ROMANI SACCANI ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI : Michele Romani and Mauro Saccani both born in Milan in 1970, graduate in Architecture at the Politecnico,in Milan, after completing their secondary education in Industrial Design at Monza's Art College. In 1999 they established their studio as associates, specialised in product design. They worked with lighting and furnishing companies and carried out projects for exhibition displays and architectural interiors. Their creative pursuit seeks to define a "strong, identifying mark", which is also conceptually simple and therefore easy to understand. The result is a high quality item, yet pure in terms of functionality and looks, immediate, essential, with a light weight and seductive design, as it turns to our inner selves to evoke emotions and familiarity.
Trubridge has had a long-standing passion for the environment, deepened by his time at sea. In 2004 he was selected for the Antarctica Arts Fellowship program, which allowed him to spend several weeks in this remote and ecologically delicate location. This excursion also provided inspiration for a number of his designs such as Snowflake and Kina. Wherever possible, all timber is from sustainably managed plantations in New Zealand, or the United States. Wood is left natural where appropriate, with natural non-toxic oils being used in place of harmful solvents. From a design point of view, the products use only the minimal amount of materials and are generated with a focus on longevity, rather than mimicking quick-moving trends.