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Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, is an inter-disciplinary award-winning architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Founded by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services.

Neri&Hu’s own product line, 'neri&hu', represents a different aesthetic that is rooted in cultural provocation. With an intention to question the potential in “Chinese design”, neri&hu seeks to alternatives to the normative. neri&hu is the reinterpretation of the beauty in the raw material, changing perceptions through what is revealed, examining history and its path, or capturing an ordinary scene in a snapshot.

Select designs from the neri&hu product portfolio are supported by De La Espada's manufacturing expertise.

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Luca Nichetto is an acclaimed Italian designer with offices in Venice and Stockholm. Working across architecture, interiors and product design, his work is informed by his collaborative approach to design and deep respect for craft across all disciplines. Luca Nichetto has served as art director for international design events and has been awarded numerous international prizes. Today, the designer collaborates with a wide variety of leading Italian and international companies. 

For his furniture brand, ‘Nichetto’, he creates products with personality, distinction and versatility for residential and contract interiors. The pioneering yet classical forms highlight the unique characteristics of the premium materials and superior craft. Colour palettes inspired by nature are applied to the selection of fabrics, materials, and combinations. Recognisable on every continent, these warm, neutral and cold tones have enduring relevance, enhancing the timeless elegance of each product.

De La Espada is the manufacturing partner for the Nichetto brand, crafting each product to the highest standard at their own production facility in Northern Portugal.

Luca Nichetto is famous for doing things his own way. He is widely regarded as one of the most sought-after young designers in Italy and collaborates with a multitude of international brands,” imm Cologne.

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One of Britain’s most esteemed industrial designers and a Royal Designer for Industry, Matthew Hilton has over 30 years of experience in his field, designing for leading manufacturers. His furniture is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Geffrye Museum, London.

In 2007, Matthew established his eponymous brand as a place he could have complete creative control. Working in premium, robust materials including solid hardwood, cast iron, and brass, Hilton creates rigorously functional products that improve with the mark of age. Thinking like a sculptor, Matthew Hilton considers every view of a product equally, allowing for a sense of delight and surprise over the years as the user discovers new details and complexities.

De La Espada is the manufacturing partner for the Matthew Hilton brand.

If you live with something, you might pick it up and look at the bottom. So the bottom of it is equally important. Every aspect is important because it is something that is going to stay in your life,” Matthew Hilton.

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Jason Miller is an acclaimed American industrial designer based in Brooklyn, New York, where he runs both Jason Miller Studio and high-end contemporary lighting brand Roll & Hill. Miller creates lighting, furniture, accessories and interiors inspired by contemporary American culture, elevating the everyday though rich materials and reimagined forms.

Born in New York and raised in Darien, Connecticut, Jason’s suburban upbringing heavily influenced his early, more conceptual pieces, and continues to inform the elegant, historically rich work that has become his signature.

Jason Miller's product line harnesses De La Espada’s woodworking expertise, for intricately detailed furniture that transcends time, in forms that capture the sumptuous qualities of a traditional American aesthetic in a more modern design language.

I try to design things that the designers I admire will like ... but also things my mother would want to have in her home. I think this is possible,” Jason Miller.

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Ilse Crawford heads design company Studioilse alongside her brand consultancy. A figurehead for design that puts the human being at the centre, she has a definitive approach to creating charismatic and long-lasting brands. Fascinated by what drives us, brings us together and ultimately makes us feel alive, Studioilse manifests this through brands, buildings, furniture and products. The portfolio includes award winning projects: Mathias Dahlgren restaurant, the Inn brand, Soho House New York and Wastberg lighting.

'Crawford doesn’t have a signature style, but a signature feeling: emotional and deeply rooted to the place,' The New York Times.

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Internationally renowned, Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio, Autoban was founded in 2003 by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar, and later joined by Efe Aydar. Now employing 35 staff, Autoban works across architecture and interiors, product and experiential design.

With a portfolio that includes transportation, commercial, retail, and office developments, their work is typified by familiar forms and materials repurposed in vital, contemporary ways. Their work has redefined Istanbul’s cityscape, including numerous hospitality, retail, residential and public realm developments, and is now also found in London, Madrid, Hong Kong, Moscow and China, as well as Azerbaijan.

Autoban furniture and lighting developed as a rational extension to their interior work. Highly influenced by nature, the rituals of daily life and the diversity of Istanbul, Autoban playfully reinterpret the familiar through modern forms and contrasting materials.

Select products from the Autoban portfolio are manufactured by De La Espada craftspeople.

'It´s not an overstatement to say they´re Turkey´s foremost arbiters of taste,' Wallpaper* Magazine.

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