, through the art of leather working and shaping, into the production of unique collections.
This is the story of Baxter.
Ulivii Salotti. a leading Italian manufacturer of furnishings, was created in 1972 in the heart of Tuscany,
the region well known worldwide as the cradle of Italian art and culture, and the source of a unique and unmistakable lifestyle. At Ulivi they make the most of the company’s great experience in choosing exclusive leathers and processing fine solid woods. The goal always is to create iconic products, made with extreme care and attention to detail.
Established in 1972 in Brianza, Glas Italia manufactures doors, wall partitions and glass furniture, supported by a century-long experience of the family glass factory and driven by an inexhaustible passion for glass.
Research and design combined with the most advanced technology, in collaboration with internationally renowned designers, realizing the ideas of their creative talent come true. Sophistication, originality, intrinsic and formal quality are the salient features of all Glas Italia products that are equally adhered to in home, office and contract sectors.
Tacchini is a philosophy. Behind every object there’s a story and behind every story there’s a person. We fall in love with products, their stories and the stories
of those who have produced them, and the story continues, is passed on by the designer to the creator and from the creator to the future owner of the product. And then it continues further. Maestri or “masters” are those charismatic figures capable of teaching and handing down an art through their direct actions and also through the inheritance of their actual works. In design the maestri communicate through the classics, timeless designs far from any idea of fashions and trends yet so powerful as to produce a style naturally.
Pianca creates furniture systems and occasional furniture for residential contexts – bedrooms and living rooms – and for the contract market.
From processing materials to production and packaging, use of environmentally friendly finishes and renewable energy generation systems. Pianca positions itself at the frontier of sustainable industrial policy. Read more about Pianca’s commitment to Sustainability here.
In recent years, targeted collaborations with product designers have brought Pianca design awards and honorary mentions, reinforcing the charm of its creations and the solid position of Pianca as an industry leader in its segment.
With a strong presence in the US, Pianca is one of the few Italian furniture companies that offers a comprehensive Quick Ship Program to the US consumer with many of its popular items stocked in the US for quick access.
Born in the 80s from a deep passion for research and experimentation, Tonelli is specialized in manufacturing of glass furniture and complements.
Its philosophy is based on a combination of tradition and innovation, essential elements that, combined with the passion for this extraordinary material, contribute to promote the glass culture.
Resistant, ecological and fascinating, glass belongs to human history since over five thousand years, a legacy that Tonelli has inherited and reinterpreted in modern key contributing to make it a protagonist of today’s furnishing. The company in fact has drawn on the antique Italian glass tradition, artistic-cultural heritage of inestimable value that Tonelli preserves and safeguards to this day, entrusting the complex manufacturing of glass to the hands of skilled craftsmen.
The LAURAMERONI range of luxury Furniture and Decor is impressive: from chairs and sofas to sideboards, tables and containers. All products designed to give life to complete, unique and different projects. An extreme attention to details, lines and to the choice of the finest and wisely combined materials, reveals the exceptional skills of their craftsmen, able to transform every product into a unique and refined element. The many wood creations correlate well with LAURAMERONI doors and paneling systems. Generously pleated leathers and velvets complement the overall richness of the LAURAMERONI collection.
ERBA was established in 2007, in the heart of “Brianza” region in North-Italy, this area is well known for exclusive sofas, armchairs and related products all over the world.
In April 2010 the company inaugurated a 800 m2 showroom located in an old steel mill, in the vicinity of the factory. The showroom design reflects ERBA philosophy perfectly: Its look preserved the early 20th century architecture with the inner and outer walls, as a sincere homage to the ancient roots, which melts with the interior construction. It reveals a modern, colorful, creative and playful picture and all these embody ERBA’s vision of hospitality in the future.
Each one of ERBA’s collection is characterized by elegance and unique style made in the traditional Italian way – handcrafted furniture reinforced with advanced and up to date technologies.
This high-end design carries the knowledge of centuries-long quality furniture making.
ERBA represents everything that “MADE IN ITALY” worldwide means: the authentic Italian design that applies the latest handcraft technologies in production.
Closely tight to Architecture and Sculptural Dimensions Bonacina Indoor Collection includes avant-garde pieces and break-through designs that explore three-dimensionality, use of colours and daring proportions. These pieces have been conceived and created in collaboration with Italian Design Maestri such as Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Marco Zanuso, Joe Colombo, Tito Agnoli and Gio Ponti.
Displayed in national and international museums such as MOMA, VITRA Museum and Triennale Design Museum, they became, over the years, part of today collective imagination.
A set of unique pieces that were futuristic for their times yet remain timeless today.
Giovanni Bonacina started his business in 1889 in Lurago d’Erba, located in a hilly, fertile part of the area north of Milan known as Brianza, combining two traditional crafts practiced in the area, basketry and furniture making, using the local materials reed and cane, with rattan from Southeast Asia. His hard work and experience produced excellent results, and his efforts were rewarded with awards in international expositions and numerous important commissions.
For almost forty years, the fasem brand has been synonymous with high-quality metal and leather chairs and accessories: objects handcrafted by great Master of Design. All processes are carried out in Tuscany using the best materials available on the market: leather and full-grain leather, metal and steel for long life and great aesthetic results, and hand-turned wood.
Each product is individually checked to ensure that it meets the highest quality standards. Customer service is equally attentive, and we offer the possibility of customized processing. The fasem brand products furnish private homes, executive offices, hotels, clubs, bars and prestigious restaurants in over sixty countries around the world: timeless objects made to last forever.
Miniforms job is a collective commitment. They are craftsmen and they are all different. There are carpenters, glass blowers, there are those who shape ceramics, who upholster armchairs, and who cane chairs. Each of them inherited the know-how from their family’s traditions and retained it still. Machines help them, but their hands do the most part.