Our Business, our World
“If you want to build a ship, do not summon men to collect timber and to assign duties, but teach them the melancholy experienced in the infinite expanse of the sea.” Antoine De Saint Exupèry
“Start by doing what is necessary, and then what is possible. Suddenly you will find yourself achieving the impossible.“
“Santo Passaia”, long-standing experience that dates back to 1953! The company established by Cavalier Santo Passaia began its story here, in the very heart of the Period Furniture district, in the countryside of Verona, the land of simple and determined people. Tradition and innovation are deeply rooted here, a combination that links the Passaia family’s longstanding experience and ongoing research for new styles and feelings. Ever focused on the future, without neglecting the legacy of the past, driven by the same passion! The family’s new generation issues from this context. For the past five years, Nicolò and Federico, the company’s “artistic and creative” minds, have worked alongside their father Pier Angelo, who has headed the company since the 1980s.
â€œSanto Passaiaâ€? is based in Villafontana, about 25 km from Verona. Besides sales and design offices, the head office hosts a showroom where clients are welcomed in a warm atmosphere of wood and colours. They can personally experience the quality of the finished product, see multiple finishes and options for accessories, and establish an initial contact to define personal needs and taste.
Expert hands know wood, mould it and transform it. The preceding phases guarantee its duration and stability in time. Hurry does not belong to wood, it is not part of us! Ageing processes need the right rhythms and appropriate conditions to allow time to follow its course, until precious wooden planks reach the right conditions for processing.
The companyâ€™s production department stretches over a surface area of 3,000 m2. The highly specialised staff skilfully combine dynamic processing methods that make use of cutting edge machines and entirely manual techniques. This encourages the highest expression of both creative flair and skilled quality cabinetmaking to produce our works, which are intended to last a lifetime.
STAFF Build a great corporate history! Seek solutions enthusiastically with a positive approach, react to change and turn it into an opportunity! This is our concept of company â€“ be the protagonists, each playing his own role, because quality is not merely a matter of what we do but of how we do it!Â Santo Passaia provides clients the assistance of a dynamic team that ensures an all-round customer service with competence and courtesy.
PROJECTS The Project:Â a thought that converges vision, intuition and creativity, in which opportunities become countless and options have no limits. The beginning is in our imagination, in the genius of our team of designers. This is where ideas are transformed into a project and thought is transformed into reality.
Our projects start by transforming the taste and needs of clients into ideas and forms…
The detailed technical drawing: a prelude to the construction phase…
21 After the client’s style and wishes have been defined, the idea takes shape and becomes a room in perspective that interprets the ergonomics of spaces and volumes...
An all-round project that includes floors, furnishings, lighting and complements. Renderings will create a realistic view of the finished environments, and videos will offer the opportunity to step into a virtual simulation of the furnished rooms.
«He who works with his hands is a worker. He who works with hands and head is an artisan. He who works with hands, head and heart is an artist!» Our projects take shape, and parts are assembled and tested during the construction phase, before being moved to the Finishing Department…
Construction and state of the art finish are followed by pre-assembly of hardware under the keen and careful supervision of our employees, who check product quality before moving on to packaging and organising logistics that will convey our products to destinationâ€Ś
Furnishings are assembled worldwide by our expert artisans, who complete the finishing touches with the utmost professionalism...like a perfect mechanism, the project becomes reality, and spaces are attired with charm and sophisticated refinement, like a dress expertly tailored for a figure, endowing rooms with character and personality.
Santo Passaia closely studies current trends, changing needs and demands. Success requires ongoing commitment and research. Our company proposes itself with this approach, aware that aesthetics and functionality cannot be separated.
COLLECTIONS Trendy colour combinations meet new geometrical shapes, merging the original traits of the project with cutting edge technology. Our projects take into account the various needs by offering multiple solutions and providing assistance also for construction site situations during project development or restoration works.
Our vision of the wardrobe: equipped spaces designed to contain clothes and accessories, an intrinsic part of our daily life. Hence the wardrobe area is fitted out with pull out rails for ties, belts and scarves; footwear becomes easily accessible on inclined or pull out shelves; drawer units and closet rods meet the need for order and practical organisation. Mirrors and lighting are artfully placed to create pleasant space and depth effects. The central island is not merely a storage unit but turns into a practical counter top for objects and accessories. There is also room for the make-up console with space entirely dedicated to her.
Harmonious forms and proportionsâ€Ś Beauty and uniqueness merge into perfectly balanced symmetries and warm atmospheres. The walk-in wardrobe is charged with feeling! Storage elements are correctly placed by making the most of spaces. The wardrobe area is actually a harmonious and spacious living area.
The kitchen reveals a personâ€™s relations with earth, the senses, matter...The kitchen is a love story! An extraordinary place where we best express our imagination and creativity! Aesthetics combined with practicality and high-tech features turn the kitchen into the pulsating heart of the house,Â where our choice of wood and hues reveals our true spirit.
A classical evergreen work of art! Decorative elements, carvings and friezes endow the kitchen with precious features. The large cooking area calls to mind tradition by capturing the atmospheres and suggestions of aristocratic residences of the past. Complements and soft curtains complete the furnishings, creating a reassuring and cosy environment.
Santo Passaia has partnered ship owners and prestigious shipping companies for over a decade. Project planning expertise, technology, style and that special touch of design ensure that our furnishings for ships are luxury items that merge refinement and aesthetic imagination with high standard specialisation and knowledge of the best materials for dreams to be experienced at sea.
“Boats are safer anchored in the harbour, but they were not conceived for this …release the ropes, and leave the safe haven! Dream, discover…”
Photos: Loris Mirandola Concept: Passaia Project s.r.l. All rights Reserved
Santo Passaia Furniture s.r.l. Via Villafontana 19 37050 Villafontana di Oppeano Verona I Italy Ph. +39 045 698 9004 Fax + 39 045 714 6057 Facebook: Santo Passaia Skype: santopassaia
Santo Passaia is pleased to present the new 2018 catalog of its custom-made furniture.