Alcantara Teams With Nendo - Award Winning Japanese Design Studio

Apr 23, 2014, 14:08 ET from Alcantara S.p.A.

MILAN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara's "Kaleidoscope" exhibit at this year's Milan Design Week featured a unique display created by Nendo -- an award-winning Japanese design studio headed by Oki Sato.

Sato's Conic Vine display used layers of Alcantara material bonded with a thermo-compressing process to create the impression of rows of climbing plants in shades of dove grey and pastel.

Alcantara first worked with Nendo in 2011 as part of a multi-year partnership between the company and the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome with the Japanese studio interpreting "the material world of Alcantara in a free and highly personal way."

Nendo also has explored the qualities of Alcantara in a variety of other sectors, including interior design, high fashion, automotive interiors and high-tech consumer products.

Alcantara Kaleidoscope
Milan Design Week, April 8-13, 2014
Art Direction by Giulio Cappellini
Exhibit by Nendo
Superstudio Piu, via Tortona 27

About Alcantara –
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and the result of a unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities.

Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application 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 whole product lifecycle, including use and disposal phases ("from cradle to grave"). Alcantara draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report each year, certified by TUV SUD international authority and available also on the 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).

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