Ahrend collaborated with top designers during Salone del Mobile 2017
At Ahrend, we strongly believe that facilitating people in coming together for learning, collaborating and social connection leads to new ideas, innovations and designs. This belief has led to a unique collaboration between Ahrend, HAY and Edward van Vliet.
During the Salone del Mobile 2017 (4 – 9 April in Milan), the design brands transformed the Courtyard of the Palazzo Francesco Turati into a place where design professionals from all over the world came together to meet, connect and share ideas.
The iconic Result chair and Pyramid collection, recently launched by Ahrend and Hay, have been presented at the Courtyard during Salone del Mobile 2017.
The original starting point in the further development of the design icons was a smart and high-quality way of processing materials and structures that add value and can be offered at an affordable price.
The Result chair and Pyramid collection will be available later this year.
The Result Chair was originally designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld in 1958, while they worked at Ahrend. Produced predominately for schools in the 1960s and 1970s throughout the Netherlands. It’s a timeless, simple and extraordinarily functional design icon. With the minimum of components creating the maximum in terms of effect.
The Result Chair is a product that has a real strong character, which also developed its own life beyond schools. For me, it is the perfect dining chair for home, or can work for restaurants and cafes, but also still for schools and educational use.
The Pyramid table is designed by Wim Rietveld in 1959 and relaunched by HAY and Ahrend. The Pyramid collection features a number of different configurations of the design, including tables, a desk and a bench all of which are visually linked together by the elegant base frame.
The recently renovated and fascinating Palazzo Francesco Turati hosted an exhibition of more than 125 Dutch designers. All Dutch Design were united in the pavilion and spread over both historical and contemporary spaces.
Palazzo Francesco Turati was built between 1873 and 1876 at the request of Count Fransesco Turati, a well-respected tradesman in the cotton industry. Architect Enrico Combi, registered with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, designed and built the marvelous neo renaissance palace, right at the heart of the town centre in walking distance of the Duomo. Today, the palace is in use by the Milan Chamber of Commerce.
The perfectly restored historic spaces at the Palazzo Francesco Turati are characterised by the beautifully laid wooden floors, marble doors and gold luster ornaments, wall coverings in velvet and silk and stunning hand carved paneling. The outstanding Italian craftsmanship formed a great decor for the intriguing museum exhibition of Dutch Design past and present. The roof top terrace on the fifth floor offered a phenomenal view of Milan. It was an ideal place to chat, network and simply savour the moment.