SANNINI is a company with more than a century of history and a future which has yet to be written. It was founded in 1910, by Carlo Sannini Baldassarri, the then owner of a small forge who had the ability and imagination to turn its Mechanical Plant for the Production of Bricks – that was the name of SANNINI at the beginning of the twentieth century – into the first factory for the manufacturing of cotto.
A true leap in quality happened when he decided to buy new equipments from abroad and follow the crazy idea to work Galestro marl of his Impruneta quarries in unusual shapes that even architecture could appreciate.
At the end of Renaissance, cotto seems to go out of fashion: from a noble matter used to decorate villas and palaces, to poor construction and coating material for rural buildings.
Carlo Sannini fully restores its dignity. On one hand he devotes himself to develop the typical productions of farming culture, renews the extraction and baking techniques of clay; on the other hand he starts experimenting, invests in research and innovation giving proof of great creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.