Guests at the Out Of The Box event in Milan last Fall, learned some of these facts: the archives comprise over 5000 drawings of which the vast majority are original, the first original drawings/documents date to 1937/38, approximately half of the archives are related to machine technology, half are the result of over 440 interior designs for bars in and around the city of Florence, La Marzocco designed and built in-house bar interiors for a period of 25 years (1960s-1980s), of the 440 projects, 100+ were complete, more than half of 100+ projects were by the hand of Giuseppe Bambi.
Indeed, La Marzocco recently learned, after on-site inspection, that it has been admitted as the 49th member of MUSEIMPRESA, the Italian Association of Company Archives and museums. Museimpresa, in addition to educating the public by linking “industrial” culture with an economic one, aims to recognize and promote those companies:
- who acknowledge the historical and cultural value of the workplace
- intend to share its capacity for innovation over the course of its own history
La Marzocco will be joining the likes of nationally and worldwide renown names such as Alessi, Ducati, Ferragamo, Ferrari, Piaggio, and Pirelli, just to name a few.