Beside the traditional art of the genuine gold beating, already performed 5000 years ago, at the end of the XIX century the hammering of other metals took the first steps, among which brass (imitation gold), aluminum (imitation silver) and copper stand out. In this new technology soon Nazionale Battitura Metalli made itself known. Founded in 1928 by Luigi Masserini, Nazionale, which through the years has continuously invested in research and development, has faced the market with a fine productive balance between technology and tradition. This is ensuring today a unique product for quality and varieties.
Thanks to the starting intuition of the founder, Nazionale ensures nowadays a unique production of the highest quality requested by more than 80 countries of all continents. All of this obtained by high level technical equipments and highly specialized factory staff. The main item is still the leaf of imitation gold and imitation silver and it’s important to remember that some works of a high artistic or crafty level are realizable only thanks to the use of the imitation gold leaf produced by Nazionale! Thanks to its peculiar characteristics, Nazionale leaf allows to apply patinas and acids on it; this technique will be otherwise impracticable in the traditional working process of framers and furniture manufacturers all over the world. Beside it, the fantasy, the research and the attention to the market requirements have developed secondary and side-line products which allow the creation of new and interesting working methods with extraordinary results. Maintaining the whole manufacturing process in Italy and the use of sorted raw material according to the European tradition assure the realization of a qualitatively superior product – this is the choice taken by Nazionale.