Enrico was brought up in the Bassano area and with his brothers he helped his father, Diego, in the family packaging business. But Enrico’s interests lay in more exciting projects. He researched and studied how packaging materials could be used for other applications, and by visiting exhibitions he learned about new high performance materials and designs.
His breakthrough that gave him confidence was his first Turkish Bath, completed in 1998. Then in 2001, it was time for him to branch out alone and create Preformati Italia. Every step since has been up the ladder of challenges to new successes.
Mussolente is a small area on the edge of the wonderful town of Bassano del Grappa, which was renamed from Bassano Veneto, after the first world war, to commemorate the battles on Monte Grappa above the town. It is famous for creating Grappa, for the surrounding villages of potters, and for the Palladio covered wooden bridge, often destroyed, but lovingly re-built. Flowing under the bridge is the river Brenta, winding through the centre of the town, that connects the mountains to Venice 80 km south east.