Former was founded in Cantù in 1967. Italian design began to emerge in these years, when the Company immediately positioned itself as a trailblazer, by leveraging artisanal experience honed since the early 1900s, also preserved in its industrial-scale production. Former combines technology and beauty, excellence of materials and research to produce functional modular systems. Projects such as Euro, Zeronove and Plinto stand as contemporary classics and production is still Made in Italy at 0 km, closely linked to the identity of Brianza, a district that has long established itself as the hub of furniture production. This is where the Former collections start their journey around the world. In 2010, relying on its new business structure, the Company also reached into emerging markets, the Middle East and major European cities, showcasing its products for both the residential and commercial commission-based sectors. The acquisition of Busnelli, leader in upholstered furniture, in 2017, marks the evolution towards a global vision of good living.