Modernica is home to the historic fiberglass presses that have been used in the production of thousands of chairs for over three generations.
For over 25 years, Modernica has proudly built each piece of furniture, one-by-one, at its five-acre campus in Los Angeles. It has been family owned and operated since it opened and is home to a world-class upholstery and woodshop.
Modernica is responsible for revitalizing the almost lost art of high-pressure fiberglass molding. The factory is home to the historic fiberglass presses and specialized machinery that has been used in the production of thousands of chairs for over three generations. Since 1999, Modernica has steadfastly produced the chairs as they were originally created, preserving the fiberglass chair legacy and craft.
Visit the Website: https://modernica.net
Meter by meter we create new worlds. With trees growing in a living room and lamps in the size of a man. Where the bathroom can be in a glass box and tiles that repeat the form of a bird. We think that things have to amaze. We create art pleasant not only to look at, but also to live in.
Visit the Website: https://mahno.com.ua
Truly Truly is a design studio operating from the Netherlands, founded by Australian designers Joel & Kate Booy. Positioned on the interface between industry and art, the studio specialises in creating artistic products for the living environment. Their work encompasses objects, furniture, lighting, textiles and spaces.
Visit the Website: www.studiotrulytruly.com
Abaca was born in 1982 as a wicker furniture manufacturer. We are located in Honduras, the heart of the Caribbean. Honduran craftsmanship has long been associated with attention to detail and harmony with nature and Abaca is no exception. We strive to find the perfect balance between the beauty of nature and the comforts of mankind. Abaca’s humble beginnings were in contracted furniture orders, which were shipped to Florida and Louisiana.
Since then we have grown into a prime resource for distributors and clients throughout Central America, USA and the Caribbean. Our customers have voted with their preferences and made our natural fibers, such as Rattan, Hyacinth and Astor Rope, our most popular materials. But Abaca is still expanding; we have expanded into woodwork and beautiful fabrics.
Through our years of experience, we have developed production techniques that combine highly specialized craftsmanship and natural raw materials. By meeting our customers’ needs and desires along with the natural beauty of our materials, we believe we have created the perfect formula for furniture. Join us, and experience the natural custom comfort, that only Abaca can offer.
Visit the Website: www.abacafurniture.com
Based in Italy, the company operates on a global scale through the main centres of Milan headquarters - including Top Management, Design & Style department, Sales & Marketing offices, Communications activities, Administrative & Legal office - and Nera Montoro site (90 Km North of Rome), where are located the production plant and the R&D Centre, for a total area of 450,000 sqm.
Renowned for its unique and proprietary technology, over the years the company has developed prestigious collaborations with global luxury brand partners who choose Alcantara material for their creations in the fields of fashion, interior, automotive, yachting, aviation and consumer electronics.
Alcantara S.p.A. is then the only world producer of the Alcantara material, guarantee of pure Italian quality and excellence.
Visit the Website: www.alcantara.com
Leolux: a dynamic family business with a long history and a keen vision on design and the future. Leolux has been producing all its furniture in Venlo since 1934.
The broad Leolux collection offers a wide choice of designer furniture. In every modern style, from familiar contemporary to avant-garde design, from design sofas and design corner sofas to designer armchairs and footstools. But also side tables, coffee tables, dining tables and dining chairs. All made to order, so your Leolux design furniture gets a very personal touch.
Visit the Website: www.leolux.com
Taula Interiors - an exclusive collection of contemporary furniture available in innovative ceramic finishes.
Welcome to Taula Interiors
We distribute to the trade an exclusive collection of contemporary furniture available in innovative ceramic finishes, which provide great resilience and beautiful textures.
Visit the Website: www.taula.co.uk
ZELOUF+BELL - an intensely personal new modernism, a distillation of what delights and moves, informed by that which came before.
Studio furniture makers ZELOUF+BELL and their team of master craftsmen have been making museum-quality furniture to commission in their workshop in Ireland since 1992. Their award-winning work is in private collections, public offices, embassy residences, churches and museums, at home and abroad.
The alliance of Belfast-born Michael Bell and New Yorker Susan Zelouf may seem a collision of cultures and characters; instead, a kind of alchemy occurs, engendering extraordinary pieces grounded in practicality, a dialogue between art, design and history. “We don’t fit in, but for us that’s a strategy.” Theirs is an intensely personal new modernism, a distillation of what delights and moves them, informed by that which came before. ZELOUF+BELL are represented in New York by Maison Gerard, in Dublin by Solomon Fine Art and in the colourful Parisian showrooms of David Hicks France. The National Museum of Ireland acquired three Zelouf+Bell pieces for the museum's permanent collection.
Recent projects include the redesign of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (Ireland's only two star Michelin) and conference furniture for the Department of Enterprise and Employment, Kildare Street, Dublin.Zelouf+Bell garnered two awards at the Architectural Digest Show 2015; Best Decorative Accessory by IFDA (International Furnishing and Design Association) and Best Overall Craftsmanship by Adorno Magazine. Recent articles about their work appeared in Modern Magazine, Financial Times 'How To Spend It', The Sunday Times and The Irish Arts Review.
Visit the Website: www.zeloufandbell.com
SAM VAN GURP x ESTHER JONGSMA
VANTOT is the collective title for the works of Esther Jongsma and Sam van Gurp. Both Eindhoven based designers graduated at Design Academy Eindhoven. Operating from The Netherlands VANTOT focuses on autonomous product design and commissioned work.
In 2014, Esther Jongsma (1990, Utrecht) and Sam van Gurp (1990, Breda) launched their own design studio called VANTOT. Esther and Sam both graduated from the Design academy Eindhoven in 2008-2009. Esther is outgoing and looks at her designs from a broad perspective: "I love to work with many people from different disciplines". Besides working on her own design collections, Esther also works as a project manager and coordinator for multiple projects and has already gained considerable experience in the design and realisation of exhibitions. Sam, in many ways, is the polar opposite of Esther and focuses on business development to the tiniest detail. Besides that, he is a real creator and a technician who loves to deal with progressive design questions.
The designs of studio VANTOT all encompass a certain complexity. For example, the pendant lamp series Exploded View and Limpid Lights. These series allow for the adjustment of the intensity of light and colour by moving the light source in the hood. Besides that, there is the Passage Carpet that creates intriguing optical effects by means of an intricate geometric pattern of layered wood as you walk by. According to Sam, who is often inspired by engineering works and ingenious movement mechanisms, the studio likes "to experiment with movement and new interpretations of familiar features". Furthermore, as explained by Esther, VANTOT aims "to involve the user differently”.
Visit the Website: www.vantot.com
BOEME DESIGN - for those who are committed to sourcing statements pieces from a bold non-conformist portfolio.
Established in 2011 by Jo Bound, Boeme set about creating a furnishing brand of beautiful fabrics and interior products.
The foundations of Boeme lie in the emphasis on originality of design, quality of product and
‘Made in England’. Created in the Boeme studio from Jo Bound’s original fine art paintings ; exploration into the natural world of plants, landscapes whilst experimenting with painting techniques keeps the Boeme aesthetic alive.
These joyous, expressive works are translated with a wealth of experience in textile design.
Underpinned by the skills involved in UK fabric printing. Boeme now distributes it’s products worldwide with future design collaborations in the making. The Boeme signature appeals to those, who are committed to sourcing statements pieces from a bold non-conformist portfolio.
Visit the Website: www.boeme.co.uk
PORRO - an international brand characterized by an intrinsic ability to select, work and interpret wood.
One of the most successful furniture design brands thanks to its research on finishings, refinement of line and the technical quality of its details, Porro celebrated the 90th anniversary’s important milestone in 2015.
Founded in 1925 in the Brianza area, by tradition the Italian cradle of high-quality furniture manufacturing, today Porro is an international brand characterized by an intrinsic ability to select, work and interpret wood, offering an incredibly wide and accurate range of finishings and using it in unexpected ways by implementing cutting-edge technologies for glossy and matt lacquers alongside fine woodworking techniques of the past.
AFTER MOVING TO DUMBO, BROOKLYN IN 2011, CAMERON QUICKLY FOUND A MEANS TO UTILIZE HIS PASSION FOR DESIGN AND FABRICATION. HE SPENT HIS PRELIMINARY YEARS COLLABORATING WITH LOCAL DESIGNERS TO CREATE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS AND FURNITURE.
IN 2013 HE FOUNDED CAM CROCKFORD DESIGN, AND HAS BEEN FABRICATING CUSTOM FURNITURE FOR THE PREMIER INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF NYC.
IN 2016 CAM BROUGHT US HIS FIRST PERSONAL COLLECTION, HAVING SHOWCASED AT BROOKLYN DESIGNS, ICFF, AND HAMPTONS CONTEMPORARY. HIS STUDIO IS LOCATED IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD.
Visit the Website: www.camcrockford.com
Anouchka Potdevin - upcycling, metalwork, patterns, each axis mixes with the other in a general harmony.
Trained to the applied arts and the smetalwork, Anouchka Potdevin affirms since 2003 a strong identity, making dialogue design and artisanal know–how, while freeing herself from the trends, with elegance and poetry. In Gaël – Brittany, France –, its workshop is a true space of freedom creative.
Its first years of creation are worn by design and realization of furniture and objects based on upcycling. Convinced that the upcycling can provide resolutely new and modern creations with a high degree of finitions, Anouchka brings new and innovating proposals.
In 2011, the Dsàt collection is presented during her first participation in Maison & Objet Paris, a turning in her career. The Maxi-Siège manufactured from a structure taken on old kitchen chairsgives a determining impulse. Since, the Dsàt family increases in the course of time. A low armless chair, a chair, a bench, a bench forthe children, the history continues to be written.
In 2013, the designer joins again with metalwork and carries out a singular seat. The Cage suspended or posed on the ground releases a romanticism which does seduce. We can find it now in a casino in Las Vegas, in Parisian hotels or at the edge of the North Sea.
In 2014, with the Screen in pattern paper made by friend artists and craftsmen, Anouchka repeats how much she is attached to all constructive and aesthetic collaborations.
Up–cycling, metalwork, patterns, each axis mixes with the other in a general harmony.
Today, Anouchka Potdevin falls under an exhaustive approach, evoking that of the artist–decorators. It brings a modernity which belongs only to her, which is distinguished in the landscape.
Visit the Website: www.anouchkapotdevin.com
LUMETRICA is a UK-based up-cycling and interiors studio created by British designer Lucy Javanshir. We make original, one-of-a-kind products designed to bring a unique twist and contemporary feel to your home, or workplace. Contact Lucy for bespoke commissions!
Visit the Website: www.lumetrica.co.uk
BANMOO, founded in 2006 in Shanghai, by Lv yongzhong, Chinese architect and artist, is a contemporary Chinese furniture and lifestyle brand.
“Ban”, or halfness, is a quintessential quest for the balance of utility and Taoism. “Moo”, or wood, represents the exploration on materials and forms which contain the origin of natural life.
Influenced by his parents who were both teachers, Lv Yongzhong was fascinated on traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Making use of his two decades achievements on architecture and interior design, he creatively combines fine materials, engineered comfort and exquisite craftsmanship with Eastern wisdom, for those who seek peacefulness and serenity in the hectic urban life, to explore on modern Chinese furniture that saw its peak during the Ming Dynasty.
Visit the Website: www.banmoo.cn
Seven Ava Design - products that are the reflection of efficiency, proportion, comfort, beauty, and intimacy.
Seven Ava Design is the outcome of 20 years of experience in architecture, interior, and furniture design and its production in the House of Seven Moons Co. Seven Ava Design is a creative entity with an innovative research approach in the integration of cultural aspects with high tech building materials. Green eco friendly Bamboo panels are main material used in our products.
Seven Ava Design creates appealing products that are the reflection of efficiency, proportionality, comfort, beauty, and intimacy. These characteristics are combined with high quality material, structural durability, homogenous, and flexible parts. These aspects are the basis for interior design and production of furniture, fixtures, and furnishings for home, office, hotels, restaurants, retail shops, libraries etc.
Visit the Website: www.7avadesign.com
Il Pezzo MancanteIl Pezzo Mancante ("The Missing Piece") was born in 2010, created by Cosimo Terzani and Barbara Bertocci. Inspired from their passion for quality raw materials and an innate love for their homeland, Tuscany, they create a world made of authenticity and vision in which you can rediscover an extraordinary rich artisan culture.
It’s a world that celebrates the beauty of handcrafted pieces; tangible works of art designed to express warmth and “familiar feel”.
The solid wood, the brass castings, the hand-blown crystal and the marble sourced from the finest Carrara quarries, are not just icons from the past but symbols of timeless intelligence and elegance rediscovered in modern life.
Il Pezzo Mancante is an atelier that designs and creates unique pieces, a world of memory, material, touch, illuminating the senses. Thoughtful elegance and passion; a place where you can watch, think, do and look for something missing: Il Pezzo Mancante ("The Missing Piece" in english).
Visit the Website: www.ilpezzomancante.com
Established by brothers Tim and Seán Dunleavy in 2009, Dunleavy Bespoke design and make handcrafted, luxury furniture.
The exclusive Dunleavy aesthetic is one of contemporary artistic luxury, creating elegant and comfortable spaces as individual as our clients.
As master craftspeople, our values as designers and makers centre on quality and integrity in everything we do and in everything we make.
Our clients include interior designers, architects and many private individuals, both in Ireland and abroad.
Sending bespoke pieces as far as San Francisco and Hong Kong, our furniture can be seen in churches, restaurants, offices, embassies and ambassador’s residencies, museums and galleries in addition to private homes.
Hand-made entirely from our workshop which is idyllically set in rural Kildare in Ireland, our pieces deliberately harmonise traditional cabinet-making techniques with more modern processes.
Our team of master craftspeople observe a meticulous attention to detail at all times, ensuring all materials and workmanship are of exceptional quality and manufactured to the highest standard.
We work with native and imported hardwoods, exotic and decorative wood veneers, luxurious fabrics and leathers, metal, stone and marble. Sourcing raw materials of the highest standard and quality from around the world – our process begins with the individual selection of each raw material including hand selecting every piece of timber we use.
Visit the Website: www.dunleavybespoke.com
Concrete LCDA - the leader in Europe in the contemporary furniture and fibre-reinforced concrete interior fittings sector.
Revitalised by three young entrepreneurs with complementary skills, LCDA (set up in 2003) became Concrete LCDA in 2011.
A turning-point came when the designer Matali Crasset agreed to become the brand’s artistic director (2011-2015). This adventure started in 2010, when Julien Gay, Julien & Valentin Delalande, three young thirty-year olds, decided to take over the craft activity of LCDA. A wonderful moment for the material for each of them will use his experience: Julien Gay in relations with the specifiers, Julien Delalande in terms of international deployment and Valentin Delalande as engineer.
Established in Avrillé near Angers in the Maine et Loire (49), the company has a 4,000 sqm production workshop which enables it to easily respond to the requirements of production in long runs or made-to-measure. Engineer, designer, artistic cabinet-maker, expert in composite materials…composed his team of 30 persons structured to succeed with the most ambitious projects.
The company is now the leader in Europe in the contemporary furniture and fibre-reinforced concrete interior fittings sector with references such as Balenciaga, Saint-Laurent Paris, IKKS, Galeries Lafayette, Groupe Accor, Kenzo...
Visit the Website: www.concrete-beton.com
Custom furniture is about form and function coming together as one to present beautiful and bespoke pieces to suit your individual needs and environments.
For over 20 years, COMAX Australia has been working with the Australian design community interpreting ideas, exploring form and experimenting with a myriad of substrates, finishes and textures to create truly unique, high quality pieces for commercial and residential spaces.
Australian owned and based in Brisbane, COMAX furniture designers service local, national and international clients through standard and bespoke commissions.
Explore our online showroom and discover furniture reimagined.
Apart from our standard range, we specialise in custom one-off pieces. We don’t really need working drawings off you, we just need to know, cosmetically, what you want it to look like. We are furniture designers and can pretty much create and build anything you can dream up.
Started in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1986. Clear, innovative, tongue-in-cheek, every pols potten product shows its Dutch roots. It’s these very same qualities that make our products feel right at home anywhere in the world. Whether it is in a shop window, a hotel or your very own home. We globally offer a style-conscious concept for spaces and invite you to forget about normalcy. pols potten adds spice!
Visit the Website: www.polspotten.nl
George Smith has become synonymous with beautifully crafted furniture. Every sofa, chair, chaise and stool is lovingly made in our workshops in the North of England. George Smith, the early nineteenth century furniture maker, is still a strong influence in the way we make and design our furniture. Equally, we are driven to make contemporary pieces relevant for our lives today.
Good design and craftsmanship are key to great furniture and we continue to use the best possible materials to achieve our aims.
Our skills as craftsmen and designers also ensure that your furniture is completely aligned to the way you live and the homes you create. Sizes and details can be adjusted to produce a George Smith piece of furniture just for you.
Visit the Website: www.georgesmith.com
Joseph Walsh Studio presents “REVEAL"
May 1st –May 24th
American Irish Historical Society,
NYC Address: 991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Irish-based studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio recently opened its REVEAL exhibition, a unique opportunity to view important unseen works and private commissions, as well as some of the Studio's past work, typically destined for collectors’ private residences. The exhibition is held at American Irish Historical Society (AIHS), located on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, and includes a selection of free form chairs, part of a collection of 24 individual and unique chairs developed for Chatsworth House’s private dining room, a bespoke watch cabinet and seat created for the private collection of a father and his son, as well as a series of scale models and sketches of Walsh’s recent significant 7-meter high sculpture commissioned by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on behalf of the National Gallery of Ireland under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Joseph Walsh established his Studio in 1999 on his family’s farm, which still hosts the original 18th century Walsh Farmhouse. Largely inspired by and appreciative of nature, his workis characterized by an ongoing curiosity about the dialogic possibilities of different materials and unison of form and functionality to create sculptural, one-of-a-kind pieces. The creative process behind these pieces is constantly fuelled by the Studio's cooperation with teams of master craftsmen, as well as apprentices and interns, coming from all over the world to realize Walsh’s design vision. The REVEAL exhibition at AIHS captures the very essence of Walsh’s design vision and inspiration, taking the viewer through a journey of some of his most unique creations.
"The REVEAL exhibition provides us with an opportunity to share the results of some of the special commissions that we have undertaken over the years, that reflect a direct dialogue and close relationship with our commissioning clients who have a particular appreciation of our work. The level of trust that was built over the years between our great patrons and us allowed us to delve into the unknown to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. To be presented at the beautiful AIHS venue, which in 2008 was the venue of ‘Realizations’ my first ever solo exhibition, REVEAL will enable us to showcase the diversity of our commissioned projects and the process behind our work, whilst unveiling the overall essence and philosophy of our studio." - Joseph Walsh, Founder of Joseph Walsh Studio
Actona Company A/S is a global company based in Denmark. Our headquarter is located right outside the city of Holstebro, right next to the impressive showroom and our European distribution centre.
Our yearly turnover is USD 180 m and our successful group of companies in Denmark, China and Ukraine have more than 1.200 dedicated employees.
Every day we develop and manufacture furniture in close cooperation with our skilled partners around Asia and Eastern Europe.
For more than 35 years we have been the preferred supplier for retailers all over the world. In fact in more than 80 countries at the moment.
Visit the website: www.actonacompany.com
Today Alf Group is one of the most important companies in the international furniture market. brilliantly successful beginnings have led the alf group to make continuous research for quality its mission. New products reflect changes in lifestyles and contemporary trends.
The Alf Group dates back to the 1950s. A group of highly skilled, experienced Italian craftsmen founded a co-op located in francenigo (treviso) to mass produce wooden furniture. in just a few years alf became an important industry in the woodworking market, propelling the piovesana brothers to buy the company and invest additional resources. Their efforts quickly yielded results.
Since the beginning of the 1960s, alf has been expanding thanks to the success of its skill in the design and manufacture of bedroom furniture. as the market evolved over the years, alf's farsightedness in meeting customers' requirements quickly allowed the company to expand its production.
Today the group has further increased its market share thanks to specialization in living area furniture, expertise in offering cutting-edge service, and guarantee of timely manufacture and delivery of its products.
Visit the website: www.alfitalia.com