MERIDIANI was born in 1996 from a simple yet passionate idea of Laura Ferraro Crosti, wife of Renato Crosti, founder of the company: a new home collection characterized by a recognizable lifestyle, timeless yet always up to date, able to keep an eye open for trends but with deep roots in the past.
After researches driven by passion and expertise the first collection was born in spring 1996 and it was entirely manufactured in Italy thanks to the existing industrial facilities owned by the family; it was the result of the enthusiasm and collaboration between Laura and the designer Andrea Parisio, art director of the brand. In the same year the collection was shown in the first atelier in Milan together with a rich textile range – a distinguishing feature of the brand since its dawn. The successful first showing and the excellent feedback received by insiders and customers led naturally, in year 2000, to the creation and promotion of the first official collection as Meridiani.
Thirty years of experience previously acquired in manufacturing high quality furniture paddings and upholstered beds turned out to be one of the primary elements that contributed to the success of the new brand. In 2016 the company joined IDB - Italian Design Brands S.p.A. - with the goal of strengthening an already important presence of its brand on international markets and developing synergies in innovative areas through digital transformation processes, shared commercial strategies and new distribution channels.