Dedicated to the expert manufacturing of small, yet luxurious serving and grooming products made out of natural materials, Cedes Milano, now Lorenzi Milano, is headed by Mauro Lorenzi. The Milanese company uses specialist craftsmanship and lavish materials – such as horns, bamboo, leather and exotic woods – to create long-lasting pieces to use and love.
Everyday objects in exceptional materials
Lorenzi Milano, previously Cedes Milano, was founded by Giovanni Lorenzi in 1929, originating among the mountains surrounding a valley in Trentino. He opened his own shop in Montenapoleone in Milan, G. Lorenzi, which specialised in cutlery and grinding in order to fulfil the requests of demanding and stylish clients. Over the years he expanded his business with the help of his wife and children, offering original and high quality products, as well as custom-made items on demand.
Lorenzi Milano has since remained a family business, today headed by Mauro Lorenzi. Mauro, a member of the family’s third generation, has created his own brand following on from the original consolidated track. He regularly updates Lorenzi Milano with the help of his children, identifying objects in line with current trends.
For over 50 years the brand have been providing to lovers of knives, beard accessories and smoking items. The three generations that have come together to continue Lorenzi Milano’s legacy are united by a single objective: customer satisfaction. The Via Ponte Vetero workshop is where innovation, training and passion takes place in the art of sharpening to safeguard and preserve designs. The products are now all made in the Via Morimondo workshop by experienced artisans. Materials such as, horn, bamboo, wood and mother of pearl are selected for their special character and items are designed to be long lasting and grow old together with the people that bought them and where possible pass them on to future generations.
The company specialises in expert manufacturing of small, yet luxurious serving and grooming products made out of natural materials. Lorenzi Milano combines specialist craftsmanship and tradition with new technologies. Materials are only from natural sources and perfected with infinite and almost obsessive patience. Each material is linked to an environment: deer to the mountains, zebu for the city, bamboo at the sea. Lorenzi Milano describes the objects as having “almost Zen-like elegance that reinvents stylistic bourgeois elements by harmoniously blending nature with design that challenges current trends without ever being out of date.”
The beauty of Lorenzi Milano is the charm of owning items of an extremely personal declaration of taste and a precise interpretation of the great and small rituals of everyday life. They are items for men that enjoy their daily rituals and want to do so in the most elegant and refined way.
Bamboo Cutlery Set
Bamboo, a distinctive material that is at the same time solid, light and flexible, it is as versatile as it gets. Lorenzi Milano uses the roots of the plant for the manufacturing of exclusive products, such as this cutlery set. It contains a knife, fork, tablespoon and coffee spoon.
Bamboo Shaving Set
This is an elegant addition to any bathroom toiletries cabinet, this shaving set includes a shaving brush and a Gillette® Fusion razor, both made with bespoke bamboo root handles. The set sits on a chrome-plated shaving rest adorned with a bamboo root stem.
Stag Antler Cheese Knife Set
In ancient Celtic culture, the stag antler was considered an important symbol, representing life, rebirth and the passing of time. Lorenzi Milano works with solid antlers collected at the end of winter to create elegant objects, such as this cheese knife set of three pieces.
Stag Antler Shoehorn
As previously mentioned, the stag antler was considered an important symbol in ancient Celtic culture. It represents life, rebirth and the passing of time. The brand works with solid antlers collected at the end of the winter season. Using this precious material, the company can create elegant objects, exemplified by this shoehorn.
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