Meet the Artisan: Malvezzi
Luciano Malvezzi started a small carpenter workshop in 1964 in Casaleone, a village by Verona. That workshop has expanded into a creative space where each piece of furniture is designed and entirely hand-made using precious woods.
Luciano Malvezzi started a small carpenter workshop in 1964 in Casaleone, a village by Verona. In 1977 his sons Marco and Nicola Malvezzi inherited their father’s workshop and since then the small factory has expanded and it is now a creative space where each piece of furniture is designed and entirely hand-made using precious walnut, maple, beech, oak, and cherry woods, and hand-upholstered with fine velvet and other fabrics. Malvezzi’s chairs are crafted according to century-old methods and reproduce antique designs for a look that is both antique and timeless.
Can you tell us about your products and what makes them special?
Our pieces are made with an artisanal method that guarantees their originality and uniqueness.
Could you describe your production process?
We start from the wood. We choose only the finest raw materials. Then, depending on the designed that we are working on, we cut it and drill it. All the pieces are polished and then hand-assembled. We check the quality of the product before we start the finishing stages: we hand-polish it with hand-made natural shellacs; we add steel springs, fabric belts, and foam rubber padding; and finally we add the fabric cover, chosen by the client.
Tell us the history of the company.
Since its beginnings, the workshop has created reproductions of antique original designs. It started as a small operation and it counts now fifteen workers among those directly employed at the atelier and the ones who collaborate externally. The reason for this growth is an undiminished passion for the artisanal craft and its traditions and also a larger and larger demand for quality products with an innovative design.
Who are the most important people in your company?
Everyone who works here has an essential role for the creation and the quality of our final products.
How do your surroundings influence your work?
Our region of Veneto has always been full of history and art, and those are constant sources of inspiration for us.
Are there special projects or collaborations you are particularly proud of?
We collaborate with many companies like Ipe Cavalli Visionnaire, Colombo Stile, Grifoni Vittorio, and Casa d’Arte Paoletti. We also work with architects such as Samuele Mazza, Alessandro La Spada, Lazzeroni, and Steve Leung.