1892 OUR STORY STARTS HERE
We’ve illuminated our most wonderful moments and yours since 1892.
Follow the stages of this century-long dream with us, discovering the faces, names and hands of the people who made Cereria Pernici a family story.
Everything began here, when Giovanni Pernici founded the Cereria Pernici candle factory, in his home town of Alzano Lombardo, in the Italian province of Bergamo.
The years passed, and the management of Cereria Pernici passed on to young Domenico Pernici, the son of founder Giovanni.
Domenico, who was always committed to innovation and very creative, invented and patented the “Reggicandela”, a cake candleholder that coould be dismantled and transformed into a place card holder. The patent was registered in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Canada and the USA.
Domenico had another success: he realized and patented a compressed air machine for manufacturing candles.
1965CRISTIANO, THE SIXTIES
Cristiano, Domenico’s son, followed the family tradition and joined Cereria Pernici.
1972THE CITY WORKSHOP
Cereria Pernici moved from Alzano to Bergamo, opening its first workshop there.
1980PASSING THE BATON
Domenico Pernici, after having happily dedicated years to his work, entrusted the firm’s management to his son Cristiano and daughter-in-law Evelina Donati.
2000A NEW MILLENNIUM
With the new millennium a new story began for Cereria Pernici: Cristiano and Evelina’s son Antonio Pernici joined the company, in the important position of sales manager.
2001BERGAMO, A HOME FOR THE CERERIA
The new Cereria Pernici headquarters was inaugurated in Bergamo (in Via Correnti).
In this year there was a collaboration with Milan Polytechnic on the study and design of a machine with cutting edge computerized technology for forming sheets of metallized wax, printed with water-based colour and embossed.
2005ELENA, A NEW OUTLOOK
Cristiano’s daughter Elena Pernici joined the firm in the role of marketing manager, a key figure for the brand’s image.