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Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro, Italy

Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro, Italy

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

Kanz Architetti- Venice Italy

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

Setsu and Shinobu Ito from Japan

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)

Jindrich Halabala-Czechoslovakian designer

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 […]

Antique Game Table: Origins and Development

Interior with antique game table

The antique game table is a fascinating and versatile piece of furniture, with a rich and varied history. Television and PlayStations weren’t always the entertainment products of choice. As far back as thousands of years ago, people played board games like backgammon on gaming tables.  Antique game tables and card tables are some of the […]

Interior Design Trends On the Rise in 2021

Interior Design Trends

2021 is a new year in many, many ways, interior design trends included. We’re leaving the turbulent times of last year behind. With that, we’re expanding into new design styles and home design trends.  Here are a few of our favorite home decorating trends and overall interior design trends, which we see growing in popularity […]

Neoclassical Furniture: Everything You Need to Know

Neoclassical Furniture

The Neoclassical furniture era is an especially interesting antique period, because the classical eras of Ancient Greece and Rome directly inspired it. In this period, which came into being in the 18th century, we see a resurgence of long-lost classical motifs, the art and style of ancient Greco-Roman domains. We also know this style as […]

Biedermeier Style Furniture: How Do You Identify It?

Biedermeier style- styylish

So you’re wondering how to identify Biedermeier style furniture? The Biedermeier period makes for an excellent first step into antique furniture, due the refined, clean lines and informal style. These all accommodate modern style well. There is simply something distinctly modern about Biedermeier furniture, despite the fact that it’s nearly 200 years old! This, coupled […]