Doriana and Massimilano Fuksas

Gavardo , Brescia, 25085

MANITAL was founded in 1990 in Vobarno in the province of Brescia, Northern Italy, to manufacture brass door and window handles. In 2004, after the expansion to markets spanning the five continents the company has opened a new plant at Gavardo, still in the province of Brescia, housing both its offices and factory. According to Luigi Bigoloni, its underlying strategy, which is firmly continued to the present day, is “to join 100% made in Italy design and production in order to combine aesthetics with innovation and quality”. In this way the company can guarantee the best possible product, been born from the personalized care of every single piece, from the quality of the employed materials used and from the most sophisticated industrial technologies, as the one of the die forming. The design of the handles is the result of the collaboration with internationally renowned designers and architects such as: Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, last in order of time; Sottsass Associati; Pedrizzetti Associati; Maurizio Giordano e Roberto Grossi; Davide Mercatali; Valentina Downey; Itamar Harari; Studio Hot Lab; Mario Mazzer. MANITAL has been able to develop and expand its international markets: in addition to a subsidiary in Poland and an associated company in Spain, the company is present throughout Europe, Russia as well as in Australia, Canada, USA, the Arab countries, India, South America and many others. MANITAL is currently prepared to celebrate its 20 years of activity with a rich catalogue of proposals (60 types of handles with a wide variety of finishes for a total of 600 different products), all proudly and rigorously made in Italy. Recently, the company has got several important awards: in 2007, it has been included in the shortlist of 150 companies honoured by Confindustria’s Awards for Excellence in the category of “Impresa Campione del Made in Italy nel mondo” (Leading company in the Made in Italy worldwide) in 2008 the Eurispes report has put it among the 100 Italian Excellences the “Dots Goom” handle by Paolo Pedrizzetti has obtained the 2nd place at the “International Design Awards 2008” In 2008 MANITAL has obtained the Quality Certification ISO 9001.



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