Schiffini was originally established to supply nautical fittings to the Italian Navy dockyard in La Spezia, and later specialized in the furnishings of military and civil ships. In the 1950s Schiffini re-oriented itself toward the kitchen furniture industry and became the first Italian company to start the series production of modular kitchens. At the beginning of the 1960s Schiffini was among the few distinctive companies that were instrumental in the creation of ‘Italian Design’. During this important phase, collaboration between Schiffini and prominent architects and designers was initiated, particularly its relationship with Vico Magistretti, which influenced and significantly renovated the company’s image and thinking. The aesthetics and design of Schiffini kitchens are constantly changing, however the company’s philosophy has remained unaltered over the years. Today as yesterday, design, use of materials, refined finishes and attention to detail is skillfully combined to offer a comfortable kitchen space with an evocative power. It has worked with several world-famous architects and designers in the past including Vico Magistretti and Alfredo Haeberli.