In 1976, Eugenio Perazza founded the company Magis with its headquarter in Motto di Livenza, close to Venice. Magis understands it-self as a kind of production company where the differences in languages and styles of the international designers are emphasized and the determining factor for the products.
Successful products of the company are next to the famous bar stool Al Bombo by Stefano Giovannoni (1997), the bottle shelf Bottle (1994), the chair and arm chair Air (2003) by Jasper Morissonor, the Chair One (2003) by Konstantin Grcic the folding table and chair Aida by Richard Sapper (2002), just to mention a few.
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.