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Pursuing stability and a promising future, husband and wife Thomaso and Angela Stedile leave their small business behind in the town of Rovereto/Italy. The manufacturing and commerce of chairs are replaced by a long trip across de Atlantic Ocean to Southern Brazil.
The journey to Brazil that changed the family’s destiny takes exactly 36 days. The Stediles arrives, with little Francesco and two other sons, in Nova Trento, a small town in Serra Gaúcha, in Rio Grande do Sul State. And at the new address, artisanship is also present: the couple starts to work with farming.
It is in the town of Nova Trento/Serra Gaúcha that Thomaso and Angela, aware of the rising Market demand, retake their business of chair manufacturing. Francesco has 12 children with his wife Maria Zili. Ferdinando, the youngest, is the one who takes over the chair manufacturing that have always been in his blood.
In São Marcos, Rio Grande do Sul State, Ferdinando marries Geselmina Manosso, and they both manage the Family business. They have five children, among them, the oldest, Remy Stedile.
Remy Stedile and Adélia Prebianca get married and have four children: Rosmar, Rudimar, Rudinei and Elizete. They are the ones that, very early in their lives, carry on the dream of the Stediles. Afterall, they grew up following the steps of their father, an entrepreneur.
Remy opens in São Marcos, Rio Grande do Sul State, his chair factory named Stedile Companhia LTDA and it doesn’t take long until his sons start helping with all the work.
The Stedile family reinforce, once more, that the concept of materialization of projects is something that runs in their veins: they start a new line of outdoor furniture and become the biggest Brazilian industry in this segment.
Following the entrepreneur victorious trajectory of past generations, the three brothers – Rosmar, Rudimar and Rudinei – start their own furniture company. The name Bontempo is a tribute to their father and refers to the outdoor furniture he made. At that time, the brand sold chairs and bookshelves in colonial style.
The brothers’ dream of having a national acknowledged company leads to a product portfolio revitalization From that time on, Bontempo starts to make bedrooms and their products are sold in furniture stores becoming one of the major furniture companies in Brazil.
The company consolidates in the furniture market with the Free Open system. With an innovative vertical door opening, with Italian technology, the product soon becomes the main product of the brand.
Franchises – Bontempo starts its franchising system: a management model with secure and consolidate base.
The new millennium comes with innovation for the brand. Bontempo releases its planned furniture line, adding to the well-known Free Open options. With this release, the target market changes reaching upper-class clients.
Growth – Always visionary in its segment, Bontempo invests in its plant and machinery with cutting edge technology. The main goal is developing possibilities and even more exclusive products.
With intense engagement, following several surveys with clients, furniture and decor professionals and staff that Bontempo started gaining the contours of such solid and inspiring brand. From this movement, our new positioning arises: “Unique Spaces, Infinite Possibilities”, reinforcing the desire of offering totally personalized products.
The factory – space destined to materializing dreams and projects – goes through a huge renovation: besides the flexible machinery – in order to adapt itself to the new moment of the brand -, Bontempo also restructures its processes, mixing cutting edge technology with artisanship touch.
New products that changed the Market: No more ready-made pieces, limited and pre-defined: Bontempo starts its AVANTI Line. Options that meet the particularities of each space and offer unique solutions. This means total liberty of measures and variations from millimeter to millimeter in height, width and depth. At the same time, Molti Colori is born: the definitive increase in our colors catalog, offering our clients the possibility to create the exact color they wish – something totally innovative in furniture.
The four decades of the brand are celebrated with several achievements: expansion to the American Market, products exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair, launching Adélia Chair – signed by Bruno Faucz – honoring the history and the journey of Bontempo , and also the outstanding participation at CasaCor SP with the iconic space Le Riad in a partnership with celebrated architect Roberto Migotto.
Is the very translation of the intrinsic desire of materializing spaces which tell stories and reinforce the essence, the diversity and the style of each client. Bontempo makes more than pieces of furniture: we help you to celebrate individuality.
Bontempo is a reference in technology and design, and its factory is known as one of the best furniture plants in the world. An achievement reached due to product innovation, partnership with big players in design and architecture and a positioning that reinforces the importance of self-expression in all projects.