Lievore Altherr Molina was founded by Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr and Manuel Molina in 1991. Their humanist design approach is informed by the fundamental desire for pure, beautiful forms derived from the constraints of function, technology and context. Distinguished by a multi-disciplinary method that engages furniture, interior, product and package design, their work has been globally exhibited and acknowledged. They are the recipients of the prestigious National Design Award (1999) in Spain where they practice and teach extensively. Lievore Altherr Molina have created some of our most influential and beloved collections, such as Catifa, Duna and Leaf.
A multi-disciplinary practice devoted to brand, architecture, industrial and furniture design, Studio Massaud was founded in 1996 by Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet. Massaud’s aesthetic is characterized by the quest for synthesis, lightness, transparency and the reduction of the superfluous. The studio is an incubator for visual ideas that explore the delicate balance between the physical environment and the economic realities of contemporary experience. Studio Massaud is the author of many of our collections such as Aston, Sean, Fred and Ginger.
Specializing in furniture and product design, Pengelly Design was founded in London by Simon Pengelly in 1993. His studio demonstrates a pragmatic approach and an affinity for design solutions that consider function, appropriate material and production processes. Their products, such as Nuur and Babar, are distinctive in their fusion of lightness, understated elegance and timeless appeal with modular rigor.
Dordoni Architetti was established by architect and designer Roldolfo Dordoni, in association with Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni. Dordoni has vast experience in both product design and creative direction for many of the leading Italian design brands including Artemide, Cappellini, Foscarini and Minotti. Their goals are beauty and comfort informed by geometric rigor, classical reference and a flirtation with decoration. Corte is the result of our first collaboration.
After early work for the Sony Design Center and a brief stint in Milan, Ichiro Iwasaki established his studio in Tokyo in 1995. His work is characterized by smooth, placid forms and a playful sensibility that informs a wide range of products from furniture to electronics. In addition to his work with the studio, Iwasaki is a Lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts and Tama Art University. Pix is the result of our first collaboration.
Born in London, James Irvine graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 1984. That same year he moved to Milan, Italy to begin his practice as a design consultant for Olivetti. In 1987, he worked at the Toshiba Design Centre in Tokyo. At this time, he began his own design practice in Milan. From 1993 to 1999, he was a partner of Sottsass Associati Milan responsible for industrial design. His studio in Milan has worked with numerous internationally renowned companies. Distinguished visually by a geometric formalism, Irvine describes his practice as ultimately guided by a concern for the end user, an independent spirit and attention to the quality of life. In 2004, Irvine was elected RDI (Royal Designer for Industry) by the Royal Society of Arts in London.
Design Office Antti Kotilainen was founded 1997 in Helsinki. Specializing in furniture design his studio also provides product design as well as complete visual concepts ranging from graphic to spatial design.
Characteristic for Kotilainen’s design work is organic functionalism set to meet contemporary qualifications. Behind his work is a drive to refine technical issues and details – of the manufacturing process and the applicability alike – into aesthetics of the final product. His aim is to compose designs that look as effortless as they look essential.
In the best Scandinavian tradition Kotilainen has explored new ways to work with wood in numerous of his furniture designs. Since the year 1993 he has collaborated with several Scandinavian furniture manufacturers. Aava is the result of our first collaboration.