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Ado Chale

Ado Chale (Belgian, born 1928) is a Belgian artist and designer best known for his exquisite mosaic inlays. Pieces of wood, minerals, or bone are sliced, arranged, and coated with resin to form the opulent surfaces. His furniture and domestic objects reference the natural world not only through the use of precious stones, metals, and organic materials, but also through the textures, patterns, and forms they express.

His work has been exhibited at the Ixelles Museum in Belgium, in France at the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy and the Palais des Papes in Avignon, in Japan at retail chain Seibu’s contemporary art museum and some of the most important private art collections in the world.

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Agnes Sandahl

The Agnes Sandahl Atelier sits in Vallauris, also known as the “Cité des Potiers”, in the heart of the French ceramic world, where artists such as Picasso, Braque and Cocteau created their ceramics. Set inside an old pottery manufacturer, the factory hosts one of the village’s oldest kilns, built in 1850, now part of the historical legend of Vallauris. Today, Agnes presents her own unique pieces in this historical workshop, from sculptures to colorful art of the table. Her work also includes commissions of table settings for Michelin Star chefs such as Joel Robuchon and Eric Frechon, as well as royal families across the globe. Tables created by Agnes are spectacular “Mises en Scenes”, true promises of magnificent meals to come.

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Alicja Podgorska Birkner

Alicja Podgorska Birkner, born 1960, is a contemporary sculptor based in Munich, Germany, working with stone and ceramics. Her goal is to create a soothing and almost meditative effect on the viewer with her sculptures. The artist sees herself as the tool for the material manifestation of the sculptures. Her sculptural works are organic shapes in the first place, partially with "step" forms or consisting of multiple parts.

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Angelo Brotto

Angelo Brotto (born 1914, Venice) was a Venetian designer and artist who is known for his work as a lamp designer and for his work with glass. He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia in 1941, and immediately thereafter, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned him to paint frescoes in Montenegro. During the late 40s, he created pieces in Venice for Peggy Guggenheim’s collection, and during his career he won many design and art awards, including awards in Bergamo, Cremona, Suzzara, and Verona, as well as at the first Exhibition of Engravings in Rome.

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Aristide Najean

Aristide Najean (Paris) is a Parisian artist who arrived in Murano in 1986 to study the Venetian island's renowned, centuries-old glassmaking techniques. Originally a painter, he saw glassmaking as an extension of this, and it became his preferred materials.

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Arne Quinze

Arne Quinze (Belgium, 1971) is a Belgian contemporary artist, painter and sculptor. His work involves everything from small drawings and paintings, medium-sized sculptures to massive installations. Quinze was born in Belgium in 1971 and currently lives and works in Saint-Martens-Latem, a town near the Belgian city of Ghent. His early career in the 1980s was as a graffiti artist. He always questioned the role of our cities and started his search for cities to become open air museums. His work quickly evolved from Street Art to Public Art with recurring themes as social interaction, urbanization and diversity.

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Atelier Buffile

Ceramic Atelier founded in 1945 based in South of France. It had been run by the Buffile family for three generations. Each item is hand painted, one of a kind.

 

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Ben Storms

Ben Storms is a Belgian designer and craftsman who thinks in terms of materials. He prefers to start with one material and examine it unbiased. His research is done uninhibitedly, to ensure he captures all the possibilities material has to offer. By using state-of-the-art techniques he transforms them to captivating shapes that defy expectations. He has refined his craft as a stonemason, sculptor and woodworker. In his practice, he often combines traditional techniques with high-tech processes to create unique pieces of furniture with a sculptural character.

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Bitossi Ceramiche

The identity of Bitossi Ceramiche starts from the beginning of 1900’s and develops upon a productive ceramic tradition that existed in Montelupo Fiorentino starting from 1500. The Bitossi family business produces artistic ceramics, at least since 1871. The traditional production was renewed thanks to the Art Direction of Aldo Londi, a man attentive to the evolution of taste and with a natural born creative sense. Bitossi Ceramiche still is in the original factory and it is still the destination for leading design characters who are fascinated by the historical value of the company and by craft production and create unique collections which are then appreciated by collectors around the world. This attitude bound to the entrepreneurial skills developed throughout the years and to the constant research for quality product, helped to create its own identity for Bitossi Ceramiche, qualifying it as an example of Italian excellence. 

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Borek Sipek

Borek Sipek (1949-2016) Czech architect and designer. In 1983, he was awarded a prestigious architectural prize for his design of a glass house in Hamburg. The same year he moved to Amsterdam where he started his own studio for architecture and design named Studio Sipek. Borek Sipek’s creations have been put on display in numerous museums across the world including, The Museum of Modern art in New York, Umelecko-Prumyslové Museum in Prague Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Museum of Decorative Art in Paris.


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Campana Brothers

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Carlo Moretti

Established in 1958 in Murano, Venice, Italy, by brothers Carlo and Giovanni Moretti, this brand combines the century-old craft of mouth-blown Murano glass with contemporary Italian design. Clean lines, modern decorations, and clear surfaces are the distinctive traits of Carlo Moretti’s creations, which embody the union of the two souls of this versatile material: solid and liquid. Catered for a clientele of fine art collectors, each Murano crystal piece is numbered and signed.

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Dalo

French ceramists Daniel Derock and Loïc de Bailliencourt share a passion for 20th Century design and more specifically, post-war Art Deco from the 50’s to the 80’s. An archivist and a scientific mission director in their former lives, they teamed up in 2007 to create ceramic pieces that offer figurative lines and a primitive aesthetic, pushing forward values dear to their hearts, such as hope and solidarity. Creating a visual genre that conjures the Cloutier Brothers, Derval or Picasso, the duo likes to engage in various techniques: turning, molding, or ‘colombinage’ – the assembling of clay tubes to create a shape. 

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Eligo

Milanese design company Eligo specializes in artisanally produced objects that blend traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary aesthetic sensibility. Housewares are designed and curated under the mantra “Italian beauty is timeless.”Many of the designs produced by Eligo are inspired by historically important Italian craft typologies. Eligo also organizes exhibitions, creates documentary videos, and acts as a commercial agent for artisans on the global market. The company art directs tailor-made collections for its customers and serves as an interior design agency for private homes and shops.

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Fornasetti

The Italian painter, sculptor, craftsman, and decorator Piero Fornasetti cultivated a highly original style throughout his career. Awe-struck by the past greatness of Italian art, Piero Fornasetti developed an eclectic style, not confining himself, however, to the motifs of the Novecento style, which was inspired by Neo-Classicism. Instead, Piero Fornasetti also used Early Renaissance ornamental and pictorial motifs to decorate silk scarves, furniture, porcelain plates, vessels, and other similar objects. Piero Fornasetti's signature was the Lina Cavalieri's face, he used to decorate the "Tema e Variazioni" series. In 1970 Piero Fornasetti opened a shop of his own in Milan, where connoisseurs of his playful and imaginative designs can still buy them. In the 1980s, Piero Fornasetti's work was enormously popular with Postmodern designers. 

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Fornasetti | Glassware

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Fornasetti | Panels and Wall Hangings

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Fornasetti | Screens

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Geoffrey Parker

Geoffrey Parker Games has been running for over 60 years in the hands of three generations of Parkers. By the early Seventies, the Company had already established itself as No.1 in The World for luxury board games, this culminated for Chess in Geoffrey being commissioned to make the leather boxes and chessboards for the famous Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer’s 1972 World Championship battle in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Company’s expertise was required for what is widely recognized as the first World Backgammon Championship. To this day Geoffrey Parker supplies it's luxury backgammon boards for the world backgammon tournament in Monte Carlo. 


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Georges Pelletier

Georges Pelletier, born in 1938, Belgian artist and ceramist recognized around the world. His works are an exploration of the dreams and the play of light on various surfaces and materials. All the pieces he works with are integrated into the ceramic, therefore creating ceramic "light totems". His works have been exhibited and admired by collectors around the world.

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Gio Ponti

It takes a native son to build something as iconic as the Pirelli Tower, Gio Ponti’s 1960 masterpiece that soars over Milan. In 1928, the prolific architect and designer founded Domus, the influential design magazine to which he would contribute for the rest of his life. Along with building projects like the elegant Villa Planchart in Caracas, Ponti designed a number of now-iconic products, including the lightweight Superleggera chair and the curvy La Pavoni coffee machine of 1948. He was an enthusiastic leader of the post-war reconstruction, and a major influence on younger designers including Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass. In 2011, his prolific and wide-ranging career was the subject of the exhibition “Expressions of Gio Ponti” at the Triennale Museum in Milan. "Love architecture, be it ancient or modern,” Ponti said. “Love it for its fantastic, adventurous and solemn creations; for its inventions; for the abstract, allusive and figurative forms that enchant our spirit and enrapture our thoughts. Love architecture, the stage and support of our lives."

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Glas Italia

Glas Italia, established in 1972 in Brianza supported by century-long experience of the family glass factory and driven by an inexhaustible passion for glass. Research and design combined with the most advanced technology, in collaboration with internationally renowned designers, realizing the ideas of their creative talent come true. Sophistication, originality, intrinsic and formal quality are the salient features of all Glas Italia products that are equally adhered to in home, office and contract sectors.


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Hans J. Wegner

Hans Jørgensen Wegner (1914-2007) was a renown Danish furniture designer. Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant designs contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. He was a firm believer that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

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Hugh Findletar

Born in Jamaica and educated in New York, Hugh Findletar moved to Italy 23 years ago where he quickly and forever fell in love with Murano and its glass blowers. Photographer by trade with a particular interest in portraiture and being a florist as he jokingly defines himself, he worked for seven years before introducing the world and our tables to his flamboyant “Flowerheadz”. The roots of this project lie deep into his love for eternal endurance (glass being the only material to offer this to humanity) and his influences: Ancient Greece, Eritrea and banquet cups from the Roman Empire. Each head has its own character, and they are real personalities — each has a name (Tess, Chris, Tyron, Agnes and Hugh) and they all assume their Baroque essence. 



 

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Jan Vogelpoel

Combining a mid-century design aesthetic with a contemporary minimalist approach, Jan Vogelpoel’s intuitive and fervent process produces ceramic sculptures that hold an ethereal presence in any space, effortlessly reflecting connection, fluidity and strength. Each piece carries the energy of nature and the maker, and the characteristic raw finish of her work makes them highly tactile, recalling the textures of sandstone cliffs or ancient artefacts.

Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, Melbourne-based Vogelpoel has worked with clay for over 20 years, honing her skills under South African ceramicist artists Barbara Jackson and Karen Scott. After a career in graphic design, interior styling and art direction, she started working with clay full-time in 2019.

Vogelpoel has been shortlisted for the Victorian Craft Awards (2019) established by Craft Victoria, and The Design Files + Laminex Awards (2021), with her work now widely collected in Australia and internationally.


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Kiko Lopez

Kiko Lopez is a special kind of glass artist; one who embodies an artist’s sensibilities with the long-learned talents of a craftsman. Educated as an architect and industrial designer he has been combining techniques from diverse disciplines to innovate in his glass work for over 30 years. For the last twelve years he has been creating his unique tableau mirror or “shadow drawings.” Using the many techniques he has gathered from elder craftsmen, old texts, and his own explorations and developments, these are one-of-a kind objects. Kiko’s combination of rigorous craftsmanship with his own unique artistic talent appeals to architects, interior designers, galleries and collectors around the world.

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Laura Gonzalez

Laura Gonzalez is a Paris-based architect and interior designer known to create places with a remarkable identity. Never confined in one style, always inspired by many references, Laura defines her style as « chic mix and match ». Interested in art, sculpture, photography, and painting she draws inspiration in a classical world enhanced by contemporary touch. Laura founded her Parisian agency at the age of 24, while still a student at the Ecole Nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais. Since then, she’s been making a name for herself in the world of design. The head of her own company, Laura has worked with internationally renowned French Houses like Cartier, Christian Louboutin, l’Occitane, and now Leclaireur gallery.
Three different Madras armchairs are the result of this collaboration, which offers a setting for a story. “It personifies the quirky, laid-back and colorful spirit I love. You should never take yourself too seriously.” - Laura Gonzalez

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Miguel Berrocal

Miguel Berrocal (1933-2003) was an award winning Spanish figurative and abstract sculptor. He is best known for his puzzle sculptures, which can be disassembled into many abstract pieces. These works are also known for the miniature artworks and jewelry incorporated into or concealed within them, and the fact that some of the sculptures can be reassembled or reconfigured into different arrangements. Berrocal's sculptures span a wide range of physical sizes from monumental outdoor public works, to intricate puzzle sculptures small enough to be worn as pendants.

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Norman Cherner

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Osvaldo Borsani

Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985) was an Italian architect and furniture designer. With his stylish and technically innovative furniture, Osvaldo Borsani helped change the face of Italian design in the 1950s and ’60s. While still in school, Borsani participated in the fifth Milan Triennale, presenting his Casa Minima project, which earned him a silver medal. In 1953, Osvaldo and his twin brother, Fulgenzio opened TECNO, a firm that became known for its technology and research- based approach to furniture design. Borsani’s best-known and most novel pieces date from TECNO’s initial furniture lines are now included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Paul McCobb

Boston native Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was best known for what the New York Times called his “sleek, uncluttered and modular design”. Although McCobb may have been influenced by other modern designers of his day, he worked to cultivate a home-grown American style. The signal aesthetic attribute of McCobb designs is that he completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest, McCobb’s mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.

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Pavel Hlava

Pavel Hlava (1924 – 2003) was one of the pioneers of contemporary glass sculpture in the Czech Republic. He, along with other leading Czech glass artists, viewed glass art from an innovative perspective, creating a new genre of contemporary glass art.  Hlava is well-known for demonstrating the full potential of glass art using both cold-working and free-blowing techniques. Throughout his career, Hlava exhibited mainly in the United States, UK and Japan. 

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Philippe Hiquily

Philippe Hiquily (1925-2013). The French modernist sculptor, Philippe Hiquily, worked for a full decade creating abstract figurative sculpture before turning his attention in 1960 to making furniture from his favorite sculptural material, metal, as commissioned works for a handful of haute society peers. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, and is part of the most important private art collections in the world.

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Pia Manu

Pia Manu is a workshop from Ingelmunster, Belgium where Jules Dewaele, and later his son Koen Dewaele worked during the 60’s until now, working with natural stone and ceramics. The created pieces consist of primitive shapes, enhanced by the use of rough materials such as bronze, copper or slate. The minimalist approach makes its creations timeless. Their tables are rare and sought after by collectors around the world.

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Pierre Bonnefille

French artist, painter and designer recognized as ‘Maître d’art’ (Master of Art) by the French Ministry of culture in 2010. Born in 1958 in Saint-Quentin, North of France has lived and worked in Paris since 1985. The artist creates his own materials and textures made from natural pigments and metallic powders. The intensity, color and movements of light in Bonnefille's work propose a ceaseless new interpretation of colors and textures, giving his pieces a unique and particular identity. His wall compositions and home pieces have been displayed across the globe including New York, Shanghai and Paris; with commissions from prestige luxury brands including Cartier, Hermès and Loro Piana. LECLAIREUR showcases some of Bonnefille’s most emblematic series: ’Bronze Paintings’, ‘Furoshiki Drawings’ and his home collection ‘Metamophosis’. The ‘Bronze Paintings’ explore metallic textures, yet is far from traditional bronze work. Bronze stretches out in a metallic mesh  revealing moving landscapes, aquatic reflections and silky surfaces that resonate in the light. The ‘Furoshiki Drawings’ capture the three-dimensional Japanese traditional art of wrapping in two-dimensions through carbon and bronze. ‘Metamorphosis’  home collection series pays homage to geometry  and includes items such cabinets and consoles with raw clean edges.


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Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret was a visionary of modernist architecture and designer. He pioneered a new aesthetic vocabulary that placed function and order over embellishment—Jeanneret’s work imbuing the strict geometry of modernism with energetic diagonals and lighter materials like cane and wood. In the early 1950s Jeanneret joined his cousin, renown architect LeCorbusier, in Chandigarh, India, where they embarked on a massive urban-planning project, laying out the city and designing buildings and furniture. Though Corbusier abandoned the project halfway through, Jeanneret remained for 15 years as the project’s chief architect. The city remains a masterpiece of the modern vision.

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Sophie Dries

Sophie Dries (French, b. 1986) is an architect and designer, with a Degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Design from the Aalto University of Helsinki . After having collaborated with luxury interior Design architecture firms such as Atelier Jean Nouvel, Pierre Yovanovitch or Christian Liaigre, Sophie Dries created in 2014 her studio  based in Paris, and Milan since 2017. She is innovating the design space with her untethered approach to shapes and materials. Dries mixes contemporary items with old techniques and fuses radical lines with smooth design. Between luxury and raw materials, in an experimental quest around traditional materials, Sophie Dries Shares her aesthetic perception by designing essential objects. Combining radical lined and primitive forms, she collaborates with exceptional craftsmen and proposes a bold design that links elements of the present to ancestral techniques. Her style, never driven by a preconceived recipe, is always influenced by the uniqueness of each encounter and the «cosmic essence of the material.» (to quote Brancusi).

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Vittorio Introini

Vittorio Introini (b. 1935) is an Italian Postwar & Contemporary artist. A passionate architect and designer, Vittorio Introini began his design activity in the 1960s. Introini’s innovative input and desire for change characterized the cultural background of the time he was creating his furnishings. His designs always included: individual creativity, subjectivity of compositional systems and knowledge of new materials. His work was featured in an exhibition at the KANAL – Centre Pompidou.

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Von Pelt

Von Pelt Atelier is a group of designer and creatives whose members provenance, their crafts and talents are rich and varied. Most are self taught or come from a previous different discipline and location, such as graphic design and poetry from London and Spain, artist sculptors from Berlin, Italian textile researchers and craftsmen etc. All united in a common quest for originality, innovation and quality. The style has a strong narrative and the historical and cultural references are glazed with a layer of wit. Von Pelt atelier is producing ceramics, rugs, furniture, lights, installations accessories and art projects.

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Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was an Iraqi-born British architect. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in her own right. Hadid liberated architectural geometry with the creation of highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms of multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry that evoke the chaos and flux of modern life. A pioneer of parametricism, and an icon of neo-futurism, with a formidable personality, her acclaimed work and ground-breaking forms include the aquatic center for the London 2012 Olympics, the Broad Art Museum in the U.S., and the Guangzhou Opera House in China. 

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Zsolt Simon

Zsolt Simon, is a Hungarian ceramic artist. He describes his sculptures as movement studies without real forms. His goal is not to catch the forms but the process of forming. He creates the sculptures in his own advanced version of slip casting – traditionally a potter’s technique where liquid clay, or slip, is poured into a plaster mold. But Simon intentionally lets the slip leak between the cavities of the mold, forming intricate effects between the inside and outside of his sculptures. Simon's works had  been exhibited internationally, and won numerous awards, including at the prestigious International Ceramic Biennale of Korea. 

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