From automotive
All began here, a thin aluminium sheet in the middle of an idea, which gave life to… 'altre forme'
Per questo motivo altreforme è considerata un punto di riferimento per architetti, interior designer e contract di tutto il mondo, e con la linea altreforme sartoria permette loro di realizzare prodotti su misura in serie o in pezzi unici che sfidano le proprietà dell’alluminio con sinuosità mai viste prima, originali finiture ed elaborati decori superficiali.

altreforme is an Italian company that produces collections of high-end furniture and made to measure projects mainly made of aluminium and aimed at those who like to stand out, choosing to surround themselves with original and refined, but also environmentally friendly products. Customers are offered endless possibilities of customization that can reflect their personalities.

altreforme was founded in 2008 as an ambitious diversification project of Fontana Group, since 1956 the world leader in the design and production of luxury cars aluminium bodies, including Ferrari and Rolls Royce.
The long experience with major automakers inspires this creative project which transfers the know -how and the vanguard technologies from the automotive sector to the design world, creating shapes, colours and finishes hitherto impossible.
For this reason, altreforme is considered a point of reference for architects, interior designers and contractors around the world, and the line altreforme sartoria, allows them to realize customized products and projects, in series or unique pieces, that challenge the properties of aluminium with sinuosity never seen before, original finishes and elaborate surface decorations.

altreforme has won major international awards as the Elle Decor Design Award, and every year, in the prestigious context of Salone del Mobile in Milan, presents new exclusive collections.

The catalog collections are signed by famous designers and archi-star: Aziz Sariyer, Marco Piva, Garilab, Elena Cutolo, Antonio Aricò, Serena Confalonieri, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, Alessandro Zambelli, Giorgia Zanellato, Daniele Bortotto, Matteo Cibic, Studio Fuksas and by two extravagant Fashion brands like Yazbukey and Moschino.
The creative achievements of altreforme aimed at creating new scenarios and styles of living, more and more representative of the personality and desires of each customer.
Brand values
WOW effect aluminium
New challenging shapes and finishing achieved aptly mastering a sophisticated material like aluminium.
Products conceived for great indoor and outdoor spaces, suitable also to enhance and improve the urban design.
Collaboration with architects and contract field for commissioned projects.
Processes and unique techniques were developed through more than 65 years of experience in the automotive industry and transferred to furniture.
The unique production process and the material used lighten the products.
Opportunity to choose between endless colours and finishes.
Eco-friendly products conceived for a sustainable future (100% aluminium, 100% recyclable).
altreforme applies new expertise to the design field and give shape to completely new and different ideas which are normally impossible to be realizez in aluminium for those who don't have the same technological know-how as the Fontana Group does.

altreforme create special works, furniture with a high personality, functional and aesthetic solutions that enhance spaces and offer to the client infinite personalization choices.

altreforme and Fontana Group are pursuing a green philosophy. The works are entirely manufactured by aluminium, 100% recyclable and eco-sustainable; they come from non-polluting and zero environmental impact production processes.
Noble metal, hard to shape, the aluminium offers highest guarantees of resistance to the corrosion and atmospheric agents together with an incomparable lightness (it weights ⅓ as compared to steel), that make it perfect also for outdoor spaces.

altreforme strongly believes in the respect of the environment and in the sustainability. Since its establishment altreforme invested in the shape and functional research on this material to propose to the world of the contemporary design smart products and projects with new, challenging and different shapes.

To guarantee the greatest quality level of its products altreforme selects aluminium, from 0,9 mm of thickness, among the best alloys used in the automotive field.
Sophisticated manufacturing expertise in the aluminium shaping, a light, bright and demanding materiale perfect to give shape to innovative and emotioning shapes.
Each work is manufactured through the same production cycles and patents that give life to the most beautiful and sinuous super car bodies existing in the market.
Ideas and style developed by great international designers pass through elaborate feasibility studies, elastic strain analysis and virtual designs to be later on manufactured thanks to a leading production technology and machinery, able to measure geometrical deviations up to 2/10 of mm.
The latest production technique is joined with the expertise of highly qualified employees to guarantee an aesthetic control for top perfection.
Valentina Fontana Castiglioni is Vice President and first representative standing for the 3rd generation of the family business Fontana Group, multinational Company based in Lecco and leader for over 65 years in the production of the most prestigious car bodies, with in eleven production plants in three Countries around the world.
After graduating with a “summa cum laude” degree in Business Administration at Università Bocconi, Milan, Valentina works as ghost writer for a famous Italian Economist writing a book about the history of Alfa Romeo. Then experiences the world of real estate in Miami first, and of strategies advisory later on in Milan.
Since 2006 carries on her adventure in the Family Business where she leads the challenging change of an entrepreneurial Company becoming a managerial and structured international organization and, together with her brother Stefano, she became managing director, dealing with strategic planning and development programs.
Powerhouse of ideas, full of enthusiasm, in 2008 Valentina Fontana Castiglioni starts-up the altreforme design project, where aluminium sheets turn out into refined pieces of furniture, giving shape to the most daring design ideas.
Valentina Fontana Castiglioni
As from her first steps Valentina has literally jumped a stage: in 2009 altreforme is selected by Design Miami, besides getting the “Elle Decor International Design Award” in Istanbul; in 2010 introduces successful textures patented for aluminium only and at the end of 2011 Valentina strikes a prestigious collaboration with Fashion: she is asked by Moschino to manage the start-up of its first home collection.
Valentina has been selected as "Mercedes Classe A" ambassador. She has been contributor for the Condé Nast magazines Traveller and AD China, collaborates as project leader with Domus Academy and is a mentor at Bocconi University for the Business Strategy department.