About Cesar Italian Kitchens
Cesar Kitchens was founded in 1969 in Italy by Vittorio Cester, who transformed his furniture workshop into a Modern Italian Kitchen factory, which was then called Cesar Arredamenti Spa. Cesar is a kitchen manufacturer with strong ties to its past through its deep familial history and a dedication to expert craftsmanship and in-house processes that has never wavered throughout the years. Cesar’s original workshop was nestled in the northern Italian countryside of Pramaggiore, near Venice, Italy, where the heart of the company’s main operations as well as its original kitchen factory is still rooted today.
History Of Cesar Italian Kitchens
Cesar’s history is seeped in tradition and family roots, and is indelibly tied to the Italian countryside, where the company was founded. Like its location, Cesar Italy’s ownership has remained tied to its roots throughout the Cesar history. Cesar is proud to be a family-run business and is currently under the leadership of Vittorio’s children Gina and Dante Cester, who began working with their father in the 1980’s. Cesar kitchen cabinets for projects in the tri-state area will be designed, ordered and installed by our Cesar New York kitchen showroom, and custom-made in our Italian Cesar kitchen factory in Prammagiore near Venice, Italy. The reason why the production facility is located in Italy, same as 50 years ago, is in order to maintain the exceptionally high quality of product, as well as custom kitchen design and production.
Cesar Art Director
As you can imagine, a successful kitchen designer like Cesar must have an Art Director. Our Italian Cesar Art Director is called Garcia Cumini and are a couple that have partnered up to dedicate their creativity to innovative, award-winning kitchen design. They have launched multiple modern kitchen models with Cesar, that have been exhibited at EuroCucina – Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Italy, and many of which have won international kitchen design awards. They have designed Cesar kitchen models, like The UNIT Kitchen and the Williamsburg, Intarsio and The 50’s kitchen, which are some of the most unique kitchen designs you will ever come across internationally. Garcia Cumini also support Cesar with any other graphic design and marketing related work to help the international expansion of the Cesar brand worldwide. Learn more about the Cesar Art Director.
European Kitchen Design
Cesar Italy was founded with a focus on simple, yet functional kitchen design. Cesar was one of the first Italian companies to produce modular, dynamic and versatile kitchen cabinetry systems, a style that was gaining popularity in America by the 1970’s. When 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 Cesar’s history, the company has continued to embrace its original passion for function meets innovation by blending the sleek simplicity of European kitchen design with a continued dedication to technological advances in kitchen ergonomics. The company has always had a strong focus on efficiency and quality of industrial kitchen production. Cesar has also remained true to its intimate family roots, both in operations and in its relationship to its clientele, which is also the philosophy adapted by our in-house Cesar kitchen designers. Starting in the 1980’s, Cesar adopted an unprecedented personalized approach to industrial cabinet production by custom manufacturing 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.
International Expansion and Growth
While Cesar maintains an intimacy in its relationship to its customers in its operating standards, 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 working according to the highest environmental standards 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 was proud to officially expand to the United States in 2016 with the opening of its first ever North American Flagship Store Cesar NYC, located in Flatiron District, Manhattan, NYC. With the opening of Cesar NYC Kitchens, a new chapter of Cesar’s history began to be written. Today, Cesar NYC Kitchens serves numerous clients in NYC and the tri-state area, bringing Italian design dreamt up in the northern Italian countryside to America and through doing so, honoring Cesar’s Italian history and Vittorio’s original dream of blending function and innovation. Watch the below video to learn more about how the Cesar logo has evolved over time, and throughout Cesar’s international growth.