Pataviumart was established many moons ago, more precisely in 1959, at a time of particular significance, when the desire to build and reconstruct was very high.
Adriano Gomiero, in love with art and with his wife Ines, left his brothers in Lombardy and moved to Padua. In this town, in his beloved region of Veneto, he continued what he had started in Milan.
In his small workshop in the city's historical centre, Adriano drew, created and moulded lamps and chandeliers destined to decorate the halls of important buildings in every part of the world with their beauty and art. Born an artisan, first as a scholar and later and as an expert Master of Trade, Adriano began by working with bronze. He later discovered Murano glass, which soon became his preferred material of choice.
Everything was important for the Gomieros; every detail was precious and every item unique, be it an old chandelier that needed restoring or a completely new project, born from the union of two empathic minds that respected the genius of other people.
Adriano and Ines were inspired by antique and historical works of art. The Pataviumart lamps and chandeliers were items cleverly redesigned by these artisans and perfected by their unrivalled artistic skills. Using the ancient sand casting technique for bronze, Adriano rebuilt the frames needed for his creations. He then decorated them with accessories and lamp shades, which were handmade and embroidered with silk and precious materials in the workshops directed by Ines.
Soon work, and the number of orders, increased, and the company needed more room. In 1971 Pataviumart moved to its current location, the very attractive Villa Wollemborg, in Loreggia (in the province of Padua), surrounded by large gardens featuring a small lake.
Unique pieces of art of outstanding beauty, unrivalled mastery and great scenic impact spread the fame of Pataviumart far and wide, until requests starting arriving from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany, laying the foundations of the international stage that was to become so important for the firm in the years to come.
Adriano died prematurely in 1984 and his place was taken by his daughter Simonetta, the true heir of her father's artistic soul. With her artistic training and a natural taste for beauty, Simonetta confidently added her personal touch to the business, introducing lighting ideas that go beyond all stereotypes. Murano glass, crystal, alabaster, different kinds of marble, precious stones, glass pearls became part of the firm's designs. Contrasting colours were combined and styles reinvented, with new, innovative and exciting effects. Chandeliers, table lamps, standard lamps, overhead lights and wall lamps were combined with Murano glass or crystal lampshades, providing a beautiful interpretation of light and colour. The resulting products were captivating, exciting, capable of rousing feelings and enthusiasm.
Here was life. Here was success. The number of orders exceeded all expectations. Simonetta dared, travelled, and conquered new market frontiers. In the nineties her works of art could be found in the houses of rich Arab, Russian and Asian customers, whose halls were decorated with Pataviumart light creations.
In 2005 she was joined by her younger brother Cristian, who became the manager of the entire production sector and was a great asset to the business. Mayc R. Letzner, an expert in international sales and marketing, joined them that year and, since then, has dealt with the firm's marketing strategies.
Thanks to this team – three minds, three very different personalities – Pataviumart is now present in countries all over the world, from the Middle East to Russia, from China to Korea. Thanks to this team, creativity and innovation are kept alive, while never losing sight of quality.
This is Pataviumart.