Enrique Marti & Team
Enrique Martí Associates is a multidisciplinary design studio born in March 2013 from the mind of Enrique Martí, industrial designer with a vast experience of more than 20 years in the design and product development. Our main target is to offer to all our customers a comprehensive design service from the new product development to everything about the corporate image, communication, product management and design consultancy. We think we are very fortunate to be working in what makes us happiest creating, modeling, solving problems, shaping day after day everyday items that we hope will help to make life easier, our environment much more humane and friendly, using the design just like a powerful tool at people's service.
Peter grew up in a furniture family business in Denmark. He has been involved in the furniture industry for more than 40 years, doing retail, wholesale, manufacturing, projects such as hotels, offices and homes. Peter fell in love with Malaysia the minute he arrived here more than 25 years ago. He also found his wonderful wife here.
Peter is extremely passionate about furniture and the development of different businesses within this category but POET has a very special place in his heart as he is realising his long dream of tailor making homes with the unique wishes each home creator is looking for.
Sebastian Herkner is a German designer, educated from the HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design. Having founded his eponymous studio in 2006, Herkner’s work spans itself across furniture, objects, interior architecture and exhibition design—all these permeated by Herkner’s inherent focus on merging traditional craftsmanship with a curiosity towards modern technologies and a bold approach to color, materiality and textures. Herkner has received numerous accolades, including the German Design Award, IF Award, Wallpaper* Design Award and more.
Yonoh is a multidisciplinary creative studio set up by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma in 2006. The studio is characterized by it’s simple, yet functional designs. Simplicity, innovation and originality, without extravagance, is the backbone to their design philosophy studying each small detail minutely in each of their projects. Their versatility, timelessness and adaptability are the cornerstones of the work done in their studio. During its career Yonoh has been awarded with the most prestigious design prizes worldwide as Red Dot, IF design award, Good Design or Wallpaper* Design Award among others. Clara and Alex, industrial designer by training, developed their careers separately during years until they met at a young designers exhibition in 2004. At the end of 2006 they presented their first collection as Yonoh, an ambigram that represents the bucephalus character of the studio. From 2014 they collaborate as associate teachers with the Cardenal Herrera CEU university in Valencia and give lectures and workshops around the world promoting the Yonoh way of work.
Steffensen & Würtz
Steffensen & Würtz is a collaboration between the two designers Thomas Steffensen and Pia Würtz Mogensen. With an honest approach to design we strive to create design that pokes your boundaries and creates value in your everyday life. We love challenging our creative and methodological approach in order to create products and furniture that make sense and possess great personality. A product design should awaken your curiosity and even make you smile. We are always ready for giving you our say on tomorrow’s designs.
In our view, design is an important cultural expression. A lot of our motivation comes from seeing our work end up as relevant objects in everyday lives. Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll were born respectively in Elverum, 1976 and in Trondheim, 1965. They both come from creative upbringings; Torbjørn the son of a musician and a teacher and Espen the son of a ceramist and an architect. After graduating from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the Oslo National Academy of Art, they co-founded the design group Norway Says in 2000. Norway Says were forerunners in a greater international orientation amongst Norwegian designers – at the same time drawing an international interest to the emerging, young design scene of Norway. Norway Says culminated with the Söderbergs Award in 2007 and a 10 year retrospective exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo in 2009. Anderssen & Voll was set up in 2009. Their work spans from textile design through tableware and lighting to furniture for some of Europe’s most renowned international brands. Since 2015 Anderssen & Voll has been powering the Norwegian label Nedre Foss.
Oliver Schick was born in 1969 in Darmstadt, a small town which is one of Germany‘s most important places regarding the history of the Art Nouveau movement in the end of the 19th century. Affected by the cultural past of his hometown, he studied product design at the HBK – University of fine arts and Design in Saarbruecken. The first years after graduation, he worked as freelance designer for several studios and in 2005 he founded his own studio with the focus on furniture, lighting and interior design and since he works for outside companies such as Ligne Roset, Skandiform and Gubi. "My aim is to design products with character that are timeless and easy to comprehend. They should be simple in use, in production and even in their idea, without being boring or lifeless. In my opinion the narrative aspect of a product is just as important as its function. We are all surrounded by these creations that we use for our daily needs and it's important that they not only fulfill their technical function but also tell us a small story. It is often only minor changes or unexpected details that are needed to give a product a lively character, which sparks the associations and emotions of the user."
Susanne Grønlund is educated in textile design. She has an understanding of materials, colors and the human perspective combined with a touch of playful humour. Susanne has solved many different types of design tasks throughout the years, and for her every day brings new knowledge. She considers it to be a great privilege and experience to be able to contribute with new and exciting solutions to the everyday life. Susanne has been awarded a variety of international acknowledgements – amongst these the Red Dot Award, the Norwegian Design Council Award, the GOOD DESIGN™ Award, Chicago and the German Design Award.
Henrik Pedersen graduated as a fashion designer in 1990, but uses his education for many different types of design. His interest in mathematics and his extensive experience give him an intuitive ability to quickly figure out whether a new design will work or not. “Experience and knowledge help, but the difference lies in how you use it. You can get far with common sense and a passion for the craft.”
Note is a Stockholm-based design studio founded in 2008 working within the fields of architecture; interior; product and graphic design as well as design strategy. Our philosophy is to stand out from the crowd: “To note something, to get noticed: we are named after what we try to achieve. We like to pay attention to our surroundings, and try to create things that make others do the same. By looking at what is unique in every project and emphasizing that, we transform non-material values into tactile objects and spaces.”
Born in France, Sarah Rousselle lives and works in London. After graduating from Strate Collège Designers in 2007, she worked for design agencies in France, The Netherlands, the US and in the UK. In 2016 she founded her studio, a multidisciplinary design and creative direction consultancy. Driven by an analytic approach Sarah develops elegant functional products made from premium materials.
Jonas Wagell is a Swedish architect and designer born in 1973. The studio JWDA was founded in 2008 and is today located in a converted car repair shop in central Stockholm, but collaborations span from Scandinavia to China, Italy and North America. Wagell’s architecture work is perhaps most known for the prefab house concept Mini House (2007-2012), early recognized by Wallpaper* Magazine which named him one of the “world’s 50 hottest young architects” shortly after graduation in 2008. Today the work is primarily focused on product and furniture design, but occasionally the studio also consults with art and design direction. Jonas Wagell is trained in graphics, communication, furniture design and architecture at schools including Konstfack University College of Arts and Crafts and Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, as well as Parsons School of Design in New York City. Wagell has a former career in strategic project management and communication. Jonas Wagell’s design has been described as minimal with soft and friendly shapes. He was introduced to design through an interest in graphics, print and typography and perhaps this has influenced today’s work with simplistic and clear, but expressive design language.
Function is a cornerstone of design, but just like love is much more than the reproduction instinct, design is much more than just a solution to a particular problem. We appreciate design not only for its practical purpose, but also for what it communicates to us, for the emotions it creates, for the memories it awakes – for the story it tells us. To tell this story, the designer appeals to both sense and sensibility, and the function becomes poetry. It is this poetry we fall in love with.
“I see design as a mediator bridging the gap between art and engineering, producer and consumer, between different cultures, between tradition and innovation, rationality and intuition, logic and emotion… I believe that good design is not just a solution to purely functional problems, but about creating a message that endows objects and concepts with cultural, aesthetic and poetic content.” Boris Berlin received numerous design awards and his works are represented in collections of several design museums around the world, such as Design Museum Denmark, Trapholt, Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Vitra Design Museum and many others.
Sven Dogs was born in 1974 in Berlin and was in early years enrolled in the prestigious school, Henri Nannen Foundation. After his training as an interior decorator, he presented a study as a product designer to documentation artist Heinrich Brummack from Münster, meanwhile getting experience as a freelance designer. He has worked on projects in industrial, interior and graphic design for the European and International market. His technical skills and creativity enable him to work passionately with many areas. He transfers innovative ideas, vibrancy and experimentation into concepts in products, spaces and experiences. After several detours all the way from America to Vienna, he now runs his own design office.
Based on generations of meticulous craftsmanship and eminent design we create furniture of the highest quality in our own production facilities. For more than 60 years we have combined a Scandinavian design tradition with contemporary trends to create appealing pieces of furniture with a perfect balance between form and function. We combine sturdiness and simplicity with seductive softness and intriguing details. And our hallmark is the unique mixture of perfect design and decadent luxury.
Böttcher & Kayser
Böttcher & Kayser is a Berlin-based studio working in the fields of consumer products, furniture, lighting and interior design. It was founded in 2007 and is run today by Moritz Böttcher and Nikolaus Kayser. The studio works with international brands such as ANTA, Bolia, Böwer, Conmoto, freistil by Rolf Benz, Gejst, Johanson, Ligne Roset, Mater, Normann Copenhagen, Prostoria, RIG-TIG, Schönbuch, Stelton, Vertigo Bird, Wendelbo and Zero. While still in their studies they won the iF design award and red dot product design award. Moritz Böttcher worked at NPK industrial design in Hamburg and the Netherlands, Barskidesign in Frankfurt and from 2006 to 2008 for Werner Aisslinger in Berlin. Nikolaus Kayser (1978) is a qualified carpenter and studied industrial design at Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel. After his diploma he worked for three years as a designer at wiege Entwicklungsgesellschaft. His focus there was in the field of high-quality office furniture, especially chairs for the German manufacturer, Wilkhahn. Since founding the studio they have been honored with some of the most prestigious awards, such as several red dot and iF Design Awards, the Interior Innovation Award and the RED DOT 'best of the best“. Their projects have been published in books and magazines around the world.
Toan Nguyen founded his Milan studio in 2009, embarking on a series of successful collaborations with several major brands in high-quality industry and fine craftsmanship in Europe, North America, and Asia, on furniture, lighting, ceramics, as well as on technological products. Toan Nguyen combines auteur design and the demands of industry with ease. Above and beyond the economic logic inherent to his projects, he strives to open up perspectives for optimization, offering each company the targeted aesthetic or functional resources they require for further development and image building. A graduate of the ENSCI (Paris) in 1995, his diploma topic presented a foretaste of his individuality: detail in architecture, focusing particularly on technology in the public arena. Over many years, he has honed this deceptively paradoxical approach during his experiences in Barcelona with Alberto Lievore and in Italy with Antonio Citterio, with whom he has co-signed many lines, for, among others, AxorHansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flos, Iittala, Kartell, Technogym, and Vitra. For Toan Nguyen design is a discipline intimately bound up with the object, in the traditional sense of the term. Priority is given to physical relationships with users— to them sitting, washing, lighting, etc.
In 2006 Luca Nichetto founded a multidisciplinary design studio in Venice, Italy, which specialised in industrial design, product design and design consultancy. From the very beginning, this studio collaborated with a number of different brands and organisations, quickly expanding its influence far beyond Venice and Italy’s borders. Five years later, in 2011, Nichetto opened a second studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Nichetto Studio has since expanded into areas such as interior design and architecture. Today, Nichetto Studio works with a variety of brands and clients from all around the world, and its expertise is sought out across all design disciplines. A deep passion for, and knowledge of, industrial and craft manufacturing processes runs through every aspect of the studio’s work. Nichetto Studio’s projects abound in carefully selected cultural references and a keen attention to detail. The practice’s unique position within both Scandinavian and Italian design culture has given Nichetto Studio worldwide recognition.