Compared to other luxury Italian furniture brands, Baxter is a relatively young company, founded in 1990. However, over the past 30 years, it had a truly impressive evolution path: from a small factory in Brianza to a globally recognized brand with the top designers on the board.
Initially, Baxter's founders, Luigi and Paolo Bestetti, gravitated mainly to English style canons but later abandoned any constraints to be completely free in their design concepts.
The company's hallmark is impeccably processed natural leather, which is sourced from specific European regions and then treated in Tuscan tanneries.
Indeed, Baxter has no competitors, when it comes to leather processing. For example, once the supplier gave them unconventionally 4mm thick leather that seemed nearly impossible to use. However, the craftsmen successfully tackled even this challenge. And that’s how the Chesterfield style Alfred sofa appeared.
The other day Paolo Bestetti was walking around New York and noticed one of his sofas in the ABC store window. However, he was shocked to see how worn and battered the upholstery looked like. It turned out that the store manager had instructed employees to jump on the sofa until its rigid, taut upholstery took on softer, relaxed forms. According to the manager, all these wrinkles and roughness added uniqueness, coziness, and warmth, making the furniture more appealing to customers. Bestetti was persuaded and immediately headed to the Baxter factory with a new task. Since then, the company has released numerous models with an aged leather effect. Sorrento, Casablanca, Brigitte, Capri – even their names tell that these sofas are created for leisure and relaxation.
A large team of designers works on the brand's collections, including many legendary designers: Federico Peri, Pietro Russo, Draga & Aurel, Studiopepe... However, Paola Navone was the one, playing the crucial role in establishing Baxter as a luxury brand by infusing it with a distinctive gloss and brutal chic that set the company's aesthetics apart from all others.
Navone's creations, like the Budapest sofa resembling a cozy nest or the fluffy Nepal armchair with Mongolian sheepskin upholstery, are always distinguished by unique creativity, accompanied by incredible comfort and tactile pleasure.
While sofas remain the company's gem, Baxter's product line now includes a vast array of all kinds of interior items. Besides, their materials base was enriched by marble, stone, metal, and even glass. Not to forget captivating color palettes, elaborated by the creative lab, such as exquisite combinations of olive and white metal, dark chocolate and cobalt blue, vibrant turquoise, and muted nude.
Today, Baxter offers conceptual solutions for any interior in the best traditions of “made in Italy”, representing the luxury of comfort and understated style.