Boffi and De Padova, two great Italian leaders in the world of furniture design, have reached a strategic agreement that will lead to the creation of a platform of excellence for the design industry which is now ever more integrated and interlinked for all the living areas: from bathrooms to beds and storage systems, kitchens to upholstered products and complementary items.
The transaction leads to a close collaboration between the two brands that, even though they keep their identity and individuality, they will develop a path of increasing internationalization in order to sustain the Italian “know how” by forming a stronger unity and increasing involvement in both private and contract sectors.
Luca De Padova is now President of De Padova and has become the Vice President of Boffi, officially entering the board of directors. He motivates his decision saying: “The union with Boffi will further increase growth and development for De Padova worldwide within the design industry where Italy is considered as market leader. Thanks to a partner with a strong distribution network we will have higher visibility with new exhibiting spaces which are ever more difficult to achieve. I also believe in synergies on larger projects and in the possibility of creating and opening stores together that will represent both companies at their best”.
At the same time Roberto Gavazzi, Boffi’s CEO, becomes CEO also of De Padova commenting: “Over the past few years I had been courting Luca, convinced that the union of our two companies would create something extraordinary in terms of quality standards and product range, across a worldwide network of dedicated showrooms with each company’s strong brand identities and overall product quality helping both companies grow internationally. The alliance with De Padova is an important example of how two Italian companies are able to take on new global challenges together by creating an ambitious project of growth in a stable balance of resources and skills”.