Today the concept of luxury correlates with the most exclusive custom-made products, such as Faoma furnishings.
Written by Paola Pianzola
Founded at the beginning of the ‘60s by the Scalco brothers, one of whom was a cabinet maker and father of the current owner and the other a specialist in mechanical automations, Faoma (which in Italian stands for Artisanal Mechanical Carpentry Workshop) is the perfect example of the evolution of the art of the best Italian cabinet making. A mix of technical skills, a rigorous quest for quality, creativity, and a good dose of flair has enabled Faoma to stand out in the furniture market. At the very outset, the Scalco brothers came up with the brilliant idea of integrating furnishings with oleodynamic mechanisms. “It was at the beginning of the ‘80s that the real generational shift took place” confesses Franco Scalco, the true driving force behind the company, to Ville&Casali. “It was back then that the focus shifted to superior quality bathroom and kitchen furnishings. We offer premium products which have been constantly rewarded by the market, even during the most severe downturns. Improving and pursuing the complex internationalisation process we are undertaking requires great effort”. And Faoma is bursting with enthusiasm and aspirations for the future.
Ville&Casali asked Mr. Scalco the following questions:
How does a Faoma product originate?
“I have always personally designed my collections, in cooperation with our Style Department, made up of about ten professionals who have been working with me for a while now. The Design Department relies on the most cutting-edge rendering techniques to be able to translate clients’ dreams into concrete projects which are also technically feasible, as the design and style are constantly checked. Our service not only includes classic furniture, but also more contemporary and international styles to suit any market in the world.
Faoma is famous for its accurate and sometimes surprising choice of materials…
“All the materials chosen to dress a luxury house – wood, but also marble, fabric, and stucco – are selected from among the most premium quality materials on the market. We endeavour to use Italian-made materials to the greatest possible extent to remain consistent with our heritage but also with the Italian masters and professionals that take part in our projects.”
How are relationships with your clients?
“Faoma’s strength lies in its consistent values, which it inherited from our family and history: striving for quality, preserving and applying Italian artisanal traditions and expressing love for our work. For this reason, we invite both professionals and clients involved in a project to visit our concept store. That’s the best way to fully understand the potential of our work and find together the right solutions to achieve maximum satisfaction for everyone. We firmly believe that life enthusiasts love custom-made exclusivity.
Luxury furniture and tailor-made technologies for exclusive projects
For lovers of luxury furnishings looking for exclusive design solutions, Faoma has been dedicated to developing interior design projects at the highest level for over thirty years.
The company guarantees a timely and thorough service, offering synergistic collaboration to create prestigious environments.
Exclusive design customized down to the smallest detail
The complexity and importance of Faoma’s projects have grown steadily over time. This has allowed Faoma (information at this link) to broaden their abilities across all areas requiring skilled craftsmanship. The staff is composed of highly-qualified craftsmen and skilled personnel capable of coming up with cutting-edge technological solutions.
Kitchen with island
Today, Faoma’s production space covers an area of over 5000 square meters, where all phases of project development and implementation are carried out and coordinated. The company has the technical skills to enable it to develop detailed designs. A top-level carpentry workshop creates exclusive pieces of luxury furniture, while in the concept store specialist interior designers advise and guide customers in the choice of every detail.
The exhibition spaces are designed to provide an experience of exploration and discovery, displaying numerous possibilities. These environments provide inspiration for choosing flooring in precious marble or exclusive wood, paneling, upholstery and accessories, coordinating and personalizing environments in classic and contemporary style.
Metropolitan living room
To streamline and guarantee the smooth exchange of information, Faoma then deals directly with all the technical steps needed to correctly create commissioned projects. That is, evaluation and execution, and constant checks at every stage of production and finishing, from testing at its headquarters to the preparation of appropriate packaging, right up to on-site assembly by qualified internal staff.
A new concept of luxury
Faoma believes in a concept of luxury furnishing beyond any “brandable” scheme. This idea takes the shape of a process of exclusive hyper-customization, which represents the unique, one of a kind personality of the client and his or her world: a company philosophy that puts “individuals and their habitat at its heart”. And that translates into a declared diversified approach to different styles, personalities and tastes, not just the expression of a traditional classic trend.
Metropolitan dining room
The technology behind luxury furnishings
Naturally, what sets Faoma apart remains unchanged: all rooms can be equipped with exclusive electromechanical mechanisms supported by digital and biometric controls. These technologies are the result of ongoing research which has allowed us to develop solutions that are unique on the market and have great scenic impact.
Thanks to Faoma’s technological solutions, it is possible to reclaim commonly unused spaces, making them usable and optimizing their functionality at the same time. The mechanisms, harmoniously inserted into the furnishings, enable drawers, shutters and doors to move safely, as well as other functional elements for storing food, cutlery, books, clothes, accessories, valuables and even large and heavy objects.