- The passion for the family, for new ideas, for each project that becomes a piece of furniture, for the raw material that becomes an object, for the sea raised by the wind…. And for anything could be an icon for a reality in evolution…. Those feelings and lot more have characterized the human and professional history of Mr.Giorgio Cattelan, founder of the worldwide leader Companies in the production and distribution of furniture complements.
The last of a seven-brother family, son of a famous carpenter in Thiene, small village near Vicenza, Mr. Giorgio Cattelan has grown up with the wooden flavour and the art of furniture creation. This is a tradition still alive in 5 out 6 brothers.
CATTELAN ITALIA was founded in 1979 from an idea of Mr, Giorgio and Mrs. Silvia Cattelan. They started to introduce into the market small marble complements and table in different sizes for export markets.
In 1989, in order to face market needs, the collection improved with the offer of dining tables, chairs, bookcase sand other complements. They have worked all materials – wood, glass, metal, leather – with taste and style and a important attention to the comfort.
“the house is the icon of loved belongings – says Mr. Giorgio Cattelan – is a word where everybody want to be closed to comfortable elements. The “beautiful” for me is above all “functionality”.
THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY
In 1995 Lorenzo and Paolo Cattelan – Giorgio’s sons – stared to be part of the Company supporting their father in the management of the different department.
Lorenzo works on the image of the brand - as creative person as he is – and in 2002 moved ion Tuscany – in the region of the Chianti DOCG wine – to manage a huge vineyard and an agriturismo in centenary farm.
After buying in January 2011 of the famous Florentine company ARKETIPO – well known all over the world for its product sophistication, Cattelan Italia enter into the design upholstery world. At the top of Artketipo is Lorenzo supported by his father.
Paolo since the first day in Cattelan has been working in the commercial area; he is a huge expert of all markets, he travels a lot to consolidate the top partners and know new booming markets. Paolo Cattelan is today a key person in the commercial and design evolution of the company; he is protagonist of distribution, design and style choices.
A NO BORDERS BUSINESS
Today Cattelan Italia is an icon in evolution, It exports in 150 Countires in the world with more than 350 high qualified dealers; this company from Veneto is still in evolution opening new markets and consolidating the most strategical ones. It has a no borders distribution net which has the support of professional agents working in different markets. Cattelan Italia is participating in the main international exhibitions as Milan, Cologne, Paris, Valencia, Moscow, Courtrai … Very important strategical points are the product versatility, the flexibility and the saleability of the products and the decision to invest in the brand image thanks to the business and financial solidity.
THE VALUE OF THE BRAND
For Cattelan Italia the sense of living the house and furnishing is something precious and spontaneous. It is design and a lot more. It creates a functional and beautiful lifestyle that gives the emotion of the research.
Cattelan Italia represents the essentiality through the furniture, complements, colors…solid fundaments like the history of the Company.