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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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m6 -Ferrero1947

M6

M6 is a project by Luca Montrucchio for Ferrero1947, which is born from the reflection on the behavior of the different materials and those who work in front of a fixed and predefined scheme.

The fulcrum of the project is a square, lightweight, tapered structure made of 6 mm diameter, black painted iron rod and completed by a horizontal cover with 2 vertical limbs to turn it into a seat or stand.

In a second phase, were selected six different materials : wool, glass, perforated sheet, leather, linen and wood rope, and the finished structure was assigned, with attachment the cover scheme, to 6 artisans, experts in their field, who interpreted the precise design of the designer, also technically solving the fundamental knots for the manufacture of the product.

The selection was rigorous:

for wool: the Dutch weavers of Thomas Eyck, who are experts in Irish wool work

for glass: Cristal King’s glassware in Turin

for the perforated sheet: the blacksmith of Roero Gatto

for the leather: the pellet and the Pinerolese saddle Calautti

for the flax rope: the ancient Massia hammer manufacture

for wood: Tesio, the historic Piedmont carpenter collaborator of Carlo Mollino

The result is a hybrid object, a table of chairs or seats, in all the different types, to be used individually or assembled with infinite combinations.

To complete the M6 ​​collection there is a bench, obtained from the repetition of the module, with seat in monochrome patch fabrics, and a wall structure, with the same proportions and lines, with inserts in perforated black sheet metal.

M6 is available from November in the FERRERO1947 gallery in Turin, in corso Matteotti 15 or online by mail.

Dick Van Hoff

Dick Van Hoff

Dick van Hoff was born in Amsterdam in 1971 and graduated from Arnhem’s School of Art in 1996. Now based in the east of The Netherlands, Van Hoff has produced a steady stream of exquisitely crafted and rigorously produced objects for both his own studio and other companies including Droog, Rosenthal, Royal Tichelaar Makkum and Weltevree. Through his own work and as tutor at Design Academy Eindhoven, Dick van Hoff has played a major role in shaping the future of a post-Droog Dutch school of design thinking. His promotion of fine craftsmanship coupled with industrial techniques has forged a revived interest in the modernist principals of form, function and appropriateness. His work is represented in the permanent collection of Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Fond National d’Art Contemporaine, Paris and Centraal Museum Utrecht.

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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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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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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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