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UniFor, part of the Molteni Group, since it was founded in 1969, develops and produces furnishing systems designed to interpret the complexity of the workplace with simple solutions. Standard products, tailor-made and customised designs developed for highly complex environments. UniFor is never just a product but always encapsulates a vision of space, which contemplates the object as an output, outstripping it every time.
An international company with solid national roots, UniFor has been drawing direct lines between its Turate headquarters and major international centres since the 1970s.


UniFor conceives and designs solutions for the contemporary office, with a particular commitment to the architecture that renders it, at the same time, idiosyncratic and special. This allows it to interpret the complexity of workplaces with simple solutions, using both customised and standard products. UniFor redefines standards with integrated solutions, and is prepared to embrace the international character and centrality of projects as the founding architraves of development, transforming architects’ visions into public and private spaces—then objects, then icons.


A place dedicated to design and production, for UniFor, the Factory is both industry and workshop, where technologically advanced manufacturing processes go hand in hand with craftsmanship.
It is from this fusion between roots, an obsessive search for quality and a drive for innovation that UniFor derives its unique precision. From the Factory, UniFor oversees the developments affecting working environments around the world, communicates with large corporations, with excellence in manufacturing and with architects, whose insights define functions and outline new directions for spaces.
The Factory is a place where technical and construction conditions are studied and analysed, where the company’s workshops are tasked with assessing feasibility, and where every piece of data in the first instance plays a part in the design process and then in the production development of the project.


UniFor’s history is made up of collaborations and dialogues. Not “just coincidencies” but real encounters, those with architects and designers, made of mutual intentions and brought about by an affinity of views. At the heart of these dialogues lies the design and creative challenge, an exercise in planning and realisation under particular, unique conditions, always carried out with foresight and pragmatism.


Products stem from projects: hardly ever the result of abstract thinking about form, they are instead the result of a vision of the space that translates new approaches to use, envisaging individual and collective behaviours linked to working environments and beyond. The result is a super-abacus of products, built upon collaboration after collaboration, project after project, drawing after drawing, embracing the uniqueness of each designer, from Aldo Rossi to Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Jean Nouvel, Michele De Lucchi, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Andrée Putman, David Chipperfield, without swallowing them up, but making them part of an integrated design experience.


The non-traditional wall, designed as a space-generating element and elementary feature which, along with a few others, constitutes the layout of interior architecture, has been a subject of research and development for UniFor since the 1980s. Luca Meda envisioned the office space as an urban microcosm, and thus designed Progetto 25: a wall that differed from the usual panels, and capable of evoking order, protection and structure. At the same time, UniFor, together with the architect Renzo Piano, explored the theme of the thin wall, initiating research on “Le Mur Mince”. Since then, UniFor has continued its pursuit of creating architecture within architecture through different types of partitions than can generate spaces, paths, caesuras or connections.


“UniFor does not play the part of the architect, but translates his vision into reality.” This quote by engineer Piero Molteni is a mantra that best expresses the company’s commitment to offering its customers a made-tomeasure service rather than mere furnishing elements. The harmony of thought with the architect, which has been UniFor’s commitment from the outset, translates into products designed to satisfy the individual demands of identity, flexibility, sharing and social interactions of each customer and therefore of each project. Like an expert tailor, UniFor listens, transforming suggestions and needs into flawless and perfect solutions in terms of aesthetics, function and attention to detail.


Each project, for UniFor, stems from the specific character of a place, an architecture, a well-defined typology: the space of work, of private life, study, culture, retail, but also that of institutions and public buildings. These architectures, which cannot be separated from the furnishings that populate them, are constantly evolving in relation to socio-cultural and technological factors. Banks, insurance companies, corporations, institutions, shops, but also museums, theatres, and libraries are the places where UniFor furniture has welcomed boards of directors, meetings, exhibitions, and success stories, creating settings to accompany the needs and desires of the most valuable and irreplaceable of resources: human capital.


UniFor embarks on a daily responsible path towards the environment and the surrounding society. Our mission is to promote sustainable projects focused on innovation, resource conservation and process improvement while implementing conscious practices in terms of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria. Regarding environmental policies, since 2009 we have initiated a process of containment and rationalisation of consumption, starting with the installation of a photovoltaic system, self-generating energy to support office lighting and air conditioning. The careful selection of cutting-edge technologies, combined with the implementation of advanced processes, reduces the impact of our production activities on the environment and human health.