Although designed for a specific functionality, right from the value of the project, a MUSSI sofa or bed is a straightforward, emotionally expressive creation. Its simplicity is fully apparent because each new product is actually a sophisticated study which experiments with technology and fine craftsmanship, tradition and innovation, new materials and luxurious finishes. Not cold elements of design that act as a simple interface between ourselves and the word, but living coexisting energies that enable us to recognize ourselves in our choices, to transform a daily action – like welcoming friends or relaxing after a hard working day – into something more personal, and to pay continuous attention to the ethics of beauty, which soon become the ability to live in harmony. Objects that transcend passing fads, objects that create new trends, yet are the result of the elegance which originates form lifestyles and lives spent working on style. Renovating oneself, going beyond what has already been done. Facing the unusual, with the usual awareness. Playing the card of both good taste and quality work at the table of a continuously evolving design that becomes a living object beyond the purely aesthetical aspects of its formal rendering. This is how furnishing complements come into being, able to become pure pleasure of living in the space surrounding us, spreading a specific lifestyle affecting the environment and reflected by it. At “Casa MUSSI” we can find diverse new-concept creations, united at a closet look by a common language. Objects born from a functional and aesthetic research mindful of the evolutions in taste, meant to create a way of living that is “at home in the world”, paying attention to what is taking place at international level, but also able to enhance that Italian savoir faire that does make a difference. Each with its own mark, an essence made of signs, languages, contaminations. Where imagination can and should work. Because there are no results without innovation, no effects without emotions, no objects without subjects, if we want a sofa, a table or a bookcase to take shape and consistence out of a thought that is still able to dare and create. Tailor-made, passion for detail. Elegant style and desire for experimentation, these are the factors of added values of the entire Mussi Italy production. The roots of the company’s quality extend deep into the very best of Italian manufacturing tradition. History Mussi, a family history of Brianza. At the end of 1800s, the Mussi family were the "strawsmiths .. Pait della paglia", those who worked the straw, and that is where the story begins with Gaetano’s family that goes from being farmers to being manufacturers of wooden furniture for domestic use such as chests and beds. Following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather Gerunzio decides to open a "workshop" for woodworking, and this work was rewarded in 1924 with the Star of work Merit that King Vittorio Emanuele III bestowed during the International Exhibition of Labor and Industries. Moving on from father to son, the business grows and after the war period specializes in cut and inlayed furniture, in particular with the production of a dining room called “tinello", the first true identity of Italian homes after the war. In 1948, the kitchen is becoming increasingly important in households pushing Giovanni Mussi to produce his own collection designed himself immediately embracing those "modern" trends which will later become what we now call contemporary design. Always following the ethos of the business that has been handed down from father to son, Giancarlo and Mario, continue the road taken by their father in technological innovation, supporting the growth of the "workshop.. bottega" and holding fast to the family. In the following years another two brothers are also involved, Roberto and Gerunzio. Gerunzio Mussi at the age of 12 years decides to learn the craft of upholsterer and begins to collaborate with a major company in Lissone specialized in sofas, cupboards and beds; in the meantime the kitchen company evolves expanding the production space and introducing new technologies for the processing of new materials such as laminates and veneer. At the age of 23 years Gerunzio decides to open his own business upholsterer producing on demand for internationally renowned companies. Two years later his brother Roberto joined the company and in a short time Mussi takes it’s image as a furniture company and in 1972, for the first time, presents it’s own collection at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Today Emanuela, Marta and Giovanni Mussi, representing the current generation, guiding the company while maintaining the roots of "workshop", which are the characteristic of a quality production that makes the aim, paired with a constant research for materials and fabrics and in the innovation of shapes. "Tailoring" is the new target because a MUSSI’s sofa and bed, although designed for a specific function, are emotional creations. A simplicity that brings out Mussi’s tradition and passion for its history.