Who we are.
Since 1929 NDB Narciso De Bortoli: “furnishing
The story of DE BORTOLI business begins with Mr Domenico
who, left the mountains of Belluno, moved to Lombardy in
the twenties where he continued to work as chair mender.
He decided to enlarge his activity with his son NARCISO,
passing from the activity in squares and dairy farms to
the activity in big hotels where they mended the rattan
seats of the famous Thonet chairs so numerous and popular
at that time. In the seventies, his son Narciso stepped
up the activity by associating to the handicraft and mending
of chairs, the direct selling of the few wooden chair models
available at that time. With the passing of time, and all
the changes that this brings, he conforms to the new trends
so he starts trading metal and plastic chairs but he has
always been fond of restoration, stuffing and artfully mending
of wooden chairs.
Nowadays, chair mending, in particular , is handmade in
the traditional way and by using traditional tools and natural
products such as fen grass, rattan, raffia and more recent
materials such as strings. The same happens also for seat
stuffing, made in the old way which consists in using springs,
horsehair and jute straps.