Italian craftsmanship

Mechanical processes typical of carpentry are used in production, such as cutting, milling, hand polishing and thermoforming and thermobending techniques. For these reasons, every product, from the smallest object to the table, can be considered a unique item. Furthermore, each piece is also unique in its decoration, because it is made with always different parts of the plate which incorporates the fabric using an all-over design.

Research and innovation

Originally it was from the Milan laboratory that the first COMPAGNIA DEL TABACCO classics came out: the collections of methacrylate items for the home and table, coordinated in multiple variations and decorations. The very first are characterized by the designs of Limone, Melograno and Glicine, which use the original graphics by Giovanni Patrini for home and garden textiles.

It follows the enormously successful line of Swiss Sangalllo lace, selected in the simplest and most subtle embroideries to perfectly combine the brightness, shapes and clarity of the plastic material. Also memorable is the collection of sculptural pieces, such as the Book-Bookend and the Ladder, which highlight the intrinsic purity of the transparent methacrylate material.

Production includes Also an imported line, composed of objects made in the East, but designed in Italy, which uses tobacco leaves and exotic materials such as coconut and bamboo, which is accompanied by collections in transparent and decorated methacrylate, with applications of other materials as well.

Quality and Beauty without compromise

What COMPAGNIA DEL TABACCO represents is not a style, but rather a way of being: beautiful, elegant and functional. The best definition is in these three words: Transparencies, Fabric and Reflections. Frank and direct concepts, characteristic of the Milanese aesthetics and lifestyle.

Milanese soul and creativity

From a geographical point of view, COMPAGNIA DEL TABACCO was born in Milan and had its first headquarters in a side street of Corso Garibaldi, an ancient village in the city, then characterized by a dense network of small shops and artisan workshops.

Precisely for this reason the company has always been extremely linked to the concept of Milanese industriousness and the relationship between places, things and people. To confirm this, in 1991 he chose to open his own showroom in via San Marco, in the heart of the Brera district.

In addition to Giovanni Patrini, there are many contributors who have collaborated with the brand, all linked to Milan. Nino Zocche, an architect of Trieste origin, who designed many articles in transparent methacrylate from the 1980s until 2000, and then Gigi Marcazzan, a designer from Lombardy, who in 1990 developed a line of products in colored methacrylate.

But what makes the COMPAGNIA DEL TABACCO family of objects rich are many small contributions from Milanese people. As for the ZeTa lamp, designed by the engineer Fabio Marchi, Special Mention at the YOUNG & DESIGN 2000 international competition, and Stefano Bagnasco himself, author of the yachting line with nautical charts, coat hanger in the shape of a Gassa d'amante, and the coffee table living room Thu Thu.