Descendants of the craftsmen whose woodwork, painting and design have graced the palaces of Palladio and Venice’s Grand Canal for over 400 years, are once again using furniture, glass, walls, ceilings and doors as their canvas.
Using traditional Venice-inspired colors and artistic decorations applied to updated and rescaled antique frames, they are bringing old-world, Italian handcrafted design back to the new world order of interiors today. All courtesy of the visionary small-town company that has resurrected the art form, and the Lenarduzzi family who own and operate it today.
The Venetian Palazzo theme of our Porte Italia booth at Salone del Mobile in Milan was a big hit.LEARN MORE
Porte Italia has expanded the realm of our unique decorative skills beyond individual furniture pieces to include installations for entire rooms, homes, villas and palaces. We invite you to explore some of our custom installations.
The family-run Porte Italia business and culture is a refreshingly human one for all who work here - and for the clients who make the effort to get to know the family and people behind our beautiful creations.LEARN MORE
At Porte Italia there is no “factory,’ and no two pieces are exactly alike. Because each Porte Italia creation is built and painted by hand, using many of the same techniques that made Venice the center of furniture design and decoration over 350 years ago.
In the 1300’s, the Venetian Republic became the wealthiest and most powerful mercantile empire in the known world. Which in turn spawned gilded palaces, art, furniture and architectural treasures beyond the world’s wildest imagination.