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Christophe Delcourt

A durable and singular approach
When he appears for the first time on the French design scene, it is as Creator of the year at Maison et Objet fair. We are in 1999. Christophe Delcourt is in his thirties and showcases his first creations (objects and lighting) with the particularity of being at the same time their designer, their manufacturer and their editor. The whole at a time when the bare notion « Maison d’édition » is, if not inexistent, still confidential.

This singular approach though is not moved by any kind of mundane quest for independence, but only by the will to give a precise and perfectly mastered frame to what will quickly become a true signature. As a result, a collection of lighting and contemporary furniture pieces, drawn as close as possible to the materials (wood, bronze, metal, ceramics, leather, etc.) and according to traditional craftsmanship..

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Artifort

In 2015 Artifort celebrated its 125th anniversary. Each year, our chairs, tables and sofas find their way to the homes of design lovers around the world. It all started in 1890 when Jules Wagemans started a business as an upholsterer in Maastricht.
Artifort stands for furniture that lasts a lifetime. In many cases it passes down through generations. The secret lies in the use of high quality materials and in our skilled employees. The craftsmanship of our upholsterers, welders, woodworkers and seamstresses is at a high level through years of experience and in-house training of our younger employees.
Artifort stands for timeless design. Design that endures. Design that is authoritative. From Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt to René Holten and Patrick Norguet. Artifort means top-quality design by top designers.

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Bonacina

Giovanni Bonacina started his business in 1889 in Lurago D’Erba, located in a hilly, fertile part of the area north of Milan known as Brianza, combining two traditional crafts practiced in the area, basketry and furniture making, using the local materials reed and cane, while rattan from Southeast Asia.

His hard work and experience produced excellent results, and his efforts were rewarded with awards in international expositions and numerous important commissions. His son Vittorio carried on and built upon what his father had passed down, taking the company yet another step forward, with an eye on the revolution in design and art that was taking place in the 1950’s, and a new era in the company’s future design, made possible by the winning combination of production experience, the visionary collaboration with talented designers, and a shared willingness to push the materials and shapes into new expressive forms.

Vittorio Bonacina and Co. distinguished itself again and again. Meanwhile Mario Bonacina, Vittorio’s son, was maturing as a designer and as an inspired heir to the family company’s name. With an assurance based on two generations of success he was uniquely placed to take the company towards the future by re-proposing selected historic pieces in updated ways and by continuing to work with important designers in innovative ways.

In step with the times, he emphasized the ecological sustainability of the materials used while carrying on the highly creative and refined work for which the company is known. Vittorio’s and Mario’s wives brought their skills, style and grace to the mix and established their invaluable place in the thriving company.

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Azucena

Azucena

Founded in 1947 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua.
Azucena has always been held in the highest esteem as an Italian brand, combining formal elegance, understated luxury and an aesthetical purity in its collections, all manufactured to the highest standard.
Named after Azucena, the gypsy in the Italian opera Il Trovatore, the architects created this brand to bring together a number of collections to furnish buildings they had designed. At the same time they saw an opportunity to produce individual pieces as part of their series of furniture collections. This resulted in a range of iconic pieces – in particular the “Catilina” chair – recognisable for marrying different but very refined materials, reworked into traditional stylistic forms.

B&B Italia acquired the historic brand, intending to preserve it as part of Italy’s rich heritage, and it is being relaunched in 2018 with a series of “modern classics” designed by the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni from the late 1940s onwards. The collection includes chairs, sofas, tables and lamps that symbolise ‘made in Italy’ design and that return today as a showcase of style and quality.

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m6 -Ferrero1947

M6

M6 is a project by Luca Montrucchio for Ferrero1947, which is born from the reflection on the behavior of the different materials and those who work in front of a fixed and predefined scheme.

The fulcrum of the project is a square, lightweight, tapered structure made of 6 mm diameter, black painted iron rod and completed by a horizontal cover with 2 vertical limbs to turn it into a seat or stand.

In a second phase, were selected six different materials : wool, glass, perforated sheet, leather, linen and wood rope, and the finished structure was assigned, with attachment the cover scheme, to 6 artisans, experts in their field, who interpreted the precise design of the designer, also technically solving the fundamental knots for the manufacture of the product.

The selection was rigorous:

for wool: the Dutch weavers of Thomas Eyck, who are experts in Irish wool work

for glass: Cristal King’s glassware in Turin

for the perforated sheet: the blacksmith of Roero Gatto

for the leather: the pellet and the Pinerolese saddle Calautti

for the flax rope: the ancient Massia hammer manufacture

for wood: Tesio, the historic Piedmont carpenter collaborator of Carlo Mollino

The result is a hybrid object, a table of chairs or seats, in all the different types, to be used individually or assembled with infinite combinations.

To complete the M6 ​​collection there is a bench, obtained from the repetition of the module, with seat in monochrome patch fabrics, and a wall structure, with the same proportions and lines, with inserts in perforated black sheet metal.

M6 is available from November in the FERRERO1947 gallery in Turin, in corso Matteotti 15 or online by mail.

Mirror Shards - Ferrero1947 - Luca Montrucchio

Mirror Shard

Mirror Shard: Ferrero1947 presents a new project in the exhibition “When the mirror makes you beautiful” ,based on the type of the console and its interpretations completed by a mirror from the same rigor. Essential graphic lines and alternation of different materials, characterize the ‘Frank’ project, where the young designer Luca Montrucchio worked with typical refined influences of the Jean Michel Frank’s style in a contemporary reinterpretation.

Frank is also a tribute to Franco Curletto, who hosts the event and who made beauty his philosophy of life. A collection of small table mirrors, private vanity, complete the project, translating into a smaller scale the lines and the rigor of the primitive idea.

The project is made entirely by hand, with the intervention of local artisans: each element is the result of a careful manual labor. Ferrero1947, with an experience of almost 70 years in the selection, distribution and sale of contemporary furniture, from 2105 decided to enter the world of production, producing a collection that embodies the ideology and style acquired over many years of activity.

Frank collection - Ferrero1947 - Luca Montrucchio

Frank

Collection 2016

Ferrero1947 presents a new project in the exhibition “When the mirror makes you beautiful”, based on the type of the console and its interpretations completed by a mirror from the same rigor. Essential graphic lines and alternation of different materials, characterize the ‘Frank’ project, where the young designer Luca Montrucchio worked with typical refined influences of the Jean Michel Frank’s style in a contemporary reinterpretation. Frank is also a tribute to Franco Curletto, who hosts the event and who made beauty his philosophy of life. A collection of small table mirrors, private vanity, complete the project, translating into a smaller scale the lines and the rigor of the primitive idea. The project is made entirely by hand, with the intervention of local artisans: each element is the result of a careful manual labor. Ferrero1947, with an experience of almost 70 years in the selection, distribution and sale of contemporary furniture, from 2105 decided to enter the world of production, producing a collection that embodies the ideology and style acquired over many years of activity.

Belt

Belt

First collection

FERRERO1947 presents Belt, after nearly 70 years of experience in the selection, distribution and sale of contemporary furniture, decides to enter in the world of production, creating division “Collection” for editing a collection of furnishings and implement the ideology and style acquired in many years of activity, with the support of the historic Private Archive, which collects a rich heritage of Italian and international design from 1940 to the present.

The coffee table “BELT” born in anticipation of what will be 01 Collection: its simple shapes and rigorous, with the study of a detail that generates the entire project, born from the creativity of the young designer Luca Montrucchio and represents totally style Ferrero1947 .

The product will be available in a wide range of colors and finishings, however, the company for its launch has wanted to focus on the contrast between two materials: metal and wood. The varnished metal, wraps and holds a thick top of fine wood, deliberately not finished with a touch of nature, and valuable in its natural veins.

Particular attention was paid to details, such as the tapering of the legs, and the proportions between the parties, such as that between the thickness of the metal profile and the radius of curvature, in an alternation of full and empty spaces.

To make the project even more appealing is the infinite number of possible combinations thanks to two heights and three different lengths, with harmonious shapes which allow you to create games of over-lapping, a reflection of the Bauhaus, giving a unique movement to the environment in which they are placed.

The name “BELT” is inspired by the shape of the structure of the legs, which surrounds and supports the wood top as a soft metal belt.

The “Collection 01” Ferrero1947 will be previewed in Milan during the Salone del Mobile, in via Cerva 16 at the Flagship Store Agata Della Torre, fashion designer that processes and shares the same principles of rigor and sophistication of style Ferrero1947

Studio Wieki Somers

Studio Wieki Somers

Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late ’90s. In 2003 they established Studio Wieki Somers, which is focussed on providing an enlightened reading of the everyday enviroment. The studio’s oeuvre distinguishes itself by a sensitivity for materials, technological inginuity, and fantasy.

The designers work for a great variety of international manufacturers, museums and galleries, and have established an intensive relationship with Galerie Kreo in Paris. They have recieved numerous awards and their works are part of major collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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