I MAESTRI Blog

  1. ADELE-C: DESIGN HERITAGE AND DISCREET ELEGANCE

    Adele Cassina is a storied name in the world of design. Her father, Cesare Cassina, was the leader of a group 
of enlightened entrepreneurs who ignited the Italian miracle of designer furniture in Brianza’s fertile production district. 
A remarkable story that got underway in the workshops of post WWII Italy, today brings thousands of visitors to Milan’s Salone del Mobile.

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  2. EMMEBI: CLEVER AND VERSATILE MODERN DESIGNS

    Originality, functionality, and essentiality: these have been EmmeBi's values in about 40 years of its history. The Company is currently led by two sisters who are going on their father's way to produce pieces of design. Their furniture is clever, versatile, and can be easily placed in every room – as they meet the needs of a contemporary lifestyle with attention and emotion.

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  3. BOFFI: STYLES OF THE PAST WITH CONTEMPORARY ADDITIONS

    Fratelli Boffi’s decorating concept focused on the shapes and decorative styles of the past: harmonious and reassuring, with contemporary additions. It's also visionary and engaging - merged to create an intriguing and treasured living space where differences are identified, resolved and revealed.

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  4. NEUTRA: STONE'S ENERGY AND WOOD’S WARMTH

    The purity of water, the energy of stones, and the warmth of wood: nature’s poetic language becomes the source of a pleasurable new approach to well being. NEUTRA is an original collection of bathroom furnishings and fittings whose harmony of shapes and spontaneity of materials reconcile the body and mind to the most authentic rhythms of life. The daily grooming and hygiene ritual changes into a holistic experience that brings all the senses into play. The bathroom is turned into scenario of intense personal emotions that restore the completeness of our own being in each of us.

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  5. SAHRAI: ADDING ELEGANCE TO YOUR ROOMS

    For more than a century the Sahrai family has been following their passion to create handmade rugs and carpets that help architects and interior designers create the perfect space in luxury residential and hospitality environments. Thanks to their colors, shapes and textures from traditional to contemporary, the Sahrai products fit the bill everywhere. The Sahrai brothers inherited from their family of Iranian origins the traditional know-how of carpet weaving combined with other Oriental weaving techniques learned during long journeys throughout Persia and the Caucasus. From their showroom based in Milan, they present the artworks of their two key collections: NOOR, featuring a perfect blend of the most refined Italian style and the work of the most enthusiastic craftspeople, and WALL2WALL, designed to meet the requirements of the contract world thanks to a sophisticated and innovative design.

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  6. Rivadossi: sculptural and design wood artworks

    Giuseppe Rivadossi founded its first atelier in 1978, in a town near Brescia in Northern Italy as a master at transforming blocks of solid wood into sculptural and design artworks. A tireless innovator and lover of beauty with decades of practice, Rivadossi continues to create his poetic wood sculptures and design objects with his sons to this day.

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  7. Oluce: An Icon in the History of Lighting Design

    Oluce, the oldest Italian lighting design company, has been active since 1945. It was established in Milan - the Italian capital of style, fashion and design. Oluce celebrated its first big success in 1951 at the IX Triennale in Venice with an indirect incandescent light object designed by Franco Buzzi. Since then, the company’s revolutionary vision and collaboration with many design icons has contributed to write pages in the history of design and a new language in lighting.

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  8. Launching I MAESTRI for Design Professionals

    After a few months of intense and exciting work, we're thrilled to launch our new business. We are a group of Italian and American investors and professionals with a passion for technology, new businesses, and creating exceptional customer experiences.

    With an appreciation for beautiful spaces, design, and great craftsmanship we've created I MAESTRI, a place where professional makers and designers (i.e. architects, interior designers, contractors, etc.) will be able to easily collaborate to create beautiful solutions for their clients.

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  9. Horm: Acclaimed Designers Meet Local Craftsmen

    In ancient Aramaic the word horm means “sacred place, with right to asylum”. Since 1989 HORM has been the "sacred place" in Northeastern Italy where internationally acclaimed architects, designers and artists have been working side by side with local skilled craftsmen to create exclusive products that, while thrusting their roots into the territory and maintaining their Italian style, can communicate with the world. Continue reading

  10. Cantori: Furniture from Ancient Craft Traditions

    Manufactured in the Conero Riviera, in central Italy, Cantori embodies and conveys the splendor of their surrounding landscape. The elegance of their products and extraordinary variety of their proposals epitomize the nature of this region rich in art, history, and ancient craft traditions. Since 1976 Cantori has been producing exclusive furniture and furnishing accessories according to these traditional craft techniques. Over the years they added state-of-the-art production technologies and environmental friendly systems to become today an ISO 14001 certified company.

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  11. Morelato: Artisan Master of Timeless Furniture

    Founded in the ‘30s as an artisan workshop near the city of Verona in Italy, Morelato – Ebanisteria Italiana has evolved over the years into a technologically advanced, forward-looking company of international level, while preserving their artisan mastery. The company combines ancient craft techniques with the requirements of a modern UNI EN ISO 9001 certified plant: Morelato's collection features a perfect blend of the most refined Italian style and the taste of contemporary life.

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  12. LaPalma: Designers Play with Machinery Technology

    Located near the city of Padua, in Northern Italy, lapalma has been designing stylish seating for the commercial and hospitality contract market since 1978. Combining wood with metal, leather, and fabrics to create timeless pieces of furniture with clean fluid lines, the sleek range of lapalma chairs, barstools and tables showcase a perfect combination of international design, traditional craftsmanship of the region, and high-end production and processing technologies like fully-electric CNC tube bending and laser tube cutting.

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  13. Sampietro 1927: Design Meets Metalworking

    Sampietro 1927 is located in the Province of Como, in the famous Italian Brianza district which is known worldwide for its beautiful landscape. It is the home for a high concentration of small producers and artisan labs specializing in silk, textile, wood, and iron products of unparalleled quality that has been exported to all corners of the world for centuries.

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