DESIGN is an integral part of our company philosophy. We believe that DESIGN is a choice. Our design philosophy distinguishes ourselves from the marketplace. We aim to fuse distinctive looks with ergonomics. The final quality is not immediately apparent to our customers, but over the years, our customers have witnessed our superior finishing and guaranteed workmanship. Each Product presented by Tofarch is handpicked for its design pedigree, its company ethos and its fit in the unique Indian interior landscape. Our aim - To present a discerning collection of the best products from around the world, for work environments. We at TOFARCH take this opportunity to honor the designers in the field of furniture - design, whose works have left many TIMELESS artworks in the architectural world. Their works have been appreciated not only in the design of the products but also in the heart of the millions of users across the globe.
Charles Eames and his wife Ray are widely accredited with designing some of the Twentieth Century\'s most important and modern furniture. He was born in the city of St Louis in 1907 as the youngest son of a railway security worker. Charles was a keen student at school who was quickly identified by the teaching staff as a young man with a great deal of potential. Following school, He was awarded a scholarship to study architecture at St Louis\' Washington University. It was here that he met his first wife Catherine Woerman. As part of his honeymoon with Catherine in 1929, he travelled around Europe where he witnessed the works of Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier - who were at the forefront of furniture design at this time. Charles Eames and his wife Ray are widely accredited with designing some of the Twentieth Century\'s most important and modern furniture. He was born in the city of St Louis in 1907 as the youngest son of a railway security worker. Charles was a keen student at school who was quickly identified by the teaching staff as a young man with a great deal of potential. Following school, He was awarded a scholarship to study architecture at St Louis\' Washington University. It was here that he met his first wife Catherine Woerman. As part of his honeymoon with Catherine in 1929, he travelled around Europe where he witnessed the works of Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier - who were at the forefront of furniture design at this time.
Master in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico of Milan in 1969. From 1973 technical manager of Kartell, in charge of the development of projects of furniture and plastic laboratory equipments.
In 1979 freelance industrial designer for various companies: Alfa Romeo Auto, Alias, Alessi, Arabia-Finland ,Cinelli, Colombo design, Brevetti Gaggia, JcDecaux, Ideal Standard, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips, Olivetti, Vitra, etc.
Some products are part of permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art of Toyama and since 1994 The Museum of Modern Art in New York, includes in its Design Collection "Light light " chair 1987 , "Soft light "chair 1989, "Longframe" 1991 by Alias , and "On-Off " lamp by Luceplan1988.
Dell was born in Offenbach am Main in Hesse. From 1907-11 he completed the silver forging studies at the academy. In 1912-13 he studied at the Saxon college of arts and crafts inWeimar. From 1922-25 he worked as a foreman of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus in Weimar. In 1926 he changed to the Frankfurt art school (Städelschule). The Nazi Party did not allow him to stay there in 1933, but Walter Gropius offered him a job in the United States. However, Dell decided to remain in Germany. After World War II, Dell manufactured silver goods and opened a jewellery shop in Wiesbaden in 1948, which he operated until 1955. He died in Wiesbaden in 1974. Beginning in 1926 Dell sketched lights, often for the lamp factory Gebr. Kaiser & Co. in Neheim Hüsten beginning in 1933-34. As an early industrial designer and pioneer of plastic design, Dell used bakelite and aminoplastics as materials in 1929-30.
George Nelson was a prolific 20th Century journalist, architect and industrial designer. His most iconic works were undertaken during his time as Design Director with American Furnishings Company Herman Miller where he designed many items particularly chairs and clocks - which are as famous and instantly recognisable today, as when they were first produced over 50 years ago. George Nelson love of all aspect of design continued throughout his life. Even in his retirement he was considered to be one of the leading figures in industrial design, delivering well attended lectures around the USA. Nelson died in New York in 1986.
"Everything is sculpture," said Isamu Noguchi. "Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture." Noguchi believed the sculptor's task was to shape space, to give it order and meaning, and that art should "disappear," or be as one with its surroundings. Perhaps it was his dual heritage—his father was a Japanese poet, his mother a Scottish-American writer—that resulted in his way of looking at the world with an eye for "oneness." Unwilling and unable to be pigeonholed, Noguchi created sculptures that could be as abstract as Henri Moore's or as realistic as Leonardo's. He used any medium he could get his hands on: stone, metal, wood, clay, bone, paper, or a mixture of any or all—carving, casting, cutting, pounding, chiseling, or dynamiting away as each form took shape.
Verner Panton is considered to be one of Denmarks greatest furnishings designers. He will be best remembered for creating futuristic and uniquely designed furniture from brightly coloured plastics. His style of furniture is synonymous with the 1960s although its modernist design has meant it has remained exceptionally popular right up to the present day. Born in Denmark in 1926, Panton studied firstly architectural engineering at Odense followed by an architural degree at Copenhagens Royal Danish Art Academy. Following his graduation in 1951, he worked for the architectural practice of another famous Dane Arne Jacobsen. Here he was considered something of a troublemaker and within 2 years he had set up by himself. Very quickly he earned a name for himself as an innovative and free-thinking designer who was not constrained by conventional designs and materials good examples of this are his 1955 Collapsible House design following in 1960 by his Cardboard House and Plastic House concepts.
Son of the famous sculptor Giacomo , Pio Manzu completed his high school classics and then moved to the University of Design in Ulm , in order to specialize in industrial design , under the leadership of designer and philosopher Argentine Tomás Maldonado . His theories and achievements, imbued with a design strongly related to scientific knowledge of materials and industrial processes, were immediately noticed by Dante Giacosa and leaders in NSU Motorenwerke . The collaboration with this company will deliver a number of prototypes with rotary engines and model Ro80 . Initially the co-operation with the center-style Fiat , while desired by Giacosa, was opposed by the attitude towards the company wary of outside consultants, from which it was feared insufficient knowledge of the processes of industrialization of the product.
Claudio Silvestrin is an Italian architect and designer, and a British citizen. He was educated in Milan, under the guidance of A. G. Fronzoni, before moving to the Architectural Association in London. From 1986 to 1988, Silvestrin worked in partnership with John Pawson at their London studio Pawson Silvestrin Architects. In 1989 he established Claudio Silvestrin Architects, with offices in London and, from 2006, in Milan. Considered to be one of the masters of contemporary minimalism, Silvestrin is admired by international architects and designers, such as Giorgio Armani and Terence Conran. He is known for the serene spaces and simple, essential forms of his architecture and interior design.
Professor Birgit Lohmann commenced in the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor on 14 February 2011. Professor Lohmann is a graduate of the University of Adelaide (BSc Honours - Physics) and Flinders University (PhD in Atomic Physics). Her research interests are in experimental atomic physics, and she spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University after graduating from Flinders University. In 1986 she took up a position as a lecturer at Murdoch University.In 1990 she moved to Griffith University, where she was a teaching and research academic in physics, and served in a number of leadership roles including Head of the School of Science and Director of the Centre for Quantum Dynamics.In 2007 she took up the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) at the University of Adelaide, providing leadership in the areas of learning and teaching and oversight of the University’s quality assurance processes, including the University’s AUQA audit.
Was born in 1967. After obtaining a degree in architecture, is working mainly as a designer and as an industrial consultant. Since 1945 he is also involved in re-structuring of both private and public buildings. He has given lectures in Industrial Packaging and has collaborated with the faculty of Architecture. He has worked for Cappellini, Ycami, Poliform, Varenna, Units, Moroso, Obumex, Antonio Lupi, Nemo and Oluce. He has participated in numerous design shows. In 1993 in Paris with ''Design: Mirroir du Siècle'' in 1995, he shows the bed Archimede for Cappellini in ''Im neuen Museum Weserburg'' Bremen and in 1996 he shows the ''Carpet Zigozago'' designed for Cappellini in the museum of Applied arts in Colonia.