Stone and marble products for the cruise and yacht sector, for hotels, for the corporate and residential sectors.
150 years of family tradition
In the quarries of the mountains around Verona, the world-renowned Urbs Marmorea, our distant relatives worked as quarrymen, stone carvers and craftsmen in small workshops. This is where Luigi Annichini acquired his skills. He began hand-crafting architectural elements such as columns, balustrades, altars and tombs back in 1875. This tradition was passed down through the generations, all the way to Alessandro Lavagnoli, Luigi’s grandson. From his earliest years, he was there, in the workshops of master artisan carvers and marble workers. He learned the art of carving and sculpting, evident to this day in the War Bulletin plaques on the Ponte della Vittoria bridge in Verona and innumerable sacred bas-reliefs and statues. In 1957 Alessandro opened his own business, supported by his wife Armanda Tosolini, with all of the pragmatism and determination required by this undertaking and his family.
1875, Luigi Annichini, stonecutter, great-grandfather of the current owner of Lavagnoli
Luigi Annichini with his co-workers
"I started learning work from my grandfather, stealing it with my eyes. Then the spring went off. I started on a porch, but the passion was growing, it pushed me out of the region to take up space. My real start."Alessandro Lavagnoli
The move to Friuli Venezia Giulia
Constantly seeking in new experiences, skills and inventions, in the early 1980s Alessandro Lavagnoli moved to the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. He maintained solid ties with his native city and the expanding marble industry in Verona, while his small company gained notoriety for its ingenuity. His lathe work and forms were highly original, long before the advent of machinery, computers and software. Alessandro Lavagnoli has always possessed a sense of inventiveness, practicality, resourcefulness, passion and a sensitivity for beauty, all qualities he looks for in anyone wishing to work with him. This approach would become one of Lavangoli’s hallmarks.
The fourth generation and the Lavagnoli brand
Leonardo, Alessandro Lavagnoli and Armanda Tosolini’s son, began his career as a craftsman and entrepreneur, absorbing the classical techniques of working stone by hand while still a child. He expanded his knowledge studying different stones and their uses. He discovered new technologies. He showed determination and a love for challenges, coupled with a sensitivity toward the influences of architecture and art. In the late 1990s Leonardo introduced the first computer-controlled equipment and approached foreign markets. In 1997 he assumed control of the company, transforming it in 2001 into Lavagnoli Marmi S.r.l., and developing the Lavagnoli brand. The company has evolved significantly since. Lavagnoli now offers highly complex processes thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified and trained staff. We maintain an unbroken relationship between craftsmanship and industrialisation. We love ambitious projects: they challenge us to optimise results in which technology and sensitivity come together.