Journal

Milano report 2017

15/05/2017

Each year the world’s leading furniture design companies display their prototypes and showcase pieces to the world at Salone del Mobile, the world’s largest furniture and design show. And every year we travel to Milano to see for ourselves the latest releases and order new displays for the showroom, returning with a fresh approach to what we can offer our discerning clients here in NZ.

 

The direction for this year was a mature, calm and timeless design that reflects a wish to relax - concentrating on quality and significant detailing. The palatte included warm burgundy hues, rich greens, luxurious marbles and woven leathers. Metals still feature heavily and included black chrome, glossy champagne and burnished bronze. The timber finishes on offer ranged from the warm tones of Italian Walnut through to Smoked Oaks and Black Elm.

 

The highlights this year, without a doubt, were Poliform and Flexform – both manufacturers having doubled their stands from previous years. You can’t underestimate the incredible investment in these displays - giant walls clad in marble, internal courtyards lushly planted and not to forget the new furniture designs showcased. Each new piece represents hundreds of hours of research and development and careful liaison between the architect and manufacturer. The collaboration between designer and manufacturer further cements their position on the design landscape – Flexform’s co-lab with Antonio Citterio and Carlo Colombo and Poliform’s with Emmanuel Gallina, Jean-Marie Massaud, Rodolfo Dordoni and Marcel Wanders.

 

Visit the Milano 17 section of our website and take a look at what our brands presented this year. We have beautiful new pieces arriving every month, with the first of the Milano 17 new releases instore end of June.   

A word from Valeria

23/03/2017

Ciao everyone and its a genuine pleasure to present our new website www.studioitalia.co.nz - a showcase of beautiful contemporary Italian furniture, kitchens and wardrobes.

We hope it will become the leading online resource for discerning furniture buying customers, interior designers and architects alike.

Truly its been an exhausting, but ultimately satisfying project, taking more than a year to complete and we hope it encapsulates our deep love for outstanding contemporary Italian furniture, kitchens and wardrobes.

As business owners, we recognised that having a magnificent showroom for our products wasn’t enough in this fast-paced digital age.

We know our prospective customers and current valued clients are very heavy users of digital technology and we needed a website that would reflect our brand and values. We are extremely proud of the resulting website.

I am from a generation of retailers that understand that first impressions are paramount, and although I would admit to not being overly tech savvy, I absolutely know having a first class website is vital.

All our market intelligence told us, customers search for information and inspiration online as their first step on the path to purchases.

From a user experience point of view, the Studio Italia website is at the very leading edge of digital technology, providing users with a simple and logical navigation path to which products and services interest them the most.

We’ve had wonderful experts in digital design and most recently, digital advertising working behind the scenes and with out front-line team to develop this new website. We hope everyone loves it as much as we do.

We hope the look and feel is reflective of the Studio Italia brand and our outstanding product designers who are many of the world’s best with numerous awards and innovations to their names. I would personally welcome any feedback you may care to share either on the phone 09 523 2105 or email me on valeria@studioitalia.co.nz

 

Arrivederci

Valeria

 

Check out our wide range of products, like furniture, wardrobes and kitchens. Visit us now at our beautiful showroom at 25 Nugent St, Grafton or phone us on 09 523 2105 for an appointment that suits your schedule.

 

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9am - 5.00pm

Sat 10am - 4pm

Our New Website is Live!

21/03/2017

Our website has been designed to showcase the best in quality Italian designer furniture, wardrobes and kitchens available in New Zealand. Here, you’ll discover a wide selection of styles for indoors and out – matched by impeccable service and knowledgeable advice.

We want the user experience to be as user friendly as possible so we would love to hear your feedback.

We hope you enjoy!