Founded in 1882, Gervasoni is currently managed by the third generation of the family with Giovanni and Michele Gervasoni. Born in the province of Udine as a small artisan workshop specialising in wickerwork, the “Premiata Società Friulana per l’Industria di Vimini” [Award-winning Friulian Society for the Wicker Industry] passed into the hands of Giovanni Gervasoni in 1925, and has since travelled the Italian history of 20th century design. To date, it is an established reality in the world of indoor and outdoor furniture. Gervasoni has crossed the new frontiers of avant-garde and innovation of the 90s thanks to the eclectic and unconventional creativity of Paola Navone, who will become the creator of some of the most iconic collections and artistic director until 2020, while always maintaining that background full of history and tradition that has been a main feature of the company since its beginnings.
In May 2015, Gervasoni joined IDB, Italian Design Brands S.p.A. By combining substantial financial, strategic and relational forces with solid industrial and commercial experience, the project aims to create an Italian high-quality design furniture hub, capable of becoming a highly competitive reality at an international level. Giovanni and Michele Gervasoni, in addition to managing the Friulian company, are currently shareholders in the IDB Group.