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Within the amazing and incredible design showroom of the DC 616 studio you will be able to find some amazing samples of the best high-quality Italian luxury brands. Today Milan Design Agenda will be making a little trip to the Chzec Republic, with the goal of introducing you to some of the most amazing Italian luxuries you can find within this incredible space.
DC 616 consists essentially of a design studio that features many types of incredible Italian luxury brands made for more than one division of the house. This company is known for being is one one of the most distinguished design studios in Prague, Czech Republic, being also responsible for the global distribution of some of the best Italian design brands, from the living room to even the bathrooms. We’ve picked five particular companies to give you a sample of what you can find, should you happen to pay them a visit.
Alivar was founded in 1984 in Firenze, Tuscany, however, it has the fingerprints of the Italian arts and crafts written all over it. Since then, they have been producing contemporary furniture for every space, each one with a distinctive style. The Italian vein can be definitely spotted in this very statement of theirs:
“Our designs are oriented to consumers who enjoy luxury and refined furnishings and who buy Italian because they appreciate its innate quality and the values it represents.”
Located in Lake Orta, a few miles from Milan city, Bongio was a company born out of the passion and intuition of Mario Bongio. Since 1936, this company is a good example of one that has inherited the traditional manufacturing technique that defines many of its products made in the 30s and 40s. This family-run business has definitely managed to maintain tradition and modernize it at the same time.
Mutina consists of one of the most amazing Italian luxury brands that view themselves as a good example of a distinct way of looking at ceramics. This unique artistic project, that has the backup of amazing designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, among many others, has a set of projects that unites technology, craft, experimentation and research with the purpose of finding out how many boundaries they can break with this amazing work.
Salvatori is a luxury bathroom company that best defines itself as being a good example of a multicountry and multicultural company. Created in 1946, this company has worked closely with bespoke brands and top designers from all over the world, managing to solidify its quality with the Italian fingerprint always present.
Lastly, we have Alex Turco, a company that was born when its owner began painting his bespoke artworks. You can see the quality art of this company through their decorative panels that can fill whole walls, floors, and ceiling, without joints. This is a good example of unique art born in Italy.