Founding of G.B. Trapolin.
Lorenzo Rubelli is born in Venice.
Acquisition of Giacomo Pancera.
Venice is part of the Kingdom of Italy (1866); Trapolin becomes supplier to the Savoy royal family.
L. Rubelli takes over G.B. Trapolin.
“The firm Gio. Battista Trapolin successore Lorenzo Rubelli e C. is undoubtedly the oldest and most renowned in the Veneto region” (Rivista Industriale e Commerciale di Venezia).
Rubelli furnishes with the famous soprarizzo velvet the central hall of the III International Art Exhibition in Venice.
Queen Margherita commissions soprarizzo velvet with a blue ground, decorated with the Savoy symbols.
Dante Zeno becomes his father Lorenzo’s partner and the firm changes its name to Lorenzo Rubelli & Figlio.
The branch in Florence opens (via Tornabuoni 3R).
Rubelli takes part in the I International Decorative Arts exhibition at Villa Reale in Monza, exhibiting, among other things, velvet designed by Guido Cadorin.
The showroom in Rome opens (via del Babuino 86).
Rubelli supplies the soprarizzo velvet, woven with pure gold, for the carriages of the royal train.
Alessandro Favaretto Rubelli is born.
Rubelli exhibits, at the International Art Biennial in Venice, fabrics designed by Gio Ponti, Vittorio Zecchin and Alfredo Carnelutti.
The showroom in Milan opens (Via Manzoni, 20).
Partnership with Roberta di Camerino, which continues until the Seventies.
Matilde, the first of the four children, is born and is later followed by Lorenzo (1963), Nicolò (1964) and Andrea (1970).
Palazzo Corner Spinelli becomes the Rubelli headquarters.
Paris: Rubelli opens its first foreign branch office.
The Zanchi mill in Cucciago (Como) is taken over.
Acquisition of Percheron S.A., Rubelli subsidiary in London.
Restoration of La Bella Nani by Veronese, housed in the Louvre.
Suppliers to the Venice casino.
Princess: supplies for first cruise ship.
Acquisition of the company Bises Novità (Rome).
With Sahco Hesslein Rubelli takes over Bergamo Fabrics in New York.
The Dubai office opens.
Sponsorship of the Doge’s apartment at Palazzo Ducale (Venice).
Acquisition of the company Lisio Tessuti d'Arte (Florence).
The Moscow showroom opens.
Takeover of the company Dominique Kieffer (Paris).
Rubelli becomes a partner of the Peggy Guggenheim collection (Venice).
Rubelli produces the damask for the renovated rooms of the Albertina museum (Vienna).
Donation of fabrics for La Fenice (Venice), rebuilt after the terrible fire.
Production of damask for the boxes at La Scala (Milan).
Donghia (New York) becomes part of the Rubelli Group.
Rubelli celebrates its President’s 50th career anniversary. The opera Mitridate by Nicolò Porpora is produced and performed at La Fenice.
The Shanghai office opens for the Far East.
Fabrics supplied for the San Carlo theatre (Naples).
Rubelli exhibits for the first time at the Milan furniture fair with its own brand, Donghia.
Supply of fabrics for the Petruzzelli theatre (Bari).
Partnership with Giorgio Armani for the Armani/Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli collection.
Supply of fabrics for the Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa (Dubai).
Rubelli dresses Bolshoi theatre (Moscow).
Rubelli at Caffè Florian (Venice).
Edition of the book "Rubelli. A story of silk in Venice".
Rubelli at Palazzo Reale (Venice).