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De Padova in 10 frames

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leasing aesthetics and functionality inspired by Scandinavian design; this is what separates iconic Italian brand De Padova from its competition. Set up in 1956 by Fernando and Maddalena De Padova, this firm started-out by importing Scandinavian furniture, in fact De Padova was the first to bring Scandinavian design to Italy. Subsequently, De Padova went on to sell office furniture by great American designers like Charles Eames and George Nelson. This is precisely what helped the brand develop its unique style and design philosophy, which draws from precise cultural references and its defined by true versatility and striking modernity. Throughout the years, De Padova has built partnerships with top names on the international scene, from Vico Magistretti to Achille Castiglioni, from Jasper Morrison to Patricia Urquiola and Nendo. In 2015, De Padova merged with Boffi, another iconic Italian brand; this event was marked with the opening of a new showroom in the heart of Milan. The new showroom is an extremely innovative space, which embodies De Padova’s unique stylistic language and elegant aesthetics.

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