The two designers Emiel Vaessen (1958) en Gert Jan Vogel (1960) met at the Academy of Arts and Design in Rotterdam. In 1985 they started together the design agency Duo Design. Duo Design specializes in design, development and production of its own line of interior products.Simplicity of design, subtle details and the application of high quality materials lend the products an unmistakable ¨duodesign¨ signature.The collection is sold in a large number of countries and various designs from Duo Design are included in the collections of museums of modern art and design.
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.
Since its launch in April 2009, Moustache, a French publishing house in the field of contemporary articles and home furnishings, under the impetus of Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio, is forging close links in a network of complicity and expert knowledge in design fields.
An active participant in the present-day writing of the history of manufactured articles, Moustache proposes a collection which explores new approaches to production and consumption. Its articles and pieces of furniture involve their users in their own contemporary history
Frama is located in central Copenhagen in the historic and protected neighborhood of Nyboder. Former home of the St. Pauls Pharmacy established in the 1800s, the building still has it’s original woodwork and architectural elements.
The synergy between the past and present elements of the space is a direct link to how Frama defines their main interest within the creative field as a dialogue between two opposite poles; classical and contemporary approach - between digital and analogue production.
The philosophy of the following sentence is the common spirit and essence of the Frama brand.“Without a start there is no beginning”
The objects strive to become part of the next generation of design companies.
FUCHU FURNITURE, based in Hiroshima, situated in the western part of the Japanese mainland, has been inheriting history and high quality craftsmanship as a major source of furniture for many years. Based on inherited techniques and tradition, the new brand “MEETEE” has been launched to express modern ideas and interpretations through furniture.
Employing only the highest quality materials and manufacturing methods, MEETEE is focused on a new vision of contemporary furniture design tailored for modern lifestyles to the highest levels of craftsmanship.
The name DAQI is taken from a Chinese saying and means to take time to become great and mature, to emphasize that the best things in life require more dedication.