& THEIR INSPIRING STORIES
American designer Bill Curry captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and ‘70s with his iconic lamp designs.
BONDERUP & THORUP
Thorup and Bonderup works are characterised by its honest and classic simplicity.
CARLO DE CARLI
A fine sense for modern material, design and industry and a willingness to experiment and invent.
CORSINI & RUIZ MILLET
'Powerful simplicity' is perhaps an apt description of Corsini's personal design style, as represented by the Pedrera Collection.
Italian artist and designer Gabriella Crespi (1922– 2017) attracted a dedicated following thanks to her repertoire of furniture, jewelry, and sculpture.
GamFratesi's design takes its creative drive from a fusion of tradition and renewal and in an experimental approach to their chosen materials and techniques.
Italian designer, architect and editor, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is one of the most influential design visionaries of the 20th century.
GRETA M. GROSSMAN
Her achievements were many and encompassed industrial design, interior design and architecture.
Kristian Illum Wikkelsø believed that furniture should be built to last, to indulge the body and to please the eye.
As a true member of the avant-garde in his time, he was an innovative thinker and original in his choice of form and materials.
The life of maverick Italian designer Joe Colombo (1930–1971) may have been short, but his future-focused vision of intelligent technology and integrated living environments had a revolutionary impact on mid-century design.
Founded in 1987, a partnership of the Danish architect Poul Christiansen and the Russian industrial and graphic designer Boris Berlin.
Weisdorf described himself as a specialist in versatility, which sums up the prodigious and notable career of this multi-faceted designer.
Danish lighting designer Mads Caprani’s distinctive and disruptive vision of what a lamp could look like has echoed through the ages.
Mathieu Matégot was a versatile, independent and self-taught Hungarian designer, architect and artist who spent most of his life in his beloved Paris
MATHIAS STEEN RASMUSSEN
Mathias Steen Rasmussen is a young Danish designer with a seasoned and rigorous approach to furniture design.
French designer Marcel Gascoin was one of the leading furniture designers of the post-war era.
OEO Studio is a cross-disciplinary studio working across product design and interiors architecture.
Schick engages with a range of more experimental projects with design-related themes, focusing on materials, functions, usage and sustainable development.
Paavo Tynell was an industrial designer, known as the great pioneer of Finnish lighting design and fondly dubbed as “the man who illuminated Finland”.
Pierre Paulin considered himself a functionalist who added “two little drops of poetry” to his work.
Rainer Daumiller has always demonstrated an acute understanding of his medium. His ability to ‘listen to materials’ mean that his designs were always inspired by the inherent characteristics of what they were made from.
ROBERT DUDLEY BEST
Robert Dudley Best was heir to the world's largest lighting manufacturing company Best & Lloyd, founded in Birmingham in 1840.
The studio’s intuitive approach embodies designs that are distinctively shaped by the given circumstances, functional needs, and a fundamental interest in human behavior.
Tove Kindt-Larsen was one of the first female designers to emerge during Denmark’s ‘Golden Era’ in the mid-twentieth century.