Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the recognized leaders in Italian industrial design.
Guided by the insight and wonderful entrepreneurship abilities of the
founder, Aurelio Zanotta, beginning in the 1960s it won and has held the
international spotlight. This was thanks to its products: emblematic
for both their formal and technological innovations.
In the late 1980s Aurelio Zanotta gave the following explanation of
his success. "During the 1950s and 1960s the furniture and furnishing
accessories industry was bubbling over with creativity. Some firms which
currently are leaders in the industrial design field and have gained
international stature were sharp enough then to grasp the crux of the
design and manufacturing problem. It was possible to produce both
profits and culture, at the same time."
Internationally famed architects and designers have always been called
in to create the products. Some of them are: Achille Castiglioni, Gae
Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Alessandro Mendini,
Andrea Branzi, Giuseppe Terragni, Carlo Mollino, Max Bill, De
Pas-D'Urbino-Lomazzi, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, Alfredo Häberli, Roberto
Barbieri, Ross Lovegrove...
Today's collection comprises these furniture types: armchairs, sofas,
beds, storage units, bookcases, chairs, tables, coffee-tables and
Diverse manufacturing technologies are employed. In harmony with the
corporate philosophy aimed at R&D, they allow the advanced use of a
host of materials, like metals (aluminum alloy, stainless steel, brass,
bronze, etc.), plastics, glass, marble, granite, wood, fabrics and