The portfolio of Blue Bay Design is the result of a precise intention and strategy to combine Italian brands with a common high standard in term of positioning, quality,  prestige and heritage.

The value Blue Bay would like to convey to its partners and customers is the possibility to offer a one single interface collaboration enabling to address every sort of quality and design driven project (private or contract).

Brands: Boffi | DePadova, Zanotta, Knoll International, Moroso, FontanaArte, Gandiablasco Group

Countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland

The history of De Padova started in the 50`s when Maddalena De Padova began the business activities by importing Scandinavian furniture and objects, sold at the store on via Montenapoleone in Milan.

In the 80’s through the collaboration of Achille Castiglioni, Dieter Rams and above all Vico Magistretti, De Padova becomes famous for its modern yet timeless style.

Today DePadova is part of the Boffi | DePadova Group which includes high-end companies that interact collaboratively to develop an integrated living concept for kitchen, bathroom, furniture and doors that goes beyond the single unit, including multiple worlds and diverse languages that coexist in one reality.

The Boffi | DePadova Group includes more than 70 flagship stores worldwide in all the major capitals. All these flagship stores are a true experience of living.

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Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the major players of modern Italian design. In fact, Zanotta’s illustrious history is inseparable from that of the country’s design industry. It was one of the pioneering brands that provided designers with a platform to experiment, create and push the boundary of Italian furniture design, ushering the industry into its golden age during the mid-1950s and ’60s. It was also one of the first brands that championed and participated in the first edition of the Salone del Mobile in 1961. 

Today, there are over 300 Zanotta pieces being displayed as part of permanent collections in some of the world’s most prestigious museums.

In April 2023 Zanotta merged with Cassina and became part of the Haworth Lifestyle Design group.

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Knoll’s legendary story begins in New York in 1938, thanks to the initiative of Hans Knoll, a furniture manufacturer who moved from Germany. In 1941 Knoll hired the renowned architect Florence Shust, who later became his wife and went down in history as Florence Knoll. Since then, modern design has become the pivot around which production is developed, articulated in a wide range of sofas, armchairs, chaise lounges, dormeuse, chairs, tables and Knoll coffee tables.

Inspired by the great masters of the Bauhaus, Knoll has built over the years a catalogue full of iconic pieces that embody the key principles of the Modern Movement, such as functionality and aesthetics with pure and essential lines. 

Recognised worldwide as a design leader, Knoll is the recipient of hundreds of design awards, with products represented in major art museums around the world.

In July 2021 Herman Miller and Knoll merged so creating the preeminent leader in modern design. Infact the combined company comprises 19 leading brands, a presence across over 100 countries worldwide, a global dealer network, 64 showrooms globally, more than 50 physical retail locations, and global multi-channel eCommerce capabilities.

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Moroso was established in 1952 by Agostino Moroso with the objective of making sofas, armchairs and furnishing accessories. An artisanal approach to product manufacturing and extraordinary creativity in the designing stage formed the foundations of a vision which enabled the firm to grow and distinguish itself in the market for its product quality, innovation and creativity. In the 80`s the second generation of the family launched an exhaustive programme of auteur design studies.

Nearly seventy years after its founding, Moroso is still a family driven company positioned among the haute couture of international design, a leading company in upholstered-furniture manufacturing.

Through the creative input of talented designers Moroso has over the years created a collection of iconic style, all with an unmistakable Moroso touch and feel. Its international outlook has introduced Moroso to some of the most beautiful design settings in the world, including MoMA in New York, Le Palais de Tokyo and the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Venice Biennale, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Significant partnerships which allowed Moroso to create a vast and varied product range equally suited to residential or contract use.

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The history of FontanaArte started in 1932 in Milan from an idea by Gio Ponti, and today, after almost a century, it is one of the Italian companies that have written the “history of lighting and furnishing” in Italy and around the world.

A journey through the twentieth century alongside immense personalities in their genius and creativity such as Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand and Gae Aulenti who, in their role as artistic directors, guided the company and contributed to the birth of iconic lamps recognised throughout the world. 

Still today, in the 21st century, the “Arte” that Ponti added to the company name is the key to an identity that exists beyond any single serial product. The timeless spirit, balance between art and industry, is the same that inspires FontanaArte‘s contemporary production, an equilibrium of clarity and durability.

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Family company Gandia Blasco Group was founded by José Gandía Blasco in the 1940s in Spain and reinvented by his son José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales, the current Chairman. Gandia Blasco Group is 82 years old without forgetting its roots: a long journey that began in the Valencia textile industry in 1941, moving to the design of furniture and outdoor spaces in the mid-90s and now distributed in more than 90 countries on the 5 continents as well as in its own showrooms.

GANDIABLASCO is the main brand of the Gandia Blasco Group. It specializes in outdoor furniture, accessories and outdoor spaces of architectural nature, all linked to a Mediterranean lifestyle born over 20 years ago, inspired by Ibiza’s vernacular architecture and the passion for outdoor life of the President and Creative Director of the company, José A. Gandía-Blasco.

Gandiablasco group today includes GAN Rugs, Diabla and Möwee.

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GAN is a company belonging to Gandiablasco Group and is specialized in the production and marketing of rugs and accessories for indorr and outdoor use.

In GAN, rugs are not simply decorative objects, but rather a system of shapes and volumes that redefine the concept of habitability. All of the products are manufactured in India, by expert craftsmen who use some of the best natural fibers -cotton, jute, wool- as well as recycled fibers. 
The artisanal manufacture of GAN collections supports the economic development of the area where they are made. Over the years, GAN has established a production system which, while preserving tradition, renews craftsmanship thanks to its connection with contemporary design. In this way, the artisan practice evolves and the design expands its horizons.

Most of GAN collections are made with natural materials such as wool and jute. Both are obtained with no animal suffering and are excellent insulators, which helps reduce energy consumption and reduce environmental noise. On the other hand, some of GAN’s collections are manufactured using recycled materials, such as Nuances by Patricia Urquiola and Diamond by Charlotte Lancelot.
The value of what is made by hand, slowly, piece by piece, is what differentiates and defines us.

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