As workspaces have becoming increasingly hybrid environments, Area-17 Architecture & Interiors designed a 2019 Iris Ceramica stand where relation and exhibition live side by side up to blending together. The display happens within the rarefied complexity of an architectural landscape that defines both areas and functions.
During Coverings 2019, Area-17 received the “Best Inspirational Design” award at the largest international tile & stone show in North America for the Fiandre USA booth design that was a tribute to the ancient world of Italian artists’ vintage workshops, where intricate ceramic artistry took place for decades. The “Ceramic Atelier” exhibition space envisioned the concept of an inspirational workshop, like a gallery-atelier, where mixed sizes, collections, and ideas contributed to new trends and innovative projects.
On May 2019, Panerai staged the “Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes” event at the Minsheng Art Wharf in Shanghai. For the impressive happening, the Italian luxury brand recreated an underwater labyrinth complete with aquatic creatures and deep sea caverns to highlight the potential of its diving watches and chronographs.
Area-17 designed Ariostea stand at LivingKitchen, the annual international kitchen show at IMM Cologne, the most important furnishing show in Northern Europe. Within an exhibition revolving around contemporary product and interior design, Ariostea introduces a new way of interpreting the kitchen environment through a non-conventional use of ceramic slabs. The Ariostea kitchen is meant to be an architecture rather than a set of furniture pieces, something that generates a new space instead of furnishing an existing one.
Iris Ceramica stand designed by Area-17 for Cersaie 2018 demonstrates the ability of interpreting contemporary spaces using the ceramic material in an unexpected way. This year, the inspiration comes from the latest trends in co-working environments, where new ways of interacting and doing business ask for new architectural languages.
Area-17’s Fiandre USA stand at Coverings 2018 won the best Use of Storytelling award, as it featured a “Sophisticated and Sustainable Hub of Design Trends theme.” Inside, the multidimensional booth shows how beautiful products translates throughout a fitness environment from the lockers, to the showers, to the workout area.
The new Iris Ceramica stand designed by Area-17 for Cersaie 2017 counts on the intense expressivity of products, which reveal themselves with no artifice.
A neat, essential language is the hallmark of the stand designed by Area-17 Architecture & Interiors for Cavalleria Toscana at Spoga Horse 2017, the leading international trade fair for equestrian sports.
Coverings is the most important trade event in North America for the ceramic and natural stone industry. The 2017 edition featured three stands designed by Area-17 for three renowned international brands, among which the Stonepeak Ceramics stand that was awarded with the “2017 Best In Show.”
Graniti e Fiandre shows up at Coverings 2017 with a stand that takes inspiration from an imaginary XX century industrial New York and follows the stylistic features typical of a loft.
Iris Ceramica stand for Coverings draws inspiration from Area-17’s design for Cersaie 2016 and translates the original idea in a neater, minimalistic environment.
Iris Ceramica’s stand by Area-17 is a relational space, where appreciating the wide range of the group’s products and doing business in an environment of relaxed elegance, far from the fair clutter.