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Pastoe

The collection is the result of many years of experience in developing and manufacturing quality furniture: quality that we invest in afresh every day. We are continuously searching for ways to refine our techniques and add functionality. We keep going just as long as we need to in order achieve the desired result.

The smallest details are significant — such as a screw or the shape of a hinge being visible — when it comes to improving visual and material sustainability. Striving for perfection is part and parcel of Pastoe’s tradition and will always remain so. Pastoe furniture is made at our Utrecht factory, with close attention paid to traditional craftsmanship and quality. Our furnituremakers take great care to ensure aesthetic and functional sustainability. To ensure the best possible results, a great deal of our manufacturing is still undertaken by hand. A dignified Pastoe piece is created with dedication and expertise.
Pastoe has always remained faithful to the principle of modularity.

Our current range of cabinets lend themselves to use as sideboards, TV furniture or even figurative works of art. The cabinet is not merely part of the wall; the wall actually blends into the cabinet too, by shadow effect. Pastoe furniture leaves room for individual taste to leave its mark, and thanks to its flexible design it can easily be combined with other styles and ranges.

Our connection with the world of art has never been a distant one. In designing its furniture, Pastoe draws upon the craftsmanship of architects and artists, making use of their feel for shape, eye for detail and ability to play with light and space. They think in terms of forms, volumes and colours, translating these into furnishings. The result of this process is furniture that is as functional as it is artistic: furniture as an object. As well as collaborating with architects and artists, our in-house Product Development department translates signals from the market into furniture that is aligned with Pastoe design vision.

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PP Mobler

PP Mobler

PP Mobler is a family owned Danish joinery workshop, established in 1953, with a strong tradition for crafting design furniture of high quality. Motivation has Always Been the love of wood and a stubborn belief That technique, ingenuity and craftsmanship can be combined in a strive for quality.

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Vitra

Vitra

Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of housing, offices and public spaces through the power of design.
Its products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which combines its engineering excellence with the creative genius of internationally renowned designers.

Its goal is to create functional, stimulating interior, furniture and accessories. The long life of materials, construction and aesthetics is our guiding principle, as demonstrated by our great classics, many still in production since 1950.
Initiatives such as Vitra Design Campus Architecture, Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral parts of Vitra. They give you the opportunity to have a perspective and depth in all activities.
The production line is focused on design furniture for office, home and public spaces. In addition to the projects of the same house, he also produces and distributes designer work such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Antonio Citterio, Philippe Starck, Bořek Šípek, Mario Bellini, Glen Oliver Löw, Dieter Thiel, Jasper Morrison, Alberto Meda And Jean Prouve.

History:

Vitra was founded in Weil am Rhein in Germany in 1950 by Willi Fehlbaum, owner of a furniture store in neighboring Basel in Switzerland. In the following years, Fehlbaum acquired the rights to work by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson.

After a fire in 1981 destroyed the Vitra factories, British architect Nicholas Grimshaw was called to design a new factory. Next to the aluminum room, ready for production only six months after the fire, another production plant was built in 1986 by the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza. In 1989 it was Frank Gehry’s turn to design another building next to the first two. Gehry himself also built the “Vitra Design Museum”, originally intended to accommodate the private collection of furniture by Rolf Fehlbaum, owner of Vitra.

In 1993, Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid added a fire brigade that today hosts a collection of chairs in the Design Museum. In the same year a conference pavilion was designed by architect Tadao Ando, ​​Ando’s first work outside Japan.

In 1994, Vitra’s administrative staff moved to the new headquarters (always designed by Frank Gehry) at nearby Birsfelden (Switzerland), while Alvaro Siza added the shop to Weil am Rhein. It is in the same venue that in 2000 a dome geodetic was designed by the American architect Buckminster Fuller in 1975 and is now dedicated to events and exhibitions, while in 2003 also a design service station by Jean Prouvé, architect and designer French.

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