Molteni

Uniting past and future design in the name of quality living

Molteni Facts

Founded

1934

HQ

Giussano, Italy

Showrooms

Milan, London, Paris, New York 

Market Sector

Furniture

Annual Turnover

€135 million

Featured Product

Company Profile

Molteni was founded in 1934 in Giussano, Brianza, just a few kilometres from Milan. The artisan’s workshop grew into a company and then into an international group, always combining innovative technology with traditional craftsmanship. In the 1950s, Molteni was a leader in the manufacture of classic bedroom furniture, before the mid-1960s brought a turning point. These were the years of Italy’s economic boom and change was in the air: it was the beginning of design on an industrial scale. Influential architects, interior designers and technical experts contributed to the products and their production, designing projects and refining prototypes in the factory.
Major assignments for the international contract market include the reconstruction of the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Italy, cruise ships for major cruise companies, hotels and apartment hotels all over the world.

Key People

CEO

Carlo Molteni

Creative Director

Vincent Van Duysen


Links

Molteni articles

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What design needs, says a museum director, is more of this sassy Italian term

Paris – For Olivier Gabet, the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, there's something timely about Tutto Ponti, the institution’s current exhibition.

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When off the shelf doesn’t cut it: the rise of project-specific furniture

New York City – As the redefinition of luxury leads to an increase in customized products, architects are collaborating with furniture brands for one-of-a-kind results.

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The best of IMM Cologne 2017

COLOGNE – The best of IMM considers what makes us feel most at home – whether at the office, in a concert hall, or out in the garden.

Arik Levy’s Hug Couch is submerged in the ceiling of the Molteni Headquarters.
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Glass Cube by Ron Gilad

Ron Gilad has reinterpreted Molteni&C’s new showroom with a witty twist. For the 400 m2 exhibition space at the Giussano production unit, Gilad approached themes of Molteni&C’s …

28.280 by Omer Arbel at the V&A. Photo Susan Smart.
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LDF: Top Ten Installations

Compared to the spread of projects on show for London Design Festival’s 10th anniversary, this year was a quieter affair. The V&A Museum presented some food for thought and 100% Design marked …

Ron Gilad's designs for Molteni & C are currently featured in the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique windows.
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45°/vetrina by Ron Gilad for Molteni & C

This year the Israeli designer Ron Gilad, whose surreal world we dropped in on for St-W #90, is adding 45°/vetrina to his Grado° collection for Molteni & C.

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