Quality without compromise

The Zanaboni’s creations, Made in Meda, are the result of an experience with a strong identity, that focuses on the human element and manual workmanship, fruit of years of craftsmanship, a soulful dimension in which memory plays a decisive role, restoring a centuries-old tradition of shapes and decorations. The production process of the upholstered items, which have become world famous for its extraordinary construction quality, starts from the solid wood frame, that is completed adopting the ancient technique of spring fastening and, in the most exclusive models, still using horsehair. Long and demanding processes that can be done only by experienced hands and ancient gestures, such as the capitonnè workmanship, one of the cornerstones of Zanaboni’s production, renowned all over the world. Walnut, oak, cherry wood, colors and scents of a living substance; the wood with its grain, texture and durability over time. The furniture making process takes shape from the wood, hand-carved and inlaid by the cabinetmakers, and then decorated by applying the most sophisticated finishing techniques, from gilding with gold leaf, to pictorial decoration, to embossed plaster work. It is important to mention the exclusive mother-of-pearl inlay found in the chest of drawers W017, a unique and absolutely extraordinary masterpiece by Zanaboni.


The location is not random: in fact, Brianza is the only place in the world where so many excellences, manual skills and specializations on every single type of high-end furniture workmanship can be found in such a limited space. A small, big world where everything always happens in the workshop of carpenters, carvers or upholsterers, the perfect spot to find anything that is needed to make a dream come true. This story dates back to the beginning of the Nineteenth century when, in the Brianza’s countryside, wood processing appeared and started to grow, as some families began to produce furniture and accessories for the French noble mansions in order to add an extra introit to the poor agricultural income. After the French occupation, that facilitated commercial and cultural exchange between Paris (that back then was the international capital of furniture) and the Brianza, the most qualified artisans finally abandoned agriculture and devoted themselves to the artistic production of valuable, fine furniture, which is still present-day, actual and a world landmark.