About us

Metropolis®, paints for life style, cosmopolitan decorative finishes division of IVAS SpA, designs and manufactures paints, decorative processes and finishes in resin for walls and floors, inspired by the influences of metropolitan exteriors. Matter, colours and reflections that transform places and spaces, generating different emotions, not just of colour, but tactile, evocative, "three-dimensional", representing Italian excellence in interior decorating.

Founded in 1953, Ivas is the group parent company and has a UNI EN ISO 9001 certified quality management system. The Ivas product range consists of processes and systems for protecting, restoring, insulating and decorating buildings. The company’s philosophy focuses on a simple concept: “High quality first and foremost”. The company, which boasts the highest quality standards in the sector, is currently made up of 5 divisions that operate in synergy to provide a comprehensive service to all of its partner clients in the building sector.



The certificate confirms fulfillment with the requirements of standard UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 for the design, marketing and production of paints, varnishes, continuous plastic coatings for construction industry and technical mortars and smoothing compounds for building (IAF 28,29)


The certificate confirms fulfillment with the requirements of standard UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 for the design and provision of training on the use and app/ication of its professional products for building market (IAF 35)


Along with the leading companies in the field, Ivas is a founder member of Cortexa, a consortium for raising awareness of exterior insulation, with a focus on disseminating information rather than carrying out sales promotions. Cortexa is the only Italian founder member of the European Association for ETICS (EAE)


Ivas is a member of ANIT, Associazione Nazionale per l’Isolamento Termico e acustico (National Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Association) whose purpose is to disseminate and promote the development of accurate scientific information on insulation in construction and industry as a means of safeguarding the environment and the wellbeing of the individual.


Ivas is an associate of the Paints and Varnishes Group of AVISA, the Federchimica industry association representing manufacturers, that provides information and opportunities for discussion on standards, research and development, communication and market research.


Metropolis is an active member of the prestigious American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest, largest and only multi-disciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession.

Ivas Group is an international reality that has been operating for more than half a century in finishes for construction, offering products, solutions, integrated technologies ideal to satisfy the most complex requirements of design and construction.
We add value to the building industry” is this guiding concept that has propelled the IVAS Group to a leadership position in the construction industry.