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A Successful story

Pagano / A Successful story


Years of invaluable experience of the founder Vincenzo Pagano in developing the winning concept of “insight-innovation” combined with dedication and professionalism of the sons Enzo and Andrea Paco Pagano ensure the continuous success of the Pagano brand and its recognition for excellence in quality, elegance, technology and functionality. The secret lies in the sophisticated chemistry between tradition and innovation, design and contemporary culture, and the respect of wood as a noble raw material. Pagano’s ambition is to design, create and implement customised solutions that combine a wide range of technological and architectural elements tailored to the needs and the taste of each client, while respecting the surrounding environment and Nature.


“1890/1940 From fishing boats in Cetara to the Pagano System”

The bond between wood ,as a transformable and flexible raw material, and the Pagano family goes back to the three generations. Vincenzo Pagano’s grandfather and father, who originally moved from San Marzano to Cetara (both located in the beautiful Amalfi Coast), first worked in the construction of carts and carriages and then became builders of  typical fishing boats named “Gozzi”. The work of a facocchio (master artisan of carts) required skills and knowledge of the materials, and was not simply limited to the assembly of parts. A facocchio was responsible for the choice and the drying process of wood at all stages leading up to the assembly of the cart. He also had to carefully evaluate the stress, twists and pressures that each part of the cart is subject to when pulled by an animal and loaded with weights. Timber treatment stages were very long – from drying to aging and use, but for the facocchio it was his craftsmanship combined with great skill and experience in the use of self-propelled carpentry that ensured the strength, stability and durability of the carts.

Great dynamism in the construction of carts, long aging processes of the wood ensuring high tolerance to weather, have been the focus for the Pagano family since the trading days in Cetara facing the building of the “Gozzi” boats. The boats were built by hand and, according to specific criteria, the early steps of the wooden frame defining was fundamental, because the artisans were tracing the lines and bends, defining the shaping of the boat.

In this art too, the treatment of wood was the first step to take to ensure weather resistance, durability and strength.
The technical mastery, love for raw materials and attention to detail across three Pagano generations resulted in a unique system in the construction of luxury homes. Ancient roots have become priceless treasures.


50s – Tailor-made furniture, antique and restored wood

Pagano’s craftsmanship revolved around restoring antique wood by renovating boiseries and antique furniture of the most prestigious villas from the Roman dolce vita era, creating authentic pieces of art, highly sought after by international collectors like the crib in the picture.


1959 – First chalet in trigoria (rome)

It is in in the outskirts of Rome that Pagano unveiled their first chalet designed and built essentially of chestnut wood. This has marked Pagano’s shift from furniture making to house building. Today the first chalet remains so far an example of impeccable wood carpentry and is a highly demanded location for television programs and commercials.


1963 – Chalet in oricola (Aquila Italy)

Chalet near l’Aquila, one of the first houses built by Pagano in the Abruzzo region and today still base of the offices for the manufacturing department.


1966 – First production plant in Arsoli (Rome)

First production plant for the realisation of Pagano projects where experience and ancient craftsmanship of carts and boats is hand down to house carpentry. The plant has produced a large amount of homes, including the home of the well-known composer Ennio Morricone.


Late 60’s early 70’s: first villages

Pagano starts designing and building projects on a large scale and creates in the province of Rome two large villages in a natural landscape. The projects already proved a perfect blend between design and environment.


1971 – Rome Fair

Through its participation in national and international fairs, Pagano brings its ideas and interpretation of timber houses starting the process leading to a new concept of ‘living’ wood.


1975 – Village in Campaegli (RM)

At the peak of its experience, Pagano realizes the first important tourist and residential center in Central Italy. Sited in  a restricted and protected area, on the Simbruini Mountains, at the gates of Rome but at 1500 meters above the sea level, a district of over 240 hectares was urbanized. Here, around the charming club house-Spa, equipped with all the receptive and sporting services (stables, tennis courts and so on), there are the prestigious chalets.


1979 – Opening of head offices in Rome

The company’s new head office is located at the road junction between the city’s ring road and the highway that connects Rome to the international airport of Fiumicino. Pagano aim their knowledge and technology abroad through the experience gained in the projects designed for international clients.


1981 – Opening of a new factory in Rome

In the 1980’s Pagano opened the first factory from where it manages the entire creative process from design to construction by using a high-tech CAD-CAM system, among the first company in Europe. This arrangement allows for full control of the project all the way to its construction.


1982 – Showroom in Rome

Following the opening of their factory Rome, Pagano now realize the much needed showroom space to introduce the brand to the customer.


1983 – Residence in Florida (USA)

Pagano bring their “Made in Italy” concept across the Atlantic to Florida, United States, where they design a luxurious house with large glass walls that give the impression of being one with nature rather than being indoor.


1984 – Trigoria house (RM)

Back in Italy, Rome, Pagano build a family residence, which welcomes today numerous heads of state and international personalities. The Pagano resident is the example par excellence of craftsmanship and professionalism of the Pagano brand that remains a source of inspiration and experimenting.


1985 – Villa on via Appia Antica, Rome

At the end of the 1980’s Pagano began designing for prominent personalities of the world of culture, including an influential Italian publisher, whose Pagano-designed unique residence is perfectly placed in a prestigious historical part of Rome.


1986 – Club Restaurant jet-set (Rome)

In Rome Pagano design a prestigious restaurant in the heart of Eur district, suspended over a pond, which has immediately become a meeting point for the roman jet set at any time of the day.


1988 – Club House in Cassino (FR)

At the end of the 1980’s in the town of Cassino Pagano design a club house – a meeting place for collectors of vintage cars.


1989 – Villa in New York (Usa)

Following the success of their project in Florida, Pagano arrive on the outskirts of New York where they create an extensive villa with a design to become unique in the brand history



After America Pagano challenges the African climate. Flanked by an Italian partner enhances the territory with the design and construction of shopping malls and residences shipping to Angola a finished product not needing any skilled workman on site, all this thanks to the specifics of the Pagano System. It actually  is the birth and experimentation of the first delocalized assembly station


1991 – Factory in Russia (RU)

Pagano receives from the Minister of the Forests of the Soviet Union a proposal for  a joint venture to  realize timber houses.


1992 – Restaurant in l’Aquila

Pagano is commissioned to develop a large structure in a mountain resort near l’Aquila, characterised by large trusses above an extensive space used as a restaurant.


1993 – Pagano Patents

In the 1990’s a new era begins for the Pagano brand the sons Andrea Paco and Enzo join the company. They set the first key points of the Pagano system by securing patents over design and construction methods of the company.


1994 – House in Austria

Pagano continue expanding and design and develop a mountain chalet in Austria, reinventing traditions of excellent chalet building of the region. The project brings Pagano great success and recognition.


1995 – First self sufficient cabin

Ahead of the times, Pagano realize his first energy self-sufficient cabin. A lot of imitation of the structure came with the years but they never reached neither the material quality nor the high technological value.


1996 – Presidential house in Moscow (RU)

By now Pagano brand is known worldwide and continues to receive orders from major Russian personalities, thus reaffirming international position of the brand.


1999 – Unieuro Shop in Rome (I)

One of the most peculiar Italian structures designed by Pagano becomes interesting for Dixon Group Inc., American corporation in the field of electronics. The result is Rome’s largest megastore.


2002 – EMU showroom in Rome (I)

On the outskirts of Rome, at the large highway junction of the Ring Road, Pagano realizes a fully glazed structure to accommodate company’s EMU showroom, leader in the outdoor furniture sector.


2003 – Peluza project in Sychelles (SY)

Pagano works as a creative partner on the design and development of the Pezula Hotel Group projects in Seychelles and South Africa.


2004 – Home automation

Pagano takes on the challenge to create a residence free from architectural barriers and designs a residence made entirely with Avant-guard home automation systems and wireless solutions.


2005 – Villa in Cambridge (UK)

Pagano designs and realizes a prestigious residence in the UK in a typical English countryside setting for a well-known international consultant in the field of environmental and wildlife protection.


2006 – Mariva beach restaurant & more – Riva degli Etruschi Village (I)

Pagano designed a charming pleasant retreat in an exclusive oasis with a wide-open view of the horizon and refined atmosphere. The charm of the structures blends in with the scent of the sea, the dunes, the pristine beach and the pine forest.


2008 – Pirogovo golf course Moscow (RU)

Together with a number of other important international architects, Pagano will redesign and redevelop the prestigious Pirogovo golf course on the outskirts of Moscow. Over a few years Pagano have successfully developed several residences that attracted attention from international clients.


2009 – Pagano’s biggest wooden villa

Pagano are commissioned to develop a residence of over 4,000 square metres (with swimming pools, cinema halls, spa, tropical greenhouses, etc.) completed in a record time of just nine months. Andrea Paco Pagano tells that the client chose the colour of the wood for his home by requesting the same colour of his jacket made in a Loro Piana fabric.


2010 – Collaboration with international architect

In collaboration with the outstanding architect Totan Kuzembaev, Pagano designed an extraordinary residence where solid and defined classic lines meet open and modern spaces surrounded by the Pirogovo golf course in Moscow.


2011 – “Green” factory in Oricola (I)

The new Italian production plant of the Pagano brand is an example of energy self-sufficiency applied to industry, where traditional knowledge perfectly merges with production technologies. Here the certified, valuable and refined wood used by Pagano goes through a production process fully managed and checked in Italy, ensuring the highest quality of the final product.


2012 – Villa in Saint Petersburg (RU)

This private residence in Saint Petersburg is one of Pagano’s most important achievements in recent years. Placed in a unique and impressive setting with a direct view over the lake, this villa perfectly places on the existing steep plot, harmoniously fitting with the dense centennial trees. This unique architectural design has been applauded by anyone who has ever visited the house.


2013 – Residence in Campania (I)

Pagano have used all their knowledge and craftsmanship to design this important Italian residence. This residence houses Europe’s largest private collection of butterflies gathered in an area with wide skylights using a complex management and control system for temperature, humidity and light intensity.


2014 – Villa in Moscow

Pagano builds a villa in Moscow with some important technological innovations also dealing with the interior design. Part of it is designed and realized directly by Pagano, a part comes from partnership with many   international brands.


2015 – Offices in Rome g.r.a. (I)

Pagano realize a modern Business Centre on the most important Rome’s arterial road. The structure has more than 70 offices designed on the base of eco-friendly and energy saving concepts, to lead the working places comfort to the highest quality standard.


2015 – Villa in Moscow

Villa of about 600 sqm with important technological solutions



Pagano renovates and builds the residences of an old village with accommodation for about 4,000 sqm

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