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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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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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ecart paris

Ecart

Since 1978, Ecart Paris re-edits furniture, lamps and objects, selected among the heritage of the beginning of the twentieth century, by Eileen Gray, Jean-Michel Frank and Adolphe Chanaux, Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Chareau, Michel Dufet, Mariano Fortuny…
The production is in France of all its collections: furniture, upholstery and lightings (except rugs hand knotted in Nepal).

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Edra, moderna tecnologia e tradizione artistica

Edra

Edra has always paid great attention to the research of new materials or reinvent and flexible types, capable of transforming the creative concept in industrial project. The highly specialized manual intervention and refined, Italian genetic inheritance cultivated with intent, characterizes the uniqueness of production. Technologies used come from unlimited horizons, explored without prejudice. High-tech that draws from different industries to complement its input into the design without the need for performance. Great technical complexity, which translates into extreme simplicity of use. Technology to augment the means of expression, advanced design solution, innovazione. L’intervento manual is the irreplaceable human contribution that distinguishes and characterizes the uniqueness of the results. The essential attention to detail is the result of the manual wisdom cultivated from years of experience. intrinsic dexterity that is part of the manufacturing process of each product Edra and ensures the exceptional quality. An evolutionary choice in conceiving seriale.Nuove production relations between body and objects are explored. The concept of comfort is transformed, spreading to new possibilities and adapting to profound changes daily living needs. Previously unattainable levels of comfort are achieved by creating new forms and using different materials.

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Flos lampade: artistiche innovative lampade creative

Flos

For fifty years Flos have been crafting objects of light and shedding brightness on generations of dreams.
For us, light is the substance for expressing new ideas and illuminating unexplored emotions. We write the future, reading our past and expressing the present, in a continuity of positive challenges and bold choices that have shaped our image and identity.
Our history has taught us to fan the flames of provocation with research into new poetic notions of functionality.
Trusting our intuition has always allowed us to create products that become icons, establishing new typologies and innovative archetypes.
Connecting with masters of design. Discovering new talents. Commanding high technical and technological status. Staying tuned into mass culture. These qualities always place us at the cutting edge.
Experimentation opens the way for us to use revolutionary materials – as in the past with Cocoon – and hi-tech solutions, today represented by OLEDs and eco-sustainable materials.
By conceiving new languages around light, we chart new aesthetics and freedoms for living.
Our lamps, of yesterday and today, never fail to be serious about their sense of play and irony.
On the fine line that divides and unites art and design, craftsmanship and industry, the limited edition and larger scale manufacturing, an individual’s idea and the collective imagination. That’s our place. That’s where you’ll find us.

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Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality.

Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Piet Hein, Vico Magistretti, Burkhard Vogtherr, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.
Our design philosophy reflects our history and inspires the creation of new, simple, sculptural and original furniture that is timeless and relevant in time. Fritz Hansen design is visionary and makes the most out of noble materials. Every detail is carefully thought out, the process is thorough and the high finish is a part of the look, which is unique yet instantly recognizable. The overall style is international and exudes class.

Each piece of furniture is sophisticated in its own way, has a strong identity and the ability to discreetly light up any type of space. This furniture is for modern city dwellers and international businesses with a confident taste for elegance and underplayed luxury and the desire to strengthen their identity and image. People who wish to make a statement, which is entirely their own.

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Karimoku

Karimoku is a manufacturer of wood furniture from central Japan with history of more than 70 years.
Their tradition derives of a deep understanding of carpentry craftsmanship combined with cutting-edge technologies to build furniture of the highest possible quality.
Collaborating with some of the most promising international design talents, we launched KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD in 2009, a growing collection of innovative, joyful and functional objects that suit the ways of urban living in the 21st century.
Aiming to preserve and revitalize Japanese forests and resume a balance with local forest industry, our products are made using sustainably sourced Japanese hardwoods,such as maple, chestnut and oak-low-diameter trees that are often discarded or ending up as paper pulp.
KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD pieces are made to bring lasting joy, true to the credo that a piece of furniture should last at least as long as the tree it was made from.

The history of Karimoku, Japan’s leading manufacturer of wooden furniture, started as a small woodworking shop in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture in 1940 by Shohei Kato took over a timber company that already existed in Edo Period.
Wood processing, surface treatment and colouring technologies had been accumulated through the subcontracting of various wooden parts in the mid-1900’s: yarn spinning machines that supported Japan’s postwar reconstruction in the 40’s; sewing machine tables, piano parts and TV stands with wooden legs in the 50’s; and the company’s long sought after original furniture for the domestic market in the early 60’s.
Since then, Karimoku has focused on the pursuit of its original concept of “high-tech and high-touch” products by establishing bases in timber production areas. Karimoku has a large and reliable supply of materials and large-scale advanced facilities that display craftmen’s techniques to the greatest possible extend. Furthermore, the company also put in place a nationwide system for wholesale and after-sale product care services. Thus, Karimoku has developed a unique and unparalleled system spanning the procurement of materials, production and sales within one company.
Karimoku also aims to contribute to improving people’s lives by meeting challenges presented by environmental issues. This is evidenced in Karimoku’s over 30-year history in the reforming and utilization of “parawood”, a product derived from rubber trees after its use in latex production.

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knoll

Knoll

Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, they have been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. These are the ideas essential to our work.
His founders Hans and Florence Knoll, embraced the creative genius at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbrook Academy of Art to create new types of furniture and environments for the workplace. Their approach, where craftsmanship joined with technology through the use of design, anchors our perspective and shapes the values we endeavor to live by today.

Here are the ideas essential to our work.
1 Constellation: We are a constellation of people, collaborators, products and brands, united by a rigorous process, shared experience and a distinct modern sensibility.

2 Harmony: We team together across categories and brands to address the unique needs of each client with products that interact and expand seamlessly. Harmonious relationships are both functional and aesthetic.

3 Modernity: Modernism in design was born as a means toward social good. It rejected frivolous ornamentation, privileged functionality, and envisioned a world in which technology could transform society for the better.

4 Design:  Well-designed objects deliver efficiency, joy and satisfaction to the people who use them.

5 Work/Life:  It is our business to monitor the cultural dynamics that impact environments and imagine flexible products that both address current conditions, promote well-being, and anticipate inevitable change.

6 Sustainability : Our products are designed to endure, both physically and stylistically. Things that work are things you keep.

7 Future: Design is inherently about the future, a plan for tackling problems yet to come. The goal of our innovation is always both timelessness and adaptability—rejecting short-term trends and anticipating the inevitability of change—as we continue to balance what’s next and what is.

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Molteni&C - mobili e design, sedie, divani, tavoli, arredi

Molteni

gliss, less tavolo, screen, glove up, portfolio, doda, glovem sol, skin, lido , clipper, mandrague, 

Molteni&C was founded in 1934in Giussano, near Milan (later the province of Monza and Brianza), by Angelo Molteni, entrepreneur Monza, one of the promoters of the International Furniture Fair. In the first postwar she manufactures furniture from the trunk and covering all stages of production. In 1969, we have the complete conversion to furniture design, which follows the purchase of Unifor companies and Citterio, in the office sector and, in 1979, of Dada, a company of kitchen furniture. Over the years Molteni & C has become a reality for the production of furniture.
After the artistic direction headed by Luca Meda, calling to design for Molteni architects Aldo Rossi and Afra and Tobia Scarpa, in the nineties he began collaborating with some Italian and international designers, including Jean Nouvel, Foster and Partners, Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Hannes Wettstein.
Born as a company specialized in the production of systems, still completely it produces in Italy an offer for the house, flanked by a contract division that makes cruise ships, theaters, museums, hotels, restaurants and collective residences.

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