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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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Fratelli campana

Fratelli Campana

The Campana Brothers(Fratelli Campana), eclectic artists of San Paulo in Brazil were inspired by the materials proposed by Corsi. They have begun using ‘l’ clay of the future ‘reinterpreting the tradition of their country. They venture into the Amazon jungle and in the favelas to create objects by kaleidoscopic colors with different materials: resins, recycled skins, branches and natural fibers.
Biography
Humberto (1953) and Fernando (1961) Bell were born in Brotas, a city 250 kilometers from São Paulo. With an ‘economy based on’ agriculture, Brotas is located in a region with abundant natural resources. Until their transfer to São Paulo to begin their university studies, they both lived with their family. His father was an agricultural engineer and mother an ‘elementary school teacher. They lived in a house without a floor and with a large courtyard surrounded by fruit trees and streams flowing down the waterfalls in the region Brotas. Humberto graduated in law. Immediately after graduation he officially started to pursue what had been his main interest since he was a child: the infinite possibilities of ‘craftsmanship. In the eighties it opened a small studio of handmade products. Degree in architecture, Fernando was interested in looking for alternative methods in the production design. He studied Le Corbusier and the communicative power and Oscar Niemeyer linear synthesis as well as the fabrication of small-scale objects. After graduation he worked at the XVII edition of the d ‘Art Biennial in Sao Paulo. At the end of 1983, Humberto asked his brother to help him for a big order delivery. Since then, they have become among the most celebrated figures of contemporary design. They are recognized for their contributions to the unconventional reading of new objects together with a positive contribution for a change of everyday life. The first exhibition of Campana Brother(Fratelli Campana) was staged in 1989 at the Nucleon Galery, in São Paulo. The iron chairs collection was called ‘Desconfortáveis’, a selection of pieces that speak of an artistic look, the’ error and poetry present discomfort. In 2009, ten years after the show that started it, the Estúdio Campana was chosen by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, for the celebration of the ten years since its foundation. Humberto and Fernando Campana have been awarded with the Special Prize at the Museu da Casa Brasileira, in 2001, and named Designer of the Year by the Design Miami in 2008.

Cassina

Cassina

Cassina: Sofas, Chairs, Armchairs and furnitures, a modern and iconic source of inspiration for architects and interior designers.

Cassina SpA is an Italian company founded in Meda in 1927 by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina , which operates in the contemporary furnishing sector.

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cappellini

Cappellini

Cappellini is a historic family of Italian design company, founded in Carugo in 1946 by Enrico Cappellini. a synonym of originality, modernity and experimentation, the brand Cappellini produces quality furniture, never banal and able to furnish any residential space and contract. Born as a small firm, the collections are characterized by refined simplicity and personality, dictated by the big names of international design, findings from its talent scout and corporate designer Giulio Cappellini. There is talk of Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and Nendo, designers works as Cloud, Knotted Chair, Embryo Chair, Pylon Chair and many more, now become icons of the brand internationally recognized and exhibited in the most museums in the world such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The collection consists of three divisions, Collection Systems and Project Subject to translate flexibly all requirements of contemporary furniture, and bridge the gap between design and traditional furniture.

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ClassiCon

ClassiCon

ClassiCon is a German company that defies time, presenting a design that has through the centuries without losing appeal and contemporary. The brand , based in Monaco of Bavaria, the tip of the names that have shaped the history of world design from the early ‘900 to the present day. This is Eileen Gray, Barber Osgerby, Otto Blümel, Konstantin Grcic, Sauerbruch Hutton, Eckart Muthesius, Christoph Böninger, ForUse, Jader Almeida, Sandra Lindner, Norway Says, Blacks & Hu are just some of the designers that represent the company with pride. High quality and timeless furnishings, are the key points of ClassiCon philosophy, which can boast the presence of its furnishings in various European and international museums of design.

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de padova

De Padova

In the ’50 Fernando and Maddalena De Padova begin their business activities by importing Scandinavian furniture and objects, sold at the store on via Montenapoleone in Milan. This marks the debut of design from Northern Europe in Italy: a revolution that has had a permanent impact on our way of living. In the ’60, on a trip to Basel Maddalena De Padova happens to discover the Wire Chair by Charles Eames. A few months later, Maddalena meets the American company Herman Miller and acquires a license to manifacture the products designed by Charles Eames and George Nelson in Italy. Founding of ICF De Padova, with headquarters in Vimodrone for the production in Italy of the office furnishings of Herman Miller. The large showroom is opened at corso Venezia in Milan. After Fernando’s death, Maddalena De Padova runs the company herself, supervising production and distribution. Vico Magistretti begins his long collaboration with the company in this period, designing a collection of office furniture. Achille Castiglioni designs a series of displays for the De Padova shop windows, adding another unique aspect to the company’s style. Important steps are also taken in the contract sector. At the end of the ’90s the company begins to work with Renzo Piano on the furnishings of the cafe of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This collaboration would continue in the future, with the furnishings for the Morgan Library’s restaurant in New York and the headquarters of Il Sole 24Ore daily newspaper in Milan. In the 2000 Maddalena  wins the Compasso d’Oro for her career. The area of the ex-factory I.C.F. in Vimodrone, near Milan, is reopened, totally renewed and enlarged: home to the company’s headquarters. Patricia Urquiola and Nendo are part of the designers team. Maddalena De Padova completes the phase of transition in the company, passing the helm to her children Valeria and Luca, who further develop its managerial structure. In April of 2015, the company was acquired by Boffi. The union of De Padova and Boffi will allow the companies to collaborate on an international joint distribution program, with their shared passion and Italian heritage, making the companies leaders in contemporary furniture design.
Starting October 28th, 2015, De Padova has a new address: via Santa Cecilia 7, a cross street of Corso Monforte. After 50 years in the extraordinary space on Corso Venezia, De Padova is radically changing strategy for its Milanese flagship store.

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e15, design innovativo e artigianale

E15

E15 stands for consistent, progressive design coupled with high-grade materials and innovative, handcrafted production methods. As a quality modern brand that caters to a global home and contract market, e15 maintains a comprehensive approach to interiors, offering a distinct collection that is compatible with diverse environments. With a strong foundation in architecture and design, is defined by the unique backgrounds of its co-founder and architect Philipp Mainzer together with designer and art director Farah Ebrahimi. In close cooperation with a coterie of designers, architects and artists, e15 develops original products and supports artistic statements, which reflect the brand’s philosophy and its open approach to diverse cultures and disciplines.
Named after the postal code of its first workshop in London, e15 was founded in 1995. A radical, new simplicity marked the debut of the collection, leaving an indelible mark for the company and the history of modern design. With essential forms, baring all natural markings and characteristics as visible in design classics such as the table BIGFOOT and the stool BACKENZAHN, has established a leading reputation for the pioneering use of solid wood in its purest form..

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