Bonaveri was founded in 1950 in Cento, a small town in the province of Ferrara, uniquely positioned at the centre of a revitalised region of post-war Italy. Today the company has grown from humble beginnings to encompass all that Made In Italy truly represents, excellence in craft and modern industry.
Bonaveri has spent over 60 years perfecting the art of the mannequin. Started by husband and wife, Romano and Adele Bonaveri, the company continues to deliver unique, symbolic forms that have nurtured lifelong partnerships within the fashion industry. For decades fashion designers, boutiques, museums and creative set designers have all turned to Bonaveri to bring soul to their vision.
Bonaveri has developed a symbiotic relationship with some of the world greatest brands, resulting in unique forms that fuse fashions aesthetic and tailoring.
Through a combination of vision and craftsmanship, Bonaveri has forged a reputation as a leader in mannequin design. Every year almost 20,000 mannequins and bust forms are dispatched to all corners of the globe where they act out their role as leading participants in diverse fashion narratives. This very public stage is where Bonaveris products come to life.
There are three aesthetic styles to Bonaveris mannequin and bust form collections: Bonaveri Artistic Mannequins, Schläppi and B by Bonaveri. Each of these collections offers something unique, from classic anatomic poses to more abstract stylistic forms.