Acerbis, one of the most enduring furniture manufacturers in Italy, is regarded as the gold standard of Italian design by connoisseurs. A pioneer with 150 years of experience, Acerbis’ constant pursuit of modernity has resulted in works of stunning innovation. Benvenuto Acerbis established the company in Bergamo’s Valle Seriana in 1870.
Under Lodovico Acerbis’ leadership, Acerbis introduced cutting-edge industrial production and partnerships with some of Italy’s most avant-garde designers by the 1960s, including Giotto Stoppino, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Vico Magistretti, Nanda Vigo, and Gianfranco Frattini.
The firm was founded in 1870 by a cabinetmaker, Acerbis, whose grandson Lodovico Acerbis (b1939, Albino). As a student at the university in Milan, he designed his first piece of furniture in 1956, a miniature table and chairs.
His 1992 Granducale furniture collection was produced in homage to Kazimir Malevich. Designers for the firm included Giotto Stoppino.
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