A line of Mondaine watches is heavily influenced by classical Swiss railway clocks, called the Official Swiss Railways Watch/SBB, to a design licensed from the Swiss Federal Railways since 1986. This design, by Hans Hilfiker, originated in 1944.
The original movement was unlike other watches and unique because of the following fact: By spreading 58 seconds over the 360 degrees (rather than the usual 60 seconds), the second hand comes to a complete stop at the 12 numeral for two seconds, giving the illusion that time has stopped. Then, the minute hand advances one step and the second hand starts a new cycle. However the company stopped making models with this mechanism around 2001. In 2013, a redesigned model was launched under the name stop2go. In keeping with how the movement itself works, the crown is shaped like a rocker switch that you flip back and forth instead of winding. This element is as practical as it is distinctive.
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.
Established in 1985, ZACK in Oststeinbek near Hamburg, with its cooperation partners ZACK BeNeLux and ZACK Scandinavia, is one of the leading European providers of specialized ranges in the stainless steel home accessories segment. Every year, the design label presents its extensive collection featuring trendsetting new products to an interested trade public at the major international trade shows in Frankfurt, Cologne, Paris, Birmingham and Milan.
Italian architect, Tiziana Redavid, got inspiration for her range of stainless steel jewelry when she visited a friend who manufactured industrial springs.
Taking samples, she viewed them with her fresh imagination, and was struck by the similarity with African ornamentation.
She uses African design for her inspiration. Molla is Italian for spring and she has taken this as her trade mark.
Tala is a young British lighting brand with a mission to create exquisite products that have a positive impact.
Guided by the founding promise of Conservation Through Beauty, Tala want to accelerate the low carbon economy with thoughtful product design and transparent practices.
The company was founded by four friends at the University
of Edinburgh with a shared passion for design, technology
Tala's distinctive design rubric combines classic decorative qualities, British industrial influences and pioneering LED technology. What makes a Tala bulb unique is its uncompromising focus on both design and sustainability.