On the one hand, Henry Glass, Kristalia and Penta, iconic companies of Made in Italy excellence, with collaboration from Arte 9MILANO and its ancient powerful wood ABONOS. And on the other, Nicola Gallizia, the art director, renowned for an approach to design marked by extreme care and obsessive attention to detail. A new generation of showroom has developed from this merger, devised to simplify the professional life of architects in every delicate phase of their work.
Inside the showroom, the well-stocked and constantly up-dated ‘library of materials’ plays a key role. Designers are provided with a time-saving opportunity to explore furnishing materials, textures and surfaces in this unique venue. They can also examine the effects of the different formal, chromatic and textural combinations that adds value to benefit ‘tailor-made’ projects. The creatives can also rely on the assistance, dialogue and maximum collaboration of the highly-qualified technical support team.
The official inauguration of the showroom was held on November 8th 2017. The facility covers 180 sq.m. and has five windows facing onto Via Larga and each tantalizes with a taste of the rarefied elegant atmosphere found inside. Conceived as a total living experience, the showroom presents a sequence of ambiences – from the lounge to the dining room – that allow visitors to breathe the style (pure shapes, precious materials, warm and natural shades) and to envisage all possible declensions.
For the inauguration, Nicola Gallizia presents an unusual interpretation of the wood ABONOS. It has been enhanced with the magical touch of the resins developed by the designers of Alcarol (Andrea Forti & Eleonora Dal Farra). His original chair in curved structural wood has been created from the invaluable experience in the production of skis and snowboards by specialist Alessandro Marchi “Sandy”. A new identity takes the stage thanks to the successful combination of traditional crafting and innovative, technological design.