Accento has been a manufacturer of chairs and furnishing accessories since 1931 when it was founded by grandfather Lino
Accento has been a manufacturer of chairs and furnishing accessories since 1931 when it was founded by grandfather Lino
One of the most enduring furniture companies in Italy, Acerbis stands as a connoisseur’s benchmark of Italian design — a pioneer with 150 years of expertise, whose continual search for modernity has produced creations of stunning innovation.
First founded in 1870 by Benvenuto Acerbis in Bergamo’s Valle Seriana, Acerbis introduced cutting-edge industrial production and collaborations with some of Italy’s most trailblazing designers by the 1960s under Lodovico Acerbis, including Giotto Stoppino, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Vico Magistretti, Nanda Vigo and Gianfranco Frattini.
The history of Agape began in 1973 and it has crossed over 40 years of evolution in design, architecture, technology and lifestyle, interpreting one of the most special rooms in the home, the bathroom. A space Agape sets at the heart of domestic life, the bathroom is devised to last through time and to conjure up profound sensations and emotions every day.
Agapecasa has selected the classic designs created by Master Angelo Mangiarotti, giving new life to their timeless beauty with style. Thanks to the expertise of Italy's finest artisans and high-quality materials, these iconic designs' authenticity is preserved.
Alivar nace en Florencia, en la región italiana de la Toscana, en 1984.
Una empresa dinámica, que presta una atención constante a la evolución tecnológica y a la investigación en el ámbito del diseño y de la arquitectura, con colecciones para cada ámbito del interiorismo. El ambiente Alivar se caracteriza por un gusto bien definido, es un trabajo en continua evolución, que no está vinculado a un único producto, sino a la propuesta global. Hemos trabajado con diferentes materiales, tratando de valorizar sus características intrínsecas y hemos cuidado cada detalle con la máxima precisión.
Las piezas, si bien son contemporáneas, nunca se encuentran vinculadas a las modas, sino a una
interpretación del ambiente bien definida.
Dos colecciones, Home Project y Brilliant Lifestyle, para el estilo de vida contemporáneo, que no olvida el pasado pero que mira siempre hacia el futuro.
Amini is a brand of Amini Brothers Company, established in 1962 by Sultan Amini.
Amini design, execute and market all kinds of carpet: whether handcrafted or machined; whether contemporary or special limited editions by sophisticated artists.
Amini manufacturing hubs are located where carpet weaving still represents an expression of local culture: Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Turkey and Morocco.
In 1947 Carlo Barassi, engineer of Pirelli, together with Renato Teani, in the financial dpt. of Pirelli, Pio Reggiani and Aldo Bai, founded the company Ar-flex (flexible furniture), that became later arflex.
They worked together with a young architect Marzo Zanuso and began to experiment the use of foam rubber and elastic tapes for the furniture market.
In history and life of a company there are events and moments of special meaning, which are awards for merit acknowledged by everybody. Those first memorable moments in the history of arflexcoincide with the company's creation, in modest premises in Milan's Corso di Porta Vittoria. It was there that the first manufacturing and sales team was formed, but the arflex company was only presented to the public for the first time in 1951, at the IX Triennale in Milan,after two years of experimentations. This early contact with a wider audience in the context of an avant-garde artistic event is intensely significant in the company's history, because right this experimental interest, if not separated from commercial purposes, shows the will of creating high technological and esthetical level products, based on deep research and experimentation. The golden medal at the IX Triennale assigned to Lady armchair was above all recognition of Arflex manufacturing philosophy.
Artek fue fundada en diciembre de 1935 por los arquitectos Alvar Aalto y Aino Aalto, la promotora de artes visuales Maire Gullichsen y el historiador de arte Nils-Gustav Hahl. Los fundadores escogieron un nombre no finlandés. El neologismo Artek manifiesta el deseo de combinar arte y tecnología haciéndose eco de una idea central del Estilo Internacional, especialmente del Bauhaus, de enfatizar la pericia técnica en la producción y la calidad de los materiales, en vez de una ornamentación ecléctica y frívola basada en la historia.
B-LINE produce desde 1999 soluciones para los ámbitos home y contract. La empresa nace de la voluntad del fundador de volver a poner en producción algunos iconos históricos, como el carro Boby y el sillón transformable Multichair de Joe Colombo, la mesita/biblioteca 4/4 y el sillón Boomerang de Rodolfo Bonetto; después de haberse afianzado gracias a estas reediciones, sucesivamente B-LINE ha ampliado su catálogo con una selección de decoraciones y complementos con funciones distintas, caracterizadas por versatilidad de utilización, uso apropiado de los materiales, integración entre tecnología de vanguardia y manualidad artesanal. Con el pasar de los años la marca ha alcanzado una difusión importante a nivel mundial con exportaciones a los 5 continentes, incluso gracias a la colaboración con diseñadores de fama internacional.
Founded at the end of the 50's, during the period of maximum development of Italian design research, BBB operates in the design industry with its own special identity. Rather than simply following the ultimate trends, the company took on the role of driving force between experimentation and tradition. In its role of intermediary, BBB was able to represent the ever-changing spirit of the times in a modern yet always balanced style, thus creating an updated and elegant Italian living culture. The list of collaborators that have accompanied BBB in this evolution is alone a witness of what they accomplished over the years: from Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Giandomenico Belotti, Giorgio Decursu, De Pas D'Urbino Lomazzi, Paolo Ferrari, Carlo Santi, the masters, and the present designers as René Barba, Alessandro Bosco, Dror Benshetrit, Massimo Colombo, Edy and Paolo Ciani, Lorenzo Damiani, Carlo Forcolini, Giovanni Giacobone & Massimo Roj, Franco Poli, Ilaria Prato, Marcello Ziliani. A heritage which reveals its contemporary appeal in this new catalogue that collects and compares projects of the past and of today, almost a dialogue about the meaning of contemporary living and the value of design, style and project.
Desde sus comienzos en los años 70, BD siempre ha sido una empresa atípica. El que sus fundadores y todavía propietarios proviniesen de la arquitectura y no del mundo empresarial marcó desde sus inicios un culto a la belleza de los objetos en algunos casos por encima de su función. Ello unido a procesos de producción más artesanales que industriales, facilitó el desarrollo de productos más cercanos al arte que al diseño industrial. Se caracterizan por su altísima calidad, por producirse en series muy cortas (en ocasiones son series limitadas), y por una manufactura artesanal que hace que cada producto sea único. En los años ochenta BD sorprendió editando el mobiliario que Gaudí creó para sus famosos edificios y en los comienzos de los noventa volvió a sorprender presentando en exclusiva la primera colección de muebles y lámparas diseñados por Dalí. Recientemente las colecciones de diseñadores con un acentuado perfil artístico como Jaime Hayon o Doshi Levien han continuado marcando este camino donde el diseño y el arte se encuentran.
The identity of Bitossi Ceramiche starts from the beginning of 1900’s and develops upon a productive ceramic tradition that existed in Montelupo Fiorentino starting from 1500. The Bitossi family business produces artistic ceramics, at least since 1871. It will be Guido Bitossi, heir to the ceramic tradition, to establish in 1921 the “Manifattura Maioliche Artistiche” featuring typical local craft works. The traditional production was renewed thanks to the Art Direction of Aldo Londi, a man attentive to the evolution of taste and with a natural born creative and aesthetical sense. The meeting with the architect Ettore Sottsass was of primary importance and it turned into a close collaboration with Londi for many years. Together they will give birth to successful lines which combined and magnified skill and genius. Bitossi Ceramiche still is in the original factory and it is still the destination for leading design characters who are fascinated by the historical value of the company and by craft production and create unique collections which are then recognizable in the nicest international shops. This attitude bound to the entrepreneurial skills developed throughout the years and to the constant research for quality product, helped to create its own identity for Bitossi Ceramiche, qualifying it as an example of Italian excellence. The family thus started to collect over 7000 historical works, documents and material related to the artistic ceramic production since 1871, and so it was created a massive Archive.
It was 1934 when Piero Boffi founded his company.
Since then a lot has changed: social conventions, lifestyles and aesthetic sensibility, however in over 80 years Boffi and its activity could express the changes in taste and technologies, making it always synonymous with innovation and design worldwide.
Built in over 50 years of work, the prestige and credibility of the brand take off since 1980, helped by the communicative efficacy of sophisticated photographic catalogs and technical manual. The promotion of events from creative and cultural worlds reinforces Boffi's identity: an example, the pioneering trend of leaving the fair during the Salone del Mobile in Milan to choose representative locations in the city. It is the beginning of a new phase which finds energy and inspiration in the artistic direction of Piero Lissoni.
The Bonaldo collection expresses continuously developing modernity, a path that attributes value to the experimentation of new materials and to partnerships with the best national and international designers. Over eighty years of history, for creating items that become an individual memory.
Brionvega is an Italian electronics company, established in Milan in 1945, now located in Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.
The company was founded in 1945 by Giuseppe Brion and engineer Pajetta. Initially called B.P.M. Company and manufacturing electronic components, the business became known as Brionvega in 1960. In the early 1960s, two unusually designed portable television sets, designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, were launched by Brionvega by the names "Doney" (1962) and "Algol" (1964).
In 1969 Brionvega released the "Cubo" television (production now ceased). This set was designed by Mario Bellini and became a classic of that era and is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. An updated version of this television was produced in 1992 with the same exterior casing but new electronics but this is now out of production.
Cantori is a manufacturer with a sublime sensibility towards art. Since 1976, Cantori has relied on the extensive experience of small traditional manufacturers from Central-Eastern Italy to develop a high-quality laboratory. Cantori's furniture is traditional and romantic, but is made using modern technologies and work ethics. Cantori's approach towards design is obvious in its graceful products, which reveal attention to detail and careful craftsmanship.
The story of Carl Hansen & Søn began in 1908 when Danish cabinetmaker Carl Hansen opened a small furniture workshop on the Danish island of Funen. Since then, the company’s success has depended on two core ideas: an uncompromising commitment to the finest craftsmanship, and alliances with exceptional designers who continually reinvent and refine the concept of modern design.
Carl Hansen & Søn’s evolution has been deeply influenced by long-term relationship with one of the greatest designers of all time: Hans J. Wegner.
Casamania is an Italian design company founded in 1984. It offers designs strongly characterized by bold colours and distinctive shapes, bringing a visual harmony to any space. Thanks to a series of collaborations with international designers, Casamania is able to offer a new vision of decor, as an expression of lifestyle, philosophy and personality.
Casamilano nace en 1998 a partir del deseo de Anna, Carlo y Elena Turati de realizar un proyecto para la casa de ámbito internacional, debutando en el Salón del Mueble de Milán en abril del mismo año.
Desde hace varias generaciones, la familia Turati trabaja en el campo de la decoración. En 1929 el abuelo Carlo comienza, con sus hijos, una actividad artesanal que en seguida se desarrolla, convirtiéndose en una pequeña fábrica de muebles.
En los años 60, después del cambio de gusto y estilo advertido en el mercado, su hijo Giuseppe (Peppino para los amigos) otorga a la empresa una nueva dirección, creando Tisettanta, empresa con la que colaboran arquitectos de fama internacional como Gae Aulenti, Vico Magistretti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Carlo Bartoli, Annig Sarian, Antonio Citterio.
En la empresa familiar, los hijos de Giuseppe se ocupan de diferentes secciones, Anna del área creativa apoyando a su padre, y Carlo del área comercial.
En 1997 salen de la empresa; en 1998 Anna, Carlo y Elena deciden, con su padre, crear Casamilano, empresa que a lo largo de los años ha sabido imponer su presencia desarrollando una distribución seleccionada, con más de 700 puntos de venta en el mundo.
La empresa colabora con diseñadores de fama internacional, cuyo estilo creativo coincide con las características del proyecto: Paola Navone, Laboratorio Avallone, Roberto Lazzeroni, Massimiliano Raggi, Castello Lagravinese,Marco Boga, Enrico Franzolini, Studio Opera, Lievore Altherr Molina.
El mundo Cassina refleja la trayectoria de una empresa intuitiva y visionaria que, por primera vez, en los años 50, inauguraba la era del diseño industrial en Italia, marcando el paso de la producción artesanal a la producción en serie. Una empresa que siempre ha sabido anticiparse a los tiempos con un enfoque pionero, llegando a colaborar con los diseñadores y arquitectos de más renombre en la creación de nuevas formas que narran las múltiples inspiraciones e influencias del diseño contemporáneo.
Investigación, sabiduría manual y desarrollo tecnológico se encuentran en las diversas propuestas dedicadas a la casa y a la decoración de espacios arquitectónicos a gran escala, abrazando una filosofía de pasión y perfección que desvela su excelencia en la creación de muebles de diseño caracterizados por líneas confortables, esenciales, flexibles y sorprendentemente innovadoras.
En una continua confrontación entre pasado, presente y futuro, la empresa presenta al mundo los grandes clásicos de los principales arquitectos del siglo XX, reeditando iconos de la modernidad en las colecciones I Maestri y LC Collection, basadas en la precisión y el respeto por los proyectos originarios.
CATTELAN ITALY was founded in 1979 brainchild of Giorgio and Silvia Cattelan, that they began to small accessories with a strong marble, such as tables and coffee tables, addressing mainly a foreign market. The commercial results from sales in the United States, Europe and the Far East were immediate and good luck. In 1982 built the first factory in Carré (WE), that has been continuously expanded and renovated, until reaching the current size of 33.000 square meters of covered.
In 1989, to meet the growing market demand, the collection grows, offering dining tables, chairs, libraries and other accessories, constructed in various materials such as wood, the glass, the skin and the metal.
CATTELAN ITALY is not only "house full", is also peace and humanity, is also open the door and breathe in the scent of expensive things. Groped to get to the heart, furnishing with simplicity and refinement by joining the choice of the best materials to the style which represents us.
cc-tapis is an Italian company which produces contemporary hand-knotted rugs which are created in Nepal by expert Tibetan artisans.
The company was founded by Nelcya Chamszadeh and Fabrizio Cantoni in France who have been producing hand-knotted rugs in Nepal for over 18 years. In 2011 cc-tapis moved to Milan where the company is now based and a team of designers lead by Daniele Lora, art-director and partner, innovate through a new approach to traditional methods.
A strong respect for the materials and for the culture of this ancient craft is reflected in the company’s eco-friendly approach to every step of production, ranging from the hand spinning of the softest Himalayan wool to the use of purified rainwater for the washing of the final products, making each one of cc-tapis rugs unique.
Cizeta's story began over 35 years ago and has always been linked to the production of chairs, along a continuous path of growth and research. Its collection has been constantly evolving, always offering new models, and currently provides a very comprehensive offer in terms of style, setting and use. Especially dedicated to the contract sector, Cizeta's chairs are protagonists of countless interior design projects and are appreciated for their aesthetic, qualitative and functional features.
The ClassiCon brand stands for quality, individuality and a timeless aesthetic—regardless of passing fashions. More important than the degree of fame achieved by the designer is a demonstrated fascination with new formal concepts. This focus helps ClassiCon to continually discover exciting young designers.
Colé Italian Design Label is a new brand of Italian design, launched in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2011. Founded by Matteo De Ponti and Laura Macagno, aims to create a new way of making design, based on a sophisticated expressive research and an unpublised collaboration among all subjects taking part in the productive chain. The first collection, designed in collaboration with designers Lorenz / Kaz and Aksu / Suardi, is the result of rethinking traditional furniture with a certain degree of contamination (of signs, materials, cultures) which leads to read back in light and ironic way many archetypal forms.
DCW Editions is a producer of objects: objects whose roots are in the past, whose use is in the present and whose vision is for the future, all of which have three things in common: They are well conceived, well designed and well made.
DCW’s production is the epitome of the object as a companion to living well, an object that is designed to last and act as a relay baton between generations. But nostalgia for the past is not what drives DCW Editions. All that matters is to produce object that are true, honest and will stand the test of time. The various collections – Lampe Gras, Mantis, In The Tube, The ISP Lamp, Here Comes the Sun, Les Acrobates de Gras, the MbE Mirrors... – are in permanent dialogue with each other, testament to DCW Editions’ commitment to producing timeless objects that never give in to fashion.
Tener una mirada diferente, el deseo de cambiar y renovar, anima el espíritu precursor de la empresa fundada en 1956 por Fernando y Maddalena De Padova, caracterizada por una fuerte actitud de apertura a lo moderno, un gusto instintivo por la belleza y una atención al proyecto suficiente de por sí. Para indicar el camino, y hacerlo extraordinario, los grandes maestros reunidos juntos en un único catálogo: Achille Castiglioni, Pierluigi Cerri, Michele De Lucchi, Charles y Ray Eames, Vico Magistretti, Ingo Maurer, George Nelson, Dieter Rams… Motivo inspirador de acuerdos al unísono, de un gran sinfonía a la que después se han añadido, a partir de principios del siglo XXI las notas de diseñadores de talento emergentes que han enriquecido las propuestas de catálogo. Un recorrido realizado estableciendo conexiones en el tiempo y en el espacio, con referencias culturales específicas, que van de la tradición popular a la síntesis clásica, del rigor tecnológico a la versatilidad nómada de los ambientes contemporáneos. Un imprinting que ha decretado en el tiempo aquel lenguaje especial y único DePadova hecho de intuiciones de estilo refinadas. La fusión con Boffi, que se producjo en 2015, parece acentuar esta inclinación, empezando por la concepción innovadora del actual showroom que, de hecho, ha marcado un nuevo inicio. La colección histórica, con el art direction de Piero Lissoni, se recoge bajo una luz diferente con pocas y delicadas intervenciones de modernización y se abre a piezas inéditas, firmados por el mismo Lissoni, por Nendo, Maarten van Severen y otros brillantes descubrimientos. El loft encantador de via Santa Cecilia, nueva dirección de DePadova, se convierte en un lugar donde imaginar y diseñar su casa o el entorno de trabajo.
de Sede has its origins in a small but skilled saddler's workshop in Klingnau, Switzerland. The craftsmen there committed themselves to transforming the best possible leather into seating furniture. Their years of experience and diligence enabled them to create hand-crafted leather furniture of singular quality.
Bobby Dekeyser, portero titular del 1860 Múnich, un equipo alemán de primera división, fundó DEDON en 1990. Con 26 años su carrera dio un vuelco. Muchos jóvenes soñarían con haber estado en sus botas. Pero Bobby quería algo diferente. Él quería ser empresario, y fue el pasado de su familia en la industria de la extrusión de plásticos lo que le dio la idea para comenzar su nueva aventura.
Designer Carpets has been producing beautiful rugs for 30 years. By following strict rules in the selection of the yarn and the methods of production, Designer Carpets manufactures superior quality, durable and unique carpets. Style is at the heart of Designer Carpets' philosophy. As such, the company has been collaborating for decades with some of the most renowned and innovative designers on the international fashion scene. All Designer Carpets rugs are made in Germany using Azo-free dyes. Designer Carpets has been nominated for the Interior Innovation Award 2003 from the German Design Council
Ditre Italia has produced sofas, armchairs, beds and upholstered accessories since 1976. In over forty years of activity, the De Marchi brothers' company - located in the province of Treviso - has opened two factories and a vast showroom where exclusive Made-in-Italy furniture comes to life. Products are available in many colours and natural materials ranging from leather to linen and cotton, tailored with sartorial quality.
Every manufacturing company has its signature style; Driade's is undoubtedly its eclectic elegance. The company's modern design is consistently paired with a traditional sensibility towards historical leitmotifs. The manufacturing process also combines advanced technologies and new materials with old-fashioned care and attention to detail. That is why every Driade product is unique and timeless.
In its 40 years of history, Emmebi has succeeded in establishing itself internationally as a furniture manufacturer characterized by extreme sensibility towards design and materials. Run by the two daughters of the founder, Emmebi design focuses on producing functional and original pieces that are essential and elegant at the same time. Emmebi design's products are carefully crafted to maximize durability while exalting their beauty.
Estel is an historical furniture company of the Italian Design, founded in 1937 by Alfredo Stella, developed and managed by Alberto, the current President at the helm for 30 years with his brother Pierluigi, and now supported by his sons, Massimo and Matteo.
Until the late 70s, the company manufactured home furnishings for the Italian domestic market. Wardrobes, beds & nightstands, as well as bookcases, tables, chairs and sofas are still best-sellers.
The Office division was born in 1980: it includes products for executive and managerial spaces, as well as seating and partition walls. Since the 90s, Estel has been a leader on the Italian market in the manufacture of OFFICE furniture.
La empresa, que ya está en su tercera generación, nace en la zona de producción de muebles de la Brianza, en el norte de Italia. Aquí, en los años 60, se originó el fenómeno único en el mundo que es el diseño italiano.
Fredericia Furniture began as a thoroughly Danish design house, born of a proud heritage. A heritage of unfaltering dedication to the perfection and progression of the design craft.
Fredericia was established in 1911 as Fredericia Stolefabrik (Fredericia Chair Factory), by entrepreneur N. P. Ravnsø, who successfully led the venture until his death in 1936. From the very start, Ravnsø wanted his new venture to be known for extremely high quality, and throughout his tenure, he hired only the most skilled craftsmen – something that quickly lead Fredericia Stolefabrik to become renown for its high quality furniture in various styles.
Founded in Denmark in 1872, Fritz Hansen has a long history of collaborating with leading international designers to bring their visionary concepts to life – and to the spaces they help transform.
Fritz Hansen’s highly distinguished Classic Collection comprises a number of the most iconic pieces of furniture from renowned Danish architects and designers, including Arne Jacobsen’s Egg™, Swan™ and Series 7™ chairs and Poul Kjærholm’s PK22™ chair and PK80™ daybed.
Founded in 1882, the company is currently managed by the third generation of the family with Giovanni and Michele Gervasoni. The aesthetic standards and production techniques have changed over the years. Not the passion for beauty and artfully made. Attention to detail, the use of natural materials crafted with mastery, suggestions of places near and far remain the hallmarks of Gervasoni products. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets furniture solutions for the home and for the contract sector in its production facility of 30000 sq. m in Pavia di Udine, that has 80 employees. Collaboration with some of the most qualified designers such as Paola Navone – artistic director of the company – Marco Piva, Michael Sodeau and Jasper Startup, guarantees the aesthetic quality of the products and continued experimentation with new materials.
Founded by the Arosio family in Brianza Italy, Glas Italia is based on glass craftsmanship and collaboration with designers including Ettore Sottsass and Piero Lissoni. Described by Sottsass as one of the most openminded industrialists he had ever worked with, Glas Italia specialises in producing large glass and crystal plates and invented a system to produce coloured mirror plates. Working with Ettore Sottsass the group produced some of the most dynamic pieces using this new technology. Today the collection continues to be guided by colour.
Gubi is a Danish design company dedicated to lighting and furniture. Founded by Lisbeth and Gubi Olsen in 1967, Gubi's headquarters and showroom are based in Copenhagen.
Gufram is an Interior Design Italian brand globally known for pushing the limits of industrial design. With its Radical Design spirit and its nonconformist experimentation linked to aesthetic, technological and material research, Gufram has created seats and interior design icons that have entered collective imagination: playful, subversive and desecrating products with a POP soul, willingly designed as anti-design items.
En el escenario del diseño para la vivienda, Horm afrma su propia identidad a través de dos enfoques proyectuales distintos: por un lado las formas puras y funcionales, por otro piezas que son auténticas esculturas domésticas, encuadradas en la sutil línea que separa la producción en serie y el arte.
La actividad de ICF empezó en Italia hacia los años 50 y se caracterizó inmediatamente por la pasión dedicada a la investigación: somos una de las empresas que, en esos años, dieron un apoyo significativo a la creación y al triunfo del diseño italiano.
I.C.F. Industrie Carnovali, with over 50 years' experience in metal processing, develops and manufactures exclusive furnishing lines paying particular attention to the choice of materials and finishing, ensuring a high quality product and an exclusively Italian production.
They propose modern and essential lines of bookcases, chairs, armchairs, tables and furnishings and author's pieces designed by internationally renowned designers.
Protagonists of the collection are several original designs of Joe Colombo that we produce and distribute upon permission by Studio Joe Colombo of Milan.
Materials such as stainless stell, aluminium light alloys, leather, fabric, wood and crystal coexist harmoniously, creating pure shapes underlined by the colours.
The combination of the latest technology and the Italian craftsmanship ensures very high quality products. Combining innovation creativity to rigorous style we offer an assortment of forniture with minimalist decor and timeless elegance to an international audience.
Karakter is a Danish design company founded on a spirit of exploration, courage and an uncompromising attitude to quality. Rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition with an international outlook, Karakter presents a portfolio of furniture, lighting and objects that is relevant, honest, expressive and sometimes playful.
In 2006, Daniele Morabito founded Karpeta in Reggio Calabria, located in the southernmost point of Italy, a region rich in ancient traditions and myths once known as Magna Grecia. It is here the land and sea merges, used as a strategic port for explorers sailing the Mediterranean in search of new worlds and was a crossroads for people. Eager to explore new horizons, Daniele’s pioneering soul left to travel the ancient caravan routes. He was inspired by his father - an antique collector- who on his travels would return home with antiques and precious objects from distant places. Daniele subsequently developed a great appreciation for decorative objects and the stories they told.
Kundalini es una empresa que se caracteriza por una fuerte identidad y por un estilo cosmopolita, innovador y sofisticado.
Es una empresa que habla un lenguaje universal y contemporáneamente extremamente reconocible.
Su espíritu anticonvencional une, desde siempre, a la sutil poesía de la forma la máxima funcionalidad y el uso práctico plasmando los mejores materiales a través de obras de vanguardia.
Cada producto Kundalini nace de una fuerte idea y relata una específica trayectoria creativa y tecnológica. Todos son coherentes con la filosofía de la empresa que une desde siempre un enfoque anticonvencional y la búsqueda de nuevas estéticas con un profundo conocimiento de los materiales y de las tecnologías.
Las lámparas Kundalini están caracterizadas por un sentido del color y de la geometría siempre inédito y con un alto índice creativo y extraen la inspiración, en cada ocasión, de mundos diversos.
La naturaleza, los escenarios industriales, las artes visuales son sólo algunos de los contextos observados y reinterpretados para dar vida a las lámparas donde la forma y la función se entrelazan y se completan hasta dar lugar a elementos indivisibles, una síntesis siempre perfectamente calibrada entre función y emoción.
Based in north-eastern Italy, near Udine, L'Abbate is known for its high-quality and tasteful products. Despite its long history, the company has remained open to innovation and dynamic. As such, in recent years it has produced a wide variety of furniture designed by Italian and northern European designers, both established and emerging on the international scene. Thanks to its unique approach to design, L'Abbate remains one of the most respected and successful furniture manufacturers on the Italian and international scene.
LaCividina was founded in 1976 in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the North East of Italy. It is now a leading manufacturer of armchairs and sofas, working both as a contractor and for private customers. A quintessentially Italian approach is tangible in every design and flawlessly encapsulated in the products thanks to the carefully selected materials and finishes, as well as the tailored service for customers.
El éxito de Lapalma viene de lejos, un paso después de otro. Sin golpes de suerte imprevistos, pero con mucho trabajo y tanta pasión.
Intuición, tenacidad, saber hacer y sobretodo, con incansable pasión. Combinando con destreza el metal y la madera, materiales que desde hace más de treinta años la empresa forja sabiamente y combina con madera, cuero, telas: dando forma a piezas de mobiliario que se expresan en líneas limpias e intemporales.
Antoine Roset abrió una fábrica de transformación de la madera en Montagnieu, en la provincia de Ain de Francia. Pronto después, él y su hijo Emile comenzaron a producir paraguas de madera, bastones y, tal vez presagiando, marcos de silla.
Durante la posguerra 1950 el nieto de Antoine, Jean, rápidamente cambió el foco de la empresa-la cual en ese tiempo empleaba 50 personas- a muebles de comercio. y fueron utilizadas en una variedad de instituciones, incluyendo escuelas, universidades, hospitales y residencias de ancianos. Un crecimiento extraordinario pronto siguió y, 10 años después Jean Roset entró al mercado interno.
Los hijos de Jean, Pierre y Michel, se unieron a la empresa familiar durante la explosión de la creatividad - el sello distintivo de la década de los años 1970 y 1960 - que presentó una oportunidad oportuna para revitalizar a la empresa al trabajar con arquitectos de interiores y diseñadores como Michel Ducaroy. La marca Ligne Roset se hizo oficial en 1973 con la primera apertura de la tienda, junto con el lanzamiento de Togo de Michel Ducaroy, una pieza atemporal, icónica quepieza icónica que sigue cautivando al público.
Perfect, harmonious proportions and a feeling of understated luxury: these are the distinguishing features of Living Divani, the dynamic and vibrant family-owned company, that has made its trademark of upholstery.
Since the early 1970s, the company has followed a clear path, maintaining an intensive dialogue with the contemporary world and becoming one of the landmarks in the design landscape. Strategic is the alliance with Piero Lissoni: since 1988 he has led the firm’s unique style in his dual role as art director and designer.
Living Divani collaborates with personalities such as Shiro Kuramata, Francesco Rota, Arik Levy, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Junya Ishigami, Harry&Camila, Nathan Yong, who all share the company’s style and approach to design.
Over the years Living Divani has developed a vast and varied offer in a gradual process of creation of a complete living environment, which revolves around the upholstery system, with its subtle shapes and proportions, to ombine with characterful complements - seats, armchairs, beds,tables, bookcases and carpets and an outdoor collection - that will suit and define any setting, from the essential and rigorous to the multifarious and eclectic décor.
Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of their products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light.
In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, they have established ourselves as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, their products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Founded in 2012 in Copenhagen by the designer Mikal Harrsen and under consultancy of architect Adam Hall, MA/U Studio can be summed up in a few simple principles: clean lines, functionality and constant research without compromise on quality.
Over the years, these objectives gave birth to the production of multifunctional furniture that reinterprets Scandinavian tradition in a contemporary way, being attentive to the expectations of global markets and focusing on space flexibility.
A cultural trend increasingly crossing boundaries between professional and domestic interiors and favoring furniture pieces able to change and adapt to different spaces. In January 2017 MA/U Studio was acquired by leading historical Made in Italy furniture brand De Padova becoming part of the Boffi group.
Fundada en 1976 en el noreste de Italia, uno de los distritos industriales más dinámicos de Europa, por iniciativa de Eugenio Perazza, “empresario que hace preguntas de diseño bien definidas, que ya son parte importante de la respuesta, sobre todo si son atentamente elaboradas por un diseñador de talento” (Giampiero Bosoni, Domus 941, noviembre de 2010), Magis es una empresa altamente representativa en el mundo del diseño.
Stefano Giovannoni, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Marc Newson, Ron Arad, Naoto Fukasawa, Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid, Thomas Heatherwick, son algunos de los diseñadores que han colaborado con Magis, para crear una gran colección de productos, cada uno narrando su propia historia y exprimiendo su personalidad, en los espacios domésticos y comunitarios.
Me Too, es decir, “yo también”: una colección de decoración de interiores y complementos que se inició en 2004 para permitir también a los niños vivir la creatividad, las sensaciones, las soluciones concebidas por los grandes protagonistas del diseño contemporáneo.
La colección Me Too partió de una idea de Eugenio Perazza, fundador de Magis, empresa de referencia del Made in Italy, que quería regalar a su nieta una mesa de dibujo. Hojeando varios catálogos se dio cuenta que no existían muebles para niños de esa edad, o algo más grandes, con las características de diseño avanzadas como las de los adultos, pero con una simplicidad de uso apta para los más pequeños.
MDF Italia Srl is a Milan-based design company manufacturing furniture, which was fully acquired in 2013 by the holding group of the Cassina family, a long-standing leader in Italian design.
MDF Italia was set up with a dynamic entrepreneurial and product strategy in mind and it has always focused on design and simplicity as core values in selecting projects and designers.
It’s the evening of December 11, 1980. A group of young designers and architects has gathered in Ettore Sottsass’s living room. The record Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again by Bob Dylan plays over and over again: thus Memphis was born, with a two-fold reference to the ancient capital of the Egyptian pharaohs and the birthplace of Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley in Tennessee. A few days later, a revolutionary collection of design objects was discussed and outlined, one which was to take shape over a few months in the drawings of Ettore Sottsass, Aldo Cibic, Matteo Thun, Marco Zanini, Martine Bedin, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, and George Sowden.
Miniforms is a bizarre kind of. She always wears colourful outfits with strange shapes that stand out her soft and clean face. You can regularly see her talking with a lot of young talented designers. Sometimes you can see her in a coffee shop dressed as a bourgeois and chatting with the Irony and with the Avant Garde. Sometimes with the Environmentalist sharing love for the environment and wood. In the ’70, when they listened David Bowie music in disco, she was named differently. She was known as Industria Veneta Tavolinetti, Inveta for friends. In the ’80, when the new wave music was cool, she was looking at Europe. She started to travel, but she was still discrete. But now you can easily find her in Melbourne skyscrapers, in Madrid restaurant, in London design studio, talking fluently with a lively and fresh tone. As time goes by she looks always younger.
The history of MisuraEmme started in the ’20s of the last century by two skilled craftsmen, Giuseppe and Luigi Mascheroni, who in 1939 founded the base of the company in Mariano Comense in the heart of the prolific district of furniture Brianza, well known for its excellent manufacturing. Today the establishment has a surface of 35.000 mq. Passed on by three generations, the know-how of MisuraEmme is the result of consolidated knowledge over time and loyalty to strong and imperative values. 100% made in Italy, designed by famous architects and realised making use of the artisan culture of professionals of the Brianza area. The products of MisuraEmme embody the wish to combine tradition with innovation. Today the company is not only capable of proposing furniture characterised by a high level of personalisations and one-on-one designs with the client, but also to export these values, designing solutions in tune with different international requirements.
Molteni &C combines advanced technology with old fashioned tradition. From the seventies on, it has taken a distinctive direction: that of ongoing research into the modular furnishings sector, working with Luca Meda to produce a series of ideas for every room in the house, from the wardrobe to the living area to the study/ home office.
Its highly successful sets of modular furnishings such as 505, Gliss5th and Pass, just to name a few, are in constant evolution. Molteni is considered a leader in this sector. Over and above these success stories, Molteni has been producing a wide range of single pieces of furniture since the eighties which can be combined to create an elegant and functional environment.
Montana Møbler was founded by Peter J. Lassen in 1982. The company is a family-owned company based in Haarby on the island of Funen in Denmark where the production takes place at a high-technological production site covering 19,000 m2. Montana has around 200 employees and has its own sales organisation in Denmark and at most European markets. Bjørn Thygesen is the General Manager and Joakim Lassen is Director, Design & Communication.
Montana Møbler produces and supplies shelving systems, tables, and chairs for homes and modern office environments. The Montana shelving system is designed by Peter J. Lassen. The flexible modular system and the inspiring colour palette offer freedom to create your own personal room and to personalize your style.
Since it’s beginning in 2015, New Works has grown from a series of sculptural objects grounded in four core values: Natural, Experimental, Rough, and Craftsmanship. Under the vision of Creative Director Knut Benedik Humlevik, the Copenhagen design house has expanded its reach in only its second year. Demonstrating a love of the sensual and of the bold, the New Works collection has retained a strong Scandinavian base, whilst reaching out to a new global audience.
Since 1994 Paola Lenti has followed a coherent and dynamic entrepreneurial strategy based on research and experimentation which has led the Company to establish itself as an international reference in the world of design.
Turning the pages of a Paola Lenti catalogue is like discovering balanced and essential new design landscapes where opposites become complementary: past and present, interior and exterior, tradition and technology. In this approach one can find a serene coexistence of seemingly diverse influences: where metal and wood structures are designed to be durable; where modern and comfortable interiors seating live side by side with the newest solutions for exteriors; where elegant hand-crocheted floral rugs are created with high-tech yarns.
Born in 1975, Penta marked out immediately in the furnishing market for the originality of its proposal: production and sale of basic complements to decorate the house. However, the firm belief that being successful meant offering excellent quality together with an intriguing and recognizable design, pushed the firm to specialize in one of the original branches: lighting.
In the 1960s, in a region such as Tuscany which produced literally nothing in the field of design, Poltronova had all the best on its team: not just Ettore Sottsass, who was its art director, but Gae Aulenti, Paolo Portoghesi, Giovanni Michelucci, Angelo Mangiarotti, the Archizoom and Superstudio groups, De Pas-D’Urbino-Lomazzi; not just the mentors, but also the leading exponents of New Design who were then called radicals… Moving away from Dino Gavina and the Danish aristocracy, who in the early ’60s created the first niche of top quality brands, right from the start Sergio Cammilli adopted a different, experimental method, bringing together the polycentric soul of Italian design and its contradictions and opposing trends. He was convinced –and today we see he was right– that this complexity was the very source of the unity and vitality of this extraordinary phenomenon. Cammilli immediately put together, in the same catalog, Archizoom’s anarchic works and Angelo Mangiarotti’s Cub8 (the first Italian “equipped wall”), the postmodern experiments by Paolo Portoghesi and Ettore Sottsass’s irreverent archetypes.
Since 1925 the Porro family manages a company supporting a unique furnishing philosophy, matching handicraft tradition of the time with the most modern advanced manufacturing and information technologies. The furnishing culture as family wealth, together with the diktats, production is based on, that is formal cleanness, shape and function geometry, are the buttonholes allowing Porro to consistently get a more and more consistent international market share without forgetting or betraying its origins. The brand at present too stands out for its product quality and customer service. Two basic features which still depend on the consistent connection to the local territory supporting Porro foundation and growth, to the skill and expertise of its employees and finally to an extremely flexible production and manufacturing activity organisation, consistently and rapidly complying with any standard or customised request.
Since the foundation in 2006, Pulpo is famous for its colourful home accessories. The assortment was enlarged with furniture and lamps until today. Pulpo worked together with namely designers and architects of the entire world.
Roda was founded in 1990 as a company specializing in the production of top quality outdoor furniture. The company’s success was assured thanks to its passion and experience, combined with the acute intuition of its founder, Roberto Pompa, one of the first Italians to work on the new Interior Garden concept: an interior garden that does away with the increasingly transient boundary between indoors and out. Roda really established itself in Italy and Europe from 1990 to 2000, specializing in teak furniture production distinguished by its quality and excellent design.
Salvatori is an award-winning Italian design company specialising in natural stone. From innovative textures for walls and floors to bathroom items and products for the home such as tables, lighting and accessories, Salvatori is considered by many as the benchmark in the “design meets natural stone” field. Drawing on the very best of Made in Italy values and cutting-edge engineering and technological know-how, Salvatori fuses old-fashioned craftsmanship with contemporary design.
Sancal es una empresa familiar nacida al calor del mediterráneo hace más de 40 años. Nuestra identidad apasionada, fresca, jovial y humilde se refleja en cada uno de nuestros diseños.
Nuestros productos son equilibrados, con una fuerte entidad, y personalizables al mismo tiempo, porque el ser humano es la medida de todas las cosas. Sancal tiene un estilo propio alejado del convencionalismo, atemporal y ecléctico. Nuestra premisa es diseñar productos que convivan con nosotros, que nos aporten valor y nos permitan crear espacios singulares.
Para Sancal, el diseño siempre debe ser fuente de… Innovación, para desarrollar nuevos conceptos y mejorar los productos existentes. Sencillez, para hacernos la vida más fácil. Cercanía, para hacer de lo nuevo algo familiar. Creatividad, para emocionarnos.
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and originality. The company focuses on design projects and on creative characteristic Italian excellence.
The collections containing art blended with daily life icons, send a message of shape and function, conveying to its customers a vision for a unique, personal and fun lifestyle. Today Seletti aims at new productions, an ongoing journey within the idea of beauty.
Serralunga, se funda en Biella en 1825. El nombre de la sociedad es el de la familia, que desde hace seis generaciones es el corazón que impulsa, tanto a nivel creativo como empresarial, la actividad de fabricante de muebles de jardín. Nacida como curtiduría, pasa después a la elaboración del cuero con objetivos industriales. La verdadera revolución llega con la elaboración del plástico y posteriormente con la importación desde Estados Unidos del sistema de diseño rotacional del cual derivan muchísimos objetos de mobiliario urbano como macetas luminosas e iluminación exterior, todos Made in Italy.
Ubicada desde hace casi dos siglos en el mismo lugar, la empresa fabrica productos totalmente Made in Italy, en Biella, en la calle del mismo nombre que la ciudad ha querido dedicar a la familia Serralunga, en un establecimiento de 12.000 m2 en el que trabajan 65 personas de forma directa y otras tantas de manera indirecta. Aquí se elaboran más de 1.200 toneladas de plástico al año, con un total de unas 200.000 piezas de muebles de jardín producidas.
Since it was set up in 2004, spHaus has focused most of its resources on the international supply segment. Thanks to collaborations with important design studios and renowned contract agencies, the company made its mark in just a few years following its participation in numerous international tenders where its products became distinctive parts of various projects. We have furnished restaurants, hotel lobbies, bars, lounge areas, waiting rooms of managerial complexes, airport waiting areas, clothing stores and showrooms, gym relax areas, spas, schools and universities all over the world.
Tato’s design concept results in a new economic and cultural scenario and in a future-oriented tradition of manual dexterity, knowledge of gestures and materials, handicrafts. All those elements that make Italy well-known in the world. There is no industry that can do without handicrafts.
Never before has tradition been as valuableasit is today. Tecta is synonymous for theBauhaus movement – but with a forward-thinking approach.
Lauenförde lies along the undulating banks of the river Weser. For over 40 years avant-garde designers have flocked to the town with a population of 3,000: be it British architects Peter & Alison Smithson, Mies vander Rohe’s architect, Sergius Ruegenberg, Jean Prouvé, Stefan Wewerka or the great Bauhaus thinkers such as the Gropius family.
Today run by Axel Bruchhäuser and his nephew Christian Drescher, Tecta’s mission and responsibility is to preserve and review the best ideas and designs of modernism as created by the Bauhaus movement in Weimar or Dessau. In addition, we are driven by the desire to think forward, enhance and adapt them.
The Time & Style ēdition developed for Boffi | De Padova presents a contemporary evolution of traditional Japanese wood craftsmanship. For over two decades, Japanese design brand Time & Style has gone to great lengths to promote the country’s long-standing traditions and skills linked to carpentry.
Tonelli Design manufactures furnishing items and accessories in glass. The company was founded in the mid-1980s and is the result of a deep and lasting passion for research and experimentation. Tradition and technologyhave been brought together to forge a company philosophy, the very heart of which is based on the value given to design, and therefore, to the deisgner, when it comes to enhancing the characteristics of this unique element: glass.
More than two decades ago, Tuuci's quest began: its founder, Dougan Clarke, grew up in Miami spending every free moment on the ocean. A skillful boat rigger with an entrepreneurial spirit, he saw an opportunity to reinvent a product that allowed people to more comfortably connect with the outdoors.
Unsatisfied with the shade solutions that existed, he looked to marine technology to transform the category of shade from short-lived and ordinary to enduring and extraordinary. He started TUUCI in a boat rigging workshop in 1998, setting in motion a shade revolution that continues to set the industry standard.
Verpan is the foremost manufacturer of lighting and furniture from famous Danish designer Verner Panton. Verpan produces a wide range of pendant, floor and table lighting from Verner Panton, in addition to classic chairs and furniture.
La colección Viccarbe contiene y refleja un estilo de vida contemporáneo a través de unos productos comprometidos con las necesidades actuales en el equipamiento del hábitat. Una colección caracterizada por una sencillez cualitativa, elegancia innovadora e identidad global; capaz de proponer nuevas formas de relación y comunicación con el usuario e integrarse con naturalidad en diversos ambientes: Una colección que se inserta en el marco de lo atemporal para quien vive el presente y piensa en el futuro.
Julien Vidame discovered his true passion in a school of arts where he had the opportunity to experiment with various techniques. He confirmed his taste for art and especially his desire to create objects which stand out by their refined and interactive style.
Impatient to discover the work reality, Julien Vidame quit the course during the second year and decided to try his luck in London, where after several weeks trough the town meeting designers he was finally hired.
Back in Brittany after one year, Julien Vidame developed dozens of prototypes of a photo frame and a mirror. When these two products were completely successful ; patent, packaging, brochure, business strategy, a first series was made. Several orders one of which from the " Centre Pompidou " allowed him to launch and develop his creations.
Vitra es una empresa familiar suiza. Además de crear muebles y diseños para espacios comerciales, también tiene su propio Campus con edificios de destacados arquitectos internacionales. Haga click aquí para ver una película sobre Vitra.
Crear productos y conceptos innovadores en colaboración con grandes diseñadores es la esencia de Vitra. Se fabrican en Suiza y son instalados en todo el mundo por arquitectos, empresas y usuarios particulares con el fin de crear espacios inspiradores en los que vivir, trabajar y comprar, y también espacios públicos.
Vitra Home Collection incluye muebles, elementos de iluminación y accesorios para interiores particulares, entre ellos algunas piezas clásicas tan conocidas como el Eames Lounge Chair o la Panton Chair, además de numerosas obras de diseñadores contemporáneos. Vitra Home Collection aplica el principio del collage, esto es, la idea de que en una casa el ambiente perfecto no se consigue siguiendo un plan único y que se gana carácter mezclando lo viejo y lo nuevo, lo alto y lo bajo, lo clásico y lo contemporáneo.
Warli produces its modern carpets in areas of the world which have a history for this kind of craftsmanship and a tradition for excellence. We make working and life conditions of people who manufacture our carpets our responsibility. This is the ethic of the Warli label. Our carpets are produced within the “Kaleen” project of socially responsible manufacturing, promoted by the Indian CEPC, which certifies our products as free from use of illegal child labour.
Tradition and innovation, pragmatism and creativity, the strength of metal and the lightness of ideas, those of designers and those of customers. Because at YDF the factory remains the beating heart where you give exact shape to every wish or need, even the most complex, with the accuracy of a bespoke tailoring. Beating heart where all began in the early Seventies. Engine, the passion for metalworking: a 360° handling for the creation of the most diverse objects, mainly pointed towards third companies within the furniture industry. Over time production and working techniques innovate and diversify, but stay anchored to its roots, that proudly sink in metal: iron, steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, bronze or aluminum.
Today YDF masters the entire production process: specialized in CUSTOM engineering and fabrication, we propose as ideal partner for qualified and demanding customers in terms of quality and reliability.
La empresa Yomei fue fundada por André Schelbach en julio de 2006. Su trabajo de diseñador en el estu-dio de diseño s-designteam marcó notablemente la evolución de André Schelbach. Con una mezcla de ambición artística y sano pragma-tismo él desarrolló su estilo propio. Su colección incorpora muebles sueltos únicos y funcionales con el sello “Made in Germany”, o lo que es lo mismo “Hecho en Alemania”.El nombre Yomei procede del japonés y signiﬁ ca “excelente”. En este país pasó André Schelbach parte de su vida.
Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the recognized leaders in Italian industrial design since ever.
Guided by the insight and wondeful entrepreneurship abilities of the founder, Aurelio Zanotta, starting from the 1960s it won and has held the international spotlight, thanks to its products: these are emblematic from the viewpoint of formal innovation as well as of the technological research, aiming at a continuous evolution in the materials quality and in the production processes.
Internationally famed architects and designers have always been called in to create the products. Some of them are: Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Carlo Mollino, De Pas-D'Urbino-Lomazzi, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, Roberto Barbieri, Ross Lovegrove, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, Damian Williamson.
Many iconic products became established over the years of the Zanotta history, i.e. from design classics have really become long-sellers pieces.