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.
Launched in 2010, the Plumen family has expanded to include two designs of energy efficient light bulb and five colours of Drop Cap Pendant Sets.
The Plumen 001 was awarded the Brit Insurance Design of the Year by the Design Museum in London and the prestigious Black Pencil at the D&AD awards in 2011. It is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithosonian Cooper-Hewitt Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Design Museum in Helsinki.
Mal is a young Dutch, Eindhoven based design label by Bob Copray and Niels Wildenberg.
Mal is inspired by the icons of the past that have influenced our way of looking at the world today.
By placing the icon into a new context a whole new product has arised.
After the Lounge set 1956, the 2.25 meter high lamp Lummel and the cushion set Killing me Softly, Mal now comes with the carpet Yeswecan, the exclusive MalClock Chamber NYC and the charming Sweater.
The products of Mal are cool to use indoor but some of them are also suited for domestic exterior use.