The author of PAPILIO is the famous designer of Japanese origins Naoto Fukasawa, who signed products of simple beauty and ergonomic forms for many prestigious brands of international fame, as the Italian producer company B&B Italia.
Vincent Van Duysen, born in 1962 in Belgium, graduated in architecture in 1985, starts immediately working in Milan, collaborating with Cinzia Ruggeri and Studio Cibic-Sottsass Associates. Later, in 1990, he will open his own study, concentrating on architecture and interior design, but also in industrial design, creating exquisite furniture pieces for most important brands from the industry, such as B&B Italia, but also being the Art Director for Molteni&C and Dada, other two Italian brands of international fame.
His projects and design items are all signed by pure shapes, clean design, using natural materials making them TIMELESS.
On creating this masterpiece, have worked together two young and talented designers Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi, husband and wife. Coming from different cultures and having different backgrounds, Nipa from India, while Jonathan from Scotland. Together they have beautifully merged the best of both, implementing visual beauty, industrial precision, technological materials, and versatility. Their products are distinctive by functional qualities, architectural forms, and pleasant tactile feelings. The duo has created works for leading manufacturers of design furnishings, like B&B Italia, Moroso, Cappellini, and other international brands.
The armchair Do-Maru takes the name after ancient samurai armor, constructed with rigid leather plates. It is distinguished by exquisite modern design with a futuristic appeal and ergonomic forms, nothing better for a stylish home office or a modern minimalistic living room!
Being of Italian origins, Antonio Citterio, is one of the greatest names in the field of furniture and industrial design! Graduated in architecture at prestigious Politecnico di Milano, since 1972, he has collaborated in the field of industrial design with many international brands, among which are Kartell, Hermès, Flos, Flexform, Vitra, B&B Italia and Maxalto, another brand inside the mother-company B&B Italia, and many other.
He won twice the prestigious prize Compasso D’Oro, in 1987 and 1994, and has created hundreds of models, distinguished by innovative design, unique finishing, and exceptional ergonomic shapes.
One of his most recent creations is the chair Iuta designed for the Italian furnishing company B&B Italia in 2012, becoming almost immediately a Best Seller.
The author is a well-known French designer and architect, Jean-Marie Massaud. He collaborated with big names in the fields of design and fashion, such as Poltrona Frau, B&B Italia, Lancôme, Dior (to name a few), and twice was named DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, in 2007 and 2009, at Salon Maison and Object Paris – an international fair for home design objects.
Among his most famous creations is the chaise-longue Terminal 1. It has a linear and minimalistic look, perfectly suited for a lounge room/waiting area or a living room.
Being of Dutch origins, Gerrit Rietveld is one of the most singular representative figures of modernism of the De Stiji movement, who designed several iconic pieces of furniture, among whom was the armchair Utrecht, a shape focused on comfort and relaxation.
The Zig-Zag chair is one of the first examples of a cantilevered solid wood chair, formed by four flat pieces of wood joined in sequence to create an extremely sophisticated design, reminding the Z-letter, that would mimic the way a human sit.
This dress style was made for leisure time and casual style wardrobes.
The T-shirt dress made of good quality softly knitted cotton is one of the best and most comfortable style dresses for the summertime! Its shape is simple and lightweight, gives youthfulness. Makes a woman feel stylish even when going to the beach or for grocery shopping.
Looking through historical archives and books on fashion history, we encounter this silhouette dress on ladies of high society in France from the XVIII century. But true popularity it gained at the court of the English Queen Victoria when ladies started to sew it over the dress body top. Then for a long time this silhouette was forgotten.
It was reborn in the Forties of the last century thanks to Cristobal Balenciaga, being of Spanish origins, he used this application detail (called later “basque”), which to be honest, was a detail applied on men garments from the region of Basque, in Spain. Later, in 1947, Christian Dior borrowed this element to create his timeless “New look” style dress. Since then, a dress with such application detail was mainly associated with these two big couturier designers. Today it has a new vibe, more statuary and architectonical, and one of the most recent designers that brought the BASQUE/PEPLUM dress on-trend in the Fashion House Givenchy, look at the runways for SS-2022 ready-to-wear collection.