Founded in 1925 in the Brianza area, by tradition the Italian cradle of high-quality furniture manufacturing, today Porro is an international brand characterized by an intrinsic ability to select, work and interpret wood, offering an incredibly wide and accurate range of finishings and using it in unexpected ways by implementing cutting-edge technologies for glossy and matt lacquers alongside fine woodworking techniques of the past.
A true patrimony of the company, the wood selection is renewed every year and is personally managed by the Porro family – with their corporate background and expertise on the material – together with Piero Lissoni, who, as an architect and designer, continuously provides new inputs and applications. The viewpoint of the designer and that of the tailor intertwine into a one-of-a-kind palette: an incredible range of 16 solutions in which anyone can find his preferred wood type and use it at will in systems and parts of the collection. Among the designers giving their contribution Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, Front, Gamfratesi, Piero Lissoni, LucidiPevere, Alessandro Mendini, Neri&Hu, Elisa Ossino, Christophe Pillet, Soda Des/gners
Among the distinctive features of Porro is the ability to work wood, one of the legacies of Brianza – its birthplace and the Italian cradle of the quality furniture production. Select the wood, know how to understand the material and work it: this is the hallmark of the brand. The wood culture represents the basis of the company, which has transformed it into a real cultural heritage to be protected and valued. The wood is in fact treated using the classic processing techniques combined with the latest and most modern technologies.
Porro production covers almost all the rooms of the house, both for the living and for the sleeping area. Those who want luxury and essential style furniture must choose Porro. Wardrobes, beds, bookcases, tables and sofas are distinguished by elegant and clear shapes, but always coherent with each other. A style with features that can be defined as “neutral”, an element that enhances the whole collection with a unique harmony. This allows integrating the furnishing objects into any type of environment.
Porro design: the result of prestigious collaborations
Aesthetic research is the basis of major companies such as Porro. There is neither discovery nor innovation without inspiration and continuous experimentation.
In order to support this research and be able to create exceptional furnishing products, the company has always relied on continuous collaboration with the most important Italian and international designers. Among the most high-profile names: Pietro Lissoni, art director of the company since 1989, Jean Marie Massaud, Christophe Pillet, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, Bruno Munari, Decoma Design, Elisa Ossino, Werner Aisslinger, Wolfgang Tolk, Front, Alessandro Mendini, Soda Designers, GamFratesi.
The contribution of specialized external partners is fundamental for the brand: this is the only way of creating a lively and profitable dialog for both parties. The proposals on creativity, aesthetics and design are numerous and those who intervene can have diametrically opposed views on these fascinating contents. However, the passion for design is the detail that unites all the people involved. The basis of each comparison is the sharing of certain values in which Porro is reflected, and the creation of quality projects is the main aspect.