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History of Mantellassi 1926

Without history there is no identity.
of ambassador of Italian design "in style" in the world. The Mantellassi adventure begins in 1926, with intertwined destinies with romantic features and almost fairy-tale family chronicles. A decidedly positive message, which encourages new recruits decade after decade to continue the journey with confidence and optimism.

Today at the head of the company Nicola Remo Mantellassi , fourth generation, and his wife Roberta .
They work together with a group of collaborators built to achieve a single goal: to acquire ever higher skills in a world that is no longer just about sofas and armchairs, but collections that include total look furnishings, studied in detail to be unique and reflect an overwhelmingly characterizing luxury.
The furnishing proposals are rich in artistic suggestions, from the single piece to the turnkey, for exclusive environments destined to last over time.

From the bedroom to the living room, from the study to the dining area, from the kitchen to the bathroom, whether it's a private home, a yacht, a public space or a hotel.
Mantellassi 1926 entrusts production to authentic master craftsmen of the ancient Tuscan school: smelters, patinators, chisellers, cabinet makers, experts in the art of carpentry, wrought iron and light, all striving for a quality of execution sublime, creating pieces that play on the expectations of those who love the 'made in Italy' style, in a continuous dialectic between craftsmanship and industry.

With a strictly all-Italian production, a real luxury that few companies can still afford.
And it provides architects, interior designers, contractors and end customers with a work team that can design every single piece of furniture in a completely personalized way, combining the ideas of the customers with the classic styles of the Neo Baroque and Decor Glamor concepts.
This is the great 'Italian know-how' of Mantellassi 1926 : projects that start from an emotional core that is not necessarily symmetrical and that go towards paths of reinterpretation in an artistic key of different styles, in which craftsmanship and attention to the trend dialogue to express an idea of ​​high level interior design.
It is the culture of the project, in all its aspects, the central pivot around which Mantellassi 1926 .

In this, the collaboration with the major international architectural firms was the keystone of its growth. Everything that comes from the planning and creativity of this lively production reality is the result of a passion and a lifestyle, a legacy of generations, which translates the author's language with free interpretation.

90 years "in style"

First after war.

The manufacturing production of the province of Pistoia stands out for its vitality is innovation. In the districts of Quarrata, Agliana and Montale groups of artisans that reconstitute small companies specialized in weaving and handicraft furniture processing.
In the early years of the fascist period the new activities began to have a real growth productive. Thanks to the job opportunities that emerge, a process of urbanization takes place populations rural.

Second after war.

The integration of small production centers creates specialized centers in the production and trade of furniture and furnishing objects. Those are the first furniture factories sketches of specialized industries, to represent the common thread that unites Quarrata, Agliana e Montale and a constitute a trait d’union with the Prato area in a continuum of homes, laboratories, factories, stores, deposits, intersected by fields and living spaces.
In this context, a small village was born in Quarrata i whose inhabitants from peasants have become artisans, the Mantellassi industry , founded on 8 April 1926 from a valiant upholsterer, Macario Mantellassi , from his son Remo and his wife, Elisa , which in a first moment it concretely helps to finance the company and subsequently to guide its fate.
Elisa is not just one of the many examples of women-managers ante litteram, often forgotten or disregarded by historiography economic and social situation of those times. It is also a beautiful example of the importance they have had and continue to have women in the management and success of the Mantellassi industry 1926 , from his origins up to today.
At the head of the company, Nicola, Remo Mantellassi and his wife Roberta Mantellassi , fourth generation, work together with a team of motivated and dedicated employees to achieve a single objective: to acquire very high skills in a world that no longer concerns only sofas e armchairs, but collections that include complete and selected furnishings, pieces that draw all the environments, studied in detail to be unique and reflect a way of experiencing luxury discreet, yet so overbearingly characterizing.

Elements of Excellence

From the genesis of Mantellassi 1926 , the search for excellence in materials has always been one of the challenges e of the crucial aspects of creating beautiful and durable furnishings. Prerogative inherent in DNA company. Mantellassi 1926 , today as yesterday, chooses the highest quality materials, leaving them pure and unaffected so that they can show their intrinsic characteristics.

It continues to select fine woods and hand-made veneers for each object it produces, screening them for cut, color and texture. It uses solid brass hardware, beveled glass and the most precious stones, as well as hand-made carvings.

Furnishings, therefore, absolutely authentic, that from industrial products become artistic products, destined to be the antiques of tomorrow.

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Technology

Technology derives from the Greek τεχνολογία, literally "discourse (or reasoning) about art", where with art up until the XVIIIth century was meant the know-how, what today is called technical.

And technique means any organized and codified method to achieve a defined purpose. The word technology therefore indicates the cataloging and systematic study of techniques, often referred to a certain specific area.

Mantellassi 1926 takes up this ancient concept and by technology means the sum of the technical characteristics, processes and methods used in the manufacture of the furnishings and in the search for high quality standards.

In the Gello-Pistoia plant, it is immediately apparent how much the technology supports manual work, to always carry out the various processing phases with maximum precision. Furthermore, numerical control machines limit human error.

Quality without compromise

Mantellassi 1926's dedication to uncompromising realization ensures that the object is made with excellent quality.

From defect-free materials to the ancient techniques of padding, cabinetry and coating, each piece is worked to create an image beyond fashion, for years to come.

Qualità senza compromessi

Atelier

Following the new marketing directions undertaken, Mantellassi 1926 included in the staff the figure of the person responsible for floors and decorations in wood, stone, steel and brass.

The various proposals, currently in the project, are divided as follows.

Progenie: puzzles to choose from woods, marbles, metals and leather, assembled on tiles of different sizes. The drawings are the most varied, with references to the extraordinary Florentine Renaissance masterpieces.

Marqueterie: inlay made with different essences, designed as a central decorative element.

Geometric inlay: executed with a single type of wood, to be chosen among the noblest as Oak, American Walnut, Oak, American Cherry, Teak, Ipe and many others. Workings such as heavy sandblasting and manual buffing enhance this type of surface.

Old wood floors: starting from time to time by the availability of ancient woods (including Teak, Walnut, Oak), restoration and assembly operations are carried out, according to a project that takes into account the characteristics of the material found. For example, floors with Oak recovered from old barrels were created, with the incredible color of the must.

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atelier mntellassi

Design Legacy

Mantellassi Arredi dal 1926

1926

The early years

Macario Mantellassi, great upholsterer, founded in 1926 in Quarrata, just outside Florence, a company of interior joinery and doors. The following year he made his first piece of furniture, a sofa bed combined with a bookcase, called "GIREVOLE".
His son Remo, after graduating in Architecture at the University of Florence, joins his father at work as a carpenter, along with his wife Elisa.

1930 / 1940

The modern movement - the 1930s

Mantellassi ventures into the modern style with his interpretation of Art Deco, including several pieces designed by Remo who, when his father dies, becomes the company's president. In this way he launched a complete line of bedrooms, starting with designs by designers and furnishings selected by well-known modernists of 1932, thus collaborating in the debut of the modern movement on the Italian market. Then comes the Ottoman collection, the first of its kind in Italy. In 1932 the design is mainly Bauhaus, produced by master upholsterers and cabinet makers identified in the Tuscan district. Two years later Mantellassi introduced a rationalist furnishing line.

Mantellassi Arredi dal 1926
Mantellassi Arredi dal 1926

1940 / 1950

The era of war

In 1941, over 500 objects collected by Mantellassi, are formally organized and displayed in Tuscany. Mantellassi introduces the steel collection, the first real modern collection produced in the Tuscan region. In 1948, immediately after the Second World War, the company popularized neoclassical design with the introduction of its "Palladio" collection, based on the careful and exhaustive study of countless original works in museums. The well-known designer, Giuseppe Terragni, joined forces with Mantellassi in 1951, with the first Scandinavian collection for the Italian market. In 1959, Carlo Mantellassi joined the company, beginning to produce a simpler and more price-conscious collection, structuring the company into three divisions: Wood wholesale, retail and Furnishing Industry.

1960 / 1970

An era of expansion

Carlo Mantellassi assumes the presidency of the company in 1960, on the death of his father. Identify new market niches and expand the range with new collections. Mantellassi opens a production unit for expanded polyurethane in Quarrata, together with some friends and competitors, in a joint effort to create a product quality excellence. The new proposals in the 60s and 70s include the Shabby chic and Barocca collections, and Mantellassi stands out in particular also due to the introduction in 1969 of the post-modern collection.
Mantellassi Arredi dal 1926
Mantellassi Arredi dal 1926

80s, 90s, 2000s

The fourth generation

In 1980, the interior design Tiziano Lera designed a collection of 12 armchairs, simply known as "parrots", and living room items in the style of Avant Garde. The following year, Nicola, son of Carlo Mantellassi, joined the company and launched the "Antiqua" collection: one of the most revolutionary dining tables, floor lamps and chairs never produced before, pieces that reproduce originals found in famous castles . The strong consensus gained from this collection, produced in wood and bronze, reaffirms the importance of Mantellassi's work with world-renowned international designers, such as Antonio Arena. At the end of the 1980s, Roberta, Nicola's wife, made her debut as director of the research and development department. A significant support that starts with the launch of the "Romantica" collection: an idea of ​​continental furnishing with cues from the archives of the most famous design studios in the world. In 1996 “Patina” was reintroduced, a memorable Mantellassi collection, with a vintage look, more livable and an excellent quality / price ratio. In the same year, the opening of the Shop in Shop in Almaty, Kazakhstan, represents a milestone in the Mantellassi distribution strategy. "Etnica" is born, a collection that includes furniture in oriental, Arabic and African style.

2000 / 2015

Design Glamor, global openings

During this decade, Mantellassi debuted with a series of collections thanks to a series of famous designers, such as Samuele Mazza, Alessio Mazza, Manzoni and Tapinassi, Gianfranco Gualtierotti, Andrea Perra , Martina Collina. In 2005, Mantellassi launched the "DecoGlam" collection inspired by the classic European decò style, with a touch of Glamor; in 2008/2009 this collection is extended up to 300 pieces, entering the field of Total Look. During the same period, the company supplies the furnishings to various boutiques, hotels and restaurants, working on unique and celebrated pieces in the market. This last era has seen a succession of international showroom openings; Moscow and three cities in China, with the introduction of the latest masterpiece, the "Flair" collection.

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Our future

After four generations at the helm of this industrial group and with the fifth facing the threshold of 90 years of history, the philosophies that are the basis of the success that the world of furniture tribute to Mantellassi 1926 are always the same: passion, elegance, uniqueness, authenticity.These features are found in every detail of the collections, residential furnishings, hotel, naval and commercial projects.Always Mantellassi 1926 is a recognizable stylistic, design and production point of reference, which takes into strong consideration the secular Tuscan history, mother of infinite genius ideas adopted by the company's current designers, who mix glitter and classic to get a glamorous look.
For the next generation, Nicola and Roberta Mantellassi are building a new exclusive venue, where history and technology are pulsating and produce an uninterrupted flow of innovation. A place to appreciate the softness of a certain velvet, the virtuosity of a particular carving, the preciousness of an inlay in precious materials, the mastery of a very fine thread embroidery, and understand that these are just some of the many factors that identify the luxury.
Buying luxury doesn't just mean ostentation, but above all the satisfaction of owning an 'original' piece to be handed down from generation to generation.
For those who have learned the true spirit of the concept of luxury, it is a privilege to be able to extend it to the loved ones and live it in their own environments. Mantellassi 1926 knows exactly how to interpret the aspirations of lovers of luxury and knows how to provide answers in perfect harmony with their desires.