The skill at reconciling the tradition of masters, such as Bruno Munari and Enzo Mari, with the projects by a new generation of creative designers.
The company was founded in 1957 as an artisanal workshop for the production and sale of one-of-a-kind and artist's objects. Of crucial importance was the encounter between the founder Bruno Danese and the two masters of Italian design Bruno Munari and Enzo Mari, marking the start of the company's industrial production. Danese's catalogue includes the Light (lighting) and Space (furniture and interior decor) collections. The company's industrial products are accompanied by a catalogue that includes art editions, limited series, as well as designer and one-of-a-kind items. In 1999 the brand was bought by Carlotta de Bevilacqua. Under her management the company maintained its historical relationship with Enzo Mari, and at the same time opened up to international designers. Danese's research has been acknowledged by the patents it has taken out for its lighting fixtures and the Compasso d'Oro it was awarded in 2011.