EXPERIENCE JAPAN | www.ritzwell.info
Ritzwell's BLACK&WHITE booth was visited by people of all types.
They included furniture dealers from around the world, architects, interior coordinators, and journalists.
They came from Europe, America, Oceania, and Asia.
Connoisseurs of the global world of interiors spoke to us about the appeal of Ritzwell's BLACK&WHITE collection.
Stylecraft | Managing Director ANTHONY COLLINS 01:07
Anthony Collins leads the Stylecraft team of over 60 people, servicing the design and construction industry across Australia and Asia. Over the past 13 years Stylecraft has evolved and grown under the management of Anthony now with showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Singapore. Proud of the team of passionate individuals he leads, Anthony ensures that all staff have a common attribute, the appreciation of good design.
Throughout the past 13 years the Stylecraft product offering has expanded to offer ranges frombrands not only in Europe and Australia, but also Japan. Having been increasingly concerned about the prevalence of copy furniture being sold into the design and architecture market, in 2008 Anthony brought together a founding group of like-minded companies to take an active stance against the specification and sale of copies. The Authentic Design Alliance is now an active group in supporting original design and educating the design community on the importance of this issue within the industry.
Sifar E&P | Managing Director RANDY CHEN 01:40
Born in Taiwan in 1978, he immigrated to Los Angeles in 1992. After pursuing his biology degree at UC Irvine, he later became a successful biotech sales specialist in Southern California. Always fascinated by interior & furniture design, at the age of 35 he decided to go back Taiwan to assist his father-in-law's furniture store Sifar. Sifar Furniture has been around since 1986, and is one of the oldest furniture stores that got into high end furniture import/retail business in Taiwan. Carrying worldwide known brands from Italy, Denmark, Spain and Japan, Sifar aims to provide total display and solution for perfect living. With the help of Randy's international expertise, Sifar now not only provide some of the highest quality furniture , they also provide customers and designers the latest design news with the best service in town.
ECC | Managing Director MIKE THORBURN 02:02
ECC has built a reputation for providing the absolute finest in European designer lighting and furniture. ECC was established in 1909 by George Levett Thorburn and is now run by grandson Mike Thorburn. Mike has been the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of designer lighting and furniture products over the last 30 years. ECC continually searches the world for innovative designs and inventive solutions to meet increasingly complex lighting and design requirements. Every item in our showroom has been personally selected with an eye for the unique and original, something we have a true passion for.
Lissoni Architettura | Architect ALESSANDRO BONGIORNI 02:30
"Viterbo, 1972. Graduated in architecture at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, during his studies he starts collaborating with different architecture, engineering and general contractors in Rome, following different disciplines. In 2005 he reach the grade of Senior Architect and the following year the Master in Interior Design at the Politecnico Di Milano. I'm 2006 he moves from Rome to Milano and start his business, simultaneously with the collaboration with Lissoni Associati. The activity is open from interior design and exhibits design to retail, architecture and competitions too. He concentrate more on architecture, such as the renovation of the "Teatro Nazionale" in Milano (2006-2009), but also the stand projects for clients like Lema and Living Divani for the Salone Del Mobile in Milano (2008-2011), hotels and resort, private villas in Italy and worldwide. Today he's a reference in the Studio for the research and contacts with the suppliers. Actually his freelance activity is focused more on interior design and site management, as well as companies consultancy. Always following the digital evolution (BIM sector) basing his design on the most updated softwares."
Furniture & Consulting SA | President ENZO CAPUANA 03:33
Born in Como in 1952, he graduated in Political Since in 1977 from the Milan University, with a 6 months stage at the former EEC in Bruxelles. Back to Italy he started working as Assistant Manager at Como Export in the fashion fabric, upholstery fabric, mechanical and furniture; from 1985 to 2005 as Genearl Mager at Consorzio Cabiate Produce. Since he has founded Furniture & Consulting.