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The Top Italian Furniture Designers

By Nathan Hall

Italy has been known throughout the centuries for producing some of the most creative and influential designs in a wide variety of industries. In modern times, Italians are known for producing luxury cars, high fashion, top-of-the-range shoe designs, luxurious ceramics and household appliances. Furniture design is no exception and for those in the know, Italian furniture designers rank as some of the best in the world. If you are looking for unique style, excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail, these are some of the top Italian designers that you can consider.


Bonaldo was first established in 1936 and is an international award-winning design house. The current collections reflect a high-tech approach and modern designs with furniture creations that have great visual impact. There is a strong emphasis on shapes and lines, and the furnishings of Bonoldo are suited to any modern contemporary home. Bonaldo uses a wide range of different materials and is known for their experimental work in combining different alloys to produce surprising results. Many of the designs are cast from aluminium, flexible cold-pressed polyurethane, and propylene. Handmade craftsmanship ensures high quality which the company has been known for, for decades.

Gallotti & Radice

Gallotti & Radice is an established business that has worked in crystal furnishings since the 1950s. The company has partnered with a number of well-known international designers over the years to produce impressive collections. While their fundamental material is crystal, this has been combined with metal, wood and other materials in a wide range of applications. The home furnishings are highly decorative and include lamp stands, chandeliers, ornaments, modular partitions and other complementary furnishings. In recent years, they have also expanded into corporate office furnishings.

La Palma

La Palma is a design firm that has been a leader in the furniture design industry for more than 30 years. Their furniture designs incorporate a broad range of materials and the emphasis on quality can be clearly seen in the finished product. From the sourcing of the raw materials to the actual manufacturing process, strict quality control measures are maintained. La Palma designs furniture suited to contemporary homes and their designs can be seen in hotels around the world. Part of their ethos is creating furniture that is not only aesthetically beautiful but also functional. They hold an ISO9001 certificate and have a strong tradition of quality customer service.


MisuraEmme is a traditional Italian design house that has been creating luxurious furniture items since 1939. Over the years, the company’s dedication to learning new skills and techniques has resulted in it becoming an industrial leader in furniture design. The traditional values and craftsmanship combined with more modern manufacturing techniques has resulted in furniture items that are exclusive and of exceptional quality. The company specializes in the design of walk-in closets, storage and shelving systems, sofa designs, bedroom furnishings and complementary items. The designs have a distinctive modern feel about them yet they incorporate excellent functional details.

I 4 Mariani

The company was founded in 1957 when four brothers decided to combine their expertise in furniture design and manufacturing. Since then the business has expanded its range as it developed a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the city of Milan. Even in using modern technology, they have not lost the tradition of fine craftsmanship and this is particularly evident the high-quality designs. I 4 Mariani is particularly well known for their leatherwork and upholstery. They design furnishings suitable for homes, offices and upmarket hotels.


Fimar is an Italian furniture design company that was established in the 1960s. They specialize in living room and bedroom furniture, and have a wide range of unique and functional designs. They use wood extensively in their designs and most furniture items reflect a natural look. In bedroom furnishings, they specialize in wardrobes and bed designs. For the living room, furniture items include advanced TV stands, shelving and storage systems. Their stand designs allow you to adjust the height and settings of the system using a remote control to meet your needs. Tables chairs and sofas are available in complementary designs.


Bontempi is a family-run Italian furniture design business. They manufacture a wide range of furniture items for all rooms in a home. The tables, chairs, sofas, beds and complementary furniture items manufactured at Bontempi are modern in design and suitable to upscale apartments, condos and homes. Quality finishes and unique design features are proud trademarks of the Bontempi business.

Italydesign is located in the San Francisco Bay Area approximately 15 minutes from San Francisco in the East Bay City of Emeryville between Oakland and Berkeley. We have one of the largest showroom/warehouse facilities for high -style modern Italian furniture in the USA. We a carry a large variety of modern barstools, dining room tables, bedroom furniture, leather sofas and leather beds. For more information about our products and services visit us online!

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