Known as one of the few Italian firm which, from the Sixties on, have contributed to the birth and diffusion of the Italian furniture design, nowadays Acerbis is an extremely dynamic reality, always ready to read the signals of a rapidly changing world. The main guideline for each new Acerbis product is the constant tension towards innovation, together with the continuous search for a connection with the surrounding reality, which determines the evolution of housing and furniture design. The use of new materials, the study of new systems of opening and assembly, the proposal of new models and new aesthetics are the result of a lively and fertile collaboration with designers of world-wide renown or younger talents, and characterize the wide and eclectic Acerbis collection from its very beginning. The core-business is based on the production of cabinet furniture, which are almost entirely designed and manufactured inside the firm. There, the most innovative industrial technology goes along with the tradition and technical and handicraft techniques as they’ve been handed down from generation to generation, starting from the first laboratory founded in 1870 by Benvenuto Acerbis, grandfather of Lodovico Acerbis, the current owner.
The firm operates both in Italy, which represents the main market with the 30% of turnover, and in the rest of the world, thanks to a network of a selected retailers. With the arrival of Lodovico’s son Enrico, who takes care of the marketing and works along with his father for the product strategies, and of his brother and architect Marco, which collaborates for the design of the new models, the firm enters in its fourth generation well ready to face the present-days challenges.
Acerbis, tradition and innovation since 1870
by Enrico Morteo
The origins. From the first laboratory to the factory in Seriate. In 1870, Benvenuto Acerbis starts the homonymous carpenter’s laboratory in Albino, at the entrance of Val ..