True historic pieces of art, 20th Century Design & Italian Mid Century furniture. 

We carefully select unique pieces, from the Art Deco and Mid Century Italian Period and restore them through the hard work of a third generation Italian restorer and a skilled Italian upholsterer. Original 20th Century Designer furniture with a particular attention to the Italian Masters of the 20th Century. Our policy with regard to the treated pieces is to leave them as much as possible to their natural state with minimum restoration unless its strictly necessary for conservation. In our view an object retains its charm and value even, and especially, in the imperfections and signs that the passing of time has left on them. We believe that time is indissociable from the creative work that lives and matures: you need to respect the integrity and the natural state of every historic piece, avoiding superficial cosmetic interventions and restoring only when strictly necessary for conservation. Most of our upholstered pieces are recovered and restored with luxury materials.

Through this website you will find a selection of Italian Art Deco furniture and Italian Mid Century furniture, as well as selected antique pieces and home decor accent accessories.  We do not sell reproductions but original and authentic collector pieces ! 

Store Mid Century Furniture Modern Designer shop

 

Hand-crafted Italian Mid Century & Art Deco furniture directly outsourced from Italy. 20th Century design 

 

 

When needed, we restore eachpiece to its natural beauty with the help of an experienced Italian restorer from third generation:

“For over three generations our family has been restoring antique furniture as well as 'modernariato'- otherwise know as mid-century modern. To this day, we are still very passionate in our efforts to maintain the same standards of craftsmanship of the original manufacturers when restoring these little works of art. 

In our restoration projects we use no industrial machinery, almost all our tools are the very same ones used at the original time of manufacture and throughout the process we follow the original furniture makers' methodology- down to the final layer of varnishing and lacquering.

Although our pieces may appear 'new' after a restoration project, our paramount concern is to maintain the original integrity of the piece as dictated by the designer and manufacturer.  With the exception of  parts that are beyond repair and may impede every day use - locks, handles and padding- we substitute no parts. And, because we believe every piece has a history and a life story to tell, we leave the smallest imperfections to remind you. ”

 Italian restorer performing on a Mid Century buffet

Italian restorer performing on a Mid Century buffet

 
 Mid Century Staging Hamptons, New York

Mid Century Staging Hamptons, New York


 

CGS Group Designitalia, a leading company dedicated to the import and distribution of Italian modern design to USA trades has expanded its field of operation into the world of 20th Century design with a particular attention to the Mid Century Italian period. Following our Italian roots and our passion for design, after more than 20 years dealing strictly with high end Italian modern furniture we have broaden our collection incorporating authentic Mid Century modern Italian design and selected luxury antiques findings  to complement your furniture pieces. Our collection includes pieces like the Regent sofa and armchair, designed by Marco Zanuso in 1960 or the Saratoga sofa designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1964. We have a selection of Mid Century modern Italian design storage pieces such as cabinets and buffets attributed to great architects such as Paolo Buffa and Osvaldo Borsani. We carefully select unique pieces, restore them through the hard work of a third generation Italian restorer and bring them back to life, to be relived again. You will find a selection of Italian Art Deco and Mid Century modern furniture from the 1930’s to the 1970’s.

Contacts: 

CGS Group Inc Designitalia

20th Century Design Department

phone  212-366-1777

toll free 1-877-DECOR-69

Mon-Fri  10 am - 6 pm Eastern Time 

Furniture showing by appointment only

Tenmarc Building Artists Lofts

430 Communipaw Avenue 4th Floor

Jersey City, NJ