A Finish for Every Mood

Four international collaborations by Antoine at Fuorisalone

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A Finish for Every Mood
04/04/2019 - ANTOINE is collaborating on four different projects for Milan Design Week 2019 to showcase the brand’s eclectic range of quality bespoke colors and textures that express understated luxury. Each collaboration provides architects and designers with inspiration for using ANTOINE’s finishes to add color and texture to corporate, hospitality or residential projects.

From the sensorial textured finishes simulating the artistic effects of time in BRUT's installation, to the precious ambiences of WOW, the mood-setting chromatic pairings in the social culinary experiment by Lambert & Fils x DWA Design Studio, and Nick Ross' tribute to love: Antoine proves to be a fundamental component in each project. © Alexander Popelier

© Alexander Popelier

Design collective BRUT studied the archaeological site of Teseum in Tongeren, Belgium’s oldest city to create an installation of objects on different planes, just like in an archaeological site. Bram Vanderbeke of BRUT comments, ‘For several months we have been working with Antoine to obtain the true spirit of the excavated Roman settlement through replicating the raw textures and earthy finishes found there’.

The Belgian company when objects work (WOW) edits and distributes exclusive objects designed by leading architects and designers such as Vincent Van Duysen, John Pawson and Manuel Aires Mateus. All its objects are useful and timeless, composed of simple forms using authentic materials. Beatrice de Lafontaine, founder of WOW, says, ‘Antoine has been able to provide us with the most harmonious and elegant surfaces in an exclusive Lime Structure color that matches both brands’ aesthetic of understated luxury’. Selected pieces will be presented in the Brera district (Via Pontaccio 5). © Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

At Alcova (Via Popoli Uniti 11-13), lighting design studio Lambert & Fils and Milan-based DWA Design Studio (DWA) are presenting Caffè Populaire. The six-day concept bistro will be filled with installations and act as a sanctuary connecting people with design through food. A large rectangle of ANTOINE’s Lime Plaster will be applied to one wall, acting as a backdrop for two new lamps. DWA's founding partner Frederik De Wachter comments: ‘We wanted to create a temporary painting using Antoine. When you look at the lamps they become part of a painting with the rectangle acting as the canvas. We like the fact that we can exactly color match our ideas with Antoine’s finishes’. A dramatic red finish will be applied to another wall as if the column within the space is casting a shadow. A tactile green finish will be applied to the base of a community table and the surrounding seats.

Stockholm-based designer Nick Ross will present an arch made from ANTOINE’s material at Wallpaper* Handmade (Via San Gregorio 29). To tie in with this year’s theme of love, Nick has designed a full-scale contemporary ceremonial wedding arbor called The Agreement. Ross explains, ‘I wanted to take the arch, one of the most fundamental elements in the history of architecture, and add a new dimension to it by creating a curved internal wall. Something which creates a sensual experience when walking or standing under it due to its soft shape’.


Lambert & Fils + DWA at Fuorisalone
Caffé Populaire
Via Popoli Uniti 11-13

BRUT at Fuorisalone
Studio Maraniello
Viale Stelvio 66

When Objects Work at Fuorisalone
Via Pontaccio 5-7

Nick Ross at Fuorisalone
Wallapaer* Handmade
Via San Gregorio 29
Antoine @ MDW

Antoine @ MDW

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

© Piet-Albert Goethals

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