Kitzbühel | Issue 43 | Summer 2018
In the nineteenth century in a tiny village on Lake Como, the Sozzi family operated a workshop for coaches which served the needs of the local aristocracy. Over the course of four generations this evolved to a form which, by the end of the 1980s, became Promemoria: a world of highest grade carpentry craftsmanship designed by Romeo Sozzi.
Romeo Sozzi is the heart and soul of Promemoria. Instinctively and passionately taking note of everything, espying an extraordinary form and fixing it on paper. The silhouette of a mountain as model for the form of a handle. A wave across the lake as model for the shape of a drawer. He loves colours, to raise them, spin them, possess them and then turn them loose again: in objects of local woods, or else exotic ones with exquisite knots and grains, fibres like silk, linen and cashmere, noble metals like bronze, copper, silver, frequently combined with illustrious Murano glass.
In spring Promemoria opened its one-brand showroom in Munich. Its site is the artistic heartbeat of the city, just across from the Pinacotheque of Modern Art. A potpourri of gentle, soothing colours and a collection perched on the cusp of time. With this grand opening, Promemoria expands its international presence yet another notch, following existing showrooms in Milan, Moscow, London, Paris and New York.