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Craftsmanship, design and innovation: a historic brand that has made the Made in Italy
Zanotta is an Italian company in the furniture industry, best known for his contribution to the evolution of Italian design in the fifties and sixties.
Founded by Aurelio Zanotta, the company immediately started to engage in the production process known names in Italian design and architecture. Among them, Achille Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Alessandro Mendini, Cats - Paolini - Theodore, Andrea Branzi, Giuseppe Terragni, Carlo Mollino, De Pas D'Urbino-Lomazzi, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari , Ross Lovegrove.
The company's success in the field of design has been recognized with three golden compasses: the first, in 1968, to Roberto Menghi Guscio hut, the second in 1979 for the hanger Shanghai De Pas, D'Urbino, Lomazzi , and the third, in 1987, for the famous Tonietta chair by Enzo Mari.
Since 1989, the company has added to a collection second line of products, Zanotta Edizioni, less tied to industrial design and more influenced by applied. The production for this line is largely carried out using traditional techniques, and is limited edition.
Zanotta produces with different technologies, not bound to one type of material or process as other companies in the same sector (eg, Bonacina Pierantonio and Kartell), ranging from plastic to metal, stone, fabrics and wood.
Several pieces of Zanotta are exhibited at MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Design Museum in London, the Taideteollisuusmuseo Konstindustrimuseet of Helsinki and at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.