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.
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future is evolution: forms and materials chase each other to give life to exclusive creations that come to life from the encounter between art and industrial production, between air and technical processes. The leap into creativity has no limits and the result is always different and unique.
This is the story of a family: the Granchi family, one of those Italian families that in the economic fabric of Italy constitute the “vital hub” of companies that are born from the love for the product they create. It all started in the ’60s with a very small company. Paolo and Gianna, husband and wife, founded SIGMA L2 that with care and craftsmanship started to produce lights, vases, objects and furnishings in ceramics. The sons of Paolo and Gianna had to enter the company very young, in 1993, after the premature death of their father, they continued the path of stylistic research that he set forth. They grew professionally under the guidance of their mother and, with time, lead the company to open to new developments, making it increasingly eclectic, dynamic and exclusive, while preserving the cultural peculiarity of the artisan manufacture. Distinguished by the small Crab that has become a symbol of the brand, they introduced innovative processes, resulting in new and daring combinations of materials. Ceramic is now mixed with brass and iron, glass and crystal, wood and marble, hard stones and leather.
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.
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.visit ulivi salottishop ulivi salotti
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.
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The idea of the Oscarmaschera as a project and a company is well expressed through its collections and the direction they all take as one, all demonstrating a clear passion for the leather and its capabilities.
All their objects are made with full grain leather, which is the outermost layer and most valuable part of the hide. It is an authentic, Italian, vegetable-tanned material (tannins extracted from the bark of certain plants such as mimosa and chestnut).
Processing is traditional: it is a process that requires time and accuracy. The leather must retain all of its characteristics and its history. After immersion in the barrels, the drying, dyeing and the ironing, the chosen material is ready to be manipulated, cut and sewn. This is the path the hide follows before arriving at Oscarmaschera workshop to be transformed into everyday objects.
Thanks to the pioneering spirit, advanced dyeing systems and manufacturing, for over forty years Besana have been able to perform processes of utmost complexity on carpets, runners and rugs to satisfy the creativity of designers and clients, manufacturing bespoke products of the highest quality.
Originally founded in 1987 by Roberto Besana. In 2007 a spin-off called Besana Carpet Lab was established. The Lab is a real workshop to which the company invites architects, designers and private clients to experiment and create new combinations of colors, textures and yarns for decorating public places and private homes.
Collaborations with designers and architects from Italy and abroad have significantly widened the range of rugs, carpets and special made-to-measure designs offered today.
In recent years the company carried out a series of studies and improvements to transform carpet into a high-performance floor covering from every point of view: thanks to the use of high-quality, high-performance yarns.
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.
minottiitalia was founded in 1961 in the heart of Brianza. An artisan company of classic origin, from the beginning it has been able to create different emotions by adapting to the various moments in the history of furniture and design. Minottiitalia combines wood products with metal castings, iron sheets with laser processing, mirrors and crystals, gold and silver leaf coatings and micro-cement.VISIT MINOTTIITALIAshop minottiitalia
Parentesi Quadra is a Tuscany-based maker of unique and exclusive products that are part of the great tradition of “tuscan handcraft manual activities”.visit pq