Classicon has from its inception aspired not only to offer pieces by established figures such as Eileen Gray and Eckart Muthesius, but also to foster contemporary design and to present selected examples in its program. Naturally, the models chosen must display the kind of quality and advanced form that earns them the designation “classic”. That’s why ClassiCon is always open to new design ideas.
BLOOM! Pot, designed in 2001 by Rob Slewe and brought into production in 2003, is a good example of this aim. Since 2003 our collection has expanded substantially. The in+outdoor collection increased with models such as BLOOM! Pill, BLOOM! Bulb and a special edition of the original BLOOM! Pot: BLOOM! Xmas pot.
For every one of the million of products we use to improve the quality of our lives, there are associated
environmental, ethical and social consequences. While some products have a small environmental bearing,
others consume finite resources in vast quantities and are produced under conditions of labor abuse and
environmental damage. As mature consumer societies are increasingly dominated by (physical) abundance;
by saturation; by experiences; by virtual worlds; by individualism; by feelings of guilt and concern about the
side-effects of unbridled consumption, status is to be had in many more ways than leading a somewhat dated
lifestyle centered on hoarding as many branded luxury goods as possible. Mater - latin for mother - is a Danish
design brand and recognized and applauded as global pioneer in creating sustainable, eco-conscious, socially
KREAFUNK started as an idea between two friends. An idea that simple design and functionality can be implemented into all product designs.
With the basic idea of design and functionality the first product aSHELF came to life. Combining the simplicity of the design, and the functionality of the musicplayer, aSHELF is a product most people find interesting. All ages and both sexes.
In the future all products by KREAFUNK, will be designed with this basic idea in mind.
In 1996, Carine Jannin who was then just twenty four years old, decided to create her own publishing house specialized in the design of objects. Her singular and strategic choices, free from all archetypes, allot a central position to the independence of creation. Together with Rachel and Benoît Convers, the established designers of the label, they combine a family trio, precursors in author design. Based on audacious concepts such as the “ made in France ” and objects with dual interpretations, this publishing house blossoms independently and cultivates its differences on the fringe of insidious standardization. The Ibride creations can be recognized at a glance: their references to the animal kingdom, their destructured archetypal shapes, and the graphic stamp of their museum like style, make up their territory of distinction.