Since our studio in Amsterdam likes to enjoy some music every now and then, we bought a set of Sonos speakers. We were thinking of options to make them blend into our interior – in a beautiful way of course. The idea of textile covers in unique, calm colors to give them more warmth came to us. Soon, we asked Joel and Kate (from Studio Truly Truly) if they could help us out and design something that could make that idea possible. Together with the textile museum they came up with knitted covers that fit the Sonos speaker perfectly and looks amazing. We were such big fans of the idea, that we decided to come up with a brand for the covers, so we weren’t the only ones that could enjoy this product. We kept referring to the covers as Skins for the speakers, so the name Soundskins originated.
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At the end of 2016, a close retail customer gave us a call and told us that Droog would put his focus on cultural and social programs. Because of this, they would stop the production and distribution of several absolute Droog design classics. Droog always has been an example – in many ways – for the Dutch design industry.
We are a great fan of their products and it felt like the right thing to do to contact them -perhaps we could be of any help. Our first meeting made one thing clear: we were about to start a great cooperation. We decided we’d be responsible of worldwide distribution of the current collection and that our design department would do all technical product development for future products. Rennie Ramakers (and with that Droog) will be curating all new product lines.
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LEFF amsterdam originated because we wanted to create a brand where we did not have to make concessions or take decisions based on commercial reasons. With this brand we got the opportunity to do things exactly the way we wanted. We started by making a collection of 6 interior time pieces, in collaboration with known and unknown designers. It wasn’t until after we teamed up with Piet Hein Eek, LEFF amsterdam developed itself into the unconventional watch brand like it is today.
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We started out in 2015 as the distributor of the Danish brand called Frama. Frama consists of an amazing team that brings creativity, lighting and furniture to a whole new level. The brand is extremely successful and is growing very fast. The founder of Frama – Niels – wanted to focus on branding, product design and interior projects. For example, a kitchen and a skin care line have recently been developed by Frama. Niels soon asked us if we wanted to take care of all technical product development and distribution of Frama lighting. Of course, an offer we couldn’t refuse…
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Karven was created as a brainchild by us and our close friend/designer/artist VanJoost. After being friends for several years, we decided it was time for a new lighting brand. Not only because Joost showed us (again and again) amazing designs, but also because we realized many designers came to us with amazing ideas for lighting that didn’t fit any other labels we have. Karven was created to give designers the option to start a collection under the name Karven. Joost is the Art director for Karven, and we take care of technical product development, marketing and sales.
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Since its establishment in 1964, the company SELETTI has always distinguished itself with its tendency for innovative solutions in the area of household products. Due to changes in distribution and growing competitiveness in the market, in the last twenty years the company has carried out a thorough transformation, focusing on design and strength of italian creativity.
This transformation led to ideas and designs that have carried the brand into its present incarnations: that of a brand stands out for its personality, activity, challenges and constant research. As a result of unique combinations, references to the world of art and care for daily needs, Seletti products enter the homes of any consumers with fine tast, who like creating fun and personal life styles.
Since 1988, SELAB is the laboratory that has been inspiring the creativity of the seletti brand. SELAB gives shape to the flow of ideas, believes in speed and the power of team work and in creative enjoyment. The target is to keep all ideas under constand pressure in a creative big-bang that reaches and spreads throughout project managers, graphic designers, production, collaborators and customers.
SELAB is the driving force of SELETTI’s ideas, a creative laboratory always looking for products that deliver solutions, challenges and vital strength.Stefano SELETTI is the founder and leader of SELAB, and works together with his sister Miria, designer Alessandro Zambelli, Vittorio Boni and the BADINI CreaTeam STUDIO (and also collaborates from time to time with other designers).
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Tivoli Audio was created for one purpose; to bring beautifully designed, simple-to-use, high quality audio products to consumers at a fair price. The products offer the best sound quality and finish, which is unequalled in its price range. All Tivoli Audio products are manufactured in their own factory, to ensure a strict quality control. Words cannot fully convey the experience of living with – and listening to – one of their radios. They make elegant and distinctive gifts for all kinds of special occasions. Tivoli Audio is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association.
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NLXL was founded in the Netherlands in November 2010 by Rick and Esther Vintage. The company focusses on premium quality designer wallpaper. The first collection of wallpapers was designed by famed Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek and became an instant worldwide success. The ‘Scrapwood Wallpaper’ collection is sold in 56 countries.
In 2012 NLXL launched 2 new collections with Europe’s hottest concept store Merci of Paris and Dutch Designer Piet Boon. These collections have been introduced at ICFF New York, Pulse Show London and Japantex Tokio.
NLXL Wallpaper has no pattern or repeat. This means that no 2 planks are the same in the Scrapwood Wallpaper collection, or each tin is unique in the Brooklyn Tins collection (obviously each roll is the same). This is what makes the NLXL wallpaper collections unique.
NLXL’s goal is to become the world’s smallest global company.
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Ay illuminate is based in the Netherlands and produces it’s own lighting in several countries in Asia and Africa. The designers of Ay illuminate are inspired by both nature and different cultures which is reflected in their use of organic shapes and natural (waste) materials combined with local handicraft expertise.
To get inspired the design team is working together with the local hand crafters. This allows them to get to know the natural materials available and the expertise of the handcraft. It is their way to discover the best solution to catch the unique beauty of different techniques.
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In 2011 we visited the Furniture fair in New York where we ran into two great architects: Seth and Jon, the founders of Graypants. They showed us their work, which was an amazing collection of lights and several projects that were still in development. To our surprise, we found out that the inspiring and beautiful collection wasn’t sold worldwide. It turned out Graypant’s focus was mainly on designing products, projects and architecture. This makes every product designed by Graypants unique.
Since our specialty lies in technical product development, production and worldwide distribution, we decided to team up. Now, we take care of ‘the business side’ and give everyone in the world the opportunity to enjoy Graypants products.
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Making life colorful and enjoy is the goal and endeavour of us all. This also includes designer items of practical use: This is our guiding principle! A lot of household appliances are important and useful occupants of our homes however, they are often the ugly ducklings of the family.That’s why we came up with the idea to develop attractive and appealing household products. All our products are invented and engineered in Switzerland.
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The Plumen 001 is the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb. The energy saving light bulb is a neglected, yet inspiring invention. It uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, keeps down electricity bills and is better for the environment. It also lasts around 8 times longer. Despite this, we tend to buy them out of moral obligation. To some the problem is the light they give off, to others it is the way they look. Both can be solved. We believe the answer is in the design. Make the bulb attractive and people will spend a bit more and enjoy a better quality of light and a design they appreciate every day. Glass tubes can be bent in many different shapes so why are there thousands of manufacturers but only three designs? Plumen aims to address the problem.
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Beija Flor is a lifestyle brand established by Designer Maya Kounievsky in 2007 and now sales in over 30 countries around the world. Based in Northern Israel, the company designs and manufactures unique home products that combine authentic art with home practicality. The designs pay homage to cultures around the world that have crafted beautiful arts from natural materials. At the heart of Beija Flor is the belief that every person is a designer and we should encourage and provide the tools for creative spaces and internal expressions. Beija Flor means “The Kisser of flowers” – The hummingbird in Portuguese. Beija Flor products kiss the space they are in.
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A beautiful smoke alarm has no need to be hidden out of sight on the ceiling. A subtle yet stylish piece can be as good in attracting admiring eyes as the design sofa in your living room. Jalo Helsinki wants people to fall in love with their smoke alarms and let this essential everyday object find its way into as many homes as possible.
They asked two of the top designers in Finland to update the smoke alarm to the present day. Harri koskinen is known for his pure and innovative design idiom, and his creation, Kupu, is no exception. Paola suhonen captured our hearts with her original style and rock chick attitude. The result, Lento, is as wild as its creator.
Jalo Helsinki was not satisfied with just making the smoke alarm more attractive-looking, but they also enhanced its usability. Installing takes mere seconds with no need for screws or a power drill. There are no tiny push buttons, but the whole external casing acts as a press switch for silencing false alarms and testing the performance of the product. Let Jalo protect what you love!
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