Rimadesio produces systems for sub-dividing environments and for the architectural definition of internal spaces. Doors, sliding panels, shelving units, walk-in wardrobes and a collection of complementary furniture: an offer which is constantly increasing in size and which is forever evolving its style. Linear and concrete designs wherein the simplicity of a concept is expressed through an exceptional level of technical competence. Highly-stylised objects, made to guarantee a superb look, but which still lend themselves to daily life, to a natural use that corresponds to the concept of contemporary living advanced by the company.
Glass, which is a pure and ecological material, plays the most important part in the collection. All work on it is carried out entirely in the company’s production department, this being possible as a result of a technical know-how gained over 50 years’ experience in this field.
Rimadesio’ s aim is to continue to develop its own design culture and production technology in order to be able to offer functionally innovative ideas which are exclusive from an aesthetic point of view and can ensure maximum reliability over time.
Between rasionalism and naturalness: the architecture of Rimadesio’s corporate headquarters shows completely the conceptual vision of the firm.
Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, with a 1000 mq surface, the building is characterized by wide windows that overlook on the green and that make the light, the absolute protagonist of interiors.
The atmosphere is committed to transparent glass, one of the raw materials of Rimadesio: sliding doors Siparium system create dynamics spaces in complete continuity with each other.
An architecture of communication which reflects a way of work based on complementarity between different expertise.
The corporate headquarter Rimadesio gathers up all the thought processes that articulate the Company life: from Sales Department to Research and Development, from technical and information support to all administrative activities.
Rimadesio was founded in 1956 by Francesco Malberti and Luigi Riboldi.
The company started out under the name of Rima Vetraria and its headquarters were in Desio, in the Milan northern area. Desio is situated in the heart of Brianza: a clearly defined area in Lombardy that was getting ready to become a leader in the exceptional industrial and economic boom that was to take place a few years later.
The two-part name Rimadesio-vetro has been present from the very start: at the beginning the company dedicated its work to flat panes of glass, working for other furniture companies.
A large part of the production process was carried out by hand: engravings, gold-leaf applications and colouring were all done by hand, one at a time.
These working methods were matched by a great desire to experiment and a huge life-force. During this period the company built up its own technological know-how, and expanded its range of materials to include wood and plexiglass.
One of the main uses of glass is for mirrors and these account for an important part of the company’s output. The range is extremely wide: on the one hand, there are wall mirrors which are available in a variety of designs, on the other hand, since 1983 there have been the “Specchi d’autore”, “Writers’ mirrors”, signed by famous people such as Lucio Del Pezzo, Ugo Nespolo, Franco Grignani, Concetto Pozzati, Sergio Borrini, Lucia Pescador and Emilio Tadini. Serigraphy is the technique mainly used for these typ.