The presentation of Our articles continues beginning from a short historical signal: we talk about Maggiolini, a style that takes the name from Giuseppe Maggiolini (Parabiago, 13 November 1738 – 16 November 1814) known as the main Italian cabinetmaker, of late-baroque and above all neoclassic current. Historically he’s known as the “Master of inlay”, but it’s more correct to define him as “Master of cabinetmaking”, since he was capable to use new materials, of different quality from those used till that moment. It was thus that the name of Maggiolini came legacy to the furniture decorations, between which the most typical are: bedside tables, bar and jewel-cases.
Become famous thanks to its art, it worked for the most important families in Milan and the major European courts, specializing themselves in the realization of chest of drawers and using 86 different types of woods: from the Americas it imported mahogany and ebony; from Como and Lecco, maple tree, holly, olive tree, boxwood and hawthorn.
It used only natural colors, with the exception of green, blue, celestial and rose pale, that he obtained on the base of silicates, since in nature does not exist lumber of such colors. Its furnitures, realized with pure geometric lines, according to the sober neoclassic taste, were decorated with inlays, on cardboards supplied from the greatest artists of the age, with mithological subjects, allegorical, or with a chinese style.
From this we took the inspiration for our collection of chest of drawers in walnut and olive tree, a faithful reproduction of that squared style, little striking and lacking in carvings. What distinguishes it and gives presciousness to it is the originality in the tecnique used for the inlays of boxwood, maple tree and olive tree, that simulates the painting: a type of working that in Italy has deep Rinascimental roots.
Also the technique that we use for the finish, that is the manual tamponage of shellac and wax, is obtained from the ancient cabinetmaking traditions. The use of these natural materials allows to obtain an extremely soft finish. Tradition and technique joined together to create a collection of classic elegance.