Cassina has announced that it has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Zanotta, an historic Italian company operating in the high-end segment and internationally renowned for its iconic furniture.


Founded in 1954 in Nova Milanese, Zanotta is recognised as one of the major players in the history of Italian design. Since the 60s, guided by the intuition and extraordinary entrepreneurial capacity of its founder Aurelio Zanotta, it has conquered the design scene with its emblematic products defined by innovation and technological research, as well as the continuous evolution in the quality of materials and production processes.


Over its exceptional history, Zanotta has collaborated with some of the most important Italian architects and designers, including, Gae Aulenti, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Alessandro Mendini, Carlo Mollino, Bruno Munari and Ettore Sottsass. A collection of legendary products that best represent everyday life such as, for example, the Maggiolina chaise-longue, the Sciangai coat stand, the Sacco armchair, the Tonietta chair, the Mezzadro stool, the Leonardo table, the Allunaggio outdoor seat and the Quaderna table, in production for decades and still today a point of reference for passionate customers and design connoisseurs.


Zanotta will join the other prestigious brands part of the Haworth Lifestyle Design group: Cassina, Cappellini, Ceccotti, Karakter, Poltrona Frau, Luxury Living, JANUS Et Cie, Luminaire and Interni.  Cassina will coordinate its activities and future development plan.