Molteni&C Brand Story - Dream Design Interiors

Molteni & C
Brand Story

Molteni & C
Brand Story

By Andrew Rizza
Dream Design Creative Director

Angelo Molteni learnt to love wood from a young age thanks to his uncle, a joiner, before becoming a craftsman himself. In 1934, the ambitious young artisan setup his own workshop behind his house in the province of Monza and Brianza, a region celebrated for its expertise in fine furniture-making.

The business grew steadily thanks to Angelo’s reputation for producing high-quality pieces, while his wife Giuseppina joined the firm after attending accounting school.

In the post-war boom, demand for furniture accelerated. In response, Angelo began producing pieces not just to order, but to hold in stock – an unusual approach for the time. He also began buying the raw materials, gaining full control of his own supply chain, from tree trunk to finished furniture.

In 1955, Molteni asked Swiss designer Werner Blasner to create a chest of drawers – the first in a long list of future collaborations with talent from around the globe. The chest was awarded a prestigious prize, marking Molteni&C as a pioneer of modern design, pursuing the latest innovations and techniques while never losing sight of its values.

These days the company is run by Angelo’s son, Carlo Molteni. Since 2016 Belgian designer and architect Vincent Van Duysen has been responsible for the creative direction of the brand.

Albert Modular System
Albert Modular System
A flexible and dynamic seating system, rich in content, which shows how research and craftsmanship have always been part and parcel of the company’s DNA. Designed by Vincent Van Duysen, who conceived the back cushion, to accept an optional quilted blanket, with integrated bolster cushion for additional back support.
Albert Modular System
Albert Modular System
A flexible and dynamic seating system, rich in content, which shows how research and craftsmanship have always been part and parcel of the company’s DNA. Designed by Vincent Van Duysen, who conceived the back cushion, to accept an optional quilted blanket, with integrated bolster cushion for additional back support.
Dream Dressing Rooms
Dream Dressing Rooms
Gliss Master, designed by Vincent Van Duysen, redefines the concept of the custom-made wardrobe. Patented technology, elegant finishes and multiple customisation possibilities are combined in a family comprising of doors, containers and designer walk-in wardrobes in which various exquisite materials create rationally defined, eye-catching spaces.
Anton Bed
Anton Bed
A bed that perfectly expresses Vincent Van Duysen’s design philosophy, where essentiality and carefully chosen materials achieve a perfect synthesis. Delicate but clean lines for a harmonious aesthetic balance. The capitoné stitching, employed on the headboard, has been re-imagined in a contemporary way and is also featured on the Anton bench.
Gregor Modular System
Gregor Modular System
Vincent van Duysen continues his research into the world of contemporary living by designing this Gregor modular system. It includes various straight, corner or peninsular units that can be mixed and matched together to give multiple combinations for a living space destined for conversation, reading and entertainment.
Asterias Dining Table
Asterias Dining Table
A round table designed by Patricia Urquiola, featuring a central base reminiscent of a cactus from which it takes its name. The top with a gentle rounded edge is sub-divided, in the wood version, into four wedges that give rise to an interesting geometric pattern. Available with an optional central Lazy Susan turntable.
Gio Ponti master of architecture
Gio Ponti master of architecture
The D.154.2 armchair, was designed for one of the projects closest to Gio Ponti’s heart, the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas (1953-57). Today the armchair is featured in the Heritage Collection and is available upholstered in the Molteni&C textile range, with the option of differentiating the three component parts.

Please take a look at our online store to see more from the Molteni & C collection.

https://www.everythingbutordinary.co.uk/product-category/brands/moltenic/

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