A Masterpiece in Design & Collaboration /
The new Andreu World showroom in Milan is an impressive display of innovative designs and materials.
This space showcases the creations of designers Patricia Urquiola and Philippe Starck, who have joined forces with Andreu World to create a collection that seamlessly blends form, function, and environmental responsibility.
Let’s delve into the features of this showroom and highlight the designs from these two designers.
Patricia Urquiola’s Sustainable Showcase /
Patricia Urquiola has designed with Andreu World for a decade. Her latest showroom design captivates visitors with its unique elements, embracing sustainability without compromising aesthetics
Transparency and Fluidity
The screens and walls throughout the showroom exude transparency and fluidity, thanks to their construction from FSC sustainable oak. These materials are sourced from reforested forests and boast a Chain of Custody certification, ensuring responsible forest management throughout production.
Flexibility and Modularity
Urquiola incorporates acoustic-absorbing panels into the showroom’s design to enhance flexibility and modularity. These panels provide visual appeal and prevent sound from spreading, creating a more comfortable and immersive environment. The textile used Hero 2 by Kvadrat is primarily woven from wool, a renewable resource, and re-engineered to contain recycled nylon.
Modularity and Synergy
The chair display rack showcases modularity and synergy through the use of Smile Plastics, a recycled plastic material made from “waste” plastics collected from post-consumer and post-industrial sources. Urquiola emphasises sustainability and environmental consciousness in the design process by repurposing these materials
Continuity and Domestic Relations
The bench in the showroom is a testament to Urquiola’s commitment to sustainability. Crafted from FSC sustainable oak, this piece ensures the Chain of Custody from the living tree to the final product. Its seamless design creates a sense of continuity while establishing a harmonious relationship with domestic spaces.
Environmentally Conscious Floors
The showroom’s floors are made of compact stone, a material that eliminates CO2 emissions and pollutants. The showroom embraces sustainability at every level by adopting simple drying techniques, using recycled water, and exclusively employing recovered materials. This approach allows for the reuse of waste products, contributing to a zero-waste philosophy.
Patricia Urquiola’s Standout Designs /
Among the designs by Patricia Urquiola, three products truly shine in their functionality and aesthetic appeal…
Urquiola’s Mambo Lounge BIO exhibits her ingenuity in creating modular sofas that exude elegance and comfort. Made from the same sustainable BIO material as the Nuez Lounge BIO, this piece offers versatile seating arrangements while maintaining a strong focus on sustainability.
The Oru Stool represents Urquiola’s talent for transforming everyday objects into functional art. It’s clean lines and organic shape exude simplicity and elegance, making it a versatile addition to any space.
Nuez Lounge BIO
The Nuez Lounge BIO® lounge chair is a global innovation; the most sustainable lounge chair is born from its three-dimensional and enveloping shell, which folds like a sheet of paper. Its thermopolymer shell generated by living microorganisms, is biodegradable and compostable. 100% recyclable and designed to easily separate materials: shell, foam, fabric, wood or aluminium base. With a carbon footprint equivalent to wood, it’s the first step toward a completely circular product.
Philippe Starck’s Timeless Creations /
Philippe Starck’s designs embody elegance and sophistication, adding to the allure of the Andreu World showroom. The following products, unveiled at Salone del Mobile Milano 2023, showcase Starck’s ingenuity…
The Alla Occasional table boasts clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic. Its versatility and understated elegance make it a perfect addition to any modern space, whether a corporate office or a contemporary hotel lobby
The Olena chair seamlessly blends form and function. It’s sculptural silhouette and ergonomic design offer optimal comfort and support. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this chair exudes refinement and contemporary charm.
The Tamara table embodies simplicity and elegance. Its legs and tabletop make it a choice for new public and private spaces, workspace, waiting areas, and lobby or residential places.
Get in touch
If you are looking to embark on your next design project, whether it be a corporate space, a hospitality establishment, or a residential setting, the new range from Andreu World, in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola and Philippe Starck, is a great choice.
To explore the possibilities and bring these designs to life, get in touch with the team at UFL using the form below. As a provider of contract furnishings and an advocate for design, UFL Group is well-equipped to assist you in creating spaces that inspire, captivate, and leave an impression with original European furniture.
Email: email@example.com | Phone: +64 9 828 1000
Or visit us at our showroom: 308 Rosebank Road, Auckland, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
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