Francesco Brunelli, a young carpenter from Foligno, began his career as a cabinetmaker in his father’s workshop at the beginning of the last century. During the First World War, he was engaged as a carpenter in the arms factory in Brescia. After the war, he returned to Foligno and resumed his work as a carpenter, also opening a furniture store in the city center with the support of his wife and older children. Here they sold both products from the artisan workshop and furniture purchased mainly in Brianza.
The Second World War interrupted the activity again, but with peace restored, Francesco’s children, now adults, left the shop to start an industrial enterprise in a large factory in the suburbs.