Pratic, a supreme expression of Italian creativity, was founded in Ceresetto, a town in the rolling hills of Italy’s north eastern province of Udine. It is the 1960s and its founders are two brothers Bruno and Giuseppe Orioli. The company’s earliest efforts are marked by precision and attention to detail, perfectly applied to the first models of wooden-frame awnings. In the late sixties, the first Pratic patent is issued, heralding the appearance of “dome” awnings onto the market for the first time.

Continual research allows us to come up with new types of awnings enhancing any outdoor space. The awning becomes a desirable solution not only to create much-needed shade, but also to attract new customers to public premises.

The Eighties see the birth of the arm awning – an elegant and practical concept that protects even larger surfaces. Thanks to careful study and research, the product reaches new heights in performance and aesthetic effect.

At the beginning of the new millennium, an exciting new phase opens with the production of the first design pergolas – high-quality solutions destined to be a future benchmark for the outdoor furnishings market. Currently, Edi Orioli is running the founders’ enterprise. From its wooden-frame awnings up to the aluminium bioclimatic pergolas, Pratic’s success is all down to its decision to embrace open air culture and its passion for creating solutions that enhance any environment and produce genuine well-being for people.

From design to manufacturing – exclusively made in Italy – Pratic offers a complete array of solutions to enjoy the outdoor comfort all year round, using the highest-quality materials and the finest fabrics – all subject to rigorous testing and certification. The result is a unique company culture visible to all resellers and partners.

Research, design and development are at the heart of Pratic’s philosophy, involving architects, engineers and design schools, all intent on finding new solutions and predicting market demands. Moreover, in 2023 Pratic has joined the French StellaGroup, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of window closures, building access systems and outdoor solar protection solutions. Design and manufacturing excellence, indeed, places today Pratic at the very top of the international industry, with a range of solutions able to create outdoor spaces both for private homes, commercial and contract areas.

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The principle of excellence is also expressed at Pratic’s headquarters – an internationally celebrated example of industrial architecture that has won major design awards.

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In 2018, a collaborative venture with IULM – University of Languages and Communication of Milan, and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, gave rise to the first neuroscience study organised by Pratic

For architects. With architects

One of Pratic’s distinctive features is undoubtedly its ability to meaningfully engage with the principles of architecture.

Today’s innovation is color

In 2018 Pratic created a cutting-edge coating facility, giving the market the opportunity to create outdoor furnishing projects of any size and in any colour.

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