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The Best Italy Based Luxury Furniture BrandsMonday 6 May 2019
The Best Italy Based Luxury Furniture Brands ⇒ The land of luxury is a one filled with great comfort, elegance, and style. You can find luxury pretty much everywhere in the world, but very few do luxury as immaculately as Italy does. Counting with a long list of luxury brands – when looking for the most beautiful, elegant and ingeniously-crafted furniture – Italy, is the place to look out for. Not sure where to begin? CovetED presents to you the ultimate list of best Italian luxury furniture brands. Head down below for more details.
Flexform specialises in producing highly crafted sofas and furnishings while also paying maximum attention to design culture.
The worldwide leading superpower in the sector of furnishings follows a philosophy of incorporating a series of core values into each project that reflects their culture and knowledge. They are Italian based and are famous for their timeless elegance; comfortable, coherent, and contemporary designs. Their motto is ‘conceiving high-quality and mesmerizing pieces from Italy to the world’.
Seletti is one of the most famous luxury furniture brands that aims to link design and pop art. This particular design approach allows them to create unique pieces that are filled with personality, colour as well as some sort of unexpected twist.
Seletti was founded in 1964, in Cicognara (Mantova) and ever since then has followed the same principles of professionality, innovation, and originality. The company focuses on design projects and on creative characteristic Italian excellence.
Their collections are famous for blending art with daily life icons, which sends a message of shape and function, conveying to its customers a vision for a unique, personal and fun lifestyle. Today Seletti aims at new productions, an ongoing journey within the idea of beauty.
Taking its name from the Latin ‘Flos‘ means “flower” and is an Italian artificial lighting brand that aims to create objects; starting with a light bulb, that would change the way of life for both the Italian market and the foreign markets.
Their history goes back to Dino Gavina and the small Eisenkeil manufacturing facility in Merano, where he had already created furniture alongside design masters such as Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Afra and Tobia Scarpa. When the early ‘60s came, Dino Gavina became convinced that it was time to create new lamps.
Using the same technology – conceived in the USA and tested at Eisenkeil – used for the Cocoon lamp, the Castiglioni brothers and the Scarpa duo began creating lamps from which the ‘Taraxacum’ or the ‘Fantasma’ lamps were created.
And so, from day one, Flos was already reinventing the idea of artificial lighting.
Poltrona Frau is the leader in leather (Italian) furniture. The brand’s drive to invent new forms and construct solutions and styles has led to the creation of timeless pieces which express a universal yet intimate design approach.
Even though the company comes from solid Italian origins it also has an international reach.
Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau has been refining its sophisticated expertise in hand-crafted workmanship through 100 years of history. This expertise, perfected through time, continues to be passed down by master craftsmen from generation to generation.
The manufacturing expertise has always been combined with material research as a way of obtaining the best from leather. The same care and passion is also devoted to the most innovative and technologically materials.
Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the leaders in Italian industrial design to this day.
The mind behind the business, Aurelio Zanotta, has managed the company to get to where it is right now. Ever since the 1960s the company has held the international spotlight, thanks to its products – these are emblematic from the viewpoint of formal innovation as well as technological research.
The cultured and precious history of Zanotta has renewed in 2017 thanks to the union with Tecno, launching a common project for the two brands with the consequent strengthening of international synergies and commercial strategies under the leadership of Giuliano Mosconi, President, and CEO of the two brands.
Kartell is a leading design company, founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli and now run by Claudio Luti. It is one of the symbols of Italian design around the world and that produces – furniture, furnishings, lighting, home accessories.
As a prime reference in the design world, Kartell collaborates with the most prestigious international designers. Their collections are multifunctional and of broad appeal, easy to use and beautiful to behold.
Colour, irony, transparency, unique shapes and a play of the senses all come together to make unique pieces, making Kartell’s product immediately recognisable around the world.
The Trussardi Casa collection is conceived for dynamic and contemporary locations, a sign of the family mood which characterizes the Trussardi Maison. Furniture and accessories are inspired by a strong Milan lifestyle. A synthesis of elegance and modernity which is deeply rooted in the Italian taste.
Their collection is filled with high-quality fabrics and leathers which are combined with multiple colour schemes, and metal details such as brushed bronze, or polished brass.
Roberto Cavalli Home features unique products inspired by Cavalli’s own style which have long since appeared in his own homes, yachts, boutiques and clubs. Fantasies, memories of a journey, a dream, a passion for beauty – all of these are a source of inspiration for their creation of unique objects.
In the collection featured in the picture above classic tones of beige and grey are combined with the season’s signature: a vibrant citron green hue. The new banana leaf motif, with its tropical inspiration, merges with the animal patterns of lynx and zebra, while natural elements become the metallic decorative elements embellishing lamps, coffee tables and dressers.
The rich Fendi Casa catalogue offers ideal furnishing solutions for both residential and hospitality environments. Seamlessly integrating contemporary advancements with timeless details, the collection adds an elegant and inviting ambience.
Since the 1960s, the vision of Alberto Vignatelli, the Luxury Living Group‘s founder, has been embodied in interior design solutions that fully interpret the several trends and influences of our contemporary lifestyle. Meticulous crafting, the most prestigious materials and a study of design, combine to produce exclusive furniture and accessories ranging from minimal abstraction to fashion inspirations, to current expressions of grand décor.
The Luxury Living Group collections are the result of meticulous production processes: the attention to detail and craftsmanship enhance creativity, elegance and design, always balancing tradition and innovation. A journey through the creation of furniture and accessories of excellent workmanship that at every stage, from the conception to the production of the prototype and the creation of the final item, exalts the Made in Italy values.
Porada’s collection is wide and varied, made up of a multitude of occasional furniture developed in cooperation with designers as Tarcisio Colzani, Patrick Joiun, Carlo Ballabio, Marconato e Zappa, Opera Design, Studio Buratti, David Dolcini, Stefano Bigi, Gino Carollo and Emmanuel Gallina among others.
The main strength of Porada is also, and most important, something else. Something that has nothing to do with the quality of the materials or cutting-edge machinery. It’s the human factor. They’re people who for years have become part of this family, who treat products as they would do with something of their own, putting all their care and passion in their daily work.
Edra is a company with a unique history. It is a recognized leader, in the vanguard of its field. It has followed its own path, with courage, professionalism, respect and character. It has created a history that will last in time, thanks to the production of the highest quality, never swayed by passing fashions and trends. A path that has made it a firmly established brand and a point of reference on the international design scene.
Edra is the evolution of modern technology and artistic tradition. The production is the result of a blend of talent for invention, specialized craftsmanship, research on innovative technologies and materials. The pieces are created with such care as to become unique, unmistakable presences. Sofas and cabinets that adapt to all kinds of spaces, contemporary or traditional homes, public venues, international museums.
Antonio Lupi is a Tuscan company which has stood out in the bathroom design world, both in Italy and abroad, for the past fifty years. What sustains this success is the company’s ability to innovate by continuously searching for new materials and designs while investing heavily in manufacturing technology.
Although Antonio Lupi began by producing exclusively bathroom accessories and mirrors, its product line now embraces the entire living space, thanks to the collaboration with established designers, such as Carlo Colombo, Nevio Tellatin, Roberto Lazzeroni, Mario Ferrarini, Brian Sironi, Gabriele, and Oscar Buratti, Riccardo Fattori and Domenico de Palo.
Around 200 artisans and suppliers (most of them from Tuscany) are involved in the company production chain. The company has chosen tailor-made production over mass production in order to meet all sorts of requirements and to offer unlimited options for customisation. A true sign of luxury.
Established in 1970 as the evolution of a small artisan’s shop dating back to 1942, Poliform invested in new production technologies and the products have successfully evolved into functional and modular systems.
The minds behind this legacy are Alberto Spinelli, Aldo Spinelli and Giovanni Anzani, who still head the company today. They have until this day successfully blended specific technical expertise and know-how, with an entrepreneurial approach, which is in absolute harmony with the social and economic changes of the era.
The brand was also present at Salone del Mobile 2019 and was one of the CovetED Awards winners in the ‘Most Coveted Bedroom’ category.
Moroso has been been in the market since 1952 and always working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most talented designers
Nowadays the company is held by the second generation of the Moroso family- Roberto, the CEO, and Patrizia, the Art Director.
The company has always been open to new ideas and proof of that is their sustainability section on the website.
From its origins in post-war Italy where there was a culture of ‘doing things and doing them well’, Moroso has been farsighted, daring and certain of the advantage of combining craftsmanship and tailoring with industrial processing techniques to create unique products and by drawing on the worlds of industrial design, contemporary art and fashion.
Molteni&Co was present at Salone del Mobile this year with a concept that is inspired by the houses of the great architects of the mid 20th century. The straight pure wall and ceiling volumes divide and emphasize the different spaces. These shifting volumes never touch each other, creating horizontal and vertical visual filters. The result is a bright and open architecture, with large green islands inspired by Californian gardens.
Among the several designs presented at the fair was this Gregor modular system created by Vincent van Duysen for Molteni&C.
It includes various straight, corner or peninsular units that can be mixed and matched together to give multiple combinations for a living space which is destined for conversation, reading or entertainment.
The steel base features a zinc finish, supported by small feet that recall Vincent Van Duysen’s most recent furniture designs – the Quinten sideboards or the Jan small tables which are covered in leather.
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