Serralunga: since 1825
Serralunga, the leading outdoor furniture company, was founded in Biella in 1825. Serralunga is the name of the family that has been the creative and entrepreneurial heart of the company for six generations. The company was started as a tannery and then moved into leather processing for industrial purposes. The real revolution arrived with the processing of plastic and then with the rotational moulding technique imported from the U.S.A. .
The company has been based in the same place for almost two centuries. Its production is totally concentrated in Biella, Italy, in the street named after the Serralunga family, in a 12,000 m² plant, employing 65 members of staff and around the same amount in induced activities. The plant processes over 1,200 tons of plastic and produces around 200,000 items a year.
“Every soul has a place of calm. I imagine spaces in which my objects give a sense of peace and beauty in a natural environment. This is the dream that guides my daily work: a fluid boundary between indoors and outdoors wherethe outside becomes intimate and the inside bright and sunny, mixing things up to create the unexpected. Emotionally.”
With its passion for innovation, Serralunga is renowned for pushing the boundaries of materials, technologies and aesthetics in order to create groundbreaking products that both inspire and delight.
The spirit of research and the passion for technology, together with the productive tradition, are the fundamentals of the brand Serralunga that, through original and valuable collections, celebrates the Design Made in Italy : reference point and trend setter in the field.
The result is a combination of shapes and unique interpretations capable of transforming a purely functional object into a stunning piece of furniture making the Urban Outdoors also beautiful and comfortable as the Indoor Design.
Choosing Serralunga means being able to recognize and appreciate originality.
1. Polyethylene powder
Rotational moulding is a special technique for the production of plastic objects that mainly uses linear polyethylene powder.
2. Aluminium mould
The material is poured into aluminium moulds that are subsequently placed in an oven.
3. Rotatory motion
Thanks to fusion and the combination of a rotary action caused by mechanical arms with the force of gravity, the plastic is distributed uniformly on the walls.
4. Manual extraction
The mould is then cooled and the solidification process begins. The object is manually extracted from the mould.
The surfaces are finished with artisan techniques followed by the painting process which is performed in four further steps.
6. Double wall
Thanks to this process, it is possible to realize the production of complex, highly defined design objects, and to achieve items in a “double wall” structure with an internal hollow in between.
7. End Product
Rotational moulding is an industrial technique that allows the production of few dozen pieces a day and requires a great deal of ability and manual skill on the part of specialized technicians.