Adorno Publishing has carved its own niche as an innovator in the digital media space. Founded in 2012, the company focusses its activities on interior design. Based on a keen understanding of e-commerce, the publisher's Adorno Magazine website combines the stylish features of a traditionally printed interior design magazine with the technology to shop on any device, any time, any place.
Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers
Arjo Wiggins is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of technical and creative papers. Established worldwide, in Europe, the Americas and Asia, the Group develops and markets products focusing on two sectors: image enhancement and security protection.
Contract Corporativo & Hotelaria
Founded by an architect, a designer, a marketing expert and a finance administrator, Contract Corporativo & Hotelaria advise their clients on all aspects of hotel projects. The consultants have developed tailor-made solutions for clients in Brazil, the US, Germany, Portugal, Venezuela, Argentina and Angola by providing an extensive portfolio of services, ranging from investor recruitment and construction supervision to interior design and decoration.
One of many examples for Contract Corporativo & Hotelaria’s award-winning work is the Pestana Palace in Lisbon masterminded by architectual partner Jaime Morais – a 5 star hotel in a 19th century palace that is classified as a 'National Monument'. The Pestana Palace hotel is a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World'.
ERA creates contemporary interiors, products and furniture. The company's holistic approach to environments and products is founded on a strong analytical methodology.
It is an approach that has attracted a fast-growing portfolio of industry-leading clients, including airlines, manufacturers, major brand retailers, a global financial services business and a Premiership football club.
Cartiere Miliani Fabriano was founded in 1264 and is unique in the paper industry. The company has driven the development of quality papers for centuries and is credited with the invention of the watermark.
Producing exclusively uncoated wood-free papers, the company has become a market leader in office papers, security and banknote paper, drawing papers for students and artists, paperboard for printing and packaging, and paper for special editions.
Fabriano is one of the most respected and recognised brand names in Italy. In order to promote the brand to a wider audience including foreign visitors, three shops in Milan and Rome were set up to sell the Fabriano Collection of fine stationery items.
Fedrigoni Cartiere is a specialist paper company targeting the communication graphics and converting industries. Since its foundation in 1888, Fedrigoni has specialised in fine paper for printing, editing, labels, bookbinding, packaging and paper products.
While this remains very much at the heart of the business, the company continually creates new paper processes and technologies that satisfy the ever changing aesthetic and technical demands of the market.
Fedrigoni Group is one of Europe’s largest and most established special paper enterprises. With approximately 2,000 members of staff, the Group manufactures and distributes a wide range of fine quality, technically advanced paper and paper-related products. Through a network of distribution partners, Fedrigoni Group delivers to customers in more than 100 countries.
Giuseppe Fedrigoni founded his first paper mill in 1717 and the business has been in the family ever since, becoming properly industrial in 1888. Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, the Group continues to take the long-term view of the future.
Full House has been set by a group of families with young disabled adults. The organisation develops a new concept for living with disabilities away from the well trodden path of institutionalised care. The project is supported by the charity von Bodelschwinghschen Anstalten Bethel.
Gilò is the club that was missing in Florence. A welcoming place for those who are looking for a refined atmosphere with live music, excellent drinks and exquisite food until late.
Gilò is the vision of Gianfranco Lotti, a Florentine designer and craftsman, who established his Gianfranco Lotti brand of fine leather goods in 1968. He dreamt of opening a space in Florence where one can enjoy the authentic atmosphere of an Italian piano bar.
GuM specialises in design for galleries and museums and aims to create an stimulating and memorable experience across all ages and abilities. The company offers clients the complete service from the initial idea, to the first visitor through the door.
With a strong background in architecture, GuM brings the display and building together, whether it is re-presenting an established collection in an existing building or presenting a new collection in a new building.
IDZ Internationales Design-Zentrum Berlin
The association was set up in 1968 as an international meeting point for culture and industry 'to enhance the design of manufactured products'.
The IDZ organises design related events and offers advisory activities for its members, as well as relaying work opportunities to qualified designers.
Their reference library contains more than 10,000 important publications from the area of design including graphic design, communication design, interior design, architecture, marketing and corporate identity.
True to Thomas Manss & Company's developed proposition 'The best of international lighting. Made in America', Inter-lux has curated a collection of lighting products that represents the best in international lighting design and performance.
The company's 'Tools for Lighting' bring superior design and high-performance lighting products to domestic and international projects anywhere in the world. The fact that these products are increasingly produced in the US underlines the seamless service the company offers its American clientele of architects, lighting designers and specifiers.
Jennie Moncur studied at Goldsmith's College, University of London (1984) before specialising as a tapestry weaver at the Royal College of Art, London (1986).
Since then Jennie Moncur has built a portfolio of unusual versatility, commissions include: thirty tapestries, painted fabrics and rugs for Jardine Insurance Brokers (now JLT Risk Solutions); twenty two painted railway bridges for Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, and woven tapestry stall cushions for Lambeth Palace Chapel; gun-tufted wall hangings for Portcullis House, Westminster as well as private commissions.
Marchesi Antinori Spa
The history of Italian wine company Marchesi Antinori Spa can be traced back to 1385, when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the 'Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri'. 26 generations of the family have been closely involved in managing the business with an unwavering respect for the tradition and the land.
Today, the company is run by the Marchese Piero Antinori, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. The focus on tradition, passion and the courage to innovate have made Antinori one of the best known Italian producers of fine wines with 'Super Tuscans' like Tignanello, Solaia and Guado al Tasso to its name.
MedGroup specialises in the development and management of tourist and residential resorts. With more than 15 years experience, the firm's services range from strategy development to the operative management of client properties. The company is one of the leading managers of golf courses in Spain and has extensive experience in the hotel sector having developed and built over 20 hotels in the past 10 years. Recently MedGroup has lent its expertise to managing the sale of the luxury residences, villas and apartments at the Abama Golf & Spa Resort on the unspoilt coast of Guía de Isora in the south-west of Tenerife.
Neri is a manufacturer of urban lighting and furniture based in Emilia Romagna. Founded in 1962 by Domenico Neri, the family firm is today led by the third generation of the Neri family.
The company is best known for its urban décor culture and its unrivalled archive of cast iron products, which can be found in cities around the world from Venice to Paris and from St Petersburg to Dublin.
Even its contemporary collection displays a deeply rooted commitment to urban lighting and furniture that is not only functional but also adds to the beauty of our surroundings.
Oyuna produces and markets fashion accessories and home furnishing products including woven and knitted throws, cushion covers and bedspreads from 100% cashmere. The company selects the best quality Mongolian cashmere and combines it with contemporary design to create hand-finished products in natural and vivid colours.
Turning your passion into a profession is not always a guarantee for success or even lasting pleasure.
That is why Pascual Gomez went the opposite way: a winemaker by training, he turned his back on industrial scale production and indulges his passion by making wines almost exclusively for friends and family.
With a large family of seven brothers, countless nephews and a large circle of friends sharing the fruits of Pascual’s labour, annual production has steadily risen ever since he started experimenting with casks, grape varieties and wine-making techniques to create his two favourite wines: El Ciprés and La Toba.
Pat Prudente - Fashion, Image & Style
Pat Prudente is a broadcaster and opinion leader with a keen interest in fashion, style and image. Her programmes mainly target the emerging middle class in Brazil. Addressing the newfound aspirations of her audience, Prudente promotes the use of image and fashion as tools of personal expression and communicates with her followers through social networks, blogs, TV, radio and lectures.
Paula Garrido – Design & Interiores
A biologist by training the twists and turns of Paula Garrido's professional life led her to a career in interior design.
Applying her scientific methods and sensibilities Paula's projects rationalise budget and space requirements in order to promote the quality of life and well-being of her clients.
Paula shares her extensive research and the resulting ideas and inspirations at Bossa Décor – a forum for design, art and life style she maintains together with other design professionals.
Santa Cristina Winery
High in the Tuscan Hills – not far from Siena and Perugia – The Santa Cristina Winery can be found in the historic town of Cortona. The first vintage of Santa Cristina was produced in 1946.
60 years later, the new Santa Cristina winery was set up with the aim of reviving the long-standing winemaking tradition that combines the unique qualities of the territory and its vines with an unswerving commitment to quality and continuous innovation.
This simple philosophy of respecting the land has established the winery as a firm favourite amongst wine connoisseurs locally as well as internationally.
Susanne Philippson is a product designer with a focus on conceptual design that resonates emotions. The minimal expression of form is influenced by feminine sensuality and is coupled with a meticulous attention to detail and choice in cutting edge materials. Since founding her own company in 2005 based in Berlin Susanne has worked for national and international companies such as DroogDesign, Habitat, Pallucco or Diamantini Domeniconi.
Tenuta Campo di Sasso
Tenuta Campo di Sasso is the last project of wine-making legend Lodovico Antinori. Formed by three vineyards located in the Alta Maremma region on the hillsides across the valley from Bolgheri, the lower altitude and alluvial soil create the ideal conditions for the estate’s best known red wine ‘Insoglio del Cinghiale’ – one of the iconic wines created by a winemaker admired for his ability to nurture the unique characteristics of a territory.
Third Generation Group
Giardini del Fuenti is situated between Vietri sul Mare and Cetara and graces the Eastern end of the Amalfi Coast with a series of ascending terraces that could have been inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon.
In fact, this former quarry was used during the 19th century for the construction of the port of Salerno and has been close to the heart of one family for more than half a century. It was the third generation that finally realised the longstanding ambition to turn the gardens into a unique feast for all the senses – from food to wine, and from Mediterranean flora to the sea.
Tim Wood Furniture
Tim Wood Furniture offers a complete cabinet making and joinery service. Kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and free-standing pieces of furniture are all custom built to the most exacting standards of design and craftsmanship. In addition, the firm produces a selection of exquisite chairs, cabinets, beds and tables.
Tormaresca is located in Apulia, the region that forms the “heel” of the Italian boot. The firm is exploring the viticultural potential of area through its two estates: Tenuta Bocca di Lupo in the Castel del Monte appellation, situated in the wild Murgia hills near the city of Bari, and the Masseria Maìme estate in Salento.
In 1998 Marchesi Antinori began working in Apulia under Tormaresca label contributing to the renaissance the territory and its traditional grapes were experiencing. Since then Tormaresca has been producing high-quality wines including Torcicoda and Bocca di Lupo as well as developing the innovative Fichimori, a red wine that is meant to be served cold.
Tze Goh Studio
Singapore born designer Tze Goh is a veritable vagabond of the fashion world. Following stints in Paris and New York, he finally settled in London to develop his highly structural collections inspired by the architecture of Zaha Hadid.
Tze Goh's experience informs a strikingly minimal and sensual design aesthetic that reveals a complex mix of innovative materials, impeccable construction and sculptural functionality.
Vitsœ (pronounced 'Vit-sue' and frequently spelled Vitsoe) is a furniture manufacturer named after the company's Danish founder, Niels Wiese Vitsœ.
Vitsœ have been producing their core product, the 606 Universal shelving system, ever since the designs of Braun designer Dieter Rams were first launched in 1960. At that time, the aim was to produce a simple and timeless product and the system remains largely unaltered today. This makes it easy for clients to add to a system they may have bought more than fifty years ago.
The company's ethos is deeply rooted in the belief that the only way to transcend fashion is to design something that is relevant and meaningful rather than the flavour of the month.
Wassily provides tailored solutions for point-of-sales design. The firm selects appropriate locations; develops and builds tailor-made shop systems; supports the client until the opening of the shops and during the first phase of operations; recruits the appropriate staff and operates the shops upon the client's request.
Apple's Jonathan Ive's goal is to "make something that looks like it wasn't really designed at all because it's inevitable".
When it comes to lighting products like downlights, wallwashers, gimbals, linear, cove and large panel luminaires, Whitegoods follows a very similar philosophy. The company prides itself on rigorous attention to detail and careful thought applied to the lit effect, the installation and the maintenance procedure.
Not only do the products blend in seamlessly with their architectural environment, they are also designed and manufactured as a modular system that affords lighting designers and specifiers unparalleled flexibility when it comes to installing and maintaining their lighting schemes.