A family-run business that, from generation to generation, aims to combine always up-to-date style with functionality.
*What, better than the chair, represents
the evolution of design over the years?
We have chosen this cherished design element to walk you through the world of Del Fabbro.
The company’s early days date back to 1920, when Lodovico began the first exchange and barter activities. One of the first invoices, preserved as a family heirloom, documents the exchange of a high chair and a stool for 300 liras. It is a precious testimony that marks the origins of a long tradition.
Grandfather Rolando Del Fabbro launches the company in the furniture business. He opens the first furniture store right at the foot of Arco Castle. A 1979 slogan tells, “Del fabbro, a name that furnishes the living room, the bedroom, the kitchen, the garden.”
Del Fabbro moves to the suburbs, where it creates a large furniture exhibition ground, the first in Trentino.
1986 saw the opening of Del Fabbro Arredamenti, a 12,000-foot exhibition space. A great intuition aimed at meeting the needs of a time when buying was tied to the material presence of the product inside a store. Gianni, Carlo, Annamaria and Lodovica looked for further development of Del Fabbro and in the early 1990s they kicked off the design business.
Gianni runs the business as the sole family contact and involves his children Claudio and Paola, and nephews, Ivan and Thomas. The four cousins undertake training in interior design at the Cappiello Academy in Florence and the Palladio Institute of Design. A new idea was born: Del Fabbro moved to its current location and evolved into an authentic showroom, capable of welcoming customers and, above all, following them throughout the design process. The new project aims to transform the space into a true lifestyle project.
The ideal chair
Our creative urge is always on the move, but to tell you about us, we sit for a moment down on the chair that best represents us.