Tollgard Product Design specialises in contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories for leading international brands.

Product design allows us to tell the story of the piece instead of the story of the space. The direct, focused narrative of each piece of contemporary furniture design offers an answer to a question of living that our interior design work has uncovered.

Product Design Division

Staffan Tollgård & Filippo Castellani

Staffan Tollgård and Filippo Castellani head the product design division of Tollgard Design Group, working from our Belgravia studio. Recent work includes furniture commissions for internationally acclaimed brands Gallotti & Radice, Porada, JAB Anstoetz, Contardi and Vi-Spring. New design classics like the Ekero family for Porada, have received international acclaim at the Livingetc Style Award and the European Product Design Awards.

Our latest works

New works of art and craft for Tollgård & Castellani include collections for Gallotti & Radice and Porada. For Italian furniture favourites, Galotti & Radice, Staffan and Filippo introduced the SENSEI collection, an exploration of the elegant functionalism of Japan. Continuing their ongoing relationship with Porada, the duo has expanded the EKERO family to become lighter and brighter with new pieces exploring illumination and balance within design.

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“As a Scandinavian designer, I am functionalist to my very core. My wife jokes that if I’m not being useful, I’m just not happy. So function, to me, is king. Functional sculpture is when a piece of design is beautiful – and thus useful - even when it’s not working."

Staffan Tollgard

On Our Design Ethos

Italian design with Swedish sensibilities

Our ongoing collaboration with furniture artisans Porada showcases how Tollgard is able to work within the creative DNA of a brand.

“Tillow shares the philosophy of Lagom, a very Swedish concept where balance is key – never is there too much or too little. This marriage of materials feels considered without feeling cluttered. Tillow explores this equilibrium within the realm of functional sculpture. Three legs, three sizes and three materials reveal endless design opportunities.”

Staffan Tollård

Creative Director

Tillow comes from the Middle English telgian meaning to put forth branches. Our innate biophilic tendencies draw us to organic forms that as humans we used to be closer to. Tillow was an opportunity to work with the balance, harmony and suggestion of new growth and life that the bases inspired.

A new product from the EKERO family makes its debut. Sculptural and functional: rethinking the bedside typology to create a beautiful nightstand with storage. The Ekero Night perfectly balances form and materiality - marble grounds a marriage of metal, wood and leather.

Dafto Dressing Table is part of Porada’s Archipelago collection. It combines saddle leather, solid wood and weighty brass detailing and tells a story of valuable natural materials protected by an encasing wrapper. Just as the islands of the Swedish archipelago are bounded by the protective grasp of the granite below and around them.

Meet the team

Staffan Tollgård

Creative Director

Founder Staffan Tollgård was born and raised in Stockholm. He uses his earlier career in film making as inspiration, manifesting his passion for story telling through his interior design projects as well as product design ventures. Staffan’s design ethos is crystallised in two principles: the search for the
Scandinavian notion of the distinctive ‘red thread’ or creative DNA, in each project, and the commitment to the creation of functional sculpture.

Filippo Castellani

Head of Product Design

Filippo Castellani was born in Pisa, educated in Florence and trained in Milan. Creative consultant and product designer for leading international design brands, his experience has seen him work from high end and limited production items, to mass produced and globally retailed products. Informal balanced unconventional figured detailed… these are the keys to his concept of design.

Get in touch

We love to work with creative, like-minded brands to answer their questions of living. If you have a project you’d like to discuss please get in touch and Filippo or Staffan will get back to you shortly.

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