Inspired by Sambonet

Sambonet is a historic name in Italian industry. The well-known family of goldsmiths started producing silver in 1856. Over time, the company expanded its catalog to include complete sets of stainless steel cutlery, as well as kitchen and tableware. Sambonet produces a wide range of tableware and accessories for the Italian and international markets. Today, many Sambonet products are considered turning points in Made in Italy design, and it is no coincidence that some of them are in museum collections such as MoMa in New York. In 2009, Sambonet, part of the Sambonet Paderno Industrie SpA group since 1997, owned by the brothers Franco and Pierluigi Coppo, took over the German porcelain brand Rosenthal, in 2013 the Bavarian company Arzberg, and in 2015 the French porcelain company Ercuis & Raynaud. Sambonet cutlery, kitchenware and tableware are still produced in the Orfegno factory between Novara and Vercelli and are intended for the home and hospitality industries.

History of Sambonet: from noble houses to design museums Giuseppe Sambonet founded a company specializing in in the production of silver cutlery for noble families, such as the House of Savoy, of which he became an official supplier in 1900. In 1932 , Sambonet was the first Italian company to set up an industrial-scale silver electroplating factory where objects were coated with a thin layer of silver to make them aesthetically pleasing and corrosion-resistant.

Five years later, Sambonet introduced innovations in the production of stainless steel cutlery , using a new silvering process, which guarantees greater resistance to sulfurization. Since 1947, the use of unique proprietary technologies for the production of stainless steel knives and blades allowed the company to conquer the international market.

The contemporary identity of Piedmont was closely related to the figure of Roberto Sambonet, grandson of the painter, decorator and scenographer Vercelli Francesco Bosso, who has been dating artists such as Lina Bo Bardi, Alvar Aalto and Constantin Brâncuşi throughout his career. Sambonet designed iconic elements such as the round-oval plate (1955, Compasso d'Oro 1956), Pesciera cutlery (1957, Compasso d'Oro 1970), Longilinea (1957) and Metron (1960, Compasso d'Oro 1970)

Electric Gas Pot Set (1960, Compasso d'Oro 1970)

Center Line Stackable Container Series (1963-65).

Other characters historical ones who collaborated with Sambonet are Anna Castelli Ferrieri, author of Hannah cutlery, which won the Compasso d'Oro in 1994

Gio Ponti, who created the cutlery under his name, in production since 1932

and Rodolfo Dordoni, designer of the S-Pot cookware line (2004).

Design Sambonet on the table and in the kitchen which new elements are added over time and whose vintage effect is achieved through a series of abrasive industrial processes, giving surfaces are intentionally "worn" effect. The black, copper, gold and champagne colored cutlery is made by a PVD process that gives the items their precious colors and shades. And of course, the tried and tested silver-plated cutlery from Sambonet.

Sambonet produces a wide range of cookware - pots, pans, woks, accessories and knives - in various materials: vintage stainless steel, enameled cast iron , terracotta and aluminum. Essential Lines that turn steel into a valuable material by adding decorations Avoiding and playing with its brilliance, the company produces tableware in stainless steel, silver-plated glass and ceramics that can decorate any table, from the formally classic to the most contemporary and informal.

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