The Story

1970: Maurizio Casali establishes his first workshop in Cesenatico. From a very young age, a love for graphics on fabric develops into painting on glass.

1981: founding of the firm Maurizio Casali; with his wife Tiziana and brother Roberto, Maurizio begins to shape the unmistakable "Casali" style, distinguished by a constant search for beauty and quality combined with technical innovation and artistic creativity. Besides glass doors, the firm already produces a series of utterly original bespoke creations, ranging from flat and curved solutions for dividing space, to items of furniture.

1988: The Casali firm expands, and establishes a display showroom in the historic centre of Cesenatico. At the heart of the business is still total respect for glass as a material that can bring beauty, security and harmony to indoor spaces: Casali glass becomes a design element that interprets the lifestyle and the requirements of those who live fully in their homes. These early years see the valuable collaboration of well-known architects, with whom projects are carried out which already show the inimitable Casali style, such as the Roxy Bar, the Gran Bar, the Ristorante Bitone and the Officers' Club at the Palazzo Grassi in Bologna; the Pasticceria Gattullo and Rainbow in Milan; the Hotel Valadier in Rome.

1993: The firm becomes a limited company and takes the name of Arte Vetro Casali. Investing in cutting-edge technology, it designs a brand new range of doors: Aria e Cristalli in Luce, an all-glass collection, created to exalt the purity of glass, while retaining security and quality as essential elements.

1999: Thanks to the motivating force of an increasingly demanding market, the firm evolves to reach strategic new production objectives on the Italian and international markets. By now the Casali brand is highly recognisable, thanks partly to publicity and editorial campaigns and a massive presence at fairs and events.

2003: Expanding rapidly, Arte Vetro Casali transfers to its present premises in Cesenatico, which include a showroom with a meeting room for seminars and conferences.

2006: Casali begins its collaboration with architect and designer Daniele Merini, senior partner at Studio Mark Associati in Milan. For Casali, Merini designs glass structures and furnishings for stands and showrooms, such as the celebrated Cocoon Lounge, the Spirale and Cube structures, the  Stream wardrobe, the Bi-Color doors, the Icaro table, the  Kite, Twist and Cubicolor coffee tables, the Swing and Blues handles, not forgetting the  Nastro table, exhibited for the first time at the 2009 Salone del Mobile in Milan and selected by Dot Design as one of the 100 best products at that year's Salone.

2007: Arte Vetro Casali snc becomes the company Casali A. V. srl, and consolidates its leading position in the glass design sector.

2014: Another extremely prolific collaboration begins during this period with the eclectic designer Mac Stopa: renowned for his innovative interiors, he is the founder of Massive Design, the multi-award-winning design studio specialised in interior architecture, whose clients include Coca Cola, Ericcson, Samsung and more.

The synergy between Casali high quality and Mac Stopa's creativity gives rise to a new product line, the Hybrid Collection, which includes doors, solutions and decor items characterised by an innovative design based on the digitalisation of organic shapes, whose three-dimensional qualities go beyond the limits of glass, and bring new forms to life.
Casali's Hybrid Collection receives four major awards in the international competition which for the last decade has recognised the best products, the Interior Design's Best Of Year Awards 2014.

2015: With Mac Stopa's Hybrid Collection, Casali wins the Materials and Surfaces category of the Red Dot Award, one of the biggest and most important international design competitions, held in Essen in Germany and now in its 60th edition.
The collection also receives four Honourable Mentions at the Interior Design's Best of Year Awards in New York, with Mira Table and Clover, the new pattern for Mac Stopa's Hybrid Collection.