Luminaire (luminaire.com) has been on the forefront of contemporary European design for over forty years. Located in Miami and Chicago, Luminaire is internationally recognized as a vanguard of design excellence. Founded in 1974 by Nasir and Nargis Kassamali, Luminaire has earned the reputation of being the leader in presenting and providing exclusive design to the United States. As part of their vision, the Kassamalis have made it their top priority to actively engage the American public by bringing some of the world's most renowned designers to Luminaire for open, interactive design lectures and exhibits. Over the past four decades, Luminaire has remained the premiere place for creative solutions, inspiration, education, reflection, and, sometimes, a museum fix.
Phillips (phillips.com) is a leading global platform for buying and selling twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of art, design, photographs, editions, watches, and jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.
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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (sylvester.org), part of the University of Miami Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is among the nation’s leading cancer centers and is South Florida's only Cancer Center of Excellence and only university-based cancer center. With the combined strength of more than 120 cancer researchers and 130 cancer specialists, Sylvester discovers, develops, and delivers more targeted therapies, providing the next generation of cancer clinical care—precision cancer medicine—to each patient. The Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester became a reality in 2002, thanks to a generous gift from the Norman and Irma Braman Family Foundation. Combining Sylvester’s clinical strength with world-class research, the Braman Institute seeks to discover, develop, and deliver new, more effective treatments for patients with breast cancer. The institute has made huge strides in the way it assesses breast cancer risk, diagnoses the disease in its earliest stages, and predicts which treatments will be most effective for each patient.
ABOUT GLAS ITALIA
Glas Italia (glasitalia.com), established in Brianza in the early 1970s, produces modern pieces of furniture, door-wall partitions, and accessories in crystal glass. The company draws from the heritage, long experience, and technical know-how of a century-old family glass factory as well as from an unbridled passion for glass manufacturing. Through the years, Glas Italia has followed an evolutionary process through focused development of its collection, both in terms of image and distribution in the Italian and export markets. Research and design of the crystal glass material employ the most highly advanced technologies and increasingly complex manufacturing processes. Glas Italia has collaborated with many prestigious international designers, including Piero Lissoni, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Nendo, who witness the realization of their creative ideas and inspiration. Glas Italia’s distinctive and exquisite pieces are characterized by the refinement and originality the company brings to all of its products.
Lasvit (lasvit.com), founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimič, sheds a new light on Bohemian glass and takes it into the next millennium. Lasvit combines the authenticity of glass with innovative technologies and creative craftsmanship. In a few short years, Lasvit has established itself as the authority in delivering bespoke lighting sculptures and art installations made from hand-blown glass. Collaborations with renowned designers and artists have produced unique glass collections. Nendo, Ross Lovegrove, Daniel Libeskind, Maarten Baas, and Czech legends Rene Roubicek and Borek Sipek are among those who choose Lasvit to embody their unconventional artistic vision, endow it with the precision and mastery of the company’s glassmakers, and produce impressive creative works. Lasvit’s uncompromising mission is to transform glass into breathtaking light and design experiences.
ABOUT WONDERGLASS WonderGlass (wonder-glass.com), dedicated to the Italian tradition of glass blowing and inspired by the beauty of Venice, was launched in April 2013 at Salone del Mobile in Milan by Maurizio and Christian Mussati, under the art direction of Nao Tamura. The Mussatis describe the company as a dream informed by ideas gathered from talks with designers and friends who share their passion for Italian glass blowing. The combination of innovation, original design, and traditional handmade quality makes WonderGlass a unique brand. Designers who have contributed to the WonderGlass team, in addition to art director Nao Tamura, include Claesson Koivisto Rune, Zaha Hadid, Jaime Hayon, John Pawson, and Dan Yeffet. WonderGlass is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with production mainly in the Venice area.
ABOUT BOCCI In 2005, Bocci (bocci.ca) was founded in a red barn surrounded by hay fields, on the periphery of Vancouver, Canada. The company launched with one product, 14, which became an instant classic and remains a design staple and bestseller. Today, Bocci has a growing portfolio of contemporary design ranging from light installations to furniture to electrical sockets. All Bocci designs are developed, engineered, and fabricated in-house through an infrastructure calibrated to provide full control over technique, quality, and scale. With headquarters in Vancouver and Berlin, Bocci operates as a cooperative community of designers, architects, craftspeople, technicians, agents, governance bodies, testing facilities, raw material suppliers, and fine shops. The company’s objective is to be a healthy, flexible, and stable network united by the goal of creating and delivering extraordinary objects.
ClassiCon (www.classicon.com) has from its inception aspired not only to offer pieces by established figures, but also to foster contemporary design. The models chosen must display the kind of quality and advanced form that earns them the designation “classic.” That’s why ClassiCon is always open to new design ideas. The company’s modern classics are collector’s items—not only the masterpieces of yesterday, but of tomorrow as well. ClassiCon aims above all to produce individual pieces of great originality and formal perfection—pieces with the potential to become classics in their own right one day. In producing design classics, the accent is on quality. High quality means in concrete terms that pieces in the Classic Collection of furniture are indelibly marked and numbered consecutively. The ClassiCon logo offers the assurance that each limited edition is an authentic replica of the original, made with the consent of the rights holders.
ABOUT ARCADE Arcade (arcademurano.com) is more than simply a company. It is a world unto itself, a creative workshop where design and expertise meet and intermingle, an atelier that bridges the past and the future, producing entirely handmade articles. Craftsmanship, top-quality materials, and all-important design are the guiding principles that underpin all the production. Founder-owner and art director of Arcade, Ivan Baj, launched the company in 1990. Today, Arcade produces a large and varied collection of vases and decorative objects crafted in Murano by world-renowned designers, including Laura de Santillana, Ivan Baj, Paola Navone, Marcello Panza, Laurent Corio, Tomita Kazuhiko, Tomoko Mizu, Stefano Gaggero, and Antonio Caggianelli. Arcade vases are unique or limited-edition pieces that can be seen in numerous museums and art galleries, as well as in prestigious home furnishings shops
ABOUT FONTANAARTE Founded in 1932 and based on an idea by Gio Ponti, Fontana Arte (fontanaarte.com) is one of the Italian companies that have helped write the history of lighting and furnishing in Italy and around the world. FontanaArte works with leading architects and lighting designers to create its timeless products, which have contributed to the culture of the architecture, lighting, and furniture worlds. Many FontanaArte products have become design classics on some have been shown (collected by?) in major museums around the world.
Venini (venini.com) has been based in Murano since 1921, when it was founded by Paolo Venini, a laywer, and Giacomo Cappellin, an antique dealer, as Cappellin Veinini & C, with painter Vittorio Zecchin serving as artistic director. The company, a landmark in glass art, today combines its rich heritage with its commitment to continually research glass and develop new techniques. Its philosophy remains the same as when it was founded: reinterpretation of traditional schemes, openness to new artistic trends, and advanced manufacturing skills. “I believe that the Venini taste is the fruit of an enchanted mix, created over time, of a few exclusive techniques, a handful of exceptional artists who were inventors of forms, and a predilection for certain colors. This tradition and these boundaries are Venini’s magic formula,” notes architect and designer Alessandro Mendini.
ABOUT TRAMO Tramo@Home is a professional transportation company providing a full range of logistic services tailored specifically for the handling of fine furniture, antiques, and artwork. Tramo is a specialized transportation company that serves exclusively the high end of the furniture industry. Operating across Europe, Tramo is also the only freight forwarder dedicated to providing a door to door furniture-only service from Europe to North America. The creation of Tramo@Home was designed in order to have full control of the final and most delicate part of the international furniture transportation process: the home delivery.
Swarovski (swarovski.com) is, the world leader in cut crystal for jewelry and decorative pieces as well as lighting, architecture, and interiors. The company’s origins date to 1895 when Daniel Swarovski, a Bohemian jeweler inspired by the idea of making crystal more accessible, invented a machine to cut crystal perfectly and precisely. Still owned and run by the Swarovski family today, Swarovski is the world leader in cut crystal for jewelry and decorative pieces as well as lighting, architecture, and interiors. Swarovski introduced its ornate ground crystal elements for use by designers and manufacturers of chandeliers and lighting fixtures in 1965; later, the company unveiled its own luxury lighting collection in 2011 at Euroluce, Europe's leading design show in Milan. Swarovski's contemporary and fresh design language unites expertise in cut crystal with state-of-the-art lighting technology and inspiration from renowned designers.
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