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Salvioni is Bonacina 1889 official dealer

The Bonacina 1889 rattan furnitures are the result of over 100 years of experience of one of the most important sector dynasties, the Bonacina family from Lurago d’Erba. An artisan know-how handed down from generation to generation models the wise gestures necessary to work the reed, which is curved after being manually heated with the fire, or the wicker, which after being wet can be woven like a soft fabric. All this gives life to furnishings of great quality, with an ancient and exotic charm, enriched by the imagination of important designers who have chosen Bonacina 1889 to measure themselves with this suggestive material.

Bonacina 1889 furnitures

The company was founded at the end of the nineteenth century by Giovanni Bonacina, initially dedicated to the activity of the canestraio, then extended to the creation of furnishings such as sofas and armchairs. Immediately appreciated by the contemporary architects, Bonacina had the opportunity to take care of the furnishing of important palaces such as Villa d’Este in Cernobbio. Vittorio Bonacina continued the activity, drawing great success from the collaboration with the first ferments of the nascent Italian design.

In those years were born real icons such as the Margherita and Gala armchairs by Franco Albini, the Ribbon armchair and sofa by Joe Colombo, the Palla and Foglia armchairs by Giovanni Travasa or Gio Ponti’s Continuum armchair. In the ’80s the company went under the management of Mario Bonacina and opened up to new materials such as wood and metal, always used in combination with the traditional rattan to multiply the expressive possibilities of designers.

Few years later, the company absorbed Pierantonio Bonacina, founded by another branch of the family and whose production was focused on the outdoor furniture. Today the Bonacina 1889 catalog also extends itself to outdoor spaces and is enriched with new products with a strong personality such as the Pallet sofa by Piero Lissoni and  the Bikini chaise longue by Franco Bizzozzero, winner of the Compasso d’Oro.

Bonacina 1889 design

The extreme specialization of Bonacina 1889 has made it an almost obligatory crossroads for all designers who wanted to try the rattan furniture. In the course of its history, the company collaborated with the names such as Gae Aulenti, Gio Ponti, Franco Albini, Tito Agnoli, Joe Colombo, Piero Lissoni and Carlo Colombo. The collaboration with Renzo Mongiardino, an eclectic architect and set designer, was particularly fruitful.

Bonacina 1889 official dealer

Salvioni Design Solutions is official dealer of Bonacina 1889. The Salvioni group has showrooms in Milan, Lugano and Inverigo, where it offers a selection of the best of Italian and international design. The interior designers Salvioni have extensive experience in the realization of complete and coordinated residential projects in every part of the world.