With customized designs and expert workmanship, Martini transform the highest quality raw materials into unique, harmonious spaces: beautiful to look at and to live in.
Tradition and modernity combine in a pathway to beauty: the ideal mixture of luxury furniture and classic furniture.
It is created by a careful selection of the finest hardwoods, meticulous workmanship, a harmonious use of technology, and a subtle application of finishes.
From an original small workshop to a reach into global markets: experience and creativity have combined over the generations with new skills and the very latest technologies.
Courage and enthusiasm have enabled us to confront every daily challenge, and to follow a path which is increasingly filled with ambitious projects.
A small workshop which was destined to grow. Giorgio and Gilberto Martini started producing solid wood furniture in a small carpentry workshop in the lower regions of the province of Verona: an area with a long tradition of furniture-making. Right from the start, the firm gained a reputation for its high-quality materials and expert workmanship.
Production of modular furniture began. In a search for possible areas of growth the workshop began to produce modular units for living areas and bedrooms. This is a complex market, but rich in opportunities. The decision to specialize in “made-to-measure” furnishings enabled Martini Mobili to become a leader in the world of high-quality classical furniture in just a short space of time.
A growth in production and a growth in quality In its constant search for new areas of expansion, Martini began to design and produce fitted kitchen units. Over the years, it brought out increasingly sophisticated and beautiful designs, paying close attention to technical innovations, but never compromising on the quality of its materials and workmanship.
A big step forward: the company opens up to the world. A passion for furniture and an interest in the highest quality were inherited by the daughters of the company’s founders. The entry of the second generation into the business led to a giant step forward: Martini began to export their furniture around the world, and the company’s outlook became increasingly international.
Continuing evolution and attention to the client. The idea of furnishing an entire home became increasingly realistic and tangible. The company constantly evolved and expanded, widening its range of products and organising them into catalogues, in order to meet the needs of its increasingly sophisticated and demanding clients.
An increasingly comprehensive service. While remaining true to the tailor-made style of its work, Martini Mobili widened its focus and sphere of operations to include the field of residential contracts. This move forward made the company even more flexible, and able to satisfy every furnishing requirement.
Martini ensures the high standard of all its products by selecting the raw materials it uses on the basis of both quality and technical suitability. Wood is carefully chosen to ensure the colours and grain match perfectly in every case, and all planking comes from sustainably managed forests.
Blockboard and plywood panels are thoroughly tested to guarantee optimal strength and solidity, and are of very superior quality compared to normal chipboard panelling. The panels are all veneered in our workshops, using non-toxic adhesives and carefully ensuring a uniform appearance for every part of the overall design.
The first step involves great care and precision. Using cutting-edge measuring instruments, the state-of-the-art of the property is transferred onto paper with meticulous accuracy. During this phase, the designer familiarises himself with the space to be furnished, using his experience and imagination to configure the various rooms and their functions in an appropriate and practical manner. This first step is one of the most sensitive, as it can influence the outcome of the entire process.
This is known as the “preparatory stage”: the time when the designer interviews the client very carefully and precisely, to gather as much information as possible about his life-style and needs. This information is essential in order to optimise the arrangement, function and use of the furnishings, and so create a truly customised solution. This phase is also vitally important: the dreams and expectations of the client are key factors in our work.
The designer combines all the information gathered in the preceding phases to produce a series of sketches and outlines, watercolours and perspective drawings, accompanying these with charts of different colours and materials. In this way, the client can visualise the arrangement of the various components within the space, imagining the way his house will be furnished in the future, and immersing himself in the general atmosphere. He can then decide whether or not this is the right course to follow, or whether certain modifications need to be made.
Following the initial planning stage, the time comes to decide upon the exact design for the interior of the house. With the use of computerised tools, the designer can now produce a draft project. The first phase of technical design focuses particularly on the ergonomic and practical aspects of the furnishings and the exact positioning of functional areas and passageways, with the express aim of creating a harmonious atmosphere in the home.
On the basis of the draft project, we draw up various tables with specific designs and perspective drawings relating to the different tasks involved in realising the overall scheme: demolition and construction work, electrical systems, floors, ceilings, walls, and so on. The final design acts as a golden thread uniting all the different skills involved in the subsequent activities of planning and assembly, enabling every party to have a precise and comprehensive vision of the project from a technical point of view.
This is the phase in which we process every constituent part of the design in a highly specific and detailed way. A system of numbers and letters is used to distinguish every such element, enabling one to understand immediately where it is located within the plan. The design is also accompanied by a special book, in which the various furnishings and components are all carefully described (their dimensions, colours, finishes, codes, possible coverings, etc.) and illustrated by means of photos and technical drawings.
Transporting the furniture from our production site to the client’s home is a very sensitive procedure. We want to ensure the furniture is safe from any possible damage. For this reason, we package every item with enormous care, protecting the more delicate components, before loading them into suitable means of transport such as delivery vehicles or container lorries. Thanks to the scrupulous care we take during this phase, we able to ensure that our products arrive at their destination in perfect condition.
When they arrive at their destination, the furniture components are mounted and the various systems installed. The quality of the final result depends heavily on this phase, so we always entrust the work to specially-trained craftsmen, who have an expert knowledge of the techniques involved in assembling fitted furniture. As a result of the pre-assembly processes at our site, all the individual elements carry a unique identification number. This helps to avoid a needless loss of time when the personnel are at work in the client’s home.
Our furnishing solutions are made to be seen. Family life and daily use clearly make constant demands on any furniture, with issues such as changes in position, knocks, repeated contact and wear and tear. To assist our clients, we keep a record bank which includes all the details of every single design project: finishes, measurements, fabrics and samples. Even many years after installation, therefore, we are able to provide you with a very prompt replacement or repair service.