Pushing boundaries in design, JANUS et Cie revolutionised the outdoor furnishings industry by creating more fluid spaces – interiors that seamlessly transition into the exterior, while the outdoors become cozy, comfortable and intimate lounges. The brand’s offering of luxurious accessories and rich, vibrant textiles are well-suited for sophisticated interiors yet expertly crafted to withstand the elements. Through 40 years of prolific work, JANUS et Cie’s innovative approach to design insists that luxury is no longer confined by the walls of an interior.
Founded by industry visionary Janice Feldman in 1978, JANUS et Cie designs range from the classic to the modern, embodying the company’s namesake – JANUS, the Roman god with two heads, one looking forward and the other looking back. “The artist in me is a champion of handcrafts, like the art of handweaving, while the designer in me is driven to employ cutting-edge technologies to create the most innovative synthetic fibres or sophisticated metal extrusions,” says Feldman. “In this way, we concentrate on diversity of materials, innovative design, flawless execution and lasting quality in every piece we produce.”
Craftsmanship is paramount – the company’s collections are renowned for exceptional strength, exquisite engineering and distinctive design, making its furniture top choice for some of the finest hotels, resorts and yachts around the world, namely Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Aman. With pieces that hold their good looks whether on the balconies of Alpina Gstaad guest rooms or lining the pool at the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach, the brand certainly redefines what all-weather means for outdoor style.
JANUS et Cie is also known for collaborations with world-renowned designers, each seeing the company’s creativity through a unique lens, bringing distinctive nuance to the brand vision, while developing collections rooted in its values of exacting quality. The impressive line-up includes exclusive collections with Piero Lissoni, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, Gabellini Sheppard and Paola Navone. Janice Feldman, herself a trained artist and designer schooled in graphic arts, has designed 20 collections including some of JANUS et Cie’s most iconic ensembles like Amari, Arbor, Katachi and Vino.
Though an American-born luxury lifestyle brand, JANUS et Cie now operates as part of the prestigious Haworth and Poltrona Frau Group family, alongside Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, embodying the same unrelenting dedication to craft as these esteemed Italian heritage brands. This relationship underscores JANUS et Cie’s dedication to expanding globally. The company recently opened its first European flagship in Milan, located in the illustrious Brera Design District. The showroom itself is a gorgeous, multi-level experience, warmly illuminated by the company’s signature limestone floors and pristine white walls and carefully decorated with intriguing vignettes. The Milan location joins JANUS et Cie’s international locations – Singapore and Sydney – as the company continues to grow worldwide.