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Molteni Vernici, the new way of doing design.

A design in motion, a design in continuous evolution that never ceases to amaze and to transform projects considered as architectural utopias into actual works of modern architecture, worthy of the most important International Awards.

In this context Molteni Vernici takes on the role of the stylist, in other words, the one who with his knowledge is able to transform the invisible into the tangible, satisfying the expectations of the best Architects and Designers in the world.

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WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1948 as a galvanic company that also produced paints, Molteni Vernici soon devoted itself entirely to the production of special paints for the furniture industry. In the Seventies the company took on industrial dimensions, developing its own in-house production, while in the Eighties and Nineties, the entry of the third Molteni generation into the company transformed its "own surname" into a paint brand full of appeal, recognised worldwide, and which, with its thousands of paint finishes in the Catalogue, is able to gain both emerging architects and internationally renowned professionals.

"We are a tailor's shop dedicated to colour," says Molteni Vernici Art Director RYAN MITCHELL, today at the creative helm of the company. "We do not only offer solutions but we are also able to satisfy any aesthetic requirement, building together with the customer the desired shades and finishes, guaranteeing absolute repeatability, always, at any time. The knowledge of craftsmen refines a product born of the most modern industrial chemistry; the intelligence of chemists' hands offers sensitivity and emotion to industrial precision.


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Paints in Range

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different colours

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Awards

Our Heritage

The story behind our brand's success

The Research and Development activity carried out by Molteni Vernici is defined as all that creative work undertaken both to increase the body of knowledge and to use this knowledge for new and future applications. Molteni Vernici constantly carries out systematic work, based on existing knowledge acquired through research and practical experience, conducted to complete, develop or improve materials, products and production processes, systems and services.

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craftsmanship and wisdom of brianza

We strive to do meaningful project development work for our customers

Molteni Vernici combines the craftsmanship of the skilled Brianza and the know-how matured by the company in seventy years of experience with the most advanced technology, introduced both within the production processes, through the choice of new generated raw materials and new, state-of-the-art processing machinery, and during the prototyping phases of new projects. Molteni Vernici's technology is constantly evolving to guarantee its users only the best results in the chemical-physical field.

our Team

Our team members are the real value of Molteni Vernici

Head of STYLE CENTRE, designer colour & trim
marketing and SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
senior ADVANCED manager research and development centre
our values

The principles that guide everything we do

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Creativity

It is at the core of our work, which differentiates us from the masses and turns us into value-added.

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Heritage

It is only thanks to our past that today we are the benchmark in the world of colour design.

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Innovation

Innovation, Research and Development not as a complement but as a value.

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Technology

The use of state-of-the-art technology to make our difference

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Taylor Made

The company's warhorse is the 100% customised mood

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Durability

Our products are designed to last, real durability and not theoretical.

special surface finishes and EFFECTS

What makes unique our special effect paints

VARIETY

The universe of surface finishes and special paints from Molteni Vernici is vast and suitable for the most diverse applications. For different environments and atmospheres, each special paint is able to give every piece of furniture, every design, architecture, contract and retail project a unique and inimitable look.

INNOVATION

Our special paints are the result of relentless research to always guarantee the best in special effect paints and finishes for furniture, architecture, design, contract and retail. Every day our commitment to improvement grows ever greater and pushes us towards ever more technological and environmentally conscious choices.

QUALITY

Attention to detail, experience and knowledge of the world of special paints can be translated into a single word: quality. Choosing Molteni Vernici means being able to count on the best special-effect paints and the best finishes for furnishing, architecture, design, contract and retail.

Objects awarded the Compasso d'Oro Award and an Honourable Mention with Molteni Vernici's WAKEUP special paint enter by right into the ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection, declared on 22 April 2004 by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities to be of "exceptional artistic and historical interest".

LAB DIVISION

A new way of creating special paints

A technical space, where you can dream, as the special paints that Molteni Vernici produces make you dream. A setting of great aesthetic impact and enveloping warmth. A forge of ideas, designed to bring the company's reality to life through a new and stimulating experience. LAB DIVISION is the place where Architects and Designers are free to express their creativity and give life to unique products, aided by the knowledge and experience of skilled engineers. A space specifically designed for creative minds eager for change, evolution, fun. A desire to twist, to reinvent and to amaze. Looking towards the future with the eyes of a child. LAB DIVISION is the spokesperson for a concept that integrates design and formal quality, technical research and the feeling of exclusivity that only attention to detail can give. The company knows how to develop a concept, putting innovation at the heart of every product, in every project and in every step of the production process of special paints.

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Molteni Vernici wins with WAKEUP finish

COMPASSO D'ORO AWARD HONOURABLE MENTION 2022

Molteni Vernici wins with WAKEUP the XXVII ADI Compasso d'Oro Award "Honorable Mention". A prestigious award for the famous Design Factory of Brianza based in Via dell'Artigianato 44 in Cantù Como and at the same time a further confirmation for the company that has always been a leader in the production of paints, special paints, special effects paints and finishes for the world of Architecture and Luxury Design, awarded over the years with countless awards at national and international level. A gratification that fills the entire Molteni Vernici team with pride, bringing satisfaction for the goal achieved as well as a further confirmation of its added value to the world of Design. WAKEUP has been able to stand out among others thanks to its originality, functional and typological innovation, for the production processes adopted and for the materials used and for the reuse, recycle, re-generation concept. The innovative finish uses the processing waste of the coffee industry, a drink known all over the world for its energy and explosiveness and therefore the perfect spokesperson for the message of Molteni Vernici: to move the consciences and the eco-compatible creativity of Architects, Designers and Brands by formulating solutions that are able to protect the environment.

RE-GENERATION

Password RE-GENERATION (revolution-regeneration).A completely green finish, formulated with renewable raw materials, generated by innovative refining processes of waste from the coffee industry that are not compatible with human nutrition. WAKEUP is in fact the first finish dedicated to the world of Design and Architecture obtained from recycled material. A product that knows how to respect the environment. Molteni Vernici consciously chooses to apply WAKEUP on a rhinoceros: a tribute to an endangered animal and a concrete position in favor of protecting the environment. The production process has also been prepared to drastically cut CO2 emissions into the atmosphere that allows us to have a lighter impact on our planet. A finish with a material texture, three-dimensional to the touch, suitable for covering indoor supports made on metal, plastic and wood, characterized by the historic resistance and elegance signed by Molteni Vernici. Thanks to the use of a new proprietary technology by the Research & Development Center, the treated surface is solid and completely isolated from hot or cold liquids. Even with the realization of this project, Molteni Vernici proves that is able to exite, conveying once again tradition and innovation.

SPECIAL PAINTS BECOME NATIONAL HERITAGE

The Compasso d'Oro Award, founded in Milan by a group of architects, designers and industrialists interested in the development of a modern culture and aesthetics of industrial products, has represented since 1954 the greatest recognition that can be conferred worldwide to industrial design products. In the XXVII edition, the excellences produced in 2020 and 2021 were awarded with 20 Compasso d'Oro and 25 Honourable Mentions. For years organized by La Rinascente department stores in order to highlight the value and quality of Italian design products, it was subsequently donated to ADI which since 1958 has been taking care of the organization, supervising its impartiality and integrity. The Compasso d'Oro Award is given every two years on the basis of a pre-selection carried out by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory, consisting of a commission of experts, designers, critics, historians, specialized journalists, ADI members or external to it, all continuously engaged in collecting, year after year, information and in evaluating and selecting the best products, which are then published in the ADI Design Index yearbooks. The objects awarded with the Compasso d'Oro Award and with the Honourable Mention and therefore the special WAKEUP paint by Molteni Vernici, become part of the ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection, declared on April 22nd 2004, by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities "of exceptional artistic and historical interest".

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A TAYLOR'S DEDICATED TO COLOUR

What makes Molteni Vernici unique

THE LABORATORY

The Research and Development activity carried out by Molteni Vernici is defined as all that creative work undertaken both to increase the body of knowledge and to use this knowledge for new and future applications. Molteni Vernici constantly carries out systematic work, based on existing knowledge acquired through research and practical experience, conducted with the aim of completing, developing or improving materials, products and production processes, systems and services.In order to guarantee the best for the global market, Molteni Vernici has set up a completely avant-garde Research and Development Laboratory capable of satisfying any requirement, thanks above all to the Just in Time philosophy, which takes the form of offering the end customer a custom-made product for every need, of high quality and in extremely short timescales. Using the best chemical technology, the Laboratory conducts daily research and tests that guarantee the creation and development of increasingly high-performance and innovative products. We provide daily qualified technical assistance, customised cycles, finishes and products, all guaranteed and supported by important internationally recognised tests (UNI, ISO, DIN, ASTM). The company's high flexibility allows it to guarantee the customer immediate response times in view of even complex problems, both from the point of view of the processing and manufacturing of the desired product, and from the point of view of the final quality of the product itself. All this thanks to the help of a know-how backed by almost 70 years of activity and the great competence and professionalism that the Brand has been able to develop over the years. A true centre of creativity located in the beating heart of Brianza where ideas are born, develop and take shape to give life to projects that respond to a lifestyle philosophy under the banner of Italian luxury.

STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Molteni Vernici has been operating on the international market for years, guaranteeing full compliance with all current environmental and chemical regulations, equipping every single formulation or blend with all ISO, REACH, ROHS and IPA certifications. All Molteni Vernici products are guaranteed by strict quality controls carried out on the production chain, from the selection of raw materials to production, packaging and distribution of the finished product. Each product is designed and manufactured on the industrial concept of eco-compatibility, and has a toxicological data sheet calculated on each individual formulation, a technical data sheet and complete and exhaustive labelling. Each packaging complies with all UNI regulations in force for transport by road, rail, sea or air, which is carried out with approved equipment and in full compliance with ADR regulations.Molteni Vernici's primary objective is to reduce environmental impact through:- the systematic elimination of any toxic or highly harmful substances and the reduction of harmful organic solvents;- the exploitation of the best technologies available, aimed not only at improving performance but also at reducing emissions into the atmosphere and improving safety at work.

ENVIRONMENT

The goal of eco-sustainable design by Molteni Vernici translates into the elimination or effective reduction of the negative effects of industrial production on the environment, through eco-aware processes. Through the use of renewable resources, materials and production processes, a lower impact on the natural environment is achieved. Sustainable design is the result of an integrated process between design, architecture and town planning. From the design of small everyday objects to the creation of urban areas, sustainable design finds applications in numerous fields: architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, graphic design, industrial design, interior design and fashion design. The general principles that mark the Brand's daily production are:- the use of sustainable materials: non-toxic, recycled or recyclable materials, produced according to production processes that use alternative energies;- energy saving: use of production processes or products that consume less energy;- quality and durability: greater resistance to wear and tear and optimal functioning guarantee a reduction in the impact of waste produced;- design and recycling: a project that envisages a second use for the object produced, both in its appearance and in its function.

TECHNOLOGY

Molteni Vernici combines the craftsmanship of the skilled Brianza area and the know-how matured by the company in seventy years of experience with the most advanced technology, introduced both within the production processes, through the choice of new raw materials generated and new, state-of-the-art processing machinery, and during the prototyping phases of new projects. Molteni Vernici's technology is constantly evolving to guarantee its users only the best results in the chemical-physical field. Important collaborations with numerous world-renowned universities and, in particular, with the American University of Applied Science and Technology, have enabled the company to introduce so-called "nanotechnology" into its production lines, which translates into the use of infinitesimally small particles with great chemical-physical capabilities, capable of conferring unique mechanical, chemical and physical resistance characteristics that are extremely innovative in the world of paints. The Brand offers itself on the international market through two distinct lines of high-tech products: a solvent-based line and a water-based line, both of which are supplied with all products including primers, fillers, intermediates, nanoceramic clearcoats, anti-touch and special effect finishes. All this is only possible with the support of an efficient development, execution, testing and quality control laboratory, in which each product and each verticalised cycle is developed and controlled down to the smallest detail with the aim of guaranteeing each end customer the prototyping and industrialisation of infinite types of special effect finishes that reflect the highest quality and chemical/physical resistance requirements.

THE STYLE CENTRE

Molteni Vernici, in collaboration with Designers, Architects, Artists and emerging young creatives from the fashion, interior design, outdoor design, architecture and luxury design sectors, creates the new Centro Stile Colore. The main objective of Centro Stile Molteni Vernici is to translate into concrete finishes the ideas born from the co-working of a young team representing the future of Made in Italy design combined with the most advanced chemical technology, thus guaranteeing the exclusivity of a unique and distinctive design to each end user.Colour, in industrial design, constitutes the value-added principle of the product and, if well studied and planned, can guarantee the true success of the project.
In recent years we have increasingly seen the production of identical objects distinguished only by the use of colour, so as to avoid anonymity and help make the product more appealing on the market.The cornerstone of the prototyping philosophy of the Molteni Vernici brand is the concept of synesthesia, a concept that concerns interaction and contamination between the different human senses.Good development in fact cannot disregard the total satisfaction of the user's perceptive expectations; going to perfect visual expectations while completely neglecting attention to the other senses produces undesirable effects that can undermine the overall enjoyment of the final work. In this sense, we enter into the infinite form/colour dualism, where different currents of thought see one prevailing over the other and vice versa; form is certainly decisive in our perception of an object (even an architectural one), but it is also true that it is colour that has the power to change the perception of form.Moreover, between the two elements, the light factor is never negligible, a determining factor also because it is a necessary condition for the very existence of colour. The difficulty in the integrated management of all these elements, so different but so interrelated, demonstrates the absolute necessity of the existence of the project and that this project be the fruit of research and vertical professionalism capable of integrating with each other. This is precisely why Molteni Vernici makes its know-how and creative area called Centro Stile available to all those Brands, Designers or Architects who want to transform a simple utopia into a great project.Exact evaluations of the substrate, conditions of use of the final product, characteristics of the final product texture, industrialisation costs, climatic conditions and application techniques are just some of the parameters that, with the help of the Brand's entourage of specialised technicians, can give life to the success of a final product.And this is precisely the daily mission undertaken by Molteni Vernici, considered as the result that comes from the fusion of a great idea, an important project, the choice of the right support, contained industrial costs and the choice of the perfect finish, considered the true soul of the product, and which, through masters and craftsmen of true Made in Italy style, gives life to excellence. Colour and finish understood as the heart and soul of the object, the design and the architectural work itself.Flexibility and experience allow rapid and concrete realisation times that exceed the highest industrial standards. The advice of Molteni Vernici technicians specialised for years in the field of colour design and architecture will guide each customer to the realisation of the final product, from the prototyping phase to the actual industrialisation phase.

CREATIVE AREA

Molteni Vernici invites all young designers to take part with their ideas in the Creative Area project, the aim of which is to guarantee an international opportunity to realise and exhibit their ideas in an exceptional showcase capable of promoting luxury and true elegance in the sign of Made in Italy style. All designers who would like to realise and showcase their creations can send their projects to the Molteni Vernici Color Design Department and, followed by the professionalism of the company's team of sector experts, will have the opportunity to give shape to their ideas with their own hands, at the same time allowing other companies and institutions to discover new talents useful in satisfying the growing need for new stimuli in the field of style and architecture. Area Creativa is a non-profit project developed by Molteni Vernici, with which the company aims to collaborate and contribute to the development of new ideas belonging to promising young talents in the field of contemporary Design. Molteni Vernici thus wants to become a real point of reference for all those young talents who want to make themselves known and make their ideas known to the world of Design and Architecture, offering an area that is always on the move to all those companies that believe in innovation and true Made in Italy design.

MADE IN ITALY

What has always distinguished the Molteni Vernici brand in terms of production is the combination that is intrinsic to its very nature and whose protagonists are tradition on the one hand and technology on the other. Molteni Vernici products are in fact finished in an artisan manner, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the most advanced chemical and technological industry in order to achieve the highest quality of production, rigorously and authentically in the sign of Made in Italy.

This goal can only be achieved thanks to the company's long and renowned history of craftsmanship, which for more than seventy years has relied on the approved skills and proven experience of highly professional and qualified operators, together with the advanced technology of the processing machines.

The machines, in fact, guarantee high precision and very low error rates, while the team of expert operators guarantees great sensitivity and absolute competence in the final finishing of details, which the machines alone could not achieve. Expert hands that produce quality, hands guided by passion and creativity, competent, knowledgeable and conscientious, hands capable of respecting tradition and mastering technology. Hands that are proud to produce only in full respect of true Made in Italy style.

HIGHEST & COSTANT QUALITY

The main objective of the Molteni Vernici brand is to ensure guaranteed products of the highest quality to its user base.

Guarantee understood not only as ease of execution or aestheticism of the finished product, but also as repeatability and constant resistance over time of the manufactured products.

Quality in its highest sense, i.e. maximum resistance of the finished product to atmospheric agents, wear, treading, corrosion, hot and cold liquids, chemicals and household cleaning products.

Every single step of the production cycles is methodically and constantly controlled by expert and qualified personnel using state-of-the-art methods, starting with the choice of the purest raw materials and ending with the final tests on the finished product; quality and colour controls are carried out on every single production batch and for every single customer, resulting in precision and quality.

All this has allowed the Molteni Vernici brand to become a real point of reference for all companies, architects and designers who widely celebrate the beauty and excellence of true Made in Italy style.

TAYLOR MADE SERVICE

Molteni Vernici's Tailor Made service was created with the aim of satisfying the ever-increasing attention of the end customer in obtaining a made-to-measure, high quality product that meets high technical standards.

Molteni Vernici has always been synonymous with craftsmanship, experience, guaranteed research into materials, attention to detail, design and style. The combination of these very different realities has given rise to the Tailor Made Molteni Vernici project, an entirely Made in Italy project, absolutely customised, specifically designed to meet all the needs of the most demanding customers in terms of colour finishes and design trends.

The result is a unique, exclusive and unrepeatable product, tailored exactly to the customer's characteristics and needs, with the care and technique typical of Made in Italy products and the exclusivity of Italian design. Molteni Vernici's Tailor Made service is the result of the combination of ultra-qualified technicians, the purest raw materials and high chemical technology.Tailor Made is synonymous with 100% guaranteed quality and customisation.

Molteni Vernici is also able to replicate any shade of colour in any degree of gloss starting from international RAL, RAL DESIGN, RAL TEXTILE, PANTONE, PANTONE METALLIC, NCS colour charts. For any sector of use and for any performance and application need, the Brand's laboratory technicians are able to develop any type of special-effect paint on request targeted to the various requirements. Repeatability, consistency and precision guaranteed over time. All designers who wish to realise and showcase their creations can send their projects to the Molteni Vernici Colour Design Department and, followed by the professionalism of the company's team of sector experts, will be able to give shape to their idea with their own hands, at the same time allowing other companies and institutions to discover new talents useful in satisfying the growing need for new stimuli in the stylistic and architectural field.

Area Creativa is a non-profit project developed by Molteni Vernici, with which the company aims to collaborate and contribute to the development of new ideas belonging to promising young talents in the field of contemporary Design. Molteni Vernici thus wants to become a real point of reference for all those young talents who want to make themselves known and make their ideas known to the world of Design and Architecture, offering an area that is always on the move to all those companies that believe in innovation and true Made in Italy design.

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