MODENESE LUXURY INTERIORS HISTORY
Today we feel like sharing with you another insider secret of our factory’s past and the life of the Modenese family. Not all of you know that there is an airplane with an “MG5″ marking in front of the entrance to our factory.
THE FOUNDER OF OUR COMPANY: GASTONE MODENESE
“MG5” means Modenese Gastone, that is the name of the founder of the company – Gastone Modenese who turned 97 years old in January 2021. What is not clear is how a plane is connected with furniture and who put it there and Gastone himself told us the story.
After the II World War, in 1950, Gastone and his father found an empty American aircraft fuel tank in a forest somewhere close to Treviso. He brought it in his lorry to his homeplace – a little village in Veneto region called Casale di Scodosia, where the furniture factory Modenese Luxury Interiors is located nowadays. Signore Gastone has always been a high-class craftsman and he instantly decided to make something useful out of his treasure.
Gastone and his father made the wooden wings for the aircraft, painted it himself with a bright orange colour with Italian flags on the fuselage and gave his own name to the airplane – MG5. Until recently the plane didn’t have a cabin, but few years ago signore Gastone improved his creation by adding a cabin and a real pilot’s helmet inside it. The latter has a symbolic meaning, too: it is a helmet that once belonged to a mid-flight Russian pilot. It was brought from Moscow by Renzo Modenese, signore Gastone’s son and the current CEO of the company, when the company started to work with the Russian market.
HISTORY AND TRADITIONS
So this is the story. Now you know why we say Modenese Luxury Interiors means history and carefully kept traditions of furniture production and Made in Italy quality!
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