The way we were in the sixties… It was in 1960 that the company began manufacturing stairs and items for garden furniture, while in the previous years it had mainly dealt with mechanical processing and repairs.
With the name of Artigiangaia, it enters the outdoor furniture sector with the production of pieces that stand out for their style and elegance.
The meticulous craftsmanship and the feverish stylistic research already allowed a highly qualified production. The furnishings were mainly made in an Art Nouveau style full of scrolls but not burdened or exasperated by anachronistic excesses, and very functional, adapted to the times by the technicians and designers. As you can see in the photos of the time, the products were plasticized to protect the steel from rust. Curls, seats and shelves in perforated sheet metal were a must of the period.
Attention to detail was an indispensable and distinctive element already in that first period as can be seen for example in the rocking sofas, equipped with a removable box-shaped frame, shelves with cup holders and magazine racks on both sides. A rack device made it possible to lock and orient the sun roof. The backrest was tilted in four positions and folded down to form a comfortable double bed.
Lamps, hammocks, chairs, armchairs, tables, nothing was missing, nothing was left to chance just like today.