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.
Established in 1945 by the master Giuseppe Ostuni, Oluce is the oldest Italian lighting design company that is still active today. In fact, before the war there existed only Gino Sarfatti's Arteluce, which disappeared in the late '90s, while 1948 saw the birth of Azucena and Lamperti, followed by Arredoluce and Stilnovo in 1950. But for many years it was chiefly Arteluce, Azucena and Oluce that dominated the Italian scene, creating a hub for the designers - strongly engaged first in the reconstruction and later in the birth of series production - who animated the Milanese forum: Vittoriano Viganò and BBPR, Gigi Caccia Dominioni and Ignazio Gardella, Marco Zanuso and Joe Colombo.
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.
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.