PEDRALI - The Italian Essence

Company profile

Established in 1963 in Palazzolo sull'Oglio, Pedrali is today a company that produces contemporary design furniture for public spaces, offices and homes in its production sites in Mornico al Serio (Bergamo) and Manzano (Udine). The headquarters in Mornico al Serio also features the automatic warehouse, whose outside concept was entrusted to the architect Cino Zucchi.

The collection is the result of a rigorous and careful research that is realized in the creation of industrial design products made of plastic, metal, wood and upholstered materials.

A quality-oriented manufacturing process, with scrupulous sourcing of certified raw materials, research and true passion for cutting-edge machinery, step by step planning in every phase, with the precision typical of a craftsman: it’s this blend of elements that has made Pedrali a world-class creator of contemporary industrial design.
These are joined by a profitable collaboration with numerous designers that has allowed us to achieve, over the years, important awards such as the Compasso d'Oro ADI for the Frida chair.  Following the cornerstones of a 100% made in Italy production philosophy, the company's activity, since the end of the '70s, is confronted with the international market through a distribution network that reaches over 100 countries.
Pedrali is a member of ADI, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (Association for the Industrial Design).

Best references

Pedrali products feature in many innovative projects such as the Autogrill Villoresi Est which embodies the best practice on construction sustainability along the A8-Laghi highway in the north of Italy. Google Campus in Dublin and Microsoft House in Milan, characterized by its different public areas planned to encourage interaction among colleagues. The Alain Ducasse restaurants: the three-star Michelin The Dorchester in London, Le Jules Verne on Tour Eiffel in Paris, and ore inside the ancient royal residence of Versailles.
Salewa Headquarter 
in Bolzano, with the biggest rock climbing wall in Italy. Pedrali products can also be found at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, situated in the legendary Fifth Avenue in New York or in the prestigious Place Vandome in Paris. Kanazawa Umimirai Library in Japan, whose innovative spaces make this facility a new hub for the social life of the local community and the Remai Modern Museum, the new museum in Canada, which offers a unique perspective on contemporary art.


Sustainability

To produce durable products, both from the aesthetic point of view and from the resistance one, is the first element that ensures sustainability. During the production process particular attention is paid to the materials used, raw material consumption, to the optimization of the resources, 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.

The high quality and respect for the environment therefore represent established practices, as demonstrated by the ISO 9001 certifications for the quality of business processes, ISO 14001 for a production based on a sustainable environmental policy, FSC ™ C114358 for the use of wood from certified forests and Greenguard for the low emission of harmful substances. The products of the collection meet the European standards UNI-EN 16139: 2013 of resistance, durability and safety for seating


Organic coating

In 2017 Pedrali takes a further step towards environmental sustainability through the use of plant-derived water-based paints, that allorws to keep high quality standards in addition to a substantial decrease in VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). These chemical compounds, contained in normal paints, evaporate at room temperature and can cause serious harm to human health, as well as contribute to air pollution. The result is a healthier and less hazardous working environment, since these paints are non-flammable; less air pollution, and vast energy savings, leading to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

 

Year of establishment: 1963, as a family-owned company
Headquarters: Mornico al Serio (BG) ITALY
Production sites: plastic, metal and upholstered products in Mornico al Serio (BG) and wood division in Manzano (UD) ITALY
Management: Giuseppe Pedrali (Chief Executive Officer, Legal Representative), Monica Pedrali (Chief Executive Officer, Sales and Marketing Director), Mario Pedrali (Olivettian Entrepreneur 2017)