BRANDS

Based in Desio (Milano area), Contardi has manufactured premium lighting products for more than 30 years.

In recent years, Contardi has specialized in custom lighting for contract specification. Contardi has become the preferred and reliable custom manufacturing source for architects, designers and lighting engineers in Italy and worldwide, thanks in no small part to creatively addressing budget expectations without compromise in quality.

And so, Contardi collaborates with well-known international design leaders, including the Giorgio Armani Group as the manufacturer of the “Armani Casa” lamps, B&B Italia and Giorgetti, and supplies top luxury hotel chains worldwide.

Contardi produces to the highest standards of excellence and in a broad style range, in manufacturing specialized lighting for hotels, restaurants, retail display and interiors, yachts and more.

Established in 1990, Dedon has forged a global reputation in premium outdoor furniture of luxurious design and comfort. Weaving weather-resistant, eco-friendly Dedon Fiber into Filipino traditional hand-woven designs, Dedon manufactures refined outdoor furniture built with meticulous attention to quality as well as style. Dedon’s collaboration with such international renowned designers as Richard Frinier, Jean-Marie Massaud, and Philippe Starck has garnered not only international design awards, but its name as the “King of Outdoor Furniture.”

A German sense of painstaking precision and trendsetting design allows Dedon to become the top choice to adorn outdoor pools, gardens, and patios in celebrity mansions and global luxury hotels, villas, and resorts, such as the Hotel Giardino Ascona, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, ABaC Hotel, as well as Villa 32. Innovational designs and elegant aesthetics convey Dedon’s dedication to the pure joy of explorers worldwide in carefree, adventurous, and luxurious outdoor living.

DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO® is a brand of furniture conceived and made in Italy under the close direction of architect Chi Wing Lo. His vigorous pursuits in design, fine craftsmanship and innovative use of materials have set new standard and expectation. Encompassing the fields of architecture, sculpture, interior and furniture design, Chi Wing Lo’s prolific output has long been recognized, in and beyond the eminent cycle of contemporary Italian design, for his evocativeness in thought, gracefulness in form and meticulousness in every detail. Chi Wing Lo is elected the recipient of the “DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer award 2015”。

His passion in furniture is a signature which is immediately recognizable. The DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO® furniture are both simple and versatile, humble and full of ingenuity, ample and precious, always infused with a true sense of timelessness. They are long-lasting in design and making, comfortably at home globally across diverse cultural settings and untouched by the ever changing trends of home furnishing today.

Our emergence is inspired by a deep sense of commitment to the best for every product conceived. In the coming years, this collection will continue to grow to include more explorations involving new types of furniture, lighting, and finer objects. Our dream is to create a rich, solid and comprehensive collection of furnishing items which will distinguish themselves in both design and quality, which will project consistently our value and vision of contemporary living for everyone to share.

Donghia has consistently reflected the dynamic and innovative approach to design that its founder, Angelo Donghia, was renowned for as one of the most sought after and influential interior designers of the past century.

In 1966, Mr. Donghia designed the Opera Club at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center which, with silver foil ceilings, blue chandeliers and black upholstery, was met with great acclaim.

It was Mr. Donghia's natural inclination for business and an entrepreneurial spirit that truly set him apart from his contemporaries and drove the creation of several successful product lines, which lives on today’s Donghia. Donghia's collections of furniture, textiles, wallcovering, lighting and accessories are sold exclusively to interior designers and architects through Donghia's twelve showrooms across the United States and in over fifty representative showrooms throughout the world. Through the design leadership of Creative Director, Chuck Chewning, as well as collaborations and partnerships with high profile designers, the Company's design profile continues to evolve.

With a forty year history at the forefront of the luxury home furnishings industry, Donghia represents American design at its best.

Giorgetti S.p.A. is a company with over a hundred years of history, the result of a reality in this territory that is synonymous with work and entrepreneurship. To tell the tale of Giorgetti means to tell the economic and evolutionary story of Meda, a city in Brianza situated about thirty kilometres north of Milan.

The artisan activity in Meda started in the countryside thanks to the farmers who made extra money by creating work utensils and furniture. Moreover, Meda was initially founded near an important monastery of Benedictine nuns founded in the VIII century and, in 1195, Emperor Henry VI stayed there and later, Emperor Maximilian. The work of the Benedictine nuns and their important guests created the conditions for demand of high quality furniture.

At the start of the XX century, Meda was an established furniture centre, and was able to compete with any manufacturer in Europe, thanks to quality products, working techniques and more and more refined wood finishing. This significant improvement in local manufacturing can be attributed to the arrival of the best masters from the art schools of Paris, Venice and Milan; in addition, there was the municipal design and carving school, together with the parish school.

In this historical context, Luigi Giorgetti started his entrepreneurial adventure.

The real stylistic change came about in the 80s when Giorgetti decided to collaborate with architects, city planners, artists and intellectuals who never thought they would ever design furniture. This decision apparently a risky one turned out to be a winner.

Nowadays, Giorgetti broke furniture design constraints, adopting specialized mechanical production lines and advanced digital quality control systems to fulfill both functional practicality and aesthetic quality requirements, and enthusiastically collaborate with noteworthy professionalism such as Massimo Scolari, Chi Wing Lo, Léon Krier, Laura Silvestrini and Antonello Mosca. That carries a unique and instantly recognizable style: the Giorgetti style.

HOLLY HUNT Ms. Holly Hunt, founder of the brand is skilled in combination of designer furniture pieces in a variety of space. She received her degree in Literature, clothing and textiles and went on to further explore her interest in fashion design with forays into retail management, and jewelry design. Ms. Hunt made the transition to furniture in 1983 buying a small but high quality interior design showroom in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. She soon established a national reputation for having the most beautiful showroom, featuring the best of luxury designer collections, and for discovering emerging design talent. The company successfully markets a premier selection of furniture and textiles to the interior design trade.

In 1984, the company officially changed its name to HOLLY HUNT, then began to develop their own design works, including GREAT PLAINS textiles fabric collections in 1992/1993, HUNT LEATHER leather collections in 2003. In 1999, she invited a well-known artist, Alison Berger, who has been researching glass blowing technique for 25 years to design her lamps, she’s also the first American designer who was invited by Hermes to design their accessories. Holly Hunt now has the world's top team of designers: HOLLY HUNT Studio, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Christophe Pillet, John Hutton, Christian Astuguevieille and Paul Mathieu. The product categories include the furniture, outdoor furniture, all lights, textiles, leather, and carpets and their style across classical to contemporary. HOLLY HUNT recognizes the feature of individual designers and then leverages them to enrich the diversification of brand.

Since its beginnings in 1964, Kettal has had an international calling to design and innovation. Today, Kettal works with the most important names in international design: Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Hella Jongerlius, Marcel Wanders and Emiliana Design studio.

Kettal's raison d'être is the creation of timeless furniture, functional and expressive, which represents a contemporary culture and provides solutions to the emerging needs of modern life, based on a blend of creativity, customisation, innovation and modern production. The importance of research, both scientific and technological, has always been at the forefront of product development. The highly innovative nature of the brand means that today one can enjoy a high-quality product that in 2004 received ISO 9001 certification.

Kettal, loyal to its philosophy of respect for the environment, uses eco-friendly paint. Almost all of Kettal’s furniture paints are now 100% ecological and recyclable, and the wood used is protected under Perhutani certification. The headquarters of the group is located in the centre of Barcelona, Spain.

Loro Piana offers its customers a wide range of opportunities to decorate their homes, yachts and private aircrafts with special Loro Piana fabrics and textiles that guarantee a truly unique appearance.

Cashmere for the Home
Nearly 30 shades in cashmere can be combined with the same number of colored suedes to create blankets, plaids (plain, bordered or doubled) and soft cushions and throws.

These home accessories can be further personalized with the addition of made-to-order figures, monograms and embroideries – ideal for those who wish to enhance the decoration of a personal yacht (in which case, there is also the possibility of using the nautical alphabet as well as traditional characters) or private plane with the warmth and comfort of the finest cashmere.

For the ultimate luxury, there is the option of adding elements of the most select furs, such as chinchilla (available in six different colours), lynx and sable, both of which can be combined with cashmere to create exclusive plaids for a truly refined decor. 

Loro Piana offers nearly 400 variations of fabrics for interior furnishings, ranging from classic cashmere and casual cottons, to refined wools and linens that are perfect for the sea.

The brand Lolli e Memmoli, created in 1993 by the Architects Ivan Lolli and Mario Memmoli, gave a new interpretation of the crystal chandelier, giving it a contemporary feel, through constant design, research and technical innovation.

The collection is sophisticated and exclusive, distinguished by a contemporary form of deconstructionism applied to the shape of the classic baroque chandelier. Lolli e Memmoli deconstruct and reinterpret its sinuous arms and curvy lines, creating essential and neat geometries that succeed in enriching and expanding the light source thanks to the clever gradual stratification of several layers of Bohemiam-cut Venetian crystals. The palette is very wide and is updated every year with new purpose-made shadings and tonalities.

Every single item in the collection is made in Italy in Lolli e Memmoli studio located in Milan; like any original work of art all Lolli e Memmoli creations come with a badge proving its authenticity. The collection is handmade and each piece is a one-off item, a piece in which crystals are assembled in a unique architecture of order and disorder: a skillfully balanced blend for a striking and exciting final effect.

The collection is constantly shown in some of the most important fashion and lifestyles magazines around the world, internationally recognized as a sign of quality and excellence with a unique product focused on enhancing the inner beauty of our homes.

Using experience gained over 16 years Lolli e Memmoli have been able to create a design icon in crystal chandeliers which has become an inspiration to many other brands.

In 1865 Walter Knoll opened a leather shop in Stuttgart. To begin with, he produced every sort of handmade seating furniture. Carpenter, upholsterer and saddler abilities were required for these creations. He became the royal purveyor to the court to the Württemberg dynasty.

In 1907 his sons Walter and Wilhelm took over the company and carried it on in the traditional way. But even so, both were looking for new ways of producing chairs, armchairs and sofas. Through the influences of the Weimar Republic and the First World War, new, modern seating furniture was created, and distinguished itself by the use of colourful materials and a functional design. In 1937 the company moved to Herrenberg. Wilhelm Knoll used the furniture at the Stuttgarter Weißenhof settlement from 1927 as his model. He exchanged springs and thick upholstery for elastic belts, thus achieving a higher level of comfort for his armchairs and sofas. His light aluminium armchairs and chairs also set a trend and were used to furnish the Zeppelins. In 1950, design production after the war resumed. The first furniture exhibition fair in Cologne was a huge success for the company.

In 1964, Walter Knolls second son, Robert took over the management. New materials and processing techniques allowed curvy and organic looking shapes. Kidney-tables and shell seats became fashionable in the 50s. In 1974, Knoll-furniture was represented at the Milan furniture fair for the first time. International orders followed. The furnishing style became more relaxed and lead to a more disorganized living area in the 80s. In 1975 the Lobby-Seating-System was created for the Tegel airport. The office furniture series Walter Knoll Office moved its way to the centre of production line.

In the mid 80s, Walter Knoll & Co. took over the company Wilhelm Knoll. In 1988 the office product line PRIMO came on the market. Modern and classic-timeless seating furniture was created on the base of traditional high quality. Established classics and new, purist designs, which could be used in public and private areas, rounded off the product range in the mid 90s. In 2001 the first new production halls in Mötzingen, near Herrenberg were christened. The buildings, by architect Hans Ulrich Benz, were awarded a prize for Exemplary building in the county of Böblingen.

Love of detail. Passion. Creativity. Promemoria has antique roots. The adventure began in the 19th century in a village on the shores of lake Como, where the Sozzi family ran a business restoring and repairing carriages for the local aristocracy.

In time, a complex manufacturing unit developed which brought together all the various phases of working; from the search for materials to the study of finishings which today is the undisputed pinnacle of décor excellence and gem among Italian and European artisans.

The world of Promemoria promotes high cultural values among a demanding and knowledgeable public, and encourages appreciation of the history of things as well as their intrinsic quality.

Starting from the historic Milan showroom, the brand has become global, and Promemoria is now present at exclusive addresses in the world’s major cities:Paris ,London, Moscow, New York, Hamburg, Munich, Warsaw and Taipei.

Robert Kuo was born in Beijing, he moved with his family to Taiwan in 1947. Kuo grew up in an artistic environment. His father, an art professor and Chinese watercolor painter, started a cloisonné atelier where Robert became an apprentice at age fifteen.

While pursuing his studies in Taipei, Kuo assisted his father in the creation of a cloisonné studio. A visit to the United States persuaded the young artist/entrepreneur that the American environment would benefit him, both personally and professionally. In 1973, he immigrated to the United States and opened a studio for cloisonné in Beverly Hills. Utilizing the influences of Art Noueau and Art Deco, Kuo introduced new shapes, finishes, and objects to cloisonné. The Kuo Gallery quickly became a favorite stop for designers seeking distinctive decorative objects for their clientele. By 1985, Kuo shifted his focus from working in cloisonné to repoussé, the art of hammering decorative relief onto metal.

A visit to Robert Kuo's showroom is an aesthetic inspiration. Its soaring, sunlit space serves as an appropriate backdrop for timeless, evocative quality of his pieces. This is reinforced by a selection of Asian antiques collected by Kuo in his travels. Elegant displays and tasteful furnishings contribute to an environment that is at once both peaceful and exciting. Perhaps Robert Kuo owes his longevity to his passion for the eternal, for forms that have stood the test of time.