SigeGold is a modern enterprise capable of caring for every aspect of a room, from the wooden floors to the furnishings, serving as the ideal supplier for architects and interior designers or, upon request, as a true global partner, providing consultancy services, as well as the design and production of doors, furniture and furnishings. Our internal organization makes use of operational standards that ensure traceability of processes and timely completion, while the secret behind our high quality products is a network of Tuscan craftsmen, coordinated by the company, who still employ the same techniques used in Florence during the Renaissance These choices produce a range of collections and customized projects with complete attention to detail and continual stylistic experimentation, all manufactured exclusively in Italy. This process ensures the best results in terms of style and quality.
SigeGold creates doors and furniture that are certified as Made in Italy. The company's headquarters is located just outside the Chianti region, between Florence and Siena, and is the coordination hub for a network of craftsmen spread throughout Tuscany. Begun in the 1960s as a manufacturer of windows and doors, the company has grown to become one of the most important companies in Italy. The twenty-first century has seen a new line of doors - SigeGold Classic - receive great acclaim both in Italy and abroad, thanks to a blend of design experimentation and absolute attention to detail. Today the company is a preferred partner among architects and interior designers looking for a company capable of customizing all the furnishings of a room. SigeGold has long been the undisputed leader in the production of designer doors, with six collections including doors and furniture, and each year this portfolio continues to grow with new creations and projects designed according to the specific needs of individual clients.
The Workmanship Our manufacturing process combines technology and craftsmanship. All design and stylistic experimentation are conducted at SigeGold's headquarters near Florence. Here, historical periods, artistic movements and details from which to draw new creative concepts and models are studied. This key step leads to the creation of collections well-balanced between modern and traditional styles each and every year.
The whole process is performed by expert craftsmen: woodcarvers, glaziers, marquetry workers and decorators, who create the finishes for all pieces in their workshops. This production chain has been one of the cornerstones of SigeGold's exclusivity for years and continues to make every product a unique item, marked with a serial number that identifies it and sets it apart from any other.
The woodcarving phase takes about eight hours for work of medium complexity. The work is performed entirely by hand using a series of tools that are still very similar to those of old Florentine woodworkers.
The fused Murano glass used to decorate doors and furniture is worked entirely by hand. Even the most complex cuts are executed one by one by the artisans, so that each piece is different from the others.
Each inlay is made of sheets of different woods. This stage of work requires great care and finishes by submerging every piece of wood in hot sand to create a worn sheen of warmly-coloured hues. The inlays are made by Tuscan craftsmen who continue to work wood using the same techniques as those of Renaissance Florence.
The gilding of the frames or decorations of each SigeGold piece is performed solely by hand. To get an effect that is both shiny and antiqued, thin sheets of gold or silver alloy are applied and then placed on the surface using a Marten brush, the only kind able to do so without damaging them. This gold leaf technique is exactly the same as that used during the Renaissance. Once the gilding has been applied, the decorations are finished with mineral oils to provide a warm, antique glow.
Once again, in situations where decorations are used, an extremely old painting technique is employed. The design is first made on a sheet of transparent paper (pounced), then transferred onto the surface using carbon powder. The motif is then painted, sometimes using the gold leaf technique. And then the result is enriched with finely crafted details and stylings.
This is the last step of the process, and the one in which all the work performed by the craftsmen is completed. The various frames, decorations and glass elements are assembled in a very delicate manner so that the end result adheres to the initial design and at the same time brings out the details of the hand-crafted work. This step is performed by craftsmen inside the company under the supervision of project managers who are familiar with SigeGold's standards and ensure the utmost quality and aesthetic compliance with these.