Foresti & Suardi
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Foresti & Suardi is a northern Italian manufacturer of lamps, interior fittings and other brass castings. The third generation family company based in Predore on Lake Iseo was founded in 1961 as a supplier to the RIVA shipyard and has steadily expanded its range over time. A close cooperation with TOPLICHT started in 1990.
The brass parts are manufactured using the proven brass casting process. The raw material in form of brass bars is melted down and the liquid brass is poured into a prepared mold. When it cools, the brass hardens and the casting is removed from the mold and processed further. Cutting, punching, drilling, polishing, turning, folding or assembling: many of these work steps are still carried out manually today. Brass scraps are melted down again and reused.
Since 2019 Foresti & Suardi has been officially allowed to use the "Made in Italy" certificate, issued by the Institute for Italian manufacturers’ protection. In particular, the production processes must be planned and carried out entirely in Italy. Products must be made from natural and high-quality materials and based on typical craftsmanship. Finally, labor rights, safety and hygiene must be respected. A think tank for new, innovative products has gradually emerged from a small foundry.