Porcelain, a compact hard, colored and non porous ceramic material, is the brand new Rimadesio finishing, available on swing doors, sliding panels, sideboards, shelves and dressing. Obtained through a mixture of clays, sand and other natural substances, cooked at high temperature (1000 – 1300 C°), the Rimadesio porcelain is printed with water-based ecologic and sustainable inks and enamels, in an exclusive texture available in 2 colors. The material guarantees a high resistance to abrasion and breaking, in accordance with UNI 7697 and UNI 12600 international rules.
Rimadesio presence in the Chinese market is becoming increasingly important: less than three years after its first opening, the Shanghai store has been completely refurbished to match the new corporate identity while a totally new store of 200sqm opened in Beijing. Both showrooms carry on the precious partnership with “The House of Madison”, the prestigious retailer that has supported Rimadesio in Far East. This is a confirmation of the growing interest of the Asian audience towards contemporary Italian design.
3212-13#, No 1 Hujialou, JingGuang Center,
East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
+86 10 6597 8011
Rimadesio opens its doors to BMW, the famous German multinational company. A visit to the headquarters in Giussano and focused on the sustainability aspects of Rimadesio, always attentive towards the environment. Continuous investments in both production systems and innovative technologies aiming to produce and manage energy, together with the recent acquisition of electric-power Bmw i3 cars make Rimadesio one of the most conscientious companies in the matter of sustainability on the international scene.
Rimadesio doubles its presence in Russia with a new showroom in Moscow, opened in collaboration with the local partner Landoor, historical reality for almost 30 years with a design force of 80 architects and professionals. The Rimadesio store is located not far from the Kremlin, in the Moscow-Artplay Design Center district. A huge district dedicated to culture and design, where are located architectural firms, the main showcases of design companies, as well as cultural spaces, exhibition spaces of contemporary art or artistic installations. In the 160sqm exhibition area the entire Rimadesio production is presented with the latest innovations presented at the Milan Furniture Fair.
Which are the common aspects between the fashion and the design world? Two great exponents of the sector express their opinion: fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and businessman Alberto Alessi, honor guests of the first appointment with Talking About 2018 held on June, 18th at the Rimadesio theater in Milan. The two protagonists, interviewed by Michele Lupi, shared their experiences, their history and their training path. A conversation that has compared the fashion industry with that of product design, two parallel and constantly developing worlds. that are making mutual contamination on of their strongest point.
Rimadesio opens a new store space in Marbella, fourth showroom in the Spanish territory, in a building with typical Andalusian architecture. A few steps from the famous seafront, in the most prestigious and tourist district of the Costa del Sol, a 100sqm exhibition space offers an important selection of the Rimadesio collection, the wide range of finishes and the latest news.
Designed by architect Rafael de La-Hoz for Grupo Lar company, Lagasca99 is going to become an architectural icon of Madrid. Rimadesio, in collaboration with the Monobran showroom in Madrid by Iconno, takes part in the project with the supply of Cover storage system for the 44 apartments planned. An important participation for a future project based on the most advanced principles of sustainability.
Rimadesio presents a series of events dedicated to the world of design and of the project in general, developed in collaboration with Icon and Icon Design, Area and Platform. Different and complementary themes, very similar to the reality of the company and freely interpreted by some of the most authoritative magazines in the field. An initiative confirming Rimadesio's commitment to promote the reflection and comparison, as a necessary condition for the search for quality.
Milan Flagship store
via Visconti di Modrone 26
tel 02 76280708
Moda & Design
Dialogue on current interactions and future exchanges between the two branches
in collaboration with Icon, Icon Design
Guest: Sir Paul Smith, fashion designer, Alberto Alessi, businessman
Moderator: Michele Lupi, Icon and Icon Design director
Contract & Progetto
The value of interdisciplinary mixtures
in collaboration with Area
#I Love Milano
The evolution of the urban pattern between architecture and poetics
in collaboration with Platform
Great success for the inauguration of the new Saint Petersburg monobrand showroom, which took place on May 23rd. The evening, attended by Alexey Dorozhkin, chief editor of Elle Decor Russia, registered 350 invited guests including important exponents of the Russian architecture as well as important public figures. Honor guest, the architect and designer Giuseppe Bavuso. The new showroom, spread over an area of 220 square meters and realized in partnership with Galerie 46, is located in a characteristic historical building, few steps from the Hermitage, close to the Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Completely renovated and finished following the corporate identity, it presents a significant selection of the collection, including the latest news.
Spazio is a Glass partition wall system, always custom made, providing linear, corner and terminal solutions for the internal organization of domestic, public, or professional environments. The versatile design of Spazio is underlined by the possibility to combine it with Rimadesio sliding door collection and the wide availability of glass and metal finishes.
Flat System is a system of tables designed for professional spaces with extruded aluminum structure and glass top. Natural evolution of the table, Flat System provides for configurations with terminal and side workspace, and a wide range of specific equipment and accessories. The proposal allows to meet the typical needs of the new working areas, providing practical and functional solutions for every operating condition.
The steady expansion of the Rimadesio proposal concerns two well-known bestsellers of the collection. The Manta table, becomes available in special lengths, taking advantage of the particular design of the diecast aluminum structure.
The Alambra system is now enriched with new proposals with a transparent glass top: the sideboard version with different equipment and the middle room cabinet version.
Designed in 1998 as a bookcase or walk-in closet, Zenit immediately stood out for a series of innovations, including a solution allowing maximum freedom of arrangement of the equipment, now once again updated on an aesthetic and functional level.
Dress bold, A wall-mounted walk-in closet, designed with a fixing system without holes or pre-set
hooks, allowing a free and functional arrangement of the equipment. Now is also available in the version with back panels with new exclusive fabrics, enhanced by integrated led lighting system.
Moon door, since the beginning, has concentrated a long series of technical and aesthetic innovations. Now is also available in the double swing version and with the new porcelain cladding finish and a patented fastening system for a safe and functional closing of the fixed panel.
Modus is a brand new project specifically intended for the hotel industry. A high performance solution concentrating all Rimadesio qualities and promptly responding to all the international standards in terms of fire resistance and acoustic comfort. Modus is equipped with an exclusive led backlight, integrated into the jamb.
The Rimadesio stylistic dimension collected into a catalogue / magazine, alternating images, graphics and texts. A free association of interior portraits and of products, literary quotations, evocative photos, insights and reflections on technical and scientific topics relevant to the Rimadesio philosophy. At the center a photographic contribution by Tommaso Sartori, presenting the finishes of the collection with a series of still-life balancing between graphics and architecture
The new Rimadesio proposals cover all the aspects and types of the collection: extra-large versions, materials, finishes, expansion of range and destination. A set of coordinated solutions for the interior design, that confirms the vocation for innovation and the constant search for quality.
The Rimadesio showroom in via Visconti di Modrone, Milan confirms to be a fundamental meeting point during the Milan design week. An exhibition space dedicated to architects, designers and professionals, in order to express all the technical and stylistic qualities of the collection.
Expansions of range and destination, extra-large versions, materials, finishes: the new Rimadesio proposals cover all the aspects and types of the collection. In the News 2018 the new Spazio system defines a series of environments in which the other innovations alternate: from the integrated sliding doors to the Flat professional table system, from the Dress walk-in closet and Zenit bookcase enriched with new surfaces to the new dimensional versions of the Manta table. Moon and Modus doors complete the telling, A set of coordinated solution for the interior design that confirms the vocation to innovation and the constant search for absolute quality.
Collection design: Giuseppe Bavuso
Art direction and graphic design: Juma
Photo: Federico Cedrone
Styling: Patrizia Cantarella
Every year Rimadesio commits a different photographer to the interpretation of the exclusive surfaces of the collection and presents the result within the Stories and Matters volume. After Santi Caleca and Nicolas Polli, this year the theme has been committed to Tommaso Sartori, who presented glass, metals, wood veneers, leathers and fabrics as extraordinary protagonists of miniature architectural compositions. A photographic project enhancing the different surface quality, through a sophisticated play of reflections and transparencies.
The sixth consecutive year of increase for Rimadesio, that exceeds the threshold of a 50-million turnover for the first time in its history, marking a new and memorable record. With a closing of €50.3 million, the forecasts made at the beginning of the year have definitely been more than confirmed, with an increase over the previous year of 20% and even 51% on the 2015 financial statements. An important contribution to the achievement of these results comes from the strong growth of the worldwide monobrand stores. Record-breaking figures also for the workforce: after closing 2016 with 13 new recruitments, 11 new permanent employees were added last year to support production, sales and technical departments.
Built by the Shanghai Longfeng Enterprise Group and recently renovated by Hong Kong's successful interior design studio "Steve Leung Design SLD", the Royal Pavilion is made of twin skyscrapers, each of 39 floors and 130 meters high, located in the heart of the residential area of Shanghai. Rimadesio contributes with the local partner Madison Group with the supply of Sail and Stripe sliding panels and Zenit and Dress bold walk-in closets.
Far East is a successful area for the Rimadesio proposal: after the recent opening in China, Singapore and the Philippines, is now the time for the opening of a new Rimadesio showroom in Japan. Result of a partnership with the local dealer, Team Net Inc. / Estile, the Rimadesio monobrand is located in Tokyo, in the central Aoyama district, adjacent to the famous Omotesando, the fashion street.
The project includes the presentation of the latest proposals of the collection with a surface of 200 sqm on two levels; from the living area on the first level to the night area and an office on the upper floor.
Rimadesio took part at the Wohnen & Interieur 2018 with the collaboration of local partner Grünbeck Einrichtungen of the monobrand showroom in Wien. Rimadesio will show a up-to-date selection of the proposal of the newest collection. The main furniture and design exhibition in Austria takes place in the modern location of Messe Wien. It's a unique reference point for design and inners furniture with 750 exhibitions from all over the world. They represent the excellence as regards this industry
Zenit system was presented in 1998 by the Giuseppe Bavuso's project and it has introduced a number of important innovations in the typology of upright bookcase. The exclusive element hooking system which allows “open modularity” and the production of an aluminium upright without holes and fixed hookings. Precision, reliability and free changes over time are the evident advantages it has reached. Zenit system was selected in the Adi Design Index 2001 and the extreme project versatility makes it stand out. Ceiling or wall, linear and angular, bookcases, containers, TV shelf holder and supply walk-in closet are parts of the endless declensions of a products, which has upgraded several variation of finishing. It's the best seller of the collection thanks to his up-to-date appearance.
The new Cape Town showroom is open in collaboration with local partner Domum Africa leaded by Colin Lee, former tenor, business management graduate, main director, and his collaborators Gurmat Nahal and Ramon Casado, who can boast over 20 years of international experiences. Located in the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district, an area distinguished by the presence of numerous companies in the field, the single-brand store occupies a surface of 300 square meters, divided into four areas dedicated to the living and night proposals of the collection. It will be a new meeting place for professionals in the field and design enthusiasts that confirms the growing international interest in the quality of Rimadesio’s products.
Waterway House, Canal District
Cape Town 8002
The walk-in closet Dress bold modernises his aesthetics through the introduction of the exclusive fabric Lux, in silk or cotton. The fabric, which is an handmade-piece produced in Italy, is available in 7 variations and is a part of the 6 colors of the Material collections. All these characteristics allow us to personalise the back of the walk-in closet Dress bold. It's a versatile, complete and custom-made programm with an infinitive finishing combinations which allows a perfect stylistic and functional encounter between furniture and architecture of interiors.
Rimadesio, in collaboration with its long-time local partner Domino Group, took part in the 2018 edition of the exhibition Interior Mebel Kiev, the traditional fair for architects, designers and professionals in the field in Ukraine and, in general, in all Eastern Europe. The space presented, in the particular display modes that are typical of Rimadesio, a wide selection of the most significant and up-to-date proposals of the collection.
International Exhibition Center
Ecology, Architecture, Technology, Style: the essential components of Rimadesio’s DNA were the main themes of Talking About, a series of meetings with the protagonists of science, culture and industry that took place spring through autumn 2017. The summary of each meeting, together with an open consideration of the company, makes up the content of a collection of dedicated booklets that were presented to the press with an event on Thursday, January 30th in the morning at the Rimadesio flagship store.
Presented at the last Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Daimon sliding panels have been recently awarded by the American magazine Interior Design Magazine in the Architectural Product category, within the 12th annual Best of Year awards. The ceremony was held last December 1st, in the prestigious IAC building in New York, designed by Frank Gehry. The recognition occurred meanwhile the first deliveries of the product started.
Five years after its opening, the Rimadesio showroom in Beirut has been updated following the corporate identity and the local partner Modern Zone has organized an extraordinary event for the public. Located on the ground floor of a historic building in Sin El Fil, the exhibition space displays a significant selection of the collection, including the latest novelties.
Farah Building - President Emil Edde Street -
Sin El Fil - Lebanon
+961 1 482 382
How to display Rimadesio products in the showroom? How to set them in order to raise their potential? How to select finishings? And finally, how to arrange the space with the proper furniture by selecting carpets, chairs, lamps and accessories? All these questions find the answer in the new Rimadesio Identity manual. Such a tool is intended for designers to guide them through the implementation of the unique Rimadesio style.
The new Rimadesio Monobrand is open in the heart of Geneva, a short walk from the financial district of the city, in collaboration with Reichel Cuisines local partner. The space, completely restored according to the typical corporate identity, occupies a surface of 150sqm and has 2 large street front windows. Inside, the sliding panels of the collection define a large living area and two night area, besides an area dedicated to the design.
Avenue du Mail 18, 1205 Genève, Svizzera
+41 22 328 02 40
A series of ecologically sustainable and environmentally friendly colors: Ecolorsystem, Rimadesio’s exclusive collection of matte and glossy lacquers, made of last-generation water-based paints, resistant to corrosion, temperature leaps, aging and detergents. Ecolorsystem is the result of advanced research through experiments with color and surface treatments in continuous update, with the objective to provide to the production cycle and to the final consumer, the total absence of dangerous and harmful substances. There is an ever-increasing attention to bio-compatibility of raw materials and production methods, which is a further evidence of Rimadesio’s sustainable DNA.
The Spirit of Project tells the latest novelties in the collection, the stylistic research, the environmental conscience and the technological innovation that characterize Rimadesio. A new catalog, an evolution of the previous publication with the same title, that is now transformed and complete, allowing people to get to know the company more closely. Among the new products from the latest 2017 collection, there are the new sliding door system Daimo, the exclusive Alambra suspended glass cabinet and the updated Abacus living.
The novelties from the 2017 Rimadesio collection and the new The Spirit of Project catalogue were the protagonists of an event that took place simultaneously on Thursday, November 16th, in all Italian showrooms.
Located in the exclusive “Triangle d’Or” area of Casablanca, which is one of the most elegant neighborhoods of the Moroccan city, the new Rimadesio showroom covers 350 sq m, with double-height ceilings. The perfect frame to present the entire collection, including the latest products. The space includes exhibition areas divided into living and night areas, and a technical area designated to the display of swing doors and covers.
In production since 2009, the system Abacus Living is renewed from an aesthetic point of view with the introduction of two new finishes for the suspended drawer: wood veneer walnut and heat-treated oak. A versatile and complete system, totally tailored, a perfect stylistic and functional integration between decor and interior design.
Rimadesio is part of the M/Y Domani project created by Benetti Shipyard, the world leader in luxury mega-yachts. A 45-meter boat with rounded shapes and firm lines, all made of steel and aluminum. The design of the interiors, curated by Studio Galeazzi and the architect Paola Asaro, includes the use of Stripe sliding panels and Even doors in both living and sleeping areas. A project that confirms the high technical and functional performance of Rimadesio products.
In the design world the term Style used to have a negative meaning, while today it implies a constitutive and fundamental part of any creative work. The economist Luca Solca, one of the most prominent contemporary luxury brand analysts, has reminded us about it. Encouraged by Michele Lupi, Solca has referred to the fashion and high-end world, turning deeply inside out the concept of luxury in general but also in the changes due to a more and more e-commerce society. He illustrated the need to think in terms of exclusivity, as well as continuous innovation, explaining the risks of the so-called "old sale". A lesson that, coming from an area parallel to the furniture field, is useful, in order to prevent any mistakes and to identify possible strategies.
Each year ADI, the Industrial Design Association, through its Permanent Observatory, selects the best projects with products or theoretical and business communication. The resulting publication, called ADI Design Index, aims at identifying ideal models for research, design and technical and expressive quality, a valuable contribution to the development of our culture. With great pride Rimadesio informs about the presence in the 2017 edition of two projects: Sail sliding panels, Giuseppe Bavuso design, and Rimadesio 60 monograph, Juma design..
What would be, in the near future, the technological applications that will mostly affect our daily life?
Matteo Pirola, professor at the Politecnico di Milano, interviewed for this reason Angelo Cangelosi, one of the world's leading experts in Artificial Intelligence. The talk, that tried to clarify such an actual topic, was about caregiver robots, anthropomorphic robots that learn to talk, trust issues between man and robots and moral responsibilities of a driving robot.
Rimadesio confirms to be the main sponsor of the Basketball Aurora Desio also for the 2017/2018 season. Under the leadership of new coach Fabrizio Frates, the team has been officially presented in Milan at the Rimadesio flagship store with the presence of three outstanding players: Claudio Crippa, a former basketball coach and sports manager, now talent scouts of the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA championship; Maurizio Trotti, former Aurora Desio player, and as moderator Edoardo Grassi, Mediaset Premium sports journalist.
Always caring at environmental issues, Rimadesio has recently adopted three Bmw i3 cars and a 100% electric Nissan van. The choice, coupled with the installation of a new generation recharging station, allows to leverage self-produced energy, thanks to the powerful photovoltaic system. A virtuous journey that will very shortly develop with the total conversion to the electrical of all the means of transport business.
Situated in a green area at the edge of the city of Sondrio, the villa is harmoniously integrated into the mountain landscape characterized by the typical vineyards of Valtellina. The project, by Damilanostudio Architects, is developed on a 750 square meters surface divided in two areas connected by a common covered porch, in line with its access: on one hand the car park and the guesthouse, on the other side the residence of the owners.
Rimadesio participates to the Arch. Duilio Damilano's project with Velaria Sliding panels together with Moon doors and Manta table in Emperador marble finishing. A Cover storage system welcomes you into the apartment.
The ninth edition of "Trofeo Lombardia", organized by Pallacanestro Aurora Desio, took place during the weekend of 8-10 September. This year the competition, with Rimadesio as main sponsor, is called “Rimadesio Cup”. The event, in memory of Francesco Malberti, honorary chairman and founder of Pallacanestro Aurora Desio, was a challenge among 8 teams of Serie A1 A2: pallacanestro cantù, leonessa brescia, pallacanestro varese, vanoli basket cremona, legnano basket knights, blu basket treviglio, piacenza basket, pallacanestro orzinuovi.
Love Design is an initiative aimed at raising funds for cancer care research. Thanks to the joint commitment of some Italian furniture design leading brands, supported by AIRC and ADI, which guarantee the prestige of this initiative in terms of product quality, Love Design manages to ease the connection between the excellence of Italian creativity, scientific research and charity. From the first edition in 2003 to date, Love Design provided over 18,000 design objects, supplied by 520 companies, raising founds over 2 million euro directed to the best scientific research. The AIRC fundraising during the October event will finance three triennial scholarships, 75 thousands euro each, for three young Italian researchers. As for all the projects promoted by the Association, the funds will be allocated according to a straight and meritocratic process. Rimadesio was an enthusiastic partner of this highly worthy initiative since the very beginning.
First semester of 2017: the ongoing Rimadesio growth is confirmed
The results of an extraordinary 2016 are already official: turnover +26% with 42 million, exports +40%, number of employees +10%, industrial complex area +4,800 sqm. However, records are made to be broken, especially for a company that has never stopped growing since its foundation. At the beginning of June, the positive trend of previous years seems to be confirmed. The orders growth by 21% over the same period of 2016 push the forecast turnover of 2017 close to the 50 million target. This trend is linked both to the rebirth of the domestic market (+25%) and exports (+15%), thanks also to the opening of 3 new markets: Cambodia, Peru and Ghana. An ever-expanding horizon: Rimadesio is now present in 90 countries around the world.
The Canadian magazine Azure gave a double award to the new Soho sliding doors, winner for "Architectural Products" and "People Choise" sections after an online vote on the magazine website. The jury, with influential representatives of the design world, appreciated the aesthetic value, the functionality and the technological quality, a unique combination characteristic of the Rimadesio proposal. The awards were announced in Toronto in the presence of Massimiliano Fuksas, guest of honour of the event.
Rimadesio approach has always been aimed to higher ecological goals, indeed the company is self-sufficient in power supply and certified according to the highest European standards; but today the word “ecology” means much more. Marco Belpoliti, among the most forward-looking Italian intellectuals, reminded us of that, by describing the birth (actually very recent, at the mid nineteenth century) and the etymological meaning of the term “ecology”, as well as its developments and environmental implications. A “back-to-Nature” goal that needs humans charging themselves of their choices, according to the consumption of either land, as well as objects and words. Finally, the homo faber is not required to deny his will to create, but to overcome the false myth of “novelty”.
Rimadesio surfaces at the focus of Nicolas Polli's photo shooting
Every year Rimadesio asks a different photographer to interpret the exclusive surfaces of its collection and it shows the results within the catalogue Stories and Matters. After Santi Caleca for 2016, this year was selected Nicolas Polli, young Swiss photographer and graphic designer. The making of his pictures is based on the concept of photo shooting as an unreal action, sorted by the assembly of multiple shots and the choice of unusual perspectives. For Rimadesio, Nicolas works on the perspective estrangement effect and the objects are floating without reference points in an undefined black space. Lightings improve the dynamism of shapes and enhance the finishing of each element.
The modular systems and their accessories are an integral part of the ongoing update of the Rimadesio collection. The pull-out shelves for Cover, Cover freestanding and Zenit can now be equipped with a new series of customized organizers in walnut, to fill or combine with accessories in argilla or castoro ecological leather. The goal is to provide highly customizable solutions to store watched, rings, ties, coins and other small items of everyday usage.
Talking about "architecture" is no longer common. The interiors are now considered as spaces to be filled rather than be defined: this is the theory expressed by Beppe Finessi and Marco Romanelli during the first (out of four) "Talking about..." event, that took place on May 25th at the Rimadesio Theatre in Milan.
A debate on different definitions (interior design or furnitures?), teaching, magazines, architect-client relationships and "equipped-houses". In summary, the focus was the great importance of interior spaces in the contemporary architecture.
The sliding systems, always the focus of the Rimadesio proposal, are now the key elements of a major technical and aesthetic evolution. The substantial improvement involves the sliding mechanism, now much lighter and more precise, combined with a series of patented solutions, designed to reach a complete architectural integration. Like the new black finish, perfectly concealing, applied to the new rails and various mechanical components, and the innovative rails covering profiles, available in the same finishes of the panel or prepared to be painted to match the ceiling. The new sliding system will be available from Autumn 2017.
Is it possible to identify a Company's DNA? Rimadesio thinks so and identified the following components of its DNA: Architecture, Technology, Ecology, Style.
Aware of the complexity of the meaning involved by the four words mentioned above, we decided to investigate it by inviting some experts in cultural fields related to design. The talks are scheduled in the Rimadesio Theatre in Milan during spring/fall 2017. We are almost sure that specifyng a DNA is a process that requires a clear vision about our mission, finely-tuned between purposes and results. By doing this, we aim to place a clear statement in the contemporary design debate.
25 May Architecture
Beppe Finessi & Marco Romanelli talk
The space first of all: “interiors” lessons of Italian masters of architecture.
Rimadesio stands out, compared to other brands, for the peculiar care that it pays to interiors layouts instead of interiors accessories. Thus, it is not matter of filling a space with furniture pieces, rather defining the space itself. According to this vision, it arises a clear reference to the great season of Italian design masters like Franco Albini, Carlo Mollino, Ignazio Gardella, Nanda Vigo. Such references stand nowadays as a manifesto.
Beppe Finessi, architect, was born in Ferrara in 1966. Associated professor at the Politecnico di Milano, previously editor of Abitare and director of Inventario since 2010.
He edited exhibitions and publications concerning the work of Italian design masters like Munari, Mangiarotti, Castiglioni, Magistretti and Mendini, but also contemporary designers like Ulian, Iacchetti, Novembre.
Marco Romanelli, designer and critic, was born in Trieste in 1958. Editor of Domus and Abitare, among his writings, the most noticeable are the monographs on Gio Ponti, Joe
Colombo, Gino Sarfatti, Ico Parisi, Bruno Munari, Paolo Ulian and Umberto Riva. As a designer, with Marta Laudani, he worked for some of the most famous Italian Companies
like Driade, O luce, Glas and Fiam.
6 July Ecology
Marco Belpoliti & Stefano Salis talk
100% eco - friendly new meanings and different involvements.
The environmental awareness, key component of Rimadesio's DNA, should be nowadays a “must”, eventually strengthened following the latest technological innovations, in any case isuch a theme cannot be ignored. As a matter of fact, the ecological approach is just partially shared, thus it is crucial, and almost vital, to talk about it. But this is not enough: it is also necessary to extend the use of the word ecology to new and unexpected fields.
Marco Belpoliti, born in Reggio Emilia in 1954, is professor at the Università di Bergamo. He published many books among which recently with Guanda: Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo and La prova. He edited the Meridiano for the writings by Gianni Celati and, with Einaudi, Primo Levi's Opere complete. He contributes to several journals and magazines and he edits, with others, Riga (Marcos y Marcos) and doppiozero.com.
Stefano Salis, was born in Sant’Antioco in 1970. He is an expert in several fields like editing graphics, bibliophily, literature and design. Journalist for Il Sole 24 Ore, he writes
every week on the Domenicale's Mirabilia column about book covers, exhibitions or personalities. He is also editor-in-chief of Commenti & Inchieste section.
28 September Technology
Angelo Cangelosi & Matteo Pirola talk
Man - robot: interactions: work in progress.
Technology for Rimadesio is a valuable tool, but it has to be silent. This means that Rimadesio never works with a selfish virtuosity, but finds the proper solutions following a
process of review of the goals achieved. Thus, technology is a key to preserve and improve Mankind. The aim of the latest technologies in every field, such as biomedicine, robotics, psychology and quantum physics, is to build our future.
Angelo Cangelosi, born in Alcamo in 1967, is Artificial Intelligence and Cognition professor and Director at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at Plymouth University (UK). He recently published for MIT Press, with Matt Schlesinger, Developmental Robotics: From Babies to Robots. Since 2014 he is working on the projectTHRIVE (US Air Force Office of Science and Research).
Matteo Pirola, architect, PhD, was born in Cernusco sul Naviglio in 1975. He is professor of interior design and history of architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. He works as a critic, curator and researcher on contemporary art, design and architecture.
26 October Style
Luca Solca & Michele Lupi talk
Colors and finishings: a parallel universe related to form and function.
Style, for long considered a negative word in the design debate, is nowadays positively referred to all the characteristics of the brand identity. Thus, the style can be defined as the combination of the project's key elements and their specific finishings. Such finishings are special tools that follow, but also anticipate, the designer's work. How is it possible to forecast colors and finishings trends?
Luca Solca, born in Milano in 1963, he is trained in Economics and works as a fashion analyst. Director of Exane, Luxury Goods Company, part of the group BNP Paribas. He also writes for the website The Business of Fashion.
Michele Lupi was born in Milano in 1965 and in 1994 worked as Rizzoli's correspondent in New York City. Since 1999 he is part of the GQ Italia team. In 2003 he founded Rolling Stone Italia. Editor-in-chief of GQ Italia (2006-2011), Icon and Flair (2014). In 2015 he launched the magazine Icon Design.
Rimadesio opens a new monobrand showroom in Como, a few steps away from the old city. The opening confirms the long-term partnership between Rimadesio and Pozzoli Progetti e Servizi. By the lake and close to Villa Olmo, the showroom will display a selection of the collection divided into living, night and dining area. A perfect chance to fine tune the exhibit according to the new Rimadesio Identity manual.
The industrial production, as we all know, requires an important energy consumption and nowadays, to avoid negative environmental impacts, many companies are using solar energy systems. Rimadesio goes further: the Company is not just producing the needed energy for its requirements, but it is able to store the energy surplus. As a matter of fact, it is possible to plan the industrial production but not the sunbeam intensity. Therefore, the energy surplus to requirements is internally stored for later use. The solution is more efficient than the commonly-known and based on the energy surplus introduction into the electricity network and it following reuse. Rimadesio alternative, based on the innovative energy storage through lithium batteries of the latest generation, represents the most powerful industrial storage system on a large scale in Europe.
1,3 Mwp: photovoltaic system total power
100 kWh: lithium batteries storage capacity
1,5 million kWh: annual energy production
800 tons of CO2 not released into the atmosphere
Muraba Residences, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Project by RCR Arquitectes
Designed by RCR Arquitectes, recent winner of the 2017 Pritzker prize, the Muraba Residences include 51 apartments, internal spa, gym, pool and dedicated services. Rimadesio Project partecipated to the project of the prestigious residential building, located on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, by supplying 320 completely customized Cover compositions.
The RCR Arquitectes study, founded by Rafael Aranda, Carmen and Ramon Pigen Vialta, recently won the 2017 Pritzker prize, a real Nobel for architecture. The motivation emphasizes "the variety of projects ranging from public to private, from cultural and educational building to residential buildings". The RCR study will receive the award in May during the official ceremony held in Tokyo.
Dress bold, the historic Rimadesio walk-in closet, has been deepened functionally and aesthetically renewed. The project includes the materials, such as the extention of the wooden and glass backs with a fabric version; the new shoe rack, available in melamine or regenerated leather; The new LED lighting system, perfectly spread all over the composition, available on all horizontal surfaces, the floor base and the upper part of the back panel. A versatile and complete walk-in closet, totally customized, like any systems of the Rimadesio collection.
Rimadesio takes part to the furnishing of the new representative Hall of the Farnesina, the Foreign Ministry, with the Opus bookcase. The inauguration of the permanent space, aimed at housing foreign delegations invited by the Italian Government, was held during the presentation of Italian Design Day, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. A demonstration with a strong communicative impact and providing a presentation at the same time in over 100 worldwide locations by many authoritative ambassadors of the extraordinary reality of Italian design.
All events will be anticipated by the screening of the short movie "Delightful" made by director Matteo Garrone for the Salone del Mobile 2017.
Rimadesio opens a new showroom in Hyderabad, important city in central-southern India. An area of 130 square meters inside the entirely renewed building of Banjara Hills, the most exclusive city district. The exhibition area is designed in every detail to show in the best way the Rimadesio Collection. Floors in grey gres stoneware and walls with concrete finishing are framing four different areas to divide the space: day and night areas, meeting room and a section dedicated to technical exposition.
A project developed within a special year, a collection of stories, events and tales. A book dedicated to Rimadesio, to its people and its history, for a 60th anniversary to be remembered. Four amazing main characters, guests of the Rimadesio 60 series of events. Unique personalities who share Rimadesio values and qualities: creativity, innovation, heritage and respect for the environment. Each chapter has a creative introduction by four young contemporary artists.
Rimadesio night system: unlimited solutions as the result of typological and technological innovation. A collection of wardrobes, equipped cabinets and walk-in closets perfectly integrated with the domestic architecture. Innovative finishings, materials and transparency combinations to create a unique style.
Rimadesio flagship store in Milan is hosting the fourth edition of the 'temporary bookstore', a space dedicated to the presentation of hundreds of exclusive books to be freely consulted. Art, photography, architecture, interior design, travels, wine and food are the main themes selected, matching the style that is always been a Rimadesio distinctive feature. Conceived, designed and directed by Paolo Fasoli and Giorgio Testa, acknowledged experts both in literary and artistic field, the space dedicated to the 'temporary bookstore' presented also a series of events dedicated to the preview of new editorial publications.
from Wednesday November 2nd, 2016
to Tuesday January 31th, 2017
A complete and matching proposal for the living area collection: bookcases, sideboards, tables and coffee-tables with the exclusive Rimadesio quality in common. Discover a unique reality that combines high style and technical innovation, valuable finishings and compositional flexibility.
Rimadesio achieves the 60th anniversary and chooses to celebrate with four 'unusual' meetings, which took place in Milan showroom, by expressing the values that since 1956 qualify the company worldwide: creativity, innovation, respect for the environment, heritage and taste for challenges. The attitude for a coherent and conscious evolution, which has always characterized Rimadesio, is then resumed in the four events with four exceptional talents, able to interpret the uniqueness of the company's philosophy.
Ideal solutions for a modern interpretation of the domestic space, the Rimadesio doors and the sliding systems are always an evolving reality. Finishes, aesthetics, always new and updated performance: discover the collection, that makes innovation an extraordinary added value.
Also for the 2016-2017 season, Rimadesio confirms to be the main sponsor of the Basketball Aurora Desio, for the third running year in the Serie B Championship. A continuous commitment during the last 22 years, also including six teams divided into different age groups, from Under-20 to Under-13, to Minibasket, for a total number of 350 young athletes.
Adventure, space discovery and challenges for the future illustrated by the famous Italian astronaut Maurizio Cheli, during the fourth and final meeting with the protagonists of Rimadesio 60. A special event aimed at discovering the background of an extraordinary reality, full of charm and suggestion.
He was born in Zocca, near Modena, in 1959. He was astronaut for the European Space Agency, now chief test manager in Alenia Aeronautica-Finmeccanica. In 1992 he joins ESA and the year after obtaines the qualification at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to become an astronaut. In 1996 his first mission with the Space Shuttle Columbia, as mission 2 specialist, in other words flight engineer (first Italian to get this position). In 2004 he graduates in Political Sciences at the University of Turin and gets a Master in Business Administration at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. In 2009 he is member of the organizing committee of the World Air Games. Cheli has an experience of 380 hours in the space and 4500 hours of flight activities on more than 50 different types of aircrafts.
Photographic catalogues, price lists, samples of material and main technical mechanisms: those are the elements of the new Rimadesio set of samples. A modular box with compartments and equipped trays to easily and clearly organize the 171 samples in 10x10 cm format; samples of glasses in different colours and finishings, of leather and metals, of wood and melamine and in addition small sections of frames, jambs and rails that allow to discover in the details the high technical quality of the aluminum structures. An essential tool thought for the knowledge, the analysis and the design phases, studied for professionals in the field.
Alambra collection, ADI Design Index 2016 Selection
Alambra collection, designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, has been selected by ADI Design Index, the annual publication by ADI Association for the Industrial Design. Apparent simplicity, lightness of chosen materials, simple lines combined with Alambra great technical value are the main reasons to explain the choice of Design ADI permanent Observatory, a group of almost a hundred and fifty experts in the field. Alambra will also participate in the competition for the next Compasso d'Oro ADI 2018, the prestigious award that, from more than sixty years, represents the most renowned selection of design products in the Italian panorama.
Selected products has been presented during two dedicated events:
Milan: Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, via Mercanti 2
Rome: Ex Cartiera Latina, Sala Appia - Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica
Two years since its first inauguration and after a whole restyle, Rimadesio New York showroom reopens. Located in one of the most charming city districts, in a New Yorker typical building with cast iron columns and double-height ceilings, the exhibition area shows the complete company's collection, including 2016 news.
Three new catalogues to describe Rimadesio production: Doors collection, Day collection and Night collection. A necessary subdivision to be familiar with the full potential of the proposal, to discover different compositive solutions, to examine technical and dimensional aspects. Updated, practical and functional tools, precious support to design spaces or simply choose a piece of furniture. Everything is in perfect agreement with Rimadesio style.
Three years after its first inauguration, during the 2016 Design Week, Rimadesio showroom in Vienna has been reopen in October, totally renewed from the exhibition layout to surfaces and materials. An operation not concerning just the insertion of new and updated products, but the whole space with materials and surfaces, the general layout and the integration of new technical-descriptive solutions.
The Trofeo Lombardia 2016, at its eighth edition, has been dedicated to the memory of Francesco Malberti, honorary president and founder of Basketball Aurora Desio. Great sporting event with six Lombard teams of Serie A as protagonists, two more than previous editions: EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Europromotion Legnano, Leonessa Brescia, Pallacanestro Cantù, Remer Blu Basket Treviglio and Vanoli Cremona. The event, always a hit with the public, has been supported by Rimadesio as main sponsor of the hosting team.
Rimadesio 60 stories, challenges, talents. Giovanni Soldini
A great success for the third appointment with the events Rimadesio 60. The world-famous Italian sailor Giovanni Soldini kept the audience hooked with incredible and engaging stories about his life and his passion for sailing. A unique and captivating personality, which outlined Rimadesio values such as innovation, respect for the environment and taste for challenges.
He was born in Milan in 1966. He starts sailing as a child, thanks to his father. After 26 years of ocean races, two solo World Round and 40 transoceanics, he still sails, facing the toughest races in the world and trying to beat historical records of speed sailing. On February 29th, 2000 he received the Legion d'Honneur, France' highest honor, at the Navy Museum in Paris, by decision of the French President Jacques Chirac for the sea rescue of the sailor Isabelle Autissier. On February 12th, 2004, President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Official appointed him Officer to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. With his boat Maserati Vor 70 and his crew of eight professional sailors, in February 2013 he breaks the record of the historical Gold Route: 13,225 miles separating New York from San Francisco, through Cape Horn. In January this year, he participates to the legendary Sydney-Hobarth regatta, ranking fourth and first in his class.
Cover freestanding system is the winner of the 2016 AZ Awards award in the 'Best Furniture System' category. The prestigious award, conferred by Azure magazine, was proclaimed by an international jury composed of influential personalities relate to architecture, landscape architecture, product and interior design. Cover freestanding confirms itself as an innovative project that combines the aesthetic lightness of glass and the structural stability of aluminum, a unique solution for functional needs of contemporary interiors.
Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso.
Omer Arbel, Canadian architect and designer, member of the jury: " When objects are displayed in a glass case is to enhance their value, so designing a wardrobe with these features is simply clever.”
An area of 330 square meters inside a brand new and important residential building, just a few steps away from Bicentenario park and United Nations branch: Rimadesio inaugurates its first monobrand store in Santiago del Cile. Designed by the Architect Giacomo Fossati, the showroom displays the whole Rimadesio collection, from sliding doors to furniture systems, in a wide exhibition space enriched by wood and concrete details.
The second event related to Rimadesio 60th anniversary gave voice to the writer and researcher Matteo Nucci, academic of ancient world and philosophy. Tales of history and beauty, heroes and famous intellectuals: ancient topics but at the same time surprisingly contemporary. A special night and a tribute to past, present and future history. The chance to meet a person passionate of art, study and research, precious values for Rimadesio philosophy.
He was born in Rome in 1970. Passionate of the Greek world and its heroes, he has studied the ancient world, published essays on the origins of philosophy, Empedocles, Socrates and Plato, and Einaudi in 2009 published his edition of Plato's Symposium. Also in 2009 he published his first novel, Sono comuni le cose degli amici (Ponte alle Grazie), followed in 2011 by Il toro non sbaglia mai (Ponte alle Grazie) and in 2013 by Le Lacrime degli eroi (Einaudi), a fictive essay, reinterpreting the ancient Greek world in the light of the Homeric heroes' tears. He is the author different journey reports for magazines, as Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Flair and, on the web,by Minima et Moralia.
Rimadesio in now opening a new showroom in Teheran, in Elahieh district, exclusive commercial and residential core of the Iranian capital. The showroom is composed of five floors and the first one is entirely dedicated to the Rimadesio design. An area of 150 square meters with wide shop windows on three sides of the prestigious building, characterized by a unique partition with an exhibition space, a technical area to show the elaborate mechanisms of sliding doors and a meeting room. A complete and detailed panoramic on the company's interpretation of contemporary living.
Rimadesio joined the thirteenth edition of Convivio, the most important charity Market Exhibition, arranged in Italy in support of ANLAIDS. Five days of ethical purchasing with products offered by the best fashion and design companies, for the aim of collecting funds to face concretely and positively a problem such as AIDS.
This year Mantova is the "Italian Capital of Culture". Associazione Mantova Creativa and Complesso Museale Palazzo Ducale promote "Abitare Gonzaga 2016", a cultural event to connect the historical and architectural heritage represented by Palazzo Ducale with the best contemporary design. Rimadesio was part of the event, presenting 16 freestanding systems to recreate the ideal dwelling of a cultured and enlightened contemporary patron, following the project of Giampaolo Benedini in collaboration with Peter Hassmann and Renata Casarin.
Aurora Desio , National Finals Under16 and Under18
The teams from Under 18 and Under 16 categories of Aurora Desio , the basketball club supported by Rimadesio , accede to the final stage of the respective 2016 national championships . The first one surpassing AJ Milano 66-52 and the second one 80-54 Vuelle Pesaro . Just not a random target , which confirms the organizational quality of the club and the commitment of the players towards the pursuit of the maximum result.
Rimadesio 60 stories, challenges, talents. Joan As Police Woman
The program of events planned to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Rimadesio starts with Joan As Police Woman, the famous American song-writer, who performed in an exclusive live with piano and guitar last Wednesday evening, May 18th. Before the show, staged at the flagship store in Milan, an informal chat between Michele Lupi and the artist, a unique opportunity to learn about the character and her extraordinary life, through a story full of personal anecdotes. A special evening of talent and authenticity, values to be shared and recognized, and which characterize the project 'Rimadesio 60'.
Joan Wasser was born in Norwalk, Connecticut (USA), in1970. She started playing piano, when she was six years old and two years later she took her first violin lessons, which will allow her to perform in various school orchestras, including the Boston University Symphony Orchestra. In the late nineties Joan begins to explore different musical experiences and not only related to play violin. She starts then to develop her own personal style, thus becoming known within the indie rock scene. In May 1997, her boyfriend and musician Jeff Buckley, accidentally drowns during an evening swim in the Wolf River in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1999 she joins Antony and the Johnsons, with whom she records the album “IAm a Bird Now”. In June 2002, after moving to New York, she forms a trio and starts working under the name of Joan as Police Woman. She releases several successful albums. On June, 12th 2006 she releases her first solo album, Real Life that, two years later will be honored at the Independent Music Awards for best pop rock album. She starts artistic cooperations with David Sylvian and other famous international artists like Lou Reed, Elton John, Dave Gahan and Rufus Wainwright. The Classic, her most recent album, the fourth one as solo singer, has been released in 2014.
The materials, the finishes, the glass transparency have always been a fundamental component of the exclusive Rimadesio proposal. The 2016 collection has thus been enriched with 5 new finishes: rame, peltro, bronzo, grafite and piombo, that are available both on metals with a unique brushed finish and on metalized lacquered glasses. Furthermore the Ecolorsytem collection introduces 5 new colours, available in mat and glossy finish: tufo, blu oceano, moro, amaranto and grigio scuro. Some chromatic innovations that as for any other proposal of the collection, meet the most severe ecological and eco-sustainable standards, and are produced exclusively by using the latest generation of water-based paints.
The Rimadesio Flagship store in Milan hosted the third edition of the 'temporary bookstore', a space dedicated to the presentation of hundreds of exclusive volumes to be freely consulted. Art, photography, architecture, interior design, travel, wine and food among the main selected topics, still keeping the style that has always characterized Rimadesio. Designed, arranged and directed by Paolo Fasoli and Giorgio Testa, recognized experts both in the literary and artistic field, the 'temporary bookstore' has also received a series of events dedicated to the preview presentation of new editorial publications.
'A Tribute to Domus 1000', presented during the Milano Design Week in the windows of the Benetton store in Piazza del Duomo, extends its public display by La Triennale di Milano. The exhibition has been hosted the 16 special editions created for the occasion by international design companies, in the two Pantone colours of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rimadesio presented the bookcase Sixty in the exclusive and dedicated finishing Pantone Serenity.
XXI Triennale Milano - 'Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’Abitare'
After twenty years since the last edition, the Milan Triennale hosts an exhibition dedicated to the interior architecture: 'Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’Abitare'. Edited by Beppe Finessi and organized by the Salone del Mobile.Milan, the event will be part of a wider program of events planned during the fair. Among the provided 11 rooms, Rimadesio will take part with Ursus, by Duilio Forte, an artwork connected to the poetry of the famous artist-architect based on the theme of 'domestic landscape', developed according to the principles of ArkiZoic manifest. A partnership between Rimadesio and Duilio Forte, with a common desire for tests and research in design and contemporary living.
XXI Triennale International Exhibition
Palazzo dell’Arte, Milano
April 2nd to September 12th 2016
Classic icons of both Italian and international design pay homage to the 1000th issue of the magazine Domus dressing up with Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. An exhibition realized in collaboration with Fabrica, which sees the windows of the flagship store United Colors of Benetton, in piazza Duomo, to frame the display. Rimadesio took part to the event with Sixty, the bookcase with subtle reference to the sixties, designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, presented in an exclusive Pantone Serenity color.
'Put your heart in what you are doing. Use the heuristic method. Give space to chance, error and unfinished': these are some of the key points of the ArchiZoic thought, as basic of the AtelierFORTE activity. Thus, following his principles, Duilio Forte is personally committed to the realization of 'Ursus', whose partner is Rimadesio, one of the 11setups, protagonists of the 'Stanze' event at the XXI Triennale di Milano. We find him working at site, busy assembling the impressive wooden structure, composing the mosaics, staring at the paintings, directing with visible enthusiasm the work of young employees of his Atelier. 'The work does not end in the project itself,' says the architect-artist, 'because the result depends mostly on its realization, as in a music opera.'
XXI Triennale International Exhibition
Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan
April 2nd to September 12th 2016
New Self bold sideboards, exclusive leading role the finishes
Among the novelties of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, the Self bold sideboard collection. Absolute leading role is played by the new and exclusive finishes: from the marble tops to the glossy and mat lacquered glasses in the new shades, till the metals with brushed effect in five new colors. The simple design allows to remark the originality of the several possible compositions.
Together with the ongoing internationalization of the brand, Rimadesio is having a significant qualitative evolution on the Italian market, as recently confirmed with the opening of the flagship store in Pescara, in one of the most prestigious areas of the city, a short walk from Piazza della Rinascita. The project, designed by Arch. Giacomo Fossati and characterized by bright and sophisticated finishes,shows the Rimadesio products in their most updated version, from the historical pieces to the latest novelties.
Already on the Spanish market for several years and with more and more growing results, Rimadesio is now opening a new monobrand store in Madrid, confirming a significant recognition of the design and style of the company.
The two floor exhibition space for a total area of 400 square meters, is overlooking the three sides of a prestigious building located in Calle de O'Donnell, in a commercial area for contemporary furniture. It shows a significant selection of the collection, including the latest novelties.
By the activation of the new photovoltaic system in May 2016, Rimadesio makes its own manufacturing capacity of solar energy more powerful, achieving a yearly production of 1,4 Kwh million, equal to the average consumption of 500 families. Furthermore a new system for collecting industrial energy will be activated, one of the first ever in Italy.A record confirming the particular orienting to the corporate innovation, a technological investment aimed at improving the relation with the environment we live in.
Design and improvement of the new structures have been committed to the historical partner Quotidia, now known as Alea Quotidia SpA and part of the important group Elettra investiments
until January 30th, the 'Temporary Bookstore'
April 2nd - September 12th, 'Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’Abitare', XXI Triennale Milano
April 12th to 17th, 'Salone Internazionale del Mobile' Milan Fair Rho-Pero: Hall 5 stand D11.E16
Rimadesio showroom: April 12th to 16th, from 10 am to 10 pm - 17th April, from 10 am to 7 pm
The Rimadesio flagship store in Milan hosted the second edition of the 'temporary bookstore', a space dedicated to the presentation of hundreds of exclusive volumes to be freely consulted. Art, photography, architecture, interior design, travel, wine and food among the main selected topics, still keeping the style that has always characterized Rimadesio. Designed, arranged and directed by Paolo Fasoli and Giorgio Testa, recognized experts both in the literary and artistic field, the 'temporary bookstore' has also received a series of events dedicated to the preview presentation of new editorial publications.
Rimadesio is having a more and more international acknowledgment. Especially on the Far-East market with the opening of new monobrand and shop in shops in different countries. At the moment China, Philippines, India, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan, which in the coming months will be joined by Indonesia, Korea and Vietnam. A prestigious result, underlining the growing interest of Asian audiences towards the qualified Italian design and the originality of the Rimadesio proposal.
A new Rimadesio flagship showroom, in partnership with Bespoke, has opened in Manila, in the heart of Fort Bonifacio, the privileged area by the best international design brands. Located on the ground floor of an impressive skyscraper designed by Ed Calma, on a total area of 200 square meters, the space has an accurate selection of the collection: from the doors to walk-in closets, from sliding systems to the proposals for the living area.
During its first anniversary, the magazine 'How to spend it' has organized a charity initiative, inviting some important Italian brands to interpret its cover in a creative way. Rimadesio participates with 'New Life', a handmade work created by Giuseppe Bavuso, who took inspiration from kintsugi, a Japanese technique providing for the restoration of broken objects, by combining together the pieces with a resin mixed with gold, silver or platinum.
The relevance of this technique, which over time has become a real 'Art', is really deep: according to the philosophy of kintsugi, the broken and then repaired object is actually a metaphor for life and the changes that are part of it.
After the show at Mudec in Milan, the works has been auctioned online. The proceeds from the auction has been donated to 'Save the Children' for the realization of an Italian project.
Rimadesio is more and more increasing its presence into the Far -East market: after the opening of the showroom in Hong Kong last autumn, the spaces in Shanghai and Singapore will be inaugurated in October. An important result, achieved thanks to the valuable partnership with 'House of Madison', the prestigious eastern retailer. A confirmation of the growing interest of the qualified Asian public to the contemporary Italian design.
Rimadesio is among the brands of the made in Italy furniture signing the Mandarin Oriental in Milan, the first Italian hotel of the prestigious chain founded in Hong Kong in 1963. The studio Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel Interiors designed for each of the hotel suites, an original solution in glass, dividing the room from the wellness bathroom area. The partition is made by the Velaria sliding panels with mirror glass and anodized profile in a sample colour, which are alternated with fixed glass panels equipped with a liquid crystal technology. Through an electrical impulse, it makes the surface opaque, according to the requested need for privacy. A supply that confirms the technical versatility and reliability of Rimadesio.
The program of events 'spirit of the project', the tour dedicated to the presentation of the new catalog, which involved the Italian Rimadesio monobrand showrooms, has now come to an end A trip through Italy of more than two months, with one common denominator: the interest into the design and interpretation of contemporary living. A unique initiative and above all a great success, confirming the Rimadesio showrooms, as meeting and socialization places.
Sergio Scariolo presents the new 'Basketball Aurora Desio' team
The Rimadesio showroom in Milan hosted the official presentation of the 'Basketball Aurora Desio' team, who will play the next Italian 2015/2016 championship of Serie B. Many sport guests, from journalists to public people, among them Sergio Scariolo, current coach of the Spanish national team, who has won the European championship. The connection is due to the fact that the famous coach has started his career with Aurora Desio. An event that emphasizes the Rimadesio's interest in the sport as a key factor for growth and training for young people, being the main sponsor of the club.
The Barcelona showroom is renewed, aiming at displaying all the Rimadesio collection. The space of 300 square meters is developed in depth with double height ceilings and remarkable side columns, that divide the exhibition areas. The main area has two types of environment: a living area with Wind, Manta, Alambra and Abacus living, and a wardrobe area with Zenit, Abacus and Dolmen.
Recently opened, the exhibition space has an area of 140 square meters, and large windows on Wolfratshauser Strasse, an important street near the Munich Golf Club, one of the greenest districts of the city. The project of the Munich showroom, designed by Giacomo Fossati, offers a complete overview of the Rimadesio collection, where the swing doors and the sliding systems are perfectly integrated with new furniture complements. The architectural choices, the materials and the original layout of the products give to the space an image much closer to a contemporary domestic landscape.
From Sail the perfectly double-sided sliding doors, to the system of tables Long Island, to the freestanding Cover, the self-supporting evolution of the program Cover. Presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the 2015 Rimadesio news represent the values, that have always guided the choices behind the evolution of the collection. An original design process, inspired by the search for a balance between stylistic exploration and typological innovation, between expressive influence and technological quality.
The new collection is designed by Giuseppe Bavuso.
The new Rimadesio showroom, based on the MG road, the well known design disctrict in New Delhi, is characterized by large windows on both the sides of the showroom which has a display of 600 square meters, including 200 entirely dedicated to Rimadesio. The collection is very well represented by a large display of sliding partitions and hinged doors, as well as several solutions for the night area. The brand new collection Alambra fits perfectly the local trends with the new finishing presented in the catalogue Into the Light.
356/357, MG Road
Next to Sultanpur Metro Station
New Delhi 11 00 30 email@example.com
+91 9560 444 907
Pitti Immagine Uomo 88, the international reference for men's fashion and contemporary lifestyle, took place in Florence from 16th to 19th June, Rimadesio participated with the project and the preparation of the 'Arbiter Lounge, located in the exclusive Fortezza da Basso, on the first floor of the Lorenesi construction, which hosted two moments of great entertainment. The first one of cultural significance, dedicated to Dante Alighieri, on the occasion of his 750th anniversary; the second one, of playful, was a collaboration with Volvo for an experience of virtual reality related to the automotive world. To act as frame, the different proposals of furniture signed by Giuseppe Bavuso, including Manta table, the Eileen sideboard , the Flat table, the Wind bookcase and some pieces of the Sixty collection.
During the Piano City Milan event, the Rimadesio flagship store in Via Visconti di Modrone has hosted an original musical performance played at four hands on one design piano. Designed by architects Raffaella Mangiarotti and Matteo Bazzicalupo, founders of the study Deepdesign, the piano-dining table,with a simple and rigorous design, has been entirely made by Rimadesio. The Yamaha keyboards slide concealed under a large white glass top. Players of the concert event have been the the famous American jazz songs, reinterpreted by the musicians Marco Confalonieri and Yazan Greselin.
Milan International Furniture Fair 2015. Rimadesio presents the new 2015 collection characterized by exclusive projects, combining technological research and formal elegance, innovative design and evocations of memory, in an exhibition space of 400 sqm. A space designed to allow all visitors to experience the value of the strong scenic proposals, which are aesthetically defined by the two main Rimadesio materials: glass and aluminum.
From new products to extensions of existing ones, from more and more sophisticated equipment to transparencies and exclusive finishes: the natural evolution of a innovation-oriented reality, where the stylistic coherence makes each element integrated into the contemporary idea of interior design. By walking through the areas of the stand, you can see all the news, including the Long island table, the sliding door Sail and the freestanding Cover system. The best aesthetic expression of the Rimadesio collection and the highest technological level ever achieved. The new collection is designed by Giuseppe Bavuso.
Flagship store Milano, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015
A virtual visit into the Rimadesio showroom in Via Visconti di Modrone, in order to see the novelties 2015. From the complements to the modular systems, from the new possible compositions and project design, to the details of the internal equipment: a complete tale of a more and more renewed reality. A presentation that coincides with the launch of the catalog "Into the Light", sharing the same general concept, from the material selection to the styling choices. A space confirming its scenic value and which has become during the Salone del Mobile a traditional reference of the Milan "design week".
The Wind bookcase system was awarded the prize 'Red Dot Award 2015' in the category 'Living rooms and bedrooms'.
Established in 1955, Red Dot Award rewards international designers and companies, that express the best quality and innovation of the project. Wind, design Giuseppe Bavuso, made entirely of aluminum, is a modular system, combining aesthetic lightness and technology. The focus of the project is represented by the joint between extruded shelves and die-casting uprights, in central or terminal position, that with their exclusive design define the aesthetics of the system.
Luigi Caccia Dominioni: visions and architectures of a city
The Rimadesio flagship store has hosted the event dedicated to the presentation of the book "Luigi Caccia Dominioni" for the series "Itineraries of Milan architecture". An initiative developed together with the Order and the Foundation of the Architects, planners, landscape architects and conservators of the province of Milan.
An evening animated by the presence of journalists and critics, who have illustrated the extraordinary work of the famous architect.
During the event the space has also hosted an exhibition of photographs, showing some of the main buildings that characterize the city of Milan.
In partnership with:
Ordine e Fondazione dell'ordine degli architetti, pianificatori, paesaggisti e conservatori della provincia di Milano
Professionals and traders of the best Italian catering have been the guests of an event organized by Meregalli Group and Rimadesio.
An opportunity to taste a selection of the best labels of wines, champagnes and handmade spirits in an exceptional setting: the Rimadesio flagship store in Giussano. A proven synergy between the two companies, based on a shared vision of beauty and the pursuit of quality..
A new Rimadesio space has been opened in Los Angeles.
In the heart of Central LA, two blocks away from Santa Monica Boulevard, the new shop is characterized by a unique architecture, with two double height windows, which look out onto Beverly Boulevard.
Inside, 200 square meters of space are entirely dedicated to the Rimadesio collection in its entirety: from the sliding panels to the bookcases, from Cover the exclusive storage system, to the solutions for the office.
Also noteworthy is the meeting area, delimited by a composition of Velaria sliding panels of more than 3 meters in height.
9000 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
from the newspaper to the smartphone communicating the architecture today
Abitare magazine invites you to wonder about the communication mode of the project into a reality, that is currently experiencing a period of deep changes. Journalists from the magazine and the web, architects, designers and communication experts have held a debate about this theme in the Rimadesio flagship store in Milan. Moderator Silvia Botti, director of Abitare.
The Rimadesio flagship store is an ideal meeting place, where knowing people and new reality of the design world.
A special event, in collaboration with Elle Decor, was the free conversation between the director Livia Peraldo Matton and Benedetta Tagliabue, the international known Italian architect, protagonist of the special of the March issue of the magazine. Direct evidence of major projects, like the well known St. Catherine market of Barcelona and the Spanish Pavilion of Expo 2010 in Shanghai, as well as personal anecdotes related to her personal experience. A unique opportunity to know an architect with an extraordinary experience, born in Milan, professionally formed in New York and now head of the Miralles Tagliabue EMBT office, based in Barcelona and Shanghai.
The new Rimadesio showroom in Via Nizza in Turin has been inauguarated, located a short walk distance from the historic center. The exhibition area, on two levels, shows the complete collection. The various proposals fit in harmony with the surrounding space and include essential volumes, clean lines and sophisticated and new finishes.
Rimadesio has joined ADI, the Association for the Industrial Design, the Italian reality gathering designers, companies and academia related to design: project, consumption, recycling, training. Since 1956 ADI's mission is to promote an idea of project awareness, ethical and socially sustinable.
After three selections Rimadesio becomes for all purposes and intents ADI Design Index and after getting in 2008 the first report of the Premio Compasso Award, also becomes an integral part of an association, leader of the development of the industrial design, as a cultural and economic phenomenon.