What does design mean to you?
For us, it’s about passion. It’s a way of showing our personality within all the objects around us. It’s a collection of art and heritage that we will leave behind for our family. Every single object, every little detail is important in our lives.
This passion was passed on by our parents since we were young. We grew up with the belief that every single object, including the clock on the wall to the sofa could affect our happiness in life. After that, the desire to learn more about the companies history continued to grow bigger and bigger.
The idea of Skedio was born from Ugo but was quickly adopted by Olivier. Together our goal is to make design accessible for everyone, by offering the best customer service and shipping process. We want to share our passion for design so our customers can love it as much as we do. Skedio is a web platform but we want it to be a community and a family.
We would love to hear your feedback from these questions through our email. What does design mean to you? And tell us, what products attract to you the most and what products would you like to see on our website.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Ugo & Olivier
SKEDIO is from the Greek word "σχέδιο" which means "design".
In 2019, Kartell celebrates its 70th anniversary, 70 years of history and iconic products. The history of Kartell begins in Italy with the chemist Giulio Castelli and the architect Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Times were tough in this post-war Italy and the couple wanted to bring back some colors and joy to Italian homes. Plastic was then the material of choice for this mission. In 1988, Kartell passed into the hands of the couple's son-in-law, Claudio Luti. Mr. Luti's mission was to expand the brand worldwide. Luti then decided to work with the world's leading designers in order to create products (furniture, decorative accessories and lighting) that can only be produced with Kartell's innovation and technology. Kartell's designers include Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, Piero Lissoni, Ferruccio Laviani, Eugeni Quitllet and many others.
Founded in 1959 by Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide equals innovation and design. The Italian lighting company has quickly become a worldwide leader in this field. Many of its products are found in museums around the world and major TV series such as MadMan and Suits. The most famous lamp in its collection is without any doubt the Tolomeo designed by Michele De Lucchi. This lamp was so popular that the company made several versions like the Tolomeo Mega or the Tolomeo Exterior. Another lamp that certainly does not go unnoticed by its unique design and innovative technology is the Richard Sapper’s Tizio. Artemide is a guarantee of quality, continuous innovation and timeless design.
Emeco is probably one of the most intriguing design companies. In 2019, Emeco celebrates 75 years, but it was far from recognized for its design at its beginning. Indeed, in 1944, Emeco was mandated to create a solid, durable and rustproof chair for ... the US Navy! The famous Navy chair was intended to be in the submarines of the United States during the Second World War. Victim of its own success (the chair was so durable that it had an estimated lifespan of more than 150 years), the company was heading straight to bankruptcy. After being taken over by Jay Buchbinder and then, by his son, Gregg, Emeco entered the world of design. Several renowned designers, such as Philippe Starck and Ettore Sottsass, had also used the Navy chair in their own projects. Now, Emeco is synonymous with ecology and quality. The American company manufactures all its products from recycled materials and they are handmade! The Navy, 111 Navy, Broom, Hudson and Alfi are icons of modern design.
With an uncompromising dedication to simplicity and utility, Pablo Designs’ lighting has become a sign of quality around the world. Founded in 1993 in San Francisco, Pablo Designs combines a palette of the most interesting materials with a timeless design that will go through the years with brilliance. What we particularly like about Pablo Designs is that their products always value permanence and durability. Their mission is to create lighting that strengthen the relationship between objects, their users and their environments. Among the star lights of the company, we find the Solis, Bola Disc, Cielo and Pixo.