Design archive

The Design Archive represents a unique heritage kept in over 6,000 sq.m in one of the Group’s locations in San Zeno, and is divided into Samples Archive, Models Archive and Historic Furniture Archive.

The space houses the scaled concepts of the new stores of all the brands of the Group at a 1:1 scale and the most special shop windows displays to study every aspect of the project in detail before its realization.

About 10,000 exemplars of research materials employed for the development of stores and architectural projects of the brands are kept in the Samples Archive. An extensive range of wood, metals, fabrics, paints, encaustic paintings, glass, plastic materials, marble and stones.

The Model Archive counts hundreds of scale architectural models, complete with furniture and finishing. An operating Model Laboratory featuring state-of-the art computer equipment that allows modeling and 3D printing.

The Historic Furniture Archive includes unique fine furniture and furnishing accessories, which provide a precious source of inspiration for all design activities. 

key figures 2017
6,000
Square meters laboratory
~ 10,000
Materials samples
> 150
Scale architectural models
Design archive and model archive
Suggestions
special projects
Restoration of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
KNOW-HOW
A visit to Montevarchi
portraits
Vivian Larsen, Bruno Nieto, Anastasia Osintseva, Anna Kostykina e Minliang Shi - Students