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Meet our Italian Furniture Artisans: Guerra Vanni

by Robbin Lynn Crandal

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[quote ]Italy is part of the ‘old continent.’ Made in Italy stands for high quality products, and this is reflected in every piece of our furniture because we take care of every detail. We have the Italian taste and style…[/quote]

This is a reflection from one of our outstanding Italian artisan companies, Guerra Vanni, who makes some of the most beautifully hand-crafted, 100% Made in Italy furniture you’ll ever see. With their pride of production and unwavering work ethic, it’s no wonder that Guerra Vanni has been a successfully run family-owned business for over 50 years.

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A history born of experience

Guerra Vanni began in 1960 as a small craftsmanship company that produced only one product—tables. But as time went on, they expanded. Today, they could fill the rooms of your house with the furniture variety of a larger manufacturer… and yet, they aren’t.

Producing authentic Italian furniture is considered an art form in Italy, a highly skilled trade passed down with pride from generation to generation. The same quality artisan craftsmanship and attention to detail Guerra Vanni began their operation with in 1960, still exists today.

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So how does one run a family business with the kind of continued success and fine craftsmanship we find with Guerra Vanni?

The answer is partly due to the family and business relationships, and partly due to their exceptional commitment to quality control. Their business—founded by the grandmother of the two women running the company today—is comprised of two companies, one for production and one for distribution. They have also been working with their external partners for more than 20 years, and their production quality is assured by these partnerships.

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Master craftsmen…and it shows

You don’t get to be master craftsmen by accident. It takes determination, hard work, attention to your craft…and practice! Guerra Vanni got these four components right, and excellence is reflected in everything they make.

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In fact, one of the reasons ItalyByWeb selected Guerra Vanni is because they specialize and are unparalleled in their ability to provide top quality finishes and inlays. The other reason? Quite simply, they excel in every other facet of their business.

The magic of production

It all starts with refined quality woods. Guerra Vanni actually controls their own mill in Poland that cuts and processes the wood, then ships it to the Guerra Vanni factory in Italy, and the magic begins.

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Casegoods and chairs are all framed in solid wood – each piece individually hand-assembled by craftsmen and –women with years (some even decades) of experience.

Next comes construction of the gorgeous table tops—inlays are pressed in, and the edges of the tops are trimmed in solid wood. All veneering is done with double counter face, so the veneer is also found underneath the table top.

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