History

History

Cesar was founded by Vittorio Cester, who in 1969 transformed his furniture workshop into a modern furniture factory, which was then called Cesar Arredamenti. Cester’s original workshop was nestled in the northern Italian countryside of Pramaggiore, where the heart of the company’s main operations has remained. Cesar was founded as a family company and remains so today. It is currently under the leadership of two of the children of Vittorio – Gina and Dante Cester – who began working with their father in the 1980’s.

Cesar was founded with a focus on simple yet functional kitchen design. It was one of the first Italian companies to produce modular yet dynamic and versatile kitchen cabinetry systems, a style that was gaining popularity in America by the 1970’s. In founding Cesar, Vittorio Cester had a vision of blending European design with the versatility of these modular kitchen systems, which were created with a strong focus on ergonomic functionality.

Throughout its history, Cesar has continued to embrace its original passion for function meets innovation by blending the sleek simplicity of European design with a continued dedication to technological advances in kitchen ergonomics. Though the company has always had a strong focus on efficiency and quality of industrial production, it has also remained true to its intimate family roots, both in operations and in its relationship to its clientele. Starting in the 1980’s, Cesar adopted an unprecedented personalized approach to industrial cabinet production by custom making each piece it sold based on individual customer needs. Customization became and remains at the forefront of the company’s operational standards, lending a personal touch to each and every order fulfilled by Cesar.

While Cesar in its operating standards maintains an intimacy in its relationship to its customers, the company’s reach is far from small. Having grown exponentially from its humble beginnings, today Cesar is a world leader in modern European kitchen design and is present in markets across Europe and the United States. Backed by a worldwide reputation of excellence that the company established from its original location an hour outside of Venice, Italy, Cesar is proud to officially expand to the United States in 2016 with the opening of its first ever North American flagship store, located in New York, NY.