Voltan Industria Mobili was founded in 1969 by the passion of Luigi Voltan, who had learnt the secrets of the wood art from able carpenters. The current headquarter is still located in Legnaro, in the countryside of Padua, where values such as dedication, inventiveness and can-do-spirit still drive daily activities. Please click here to view the company video.
Luigi has always admired the tool versatility, the grains of the freshly cut timber, the furniture manufacturing process and the wood perfume. He liked to “get his hands dirty” and he was surprised when small artwork items took shape under his hands, for example furniture decorations.
Initially, the company was a mere handicraft workshop, but it soon became one of the main furniture factories in the province of Padua.
In the ‘70s, in addition to furniture decorations, Luigi Voltan started producing caravan and camper furnishings.
The success of the first bedroom - produced in 1975 - led him to manufacture new products and to improve wood processing, using raw materials such as cherry wood, walnut, oak, as well as briar-root and wood parchments.
Five years later, Voltan Industrie Mobili was a well-established company. Each manufacturing stage (veneering, squaring, beading, drilling, etc.) is carried out internally in the Legnaro plants, which occupy 5000 square metres.
In the ‘90s, Andrea, Paolo and Marco - Luigi’s sons - gradually took up the reins of the company, thus showing renewed momentum.
In this period, a new product line made its debut, i.e. the contemporary furniture covered in concrete and engraved by pantograph to create various customizable textures. While the competitors chose a cold, impersonal style, Voltan Industrie Mobili aspired to produce more than banal products, so it launched original solutions with attractive materic surfaces, thus anticipating the “industrial” style that is currently very much in vogue.
In 2011 the company launched the Collezione 555: the letter or number shaped holder and the armchair “5” became Voltan iconic products.
All the furniture is designed and manufactured in Padua with Italian raw materials. The research for innovative materials, the first quality finishing, the fresh and never impersonal minimalism emphasise the company products to the point of becoming its distinctive characteristics.
Voltan products are distributed in the most renowned shops in Italy and abroad.
The values of the humble origins are recreated in every new collection: desire of turning an idea into a design piece of furniture, inventiveness and hard work. Mr. Voltan, his sons and his employees are proud heirs of the ’60s.