Knowing how to choose the most suitable materials,
knowing how to combine them and then how to work with them
in order to create unique products
meant to last over time.
Wood is our main material. We look for it in the most famous Brianza veneers (which is the same as saying in the world). We choose it with care, for each of our customers and for each job order, taking into account the project for which it is to be used. We select all the veneer sheets for each package, by hand, before the watchful eyes of our dressmaker, who eliminates the slight defects found and sews them together according to the requested effect (grain continuity, mirrored strips, running strips, etc.).
We use mainly 2 mm high-quality veneers, but also slabs, plywood panels and solid wood. Wood in all shapes. For the solid wood parts that are not seen, such as frames, we use only fir from Fiemme Valley with reafforestation certification. For the yachts, we use only okoume marine plywood or pre-treated teak solid wood so that its natural oiliness does not come to the surface.
We work only with precious wood: from local types of wood to exotic wood, from the national walnut to teak, up to solid ebony. We like calling ourselves a contemporary cabinet-making workshop because we use the most precious types of wood for outstanding craft work.
The internal painting department is one of the feathers in our cap. In 1959, we were the first to use polyester paint for furniture. Today, we still use it for the 100 gloss, but we use mainly water paint and, upon customers’ requests, we can use oil varnish, spray paint and hot paint. Wood becomes smooth, smells of citrus fruit and stands any type of scratch. With simple maintenance using wax, it gets old without wrinkling.
The wood processing chain is 100% in-house: solid wood cutting, panel gluing and pressing, processes with numerical control machine tools, edgebanding, smoothing, painting, pre-assembly on bench by the carpenter.
The other materials
We use and work with (almost) all the materials that go well with wood from covering materials such as leather and fabrics to sheepskin, a very rare process that we preserve almost zealously still today.
We work with metals compatible with our machines, such as certain aluminium operations, whereas for the other operations, over the years, we have selected a network of suppliers highly specialised in premium-quality metal supplies throughout Northern Italy.
We use stones and marble for both traditional architectural functions (floors and cladding) and inside furniture (special surfaces, treated backgrounds, etc.).
Glass and mirroring or reflecting surfaces are also frequently integrated in our projects to diffuse light or the images projected.
The research and development of new materials and new machining technologies for interiors accompany every project, often thanks to materials borrowed from other sectors in order to use them in a different way.
The pencil drawing – the lapis as it is called in Florence – is our main instrument, present at all the stages- from the survey step through the first design idea, the correction of the first two-dimensional and three-dimensional models to CAD, up to the management of the checks in the different production and site stages. Everything in pencil; only the point changed and sometimes the colour.
The second essential instrument is the hand – ‘hand intelligence’ – of the master carpenter. Years of experience for training ten fingers and the head that controls them.
Then, there are obviously machines for doing woodwork. These machines are the result of the creative and technological intelligence of the Brianza industrial district, a world leader in this sector. From the first machines that Grandpa Walter went to buy by bike up to the latest purchase of NC work units.
We are wood tailors and, as such, we develop specific painting samples for the customer to approve, for each single job order.
Before starting production, samples undergo different resistance tests to light, abrasion, and absorption of aggressive liquids or dyes. When requested by the customer, such samples are also sent to specific external certification authorities in order to assess compliance with Italian, European or international reference standards.
Upon request (generally, for public or commercial spaces), fire resistance according to European standards is also tested and the relevant classification (B or C class) is stated.