Sedico, small town in the province of Belluno, in a natural setting of great beauty and part of the Dolomites National Park, a dynamic young company that is working for years, with passion and competence to recover the precious antique wood, fragments of a past full of history. Antico È, founded in 2000, ran by spouses Paolo Zago, with more than 25 years of experience in this field and Isabella Chieregato, ANTICO È today exports local wood floors in many countries: in Spain, Switzerland, France, in Russia and in Azerbaijan's main town Baku where we are present with a showroom, as well as in the whole territory of Italy. The company has 20 employees, plus additional 10 persons in strict cooperation as permanent suppliers and its turnover is nearly 3 millions Euros. "We are growing – ANTICO È's owner sais – as well as the passion for wood is growing in the world. We pay alot of attention still in preserving our working techniques and the use of eco-sustainable products. Wood is synonymous of eco-friendliness and it must be regenerated with the highest attention towards the environment".
The authenticity of the wood flavor of the past, recovered and restored by skilful hands. Authenticity that blends with a hand-crafted art work and the exclusive design of important professionals custom made refined pieces of furniture, with high artistic value. Giving a speacial attention to the moust trendy news in this industry and mind open to the most glamorous market innovative demands, the company has made its own a philosophy that does not separate the love of tradition by the search for new products and approaches in this way the line woodwork and floors, meets combinations of wood with different materials, such as leather, steel, leather, terracotta, glass, Swarovski® crystals and prestigious pearl inlays.
The excellence of the manufactureings and products of the Antico È can boast of important certifications and certificates, to seal a passion and an officially recognized quality. On the strength of its UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certification updated in 2009 as an award to the whole production cycle as well as the product itself, nowadays ANTICO È aims to get into restoration projects. As the sole italian company who is certificated to supply old and ancient wood frames suitable for structural use, in compliance with UNI EN 11119 normative specific from General Direction for the historical, artistic and demo-anthropologic heritage. Additional certifications rewards are in regards the attention that Antico È gives to the health of employees and the respect for the delicate and precious ecosystem in which it is inserted; PEFC certification acknowledges the use of wood from controlled deforestation, the glues used are free of toxic substances (formaldehyde and pentachlorophenol), waxes with which the boards are treated on the surface, they are completely natural, with custom fragrances, obtained from products such as linseed oil, cannabis oil, propolis, sunflower oil, carnauba wax and bee wax.
Recently ANTICO È has opened a showroom in Milano San Babila, to present its own creations to professionals of building and interior designers.
On abroad the company shares a permanent exposition in Baku, Azerbaijan and takes part to a special "embassy" of the Made of Italy.
Antico È among its customers prestigious names and brands that, in addition to the high quality product, looking for a very efficient post sales service: has created floors and woodwork for the famous showrooms Moncler, Scervino, Emilio Pucci and Berluti. In Italy ANTICO È srl wooden floors can be admired in George Clooney's villa on the lake of Como, in the headquarters of Banca Ifsis in Mestre (Venice), in the boat of Flavio Briatore and also in Osteria "Ponte del Diavolo" in Torcello (Venice), where the peculiar treatment preserved the floor against water-flood of high tides.