Zartan Raw Chair, Set of 2
Since its beginning, Magis has crossed boundaries through their partnerships with leading designers and novel twists on contemporary furniture design. Founded in 1976, Italian designer Eugenio Perazza began the first steps towards building an international design laboratory. In Latin, Magis means "more than" and that is exactly what Magis delivers while focusing on using less materials and energy. Always perched on the cutting edge, Perazza was named as "one of ten who will change the way we live."
In 1984, Magis experienced enormous success with their product Step. This ladder was snubbed upon initial release because it was not an item considered "worthy" of the furniture store circuit. However, the product met with tremendous success, especially in furniture stores, and Magis' fire was lit.
In 2004, Magis introduced their venture into the realm of children. Inspired by his granddaughter's propensity for drawing and a lack of appropriate children's desks, Eugenio Perazza conceived the Me Too Collection. He began by searching out designers who could think like a child and all the products in the collection earned Perazza's granddaugter's approval before going into production. The Me Too Collection features bright and innovative pieces that stimulate and engage children's perceptions. Me Too is about: "I'm here too and I deserve my place in the world."
By embracing the creativity of leading global designers and incorporating leading technology into the mass production of unique objects and furniture, Magis has garnered many awards and their Bottle project has earned a place in the permanent collections of many contemporary art museums. Offering product choices that range from indoor, outdoor and children's rooms, Magis changes the way we live.
Born in Paris in 1949, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time. He has obtained many important acknowledgements such as the Grand Prix National de la Creation Industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, he considers himself as "a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer".View other products by Philippe Starck
Born in 1972, Eugeni Quitllet started studying design at the Ibizia Art School in 1991. He earned a diploma of design and interior design from "La Llotja" Art School in Barcelona, 1996. He collaborated with many architecture and design studios of Barcelona and also worked on design exhibitions for cultural entities such as the Joan Miro Foundation.
In 2001 Eugeni Quitllet met Philippe Starck in Formentera and started a strong collaboration. He now designs furniture and products for some of the most recognized companies in the world, signed STARCK & QUITLLET.View other products by Eugeni Quitllet