SpHaus was founded by Filippo Dell’Orto. The idea is simple: first of all the will to express the designers own creativity, not in a subordinate way but by himself, by becoming the manager; then start a brand new company (unusual fact in Italy today) positioned in a very limited niche market field, but at the same time able to affirm its own brand amongst the historical names of contemporary design.
The first collection, that debued at the 2004 Milan furniture fair, almost all designed by Filippo Dell’Orto: they outline the essential spHaus world. They are tables, coffee tables, seats and lights, characterized by a pure, non-decorative design, but functional, not minimal.
The elegant settings of Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey, Lucas’ THX 1138 and many other masterpieces in the same style are the main source of inspiration.