Zanotta – unique furniture design in italian style
The Italian traditional company Zanotta has seduced design aficionados worldwide since its foundation in 1954 with original and elegant pieces of furniture. Since then, together with its team, the founder of the company Aurelio Zanotta enrichies the design world with extravagant designs that unite quality, function, durability and creativity and were awarded numerous design prices like the Compasso d'Oro, the Good Design Award, the ADI Design Index and the Young & Design Award.
Renowned designers create pioneering design objects
One of the most popular and visionary creations by Zanotta is the Sacco, a funny seat that turned seating into a playful activity and was awarded the Compasso d'Oro already in the seventies. The creative heads behind this unconventionnal seat were Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro. Other classical seats for example the stools Mezzadro and Sella by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni are a real optical pleasure for anyone who enjoys looking at successful designs. The unusual stool Mezzadro in fire engine red is polyvalent and recognizable. Sella is a stool that was very soon viewed as an alternative seating solution up to satify anyone looking for originality. Its extravagant seat in shape of a bike-seat is an eye-catcher. The exclusive designs of Carlo Mollino like the seats Ardea, Gilda or the coffee table Arabesco upgrade any interior.
Zanotta – the story of the company
As in 1954 Aurelio Zanotta founded the company Zanotta in Nova Milanese, Italy, he laid a milestone in italian design history. In the beginning the company produced mostly couchs and seats. Only from 1960 on did Zanotta create pieces of furniture that showed revolutionary shapes with the aid of new technology. For this Zanotta obtained international recognition. However the most pioneering collection by Zanotta was launched in 1988 and was called „Zanotta Edizioni“. All the design objects of the series are mostly hand-made and look like works of art. Meanwhile, Zanotta has a very diverse and broad range of design furniture and sells it in over 60 countries in the world. Diverse technologies are applied to produce the Zanotta design objects made from a variety of materials like wood, leather, marble, metal, plastic and glass. Today Zanotta stands for creations in a typically Italian style. World famous architects and designers like Achille Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Alessandro Mendini und Enzo Mari contributed to the renown of Zanotta.