Founded in 1992 by Umberto Gessi along with his son Gian Luca, the Company began as a small workshop with the goal of challenging the industry status quo dominated by historic names.
Armed with a clear vision of change and innovation, the Gessi family has pioneered new, ground-breaking business philosophies managing to quickly develop into one of the most sophisticated and vertically integrated manufacturing companies in its product category worldwide with a brand that has become synonymous with superior design and technology.
The original workshop was already abandoned by 1993 in favour of a modern building in Serravalle Sesia made of stone and black glass and surrounded by greenery. Though born as a production site, this building now houses the Company’s commercial offices and conference rooms, as well as its impressive showroom. In fact, the Company created a modern production compound in the same area in 2004, in order to keep up with the extraordinary success that the Gessi products were having on the market. This project involved the construction of a modern factory of low environmental impact, with a total covered area of 58,550 m2. Later, in March 2007, the Company began planning the expansion of the building, resulting in a facility of nearly twice the size by 2010.
The production facility, the systems and the entire production process have been designed and manufactured with special focus upon environmental protection and worker safety. Innovative solutions have been adopted in order to achieve these objectives.
The Company’s creative, productive and administrative activities have thus been organized in a fully integrated manner within a multi-purpose industrial park of over 800,000 m2, which combines modern technology with eco-architecture and landscaping: that’s the Gessi Park.
In 2006, Gessi went on to become a global company, establishing commercial branches in various countries on nearly every continent.
In addition to receiving numerous awards for its innovative product designs, Gessi was appointed Italy’s Superbrand in the year 2008. That same year, it received the prestigious Red Dot Communication Design Award.