The history of Acerbis dates back to the late nineteenth century, with the carpenter work of Benvenuto Acerbis. Since the 1960s, under the farsighted management of his nephew Lodovico Acerbis, the company acquires great international fame with its innovative polyester lacquer furniture. Particularly famous was the red lacquer, the real “signature” of the brand, which is also recalled in the colors of the logo.
Among the most fruitful collaborations, we can mention the one with the architect Roberto Monsani, who in the ’70s designed the Acerbis showroom of Piazza Duomo in Milan and the executive offices of the historic Seriate headquarters; also famous is the one with the designer Giotto Stoppino, who designed some of the most successful products of the brand. One of the major awards in the history of the brand came from the archistar Norman Foster, who in the ‘90s chose him as a partner for the creation of the library of the University of Cambridge.
In addition to the sideboards, storage units and bookcases, the Acerbis catalog also features an appreciated collection of tables. An example is the thin Axis table by Gabriele & Oscar Buratti and the award-winning Serenissimo table, designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli in collaboration with David Law. The Acerbis proposal also includes chairs, tables, sofas and furnishing accessories.