GOPPION – TECHNICAL DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND EXHIBITION FABRICATION & INSTALLATION
WHO WE ARE
Goppion S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturing and engineering company that is a world leader in the manufacture and installation of museum display cases and all kind of internal fittings and exhibit furnishings for museums. It has operated in the field for almost seventy years, collaborating with major museums and renowned architects through- out the world.
We introduced groundbreaking innovations in our cases for the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, Paris, the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and New York.
WHAT WE DO
At Goppion we strive to produce display cases and exhibit furnishings that are a balance of functionality and elegance, in which clean, unfussy lines conceal advanced engineering with the aim to reach the most appropriate performance in terms of conservation, security and presentation.
Our highly customised furniture is studied to provide maximum accessibility for museum staff, precise air quality and climate control systems to ensure the best possible conservation conditions, and state-of- the-art lighting to guarantee ideal viewing.
HOW WE OPERATE
Our specialists work in close collaboration with designers and clients, providing constant assistance throughout the entire project, from the draft project though to the design concept, engineering devel- opment and prototyping, which in more demanding projects is an indispensable stage before final fabri- cation can be contemplated, to final installation.
We provide technical and engineering expertise to the team of every project and we also try to encour- age cooperation between all the participants in the design process so as to highlight the priorities of each and identify shared solutions that match both the cultural and technical requirements of a case.
The Goppion style hinges on a profound under- standing of each project’s aims to help the designer attain a clean, uncluttered design that combines meticulous workmanship, precise handling of materials and high grade components. We undertake every project fully aware of our clients’ commitment to safeguarding the cultural heritage and the considerable outlay involved in bringing their concepts to life.
Goppion offers a design-assist contracting service to museums and designers, which provides the kind of specialised engineering skills indispensable in devel- oping the most suitable technical solutions, which have to be thought through right down to the finest details. This service ensures that the finished product will meet the quality and performance expected by the client, while respecting budget and time con- straints. A team of engineers and technical experts specially selected by Goppion on the basis of their experience and know-how support the architects and exhibition designers throughout the design process.
THE PRODUCTION SET-UP
Thanks to its location in the ‘distretto italiano’ development area, Goppion is able to count on a network of highly specialised manufacturers (co-makers) in the immediate surrounding area.
The fact that these firms are at the cutting edge of technological development means that Goppion is kept abreast of the very latest developments and is assured of continuing its predisposition for constant innovation. This organisational model offers the kind of coordination and efficiency normally associ- ated with a large diversified company and combines it with the advantages of specialisation, flexibility and low overhead, ensuring competitiveness of the final product.
INNOVATION AND THE ASSURANCE OF EXCELLENCE
The continuous research and development carried out in our laboratory, through partnerships and STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Mathematics) outreach programmes with the world’s most advanced research institutes means that today’s innovative cutting edge projects can become the standard application of tomorrow. The success of this approach is corroborated by the number of patents Goppion now holds in several fields. To ensure the reliability of our innovations, all our new technology is rigorously tested by external institutes and backed up by certifications.