Until 25 October, the exclusive 'Design Landscape' installation by Mara in the Fenix Scenario space in via Quintino Sella 1

It is not unusual for collaborations between manufacturing excellences to give rise to unusual experiences and synergic encounters. Common vision, innovation, research, sustainability and high performance have linked Mara and Arpa Industriale for years, a brand that in 2013 created Fenix, a line of innovative materials for the interior design sector. The meeting between the two realities has given rise to a path of inspiration in design, sensory, colour, architecture and beauty.

Comfort and aesthetics

It is this atmosphere that inspired the Design Landscape project, an immersive installation by Mara in collaboration with Fenix in the Fenix Scenario showroom in via Quintino Sella 1, Milan. A long-standing collaboration that began with the development of the products: the exclusive Fenix surfaces that cover the tops of Mara tables, combining comfort and aesthetics.

A green urban landscape

Until 25 October, Fenix's interactive and design hub is transformed and recreates an urban landscape through the combination of Mara's office, contract and home collections. To accentuate the idea of an urban space, the presence of greenery curated by HW Style, a specialist in the creation of gardens and green spaces, which gives rhythm to the environment and brings attention to the importance of nature as a source of well-being.

A route through four areas

The "Design Landscape" installation creates a sort of path through Mara's design, which from the office, corporate and hospitality world in which it has established itself over the years, now also opens up to the home-office and domestic living. Four display areas: the workplace area dominated by a large convivial table created from an extended composition of three space-saving and folding Timmy Libro tables; flanked by Icon chairs and B302 Bench benches with comfortable upholstered cushions.

Conviviality for the living area

The living area inspires pure conviviality thanks to the Follow Meeting Cone table by Mara (characterised by sculptural geometries and a patented mechanical height adjustment system), for executive environments, but also ideal for contemporary dining; surrounded by the new Icon chairs upholstered in leather, elegant and comfortable.

From lounge to meeting space

Space then goes to the lounge area, with its myriad of complements inviting you to relax: Mara showcases the Follow tables with central base, the Follow Break occasional tables, and the Icon Lounge armchairs with enveloping backrests. Finally, the meeting space, dominated by the ergonomic and height-adjustable Follow Meeting Large table of considerable size, accompanied by the Icon stools.

Shapes, materials, colours

Mara's installation stimulates a widespread sensoriality through forms, materials and colour. Fenix, first of all, with its properties of opacity and soft touch lends itself to unusual shades, including the new Evora Yellow and Fes Blue for the table tops, in dialogue with the painted metals of the structures. While the warm and natural nuances of the soft fabrics by Kvadrat and Gabriel create combinations, either contrasting or ton sur ton, between the various elements.