In 1764 King Louis XV of France gave permission to found a glassworks in the town of Baccarat in the Lorraine region in eastern France to Prince Bishop Cardinal Louis-Joseph de Laval-Montmorency (1710-1802). Production consisted of window panes, mirrors and stemware until 1816 when the first crystal oven went into operation. By that time over 3000 workers were employed at the site. Baccarat received its first royal commission in 1823. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world. In 1855 Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris. Baccarat first began marking its work with a registered mark in 1860. The mark was a label affixed to the bottom of the work.
Naarden, The Netherlands
William Brand graduated at the Utrecht School of Arts in The Netherlands as an architect. He is the designer of all new collections. Autonomy remains at the very core of his artistic and personal existence. A mix of affection for craftsmanship, love of experimenting with new materials and techniques and respect for times gone by result in innovative designs. This leads to yearly introductions of new collections. His designs radiate passion and emotion, and leave a long-lasting impression.
Contardi features over thirty years of experience in the production of decorative lighting fixtures. Specializing in contract applications, the brand has become a go to lighting solution for interior designers and high-profile clientele and is now widely known on the international level. Contardi goes beyond fashions, pursuing a constant attention to features, quality and customer needs. This philosophy has resulted in products that are characterized by an unmistakable, yet discrete signature, suitable for any occasion or environment. Years of experience and flexibility in customization make Contardi’s collection a creative starting point for architects and interior designers seeking the highest standards of quality and design aesthetics.
Designed in Australia
Whether you’re creating a custom fireplace feature, renovating an existing fireplace, or looking for an out-of-the-box solution, EcoSmart Fire have an ethanol fireplace to suit your needs. The EcoSmart Fire collection of ethanol fireplaces is incredibly versatile and gives you absolute design flexibility to create exactly what you want, without any hassles or restrictions.
Established over 65 years ago
With its strong Italian roots, over its 65 years of history, EMU has developed an international awareness and interest that make its outside furniture collections suitable for every situation, in both the business and the private sector, in settings with different styles, from Northern Europe to Australia, from European Mediterranean countries to North America, from South America to Asian countries.
Founded by Vittorio Livi in 1973, FIAM designs, develops and produces items of furniture in curved glass, creating them through a combination of craftsmanship and industrial processes, actually merging tradition and innovation, hand-crafting and design.
Flexform was founded in the furniture manufacturing district of Brianza, in Northern Italy. This is where the unique worldwide phenomenon of design Made in Italy began, in the 1960s. A territory where the history of many small crafts workshops working with wood, metal and upholstery since the early 1900s intertwines with that of the great masters of Italian design, trained in the School of Architecture in nearby Milan.
For fifty years Flos has been crafting objects of light and shedding brightness on generations of dreams. For them, light is the substance for expressing new ideas and illuminating unexplored emotions. Flos write the future, reading their past and expressing the present, in a continuity of positive challenges and bold choices that have shaped their image and identity.
With a long family tradition, the company has been treating leather and saddle leather since 1921 with dedication, mastery and experience. Frag cultural and technical experience has gone hand in hand with continuous research, an ever-increasing expertise even when it comes to treating materials other than leather and saddle leather and valued by the creativity of international designers.
Cermenate, nr. Como Italy
Two minds, one ambition, one desire. The will to create, transform and interpret. A shared passion: for glass. This is how the ideas studio was born. It was 1955. Pierangelo Gallotti and Luigi Radice established an artistic space dedicated to glass decoration. Tradition and innovation came together to enable small-scale yet precious production. The first pieces included lighting appliances, furnishing items, mirrors. They were all one-off pieces. They were all made exclusively by hand.
Beauty through simplicity – revealing a unique identity. Gardeco could be considered an art publisher – or editor – that represents artists and craftsmen. It’s where new ideas in art meet high-end decoration. Gardeco is a success story that deserves to be in the spotlight.
The products manufactured by Giorgetti are a prime example of Made and Manufactured in Italy. Starting from design, creativity and style, up to the actual production, the entire production process is entirely made in Italy by highly qualified personnel having great skills in the furniture sector.
Ivano Redaelli does not only offer simple linen collections or furnishing complements but a real and exclusive interior design concept, result of a continuous research aimed to exalt the quality and to lead the excellence of Made in Italy at international level.
Light is a matter of balance between atmosphere and functionality. That is how Penta lamps are: fusions of architectonic and formal essential elements, that grant a perfect lighting together with a timeless elegance. You can feel the growing experience of Penta in its rich collection of lights, that merge materials with different characteristics. The result is a living light, that creates a new space to live and models itself according to the different needs. Design therefore, but in the broadest sense, as light, space, movement and sensations.
Poltrona Frau was founded in 1912 by Renzo Frau. The company name combines the Italian word for armchair, “Poltrona” and “Frau,” the last name of its founder. In 2004, Poltrona Frau acquired noted Italian furniture company Cappellini, and the Poltrona Frau Group now includes brands Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Cassina, Alias, Nemo Lighting, Ceramica Flaminia and Fish Design.
Everything‘s born from the love of the wood. The solid wood, worked with the craftsmanship of those who know how to turn a log into a piece of artwork. Porada has its origin from this passion. It was established in 1968 by Luigi Allievi with the aim of expanding the production of chairs, started in 1948.
Established over 20 years ago
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.
Rimadesio was founded in 1956 by Francesco Malberti and Luigi Riboldi. Rimadesio produces systems for sub-dividing environments and for the architectural definition of internal spaces. Doors, sliding panels, shelving units, walk-in wardrobes and a collection of complementary furniture: an offer which is constantly increasing in size and which is forever evolving its style.
With crystal, one of the most ancient materials in human history which has always been synonym of wealth and style for the owner, starting from the aristocratic Egyptian families portrayed in hieroglyphs with their glass trinkets, Fiam Italia has conquered the most famous homes of the world, becoming fertile ground for the ideas of the most prestigious designers and brands recognized by a particularly attentive and refined audience.