Lucio Brissolese and Gianpaolo Nogara, who have lived in Bali for over 20 years co-founded Warisan in 1989.  As well-travelled sailors and entrepreneurs with an eye for detail and good design, they found a common interest in the people, culture, and environment of Indonesia.

 

Their career in furniture began as collectors of antiques and ethnic art. Through this passion, they were continually impressed by the talent and creativity hidden within Indonesia that is its skilled craftsmen coupled with the vast array of readily available natural resources.

 

After years of procuring and restoring antiques, emphasis slowly shifted to actual antique reproduction and then eventually, to creating their own modern furniture designs.

 

Even today, the belief in Indonesian craftsmen coupled with a great respect for the natural resources continues to be the trade mark of their designs.  

Since it’s inception Warisan has grown and evolved to incorporate a modern manufacturing plant in East Java, offices and a showroom in Bali, stores in America, Africa and Asia, supported by a talented group of international designers, managers and crafts people.

 

In 2012 Matthew Bater opened the Warisan Africa showroom based in Cape Town, South Africa to showcase Warisan products, assist with African projects and continue promoting the Warisan brand to Africa and surrounding areas.