The Pesaro-based agency began life as a small artisan kitchen producer, set up by the enterprising brothers Valter (we recommend the book Valter Scavolini. La vita come grande impresa, by Luca Masia for Mondadori, June 2021) and Elvino Scavolini, and quickly became synonymous with ‘home, as well as one of the leading national businesses and one of Italy’s top exporters of modular kitchens. Heading up the Scavolini Group, the firm expanded in 1996 to include the Ernestomeda brand, developing into an industrial plant ranging over 200,000 m2 and employing 700 people. A major source of local employment, with a steady, undented turnover.
There’s a huge variety of furnishing options on the other side of the kitchen doorway. “The decision to diversify our offering through brand extension, introducing concepts for bathrooms, living rooms and, recently, walk-in wardrobes, was a natural progression, fuelled by a desire to respond to market demand and take on a global project, further bolstering the leverage of our retailers. Up to 2012, we produced kitchens almost exclusively, moving onto bathroom furnishing. Our expansion to living rooms came in 2015, with a structured collection, putting an official stamp on an ongoing trend, with homes becoming increasingly smaller, kitchens opening out onto living rooms and the ensuing need to come up with a common style and language for all the spaces,” added Fabiana Scavolini.