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Designers

MONICA ARMANI

Attention to detail and a sense of geometric perfection characterize the work of the Italian architect/designer Monica Armani. This has not escaped the attention of the international design world. Several leading home interior labels including Poliform, Moroso, Boffi, B&B Italia and Kvadrat have already collaborated with her. For more than 20 years she has worked closely with her husband Luca Dallabetta, who assists her in all technical matters. 
Monica Armani has always been fascinated by the world of the outdoor. She grew up in a villa on a hill, designed by her father, a rationalist architect, where the design and the formal aesthetics are a unique continuos between the inside and the outside. For Tribù she added a female touch to the collection with the design of Tosca, a very exclusive concept of outdoor furniture with elegant seating shells in extra-large vertical braiding.

PIERGIORGIO CAZZANIGA

Born as a son of a carpenter, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga (Lissone, °1946) spent a lot of time in his father's carpenter's shop. It was the beginning of the first industrial furniture production and a new profession started to emerge, that of designer. With a graduation in interior design, he was responsible for the R&D department of Boffi Cucine from 1966 to 1971. In 1971 he became partner of the A&D studio with Luigi Massoni where he designed products, show rooms, stand and exhibition for leading Italian furnishing companies such as: Boffi, Poltrona Frau, Nazareno Gabrielli, Poliform, Porro, Matteograssi. In 1991 he set up his own studio 'Piergiorgio Cazzaniga Design' working principally with Porro, Composit, La Palma, Living Divani, MDF Italia, Tribù, Desalto and Andreu World. His innovative creations have merited numerous awards making him one of the leading internationally renowned Italian designers. For Tribù he designed several collections: Bird, Vis à vis and CTR.

 

 

Lievore Altherr Molina

The Spanish design studio Lievore Altherr Molina was created in 1991 by the merging of its three partners: Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr and Manel Molina. The studio specializes in product and furniture design,  interior design  and art direction for companies. They have  been awarded numerous  national and international awards, including Spain's National Design Award in 1999 and several ADI-FAD Delta de oro and Delta de Plata awards. Simultaneously, the studio has developed an intense teaching practice, giving seminars and training courses to new professionals at various Spanish universities and other organizations. Lievore Altherr Molina has exhibited their work all over the world. For Tribù they designed the Branch collection.

VINCENT VAN DUYSEN

Vincent Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium, in 1962. As soon as he was qualified as an architect in 1985, he started to work in Milan with Cinzia Ruggeri and Aldo Cibic-Sottsass Associati. In 1990 he established his own architects’ studio in Antwerp that performs projects all over the world. Apart from his architectural work, the architect is also reknown for his smaller objects and furniture which he designed for amongst others B&B Italia, Swarovski, Bulo, Brix, Tribù, WOW, Poliform, Viccarbe, Valli&Valli, Arflex, Modular, Toscoquattro, Obumex, Pastoe and De Padova. In addition to various other awards, in 2009 Vincent Van Duysen was proclaimed  “designer of the year 2009” during the Maison & Objet fair in Paris. His work was subject of two monographs. For Tribù he designed the collection Neutra.

STUDIO SEGERS

Wim Segers has been Tribù’s  home designer for many years. With his outdoor chair ‘Natal’, Tribù  experienced its international breakthrough. Segers even won a Henry van de Velde prize for its architectural design that was revolutionary at the time. Segers’ architectural approach, based on comfort and functionality, was of great influence to the timeless style that characterizes Tribù. Recently his son Bob joined the studio.

FABIAAN VAN SEVEREN

Fabiaan Van Severen was born in 1957 in Belgium. He graduated as an artistic painter but changed to furniture design and interior architecture. Next to his own creations, he also worked for Indera and Delta Light. The choice of material is very determinating for his designs. He has a preference for materials that are as pure as possible and that speak for themselves. For the Mirthe outdoor table and bench he opted purposefully for aluminium: robust, ideal for outdoor use and completely recyclable.

 

BRAM BOLLEN

Bram Bollen started as an intern at Tribù. When he graduated two years later with a Master degree in product design, his career as a Belgian designer soon took off. In 2006 He started his own design studio ‘studio plan b’, concentrating on product design. For Tribù he designed the first chair in injection-moulded plastic for outdoor use. Result was the refreshing Vintage collection, inspired by the 70ies. In the Terra collection he plays with Canax®, a strong but very natural looking fibre, bases on hemp and pvc.

ANDREI MUNTEANU

 Andrei Munteanu was born in Romania and studied Industrie-Design in Germany. At first he focussed on natural sciences. Later he found his artistic identity, linking various influences: Italian design, primitive art and Japanese architecture. Munteanu designed several sofas for Giorgetti, MDF Italia and JongForm. In 1998 he designs the first outdoor sofa concept for Tribù, ‘Pure Sofa’ reduces design to the essence : pure simplicity and elegance characterise this design.

Merckx & Maes

Marc Merckx and Pieter Maes met while designing furniture at Vincent Van Duysen Architects and discovered they shared a common sense of estethics and vision about design. Marc Merckx worked for 15 years as a design director and product designer for Van Duysen, managing residential and commercial projects as well as designing furniture for well-established international brands. Pieter Maes turned freelance designer in 2006, after gaining experience in several design studios in Paris, Amsterdam and Antwerp, collaborating with various artists and designers in the fields furniture design and CGI design. The design philosophy of this Belgian duo challenges the principle of reduction with light structures and strong materials. The technical and proportional aspects are meticulously developed while working with close attention to nowadays mastery. Recently they developed their first edited series, ILLUM, for TRIBÙ.