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.
Wilhelm Seibel I, establishes the Seibel Britannia Goods Factory in 1895. In 1911 the first branch factory, the Hessischen Metallwerke Gebr. Seibel. The company attains global recognition in 1936 with its Olympia Flatware furnished for the Olympic Village in Berlin.
Thanks to the very healthy economy of the post-war years, staffing increased to almost 1000. In the '50s a major decline in the flatware industry resulted in the demise of almost 90% of all German manufacturers. Thanks to the bold leadership of Herbert Seibel, a grandson of the founder, who steered the company towards design oriented products, a catastrophe was avoided for the Hessische Metallwerke. The company was later renamed to Mono.
Magis Me Too
In 2004, „Me Too“ was launched. „Me Too” is a collection of objects and furniture for children between two and six years.
The renowned, Italian design manufacturer Magis was able to engage several famous designers like Björn Dahlström, Eero Aarnio, Marcel Wanders or Enzo Mari.
The range of products offers a diverse program: furniture, accessory, toys and even children’ clothes. All products are robust, sturdy and do not set any borders for the creativity of the kids.
Children like to play, to influence creatively and to discover their surrounding and the world. Tables which they can design themselves, shelves which can always be changed or crannies for in- and outside are aiming at those desires of the kids.
Characterised by a pioneering perfect balance mechanism developed in the 1930’s and an engaging kinetic form, iconic, quintessentially British brand, Anglepoise® produces an incomparable series of practical, energy-efficient task lamps, ideally suited for both domestic and commercial interiors.