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Yabu Pushelberg

Founded in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, Yabu Pushelberg is now one of the most recognized design firms worldwide. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach has evolved to encompass all aspects of design, including many product collaborations; each new venture reflects an edited approach that continuously shifts between the rational and the intuitive. Recognized as design industry innovators, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg have earned countless accolades for their work and contribution to international design excellence, including their appointment as Officers for the Order of Canada. With studios in Toronto and New York and current projects in over sixteen countries, attention to detail and a spirit of exploration remains a hallmark of the firm. In 2017, Yabu Pushelberg designed the airy outdoor chairs ‘Nodi’ for Tribù,followed by Elio, an inviting collection of woven chairs.

designers George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg


Attention to detail and a sense of geometric perfection characterize the work of the Italian architect/designer Monica Armani. This has not escaped the attention of the international design world. Several leading home interior labels including Poliform, Moroso, Boffi, B&B Italia and Kvadrat have already collaborated with her. For more than 20 years she has worked closely with her husband Luca Dallabetta, who assists her in all technical matters. 
Monica Armani has always been fascinated by the world of the outdoor. She grew up in a villa on a hill, designed by her father, a rationalist architect, where the design and the formal aesthetics are a unique continuos between the inside and the outside. For Tribù she added a female touch to the collection with the design of Tosca, a very exclusive concept of outdoor furniture with elegant seating shells in extra-large vertical braiding.

designer Monica Armani


Born as a son of a carpenter, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga (Lissone, °1946) spent a lot of time in his father's carpenter's shop. It was the beginning of the first industrial furniture production and a new profession started to emerge, that of designer. With a graduation in interior design, he was responsible for the R&D department of Boffi Cucine from 1966 to 1971. In 1971 he became partner of the A&D studio with Luigi Massoni where he designed products, show rooms, stand and exhibition for leading Italian furnishing companies such as: Boffi, Poltrona Frau, Nazareno Gabrielli, Poliform, Porro, Matteograssi. In 1991 he set up his own studio 'Piergiorgio Cazzaniga Design' working principally with Porro, Composit, La Palma, Living Divani, MDF Italia, Tribù, Desalto and Andreu World. His innovative creations have merited numerous awards making him one of the leading internationally renowned Italian designers. For Tribù he designed several collections: Bird, Vis à vis and CTR.



Lievore Altherr Molina

The Spanish design studio Lievore Altherr Molina was created in 1991 by the merging of its three partners: Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr and Manel Molina. The studio specializes in product and furniture design,  interior design  and art direction for companies. They have  been awarded numerous  national and international awards, including Spain's National Design Award in 1999 and several ADI-FAD Delta de oro and Delta de Plata awards. Simultaneously, the studio has developed an intense teaching practice, giving seminars and training courses to new professionals at various Spanish universities and other organizations. Lievore Altherr Molina has exhibited their work all over the world. For Tribù they designed the Branch collection.


Wim Segers has been Tribù’s  home designer for many years. With his outdoor chair ‘Natal’, Tribù  experienced its international breakthrough. Segers even won a Henry van de Velde prize for its architectural design that was revolutionary at the time.


Segers’ architectural approach, based on comfort and functionality, was of great influence to the timeless style that characterizes Tribù. Recently his son Bob joined the studio.

Merckx & Maes

Marc Merckx and Pieter Maes met while designing furniture at Vincent Van Duysen Architects and discovered they shared a common sense of esthetics and vision about design. Marc Merckx worked for 15 years as a design director and product designer for Van Duysen, managing residential and commercial projects as well as designing furniture for well-established international brands. Pieter Maes turned freelance designer in 2006, after gaining experience in several design studios in Paris, Amsterdam and Antwerp, collaborating with various artists and designers in the fields furniture design and CGI design. The design philosophy of this Belgian duo challenges the principle of reduction with light structures and strong materials. The technical and proportional aspects are meticulously developed while working with close attention to nowadays mastery. In 2015, they developed their first edited series, Illum, for Tribù.

Marc Merckx Pieter Maes

Ilia Eckardt

Belgian designer Ilia Eckardt grew up immersed in the Belgian fashion scene, his mother Hilde Frunt working for Belgian fashion designers like Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck. Fascinated by their world, Ilia worked on several knitting projects, experimenting with innovative knitting techniques and materials.

The Monsieur Tricot lighting collection is the first knitted weatherproof lighting, merging traditional techniques with high-performance materials and modern technology. The globe and drop lights give a warm glow and cast beautiful shadows. Different shapes, dimensions, knitting patterns and colours are the perfect compliment to Tribù’s furniture.


 Andrei Munteanu was born in Romania and studied Industrie-Design in Germany. At first he focussed on natural sciences. Later he found his artistic identity, linking various influences: Italian design, primitive art and Japanese architecture. Munteanu designed several sofas for Giorgetti, MDF Italia and JongForm. In 1998 he designs the first outdoor sofa concept for Tribù, ‘Pure Sofa’ reduces design to the essence : pure simplicity and elegance characterise this design.


Fabiaan Van Severen was born in 1957 in Belgium. He graduated as an artistic painter but changed to furniture design and interior architecture. Next to his own creations, he also worked for Indera and Delta Light. The choice of material is very determinating for his designs. He has a preference for materials that are as pure as possible and that speak for themselves. For the Mirthe outdoor table and bench he opted purposefully for aluminium: robust, ideal for outdoor use and completely recyclable.


Marc Merckx