One hundred years of history
“As a child I went there and there was this beautiful factory, small yet beautiful …”
Foundation of the workshop in viale Montello in Milan
On 29 June 1911, Giuseppe Bosisio (1868-1946) founded his company in a modest Milanese workshop in Viale Montello. In the window, he displayed bronze lettering, crucifixes, votive lamps and other sacred ornaments. In the back of the shop, he set up a small workshop where he created his models. During the First World War, the Italian economy ground to a painful halt. Giuseppe Bosisio and his son, Riccardo (1901-1983), re-launched the company, and in 1925, published their first catalogue, a complete work that contained their entire artistic production. The great technical innovation was die-casting that allowed the mass production of small items. Hundreds of steel moulds were created for the production of lettering, frames, lamps and vases; artisanship was transformed into industry.
Factory in Cernusco sul Naviglio (Milan)
Riccardo Bosisio purchased 40,000 m2 of industrial land where he built the new premises designed by the famous architect, Giò Ponti. In 1962, the new factory in Cernusco sul Naviglio was inaugurated on the doorstep of Milan; these premises were more suited to the development plans of the company. Giuseppe Bosisio, the oldest son of Riccardo Bosisio and grandson of the original Giuseppe Bosisio joined the administration of the company. The ‘Fonderie d’arte Bosisio’ trademark is acknowledged all over the world for its artistic value and the high quality of its products.