Market leader since 1867
These are the key factors which enabled the company to become a market leader in over 90 countries worldwide, supplying exquisitely tailored linen for refined hoteliers.
With Filippo, ambassador of the sixth generation of the Rivolta, the company returns to its origins. Thanks to his exceptional knowledge of the hospitality industry, he created a collection of linens solely dedicated to home decoration, revitalising ancient craftsmanship born in 1887 with the prestigious shop in Via Montenapoleone 38.
Leopoldo Rivolta began his production of fabrics in Macherio plant, a few kilometres from Milan.
Rivolta e C.
Luigi, Leopoldo’s son, founded Rivolta and C., specializing in the production and sale of high-quality linen and tablecloths.
and Enrico Carmignani
Luigi was introduced to Enrico Carmignani, a well-known textile industry sales agent, native to Tuscany. Together they founded Rivolta Carmignani, with the mission to offer their customers Italian quality and style in bed, bathroom and table linens.
The shop in Via Montenapoleone
The brand opened to the public its first store in Via Montenapoleone in Milan, the area later known as the Italian “fashion district”. During the same period, the company started to build business relationships with the best hotels and restaurants in the world.
During the Turin Expo, Rivolta Carmignani established itself as the Italian leader in the hotellerie.
Medal of Honour
International awards in followed one another as the company grew successfully in the main world markets of Europe, South America and North America. At the San Francisco International Expo, dedicated to the opening of the Panama Canal, Rivolta Carmignani received the highest recognition: the Medal of Honour.
The years of innovation
During an eclectic and complex thirty-year period, Aldo and Ugo Rivolta preserved their father’s heritage and committed to quality and luxury. They created an extraordinary collection of new designs and expanded clientele, particularly in Italy, including luxury ocean liners, exclusive restaurants and premier hotels.
A few years after the end of the Second World War, Luigi and Virginio Rivolta took over the family business, bringing it to fruition thanks to the modernization of the weaving plant, the integration of the production process, the collaboration with exclusive fashion houses and the launch of its products at the most important events in the hotel industry.
Aldo e Matteo Rivolta
look into the future
The journey continued with the arrival of cousins Aldo and Matteo. The factory maintained its headquarters in Macherio (Milan), with renovated design, warping, weaving, quality control, bleaching, finishing, cutting, packaging, embroidery and shipping departments. The production cycle was fully integrated, from fine yarn to finished product, all under the careful supervision of the Rivolta cousins.
The tenacity and the tireless commitment of the fifth generation of the Rivolta, together with unique knowledge combining luxury, quality and tradition, guaranteed the wealth and outstanding growth of the company worldwide.
Under the guide of Filippo, ambassador of the sixth generation of Rivolta, the company diversified into two distinct product lines: one dedicated to luxury hotels and restaurants, the other to home interiors. Ambassador of Italian authenticity, Rivolta Carmignani became synonymous with innovation, master craftsmanship and aesthetic excellence in over 90 countries worldwide.
Unique craftsmanship and knowledge of precious yarns allow for the creation of the finest textiles, finished with meticulous accuracy and customized with sartorial precision for each individual customer.
INTERNATIONAL ITALIAN STYLE
Among the few companies to maintain an entirely Italian production chain, Rivolta Carmignani has been a proud ambassador of ‘Made in Italy’ worldwide since the 19th century. Its historical flair for international business encourages to maintain an open and dynamic culture.
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
A family business over six generations, Rivolta Carmignani brings its timelessly elegant products across the world, combining the most refined craftsmanship techniques with cutting-edge technology, in a continuous relationship between past, present and future.
Rivolta Carmignani was the first Italian company in the textile industry to be awarded Oeko-Tex Step certification. The long-lasting quality of its linens are is an invitation to abandon throwaway culture, while choosing instead first-rate linen items which can be handed down, offered, and loved over time.
Quality linen is timeless. It crosses the generations and weaves a special relationship between ourselves and our home.