As far as leathersmiths go, Baxter is relatively young. Though the family-owned furniture brand dates to 1990—when Italian entrepreneurs Luigi and Paolo Bestetti realized their love for the material and the culture of creation—it incorporates centuries-old traditions from Italian tanneries with progressive reinterpretations of the English styles once favored by the Lombardic aristocracy. In the three decades since, the Bestettis have built off this innovation of heritage, developing a contemporary studio fueled by its familial ties. “The concept of a family business expands to the relationship with all the staff and distribution, with whom have established a real symbiosis to work and grow together,” says Asal Emami, salesperson at Baxter’s Los Angeles.
Modernist Furniture Studio Baxter Brings Made in Italy Experience to Los Angeles
Through collaborations with Paola Navone, Draga & Aurel, Studiopepe, and other noted designers, Baxter’s philosophy of leather has created unique furniture for the last 32 years. Now, the family brand is bringing Italy to LA with its first American showroom that is as eye-catching as its library.