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Archisesto Inc. is Chicago's prime destination for contemporary design services; featuring the highest of quality Italian imports, that suit your personal vision and savvy lifestyle.

Archisesto offers a wide selection of fine Italian furniture, custom made kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, lighting, accessories, and much more. Lines we carry: Acheo, Zecchinon, Ditre Italia, Arflex, Tomasella, Zanette, Martinelli Luce, Rifra, Novello, Movi, Edilgreen, and many more.

All products are hand-crafted in Italy and hand-finished by expert, Italian technicians. Their level of artisanship, passion for design, and close attention to detail allows us to give you the highest of quality products, bringing traditional Italian craftsmanship and charisma to your project.

Giacomo Ferrucci

Native of Lucca, Italy, Giacomo Ferrucci, founder of Archisesto was inspired nearly two decades ago by a family-owned, Tuscan stable built in 1689.

"As my parents transformed what was once a bull pen into the villa that is today, I lost myself flipping through the pages of the architectural magazines my mother used for ideas". Ferrucci refined his vision for architecture studying at the University of Florence, while concurrently working under various Italian architects.

"Through my years of experience, an in depth knowledge of the industry, I founded Archisesto. My main goal is to achieve the maximum in Italian functionality and style in all the homes and offices I design. I approach each project with the passion, ensuring the best possible products and services step by step from the very first sketch to the execution of the finishing touches".

Inspiration

"Archisesto" (Architectonic Sector) Name coined by the inventor, combining the words "archi[tettura]" (architecture) and "sesto" (compass), i.e., 'architectonic compass'.

Inventor

Ottavio Revese Bruti (16th-17th cent.)

Image from the Science History Institute and Museum of Florence (Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza di Firenze).

Historic Period

1627

Description

Proportional compasses for measuring the architectural orders according to the proportions of Andrea Palladio, invented by Ottavio Revese Bruti, an architect from Vicenza. Modelled after the geometric and military compass of Galileo Galilei, the instrument is formed of two flat legs and a transverse arc bearing five sets of proportional scales, each dedicated to one of the elements of an architectural order: the arches, architraves, columns, bases, capitals and balusters of the Tuscan, Doric, Ionian, Corinthian and Composite orders. The success of the archisesto among the proportional instruments used by architects was decreed by British authors who, between 1723 and 1761, at the height of the neo-Palladian vogue, published translations and revisions of Bruti’s treatise in honour of the special interest of King George III in architecture and mathematical instruments. In Britain the instrument was known as the architectonic sector.

"The Archisesto compass is an instrument that is capable of producing perfect architectural curves, an intriguing function that continues to inspire and challenge our design capabilities at Archisesto Inc."

- Giacomo Ferrucci, President.

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Archisesto Inc.
833 W. Chicago Ave Ste.100
Chicago, IL 60642

p.312.212.3680
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Archisesto Inc. is Chicago's prime destination for contemporary design services; featuring the highest of quality Italian imports, that suit your personal vision and savvy lifestyle.

Archisesto offers a wide selection of fine Italian furniture, custom made kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, lighting, accessories, and much more. Lines we carry: Acheo, Zecchinon, Ditre Italia, Arflex, Tomasella, Zanette, Martinelli Luce, Rifra, Novello, Movi, Edilgreen, and many more.

All products are hand-crafted in Italy and hand-finished by expert, Italian technicians. Their level of artisanship, passion for design, and close attention to detail allows us to give you the highest of quality products, bringing traditional Italian craftsmanship and charisma to your project.