CHAPTER 1 – HISTORY
Candis, the history of decorative paints
We combine the values of creativity, sustainability and technological capability with the ever-changing needs of the home to create original decorative solutions: this has been our company’s mission for over 50 years.
For more than 50 years we have been working in the decorative paint industry, producing innovative, easy-to-apply products with the aim of offering our customers a range of possibilities to personalise their interiors with creativity and elegance.
Our products are easy to apply and allow you to personalise your spaces with great creativity.
THE ADVENTURE STARTS
Alberto Gilli founded Candis, a small manufacturing company producing chemical components, specifically release agents for polyurethanes: this was the first step in a story of constant evolution and improvement.
THE BUSINESS EVOLVES
Thanks to the entrepreneurial vision of its founder, who foresaw a flourishing business in the decorative paint sector, the company introduced Multicolor, the speckled product inspired by grit.
THE DAWN OF SUSTAINABILITY
The Research and Development division comes to life in the form of a chemical laboratory that invents the first totally water-based decorative product, the famous Arteacqua: a concept that was quite innovative for the paint sector of the time.
THE ANTICHE TERRE FIORENTINE
The public welcomes with open arms L’Originale delle Antiche Terre Fiorentine, the decorative product that symbolises Italian excellence in the home. Its antique effect entered homes all over the world, and its success lives on today. Its antique effect entered homes all over the world, and its success lives on today.
The production plant expands to cover a surface area of 8,000 square metres and the energy efficiency of the plant is improved by the photovoltaic system and the insulated outer cladding.
THE NEW GENERATION
The appointment of Beatrice Gilli as CEO marks the beginning of the new generation at the helm of the company. A succession that retains unaltered the philosophy of the pursuit of excellence in the field of decorative products.
TRENDING DECORATIVE PRODUCTS
At a time when the home has become so central to our daily lives, we anticipate interior needs and trends with a wide range of decorative products at the right price and with the right ecological footprint.