Vibia is based in Barcelona, a city that loves design and culture, past and present. Vibia cultivates that and brings it to the world in their designs. Light is one of the primal forces that defines shape around us. With origin in 1987 Vibia attaches great importance to details. According to Vibia it's the details that make the product. In order to accomplish this, a large portion of the fixtures are still made by hand.
de la espada
Founded by Luis De Oliveira from Porto, Portugal and Fatima De La Espada from Madrid, Spain in 1993. Opening its first store in London in 1996. The factory is based in Mira, just outside of Porto in Portugal. Since 2007, they have collaborated with carefully selected designers across the world to produce products that fit their design aesthetic, culture and company.
De la espada designers
Autoban is an Istanbul based architecture, interior design and product design studio founded by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Caglar. Autobahn is highly influenced by nature, the rituals of daily life and the diversity of Istanbul, playfully reinterpreting the familiar through modern forms and contrasting materials.
“It’s not an overstatement to say they’re Turkey’s foremost arbiters of taste”, Wallpaper magazine.
One of Britain’s most highly respected industrial designers and a Royal Designer for Industry, Matthew Hilton has over 30 years’ experience in his field, with many of his designs already considered modern classics. In 2007, he started his eponymous brand as a place he could have complete creative control.
Working primarily in solid wood, Hilton pushes the boundaries of the material, creating sculptural yet functional designs with an elegant simplicity that belies the complex engineering.
‘Hilton has a genius for contemporary wooden design [approaching] his designs as much as a sculptor as a
furniture designer’, Financial Times How To Spend It.
NERI & HU
Neri&Hu is an inter-disciplinary award-winning architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China, with an additional office in London. With their product line, ‘neri&hu’, they seek alternatives to the normative, questioning the potential in “Chinese design”. neri&hu is the reinterpretation of the beauty in the raw material, changing perceptions through what is revealed, examining history and its path, or capturing an ordinary scene in a snapshot. Luxury modern woodworker, De La Espada partners with neri&hu.
The design studio has complete creative control, while De La Espada crafts each product to the highest standard at their own production facility in Northern Portugal.
Luca Nichetto is an acclaimed Italian designer with offices in Venice and Stockholm. His work is informed by his collaborative approach to design and deep respect for craft across all disciplines. For his furniture brand, ‘Nichetto’, he creates products with personality, distinction and versatility for residential and contract interiors. The pioneering yet classical forms highlight the unique characteristics of the premium materials and superior craft.
Colour palettes inspired by nature are applied to the selection of fabrics, materials, and combinations. Recognisable on every continent, these warm, neutral and cold tones have enduring relevance, enhancing the timeless elegance of each product. Luxury modern woodworker, De La Espada is the manufacturing partner for the Nichetto brand, crafting each product to the highest standard at their own production facility in Northern Portugal.
Jason Miller is a Brooklyn based designer born in New York and raised in Connecticut. He opened his design studio “Roll and Hill” in 2010 “to make products that appeal to the American market.”
He has an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, has worked in the studios of sculptor Jeff Koons and designer Karim Rashid and has been a art director at ad agency Ogilvy & Mather. This diverse background he brings to product design at Roll & Hill whilst working closely with and designing products for De La Espada.
Ilse Crawford heads design company Studioilse alongside her brand consultancy. A figurehead for design that puts the human being at the centre, she has a definitive approach to creating charismatic and long-lasting brands. Fascinated by what drives us, brings us together and ultimately makes us feel alive, Studioilse manifests this through brands, buildings, furniture and products. The portfolio includes award winning projects: Mathias Dahlgren restaurant, the Inn brand, Soho House New York and Wastberg lighting.
‘Crawford doesn’t have a signature style, but a signature feeling: emotional and deeply rooted to the place’,
The New York Times.
Founded by Rick & Esther Vintage in November 2010 and based in the Netherlands, conceptualised by designer Piet Hein Eek. Winner of multiple interior design awards, the brand specialises in contemporary scrapwood, concrete and tile effects. Stunning designs that are the perfect choice for stylish modern interiors.
Although Viccarbe’s roots cannot be traced back to a specific date, they are firmly planted in a deep passion for design. This project is the fruit of a shared dream, and it is a story based on friendship, humility, learning and admiration for the furniture industry.
Víctor Carrasco Berlanga, founder of Viccarbe, learned to design and create as a result of a pragmatic attitude passed to him by his grandfather in childhood, and this attitude proved to be a big help with his dyslexia.
Víctor’s fascination for objects led to him discovering, one day, a deep interest in the contemporary pieces that had recently arrived in his city, Valencia.
In his youth, he had the chance to discover design from the inside, by learning in classic furniture factories. These factories were very close to where Viccarbe is situated today.
Returning to Switzerland from South America in 1878, Moritz Ruckstuhl discovered coconut mats on the board ship that were used to provide a stable footing in wet weather. This gave him a business idea: manufacturing foot mats from coconut yarn. In 1881, he founded the Ruckstuhl carpet factory in the Swiss city of Langenthal. A year later, the company began manufacturing runners and woven door mats on hand looms. With experience of 140 years of manufacturing premium carpets and acoustic solutions, Ruckstuhl has mastered such craftmanship, producing to the highest quality, all made from natural materials.
Their credo is “Nature becomes Culture” which defines their commitment to sustainability, quality and design. They use natural fibers such as wool, linen, coir and sisal to skillfully create welcoming domestic atmospheres and contributing warmth and comfort. Be it in offices, stores, hotels or at home.