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Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro, Italy

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Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro founded the studio (a+b) in 2011 in Milan. Their aim was, and continues to be, to combine research and innovation with poetry. They specialize in space design and extreme environments, and experiment by hybridizing space and terrestrial design. They have designed in many fields: transportation design for big industry, fashion […]

Kanz Architetti, Venice Italy

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Kanz Architetti Venice Architects Mauro Cazzaro and Antonella Maione founded Kanz Architetti, a multidisciplinary design office, in Venice in 2014. Kanz engages in design ranging from restoration of residential architecture, commercial interior design, temporary design to product design. Its founders believe that a designer’s work is at the base of the construction of any complex […]

Setsu and Shinobu Ito, Japan

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Setsu and Shinobu Ito The Japanese designers Setsu and Shinobu Ito have a broad work experience in architecture, interior, product, packaging design. Setsu Ito graduated from the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 1989 and soon after started collaborating with avant-garde designer Alessandro Mendini, and later with the architect Angelo Mangiarotti. Shinobu Ito graduated from Tama […]

Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978)

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Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978) Jindrich Halabala was born in the Czech town of Koryčany in 1903. He became one of the most significant Czech furniture designers of the 20th century, having significant influence over the design trends of the interwar and postwar periods. Education Halabala began his education as a furniture maker in his father’s joinery […]

The Secretary Desk- Interesting Facts about its History

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The ‘secretary desk’ has a long and interesting history. The desk has derived its name from the French term ‘secretaire’ which literally translates to a rectangular desk (the height is greater than the width). Jean-Francois Oeben – Louis XV’s royal cabinetmaker – is believed to be the creator of the original secretaire desk. Renowned for […]

The Console Table- Origins and Development

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  The console table started off as merely a decorative furniture piece. It has gone through multiple evolutions, proving its functionality and purpose over time. Back in the day, console tables used to come with matching stools, mirrors, and beautifully intricate details, making them an absolute must in palaces and aristocratic mansions. From swinging between […]

A Short History of Antique Marquetry Furniture

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A Short History of Antique Marquetry Furniture – Origins to 18th century Antique furniture, no doubt, looks very tasteful in modern homes. But antique marquetry furniture? Now, that’s a class of its own! Dense colors, exquisitely beautiful ingrained patterns, and rich wooden textures. Marquetry furniture is always something you are bound to marvel at. You […]

Antique German Furniture Makers- Abraham and David Roentgen

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Antique German Furniture Makers- Abraham and David Roentgen Throughout history, there have been hundreds of notable furniture makers. But if you talk about the history of antique German furniture, there are two most celebrated names that you just can’t miss. These are Abraham Roentgen and David Roentgen. Abraham Roentgen and his son David Roentgen were […]