Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the recognized leaders in Italian industrial design since ever.
Guided by the insight and wonderful entrepreneurship abilities of the founder, Aurelio Zanotta, starting from the 1960s it won and has held the international spotlight, thanks to its products: these are emblematic from the viewpoint of formal innovation as well as of technological research, aiming at a continuous evolution in the materials quality and in the production processes.
The founding values of the Zanotta identity are accompanied by the capability to intercept the cultural and social changes that affect the culture of living, in homes and work spaces. This peculiar attitude allows the company to implement a constant interpretation of the contemporary taste.
In the late 1980s Aurelio Zanotta gave the following explanation of the success gained by the company: "During the 1950s and 1960s the furniture and furnishing accessories industry was bubbling over with creativity. Some firms which currently are leaders in the industrial design field and have gained international stature were sharp enough then to grasp the crux of the design and manufacturing issue. It was possible to produce both profits and culture, at the same time."
Internationally famed architects and designers have always been called in to create the products. Some of them are: Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Carlo Mollino, De Pas-D’Urbino-Lomazzi, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, Alfredo Häberli, Roberto Barbieri, Ross Lovegrove, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, Ora Ïto, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, Damian Williamson.
Many iconic products became established over the years of the Zanotta history, i.e. from design classics have really become long-sellers pieces.
Today's collection comprises these furniture types: armchairs, sofas, beds, storage units, bookcases, chairs, ..