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Bonacina 1889

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In 1889 Giovanni Bonacina founded his small business in the wake of the ancient art of Lombard basket makers. He was full of confidence due to the experience he had gained working with rattan furniture manufacturers from Germany, Austria and Holland.

As the years go by the firm has always maintained its craftsman's touch in order to offer a highly qualified product.

At the beginning of the century Givanni Bonacina started to export his products. The high quality of design and the fine precision work resulted in the winning of the gold medal at the exhibitions of London and Paris in 1909 and in Rome in 1910. Of that period are also the prestigious projects such as Villa d'Este on Lake Como.

In the 1950s Vittorio Bonacina (Giovanni's son) understands the importance of cooperating with important designers such as Albini, Helg, Crespi, Forges Davanzati, Sambonet and many others. The Bonacina's line of products became a reference point for Italian designers over that period.

Since then the company has grown obtaining various acknowledgements.

Vittorio Bonacina's firm is now represented by his son Mario Bonacina, who besides having a manager role is also a designer. He has had the idea of re-inventing the pieces produced by his grandfather while understanding the right balance between craftsmanship and design.

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Elle

Elle

Minotti / Opera Work in Progress

Elle characteristics: the nobility of the materials used in rational forms-leather and metal. Armchair and bench. Structure: The structure is in chromium-plated metal with the points in nylon (diamete...

Eureka

Eureka

Bonacina 1889 / Giovanni Travasa

Eureka hanging chair in rattan and Indian cane structure with leather hanging strap and polyurethane seat cushion upholstered in fabrics of the collection. Available only in natural rattan. For indoor... More

Eva

Eva

Bonacina 1889 / Giovanni Travasa

Eva armchair of bent rattan structure with seat cushion in polyurethane foam. Seat may be upholstered in fabrics from the collection or customer's own fabric, vinyl or leather. Frame available in appr... More

Flo

Flo

Bonacina 1889 / Francesco Bettoni

Flo series of chairs, sofas and chaise longues with wooden frame, padded with polyurethane foam and covered with rattan core. Matt steel base. Available in many colour tints. More

Gala

Gala

Bonacina 1889 / Franco Albini

The Gala armchair designed in 1951 is a classic design by Franco Albini, one of the leading protagonists of Italian Neorationalism. His work offers profound insights into an important movement i... More

Orlando

Orlando

Bonacina 1889 / Stefano Gaggero

In 1889 Giovanni Bonacina founded his small business in the wake of the ancient art of Lombard basket makers. He was full of confidence due to the experience he had gained working with rattan furnitur... More

Palla

Palla

Bonacina 1889 / Giovanni Travasa

The Palla indoor armchair with bent Indian cane frame surrounded by woven rattan core. Available in natural finish, clear lacquer finish or a selection of approximately 12 stain colours from the coll... More

SuperElastica

SuperElastica

Bonacina 1889 / Marco Zanuso Jr

While recalling 70' s classic Vittorio Bonacina models this playful reinterpretation creates a totally contemporary texture... The chair has a strikingly simple and light form, weighing only 6 kilogr... More

Taiko

Taiko

Bonacina 1889 / Tomoko Mizu

The Taiko stool is available in two sizes made from Rattan in a range of Natural, Stained or Lacquered finishes. Dimensions Height: 43cm / Depth: 65cm More

Traccia C

Traccia C

Bonacina 1889 / Francesco Bettoni

Traccia Coffee Table is inspired by rattan woods moved by the wind, this collection of tables and coffee tables characterized by a temporary "texture" can be finished with wooden or gla... More