In 1976 Carlo Valli created Fusital, the brand that revolutionized the concept of the handle. An avant-garde intuition at the time that continues to bear fruit and which can now rely on the innovative vision of the Assa Abloy Group

Fusital, the Valli & Valli brand, celebrates forty-five years of activity and success. That of Fusital is a story that began in 1976 by the will of Carlo Valli, son of the founder Pasquale Valli, and studded with successes and awards from the world of design and architecture. Creating a handle capable of combining functionality and aesthetics, a real design element designed by the most famous architects and designers on the international scene: this was the visionary intuition of Carlo Valli in the seventies, an innovative idea that over time has confirmed as a winner, which gave life to a rich collection that continues to be enriched with new projects even today. Carlo Edoardo Valli therefore deserves the credit for having revolutionized the concept of the handle: from a "simple" functional accessory when opening a door to a real aesthetic detail with a high design content.

This is how the Fusital brand and the "designer handle" concept were born. In these forty-five years, masters of architecture and design have collaborated with Fusital and signed the projects of real unique pieces: from the Italians Gae Aulenti, Achille Castiglioni, Antonio Citterio, Gregotti Associati and Massimiliano Fuksas, to archistars of the caliber of Renzo Piano , Norman Foster, Frank O. Ghery, Zaha Hadid, to young promises in the sector.

Design icons, Fusital handles continue to export the excellence of Made in Italy to the world: the H379 AC Duemilaventi Series handle by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel adorns the doors of the Bulgari Hotels in Milan, Rome, Paris, Miami and Shanghai; the H335 RM Novantotto model designed by Richard Meier is located at the Ara Pacis Agustae Museum in Rome; the H370 MDF Duemiladieci Series by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas was chosen for the futuristic Nuvola Congress Center in Rome; the H328 Serie NF Ninety-five by Foster + Partners decorates the rooms of the Reichstag, the Parliament of Berlin.

This heritage of ingenuity and creativity continues to live on thanks to the expertise and technological DNA of Fusital which manages to marry creativity and engineering. The creative idea, in fact, is followed by a rigorously made in Italy production: the result is a product that stands out for its high aesthetic value but also for the quality of the materials (brass and stainless steel as well as thirty-two different finishes), the meticulous workmanship, high technical standards and extreme functionality.

This is how, for forty-five years, Fusital's "designer handles" have been the solution for demanding customers and designers, who want to characterize environments and projects with details with a unique personality, sometimes even precious. “This anniversary is not a point of arrival, but the stimulus to continue working better and to strengthen the culture of design”, says Massimiliano Bianchi, Managing Director Valli & Valli. “We proudly defend Made in Italy and the quality that distinguishes it, and we aim to keep alive the precious contribution that Fusital has given over the years to all Italian and world design. We carry forward the vision, then avant-garde, of Carlo Valli, aiming to enrich the Fusital range with new precious creations, which we will be able to see starting this year ".