Gervasoni is a family business that speaks of a world that is at once informal, elegant and contemporary. The continuous search for the creative potential given by exclusive combinations of industrial materials, natural materials and craft techniques, combined with the passion of over 130 years of activity, has given life to a style that is recognisable all over the world.
Founded in 1882, Gervasoni is currently managed by the third generation of the family with Giovanni and Michele Gervasoni. Born in the province of Udine as a small artisan workshop specialising in wickerwork, the “Premiata Società Friulana per l’Industria di Vimini” [Award-winning Friulian Society for the Wicker Industry] passed into the hands of Giovanni Gervasoni in 1925, and has since travelled the Italian history of 20th century design. To date, it is an established reality in the world of indoor and outdoor furniture. Gervasoni has crossed the new frontiers of avant-garde and innovation of the 90s thanks to the eclectic and unconventional creativity of Paola Navone, who will become the creator of some of the most iconic collections and artistic director until 2020, while always maintaining that background full of history and tradition that has been a main feature of the company since its beginnings.
In May 2015, Gervasoni joined IDB, Italian Design Brands S.p.A. By combining substantial financial, strategic and relational forces with solid industrial and commercial experience, the project aims to create an Italian high-quality design furniture hub, capable of becoming a highly competitive reality at an international level. Giovanni and Michele Gervasoni, in addition to managing the Friulian company, are part, as minority shareholders, of the Board of Directors of the IDB Group.
Architects and designers from different backgrounds collaborate with Gervasoni to create collections that stretch broadly into the world of indoor and outdoor furnishings. An incessant research aimed at proposing the most suitable solutions for a contemporary comfort, leads the company to experiment newer ways to give shape to its domestic universe, defined by the care for details and by the innovative workmanship that become an expressive tool.
Gervasoni has embraced a particular sensitivity, which finds its most complete expression in the harmonious combinations between natural elements and the most refined products of human work, to combine the unpredictable variety of the organic and mineral world with the regularity and rationality of high-tech artefacts.
The production capacity and high technical know-how allow continuous innovation in business processes, in the use of latest generation machinery and in the adoption of accurate control and quality management systems. All this has allowed Gervasoni to be the spokesperson for the union that exists between manual skills and advanced industrial technologies: it has shifted its attention towards the research of materials, their quality, and the right way to treat them in respect of their essence, to giving life to products capable of harmoniously and originally combining materials with the most diverse inspirations.
Another strength of Gervasoni is the meticulous attention to details and the use of materials worked with great skill. Gervasoni uses materials with different backgrounds: natural, contemporary, exotic, technical, treating them in full respect of their intrinsic qualities with the aim of enhancing them. The combination of natural and industrial gives life to products in which luxury resides precisely in the entire design of the realisation, and not only in its final aesthetics. Furthermore, the latest generation materials are combined with traditional materials, offering a selection of innovative and unexpected products, while remaining seductive and poetic.
The production capacity and high technical know-how allow continuous innovation in business processes, in the use of latest generation machinery and in the adoption of accurate control and quality management systems. Furthermore, sustainability is a commitment that the company pursues in all phases of the production cycle. The commitment to quality and the environment is attested by various certifications: the quality certification UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008, the environmental management certification UNI EN ISO 14001: 2004, the occupational health and safety management system certification ISO 45001: 2012.
In 2011, the photovoltaic system consisting of 2,346 solar panels was inaugurated, making it one of the largest plants in the Udinese industrial area. In addition to producing clean energy, it prevents the emission of 300,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of over 100 fewer cars on the roads.
Beyond the uniqueness of its materials, Gervasoni is able to offer broad customisation of its products. The strength of production and the ability to work, allows the company to create bespoke products, customising them in finishes or dimensions or creating them ad hoc, to meet any type of need or specific request.
The products become chameleonic, fitting perfectly into any type of environment, from private and residential contexts, to lounge areas, restaurants and hotels, while maintaining a strong character and breathing life into the spaces they’re in. A perfect combination of flexibility, customisation and innovation that guarantee the exclusivity and uniqueness of each project.
Contract is an increasingly multifaceted universe of styles and spaces, an amalgam from which original, engaging, fascinating atmospheres and situations are born. Tradition and contemporaneity, comfort and dynamism, elegance and immediacy: these are just some of the requests of those who design, furnish and inhabit collective spaces. A challenge that Gervasoni welcomes with the strength of its experience, the value of its quality and the eclecticism of its collection. Chairs and tables, upholstered furniture and accessories that interpret the most diverse stylistic and architectural languages with versatility, blending the functionality required by contract use, with the warmth and prestige typical of domestic environments.
In hotels, resorts, restaurants and other reception areas, but also in offices and shops. A great project that evolves over time, in space, in the world in which we live.