NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara is introducing a new collection of interior design materials and showcasing a unique "conic vine" display created by Nendo at Wanted Design 2014, an international design event in New York City (May 16-19).
Alcantara's new Metamorphosis Collection features 14 expressions of the Italian-made material in shades of blue, gray and teal, with hues of orange, brown, beige-and-cream, fuchsia and yellow. Available in a virtually infinite range of colors and textures, Alcantara is a material of choice for architects and interior designers.
The company's "conic-vine" exhibit, first shown at Milan Design Week in April, also was on display in New York. Developed by Nendo, an award-winning Japanese design studio headed by Oki Sato, the exhibit highlights both the aesthetic and functional qualities of the material. Layers of Alcantara bonded with a thermo-compressing process are used in the 'conic vine' display to create an impression of climbing plants in shades of dove grey and pastel.
The company's exhibit space (Booth 41 at the Waterfront at 269 11th Avenue) also includes a selection of Cappellini "Peg" armchairs by Nendo.
About Alcantara – www.alcantara.com
Founded in 1972, Alcantara is a prime example of Italian-produced quality. A registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A., Alcantara® is the result of unique, proprietary technology and is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a variety of fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home decor, and consumer electronics.
With a serious and certified commitment to sustainability, Alcantara is a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy their everyday life while respecting the environment. Since 2009 Alcantara has been certified "Carbon Neutral", having defined, reduced and offset all of the CO2 emissions derived from its activity. In 2011, the analysis was extended to the entire product lifecycle, including use and disposal phases ("from cradle to grave"). Alcantara draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report each year, certified by the TUV SUD international authority and also available on its corporate website.
Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara's production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).