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Our history

65 years of quality and innovation

1954 - 1980
"In January 1954 Carlo Civera, alongside his wife Maria, opens in Brescia, in contrada santa croce a small lab of handicraft production of artificial and semi-natural plants. The fast growth leads him in less than one year to acquire the neighbouring shop transforming it in high class showroom.
So begins the story of Carlo Civera, a business for which the most passionate challenge has always been the capability to keep improving in any aspect of the business. "
1980 - 1990
The ‘80s represent a major milestone. Carlo Civera acquires the industrial and financial soundness to specialize in a field yet unknown to many. Sharpening technical expertise and the quality of the materials used to create artificial and semi-natural plants of very high quality. Furthermore during these years, Carlo Civera has been supported from the artistic’s skills of his daughter Tiziana.
The company continues like this its growth acquiring important shop assistants in the fashion industry as well as cinematographic, banking and hotel sector. In 1985 Carlo Civera widens his offer introducing artificial flowers made with innovative materials at the time. Thanks to this development the company earns its notoriety also in the Floral design industry.
Facing the continuing growth in 1990 the company purchase a new building in Via dei Mille 20D in Brescia that was completely renovated and the headquarters in Contrada Santa Croce, now too small for the sales volumes of the time, were closed. Carlo Civera can now count on a 1000 square meters area where a workshop equipped with the latest manufacturing technology, a high-class showroom and executive offices are built. This new home increased the reputation of the company not only in Brescia and its district but also throughout northern Italy.
In these years Carlo Civera receives important orders from customers such as Banca d’Italia, Frabosk and INA Assitalia , which increasingly require the furniture of zero maintenance green areas for buildings and offices.
2000 - 2008
Carlo Civera, over the years, has always experimented new ways of introducing nature into masonry spaces made by men. From this green philosophy comes in 2011 the idea of using natural preserved lichen to make indoor green walls and green paintings at zero maintenance.
Thanks to an innovative process, that replaces sap with a completely biodegradable nontoxic product, the green paintings or the preserved lichen’s walls designed by Carlo Civera maintain for more than 8 years their beauty and floridity.
2009 - 2018
Thanks to the experience gained in over 50 years of business, in 2009 Carlo Civera introduced on the market his own vertical gardens realised with the same artificial plants that made famous the company. This innovation widened significantly the fame of his brand, making Carlo Civera a reference point for designers and architects of green zones.
In 2010 the company expands abroad opening a sales office in Spain. Here are run important orders that made the company well-known for the high quality of the products.
2019 - Oggi
The evolution of preserved lichen in an artificial version. In 2019 Carlo Civera launches a revolutionary product in the sector by expanding the proposal to meet the needs of many designers and architects. Our artificial lichen is made with the highest quality synthetic materials, able to reproduce the nuances of natural lichen and the typical characteristics of floridity and softness.
We consider “today” as a new chapter of a long history of quality, innovation and excellent work. We always seek for news ways to grow because the impossible is not a limit but a challenge.

Executive and design offices

Carlo Civera creates turnkey solutions also known as contract, whose gold is not to simply design or arrange furnishing elements into a room but they study the space in its complexity.

The wide range of services allows the client to considerably save time: whom will not be forced to address to a dozen people anymore but will address to only one person who is able to design and create his idea in any detail.

The showroom

The Carlo Civera showroom was inaugurated in Brescia in January 1954 and since then represents the reference point of the zero maintenance green zones furnishing industry. It was designed both as a workshop and a Design studio focused on the creation of green artificial areas, customized according to the client’s need.

We exploited the room to create evocative atmosphere in which the clients can consider in detail all our collection of artificial plants and floral compositions combined to handcrafted furnishings accessories made in Italy. Inside, the rooms encourage creativity and new ideas for the decoration of any space.


The lab

Designing and creating something requires attention. The use of hands alongside the handmade experience allows the creation of items of exceptional beauty. Carlo Civera knew how to exploit his lab to internally produce not just the semi-natural plants but also all the items needed in his projects.

We are able, for example, to realize handcrafted frames to make ours artificial lichen frames (available in 12 colors) and ours unique and scenographic artificial vertical gardens.

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