L’Ottocento: The Artisanal Luxury of Furniture Design

In the heart of the Bassano district, L’Ottocento celebrates thirty rings on the ‘tree of life’ with sculptural, concrete furnishings imbued with a strong personality, embracing the soft materiality of Chronos, the formality of Atlante, and the precious wooden carvings of Floral Botanica. This marks a new dimension in contemporary living, preserving the patina of time while embracing present-day languages, encapsulating the dream that began in 1993. A tale of artisanal wisdom entwined with refined aesthetics, a journey woven with efficiency and sustainability, and a profound commitment to values that have shaped the brand.

Ethics have been the guiding compass through the 30 years of the Brand’s activity, from the sustainable origin of the wood used to transparency in the production process, maintaining an unwavering commitment to quality. L’Ottocento kitchens embody a skillful and responsible journey fueled by aesthetic exploration and technological innovation.

Over the three decades, the company has fully grasped the evolution and social role of the kitchen environment, interpreting the increasingly fluid and multifunctional contemporary reality. It is no longer just a place for preparing meals but a multitasking and convivial space, leading to the development of collections that embrace the living space as a natural extension, offering versatile and creative solutions.

With this in mind, the latest collections have been developed, embracing the living space as a natural extension, with collections of complements, bookcases and equipped paneling, capable of great compositional and creative freedom. A kitchen that can be reconfigured over time, in relation to variations in space and needs. Classic suggestions merge with contemporary elements to give life to scenic kitchens and “total home” solutions, witness to tailoring workmanship, the value of materials and sophisticated technologies.

Mariano Campagnolo, CEO of the brand, emphasizes the uniqueness of each creation, a result of a completely personalized design and consultancy process. The in-house technical office studies every constructive, ergonomic, and functional aspect of the furniture, subjecting it to rigorous tests before receiving the brand’s quality stamp.

The new kitchens from the Paduan brand, according to Sofia Campagnolo, Sales & Marketing manager, represent the epitome of care and passion for “doing things well and with art.” Marbles, stones, ceramics, and wood are masterfully used to create sophisticated environments with a great scenic impact.

For the brand’s ethics, the wood used comes only from areas subject to controlled reforestation, following FSC Certification eco-compatibility criteria. The European origin of the wood ensures quality, grown in climates that provide robustness, stability, and healthiness. The entire production cycle occurs internally, starting with various wood treatments to enhance its performance.

In fact, walnut, cherry, oak and ash are subjected to a minimum seasoning of 18 months – after a steaming phase so as to eliminate the natural bacteria contained within – and a drying cycle with alternating hot and cold ventilations, which guarantee their purity, without alterations and a unique aesthetic.

The wood, in which formaldehyde is naturally present in insignificant amounts, to minimize the risk of movement and settling, is processed with an internal moisture content of never more than 10%. The wood is embellished with lacquers, obtained from eight sequences performed by hand. The naturalness of water-based stains and the use of ecological varnishes complement an ecofrendly production management and company policy.

Preview of the 2024 Salone Del Mobile

A sneak peek at the upcoming novelties from L’Ottocento for the Milan Design Week, taking place from April 16 to 21. Moving past the era of walnut canaletto, the focus will shift to essences such as elm or the colder Nordic oak.

Work is underway to restyle a kitchen model, presenting a more tactile proposal, with new finishes in warm earth tones, bold hues like Terra di Siena and Rosso Pompei, and gray nuances, while midnight blue will be reserved for complements.

L’Ottocento embodies the very essence of luxury, aesthetically beautiful and ethically sound, remaining true to its values and navigating transformations with coherence.


L’Ottocento: The Artisanal Luxury of Furniture Design

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