Tonelli Design

Pesaro / Italy

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Tonelli Design manufactures furnishing items and accessories in glass. The company was founded in the mid-1980s and is the result of a deep and lasting passion for research and experimentation. Tradition and technologyhave been brought together to forge a company philosophy, the very heart of which is based on the value given to design, and therefore, to the deisgner, when it comes to enhancing the characteristics of this unique element: glass.

Tonelli's tradition


Resistant, ecological and fascinating, glass belongs to human history since over five thousand years, a legacy that Tonelli has inherited and reinterpreted in modern key contributing to make it a protagonist of today’s furnishing. The company in fact has drawn on the antique Italian glass tradition, artistic-cultural heritage of inestimable value that Tonelli preserves and safeguards to this day, entrusting the complex manufacturing of glass to the hands of skilled craftsmen.

Glass manufacturing


More liquid than solid: that is glass.
In fact the physical structure presents more similarities to the molecular structure of liquids than that of crystalline structure of solids. Only the high viscosity distinguishing it avoids its particles to slide on one another as it happens instead in liquids. At increased heat, opposed to what happens with metals that at a given temperature melt or freeze, glass goes through different stages of malleability, slowly softening till becoming malleable and obtaining the characteristics necessary to the function it’s meant to perform. Resistant, sturdy and therefore absolutely safe, glass can be of different thicknesses ranging from a maximum of 12-15-20mm for supporting structures to a minimum of 6-8-10 for tops and doors. ... More ... less

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