Two decades and a half ago, Mr Umberto Gessi, born in 1935, together with his son Gian Luca, founded a company destined to reintroduce the tap in a different way: not anymore a simple instrument to open, close and supply water, but an elegant object of design, which could decorate kitchens and bathrooms.
Together with Gian Luca, Umberto has pioneered new business philosophies, challenging the industry status quo dominated by historic names.
Paying the same attention to efficiency, as well as aesthetic, ethic and ecology, Family Gessi created an original model of “Made In Italy, Made in Gessi” which complies with the industry’s best practice and the principles of a “green” production.
Thanks to his great know-how in matters of mechanics, Umberto, president of Gessi S.p.A, is point of reference for the whole company and a precious source of ideas and vitality. Umberto visits daily the production departments, giving his support and sharing his knowledge and experience with those who are occupied producing Gessi creations.
Result of a long interview, the Swiss magazine presents a beautiful retrospective on an authentic and brilliant man and his life.
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