Giovanni Bonacina started his business in 1889 in Lurago d’Erba, located in a hilly, fertile part of the area north of Milan known as Brianza.
Railway-car at the end of XIX century
Work shop Bonacina in the 20’es.
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“Margherita”, design by Franco Albini.
MOMA, New York.
VITRA, Weihl Am Rhein.
Triennale Design Museum Milan.
With the assurance of the success of the past two generations he found himself in the unique position of taking the company towards the future by re-proposing selected historic pieces in updated ways and by continuing to work with important designers in innovative ways.
A successful family business is based upon belief your family’s way of thinking, working and relating to others. It is a result of investing in your place of origin, while at the same time understanding you are part of a larger context.
Madonna, XX century icon, photographed by Tom Munro for Elle magazine.
As result of growing up in a family business and having enhanced his creative sensibility by studying interior design, Elia Bonacina takes his place in the company in 2012 designing ERIS©.
Vittorio Bonacina by acquiring the brand Pierantonio Bonacina brings together two historical entities of the design world and creates Bonacina1889 s.r.l.
The collections that identified both companies through the years will continue to be the core business of Bonacina1889 s.r.l. while keeping researching and innovating.
as then, each piece is hand-crafted by specialized artisans who carefully and finely curve rattan canes, weave and bind rattan core and synthetic materials - such as Bopifil, Polypeel, Polycore, Krilon® and Rolon - giving birth to architects and designers projects, carrying out an international divulgative process.