“Our workshop was the basement of the house we grew up in. You can still smell the wood scent, just delivered and ready to be carved. It’s in the house we grew up in that we learned that craftsmanship is only the fruits of an able thinking. It was there that every carving was shaping time”

1907

Over a century of experience

The firm was established in 1907 by the brothers Pietro and Paolo Seveso, carpenters ad carvers. The small home-workshop in Meda became soon the heart of an intense crafts network in a territory where furniture and design were always bound to the search of the highest quality standard of the industry.

The Twenties

Broad-minded

During the Twenties the Seveso brothers collaborated with a well-known antique dealer from Rome, the trader Cesare Pavoncello. This partnership allowed them to export their products to the USA, until 1929, when the Great Depression took place.

Broad-minded

During the Twenties the Seveso brothers collaborated with a well-known antique dealer from Rome, the trader Cesare Pavoncello. This partnership allowed them to export their products to the USA, until 1929, when the Great Depression took place.

The Thirties

The excellence

The carpenter’s shop soon established itself as excellence in the Italian crafts and in 1930 Vincenzo Buronzo, the then FAA (Federazione Artigiana Autonoma) president, visited the shop during the Milan Trade Fair.

The Forties

Unique piece of work

Until the end of the Second World War the firm production relied mainly on the assembly and carving of wooden luxury carriage. From the Forties on the workshop started producing and marketing furniture too; they were customized “masterpiece”, the result of years and years spent on the search of perfection led by wise passion.

The Sixties

From the workshop to the company

In the Sixties Angelo, Giosuè and Luigi, sons of Paolo Seveso, took over the lead of the workshop and renamed it “F.lli Seveso”. Production was growing, crafts were meeting innovation and the workshop became a true company, still in Meda as today. These were the years when the Brianza furniture district was building up its global leadership in the furniture industry.

The Seventies

Heritage and Innovation

F.lli Seveso bought the first modern machines and started developing new production processes that would have combined the craft know-how with the most advanced technologies in woodwork industry.

The Nineties

Colombo Stile

In 1995 Luca and Paolo Seveso became the current company owner and renamed it “SEFRA”. In 1998 SEFRA entered into a partnership with Colombo Stile.

The 2000s

Modern design

SEFRA bought a 3-axis CNC machine: the production process changed again along with the new organization of craftsmen’s work. A new department of modern design was established and became soon the company flagship.

The Teens

A bigger challenge

In 2015 SEFRA broke off its partnership with Colombo Stile and it changed back to be independent.

A bigger challenge

In 2015 SEFRA broke off its partnership with Colombo Stile and it changed back to be independent.