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Ardeola: contemporary design pieces
The name Ardeola (the official latin name of the pond heron bird) dates back to the childhood of Ercsényi Miklós, when his grandparents had a sculpture that formed a very slender heron bird with its beam pointing up to the sky – all carved from one single wood. Later this sculpture became of Ercsényi and he has chosen it to be the logo of their company. The sculpture has finally got broken but the name remained.
Ercsényi Miklós, a Hungarian architect/product designer and his wife have launched this venture that designs, manufactures and sells contemporary design pieces like: home decoration items, jewels, furniture, etc. All items are carefully designed and manufactured using high quality and precise technologies and many processes are made by hand.
The style ardeola pieces bears is a mixture of simple minimalist elements in organic or geometric layout. The design procedure starts on computer, and only the best designs reach the real manufacturing phase. As a principle they follow the “less is more” rule, however the final appearance they try to achieve is more than the minimal and in many cases they try to be organic the way that manual processes make every single product unique.
They regularly revise their designs and update them – just in order to reach more appealing appearance. Naturally their palette of goods grows constantly, they introduce new models on a regular basis.
The raw materials that they use are high quality pieces, and the choice of materials grows rapidly. Along with the new manufacturing technologies that they adopt they also introduce and apply new materials that fits to the technologies seamlessly.
The manufacturing processes they use are computer aided precise technologies (like laser cutting, cnc milling) and they constantly expand the range to find the best that fits to their latest designs. Every single product gets ready with manual processes.