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Boda Horak

Boda Horak

In 1980, Boda Horak completed his studies of architecture and interior design at the College of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague.
In 1987, he was one of the co-founders of the legendary group of designers “ATIKA” that soon joined the European post-modernist mainstream of the 1980s.
Since 1993, he’s been intensely cooperating with the German company Anthologie Quartett and has been creating for them a successful line of designer products that have been helping to define the company’s distinctive style.
In 1980, he completed his studies of architecture and interior design at the College of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague.
In 1987, he was one of the co-founders of the legendary group of designers “ATIKA” that soon joined the European post-modernist mainstream of the 1980s.
Since 1993, he’s been intensely cooperating with the German company Anthologie Quartett and has been creating for them a successful line of designer products that have been helping to define the company’s distinctive style.
In 2012, he started a new project and began to design and develop, together with the sculptor and glass designer Vladimíra Klumpar, a new line of lighting objects under the brand name M.O.M (my object muses). In this year, he began his collaboration with glass-making companies Rückl Crystal a.s, BOMMA, PRAGER KUNSTSALON and since 2013 with KREHKY gallery, PRAGUE KABINET and TIME ART AVANTGARDESIGN in Germany. In 2014 he start cooperate with company MOSER.
Boda Horak has been participating in prestigious one-artist and also collective exhibitions in renowned galleries – Binnen in Amsterdam, Jannone in Milano , Dadriade in Rome, the Moss Gallery in New York, the Limn Gallery in San Francisco,UNICA Las Vegas etc. His works are auctioned in fine art auction houses such as Christie’s in New York. His works are regularly published in his home country and abroad in many art magazines and art books and are also exhibited in museums and private collections.Boda Horak has been participating in prestigious one-artist and also collective exhibitions in renowned galleries as Binnen in Amsterdam, Jannone in Milano, Dadriade in Rome, the Moss Gallery in New York, the Limn Gallery in San Francisco,UNICA Las Vegas etc. His works are auctioned in fine art auction houses such as Christie’s in New York. His works are regularly published in his home country and abroad in many art magazines and art books and are also exhibited in museums and private collections.

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Christien Meindertsma

Christien Meindertsma

Christien Meindertsma explores the life of products and raw materials. For her first book, Checked Baggage (2004), Christien purchased a container filled with a week’s worth of objects confiscated at security checkpoints in Schiphol Airport after 9/11. She meticulously categorized all 3267 items and photographed them on a white seamless background. Christien’s second book, PIG 05049 (2007), is an extensive collection of photographic images that documents an astounding array of products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. With this book, Christien reveals lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers that have become so invisible in an increasingly globalized world.
With her designs Christien Meindertsma aims to regain understanding of processes that have become so distant in industrialization. Her work has been exhibited in MOMA (New York), The V&A (London) and the Cooper Hewitt Design museum (New York). For her book PIG 05049 she won three Dutch Design Awards (2008) as well as an Index award (2009). Christien graduated from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 2003.

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bcxsy

BCXSY

BCXSY is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary cooperative between designers Boaz Cohen (Israel, 1978) and Sayaka Yamamoto (Japan, 1984). Established in early 2007, BCXSY continues to carry out a wide range of projects, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, the studio delivers one distinct narrative that is characterized by an emphasis on personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. The artful intertwining of the specific and boutique with the universal and commercial is the hallmark of the BCXSY design experience.
Over the past years, BCXSY has gained international notoriety and recognition for their dedication to socially responsive projects. Their award-winning work has been featured at some of the world’s most prestigious design events and continues to capture the attention of international galleries and museums, including the acquisition of the Join screens by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the In Between glassware by the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the commissioned work, New Perspectives, by the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
With an approach that is playfully deliberate, BCXSY never fails to surprise and inspire. By collaborating with a variety of craft workshops and commercial initiatives, BCXSY creates products that are infused with context and beauty.
BCXSY is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary cooperative between designers Boaz Cohen (Israel, 1978) and Sayaka Yamamoto (Japan, 1984). Established in early 2007, BCXSY continues to carry out a wide range of projects, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, the studio delivers one distinct narrative that is characterized by an emphasis on personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. The artful intertwining of the specific and boutique with the universal and commercial is the hallmark of the BCXSY design experience.
Over the past years, BCXSY has gained international notoriety and recognition for their dedication to socially responsive projects.

Their award-winning work has been featured at some of the world’s most prestigious design events and continues to capture the attention of international galleries and museums, including the acquisition of the Join screens by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the In Between glassware by the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the commissioned work, New Perspectives, by the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
With an approach that is playfully deliberate, BCXSY never fails to surprise and inspire. By collaborating with a variety of craft workshops and commercial initiatives, BCXSY creates products that are infused with context and beauty.
Through their continued participation in international workshops, residencies and lectures, BCXSY has become a leader in the most current design forums and discussions. They bring a wit, purity and uniqueness to the modern design community and continue to carve out their place amongst today’s most influential design studios.

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Atelier Van Lieshout

Atelier Van Lieshout

Atelier Van Lieshout´s workshop is situated in a large warehouse in the harbours of Rotterdam. AVL’s artworks begin their lives here, before travelling all over the globe. The atelier has different departments: fibreglass, sculpture, wood and metal workshops.
AVL’s 20 employees have different backgrounds and origins. The designers are closely involved in the manufacturing process of each product. Design and production of the artworks by AVL all take place in this workshop.

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Aldo Bakker

Aldo Bakker

Aldo Bakker (1971) is a designer that battles the spirit of the time. Nearly all his designs, whether it be Glass-line (1998), Saltcellar (2007), Side Table (2008), or Jug + Cup (2011), are remarkable for their defiant refusal to be classified by time, fashion or zeitgeist. Let alone be classified by the surrounding world  those who see Bakker’s designs for the first time, often wonder what their purpose is. This defiance is important to Bakker: brought up as the son of designers Gijs Bakker and Emmy van Leersum, he decided against following the traditional way of education and instead has sought out his own strengths. Bakker is an autodidact that likes to follow his own path.

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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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Artek, design moderno, architettura, arte, arredamento

Artek

Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business strategy of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means. The founders  advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in architecture and design as well as in town planning.

Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, creating new paths at the intersection of design, architecture and art. The Artek collection comprises furniture, lighting and accessories by the Nordic masters Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tapio Wirkkala, Eero Aarnio and Yrj Kukkapuro. Artek also works with leading international architects, designers and artists, such as Shigeru Ban, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Harri Koskinen, Enzo Mari and Tobias Rehberger.

Artek’s collection is based on the original idea of standards and systems, initiated by Alvar Aalto’s bent wood experiments that resulted in the L-leg system. The L-leg, a solid wood leg with a laminated part bent at 90°, was patented in 1933 and quickly became a standard component of Aalto’s furniture designs. The standard and system thinking makes the furniture range versatile and allows it to be customised for individual projects. It’s furniture can be found in various types of spaces: public areas, private homes, museums, schools, restaurants, hotels and offices.

Artek’s headquarter is in Helsinki, Finland, where Artek also has a flagship store in middle of the town. International offices are located in New York, Tokyo, Stockholm and Berlin, where the international marketing team is based.

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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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carl hansen & son

Carl Hansen

Carl Hansen, a Danish company founded in 1908, was one of the first industrial companies to believe in the complicity between craftsmanship and mass production . Now, as ever, producing seats, sofas, bookcases and wooden tables inspired by the vintage design.
Craftsmanship can be a lot of things. To us, it is everything and it has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company in Odense, Denmark.

Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today, we continue to build on this simple but strong idea. We combine traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value. Most of the furniture we produce today was designed by leading Danish architects back in the 1930s and up to the 1960s, but the design, the vision and the craftsmanship behind every piece of furniture is still as relevant today as it was then. If not even more so today. This is why our dedication to working with the best materials and the best designers has and will always be fundamental to Carl Hansen & Son.

At Carl Hansen & Son, we feel a great responsibility to keep bringing this sustainable idea forward of producing furniture with a long life, made of wood harvested from sustainably managed forests and treated in a way that is as gentle as possible for the environment.
Our skilled craftsmen and -women still work with the same pride and dedication and it this passion that helps us maintain the same high quality in every piece of furniture that leaves our factory in Gelsted.

Behind every piece of furniture lies vision, careful thought and skilled craftsmanship. That’s why we say, that every piece comes with a story. And we hope you’ll enjoy making it a part of yours.

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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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