Leaders in Shaped Glass Contemporary Furniture, Sovet Italia was founded at the end of the 1980's when glass gained incredible traction as a viable material in the furniture market. At the time, innovative glass processing techniques began to pave the way for unique artistic expression in the material. Groundbreaking and functional furniture designs were made possible with a partnership of traditional glass shaping techniques and advanced technologies, allowing for durable glass furniture that was no longer constrained to limited use within traditional design.
A decade later, Sovet Italia confirmed itself as a leader in shaped contemporary glass furniture, having developed a full range of products that stood out for their originality of form, color and finishes. During the years to follow, the company tested new solutions for the use of bent glass and refined its own project culture. And in 2003, Sovet partnered with Altherr Lievore Molina's studio to develop its Divetro Collection: a true turning point for the company. The collection represents an ambitious research project with strong contents of formal and technologic innovation, marked by the chic minimalism of Altherr Lievore Molina's studio.
Today, Sovet Italia continues to expand its offering beyond its origins in glass in order to satisfy the requirements of a broader, more demanding market. The company continues to advance its innovative techniques and designs with renowned designers around the world, constantly pushing the boundaries of glass form in the furniture industry.
Matthias Demacker studied design at FH Niederrhein in Krefeld. Upon graduation, he relocated to Munich and in 2003 he created his own design studio. His design focus is on furniture, light and accessories and he has received many acknowledgements at the international level.