Working with the soul
Eugeni Quitllet likes to dream. Most recently of the chairs “Soul” and “Remind” for Pedrali. An interview by Anna Moldenhauer.
Sp 122 Mornico al Serio
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Since 1963 experience and future
Pedrali is an Italian company producing contemporary furniture for public spaces, offices and homes. The collection is the result of a careful and accurate research aimed to create industrial design products with original shapes made of plastic, metal, wood as well as upholstered. A wide range of chairs, tables, complements and lamps exclusively manufactured in Italy at company production sites through a design process which combines tradition and innovation, engineering excellence and creative brilliance. The production technologies experimentation, the use of different materials and the cooperation with many designers have allowed Pedrali to achieve important awards such as the Compasso d'Oro ADI for the Frida chair.
Year of establishment: 1963, as a family-owned company
Management: Giuseppe Pedrali (Chief Executive Officer, Legal Representative), Monica Pedrali (Chief Executive Officer, Sales and Marketing Director)
Headquarters: Mornico al Serio (BG) ITALY - production and “Fili d’erba” new automated warehouse, projected by CZA- Cino Zucchi Architetti, a cutting-edge building, fully automated and working 24/24, to store 16.880 pallets of finished and semi-finished products.
Production site: Mornico al Serio (BG) and Manzano (UD) ITALY
Pedrali products feature in many innovative projects such as the Autogrill Villoresi Est which represents the best practice on construction sustainability along the A8-Laghi highway in the north of Italy, and the Google Campus in Dublin, characterized by its different public areas planned to encourage interaction among colleagues. The three-star Michelin restaurant Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, a timeless place inside the renowned hotel located in the heart of London, and the Salewa Headquarter in Bolzano, which has the biggest rock climbing wall in Italy, are further examples of projects Pedrali is proud of. Pedrali products can also be found at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, situated in the legendary Fifth Avenue in New York, and in the Kanazawa Umimirai Library in Japan, whose innovative spaces make this facility a new hub for the social life of the local community.
Produce durable products, both from the aesthetic point of view and from resistance, is the first element that ensures sustainability. During the production process particular attention is paid to the materials used, to the raw material consumption, to the rationalization of the resources, to waste management and emissions control. In order to simplify the recycling process all products are designed to be disassembled and brought again to monomaterial elements.
Polymers are normalized according to ISO 11469 norm, so that they can be clearly identified for an easy reuse and recycling. The FSC™C114358 Chain of Custody certification guarantees the origin of wood from forests managed correctly and with responsibility, according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.