On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2023, Cleaf presents Like a bar, a project that aims to emphasize the power of materials in defining furniture and interiors without changing the shapes.
18/23 APRIL 2023
SALONE DEL MOBILE
A PROJECT BY BESTETTI ASSOCIATI
HALL 2 STAND H15
9.30 AM – 6.30 PM
17/21 APRIL 2023
A PROJECT BY AUDO ARCHITECTS
VIA BOTTEGO 15 LISSONE
9 AM – 6 PM
19 APRIL 2023
LIKE A BAR APERITIVO
VIA BOTTEGO 15 LISSONE
7 PM – 11 PM
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Cleaf and Rotpunkt have a design vision and an industrial method that well explain the Italian and German approach to furniture.
Roberto Caspani and Andreas Wagner talk about some aspects of the partnership between the two companies.
THE ROTPUNKT KITCHENS
” The features that define a Rotpunkt kitchen are sustainability and customization.
Since 2017 our actions are based on the 17 global goals of the UN for sustainable development of the Agenda 2030, the so-called Sustainable Development Goals.
This decision has already brought many good ideas to light – including some technical innovations. For example, we can produce in batch size 1 at the Getmold site and thus significantly reduce the amount of material waste.
All the panels we use, including those from Cleaf, are FSC® certified.
As for customization every year we introduce new surfaces because we trust in the power of materials to give a new look without changing the shape.
Finally, the height of our kitchens is 91 cm and not 80 cm. We see it’s more comfortable to manage the preparation of food” says Andreas Wagner.
“The collaboration was born in 2011 with the idea of giving a new face to our kitchens.
In these twelve years our kitchens have also changed in some technical aspects. And the Cleaf surfaces into our range have significantly increased.
We want to be the first among Made in Germany kitchen producers to launch new suggestions in terms of tactile and visual effects.
For faced panel and laminate I can say that Cleaf expresses an avant-garde level that no one else reaches.
We are happy to be able to meet with their R&D team to select the effects we believe are most interesting for our products” says Andreas Wagner.
“Rotpunkt industrial approach and research of innovation were immediately stimulating elements to start collaborating.
In these twelve years we have grown together, step by step, getting to know each other more and more.
I am very happy and proud of the journey we have made together and of the ideas that we have passed on to each other.
Maintaining our Italian identity while meeting the needs of the German market is a very interesting process that we are able to carry forward also thanks to the partnership with Rotpunkt” says Roberto Caspani.
THE NOVELTIES OF THIS YEAR
“For the German market, September is the most important month.
The exhibition format of the Küchenmeile, the open week of the showrooms of the main German kitchen manufacturers located along the mile east of Hanover, is the most important moment for us to meet customers and to present them the novelties.
Certainly we will include some new Cleaf surfaces” says Andreas Wagner.
“This year the presence of both Salone del Mobile and Interzum gives us the right energy to best launch our latest research on surfaces.
We will introduce two new textures, but I don’t want to reveal anything yet” says Roberto Caspani.
Yosemite, Cleaf’s first Synchro texture celebrates 10 years with a video that enhances the beauty of the legendary Scots pine.
Light reflections emphasize the depht of its grains.
It’s available as faced panel, laminate and edge.
Synchro means when the texture and the decorative are developed on the same design basis to be combined through the use of sophisticated technologies.
In this way, the depressions on the surface correspond to the design of the decorative paper, for a perfect alignment of touch and sight.
For us Italians, the aperitivo is a social ritual, a special moment of the day, in which you relax by having a drink with friends before dinner.
The 2023 edition of Cleaf calendar pays homage to Milan, the capital of Italian happy hour, the place that gave life to the cocktail that made history: the Negroni Sbagliato, created in 1972 at Bar Basso by a mistake in mixing.
We have chosen twelve iconic places of the Milanese aperitivo, re-interpreted by the illustrator Ray Oranges including Cleaf textures.
A project by Cleaf
Curated by Blackspace
Illustrated by Ray Oranges