End of an era as Giorgio Busnelli leaves B&B Italia

Giorgio Busnelli is to step down as chairman of B&B Italia and leave the business, ending his family’s link to the luxury furniture brand his father founded over 60 years ago. Busnelli, 67, has been replaced by a new senior management team consisting of Gilberto Negrini, who was previously CEO of Italian furniture brand Kartell, […]

Skandium reopens following acquisition by Danish e-commerce entrepreneurs

Troubled Scandinavian design retailer Skandium has been acquired by a Danish duo, who have reopened the e-commerce site and plan to open a new showroom on London’s Brick Lane next month. The company, which went into administration in May, has been bought by Rasmus Warnke Nørregaard and Jacob Kam, the Danish entrepreneurs behind online design marketplace […]

Very Good & Proper acquires fellow British furniture brand Isokon Plus

British furniture manufacturer Very Good & Proper has acquired furniture brand Isokon Plus in a bid to develop both companies whilst retaining their “distinctive identities”. The acquisition will see both firms keep their brand names, while sharing resources in sales, marketing and distribution. Plywood furniture specialists Isokon Plus initially suggested the move eighteen months ago, and […]

Piero Gandini leaves Flos after 22 years following “different views” with new owners

Piero Gandini has resigned as CEO of Flos, the Italian lighting brand founded in 1962 by his father, following a clash of views with its new parent company Design Holding. Gandini, who has been at Flos for 22 years, also stood down as chairman of Design Holding, the luxury furniture and lighting group he helped […]

Scandinavian design store Skandium closes ahead of administration

The two London stores of design retailer Skandium have closed and its e-commerce site has been disabled as the company prepares to go into administration. The move was announced on Facebook yesterday by former managing director Magnus Englund, who co-founded the brand with Christina Schmidt in 1999. Forty members of staff are understood to have lost […]

Design Holding makes Salone del Mobile debut with “probably the biggest” stand the fair has seen

Design Holding, the new furniture and lighting group made up of B&B Italia, Flos and Louis Poulsen, has marked its first show at Salone del Mobile by presenting the biggest stand the Milan fair has seen in decades. The vast booth covers 4,000 square metres and includes displays by the three brands plus a private […]

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