Alberto Vignatelli

MILAN — A funeral service will be held for Alberto Vignatelli, chief executive officer and president of Luxury Living Group, on Thursday at the San Mercuriale Abbey in Forlì, in the Emilia Romagna region.

A pioneer in the interior design business, Vignatelli died on Dec. 4 at age 75.

Born in Friuli, Vignatelli at a young age moved with his family to Forlì, where in 1960 he kicked off his entrepreneurial career in the interior design sector.

In 1988, Vignatelli teamed with Carla Fendi to launch the Fendi Casa line, which is still produced and distributed by Luxury Living Group.

Fendi Casa 2017 collection

Fendi Casa’s 2017 collection.  Courtesy Photo

“We are all deeply sad for the death of our dear Alberto, who has been our business partner for 30 years and who definitely contributed to the creation of the signature Fendi lifestyle,” said Fendi chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. “We will always remember Alberto as a tireless worker, a great entrepreneur and a insightful, brilliant man.”

Along with Fendi Casa, the company manufactures and distributes the interior design collections of a range of luxury labels, including Trussardi, Bugatti and Bentley.

In October, Luxury Living Group inaugurated the company’s largest store, a 32,000-square-foot, three-story unit located in Miami’s Design District.

The company also operates flagships in Milan, London, Paris, Los Angeles and New York.

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