Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli was born in Venice in 1964.
Following a degree in civil engineering at the University of Padua, he began his career in the family company in 1992, supervising the renovation of the Rubelli’s mill in Cucciago, near Como.
After several prolonged stays in the U.S. where Rubelli owned a weaving mill, and later becoming sales manager for America, Nicolò developed a deep passion for the New World, so fascinatingly different from his beloved Venetian homeland.
From the U.S. market, his responsibilities gradually grow to the entire world: appointed VP for sales and marketing, he began to travel extensively around the globe as proud ambassador of the prestigious and historical Venetian textile tradition. Currently report directly to him the directors for the Italian market, for export, for contract (hotels, cruise liners, historical projects, furniture), and for marketing.
Nicolò is also directly overseeing the development of new products and collections, working with the designers for the different brands of the Rubelli Group.
Following the acquisition of the American company Donghia in 2005, the role of Nicolò has expanded further. Together with his father and his brother Andrea, he is member of the board of Donghia, his interests focused especially on the commercial development and on the export of the brand.
His appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Rubelli in 2008 paved the way for the natural shift of power from the fourth to the fifth generation of the family.
Nicolò had a major role in starting a partnership with Mr. Armani to create a new line, launched in 2009 and named: “Armani Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli”.
In the last years the activity of the Group has been enlarged from the textile to the furnishing field with the launch of “Rubelli Casa” in 2015 and the activity of the Rubelli Studio which offers, besides products, the interior design service as well.