Rima: ricerca e stile

di un’industria di arredamenti metallici

Palazzo Cigola
Fenaroli Valotti
c/o casa d’aste
Capitolium Art
via Cattaneo 55

Spotlight on Rima

Spotlight on Rima, an historical metal furniture company in Padova, whose business spanned over 60 years. In the magnificent rooms of Cigola Fenaroli Valotti Palace, in Brescia, 100 Rima models are now on display within themed sections: interiors, school and work, cinema, collaborations with external designers, and more.
Rima started as a small artisan company and later on it gained a prominent position among industries that helped define the idea of Italian interiors in the postwar era. In the early Fifties, the company was a leading brand. It quickly gained visibility thanks to quality products that were in line with a new aesthetic language. In addition it could count on the support that came from some of the leading names in design.

Gio Ponti, Alberto Rosselli, Campo and Graffi, Franco Albini were some of the designers that were in contact with the Rima studios, and they created some specific models, produced by the company in Padova, through close collaborations.
Archival research as well as testimonies gathered from people who took part in the productive experience firsthand, enabled the curators, Giuseppe and Jacopo Drago, to integrate the story of Rima. Based on these researches, they produced a book (with contributions by Michele De Lucchi and Marco Romanelli) which helps to focalize the company’s main designer, Gastone Rinaldi.

Information and contacts


Giuseppe Drago, Jacopo Drago

Produced by

CapitoliumArt srl.


Brescia Municipality

Free admittance

The volume Gastone Rinaldi designer alla Rima is available for purchasing at the exhibition venue and on the website


Capitolium Art

Via C. Cattaneo 55
25121 Brescia (BS), Italy

T +39-030-20-72-256

F +39-030-20-54-269
E info@capitoliumart.it

Press office

Bianca Martinelli

Capitolium Art

How to get to there

By car

Highway A4 Milan-Venice, Exit Brescia Centro. Follow the directions to Museo di Santa Giulia / Piazza Tebaldo Brusato / Comando provinciale dei Carabinieri

Car parking

Arnaldo, piazzale Arnaldo;
Goito, via Spalto San Marco;
Fossa Bagni, via Lombroso;
Agip, Piazza Vittoria;
Castellini, via Castellini;

By taxi

T. (+39) 030.35111

Public transportation:

Autobus line 18,
Subway, Piazza Vittoria stop

By train

Train station (Brescia Centrale)
By walking: 20 minutes following the directions to city centre, piazza Duomo and via Musei

By plane

Aeroporto Orio Al Serio in Bergamo
(56 Km from Brescia)
Aeroporto Valerio Catullo in Verona
(70 Km from Brescia)

Coach terminal

Up to 10 minutes for loading-unloading passengers, in Largo Torralunga

Coach parking

via Ugo La Malfa;
via Pietro Nenni;