MR. Tomasz Wiktorski
MR. Tomasz Wiktorski, founder of B+R Studio elaborates on the status of Polish furniture industry.
Where lays the strength of Polish furniture? What is the USP of the brand?
The strenght of Polish furniture industry is a unique combination of pragmatism and crafts. Polish furniture industry ‘grew up’ in a tradition of craft practice. Craftsmen always produced furniture that suits client’s need. Furniture has never been exaggerated in a form, but it’s always taking into account the taste and financial abilities.
MR. Peter Sahlin
Mr. Peter Sahlin, cep pS Arkitektur reveals the secret of the outstanding design of Skype’s Sweden office and shares how the concept of office interior has evolved in modern age.
Explain the concept of modern office. What according to you made the drastic change in the visualization of a workplace from a formal corporate look to a casual trendy avatar?
A modern office is not a place you go to, it is what you do. The organization of an office is based on need rather than the control what you do. The new architecture of the office is a complex function of many different work situations, in order to support changing goals and visions. Ergonomical aspects becomes more important, mainly because higher cost for CBD offices, means less office space for everyone…
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Fuksas design studio, elaborates on the design story of the remarkable new avatar of Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.
What are the themes of the interior of the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and where has it drawn its inspiration from?
We wanted to imagine the project like a living fish. A manta ray that breathes, changes shape, that flexes, varies, taking light, releasing light, filtering it inside.
Marc Viardot, Marketing and Product Manager at Laufen Bathrooms AG in an exclusive interview with us, gives us an insight to the company and its latest innovations.
Raffaella Vignatelli, President of Luxury Living USA spoke to Furniture & Accessories Europe about the luxurious projects it has been undertaking from all over the world. Fendi Casa has made it mark with its exclusive lines of collection and we get to know in her exclusive interview how Fendi Casa Keeps its freshness every time.
Sandro Lopez has worked with many Italian furniture companies and firmly believes in quality work which according to him cannot be guaranteed by the award shows held nowadays. He also believes that in order to faithfully preserve the purity of a vision, the responsibility of the designer needs to encompass the entirety of the journey.
Jitrin jintaprecha from Thailand share with us his design, journey, projects and more.
A Swiss by birth, Philippe Bestenheider earned a degree in Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. With experience of working in studios both in Switzerland and the US, he obtained a Masters degree in industrial design from the Domus Academy in Milan in 2000. He has later became a workshop-tutor with Alessi and Ikea. He is now working for Moroso, Pallucco and Nilufar Gallery.
In a candid conversation with us, Philippe Bestenheider bares his heart as he speaks on his inspirations, designs and products. Read on:
Being a designer, writer, founder, lecturer – Oki Sato always believes in simplicity, story and routine. Born in Toronto, Canada, Oki Sato bagged many significant awards in his life and got involved in various activities not only in design industry but also in writing. Over the course of his career he designed many renowned projects that were examples of his choice of elegance and creativity. Recently he got huge response for his unique creative collection – ‘Kurage Table Lamp’ in this year’s iSaloni.
The effortless contribution to his passion took him to the height of the achievement. Marco Piva- the master of making masterpieces, gives life to product. Marco is such a dedicated designer that every project he designs, it produces authenticity and originality.
David Lopez Quincoces – the Milan designer who grabbed the success in short span of time, has lived in Milan and has been in association with the famous Italian designers. We were fascinated by his design, success, his life and of course his creativity, and fortunately enough we got a chance to bring him more close to you. Read on.
Based in Stockholm, Jonas Wagell is a Swedish architect and designer whose highly-praised work carries his name to as far as China and North America. Trained in graphics and print, Wagell learned about interior design and architecture from Konstfack in Stockholm. He founded his own design studio JWDA in 2008. The studio’s work is known for simplistic playfulness and clever compact living.
Over the years, Jonas Wagell has won many awards and accolades for the inspiring work that he creates. The designer himself describes his work as “clean and simplistic”. He collaborates regularly with many well-known brands such as MENU, Normann Copenhagen, From The Bay, Zaozuo and the list goes on.
FAE had a chance to interact with Jonas Wagell and know more about his design journey. Read more.
“A furniture designer with an eco heart”, Emma Olbers is engaged in creative collaborations with several major Scandinavian design brands. She is a firm believer in sustainability and strives to incorporate recyclable and reusable components in her designs. Over the years, she has worked with a variety of furniture producers such as Ikea, Ire Mobel, Tre Sekel, Eldvarm, Skagerak, and many other brands.
Delivering the concept of daring design aesthetic, exquisite design and lavish presentations making the products elegantly beautiful fused with authentic love from an owner has resulted in the establishment of a successful design house, Janet Morais. The brand from Janet Morais creates a dramatic statement and impact on the viewers. Janet felt the love for design and through the true love that comes out is manifested in her exclusive designs.
Right from the beginning, the design house has been interpreting the meaning and language of lavishness and luxury. Janet Morais is rapidly evolving itself and captivating the design industry with their glamorous projects. The devotion and sensation that can Janet Morais delivers is something very individual. We bring you to the highly desirable world of designs – Janet Morais- LOVE HAPPENS. Get ready to fall in love.
Born in The Netherlands in 1967, Richard Hutten is one of the pioneering names of Dutch design. Working on diverse projects like furniture, objects, interiors and exhibition spaces, Hutten has established a respected name for himself in the international design arena.
Starting his own design studio in 1991, the designer has gained an impressive list of clients over the years. These include Moooi, Muij, Offecct, Christofle, Artifort, Kvadrat, Moroso, and many others.
A leading name on the international design scene, Patrick Norguet is one of the most respected French designers of contemporary times. The designer has a rational approach to his projects, believing that each object of his should respond to real needs. Norguet has made a name for himself working with various brands like Cappellini, Kristalia, Glas Italia, Poltrona Frau, Alias, Pedrali and many more.
On the eve of the MAISON&OBJET PARIS show, we got an opportunity to speak to the renowned designer. Excerpts are below:
Born in Paris in 1969, Toan Nguyen is a French industrial designer. Currently living in Milan, his studio is focused on all aspects of design, from product development to art direction, in partnership with leading international companies based in Europe, North America and Asia. His recent works include products made for Dedon, Laufen, Fendi Casa, Coalesse, Studio TK, Vibia, Viccarbe, Walter Knoll, Lema, Busnelli amongst others.
Born in 1959, Christophe Pillet has been working in the design field since 1986. Today, the French designer has won international acclaim for his work across all spectrums including: architecture, objects, furniture, and art direction. Over the span of his long career, Pillet has collaborated with several world-renowned brands like Driade, Cappellini, Emu, Porro, Serralunga, Lacoste, Jean-Claude Jitrois, Moroso, Renault, Whirlpool, and many others.
CIRCU, A magical world for children, is an extraordinary design house who understands the need and has the ability to read a child’s mind. We got a chance to interact with André Oliveira, CEO of Circu who shared us many things and thoughts regarding Circu. Take a look.
From starting his career in an advertising company and then a professional cabinet maker, Mark Gabbertas’ early life has been experimental before he took up to the most glorious chapter of his life as a furniture designer. We had the privilege to have Mark Gabbertas to know more on his design journey, British design, his products and projects. Excerpts: