Every single creation is a refined thought evolved through the millenia, an highly valuable creative effort.
Ichendorf, the company history began back in the early years of the twentieth century in a small town near Cologne, named Quadrath-Ichendorf.
There, many master-glaziers used a mix of substance, among which was silica, to give shape to objects which met the refined taste of that period.
Precious ornaments had the leading role in various tasteful collection up until 1950.
In those year, a very important change in taste was established: to favor clean shape and purity of material in order to gain a kind of transparency which has no imperfection.
Old form and adornment were abolished, in an endless search for new, popular and no longer exclusive appearances: the creation of modern designed objects began.
In 1990 Ichendorf Style Center moved and settled in Milan, creative point of convergence where artists and designer can guide the gesture of master-glaziers to the creation of light, swift forms, brought to life from a mark on a piece of paper, a creative idea, down to the manipulation of substances by the masters’ blow.
The great idea at the root of the productive philosophy of Ichendorf is the encounter of tradition and innovation, of ancient thecniques and modern lines.
With borosilicate glass it is possible to create new effects. In Scarfati and Mastropaolo’s design the iconic shape of a glass is inserted in the decanter.
A new usage of the two glass-wall concept. The center is an hanging light-giving globe. A shining sphere suspended in the air.. Magical effects. The light source is protected by a second shell, we can get closer. This may be the true charm of the Happy Pill lamp designed by Corrado Dotti. Magic close at hand.
Ichendorf introduces the world of fragrances. Sottovoce realizes an object with sinuous and elegant lines. A glass bell, a precious object to shield precious frangrances. Only when it is wanted, we can lift the bell cover and release the scent, filling the atmosphere with sensations. Freedom to choose the moment, the frag
In 2014 for the first time Ichendorf introduces coloured borosilicate glass. The projects by Mist-O can be realized with great mastery. Layers of glass of different colours melt giving life to a unique piece, while remaining separate, faithful to the precise geometries of the design.
A new world comes into being, a fantastic world that seems to originate from dreams and fairy tales. The natural elements of the forest decorate this handmade collection in clear and coloured glass. Alessandra Baldereschi’s imagination gives life to an imaginary landscape to set a magical table, extraordinary.
Ro is a Danish design company deeply rooted in the love of craftsmanship, quality and tranquility.
Ro is the contrast to the fast and constantly changing world we live in.
Rebecca Uth, the creative director of Ro, and a designer herself, collaborates with the other designers who contribute to the collection. Ro creates objects of art, craft, design, and materials, in a professional and sensual manner. All of Ro’s objects are born as a constructive dialogue between the curator and designer, and the collection includes both commercial design products and unique art objects.
GUAXS tries develop sculptural objects, that change the atmosphere of a room and
have an effect on the people around them. Guaxs draws inspiration from forms of nature
and cultural artefacts, always influenced by the owners' personal experience gathered on travels,
intuition and close observation. Guaxs objects are made of authentic and sustainable materials, manufactured by hand following practical knowledge and handicraft techniques developed over centuries. Each piece shows the variable traces of human work on its surface, creating interplay between sculptural form and texture. The design of Guaxs glass objects combines these aspects with a nuanced and strong color impression, leading to a smooth and natural appearance. This allows them to integrate well into any architecture, while remaining something special and magic at the same time.