Anacleto Mariani designs and produces furniture and interiors in the classic style for an international clientele.The founder finds inspiration for his designs from the Italian artistic tradition, which he reinterprets by adapting materials like marble, glass, stucco decorations, gilding and wood panelling to every type of space.
Born in Lissone, Anacleto Mariani could not avoid dealing with furnishings and architectural design since his family home's environment has for many generations been the carpenter's workshop his father Angelo ran with his three brothers Francesco, Paolo and Custode. His training felt the influence of family work in a territory marked by a thousand and one handicrafts' workshops, which still dot the low Brianza region around Cantù, Meda and Lissone. In the sixties he founded, along with his brothers Piero and Carlo, the company "Gruppo Emme" which for about twenty years was the centre of an extraordinary period of development and new generational training of the Mariani brothers who through artistic sensitivities, enhanced by Anacleto's attending the "Scuola del Castello Sforzesco" anticipated some design experimentation trends in the Milan area which over the years opened new paths in the field of industrial furniture production. His invincible character and the wish to travel and explore soon made him independent; they led him to develop his professional and entrepreneurial activity, which he created with his wife Brunella, precious and irreplaceable collaborator. His style is based on conviviality and direct relations, which he cannot do without even when discussing the most sensitive topics of his work. His ideas are clear and immediately expand if he finds the right interlocutor who is willing to follow him into his visionary world to organise a new job to be performed. Occasions to organise and furnish spaces that are already lived in or to build new residential areas from nothing fascinate him and lead him to openly share his original perceptions and to involve others in his conceptual intentions and creative world. Mariani does not set unbending barriers to defend his ideas. He discusses and talks to achieve the expected results and goals without on the other hand forgetting his interlocutors' human quality. This brief publication is designed to bear witness to remarkable experience, to give credit to a man for having persevered in his ideas by dedicating so many years of his life to making the life of many people more beautiful and pleasant and to distributing dreams in every part of the world where he has left the seal of his knowledge. Acknowledgements and praise to his wife Brunella, his companion both in life and work, to his sons Marco and Roberto and to architects, collaborators and craftsmen. Anacleto Mariani Italia is a firm backed by the commitment of many operators and by the intrinsic skill to form a team. Its work maintains creative versatility and Italian genius alive internationally.