Targetti celebrates 90 years by looking to the future

Targetti General Manager Gianluca Cricchi (left) and Managing Director of the 3F Filippi - Targetti Group, Giovanni Bonazzi (right).

(Italy) – Targetti is marking its 90th anniversary with a renewed focus on innovation, growth and technical-design partnerships.

Italian manufacturer Targetti is celebrating 90 years in business by focusing on future growth following last year’s buyout by 3F Filippi.

The consolidation, which took place in December of last year, allowed for the development of a series of strategic synergies from a business and trade perspective, thanks to 3F Filippi’s position in the technical and high efficiency lighting industry.

Part of one of the five largest Italian groups in the lighting field, Targetti is celebrating its 90th anniversary by marking a new phase in its history and focusing on innovation, growth and prestigious technical-design partnerships.

“Technological innovation is and will always be increasingly relevant to architectural lighting,” commented Gianluca Cricchi, General Manager of Targetti. “This is the reason we are an avant-garde company that is able to take advantage of the potential provided by new technology by anticipating the needs of designers.”

Enormous focus on Research and Development therefore continues to be one of Targetti’s ambitions. This is shown in the many partnerships the company has started with large architecture and design firms to develop innovative lighting solutions. For example, recently Targetti’s Zedge range of step lights and floorwashers, designed in collaboration with Gensler, was extended.

To confirm the renewed dynamism of the company, investments have been planned to create new “Targetti spaces” for the headquarters in Florence and branches in Paris and Shanghai.

“The development of these spaces stems from the desire to provide the company with places for dialogue and confrontation with our natural counterparts, i.e. architects, interior designers and lighting designers,” explained Giovanni Bonazzi, Managing Director of the 3F Filippi – Targetti Group.

“More than focusing on the past, we are using the 90th anniversary to bear witness to the renewed enthusiasm of a solid, young company that focuses greatly on the future,” Bonazzi continued.

“A future to be faced bolstered by the prestige that we have acquired at an international level and are supported by some recent high profile projects such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Luis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, the Torre Costanera Center in Santiago del Cile, the Salone dei Cinquecento and the Zeffirelli Museum in Florence and the Rialto Bridge in Venice.”