Published on : Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Tables, counters, chairs, but also hoods and kitchens: inside and outside the fair, HI-MACS® solid surface material once again confirmed its leading position in the world of technical material and brought back into the spotlight its greatest feature, versatility, now making it the ideal medium for designers and interior architects, as well as businesses and interior designers.
The exhibition Collaboration Elements, a chronological journey through different styles and technologies via the collaboration between renowned architects and LG Hausys with its material including HI-MACS®, unfolded on via Tortona road, in the heart of the exhibitions in Milan.
Alessandro Mendini and Stefano Giovannoni, as well as Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders and Ben van Berkel were the protagonists of a space that gathered information, architects, self-reflection and technology in a ‘forest’ of columns and mirrors, between blurred lines and boundaries to create an engaging and extraordinary visual effect.
The great variety of shape possibilities, thanks to its thermoforming properties, is just one of the features that makes HI-MACS® a unique material, ideal not only for indoor and outdoor furniture, but also for kitchen and bathroom furniture: it is waterproof and resistant to heat, bacteria, dirt, stains, mould and chemicals.
Aran Cucine, Rastelli and Simone Piva presented at the Furniture Fair three different but all equally amazing kitchens, with seamless solid surface countertops, appearing as though they were made from a single block, with either geometric or swirling shapes.
In the Modulnova and Poggenpohl spaces, Novy set up a Zen hood integrating a practical lighting system in the filtering unit using the translucent HI-MACS® Lucent range.
Karl Andersson & Soner set up its space at the fair with Buff Nordic-style tables and coffee tables whose wooden legs contrast elegantly with the acrylic stone.
And finally, DesLABs presented WineOLED, a HI-MACS® lamp for wine lovers, offering them a clear and distinct view of a wine’s colour and main features.
As part of the “Czech Selection” project, which links the current trends of Czech design excellence to functional and refined features, Amosdesign displayed a long, slender and modern countertop made of HI-MACS®, demonstrating experience in craftsmanship and handling technical materials.
Finally, for Dutch Satellite, the studio Lotte Douwens created “Table Landscapes”, a system of trays designed to overlap and criss-cross on the table, creating a muddle of colourful and dynamic surfaces.
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