From the design mecca to the cultural metropolis
In the past 35 years, NOSTRAFORMA has developed from an Italian specialty shop
to an international operating e-commerce company, headquartered in Munich.
Today, we are one of the leading specialist dealers of designer lamps and
1972: Alfredo Cerchi founds a specialty shop for electrical goods in South
Tyrol, Italy. Soon, he expands the range of product and provides Italian
2001: The Cerchi family and thus the company move to Munich in order to benefit
from the location conditions in the heart of Europe, and to be able to establish
a strong position in the marketplace.
2006: The sons of the founder, Alexander, Patrick and Manuel, join the business
administration after having worked in the company for years.
2007: NOSTRAFORMA becomes premium dealer of Artemide lamps.
2010: NOSTRAFORMA relaunches with a new layout and in the languages German,
English and French. Demand is continually rising.
2011: The team grows to about 30 employees in the fields consulting, sales and
warehousing as well as the areas of editing, designing and developing.
Today, the family-run, high-growth company with Italian roots is a globally
successful online shop.
Alexander Cerchi, Geschäftsführer
Design is a matter of nice distinctions – so is corporate success.
15.000 designer products. 150 brand manufacturers. 35 years of family tradition.
1 common goal: To anchor design in people's lives and hearts. Our passion made
us grow to one of the leading specialist resellers of designer lamps, furniture
and accessories. To reach the fullest satisfaction of our customers, we combine
a wide range of renowned brand manufacturers, such as Artemide, Flos or Kartell,
with a selection of newcomers, such as Freedom of Creation or Tunto.
Our product range is characterized by award winning designs. Many of our
products have won prizes such as the Compasso d'Oro, the iF design award or the
red dot design award. In addition, some of them are exhibited in many important
museums worldwide such as MoMA.
NOSTRAFORMA provides all European lamp and furniture premium design brands.
We offer high-class design-related products for the home and workplace, directly
in our showroom located in Munich or in our online shop NOSTRAFORMA.
NOSTRAFORMA is built on reliable customer service in languages such as English,
German and French. This also means that we are not only selling designer lamps
and furniture, but we are experts of the design products and know most of the
manufacturers personally. Hence, our consulting relies on our experience and
expert knowledge. That are the nice distinctions, which set us apart from other
At our company headquarter in Munich we benefit from very good location
conditions and you can enjoy a great design experience in our 500 m² showroom.
Here you will find more than 1000 exhibited designer lamps and furniture.
Additionally, with an 1000 m² large high-bay warehouse we are enabled to provide
you short delivery times.
For NOSTRAFORMA, premium means to meet the highest demands on products and
Authentic people. Authentic love for design.
As one of the most important design dealers in Europe, we put emphasis on
consolidated company performances – from the professional consulting in German,
English and French over web development, design and editing up to our repair
workshop. In addition, our consultants are supported by computerized light
planning and by the know-how of inhouse electricians. Finally, we have a large
warehouse, from where all lamps and pieces of furniture are despatched.
NOSTRAFORMA employs around 30 members coming from various fields but sharing one
common goal: an interest in high-class design and the awareness of product and
The NOSTRAFORMA management:
Alfredo Cerchi was founder and managing director of the Lumen Lighting
Nostraforma GmbH & Co KG until 2018. In 1972 the young designer and amateur
architect established a company for electrotechnical goods, that has quickly
built a solid reputation in the design marketplace.
Alexander Cerchi is the commercial talent within the management. As the eldest
son and strategical visionary he soon recognized the company's potential, and
today takes the responsibility for the fast growth of the company.
Patrick Cerchi's sense for design and successful sales was virtually
predestinate. He grew up in the family-owned company, and has developed further
the Lumen Lighting Nostraforma GmbH & Co KG as a part of the managment since
Manuel Cerchi has grown up in the owned company. Together with his brothers he
has not only represented the company since 2006, but above all he fosters and
develops cooperation between the generations, that is characterized by the
combination of traditional values and modern technological possibilities.