Zoffoli Behind the Curtain

Zoffoli craftsmanship is well known throughout the world. The company has been manufacturing antique style and last generation modern globes for nearly 60 years, passing the craftsmanship down from father to son for generations. This is the production plant in Rimini, Italy.

How Zoffoli Does It – Production

In the production department standard, special and mechanical craftsmanship is carried out with the use of high technology machinery. Globe-making is an art, which Zoffoli has perfected with greatest passion and care during the decades, achieving the right balance between the efficiency of mass- production and the craftsman’s love for the detail.


In the woodworking department the first production phase is started – raw material is precisely cut by computerized machinery to the shapes needed for all the components of Zoffoli globes: legs, bases, northern & southern arches, meridians.

Painting Department

In the painting department parts come off an automatic line where they are colored and lacquered with water-base paints, giving them brilliance and protection without impact on the environment. In the same department the finished spheres are polished using water-base varnishes which provide a shiny and old-style effect.

Packing and Shipping

In this delicate phase, the single pieces are duly packed and fixed inside the boxes. The aim is to use the minimum volume to save space in storage, minimizing transport cost and preventing any kind of damage. After packing, the finished products are moved to the shipping department for delivery all over the world.

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