Four corner shop windows overlooking the church of San Simpliciano, in the heart of Brera, flood an environment with a strong Scandinavian flavor. This is how the new Manerba showroom in Milan is presented.
Here the Mantuan brand, with fifty years of experience in the office furniture sector, offers a unique home-feeling for work spaces, where light and Nordic references dominate. Also thanks to the installation project A Place to Live, curated by the designer and art director of the brand Federica Biasi, which outlines “an agile, happy, tailor-made environment” in which the warmth of wood, soft colors, textile softness predominate. sound absorbing.
The 300 square meter open space, distributed over two floors and a mezzanine, houses the collections of tables, desks, seats, systems and screens, capable of furnishing both multifunctional workspaces, adapted to new post-covid needs, and workspaces at home. In addition to Biasi, the designers are internationally known names: Philippe Nigro, Raffaella Mangiarotti, Ilkka Suppanen, Busetti Garuti Redaelli, Shane Schneck.
Far from being a pure exhibition space, the new showroom is designed to build a dialogue with the designers. The Materioteca and the temporary storage service are dedicated to them, for which architects and interior designers, using special reserved tray-boxes, can create their own coordinated/mood boards and leave them in the showroom. How do you do it in the library. A useful sampling tool for materials, colors, finishes, upholstery fabrics, for customized projects in the office, contract, hospitality, residential and commercial sectors.
Cover photo, table of the Amis system designed by Busetti Garuti Redaelli in the new Manerba showroom in Milan overlooking the facade of the basilica of San Simpliciano, in Brera.