There is no better place to pursue a truly superb design education than Milan, the world’s capital of fashion and design. In this amazing and inspiring city, you will be immersed in a stimulating artistic culture and a thriving commercial design industry. It’s a creative environment like no other. Each spring, the design world descends on Milan for Salone del Mobile, the city’s annual celebration of all things furniture and decor. It’s the perfect stage for design brands showcase all their Italian culture and singularities.
A new generation is already gaining the formal and practical education that will continue the company’s evolution. The true alchemy, though, comes from a balance between two seemingly opposite concepts, modern and traditional. Anywhere in the world, people who want to invest money into creating a beautiful house with beautiful decoration value, and expect, timelessness – timeless elegance, quality, and service.
A union among old handcraft traditions, experience and creative energy that has developed and grown up in time, nourished by an endless passion for what is beautiful, well done, thought and carried out in order to convey emotions.
Baxter furnishings are chosen carefully and with regard to long-term trends. Their combinations convey natural color variations and provide a harmony of tones. The company looks back at years of collaborations with internationally renowned designers like Paola Navone, Piero Lissoni, Roberto Lazzeroni and many more.
The highest class materials and artisanal expertise and know-how allow Fendi Casa furniture to develop their luxury furniture. The Fendi Casa collections include Contemporary, Live, Dine, Sleep and Relax. These sophisticated collections are ideal for elegant collections made up of luxury tables, chairs, armchairs, sofas and beds that have finesse and class.
Perhaps the most definitive part of Roberto Cavalli Home is designs themselves. Translating design flourishes such as animal print and white leather into a whole new medium, the home pieces take the spirit of the fashion collections and then build upon them as a foundation, morphing them and giving them a new lease of life as fine furniture, wallpaper and soft furnishings so that your home can be every bit as innovative as your wardrobe.
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Visionnaire Home Philosophy
All the way from Milan to Manchester, Visionnaire can be found in the Elite of showrooms. Uniqueness, modern style and a vocation for Made in Italy are the founding values of the Visionnaire brand, which has been able to rapidly gain leadership on the international luxury design scene, no longer understood as merely a furnishing project, but rather as the offer of a “total look” customized in every detail.
Edra Spa makes expert use of the skills which are present in the area and succeeds in developing innovatory products, revolutionizing in some instances the traditional production of padded furniture. The continuous, close dialogue between Valerio Mazzei, his “interface” Massimo Morozzi and the designers have produced some emblematic pieces which have become icons of contemporary design. Welsh Ross Lovegrove, Peter Traag, and of architecture, such as Zaha Hadid.
Gianfranco Ferré Home
Gianfranco Ferré Home, a style that goes beyond trends, where elegance is always the protagonist, in a perfect combination of classic taste and contemporary appeal. Among endless inspirations and unexpected interpretations, Gianfranco Ferrè Home collection pieces give life to unique settings with a rarefied and sophisticated atmosphere.
Longhi is a company whose core focus is contemporary living. While mindful of changes in taste, its manufacturing roots run deep. The variety of items it offers furnishing accessories, sliding glass room dividers, doors for interiors, sofas, is the result of a consistent global, corporate strategy that influences every aspect of the production process.
Molteni & C
Molteni & C furnishings incorporate a wisdom gained from a long artisan tradition and an innovative technological quality that is practical without being ostentatious. When we talk of Molteni & C we speak of a hidden quality; that is, the technical and functional quality of the materials that are present, though often invisible, in its furniture.
A brand that is internationally recognized for the high quality of its upholstering. Special products and full suits of furniture for its demanding customers, people that were looking for luxury products.
The Poliform collections designed both for the day and night areas are known for being comfortable to use, elegant in terms of form and created with meticulous attention to detail. They decorate interiors with style and interpret contemporary living using words such as comfort, discretion, elegance.
The objects that Il Laboratorio dell’Imperfetto designs and creates in its workshop in Italy are both unique and exclusive, characters which are implied by the brand name’s allusion to the imperfect. Fiberglass is the main material they have chosen for the creation of these works because it is light and resistant to any weather conditions, so suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
A next-generation design brand that aims at producing affordable, injection molded plastic furniture and objects. Known for his best-selling products, Stefanoo Giovannoni asked well-known creatives Andrea Branzi, Gabriele Chiave of Marcel Wanders studio, Richard Hutten, Nika Zupanc, and front to contribute with their designs — from chairs to lighting to vases.
Over the years, the company has enlisted a range of designers, among them Studio Job, Alessandra Baldereschi, and Diesel Living. Their bold images of, say, a toad in a hamburger bun, or a bar of soap with a bite taken out of it—are emblazoned on everything from tabletop items to tea towels, with vibrant background colors.
The BD Barcelona range includes pieces designed by some of the most widely recognized designers in the world, including contemporary designers. BD Barcelona valorizes the sublime, the unique and the intensely beautiful. They pay homage to the old masters and the new and have helped to propel the careers of canonical designers such as Jamie Hayon and Doshi Levien.
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