Maison&Objet Americas Was a Success!

IntoConcrete was privileged to have been among a select group of exhibitors at the prestigious Maison&Objet Americas show in Miami Beach. Held twice a year in Paris, Maison&Objet is the world’s leading showcase for design and décor professionals. This year’s first-ever show in the United States brought together an exclusive group of exhibitors with acclaimed design and interior professionals from North and Latin America.

“We at IntoConcrete was thrilled to be a part of this elite group of carefully selected exhibitors,” notes Company Founder Mario Guagnelli. “For this historic event, we showcased some of our favorite works along with new pieces created for IntoConcrete by award-winning industrial designer Mikaela Dörfel. Mikaela has joined IntoConrete to lead our design team and efforts. IntoConcrete brings design trends to North America through high-energy collaborations with renowned designers from around the world.”

Mikaela Dörfel resides in Hamburg, Germany, where she studied industrial design at Hochschule für Bildende Künste. For 15+ years Mikaela and her team have developed tableware for brands across Europe, Asia and America. Her impressive list of accolades includes 1995, 2000 & 2013 Design Plus awards; 2008 Red Dot Award; 2002 & 2102 IF Awards; a 2013 German Design Award; 2003 and 2007 Good Design Awards; and a 2009 Nomination for Design Award of BRD. Mikaela’s pieces for IntoConcrete will feature a unique collection of housewares and furniture that combine high performance concretes with other traditional materials, such as porcelain. All works are in harmony with Mikaela’s design approach, which is inspired by nature and Scandinavian design. In her new role with IntoConcrete, Mikaela will mentor young up and coming designers. “I’m excited to work with concrete,” she notes, “but also thrilled to work with and share my experience with talented designers from all around the globe.”

One of those up and coming designers is Argentinian born Francisco Corvi. “It was a wonderful opportunity for a young designer to attend M&O and to have my pieces shownn in an historic setting,” Corvi says. The Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler he designed for IntoConcrete already has attracted the attention of influential international blogs and websites such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Design Milk and Dwell and has been seen in Food & Wine magazine. This innovative and functional work of art elevates wine storage to a chic new level.

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