Makers

Meet the talented designers behind the collections.

 

PAOLO COGLIATI

Design and sustainability are two words that come to mind when describing Paolo Cogliati’s philosophy and work. The architect turned furniture designer is a leader in the European ecological design movement and his creations have been celebrated across the world with his designs featured at the Design Museum of London, Milan’s Salone de Mobile and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among others. 

For Plyroom, Cogliati designs furniture that is minimal, functional and, above all, sustainable. His furniture is created from sustainably forested European birch plywood – a material he loves to work with for its strength, flexibility, lightness and simplicity. Take a look at his beautiful and functional pieces here

 

VILLA HOME COLLECTION

Celebrating a heritage spanning almost 100 years, Milan-based family business Villa designs furniture and interior objects that take inspiration from the conceptual to create something beautifully simple. Combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, the Villa Home Collection uses materials that allow for freedom, playfulness and creativity while producing lasting pieces for the home. Villa Home Collection’s designs are undeniably graceful, elegant and made to fit any space. Discover the Villa Home Collection here

 

FANNY & ALEXANDER

Founded in Buenos Aires by Delfina Aguilar Benitez, Fanny & Alexander creates sustainable, hand-crafted toys that evoke a sense of nostalgia for a simpler way of life. 

Made by local carpenters from sustainably sourced materials, Fanny & Alexander aims to inspire an understanding of the concept of value in children and foster an appreciation for their belongings through keepsake pieces that are designed to hold unique memories and be passed down from generation to generation. Benitez is opposed to the idea that children should only have access to disposable and mass-produced toys and instead, inspires a sense of gratitude for beauty through simplicity. Fall in love with Fanny & Alexander here

 

LAPUAN KANKURIT

Once upon a time there was a man named Juho Annala who opened a wool and felt boot factory in Lankilankoski to survive the freezing cold winter. He worked so hard that year that he did not have time to stop and realise how important that very year would be: it was 1917 and in December an independent nation called Finland would be born. 

Nearly a hundred years later, Lapuan Kankurit continues the story weaving Finnish quality into beautiful products that celebrate their heritage. The Lapua textile factory is run by a fourth generation weaver, Esko Hjelt - Juho Annala’s great grandson, along with his wife, Jaana. Felt boots have been replaced by linen but the idea remains the same: create the product from start to finish and only the very best is good enough. View the Lapuan Kankurit Collection here

 

BROSTE COPENHAGEN

Broste Copenhagen is one of Scandinavia’s leading interior brands. Based in Copenhagen it originates back to 1955. They have a long tradition of travelling the world for inspiration and create a fine balance between Nordic tradition and modern function.

As well as high standards in interior design, Broste Copenhagen set equally high standards in social responsibility. They run their business in accordance with the United Nations Ten Global Compact Principles that safeguard workers’ rights and environmental considerations, and function as a defence against corruption.

 

NODI

The handmade knot began its subtle influence on founder, Olivia Smith when she was studying Textile Design at the International Institute of Design in Milan. 

Nodi designs and creates handmade woven goods with a focus on unique textures. They celebrate the beautiful imperfections the hand crafted process creates. Their craftsmanship, all natural fibres and considered, imperfect textures work together to create a tactile rug and cushion that adds warmth and character to a space.