- Designer:Neri & Hu
- Production:Made to Order
- Customizable Finish:N/A
- Customizable Size:N/A
- Customizable Upholstery:N/A
- Electrical Certificates:cUL / ETL On Request
The ClassiCon brand stands for quality, individuality and a timeless aesthetic—regardless of passing fashions. More important than the degree of fame achieved by the designer is a demonstrated fascination with new formal concepts. This focus helps ClassiCon to continually discover exciting young designers. In the case of Konstantin Grcic, this has resulted in a longstanding collaboration, which the Munich designer took advantage of right from the start by including references to the iconic Eileen Gray in his Orcus secretary. ClassiCon produces and sells the Eileen Gray Collection as worldwide licensee of Aram Designs Ltd, London. In the early 1970s, Eileen Gray began to collaborate with Zeev Aram to develop her furniture and lamps for series production. In 1973 Eileen Gray signed a Worldwide contract with Aram Designs, London, to bring her designs into production for the first time. The ClassiCon signature provides a guarantee that only high-grade materials and methods are used in production – meeting all ecological requirements – and that every piece of furniture has passed strict quality control. Their logo offers the assurance that each limited edition is an authentic replica of the original, made with the consent of the rights holders.
Neri & Hu
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu founded the Neri & Hu Design and Research Office in 2004 in Shanghai to take on international architecture and design projects. Together they have become one of the most dynamic design forces in China today.
The two architects began their studies in Berkeley, California. Lyndon Neri went on to earn his master’s degree at Harvard. For over ten years he was a partner, and project manager for Asia, at Michael Graves & Associates in Princeton and also worked for various New York architecture firms. Rossana Hu continued her studies with a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton and worked in the architecture studios of Michael Graves & Associates as well as various major architecture firms in New York City and San Francisco.
In addition to their architecture and design office, Neri and Hu are the founders of Design Republic, a concept store for outstanding international design in Shanghai. Both architects are also active designers and have created products for a number of European companies such as Mooi, Lema, BD Barcelona and Meritalia. Under the moniker brand ‘neri&hu’, they sell their own product line, for which they have received multiple international awards. Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu have taught at Princeton, Harvard and the University of Hong Kong. They are joint editors of a book titled ‘Persistence of Vision’, the first in a series of publications dealing with architecture and urban planning challenges in Chinese mega-cities.