Historic Italian furniture maker acquired by Haworth Lifestyle Group

Zanotta's Campiello+ sofa.

Photo By Zanotta

Italy's Cassina will acquire furniture maker Zanotta, and operate the company under the Haworth Lifestyle Group.

Zanotta will join the Lifestyle Design Group from Haworth, which ranks 7th in the FDMC 300, that includes Cassina, Cappellini, Ceccotti, Karakter, Poltrona Frau, Luxury Living, JANUS Et Cie, Luminaire and Interni brands.  Cassina will coordinate Zanotta's activities and future development plans.

Cassina, a subsidiary of Haworth, announced that it has reached an agreement with the historic Italian company operating in the high-end segment and internationally renowned for its iconic furniture.

Founded in 1954 in Nova Milanese, Zanotta is recognized as one of the major players in the history of Italian design, according to a statement from Cassina. 

Zanotta Folia chair by Italian designer Giuseppe Terragni. 

Since the 60s, guided by the intuition and extraordinary entrepreneurial capacity of its founder Aurelio Zanotta, it has conquered the design scene with its emblematic products defined by innovation and technological research, as well as the continuous evolution in the quality of materials and production processes.

According to the company, Zanotta has collaborated with some of the most important Italian architects and designers through the years, including Gae Aulenti, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Alessandro Mendini, Carlo Mollino, Bruno Munari and Ettore Sottsass. 

A collection of legendary products that best represent everyday life such as, for example, the Maggiolina chaise-longue, the Sciangai coat stand, the Sacco armchair, the Tonietta chair, the Mezzadro stool, the Leonardo table, the Allunaggio outdoor seat and the Quaderna table, in production for decades and still today a point of reference for passionate customers and design connoisseurs.


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