The company was set up in Caldogno in 1925 with the name of its founder, Silvio Fortuna Senior, who resumed the business started by his great-grandfather in 1816 and interrupted a century later by the war. In 1960 the company became “Arclinea Cucine Componibili”, where Arc stands for Arredamento Razionale Componibile (Rational Modular Furniture) and it shifted towards series production, leaving behind its artisan aspect and dedicating all its production energy to kitchen furnishings. Arclinea’s mission is to harmonize creativity and technology, conviviality and functionality, through innovative solutions for spaces that improve our quality of life.
Arrital, a dynamic firm operating since 1979, a company well structured and reliable which has made its presence in the market stronger and stronger. Arrital is now ready to face the challenges of both the national and international markets through a new strategy, with new targets and a highly professional team, determined to represent one of the leader brands on the market.
Innovation, research, coherence, new materials and flexible solutions have been the key concepts of Agape’s business philosophy since it was established in 1973. The company’s mission is to make the bathroom a more comfortable and aesthetically stimulating space by rethinking conventional typologies. Its various product ranges, components and accessories form an integrated system based on design principles informed by constantly updated research into aesthetics, functions and technology. Agape’s products are ISO 9001 certified and their quality is further confirmed by the many prizes the company has received over the years, namely the various “Design Plus” awards, and by products being shortlisted for the ADI “Premio Compasso d’Oro”.
antoniolupi is a Tuscan company which has stood out in the design and manufacturing of bathroom furniture, both in Italy and abroad, for the past sixty years. The distinctive features of this ever-developing company are its ability to innovate by continuously creating design, while investing heavily in manufacturing technology and collaborating with well-known designers. Highest standard quality, customer care and a wide range of collections with a deep passion for work are the key factors which inspire Lupi’s family. “Tailor-made” production allows to adapt every product to the requirements of the clients through a high degree of customization. antoniolupi offers a wide variety of bathroom collections, going from a minimalistic and essential design to a decorative style featuring a new interpretation of classical shapes.
Since its foundation in 1966, B&B Italia has been a leader in the contemporary furnishing sector. The company has won international acclaim as a representative of Italian furniture design, both for homes (B&B Italia home division) and public areas (B&B Italia contract division). The group’s headquarters are located north of Milan, in a prestigious building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. B&B Italia’s furnishings collection stems from the group’s capacity to represent contemporary culture and respond quickly to the new needs that emerge from today’s evolving lifestyles. It is this alchemy resulting from a mix of creativity, innovation and production that creates modern, yet timeless, pieces of furniture. To this end, B&B Italia collaborates with international designers, leaving its own distinctive mark on each product: every design is unique, an exemplification of the values of research, creativity and function.
The maxalto collection revisits classic themes with contemporary flair. The simplice, apta and ac collections respond to this spirit with elegant details, finishes and refined upholstery fabrics that perfectly match the many shades and textures in the collection.
Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing house based in Vancouver, Canada, with a satellite company based in Berlin, Germany. Unlike typical corporate structures, Bocci operates unconventionally as a co-operative community of designers, architects, craftspeople, technicians, agents, governance bodies, testing facilities, raw materials suppliers and fine shops. Our aim is to build a healthy, flexible and stable network united under the goal of creating practical but striking consumer goods of the highest quality. The trend in contemporary manufacturing is to outsource production. In contrast, Bocci is committed to manufacturing at our Vancouver factory. We have a fully equipped glass blowing studio in the same building as our offices, warehouse and design studio, and off site locations for glass casting, ceramics and metal sand casting. Our designers, technicians and salespeople walk through the factory floor to get to their desks, and thus have an intimate and profound connection to our work. All these activities take place around a central courtyard with a very large tree, carved into the 5th floor of a renovated art deco former printing press building located close to Vancouver’s downtown, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
BRAND VAN EGMOND
BRAND VAN EGMOND® was founded in 1989 by two independent artists, William Brand and Annet van Egmond, with the sole intention of creating art without constraints and until today they still lead their studio. William Brand (Alphen, 1963) and Annet van Egmond (Leiden, 1964) met at the Utrecht School of Arts in The Netherlands. Both graduated there; William as an architect and Annet as a sculptor. They are two pioneering artists, with a passion for objects and design. Autonomy remains at the very core of their artistic and personal existence. A mix of affection for craftsmanship, love of experimenting with new materials and techniques and respect for times gone by result in innovative designs by their hand. This results in yearly launches of new collections. Their handcrafted lighting sculptures radiate passion and emotion, and leave a longlasting impression.
Cassina operates at an industrial level in the contemporary furnishing sector, with special skills relative to upholstered furniture and wood and leather working as well as with other precious materials. It produces chairs, tables, armchairs, sofas, furniture items and beds. Some of the basic objectives of the company strives for the highest quality through an excellent combination of industrial technology and artisan manufacturing procedures, the ever-increasing development of its own research capacities at what is already an internationally recognised level and the preservation of its historical values and traditions.
ClassiCon was founded in order to secure as wide a distribution as possible for high-quality design. We demand utmost originality, functionality and timeless aesthetics independent of fashionable trends. Of prime importance is not the style but the formal quality. ClassiCon is therefore always open to new design ideas. We frequently work together with young designers since ideas are more important to us than the degree to which the creator is famous.
Fabbian Illuminazione was established in 1961 as a company manufacturing lighting appliances for homes and for contract work. This aspect together with tradition and quality has always been evident in the product, with the result that the company has gradually acquired international dimensions and recognition. Results have been achieved through continual research aimed at interpreting market demands, while setting up precise marketing policies and strategies. Fabbian, North East Italy based, manufactures all the components inside its own business units, gives her distinctive touch to new modern design trends through a wealth of styles, using advanced production technologies, interpreting the new concept ideas from a pool of international architects and designers.
The history Ceramica Flaminia was founded in 1955 in Civita Castellana, a territory historically known for its ceramics since ancient times. Splendid examples of ceramic art were created in this area around the IV century b.c.. Even though the first workshops arose at the end of the 1700’s, it is during the beginning of the 1900’s that the first factories of tableware, tiles and sanitary ware were founded. This is the heritage of the founders of the Ceramica Flaminia, a group of professionals of the sanitary ware sector who decided to unite in a new company.
With its brands Hansgrohe, Axor and Pontos, this international company stands for high-quality, design-oriented products all over the world. For trendsetting bathroom concepts and environmentally friendly sanitary technologies. The recipe for success: tradition-based innovation coupled with sustainable corporate thinking – all enhanced by our great passion for the element water. The best ideas for the bathroom – a bathroom that optimally adapts to individuals’ needs. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of the Hansgrohe company philosophy. This includes designers who promote forward thinking on bathrooms and develop innovative ideas for even greater bathroom enjoyment, showering comfort and well-being for customers around the world. It is only natural that Hansgrohe works with internationally renowned creative minds. The collaborative relationships have led to the creation of both modern and timeless products and bathroom collections, which customers can use to create their own, personal feel-good bathrooms. Renowned architects and designers from all over the world are also regularly invited by Hansgrohe to develop and present their bathroom visions at joint events.
Kristalia was founded in 1994 by young local entrepreneurs joined by two common passions: design and jazz. At present, Kristalia srl is composed of and led by people who are motivated and highly involved in the development plans. Strategies analysed by the owners are implemented only after they are presented to the entire staff. This constant search for a team spirit, a spirit in which to take as many challenges as possible, creates enthusiasm and dedication. The company is nestled in the green countryside of north-eastern Italy in an area traditionally active in this sector; this strong bond is reflected in production that privileges environmentally friendly solutions and strives to create highly recyclable products. Renovations on the company’s headquarters were completed in October 2005 with the addition of a new showrooms area: a large open space in which the new engineering office was created. Engineering and sales personnel are also trained in this area, a truly informative place considered a communications platform and inspirational site.
MDF Italia Spa is a Milan-based furniture designing and manufacturing company. With its strong identity it plays a leading role in most of the 43 countries it exports to and in the top cities in the world. Since its foundation, the company has been characterized by an innovative and dynamic business and product strategy. Efficiency, internationalisation, identity, are its distinctive features which have led to its entrepreneurial success.
Since 1952 Moroso has been designing its sofas, armchairs and accessories with wellknown designers such as Ron Arad, Carlo Colombo, Enrico Franzolini, Marc Newson, Toshiyuki Kita and Patricia Urquiola. Moroso has been constructing its sofas and armchairs aiming at top quality.
MARUNI, established in 1928, has been creating sophisticated minimalism design with minute manufacturing to rediscover original spirits of the wood. Since 2010, Maruni Wood Industry has worked with Naoto Fukasawa as art director to take our first steps toward establishing the Maruni Collection throughout the world as a brand of distinctively Japanese furniture. Beginning in 2011, we are joined by designer Jasper Morrison as we strive to elevate the Maruni Collection to even higher recognition. Maruni Wood Industry will continue to create beautiful Japanese furniture that strikes a chord amongst people all over the world.
Nemo’s path is strictly linked to the history of the Italian Design of the last twenty years. Nemo was founded in 1993 by Franco Cassina, owner of Cassina S.p.A. and by Carlo Forcolini, that felt the need of a project based on innovation, rooting in the tradition that inspired the Italian design. Thanks to various products that became icons of the Italian design, Nemo has gained a leading position in the lighting design world. In 2006, Nemo was acquired by the Poltrona Frau Group and continues its International development, towards investments in innovation and experimentation of new materials and technology. In December 2012, Omikron Design S.r.l., a Milanese company of architectural lighting, managed by Federico Palazzari, acquires the majority of Nemo. The Poltrona Frau Group remains an important and key partner.
Ophelis is your partner for comprehensive office furniture concepts. As an owner-managed family enterprise, we have stood to this day for continuity, quality and innovative strength and therefore rank amongst the leading manufacturers of office furnishings in Germany. The company was founded in 1893 and has 160 employees today. All ophelis products are made in Germany and are produced exclusively at the company location in Bad Schönborn between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe. In 2006 the name of the company was changed from Pfalzmöbel to ophelis.
Rimadesio produces systems for sub-dividing environments and for the architectural definition of internal spaces. Doors, sliding panels, shelving units, walk-in wardrobes and a collection of complementary furniture: an offer which is constantly increasing in size and which is forever evolving its style. Linear and concrete designs wherein the simplicity of a concept is expressed through an exceptional level of technical competence. Highly-stylised objects, made to guarantee a superb look, but which still lend themselves to daily life, to a natural use that corresponds to the concept of contemporary living advanced by the company. Glass, which is a pure and ecological material, plays the most important part in the collection. All work on it is carried out entirely in the company's production department, this being possible as a result of a technical know-how gained over 50 years' experience in this field. Rimadesio' s aim is to continue to develop its own design culture and production technology in order to be able to offer functionally innovative ideas which are exclusive from an aesthetic point of view and can ensure maximum reliability over time.
90 years and three generations (the fourth generation is already playing a part in running the Company) have passed since RIVA, a small craft workshop manufacturing bespoke furniture, started its adventure in the world of design. The furniture is made exclusively using wood from sustainable managed forests, in a spirit of respect for nature and in line with both local and international laws and organizations.
When I set up SLAMP, in 1994, my aim was to create something new in the Italian design arena: a business that could offer high quality lamps, where an artisan’s eye to detail would meet the excellence of industrial production. Products made with patented and innovative materials, that were going to be unique and immediately recognisable. Thus, after gathering around me some of the greatest international designers, such as Mendini, Cibic, Dalisi, Garro, Munari, the “Slamp Tube” was born in its many graphical versions. Since then SLAMP’s growth has never stopped, so much today it is one of the most representative brand-names in the field of decorative designer lighting; an actual point of reference for anyone wishing to possess a much sought-after, original, exclusive object, yet within everyone’s reach. The success of SLAMP is all in its DNA, which consists of curiosity for new materials and experimentation and trust in one’s instinct but always through futuristic engineering solutions. A perfect marriage between inspiration from the great masters and visionary force, great passion and undeniable skills, that guide my young designers of the Slamp Creative Team beyond the limits of the already seen. Because what matters to SLAMP is to overcome itself. Always. By Roberto Ziliani
Thinking Works is a leading designer and manufacturer of international commercial furniture products and components for commercial work environments. Thinking Works was established in response to the requirement for products that would improve the quality of physical time spent within the work environment. Correct ergonomics and user comfort, desirable aesthetics and environmental sensitivity remain the key driving factors for all product development.
From its original beginnings in 1984, Thinking Works has produced a wide range of award winning products for total office solutions and continues to place a strong commitment on design and development. Working closely with the Architectural and Design community both within Australia and Internationally, Thinking Works prides itself on responding to the demands for improved quality, resilience and green design.