OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE SHARP DESIGN FOR TIMELESS SPACES.
We design sharp and timeless solutions for ever-changing environments. For us, dynamic change in living and working spaces nowadays has opened a breach for new, bold ideas. We regard change as an opportunity. The uniqueness of our products stems from our innovative design approach, forward looking-techniques and an everlasting love for traditional craftsmanship. We understand the need for flexibility – our products have the ability to adapt to various materials, sizes and colors in accordance with our clients’ specific requests. We are always in search of something new and exciting, while keeping sustainability at the core of everything we do. We create products for spaces in which people can feel healthy, comfortable and inspired.
OUR HISTORY AND HOW IT SHAPED OUR DESIGN BELIEFS.
ASKIA carries forward, under a new approach, the legacy and commitment to quality design of Ubikubi, widely known as one of the best Romanian design brands. In 2020, after 5 years of solid growth, a consistent international presence, 86 products developed and countless of them sold all over the world, our former brand Ubikubi joined forces with ARCADE, a top Romanian company providing complete services for tailor-made office spaces and high performance acoustic solutions.
Together, we now stand as ASKIA. We focus our entire energy on developing a new product range of furniture and acoustic solutions dedicated to office spaces, under the creative direction of Dragos Motica. Perfectly complemented by the impressive technical expertise and high production capabilities of ARCADE, our new partnership brings forward a bigger potential for developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art objects. With the help of their over 140 specialists working in Bucharest and Mizil, combining creative craftsmanship with advanced technologies, ARCADE sustains the production of the existing and future ASKIA collections.
In Romanian, “AȘCHIA” means “the chip of wood”. For us, ever since the beginning, wood was the most meaningful material. We aim to express its vital power, undeniable qualities and symbolic meanings in everything we do. As a local saying wisely states, “the chip does not jump far from the trunk”. Our name, AȘKIA (AȘCHIA), thus reflects a new beginning of something cherished that has been here before. A fresh start, but with invaluable lessons already encapsulated in our DNA. A change in strength and motivation. A bigger space for growth. With this belief in mind, we create sharp designs for timeless spaces.
Meet the designers
ASKIA Research Studio
ARS (AȘKIA Research Studio) is the team of designers and engineers behind AȘKIA Furniture and ARCADEGROUP. Brought together by a passion for design and guided by the desire to explore innovative technological solutions, we aim to develop ARS as an interdisciplinary space for creation, testing and production.
Passionate architect and product designer, Dragoș has successfully developed products in the fields of furniture, lighting and interior design.
201 Design Studio
Mira & Codrin focus primarily on functionality when designing objects. The core of their creative process is the perfect understanding of the interaction between object and user.
Through MBSP Studio, Mihaela and Ștefan try to establish a personal working system, in the field of interior and product design. They always connect production with simple solutions, and the understanding of the theme with solving the details.
Oana draws, reconditions old objects and creates new ones. She has always produced objects out of passion, not from an external requirement. In her projects, Oana tries to practice the learning of discipline and of virtues.
CCS is an award winning design and architecture practice specialized in hospitality projects, office spaces and retail. CCS activity spans across a variety of fields: integrated architecture, interior design, product design, identity & graphic design, scenography.