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Milan has for years been considered the capital of international design, capable of catalyzing new ideas from all over Italy and from all over the world thanks to the most different inspirations. For generations, however, there has been a real Milanese design with a strong connotation, and De Padova is its undisputed symbol and spearhead. The environments proposed by De Padova are fresh and airy, dominated by light colors and large proportions. An unmistakable form of discreet luxury, in line with the character of the city, which finds its basis in the rigor of the design quality and in the use of fine materials. De Padova furniture and sofas bear the mark of a history of over seventy years and the personality of its brilliant founder, Maddalena De Padova, defined as the “lady of design”.

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The story of Maddalena De Padova begins in the 1950s, when she opens a shop in via Montenapoleone with her husband Fernando, through which she contributes to the spread of the culture of Scandinavian design in Italy. After the adventure of ICF De Padova, thanks to which she obtained the production license for Italy of Charles & Ray Eames furniture, from the 80s Maddalena transformed her shop into a real design publisher, capable to launch original creations of many great designers of the time.

In those years, De Padova shop, which moved to the historic headquarters of Corso Venezia, promoted a design idea far removed from the dominant aesthetic of the time, full of rowdy colors and pop shapes, relaunching an image of a typically Milanese elegance and sobriety. In the city and in the world, the exhibitions of the shop windows become famous, signed by names such as Achille Castiglioni and Pierluigi Cerri. However, a special relationship binds De Padova and the great Vico Magistretti, author of some of the brand’s most famous products, such as the Louisiana armchair or the Raffles sofa.

De Padova thus proves to be able to furnish the home in any environment: the De Padova sofas play a central role in the collection, often presented in light fabrics. Equally rich is the selection of De Padova tables, round or square, capable of meeting every need. Very famous is De Padova Universal Shelving System bookcase, based on an original drawing by Dieter Rams. Chairs, beds, coffee tables, lamps and accessories complete the collection.

With Maddalena’s retirement, the management of the company passes to her children Valeria and Luca De Padova, who in 2016 decided to expand the sales horizon to the world by joining the Boffi group. The new course sees the art direction of Piero Lissoni, able to adapt the products of De Padova catalog to a more contemporary taste without distorting the spirit. This process also involves a renewal of the showroom, moved to the more secluded Via Santa Cecilia, a location in line with the values always pursued by the brand.

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In addition to the profound mark left in different periods by Vico Magistretti and Piero Lissoni, De Padova catalog hosts creative contributions from many great authors of contemporary design: from Achille Castiglioni, with his Scrittarello writing desk, to Ingo Maurer, author together with Jan Armgardt of the transformable armchair Tattomi, passing through an international parterre that includes names such as Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison, Michele De Lucchi, Nendo, Patricia Urquiola, Vincent Van Duysen and many others.

De Padova official dealer

Salvioni Design Solutions is official De Padova dealer. With a network of stores located among Milan, Brianza and Lugano, the Salvioni group offers itself as a reference point for furnishing projects from all over the world, offering to private customers and interior designers a wide range of brands, a service of excellence and constant assistance for every need and problem.