The brand Goods was founded in 1995, inspired by the human being’s ancient custom of gift-giving. Nowadays, our collection consists of prominent home accessories and small furniture by Dutch designers. These designers are both internationally acclaimed and young talents. We distribute the products as a Dutch Design label.
Goods initiates the development of new products, yet other times designers approach us with an idea or design. When the product and design fit into Goods’ collection, the design is made production ready in collaboration with the designer.
Products from Goods are widely available in international museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Iceland Design Centre. Moreover, the collection is also sold internationally in design shops. Many of our products can be custom-made in small or large production runs, for example as small business presents.
The story begins in Trieste, Italy, the Adriatic port town where coffee first entered Europe, and where in 1933, company founder Francesco Illy developed the modern espresso machine. The story is still being written today by President and CEO Andrea Illy, representing a third generation of illy family leadership.
In 1924, Poul Henningsen created his influential Paris lamp for Louis Poulsen, and the origin of how we still design to shape light can directly be traced back to his views on the dualities of design and light.
Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of our products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light.