De Padova & MA/U Studio
Founded by Maddalena and Fernando De Padova in 1956, De Padova was the first company to bring northern European design to Italy, rapidly establishing itself as a well-known design brand with a pioneering spirit. The De Padova furniture collection continues to be inspired by great design classics, a love of craftsmanship and a combination of international elegance and urbane Milan chic.
Throughout the firm’s history, De Padova has always cooperated closely with famous designers such as Achille Castiglioni and Vico Magistretti. This successful tradition is certain to continue into the future under the aegis of Piero Lissoni, the new art director.
Merger with Boffi
In April 2015 the company merged with Boffi: Roberto Gavazzi was appointed CEO of both firms, while Luca De Padova remains in place as president of De Padova and now also vice-president at Boffi. With the addition of De Padova’s free-standing furniture for living rooms, bedrooms and offices, the Boffi Group now offers high-quality furnishings for all parts of the home.
Partnership with MA/U Studio
In 2017 De Padova also entered into a partnership with Danish start-up MA/U Studio. MA/U Studio enriches the De Padova range of products with shelf systems and furniture for the home and office.
Photo credit © Gianluca Vassallo, Tommaso Sartori