Established in 1976 in the north east of Italy, Magis designs without boundaries from an Italian company. The company’s success is based on the desire to provide a broad swathe of users with access to high functional and technological quality products for the home, developed in partnership with major international designers, with a vision of the resulting products that is ethical and poetic as well as aesthetic.
Magis products that are all 100% “Made in Italy”, are a guarantee of high quality, in line with the firm’s tradition, which has developed from its craftmanship and cultural roots, through the evolving styles and industrial growth of the eighties and nineties, and continues to comprise one of the company’s greatest and most valuable assets.
Starting out in 1969, environmental and industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita gradually extended his creative field from Japan to Italy and the international arena. He has created many highly successful products for European and Japanese manufacturers, ranging from furniture, LCD TV sets and robots to household goods and appliances. Many of his works can be found at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and other museums around the world. In recent years, he has been promoting education by holding seminars and workshops not only in Japan, but also in other parts of Asia as well as in Europe. He continues to cultivate his lifelong devotion to working with traditional crafts and developing local industries.