Somaschini is a new-born brand, with a strong, innovative attitude, and rich artisan heritage in 1940s Brianza — a hard-working region of Lombardy, internationally renowned for the production of high quality design.
It thrives, however, on new ideas and contemporaneity and never lapses into nostalgia but rather masters its own high craft.
It shows a certain obstinacy in pursuing techniques honed over decades, preferring to make them speak through new languages. Hence it challenges tradition with a bold, intelligent, and confident approach.
Close and somewhat unconventional encounters between designers and craftsmen, has brought the know-how of Somaschini to dialogue with new ideas, innovative forms, and impactful volumes in line with contemporary living.
The first collection — including sofas, armchairs and chairs, tables, consolle, cupboards and bookshelves — and the artistic direction of the brand are in the hands of the of the Milan-based studio Dainelli, which nurtures the project balancing these intriguing alchemies between past and contemporaneity.
Somaschini is a world of knowledge on wood, from its processes and finishes, to its essences. And it meticulously masters the art of upholstery as well as that of lacquering. Somaschini always mills, inlays, finishes, and handles metals to the utmost perfection. It has also developed an endless network of collaborators—trustworthy purveyors of the finest fabrics, leathers, glass, and other materials. Somaschini is the fifth essence of the industrious Brianza of the past, always authentic, but subtly translated into the folds of contemporaneity.