These Italian furniture brands represent 10 of the best of those design-minded flag bearers.
Known for: Confident, statement Italian style with a penchant for 20th century Maximalism
Exquisite, channel-tufted sofas, sculptural metallic table lamps and dining tables delicately trimmed with decorative glass panels – not bad for an Italian brand which started as life as a small pottery workshop. Marioni, the first on our list of Italian furniture brands, has come a long way in the last 5 decades (it was founded in 1966) and, whilst its brand name might not be as well known as the designer style it evokes, its pieces are no less impressive.
Its Maximalist tendencies (just look to its brilliantly named Notorious collection) showcase a confidence in its abilities as well as an appreciation of the Modernism movement which Italy contributed to greatly. Monochrome striped marble furniture recalls the Memphis Movement, metallic elements nod to Carlo Scarpa architecture and Milo Baughmann-esque swivel chairs complete the collection. Traditional Italian design characterises the rest of its range but it’s these statement pieces which really inspire.