Paola Navone has designed Abet Laminati’s space to emphasize Polaris, the extraordinary surface warm and soft to the touch, anti-fingerprint, resistant to scratches and heat and ideal for food use. From the floor to the tables on which cake-stands are placed, everything on the booth has been realized with Polaris in neutral and opaque shades.
Founded in the late 1950s in Bra, Abet Laminati is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative laminate.
Abet Laminati’s eclectic universe is formed by a great wealth of products with different aesthetic as well as functional characteristics. The company has always given prominence to the relationship between design and culture.
Over the years, Abet Laminati has worked with top designers and architects: by supporting those cultural movements such as Alchymia first and Memphis later, that have influenced the history of Italian design, the company has always kept the dialogue with the design world alive by promoting the ‘Made in Italy’ internationally. Some of the designers Abet Laminati has worked with include Paola Navone (the company’s art director), Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro and Francesco Mendini, Michele De Lucchi, Achille Castiglioni, Andrea Branzi, Vico Magistretti, Giulio Iacchetti, Karim Rashid.
The continuous quest to create innovative products with a high aesthetic content has led the company to be awarded with two Compasso d’Oro design prizes by ADI: one in 1987 for the Diafos translucent laminate and the second one in 2001 as a Lifetime Achivement. The collaborations with the most renowned international designers have resulted in numerous architecture projects as well as exhibitions and events worldwide.
In 2013 the Abet Laminati Museum was opened in the company’s headquarters in Bra. It showcases over 130 pieces in laminate including some of the most important objects in the history of design.
Abet Laminati today has an international network with a presence in over 90 countries, although the manufacturing is carried out in the two plants in Bra.
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