A leading name in Italian design, DePadova was founded in Milan in the 1950s by Fernando and Maddalena DePadova. DePadova was the first
company to introduce Northern European design to Italy, thus establishing it as a household name and pioneer of design.
The same values championed by Fernando and Maddalena over 50 years ago are still at the heart of the company today. The De Padova collection draws inspiration from the great design classics, from an appreciation of fine craftsmanship, and from a combination of extensive research and innovation.
DePadova has always been at the fore of contemporary furniture design.
The 2000s saw Maddalena DePadova pass the helm of the company to her children, Luca and Valeria, with Luca later being appointed CEO
of De Padova in 2013. During this time, he focused on initiating relationships and collaborations with both emerging and renowned designers, investing company resources in the development of new products, and establishing the De Padova brand in foreign markets.
In April 2015, the company was acquired by Boffi. Roberto Gavazzi, CEO of Boffi, became CEO of De Padova. Luca De Padova became an important shareholder in Boffi, President of De Padova, and Vice President of Boffi. The union of De Padova and Boffi will allow the companies to collaborate on an international joint distribution program, with their shared passion and Italian heritage, making the companies leaders in contemporary furniture design.