Cugini Lanzani- For the Lanzani family, it all began with the arrive of the Napoleon in Italy. In 1796 the Cisalpina Republic was searching for money to support the Napoleon army; it suppressed the Convent in Meda, around which the life of the community developed, from the Middle Ages. The property was sold to monsieur Maunier, a rich dealer that was supplying the army.
Together monsieur Maunier, other families of the French middle class settled in the neighbourhood. The crafts-mashiplike activity of the inhabitants, already blooming, intensified. In that period four enterprising brothers decided to begin the production of vintage furniture and chairs, learning the refined techniques of famous French cabinet-makers. Seven generations of the Lanzani family have consolidated their knowledge of craftsmanship and appreciation of fine wood.