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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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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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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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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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