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Work has turned into passion and the hours spent at the firm have meant effort and trust. For over fifty years, the Beltrame family have been taking care of wood, bending it with dedication, attention and innovation. Thanks to their passion for the matter, they have developed, one by one, the machines they use to bend wood; in this way, not only have they invented a completely new job, but they also have defined as primary their steady will to learn from wood malleability. From there come a personal warehouse to choose the best wood species for any work and the production of curved elements for daily life. Transforming wood is complex and it cannot be explained nor it obeys maths laws. You need to know its secrets, its strengths, its breaking points, and have a generations-old experience in taming a permanently living substance. The elements, all minutely cared for, are manufactured in few pieces – often samples, prototypes and pre-series -, or just few hundreds, keeping on making feasible and saleable products.

Italcurvati is a family-run company with 25 employees, boasting more than 50 years of experience in hardwood bending. Its main role is supplying chair manufacturing companies of the renowned Chair District where its legal and operating headquarters are.

Since the Nineties, the company has been experiencing continuous growth, as has the surrounding industrial area. However, at the end of the decade, new Eastern European operators entered the wood market triggering a slow and gradual crisis of the sector, even worsened by the horrible attack of September 11th 2001. Such factors obliged the company to look for new markets and study new products, investing considerable resources to buy new machineries and provide employees with vocational training in order to confer added value to its products and offer clients a wider range of services.

In recent years Italcurvati has paid attention also to the environmental level when, in 2011, it installed a 200 kW photovoltaic system on its production plant. Moreover in early 2013 it obtained the FSC® certification. Now the company is considering to install a co-generation system using wood to fuel the plant itself.

Today Italcurvati is able to offer several hardwood products upon specific requests starting from a paper project or a CAD digital support supplied by customers. Besides traditional chair elements, it is able to manufacture wood components for furniture, furnishing accessories, different assembled elements for frameworks, tables, beds, barrique barrels and much more.


    Concept If you have an idea in mind, finding the right designer is essential. They will help you explore, develop and refine your idea further as well as think through the different components involved in the making.
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    Visualisation Once you have researched and refined your idea, it will need to be visually presented. A designer will help you visualise your idea and explore various designs in order to find the right design or build a range of products.
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    Drafting Often, as part of the process of turning an idea to reality some precision is required. Technical drawings allow you to specify the requirements of your design and helps the manufacturer produce your design correctly.
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    Materials wood
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    Sample Making Even the simplest of ideas often need to be tested to make sure all components and design specifications are functional and harmonious in design. A sample is a prototype of your idea. Usually samples are made by hand by a master craftsman in order to create a perfect sample for future production. For this reason often samples are charged at a different rate to production. A spec is a blueprint of the design listing all materials used throughout the design in order to ensure consistency of future production.
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    Tooling To produce products in volume at a fast rate and reasonable cost, a tooling will need to be created. Tooling depends on the product type and minimums. Costs for these will vary accordingly. bending press several wood milling machines such as numerical control contouring machines five-axis numerical control machining centre
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    Production “Production run” is often referred to producing more than a couple of products of the same design at the same time. Depending on the size and set up of the factories, their minimal production orders may vary from a few to hundreds of units made at the same time.
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