The Story of a Brand
Richard Ginori 1735 is Italy’s leading manufacturer of fine china tableware and artistic porcelain. On the strength of its manufacturing tradition, which dates back more than 270 years, the Group markets its products under two brand names: Richard Ginori for high-end tableware and Capodimonte for artistic porcelain. The Richard Ginori 1735 factory also has an entire production line dedicated to the hotel industry, contract work and coffee roasters.
Richard Ginori, historically associated with great names from architecture, fashion and design, has made a name for itself as an icon of Italian style.
The Richard Ginori brand has always known how to blend tradition with contemporary style, while keeping a close eye on changes in the market and consumer preferences, ever since the 1930s, when Gio Ponti gave a new meaning to form and decoration with his innovative Art Deco designs. In the 1950s came the compact, stackable creations of Giovanni Gariboldi, later followed by the Nineties designs of Castiglioni, Mari, Rossi and Mangiarotti (on show at the Doccia ceramics museum), the tableware designed by Sergio Asti, Giugiaro and Albini-Helg-Piva, the development of a new concept in symbols and colours with Folon in 1995, the partnership with Missoni which led to Tableware Missoni Home, and a collaboration with Paola Navone, now Art Director at the Ginori factory.
Richard Ginori 1735 has maintained strong links with its native region. Since 1958, Sesto Fiorentino has been home to the historic porcelain factory, inspired by the tireless, painstaking labours of a Renaissance workshop. It is also home to the prestigious Doccia Museum, an absolute must for art and porcelain enthusiasts.