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Top 10 luxury furniture brands to follow

Top 10 luxury furniture brands to follow

The best high-end contemporary furniture brands around the world you should have on your radar.

Words by Ankita Bhowmick in Design & Architecture · Jan 23rd, 2019

If you are an admirer of luxury furniture, then look no further as Luxhabitat brings to you the top 10 luxury furniture brands that are worth following.

1. Kettal

Kettal has some stunning signature pieces like Maia, by Patricia Urquiola
Kettal has some stunning signature pieces like Maia, by Patricia Urquiola Image credit: Kettal

Kettal is a European brand, that was established in 1964 in Europe. It was in the 21st century that the company acquired the brands, Hugonet and Triconfort, and that's how Kettal group was formed. Its headquarters is located in Barcelona, Spain. Their manufacturing plant in Tarragona, Spain helps them give close attention to details and customise the products to meet the clients' needs so as to make each piece of furniture unique and exclusive.

The important names in the international design scene that Kettal is associated with include Patricia Urquiola, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Rodolfo Dordoni, Doshi Levien, Hella Jongerlius, Jasper Morrison, Michel Charlot & Emiliana Design studio, who all have contributed to the unique collection the brand is known for. As a respect to the environment, they have incorporated the use of eco-friendly paints, which are 100% ecological and recyclable. You can pick a piece at Obegi Home on Jumeirah road in Dubai.

2. Poltrona Frau

Poltrona frau showroom in Jumeirah
Poltrona Frau showroom in Jumeirah Image credit: Poltrona Frau

The hundred years old international brand of Poltrona Frau was formed in 1912 and feature hand-crafted workmanship. They are known for representing design, elegance and perfection of Italian-made products. Enjoying an international reach, the brand offers top of the range furniture. 

Poltrona Frau combines their manufacturing expertise with research into the material so as to obtain the best from leather and from the exclusive Pelle Frau leather. The products that the brand have on offer are mordernised but at the same time feature original and natural softness, warmth and tactile qualities. The brand has a branch on Jumeirah Road in Dubai if you want to check out some of the most iconic pieces.

3. b&b italia

B&B Italia features a collection of contemporary and premium design furnishing with timeless elegance that enhances indoor and outdoor areas. The brand is known for uniquely blending creativity, innovation and industrial potential.

B&B's constant drive to create something new reflects in its outdoor products, that have a hi-tech soul and design identity. They are made up of technically exceptional mechanisms, structures and materials.

The brand has on offer furniture items that include sofas, armchairs, chaise longue, chairs, tables, small tables, writing desks, beds, storage units, wall systems, wardrobes, complements and accessories. Available at Jumeirah Road near the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club.

4. Minotti

Aston Cord Outdoor by Minotti
Aston Cord Outdoor Image credit: Minotti

The international Italian company of Minotti was established in 1948 and features contemporary furniture design that represents a classic-modern lifestyle in the residential and hospitality segments. 

The brand has onboard talented artisans, whose skills are combined with modern technologies in order to give shape to designers' ideas and projects. The designers' creative energies are channeled based on different cultural roots in order to create products that reflect the Minotti identity as well as the evolution of living habits.

5. Gandiablasco

Gandiablasco is a family-owned Spanish firm that has grown into a global furniture and rugs brand. They offer slick and streamlined (usually white) furniture items which also feature functionality. They also have their products in some of the finest resorts and hotels around the world.

Gandiablasco's 75 years of experience helps it to design glamorous outdoor furniture that do not require any upkeep and withstand all weather conditions. All of their products are richly detailed, feature hand-woven textile patterns and give special emphasis on comfort.

Available at Finasi on Al Ittihad Road, Deira, Dubai.

6. Sika Design

Sika Design was founded in 1951 in Horsens, Denmark. It was during the war that the company was established, because of which there was growing unemployment and a shortage of raw materials. The production of furniture, therefore, was based on free raw materials such as straw from the field after harvest and reeds that were gathered from the marshes. Postwar, Sika Design also produced baskets made out of wicker in the state prison of Horsens.

Presently, the brand creates handmade furniture that feature comfort, quality and sustainability, which are the main requirements for their design and manufacturing process. Furniture designed by Sika Design feature in several hotels, restaurant and cruise ships around the world. 

7. Gubi

GUBI is a Danish company that was founded by Lisbeth and Gubi Olsen in 1967. They have earned an international reputation for their products, that are aesthetically beautiful and features great innovation. The company has onboard renowned Danish designers and architects who work on the basis of specific projects. 

GUBI is presently run by Jacob, the son of Lisbeth and Olsen. The brand is known for relaunching classical products from the Danish as well as international design history. Dedicated to the luxury of living life, GUBI features designs that combine the past and the present for the new to evolve. 

8. Pp Møbler

The family-owned Danish joinery of PP Møbler was established in 1953. Featuring a strong tradition for crafting design furniture of high quality, the brand is motivated for its love for woods. 

PP Møbler is one of Denmark's leading joineries and cabinet makers and produces premium quality furniture. Their products are a result of the combination of technical ingenuity and craftsmanship. Available at Ikonhouse in Al Quoz.

9. Magis

Established in 1976 in the north-east of Italy, Magis was founded by Eugenio Perazza and is a prominent lodestar in the design world. The brand features high functional and technological quality products for the home, that are developed in association with major international designers, so as to create products that are ethical, poetic and aesthetic.

Magis products are part of the permanent collections of museums like the MoMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

10. Fritz Hansen

The exclusive brand of Republic of Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 in Denmark and is known for crafting timeless design. They currently enjoy a presence in 4 continents across 29 countries, featuring showrooms which include 17 concept stores and 115 brand partners.

They offer world famous classics and contemporary products for furniture, lighting and accessories. The products are created in collaboration with leading international designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Pierro Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Jaime Hayon. There is a showroom in the Al Sufouh area.