A little history...
Fifty years is a remarkable amount of time for a factory that survived through the changes of fashion and life styles keeping its leading role in the market of silver manufacturing always with an eye on tradition.
Fifty years…probably more.Because Fala began its adventure long before taking the current name and being located where it is now, just above Cernobbio,on Lake Como.
Ermes Pasquin, one of the founding fathers of F.A.L.A. started working in the silver division of a famous company in Como that had the task to make silver crockery for some of the products they sold, like trays for their “panettone” or plates to serve the courses.
It was there that Ermes met the chief silver manufacturer of the division, Mr.Butti, who taught him and his future business partners the job. That group of kids started from the lowest rank and slowly climbed up the ladder until they were finally ready to leave the company where they had learned the job and start the business on their own.
So in the early 60’s Ermes Pasquin, Gianni Taroni, Gianni Ciapessoni and Paolo Carugati followed their old boss and moved the business from the zone of Villa Olmo to Camerlata, in Como, and when Butti offered them to detect the factory, they accepted and in 1978 founded the current F.A.L.A ( Fabbrica Artigianale Lavorazione Argento), before eventually moving to the current location in the wonderful Cernobbio.
With the passing of the years the business gets bigger and spreads beyond the Italian borders, gaining international fame and notoriety both in the silver and silver plated market, also thanks to the entrepreneurship of Ermes’s son, Paolo Pasquin.
It is in fact Paolo who carries the tradition on, adding a modern perspective to the production with his creativity, that allowed him to gain prestigious international awards.