Established in the 1954 by Aurelio Zanotta, the firm is one of the recognize leaders in Italian industrial design since ever. Guided by the insight and wonderful entrepeneurship abilities of the founder, starting from the 1960s it won and has held the international spotlight, thanks to its products. Internationally famed architects and designers have always been called in to create the products. Some of them are Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Ettore Sottsass, Carlo Mollino. Zanotta has received legions of prizes for its achivements: They include three Compasso d’Oro awards received for the Guscio hut, the Sciangai clothes-stand and the Tonietta chair.