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.
Silversmith and designer Kay Bojesen had a very special talent. He was able to bring wood to life, and he became world-famous for creating wooden toys that had soul and an impish sense of humour. With more than 2000 pieces to his name, Kay Bojesen was one of Denmark's most prolific artisans in the 20th century. He is best known for his playful and cheerful monkeys, royal life guards and other wooden toys, but his wide-ranging production also includes jewellery, cutlery, teapots and silver goblets.
House Doctor is a family-run interior design business with its own consulting room in Denmark and dealers around the world.
The company is run by three playful siblings – Rikke Juhl Jensen, Gitte Juhl Capel, and Klaus Juhl Pedersen. They all share a creative gene and a belief in the fact that beautiful interiors enhance your passion for life.
The family trio ran a successful industrial design business for a few years. But ideas for new products quickly started to emerge – and in 2001 House Doctor was born.
Over time, new additions have arrived in the House Doctor family – people with a passion for developing the brand. At our head office in Ikast in Mid-Jutland, 50 dedicated house doctors work on tracking current trends and designing new, luxurious interior accessories for the contemporary home and other design emergencies.