Henge is a relatively young company in the Italian market, who already gained international recognition and love around the world! It was born in the heart of the Veneto lands, embracing a rich heritage of excellent craftsmanship, and the highest expression of Italian know-how.
All objects created by Henge are very distinctive by design and materials, and have a strong personality, adding character to the space and breaking the routine.
One of my favorite chandeliers from the Holland design company MOOOI is the model Heracleum III, part of the Moooi Lighting Collection. It was designed by Bertjan Pot in 2010, an airy LED lamp inspired by the flowering plant of the same name. The white leaves grow from one branch, creating a blossom of branches, making it look naturally. The structure is powered by Electrosandwich, a coating of conductive layers on the branches, creating a clean silhouette.
Edra is an Italian company of Tuscan origins, born in 1987. The nickname has ancient origins and it is quite suggestive. To fully understand the concept that stands behind, we must go back in history and enter the stately home of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Inside those villas, there was a special room called “esedra”, filled with comfortable sittings, a special space dedicated to welcoming guests and having long conversations. By taking the name “Edra”, the Italian company associates its mission with offering the best sittings ever, uniting technology with comfort, and creating elegant and timeless products we can enjoy every day.
Like many success stories we’ve heard before, FLEXFORM started as a family business in the sixties, in the Brianza manufacturing district, in the Northern part of Italy.
This region has a rich history of being a concentration of great artisan manufacturers of padded furniture since the early 1900s. Moreover, being very close to Milano city, it had access to the best creatives from the industry, collaborating with many architects, designers, and artists, and being able to create industrial designs using innovative materials way ahead of the rest of the world.
It all started in 1959 when the Galimberti brothers opened an artisan workshop, called “Flexform di Galimberti”, which specialized in the production of upholstered sofas and armchairs. In the following years, their furniture pieces were present inside the most prestigious villas and historical palaces from Milano to Lake Como, becoming a well‐known name in the industry.
Schiapparelli was born in a family of aristocrats of Italian origins, descendants of the Medici family. At a certain point, she transferred to New York, and then to Paris, where she encountered Paul Poiret, whose garments inspired her to become a designer. She began as a freelancer designing sports garments. Her first international recognition arrived when designing a knit pullover with a white trompe-l’oel bow motif, being featured in American Vogue.
The leather dress is offering a pinch of strong appeal and sexuality!
A dress made of natural leather (or eco-leather) is a special garment. It is a fashion statement, giving the woman a secure and powerful look, demonstrating strength and a certain status, and looking confident and sexy.
Dear readers and design lovers,
Today we will take a closer look at a true ICON among DESIGN OBJECTS, the model Soriana, designed in 1969 by the Italian architects Afra and Tobia Scarpa, is a production 100% Made in Italy by the famous company CASSINA. This sofa received many awards, among whom the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1970, being declared “a masterpiece of complexity achieved through simple tools”.
Dear Design Lovers,
After a long period of almost two years of covid lockdowns, best producers worldwide feel the need to change the focus from pure design aesthetics towards bringing more comfortable and functional solutions into our living spaces.
During this year Milano iSaloni Fair 2022, we witnessed exciting feedback: designers placed accent on upgrading the ergonomics and functionality, using eco-friendly raw materials (woods, water-based painting) and new technologic know-how of lower Ambiental impact.
The model Auto-Reverse was designed to be playful, joyful, dynamic, allowing us to change its form and style creating unique avant-garde design style always on trend! It is modern and sophisticated in details, intricated and unusual, but at same time so comfortable and easy at cleaning and maintenance.
The best choice for young long-legged Ladies!
In 1951, the Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga presented a cocktail balloon dress, completely changing the usual silhouette of a women’s dress.