Since 1971 Athena Collezioni has been offering furnishing fabrics, exclusively made in Italy, always combining their strong passion with deep knowledge of materials and a constant attention to details and contemporary design. All the fabrics are carefully selected in order to respond to the needs of those who want to give their house an elegant and tasteful look.
Athena Collezioni is a constantly developing family business, currently directed by Grischa Modonesi, the third generation after her grandmother Gemma, the company founder, and her father Wolfango. Since the very beginning, the company had introduced collections for contract supply solutions and it has set up its own laboratory for materials, manifacturing and for researching new setting solutions, in the pursuit of innovation and beauty.
The foundation dates back to 14th June 1971 when Athena Collezioni was set up by Gemma Modonesi. A woman with a strong and decisive character, Modonesi came from the furniture sector and sensed the possibility to work with fabrics and furnishing accessories so as to meet the most sophisticated design needs.
Athena Collezioni has since been a converter textile company, producing unique and original printed fabrics and carrying out the research on materials and on new and exclusive patterns in its own laboratory.
his is the reason why Athena Collezioni has performed an enlightened and anticipatory operation by entrusting artists and designers with the creation of printed patterns, combining materials and advanced techniques with creativity and art. Indeed Aimone Modonesi, a well-known renowned painter in Lombardy and Gemma’s husband, produced many designs and prototypes; with him, many other artists in the area, such as Raffaele Lattuada and Filippo De Gasperi, collaborated in creating lines of high value both for aesthetics and the very choice of materials.
Such artist-designed fabrics positioned Athena Collezioni among the most innovative companies of the time and contributed to the corporate success. This is the case, among others, of Modonesi’s “Spirale” and fabrics like “Autunno” characterized by an extremely complex manufacturing technique.
Over the years Athena has been producing different lines, always resorting to new materials, following the style of the time and carefully studying the new trends in contemporary design. Moreover, it has taken part in twenty editions of Salone del Mobile in Milan and in the all most important fairs.
Grischa Modonesi joined the company some years ago, pursuing with commitment and passion what her grandmother had chosen as the basis of Athena Collezioni: research and innovation.
[In the picture Gemma Modonesi, Athena Collezioni’s founder, with her husband, the artist Aimone Modonesi]
Gomitolo, based on a drawing by Aimone Modonesi
Spirale, based on a drawing by Aimone Modonesi
Lattuada, based on a drawing by the artist Raffaele Lattuada
Bedspread Diagonale designed by Studio Athena
The ability to work fabrics, making sure to adapt to their features and enhance their qualities: this is the strength and added value of Athena, which, since the beginnings has set up an its own laboratory aimed at the production of curtain and fabrics.
Capable hands make curtains out of a swatch, meeting the requests of clients and retailers, alike alone latter can also benefit from a customized consulting service designed to assist them all steps of retile.
Updating, knowledge of fabric, high level of specialisation, materials ready in storage, techicality, alongside with passion for work, has always enabled Athena to and it will continue to do so in the years to came!