Initiated in 1920s, Schiffini specialized in the furnishings of military and civil ships. In 1950s Schiffini re-oriented toward the kitchen furniture industry and became the first Italian company to produce series of modular kitchens which were instrumental in the creation of "Italian Design". Collaboration between Schiffini and prominent architects and designers was initiated in 1960s, including with Vico Magistretti, which influenced and renovated significantly the company’s image and thinking. In addition to Magistretti, in 2002 Schiffini started new collaborations with other noted architects and designers. Strengths in design, using of materials, refined finishing and attention to details are skillfully combined to offer a comfortable kitchen space with an evocative power, ideally suited for everyday living.