Luciano Caspani, together with his brother Fausto and his father Agostino, in 1975 founded Cleaf (Caspani Luciano E Agostino Fausto), today a reference company for innovative surfaces and solutions for the furniture and interior design industries.
The passion for furniture and the entrepreneurial skills lead him, in the early 1990s, to the decision to buy a panel implantation facility, turning Cleaf from a trading company to a production company, and starting a new era for the faced panel, until then used only in the internal parts of the furniture.
An intuition that evolves later with the idea of developing a coordinated system of products and solutions to coat furniture and interiors.
After the faced panels division, therefore, the edges, the laminates and the semifinished products divisions are born, which today compose a company model that employs more than 300 people, based on four production sites in Brianza.
This flexible model allows for continuous experimentation transferring striking tactile and visual sensations to coating surfaces.
The number of textures and decoratives increased to create an advanced system of products, confirmed by the architects and companies that choose Cleaf to build inspirational spaces for living and working.
Today Cleaf is led by Luciano Caspani together with his sons Barbara and Roberto, who hold 72.5% of stakes. The 27.5% is owned by the Austrian international group Egger.
“I have always looked up to those more talented and bigger than myself. I have done better than some people while others have risen far beyond my reach. But all in all I am very pleased with what I have achieved. Cleaf has carved out its own original space and today it is a solid company though remaining a family business. Cleaf is a team that always aims for excellence, a place where people work well together and continue to dream.”