Pierantonio bonacina arises from the combining two traditional crafts practiced in the area, basketry and furniture making, using the local materials reed and cane, with rattan from Southeast Asia. His hard work and experience produced excellent results, and his efforts were rewarded with awards in international expositions and numerous important commissions. Founded more than a century ago, the success came soon, with international awards and a special place reserved to the most famous products in museums such as M.O.M.A. form New York, the Museum of Art in Philadelphia, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil Am Rhein and the Museo del Design alla Triennale in Milano.
Architect of this turning point is Mario Bonacina, was growing as a designer and as an inspired heir to the family’s company name. He found himself in the unique position of taking the company towards the future by re-proposing selected historic pieces in updated ways and by continuing to work with important designers in innovative ways. In step with the times, he emphasized the ecological sustainability of the materials used while carrying on the highly creative and refined work for which the company is known. The company remains faithful to the natural raw materials that mostly defined its culture while consolidating the know-how regarding the outdoor world, inherited from the recent acquisition.Now as then, each piece is hand-crafted by specialized artisans who carefully and finely giving birth to architects and designers projects.