Nativa Interiors was created by my wife Silvina and I back in October of the year 2000 when we wrote up our dream business in a paper napkin. Our vision was to offer unique high quality furnishings at a fair price. We wanted to offer something people will be proud to have in their houses, enjoy every day and will last a lifetime.
Our first showroom opened after September 11 of 2001, a very bad year in America’s history and en extreme challenging time for any starting business. As with most small companies, the first years were tough, Silvina managed the store during the week and I helped her during weekends. We had no employees. With the help of friends and my dear father, we managed to bring goods from Argentina, sell them at the store and deliver them to customers. Every piece was hand made, had a story, a soul behind it. And the quality was exceptional. We treated every customer’s home as our home, our customers became our friends, soon people start noticing and we were featured in many local publications. Customers will drive from Los Angeles or Arizona on weekends just to visit our showroom.
Almost twenty years later, our hard work has paid off as Nativa Interiors has grown to become a staple in Southern California with two beautiful showrooms in La Jolla and Solana Beach covering over 18,000 square feet. We continue to make unique furniture pieces that are crafted in our own state of the art furniture facility employing over 200 artisans. Nativa also serves as the exclusive Lee industries to the trade showroom and carry world class furniture brands like Stressless from Norway, Gamma Arredamenti from Italy, American Leather sofas from Texas and many other important collections. Nativa Interiors is no longer a furniture store where customers came to buy one piece of furniture but rather an exclusive resource where our customers come to work with our interior designers to transform a house into a dream home. Our beautiful collections are now spread over fifteen thousand homes all over the world. In close collaboration with our Interior Design team, we have furnished thousands of homes in Southern California as well as in the South of France, Cabo San Lucas, Telluride, New York, Mexico city, Vancouver, Tokio, and many other corners of the world. We have also participated in world class commercial projects such as the Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort and Spa, Arizona Biltmore Resort, La Jolla Shores Hotel , Four Seasons Resort at Squaw Valley.
My wife Silvina and I migrated to the United States with two big dreams: To form a family and to create an amazing company. Almost twenty years later and thanks to the amazing Nativa team, our friends, family and most importantly our customers we can say that our dreams have become a reality that we hope will encourage future entrepreneur to follow their dreams.
Mario I. Scolari