Design, colour, flexibility. For over 50 years, these three key elements have been reinterpreting the historical tradition of Crassevig and leading it towards a new dimension. Our company is composed of practical solutions and runs through territorial manufacturing, design, partnerships and materials. So many design forms and a unique vision, creating a mission that combines quality and timing with environmental awareness and care for people.

People

Industrial Craftsmanship

The typical craftsmanship of Friuli blends with the aesthetic power of design and industrial craftsmanship. Crassevig’s experience has revealed its true potential in the local community and the people who live there, leading the company to embrace the principle of Social Responsibility on a daily basis. Almost 70% of the suppliers work in the Chair District, within a 20 km radius: a localisation that allows compliance with specific standards, better relations management and an artisanal know-how that pays attention to every detail. A family of specialised workers, a local and transparent supply chain, a network of collaborators who respect ethical principles: only an all-round human vision can create products modelled on people.

Designers and Collaborations

Creative Partnerships

Ideas take shape, through the creativity of international talents. The versatility of the soft lines that characterise Crassevig’s style gives life to projects with the most diverse inspirations, involving Designers, Architects and Studios from all over the world in a joint creative network, whilst maintaining their own identity. In this way, skilful local manufacturing welcomes an increasingly broader global vision, with a constructive contamination of ideas, styles, professional and cultural experiences.

Products

Interpreting Trends

Design is, first and foremost, a matter of imagination, a way to better understand the changes of time. Crassevig gets caught up in a movement of everlasting inspiration, with innovative actions and visions that continuously renovate its products. Chairs, lounges, stools, tables, and all solutions by Crassevig thus succeed in making any space welcoming with their enveloping shapes, interpreting interior design trends and personal tastes with versatility, in a whirlwind of contemporary perspectives.

Multi-materiality

Multi-material Expressions

An elegant mix of materials that transcends pure beauty and becomes an innovative tool. Crassevig’s design finds its highest expression in the pursuit of multi-materiality. A passion for colour and the most appropriate materials distinguishes the company, creating products with a unique style and a circular approach, aware of the origin of each material and aimed at reducing waste. With this in mind, 78% of the wood used comes from FSC® certified forests, while 75% of the plastics are post-consumer reused and 99% are recyclable.

Production

Production end Certifications

Crassevig envisions an unconventional twist on the furniture sector. The basic shapes of products explore a labyrinth of design possibilities, with a distinctively Made in Italy style and attention to detail. The continuous search for ideas and new challenges goes hand in hand with care for production quality and environmental management, backed by the relevant certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FSC Chain of Custody, EN 1728:2012, Ansi Bifma X5.1. Manufacturing care is combined with corporate governance care, thanks to a transparent supply chain, a company policy oriented towards people’s wellbeing, and a resource management that is attentive to their well-considered use.

Sustainability

Environment and Circularity

Tackling present and future environmental challenges through conscious daily practices. At Crassevig, Sustainability is rooted in its Italian heritage and corporate values, involving all stakeholders in the supply chain. The company’s commitment recognises a collective and individual responsibility, seeking the balance between local impact and global issues, between an appealing, ergonomic design and material traceability, from source to post-consumer disposal. We are also convinced that inclusive and sustainable growth should both care for the planet and generate opportunities for the younger generation by focusing on safe working practices, certified standards and the wellbeing of the individual as a whole.

Our Background

Since 1969, the Scandinavian-inspired design created by Crassevig has been based on a timeless design approach that interprets reality and evolves with it, through well-defined stages. A history that spans three generations, constantly renewing and transforming itself, together with a network of partners ready to support Crassevig in the design of future-oriented solutions.

1969
Foundation

Crassevig is founded in Corno di Rosazzo, in the Udine area. Its foundation gave rise to the most refined wood bending techniques applied to authorial design.

1971
First design, Johan

The first design piece: Johan, the solid ash coat stand created by Giovanni Offredi. An extraordinary blend of experience in bending wood.

1973
First Logo

Luciano Svegliado creates Crassevig’s curved logo.

1977
Copenhagen Furniture Fair

Crassevig is the first non-Scandinavian company to be accepted at the Copenhagen Furniture Fair, establishing itself in the realm of Northern European design.

1979
Arca chair featured in the Compasso d'Oro Honourable Selection

Arca chair, designed by Gigi Sabadin, enters the Honourable Selection of the Compasso d’oro.

1987
2H Table and HB Chair featured in the Compasso d'Oro Honourable Selection

2H table and HB chair, by Grafite Design, get into the Honourable Selection of the Compasso d’Oro.

1987
Giotto Design

Gigi Sabadin designs Giotto, the table that expands on all four sides and turns from square to round.

1989
Gina & Ginotta Design

Gina and Ginotta, designed by Enrico Franzolini, conquere the international market for their elegance and femininity.

1991
New Logo

Crassevig changes its logo and corporate image, while maintaining the essence of its identity.

1994
Asia, the First Metal Chair

Asia, by Enrico Franzolini, is among the first chairs with a metal frame and base. Selected for the Compasso d’Oro (1996), it is a stylistic and functional benchmark that remains valid nowadays.

1996
Anna, perfect curves

Anna, the chair imagined by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, is born. Its wooden curves are so perfect that it becomes incomparably light.

2001
Alis Family

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba renew the success with the Alis set, an advanced system of stackable chairs and armchairs.

2002
The "Horse catalogue"

Crassevig creates a set in the open countryside for the new catalogue, at the old paternal grandparents’ family home. A horse strolls by and gets photographed, triggering the idea of the so-called “horse catalogue”.

2005
Nett Chair

Ton Haas designs Nett chair, a project with a precise grid effect obtained using coloured nylon and fibreglass.

2010
Stem Chair

Patrick Norguet envisions a light basket made of 26 rods, each one different from the other. Stem chair is born.

2014
40 years at the Salone del Mobile

Our first – and uninterrupted – 40 years at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

2015
Dondolo, upholstered edition

Dondolo is one of the company’s most popular products, designed in 1970 by Luigi Crassevig and made of steam-curved wood with expert craftsmanship. For its 45th anniversary, it is presented in an upholstered version.

2016
Anna turns 50 years old

Anna celebrates 20 years of international success, confirming the strength of Crassevig’s philosophy. An approach to projects that stems from the characteristics of raw materials, enhancing technical and aesthetic details.

2019
Crassevig's 50th Anniversary

Crassevig celebrates its 50th anniversary, a story that started with the passion for bent wood and continued with the discovery of new innovative materials, in a variety of products designed for the home and the contract sector. An unconventional entrepreneurial vision combined with deep craftsmanship skills.

2020
Dondolo turns 50 years old

A model that travels through history to experience a new life, Dondolo celebrates its 50th anniversary: designed by Luigi Crassevig in 1970, it combines creativity with local tradition, innovation with historical materials.