Desalto takes its name from “design alto,” which means “high design”, and that is what the family-owned Italian brand does best. For decades, Desalto, based in Cantù, Italy, has been a leader in technological and design innovation. The Orsenigo family, heirs of a metalworking company, founded Desalto in 1990 as a way to align their business with the contemporary furniture world. Since then, the manufacturer has become a leading supporter of cutting-edge design at the utmost quality.
Advanced research and development combined with aesthetically sophisticated design makes each piece in the Desalto collection unique. A creative production process focused on attention to detail allows the company to be active worldwide in many different markets. Desalto also offers customizable finishes, colors, and sizes and encourages customers to tailor standard catalog products to their needs.
Desalto partners with many internationally renowned designers like Marco Acerbis, Arik Levy, Denis Santachiara, Gordon Guillaumier, Marc Krusin, Bruno Fattorini, Hannes Wettstein, Piero Lissoni, Tokujin Yoshioka, and Nendo. These award-winning talents are what make the avant-garde collection what it is. Pieces like the Clay table by Krusin and the Element table by Yoshioka reveal how the brand skillfully applies its metalworking expertise to sculptural, statement-making design.
In 2018, Gordon Guillaumier became the company’s art director. The Italian designer’s conceptual approach will surely mean even more exciting innovation from the brand in the years to come. Context Gallery has been a trusted partner with Desalto for over a decade.