Our Story

Pittella believes in the beauty of design, the discipline it involves and the enhancement it brings to everyday life. Together with our love of design, architecture and art, this ethos of beauty is perpetuated through all our products and resulting projects as part of a bigger design story.

Our Values

To provide luxury Italian door and bathroom fittings that enhance everyday life.

Simone F. Pittella

Managing Director

Who We Are

Pittella produces luxury Italian designed and manufactured architectural door and bathroom fittings. Beautiful, disciplined design and an inherent Italian style that is manifested in every product are the hallmarks of the Pittella brand.

What We Do

Pittella’s product ranges are a seamless fusion of traditional craftsmanship, combining the work of generational artisans and leading modern technology. Products are engineered for longevity and a long-standing Italian manufacturing plant manned by a dedicated team of engineers in Italy ensure design integrity and quality.

History

The business was founded four decades ago by Managing Director Simone Pittella’s Italian-born parents who wanted to establish a benchmark for high-quality Italian designed and made products that remained true to their cultural heritage and the iconic Italian style that has influenced designers around the globe for decades. This essence is something that Simone retains and cultivates both culturally within the business and beyond. For Simone, it’s a way of life; from an attention to detail and eye for design to a desire for elevated elegance and the intangible mix of form and function that influences every product in the Pittella range.

1950

1951

‘Ferramenta Fedeli’ the hardware shop created by Ottavia Pittella’s late Father Adelio Fedeli first opened its door. It was here in his store that he sold the door hardware renowned for its quality. Sourced from the brass foundries in the north of Italy in the Brianza and Como region, the foundries have been considered the cornerstone of brass and steelworks in Italy throughout the centuries.

1960

1969

Felice and Ottavia met and marry before emigrating to Australia.

1970

1972

Felice and Ottavia opened their business Pittella Imports in Victoria St Footscray. The first of its kind importing and selling architecturally designed door fittings made from solid brass.

1980

1989

Pittella relocates to Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn

1990

The invention of the double ring rose and through bolt fixing system was engineered and supplied in conjunction with Pittella’s Italian door fittings.

1992

Pittella’s distribution network expands to Sydney and Brisbane

1995

1996

Pittella expands to include an online catalogue to enable the architectural and design community to select and specify directly online.

2000

2009

Expansion of the Pittella brand to include the bathroom saw the release of vanity basins and bathroom furniture under the sub brand: Pittella Vanity.

2010

2011

Pittella establish a purposeful distribution warehouse in East Hawthorn.

2015

Working collaboratively with Hamish and Paul Hecker from Hecker Guthrie, Simone Pittella redesigns the Pittella master showroom in Glenferrie Rd.

2017

Pittella adopt the onmni-chanel distribution business model and enhancement of the Pittella website makes it possible to work exclusively with architects and designers directly around the globe.

2018

Pittella develop the TURA bathroom tapware collection in collaboration with a Florentine foundry who's origins date back to 1930. This collection was designed by Daniele studio Milan, and offer for the first time as part of the collection, progressive tapware in the same Pittella finishes available in the door fittings.

Our Ranges Finishes and Materiality

Pittella products are grouped in three categories: Classical, Post-Modern and Contemporary and are available in distinct, variable finishes of materials including Brass, Nickel, Chrome, Bronze and Steel across all ranges of door and joinery hardware. The primary material we work with is Italian Brass; due to its strength, pliability and chameleon like properties. In keeping with our unique Pittella DNA, bespoke finishes like Antique Brass are carefully created by traditional Italian artisans in ateliers using age-old techniques such as using woodchips sourced from northern Italian forests that are used in a unique, secretive process to produce a Distinctive lustre, deep bronze. Other techniques include natural ageing and delicate satin brushing processes. Pittella’s design-driven collection is the primary focus of this 3rd generation business confirming our commitment to remaining the first choice in High End architectural door hardware and bathroom products.

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