Giulio Bargellini: a life between business and culture
Giulio Bargellini was born in Pieve di Cento in 1932, where he still lives with his family.
Mixing creativity, curiosity and experimentation, Bargellini also brought in the commercial field his interest in culture. In 19997 OVA sponsored the book La civiltà della luce- The civilization of light (by Giorgio Maioli, on a study carried out by Aldo Montini) which traces the history of electrical civilization in Italy. In the same year, the G. Bargellini & C. S.P.A also received the Key Award, an important award in advertising, for the “The marathon runner” commercial, aired on national television. In 1997, as well in the following year, the company was awarded the Gran Premio IMQ (Italian quality mark institute) for its contribution to products and market safety.
His determination to always give a unique quality to his works earned him several awards, both as a businessman and as a patron of culture. Among these awards, in 1999 Bargellini won the first prize in the field “Quality of life” in the Businessman of the year competition (which was established on the initiative of Ernest& Young in the United States and sponsored by the Italian Stock Exchange); next he received the honorary degree of Fine Arts in Bologna and, in 2008, he was awarded a medal and a diploma as “businessman, philanthropist and patron of the arts” by the University of Ferrara.