Our history


Giuseppe Polli founds Manifattura di Domodossola and starts to produce cables and ropes for ships. The company survives through both World Wars and, in order to keep abreast with the times, shifts towards the production of “light textiles”: small braided items, trimmings, and cords.


Giuseppe Polli, the founder's namesake grandson joins the company and, with him, Manifattura di Domodossola takes on a new course. After a careful research activity on the field and major investments in technology and machinery (many installations are designed in-house by its engineers), the company produces the first machine-braided belts in the world. Manifattura di Domodossola becomes world leader in the industry of “100% Made in Italy” braided items.


After changing its production strategy, Manifattura di Domodossola not only starts to develop its own R&D processes, but also decides to manage all its production cycles internally. The company feels the need to offer high quality, up-to-date items to the market in order to protect both the end customers and the shop floor workers.


The company moves to a new, ultra-modern facility: a covered area of 8,000 sqm with thousands of machines, a 10,000 sqm garden, a three-storey glass office building, a museum area, a showroom and a restaurant. The same year, Giulia and Silvia, Giuseppe's young daughters join the company to support their father’s leadership.


The company celebrates its first 100 years of business.
From the very beginning, every generation has marked a new course and the current female leadership makes no exception, with the launch of two new brands: OXILLA and ATHISON.

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This furniture brand is specialized in the production of luxury materials that are perfect for lining the walls of yachts, aircrafts, private residences, stores and hotels. The product range also includes tubular models and pipings, as well as a collection of interior furnishings and articles for restaurants and hotels.

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