Minotti was founded by Alberto Minotti in the 1948. The artisan-scale workshop grew quickly and, starting in the ‘60s, became more industrialized in character and size. The next phase of development fell to Renato and Roberto Minotti, who, after the premature death of their father in 1991, took over the reins of the business and began a process of growth and expansion into international markets.

Renato and Roberto Minotti are responsible for the corporate strategy and share the creative vision with architect Rodolfo Dordoni, who was appointed Art Director and coordinator of all company collections in 1998. Central to the Minotti identity is the full expression of the “Made in Italy” concept, which today permanently melds tradition and technology. The skills of artisan craftsmen are employed to finish a product created by modern technology; the intelligence of the hands balances industrial precision with sensitivity and emotion.

Added to this high degree of knowledge is intensive research into material and technological solutions that elevate the talent for impeccable details in a conceptual commitment to excellence, that involves every area of the company. Timeless design, unrivaled comfort, reliability and durability are easily-recognized style features of the Minotti collections – all of it proudly and honestly “Made in Italy”.

Built in over 50 years of work, the prestige and credibility of the brand take off since 1980, helped by the communicative efficacy of sophisticated photographic catalogs and technical manual. The promotion of events from creative and cultural worlds reinforces Boffi’s identity: an example, the pioneering trend of leaving the fair during the Salone del Mobile in Milan to choose representative locations in the city. It is the beginning of a new phase which finds energy and inspiration in the artistic direction of Piero Lissoni.


Minotticucine is based in San Pietro, in the province of Verona, Italy. A close distance to the headquarters is the church of San Giorgio, which is a source of inspiration for Minotticucine. The majesty of San Giorgio church, whose main expression is the massive and vertical presence of the bell tower, has inspired Minotticucine to design large, thick volumes for their kitchens. Minotticucine embraces a custom-made approach with each project being unique; designed and manufactured to satisfy every single customer individually.

The areas surrounding San Pietro have always been recognized as those where stone is treated and cut, with local culture traditionally relying on the wisdom and high quality of master craftsmen. Since the 1960s and 1970s, Minotticucine has followed this age-old tradition and designed kitchens with stone worktops and in-turn sinks too. The company now also produces stone fronts to the cabinetry, thus creating a truly unique product that last for generations. A kitchen that has been exposed to the elements for 10 years in the company’s garden is timeless evidence of this history and lasting technique.

The result of the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, the Group founded in 1966 has built its success on the ability to represent contemporary culture through design and to anticipate trends, in a constant attempt to respond to the evolution of taste and the needs of the inhabit.

The mission of B&B Italia is to create the most innovative, iconic and timeless pieces of design furniture in order to inspire people around the globe through the power of the best creative minds, unparalleled R&D, industrial know-how and Made in Italy quality that make B&B Italia one of the world’s premier design companies.

From a time-established partnership forged with architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, in the 1960s, the company has focused constantly on experimentation and research into the materials and finishes used to construct the spaces of everyday life. Over the years, this impressive level of creative and technological experimentation has brought Lualdi into collaborations with some of the world’s most influential contemporary architects.

Passion, quality, technological innovation, production flexibility, and environmental sustainability are the values that underpin the exclusive vision adopted by the company, now in its fifth generation.

At every stage of Gaggenau appliances’ production, a craftsperson examines their work using hand and eye, seeking imperfections. This constant quality control protects an exceptional reputation built by hand, since 1683.

In over 330 years of constant change, Gaggenau has learned that there are only three sacred constants in the production of the exceptional: the vision of the designer, the quality of materials and the skill of the craftsperson.

Gaggenau appliances are designed to perform exceptionally, inspiring the private chef to create masterpieces as accomplished as those emerging from the professional kitchen.

Located in Iperó, the countryside state of São Paulo, Artefacto’s factory is responsible for developing, crafting and maintaining the demanding quality standard that makes the company the industry leader.

Adopting exclusively raw materials certified by agencies such as Ibama, the manufacturing process involves various stages, from the frames of the furniture to the upholstery and finishes, integrating manual work and technology according to the design and function of each piece.

The unique feature of Artefacto furniture is achieved by the union of modern and traditional such as high-tech designs and custom-built pieces, hand-held tools and large manufacturing machinery.