On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2022, Cleaf presents Cleaf Club, a project developed in collaboration with Campos Costa Arquitetos that aims to emphasize the importance of clubs as the epicenter of experiments in youth and contemporary culture.
The stand-installation at Salone del Mobile.Milano combines both the tactile and visual emotions of the company’s surfaces and the musical ones.
The corporate showroom in Lissone has been transformed into a club: dancefloor, bar, lounge, toilet.
Four environments defined by the use of products in four different material effects: metal, wood, fabric, stone.
A project that will find its full expression on Wednesday, June 8 during the Cleaf Club Night.
Lights and speakers will turn on to feel emotions almost forgotten in the last two years: moving in the dark, interacting with the gaze of strangers, smiling at the toll of a note.
07/12 JUNE 2022
SALONE DEL MOBILE
FIERA MILANO RHO
HALL 13 STAND G11
9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
06/10 JUNE 2022
VIA BOTTEGO 15 LISSONE
9 AM – 6 PM
08 JUNE 2022
CLEAF CLUB NIGHT
VIA BOTTEGO 15 LISSONE
8 PM – 1 AM
Presented in 2013 the Primofiore texture is one of the Cleaf’s bestseller.
It’s inspired by the weave of leather, combining softness to the touch and elegance to the eye.
It’s available as faced panel, laminate and edge.
Cleaf and Molteni&C are two family owned companies, the expression of an entrepreneurial model and a design vision that led the Made in Italy furniture sector to a worldwide success story.
Roberto Caspani and Giovanni Molteni talk about some aspects of the long-term partnership between the two companies.
THE BEGINNING OF THE PARTNERSHIP
“Cleaf was born in 1975, a year marked by the arrival of the first CNC machines on the market.
A watershed moment for the furniture sector: the conception and production of furniture changes radically.
The same year the partnership with Molteni&C begins” declares Roberto Caspani.
“The collaboration focuses on both the product and the set-up.
Some wardrobes and kitchens in our collection include Cleaf surfaces that are developed together and produced exclusively for us.
Strategic places such as the Molteni Museum designed by Ron Gilad, the Compound and other environments designed by Vincent Van Duysen show Cleaf surfaces” declares Giovanni Molteni.
THE RESEARCH OF INNOVATION
“The dialogue drives us to explore creative paths and to push technology to the limit.
As in Formula One we develop solutions that can be applied to series production.
For us working with Molteni&C is the avant-garde of the development” declares Roberto Caspani.
“It’s a team work that sees the two R&D departments involved in the research for innovation, always keeping in mind three aspects: materiality, quality and uniqueness” declares Giovanni Molteni.
“When we work together with Molteni&C for the contract we receive many inputs, not only for the development of the product but also for the implementation of the service for architects and interior designers” declares Roberto Caspani.
“The dialogue gives rise to new ideas.
We are in contact with the most influential and innovative architects and we receive many proposals that sometimes we submit to Cleaf in order to evaluate its development” declares Giovanni Molteni.
Cleaf surfaces have been selected for the set-up of the HOME 2021 catalog by Molteni&C|Dada, conceived by the creative director Vincent Van Duysen as a tribute to two greater masters of Italian architecture: Ignazio Gardella and Carlo Scarpa.
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The Espresso 2022 collection highlights Cleaf’s innovative aesthetic and tactile research on surfaces, together with its production capacity.
131 products available in stock – as faced panel, laminate, edge – that can be purchased in bundles or single item from the official distributors.
A collection conceived for the most inspiring environments that meets the technical and availability requirements of public and private projects.
The validity of the Espresso 2022 collection has been extended by one year to better support projects that have been delayed due to the pandemic. It will therefore be available until January 31, 2024.
The 2022 edition of Cleaf calendar is a tribute to nightsclubs, the epicenter of experiments in youth and contemporary culture.
Places where there is no boundary between music, architecture, fashion and design.
12 innovative textures for furniture and interior design inspired by 12 nightclubs.
A project by Cleaf
Curated by Blackspace
Photos by Davide Cerati
Backstage video by Alessandro Petri
Music by Enrico Scanu