In 1856, Giuseppe Sambonet, a Fine Arts graduate and the son of a nobleman from Vercelli, obtained his warrant as Master Goldsmith and established the company, Giuseppe Sambonet, depositing his seal bearing the initials “GS” at the Turin mint.
At the beginning of the XX century, his company was the Official Purveyor to many noble families, including the Duchess of Genoa and the Count of Turin.
In 1932, Sambonet was the first company in Italy to build an industrial production plant capable of manufacturing both sterling silver and galvanic silverware. In 1938, it developed an innovative process for the production of stainless steel flatware and developed a silver-plated steel manufacturing technique.
In 1956, Sambonet conquered the international market by being chosen, from 53 competitors, to supply the Cairo Hilton Hotel with a hollowware line that is still in its collection today. This marked the beginning of the company’s great tradition of supplying world-class hotels and restaurants.
Starting from the sixties, great designers created collections that consolidated and popularized the company’s focus on design. Roberto Sambonet, in particular, created collections of primary importance, such as the Pesciera, Center Line and Linea 50 trays. Anna Castelli Ferrieri also designed a line of flatware for Sambonet. Her Hannah collection won the Compasso d’Oro award in 1994.