Zanotta

Zanotta

Zanotta’s award-winning designs are on display at museums around the world, including New York’s MOMA and Paris’s Musée National d’Art Moderne. Recognized as one of Italy’s top furniture makers, Zanotta has been producing pieces designed by visionaries such as architects Gae Aulenti and Allessandro Mendini since 1954. The collection showcases steel base, glass-topped coffee tables, aluminum- framed wooden cabinets, headboards upholstered in wool, and many other singular designs. Zanotta is based in Veneto; its product is available in over 20 US stores.

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