To buy an object produced by Arnolfo di Cambio entails several privileges: besides the awareness of having purchased a product that maximises the inherent characteristics of crystal, the customer will guaranteed to buy a product
made by hand in Italy, whose engravings, lights and refractions are further enhanced by the fact of being made using traditional techniques.
the history, the success
Arnolfo di Cambio, a company specialized in the production of objects made of crystal with more than 24% PbO, was founded in 1963 in Colle Val d’Elsa, Italy.
The company owes its success to the entrepreneurial spirit of its founding members, who have been unceasingly researching for new technologies over the course of three generations, creating highly innovative products that allowed Arnolfo di Cambio to stand out thanks to its unique design. Over the past 55 years, Arnolfo di Cambio has treasured the heritage of traditional master glassblowers and combined it with technological innovation, investing right from the start in collaborating with renowned designers who contributed to establish the unmistakable style of the company. Suffice it to mention glasses such as Smoke by Joe Colombo and Mapan by Sergio Asti, both on permanent exhibition at the MoMa in New York, or other significant examples such as the Cibi glass, which became familiar to a wider public after being used on the set of Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”.
Leading designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Marco Zanuso, Sergio Asti, Cini Boeri, Toshiyuki Kita, Roger Tallon, Oscar Tusquets Blanca, Konstantin Grcic, Alfredo Häberli, Michele De Lucchi have re-interpreted the classics of the collections, improving their functionality and valorising their aesthetics.
The company’s trademark has become highly visible internationally as a result of exhibitions, publications and prizes that have contributed to increasing the appreciation of the public, institutions and designers, who acknowledge Arnolfo di Cambio as one of the leading Italian crystal manufacturers.
Style, tradition and innovation, elegance, and the unique nature of each piece reflect the philosophy of Arnolfo di Cambio which, without losing anything of its own identity, has proved itself capable of producing collections that enhance the original culture of the designers with whom it collaborates.
Brand & Licensing
In 1987 the company also decided to step into the licensing business with the fashion world, initially taking the license for Tableware for the French brand Christian Dior until 2000, which was followed by Roberto Cavalli in 2001, Blumarine in 2005 and Valentino in 2006.
The company is currently worldwide licensee for the brands Roberto Cavalli with the Roberto Cavalli Home Luxury Tableware collection and Blumarine Home Collection which have both been very succesfull since the launching and the continuous increment in sales has pushed the company to invest further in implementing the collection to many gift items in various luxurious materials.
Arnolfo di Cambio has acquired over the years the right know-how, both in the manufacturing process as well as in the capacity of choosing the right outsourcing partner, for the production of any item which can be part of a tableware collection.
Its ability also consists in having created a worldwide network of retailers, department stores, distributors and agents in order to be able to immediately reach out to them for any new product or project for the present and future.