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Furniture Italian Style

Coming from solid Italian origins with an international reach, Poltrona Frau is a leader in top of the range furniture, and is a spokesman throughout the world for the values associated with the design and production of Italian-made goods. Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau has been refining its sophisticated expertise in hand-crafted workmanship through 100 years of history. This expertise, perfected through time, continues to be passed down by master craftsmen from generation to generation. Today, as in the past, this heritage of knowledge and skill is captured within each piece of Poltrona Frau furniture. The intimate and timeless elegance, the personality of each individual piece, are the fruit of the craftsman’s skill and a design that enhances hand-crafted workmanship even in the most modern forms. The manufacturing expertise has always been combined with research into materials, in order to obtain the best from leather and from the exclusive Pelle Frau® leather, modernising them while keeping their original, natural softness, warmth and tactile qualities. The same care and passion is also devoted to the most innovative and technologically materials.

Cassina is another brand that has consolidated their reputation thanks to their Italian style and materials.

Cassina, founded in 1927, launched industrial design in Italy during the 50’s. The company was pioneering in the way it showed a striking inclination for research and innovation, working side by side with important architects and designers with differing backgrounds and encouraging them to envision fresh designs, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company today. Cassina’s identity lies in an innovative fusion that closely links technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. In 1964 the Cassina I Maestri Collection began with the acquisition of the exclusive worldwide rights to produce four models designed by Le Corbusier (who was living at the time) together with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Over the following years this collection has exclusively brought together some of the most iconic furniture by the great architects of modern classics working in close collaboration with the heirs and official foundations (Gerrit T. Rietveld, Charles R. Mackintosh, E. Gunnar Asplund, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand and Franco Albini). Today many important Italian and international designers and architects collaborate for the Cassina I Contemporanei Collection including: Mario Bellini, Rodolfo Dordoni, Piero Lissoni, Vico Magistretti, Luca Nichetto, Gaetano Pesce, Gio Ponti and Philippe Starck. This transversal culture of absolute quality defines the uniqueness of each Cassina piece. In June 2013 Cassina acquired Simon, the historical Italian furniture design brand founded by Dino Gavina and Maria Simoncini: two pioneering companies united today by an experimental approach and the expression of the relationship between culture and production. Cassina SimonCollezione, inserted in the Cassina I Contemporanei Collection, brings together renowned names such as Carlo Scarpa, Marcel Breuer and Kazuhide Takahama.

Our journey though the best of interior design continues with Cappellini.

Established in 1946, synonymous with cutting edge design and contemporary springboard for bigger  international designers, Cappellini produces pieces of furniture innovative and high quality. The collection  Cappellini, characterized by stretches of experimentation and exploration of new ways of living, makes it possible to  furnish the entire home environment, from the living room to the study, the bedroom, but also contract spaces such as  lounges, hotels and restaurants; many of these products have become icons internationally recognized and  exhibited in major museums around the world such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the  MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Creator of the uniqueness of the company and emblematic figure in  international design is Giulio Cappellini, which is universally recognized the role  of talent scout for young designers, then launched by the company: some examples Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson,  Nendo, the Bouroullec brothers and Marcel Wanders. Giulio Cappellini personally controls the image and  products Cappellini both as art director and as a designer and was recently elected by the magazine  «Time» as one of the most influential trendsetters the world of fashion and design. Cappellini is present  worldwide with flagship stores in Milan, Rome, Paris, Brussels, New York, Los Angeles, Manila and  stores group (with Cassina and Poltrona Frau) in the major capitals of the world including Asia and South  America. Its headquarters is at Meda in Brianza.

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