Elle Décor (USA)
ALL IN LAFAMIGLIA
Whether entering their third decade in business or celebrating their centennial, these 12 companies represent the beating heart of Italian design, in all of its soulful resilience.
FOUNDERS Angelo and Giuseppina Molteni
FAMILY TREE Carlo Molteni, son of the founders and the current president, paved the way for the third generation of Molteni leadership, including Giulia, Giovanni, and Andrea.
Obsessive attention to detail and a reverence for historical heritage. The brand got its start reproducing classic furnishings; now, it has a reputation for modern pieces, while continuing to offer reissues by design icons like Gio Ponti, with whose archives they have an exclusive partnership.
PRODUCTS There are four brands under the Molteni Group roof: UniFor and Citterio office systems, the sleek Molteni & C furnishings, and the cool Dada kitchens; the latter two are overseen by creative director Vincent Van Duysen.
NEWS Ponti’s Round D.154.5 chair, designed in 1954, is being reissued.