Lavazza 1895

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Eight. 1895 Lavazza: Founded in Turin in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, it was initially run from a grocery store at Via San Tommaso. Lavazza S.p.A. is currently run by the third and fourth generation of the Lavazza family. Sustainable production concerns have led the company to develop the ¡Tierra! Project, a sustainable agriculture … read more …

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Bulgari 1884

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Four. 1884 Bulgari: Giorgio Bulgari founded his company in 1884 and opened his second shop in via Sistina during the same year. In 1905, together with his two sons, Giorgio replaced the via Sistina store with the current flagship store in via dei Condotti. After Giorgio’s death in 1966, his son Gianni led the company as … read more …

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Sapori Siena 1832

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Four. 1832 Sapori Siena: Sapori Siena 1832 is one of Italy’s oldest patisserie brands. It dates back to 1832 when Dr Virgilio Sapori established a little pastry shop in Siena making the town’s traditional Panforte. Nearly two centuries have passed since that little pastry shop first opened its doors. Two hundred … read more …

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Torrini Firenze 1369

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Two. 1369 Torrini Firenze: The Antica Manifattura Torrini works in Florence since 1700 as a goldsmith workshop born over the Ponte Vecchio, established by Francesco. A family of artists and sculptors whose heritage goes back in before 1369, year when the Ancient Trade Mark was first registered in Florence … read more …

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Barovier & Toso 1295

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode One. 1295 Barovier & Toso: an Italian company that specializes in Venetian glass. The company is one of the oldest family businesses in the world, founded in 1295 as simply Barovier. It is thought that the company originated in Treviso, but the company headquarters is currently based in the Palazzo Contarini … read more …

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