1 September 2016
The Belloni di Barlassina furniture makers, founded in 1875 by Angelo Belloni and located in Brianza, has a reputation for making high-quality pieces that marry classic elegance and artisan excellence. Marco Belloni, the brand’s director, is following in the footsteps of his predecessors, decorating luxurious homes around the world. Following his passion for opera, Marco Belloni, along with the furniture makers of the same name founded in 1875, built a miniature of La Scala, of Milan, inside an ex-factory. The theater, a prodigy of craftsmanship, was inaugurated in 2010. “We did it all on our own, my son Giovanni and I”, Marco Belloni said. “The theater is a sort of box divided into eight levels that can hold one-hundred spectators, including seventy seats on the floor”. They worked in their spare time for eight years, with 50 builders, internal decorators, and plasterers. The stage is 14 metres long and 10 metres deep. There are technical rooms, dressing rooms, an elegant foyer, banquet room, an orchestra pit that can hold 50 musicians. The ceiling is a sky illuminated by stars, lit with 1600 fibre optics installed by Belloni’s Giovanni.