Poliform

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Poliform is currently a leading player on the international furniture scene. The highly successful result of adventurous enterprise, the company has always based its vision on the search for quality by updating its lines in keeping with all that is good in contemporary lifestyle trends.
The Poliform collection is set out as a wide diversified choice and includes systems and furnishing accessories for the whole house: bookcases, complements, wardrobes, beds, kitchens, sofas and armchairs.
Poliform’s comprehensive production range carries with it the design idea of a ‘Poliform house’ with stylistically compatible component parts; a ‘global project’ for each architectural situation thanks to the exceptional versatility of its modular systems.
Poliform dedicates its creative and productive resources also to the parallel and complementary activity of large residential and commercial projects. Poliform has been heavily involved in realizations of the highest standard like London’s West End Quay and Café Royal, Amsterdam’s Conservatorium hotel, Tour Odeon in Montecarlo, the AOL Time Warner Center in New York, the Presidential Chambers of the Clinton Library in Little Rock and the Palmolive Building in Chicago.

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Poliform’s history is that of a company which, despite having achieved an international dimension, has maintained its family character. Established in 1970 as the evolution of a small artisan’s shop dating back to 1942, Poliform invested in new production technologies and the products have successfully evolved into functional and modular systems. Poliform becomes an industry: the minds behind the turnaround, Alberto Spinelli, Aldo Spinelli and Giovanni Anzani, who still head the company today, successfully blending specific technical expertise and know-how with an entrepreneurial approach in absolute harmony with the social and economic changes of the era.
The three partners play different and complementary roles within the company. The representatives of the third generation have gradually become part of the company’s fabric, each one bringing specific personal experiences and aptitudes. The aim is to ensure that Poliform maintains its family-run dimension in the future, making it the expression of individuals whose ties with the company are never separate from their own lives, passions and aspirations.

 

B&B Italia

Founded in 1966 with the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia is a leading Italian company in the international world of designer furniture for both home (B&B Italia Home Division) and contract (B&B Italia Contract Division).

The company distinguished itself from its inception for its innovative industrial approach to manufacturing in contrast to the small traditional artisan competitors typical of the sector. Based in Novedrate (Como), north of Milan, the firm’s prestigious headquarters were designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1972.

B&B Italia’s products have contributed to the history of Italian design. A history based on technology, creativity, and that inherent style that has made Italy famous throughout the world , establishing the “Made in Italy” brand that has been exported to international markets. The B&B Italia furniture collection has its roots in its ability to reflect contemporary culture and the capacity to respond quickly to the ever changing lifestyles, habits and requirements. Modern furniture elements that are distinctive and characterised by exceptional quality and timeless elegance. The result of the unique union between creativity, innovation and industrial know-how.

The internal R&D Centre that is a real hub for cultural meetings and experiences

The strong relationships with international designers and continual research, have always been key factors in the strategic development of the company. The unique elements of each product are the direct result of the on- going research, creativity and quality that form part of the DNA of the company. This approach has contributed to B&B Italia being presented with numerous prestigious awards , including no less than 4 Compasso D‘Oro prizes, the most prestigious honor in the field of Italian industrial design.

The company is present on the residential furniture market with both the B&B Italia and Maxalto Collections

The two collections have unique brands and individual identities yet express the same philosophy, namely a balanced blend of innovation and design to create products, whose unique style and elegance are unmistakable.
B&B Italia products are unique furnishing elements in which design, research, creativity and technology develop together, interpreting contemporary trends. The context however can vary, from home environments (B&B Italia brand), outdoor spaces (B&B Italia Outdoor collection) and furniture for offices/public areas (B&B Italia Project collection).

In addition to the Home Division is the “Contract Division”

The Contract Division of the company is dedicated to complete turnkey projects. The Division is service-oriented and is expert in the management and coordination of the most intricate and complex interior projects, including the engineering and development of the solution through to the logistics of supply and installation. The Division operates across a wide range of sectors including hotel/hospitality, retail, offices, public institutions and cruise liners.

The company’s international philosophy is reflected in its products and its significant and wide reaching distribution. Present in more than 80 countries worldwide, it has over the years created an exclusive network of highly professional points of sale. It has also cemented its direct presence with the opening of wholly owned flagship stores in leading capital cities around the world. Due to its leading role in terms of design, quality and prestige, B&B Italia was chosen as a founding member of the Altagamma organization. A distinguished association that brings together leading Italian companies in the luxury sector that are chosen as leaders in their fields and are expressions of the Italian culture and style throughout the world.

REFLEX

To give a new expression and a different meaning to the crystal industrial technology:
Reflex was born more than twenty years ago with this ambitious aim. Through precious lessons deriving from the tradition of the family glassworks established in the 40s, the industrial glass, so charming with its linear essentiality, is enriched and warmed by shapes and colours that, although they are topical, always refer to the inexhaustible heritage of the Venetian handicraft, with intelligence and creativity, giving life to a product unique of its kind. This company, the first one that used the Murano massive glass as a base for its tables, has always been privileging the use of high-quality materials, such as glass, marble, forged iron and wood, applying new contrasts and technological processes on the cutting edge, with a craft mastery. The results are furnishings that express the perfect synthesis of technology, design, research and tradition. Reflex collaborates with famous architects, both Italian and foreign. The most well-known are: Pininfarina, Sacha Lakic, Maurice Barilone, Andrée Putman, Arnaldo Gamba, Leila Guerra and Marco Piva. Reflex products can be admired in the historical head office in Biancade. The magnificent showroom located in the province of Treviso welcomes the guest in its spectacular glass structure of the bow window realized using technologies coming from the naval industry. The entire structure is characterized by extraordinary lightness and brightness, distinguishing elements which refer to the products conceived and produced in it.

Edra

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Edra is a company with a unique history. It is a recognized leader, in the vanguard of its field. It has followed its own path, with courage, professionalism, respect and character. It has created a history that will last in time, thanks to production of the highest quality, never swayed by passing fashions and trends. A path that has made it a firmly established brand and a point of reference on the international design scene.

Edra is the evolution of modern technology and artistic tradition. The production is the result of a blend of talent for invention, specialized craftsmanship, research on innovative technologies and materials. The pieces are created with such care as to become unique, unmistakable presences. Sofas and cabinets that adapt to all kinds of spaces, contemporary or traditional homes, public venues, international museums.

Cattelan Italia

THE PASSION FOR IMPORTANT THINGS
The passion for the family, for new ideas, for each project that becomes a piece of furniture, for the raw material that becomes an object, for the sea raised by the wind…. And for anything could be an icon for a reality in evolution…. Those feelings and lot more have characterized the human and professional history of Mr.Giorgio Cattelan, founder of the worldwide leader Companies in the production and distribution of furniture complements.The last of a seven-brother family, son of a famous carpenter in Thiene, small village near Vicenza, Mr. Giorgio Cattelan has grown up with the wooden flavour and the art of furniture creation. This is a tradition still alive in 5 out 6 brothers.

CATTELAN ITALIA was founded in 1979 from an idea of Mr, Giorgio and Mrs. Silvia Cattelan. They started to introduce into the market small marble complements and table in different sizes for export markets.

In 1989, in order to face market needs, the collection improved with the offer of dining tables, chairs, bookcase sand other complements. They have worked all materials – wood, glass, metal, leather – with taste and style and a important attention to the comfort.

“the house is the icon of loved belongings – says Mr. Giorgio Cattelan – is a word where everybody want to be closed to comfortable elements. The “beautiful” for me is above all “functionality”.

THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY
In 1995 Lorenzo and Paolo Cattelan – Giorgio’s sons – stared to be part of the Company supporting their father in the management of the different department.

Lorenzo works on the image of the brand – as creative person as he is – and in 2002 moved ion Tuscany – in the region of the Chianti DOCG wine – to manage a huge vineyard and an agriturismo in centenary farm.

After buying in January 2011 of the famous Florentine company ARKETIPO – well known all over the world for its product sophistication, Cattelan Italia enter into the design upholstery world. At the top of Artketipo is Lorenzo supported by his father.

Paolo since the first day in Cattelan has been working in the commercial area; he is a huge expert of all markets, he travels a lot to consolidate the top partners and know new booming markets. Paolo Cattelan is today a key person in the commercial and design evolution of the company; he is protagonist of distribution, design and style choices.

A NO BORDERS BUSINESS
Today Cattelan Italia is an icon in evolution, It exports in 150 Countires in the world with more than 350 high qualified dealers; this company from Veneto is still in evolution opening new markets and consolidating the most strategical ones. It has a no borders distribution net which has the support of professional agents working in different markets. Cattelan Italia is participating in the main international exhibitions as Milan, Cologne, Paris, Valencia, Moscow, Courtrai … Very important strategical points are the product versatility, the flexibility and the saleability of the products and the decision to invest in the brand image thanks to the business and financial solidity.

THE VALUE OF THE BRAND
For Cattelan Italia the sense of living the house and furnishing is something precious and spontaneous. It is design and a lot more. It creates a functional and beautiful lifestyle that gives the emotion of the research.

Cattelan Italia represents the essentiality through the furniture, complements, colors…solid fundaments like the history of the Company.

Gallotti & Radice

Gallotti&Radice was the first company in Italy, right from the early seventies, to promote their love for the studio and the use of glass within furniture arrangements.  Other people and companies later followed suit. This fact, presently and only naturally provides an advantage, but at the same time, also signifies a sense of responsibility in light of culture and specifically, design. Gallotti&Radice is aware of this, and has presently assumed the task and role of continuing, keeping alive, the development of “genuine” glass designs. Glass, which is simultaneously extremely fragile and strong, transparent and unchangeable, light and enduring, must be tackled, by those designing architectural arrangements, with sincere respect and careful handling, with authentic poetry (which is true creativity as the Greek etymon confirms) and with intense discipline, with patience, reverence, tenacity. With love.

Glass and associated workmanship

The term glass become commonly used to indicate extremely high quality glass panels, with flat surfaces which are perfectly specular. The “float” process is used: the fused glass is drained from the oven into a watertight float. The glass floats on the liquid surface and levels out until it becomes a strip with parallel aspects.
Gallotti&Radice, with its vast experience working with glass, adopts various techniques and technologies when producing semi-finished goods which are subsequently used to achieve the end products. Two different production lines, one highly industrialised and one focusing on handcraftsmanship associated with traditions, characterise the Gallotti&Radice work cycles: on one hand, production achieved using high-level technologies and sophisticated automated mechanisms (water jet cutter, industrial grinder, sheet tempering, cleaning and translucency procedures) enable the achievement of modular and multiple components, square and simple shape sheets for serial and standard products. Keeping the tradition alive with protocols with a handcrafted feel in order to offer a customised service, providing sought after forms, exclusive solutions, relying on the experience amassed throughout the years, where expert hands work the glass with care and knowledge transforming it into a design product.

Made in Italy

Gallotti&Radice designs, creates, transforms and produces solely and fully in Italy. The end products demonstrate excellence, quality of details, finishes and forms. This is possible thanks to the experience which the Company has gathered over the years, constantly growing with a well-defined objective: to produce objects designed to withstand time.

A connection with the territory

Gallotti&Radice respects the territory in which it operates and pays specific attention, even when it comes to selecting its suppliers, which are all local, the majority of which, located in the large district of Brianza, which for many years has been working in the furniture sector, with mastery and excellence.

Consideration of the environment

Glass, aluminium, steel, represent the main materials which characterise Gallotti&Radice production (100% recyclable materials). One of the most important advantages of glass in terms of sustainability is, quite different from other materials, it can be fully recycled.  The collection, separation and transportation may influence the feasibility and environmental impact of the glass recycling. The levels of contamination determine whether the glass will be used to produce floats, containers, fibreglass or aggregates, an aspect to which Gallotti&Radice pays lots of attention.
At the same time, the collection, separation, recovery and disposal processes of aluminium, steel, brass, paper and cardboard and all other workmanship rejects are handled with extreme care.
The awareness of ecological matters and respect for the environment was heightened in 2010 when Gallotti&Radice created a photovoltaic panel system which guarantees production of clean energy, producing 86,500 KWh per year