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.
Oliver B. Group is an Italian company established in 1999 as a partnership between the Segala family and Oliver Bucher. Situated in the beautiful city of Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet, known for its enchanting architecture but also for being home to many amazing entrepreneurial stories. With its roots anchored deeply in a region famous for its industrial tradition, Oliver B. is positioned precisely between high quality and luxury furniture and has grown steadily to be appreciated worldwide. Whether it be our tables, sideboards, bookcases, cupboards, chairs, armchairs, couches, or beds, Oliver B.’s craftsmanship has come to be recognized by the innovative style that is guided by the truest attention to detail to some of the finest, as well as newest materials.
Visit the Website: www.oliverb.it
Let’s start at the beginning
bordbar - the name has been synonymous with the remodelling of authentic airplane trolleys into design objects since 2006. We were first to come up with the idea to use trolleys in everyday life and not just in planes. That is the reason we have the most experience in this market. On top of that we also continually demonstrate our inventiveness with many newly developed objects. bordbar’s elementary passion of refurbishing old furniture and giving them a new context is what continues to drive us. We meticulously work on each design and consistently develop our trolleys in our manufacture. We live for our vision of aesthetic design and functionality in our products.
New designs, new techniques, new functions - challenges we are happy to face every day. Actually, we love them. Our way of handling the materials is unique. Reliability is the most important factor when choosing materials and implementing designs, which certainly is reflected in the end-product.
We care about quality not only because we love what we do, but also because we are convinced that our customers deserve sustainable and durable products. That is why we apply only the highest standards of design, materials and surfaces. Starting at the initial idea, we make many decisions in order to maximise the quality, design and function of our product. We know, that only the best materials combined with honest craftsmanship can lead to high-end, quality furniture.
Visit the website: www.bordbar.de
Philosophy: Creativity and Innovation
"We all have creativity in the 'space between our ears', a space 150mms wide or to put it more illustratif - a good six inches."
Sixinch’s mission is to give creativity a chance and a form. Thanks to the foam coating procedure, it is now possible to produce innovative concepts that have a dramatic impact without the associated headaches. The result is a unique design that is water- and weather- proof and easy to clean. A solution that is ideal for both professional and private interiors.
Visit the website: www.sixinch.eu
Met whilst studying Design Products at the Royal College of Art, and graduating in 2008, Jochem Faudet and Jon Harrison went on to share a studio in East London.
In 2011, after several years of successful collaborations they formed Faudet-Harrison Ltd. Working on a cross section of product, furniture, interior and exhibition design they have already built up an extensive client list including, SCP, Thorsten Van Elten, Dunne and Raby, Habitat and The Design Museum.
Both Faudet and Harrison teach on the (BA) ‘Product and Furniture Design’ course at Kingston University London, Surrey, England.
Jon Harrison is currently Acting Course Director, (BA) ‘Product and Furniture Design’.
Jochem Faudet is a visiting lecturer who teaches on a selection of projects across the 3 levels throughout the academic year.
Visit the website: www.faudet-harrison.com
ALMA DE LUCE is a brand that reveals memories of traditions, places, myths or legends, symbols, and of people, through the senses and transmits and preserves overtime.
Using the application of noble materials, the Portuguese craftsmanship and design to express feelings and emotions generated by memories, which are reflected in the pieces of furniture with soul and unique identity.
The brand challenges the past through design and craftsman to build strong cultural heritage giving them new life.
Visit the website: www.almadeluce.com
Million is a Copenhagen based brand established to create iconic design using high-quality materials and exact production methods.
Focused on a rigorous approach to design, creating distinctive furniture, lighting and design objects, Million is a contemporary brand catering to the international home and professional market. Million upholds Scandinavian design tradition defined by human scale and functionalism.
Founded in 2015, Million unites the talents of its co-founders, Claus Jakobsen and Jens Kajus. The pair collaborate with a small group of designers and architects to innovate new products. All products are conceived in Copenhagen and and made in Denmark. Additionally, Million provides interior design consultancy, realising projects for selected clients. The debut collection – comprising furniture, lighting and accessories – is marked by a precise aesthetic, unparalleled materials and production combined with a premium finish. The result is objects that invite daily use for years to come.
1 - Libertine Rack - front
2 - Libertine Rack
3 - Voyage Pendants
4 - Corona Hook
Visit the website here: www.millioncph.com
Since 1983, we develop high quality furniture and manufacture it in our in-house workshops at GLAESER WOGG AG. The desire for new, smart methods of working as well as materials of high quality ensure the level of quality associated with Swiss products.
WOGG MANUFACTURING – WITH HEART AND PASSION
From the very beginnings of the company, we have developed products with renowned designers such as Hans Eichenberger, Gerd Lange or Trix & Robert Haussmann. In recent years we have established relationships with designers such as Jörg Boner, Atelier Oï, Alfredo Häberli or Christophe Marchand. The close collaboration between all those involved in the process – from the initial sketches to the ready-for-sale product – forms the heart of the WOGG brand.
WOGG MANUFACTURING – AWARDS
In the course of the years, WOGG has been presented with numerous recognitions and awards. In 2011, the stacking chair of Jörg Boner picked up the Interior Innovation Award “Best of Best” and in 2012 the same award was presented to Christophe Marchand for his writing desk . The highlight of the year was the presentation of the 2015 German Design Award for the stacking chair by Boner.
1 - WOGG ROYA STACKABLE CHAIR
2 - WOGG AMOR PILLAR BOX
3 - WOGG AMOR STRIPE
Visit the website: www.wogg.ch
Africa is generally seen in our minds as the land of the hungry, corrupt and violent. We tend to forget that it is made up of real, everyday, complex people who have an innate desire for dignity.
How best for the expression of hope and strength to manifest itself than through the creative process?
Moogoo Creative Africa sources works from some of the continents most dynamic designers and the pieces of furniture generally impress with their quality and artistic vision. These cabinets pictured above have been reborn from abandon old barrels - what a statement that it?
Oil and the barrels that carry them have been a source of woe for Africa - environments have been devastated, wars have consumed many, dictators have stolen billions of dollars of proceeds from what was transported in those barrels therefore leaving millions in poverty -however from bad news there is an opportunity for the positive and determined to extract the brilliant promise of tomorrow. These pictured pieces of furniture represent dignity and everything that is beautiful about the African spirit
Support Africa today by visiting www.moogoo-creative-africa.com