Company Profile since 1956 until today.
Maddalena Corti De Padova, together with her husband Fernando, begins her activity through the import of furniture and objects from Scandinavia, to be sold in the store in Via Montenapoleone in Milan and distributed in Italy.
Maddalena De Padova meets Hermann Miller and the architects and designers Charles Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard. Her husband establishes the modern furniture manufacturing factory I.C.F. De Padova in order to produce in Italy the office furniture of the Hermann Miller’s collection on license. The collection is launched in another store opened in Via Montenapoleone and distributed by I.C.F. De Padova.
A new and spacious showroom is opened in corso Venezia 14 in Milan, where the collections of home and office furniture produced by I.C.F. De Padova are showed.
After the death of her husband, Maddalena De Padova directs by herself the activity of the production and distribution of Miller’s products in Italy.
She starts up the “Edizioni De Padova”, and increases the collection importing furniture and objects to distribute for exclusive in Italy, totally new products for the Italian market.
Free from I.C.F., Maddalena continues her deep research of innovative objects, introducing in our country a new concept of living.
Maddalena launches her first own production branded “Edizioni De Padova”, in cooperation with the most famous designers in the world such as Achille Castiglioni, Dieter Rams and especially Vico Magistretti, who designs most of the new collection.
De Padova introduces a new collection of office furniture (home/office) which means a revolution in the traditional concept of office and encounters the new demand of taste and working of the last years.
The area of the ex-factory I.C.F. in Vimodrone, near ..