CTS was established as the evolution of an artisan workshop founded by Carlo Tanzi in the mid-sixties in Carate Brianza, right in the heart of the Brianza territory that represents Italian design excellence. The small production unit began making upholstered furniture – comfortable, fine quality armchairs and sofas. This workshop expanded into a larger business enterprise, then at the end of the seventies, it became a successful industry on the Italian market.