CoveringsETC Presented at Wallpaper* Hotel VIP Grand Opening in Milan

Tuesday 12 April Wallpaper* Magazine will launch it's annual Wallpaper* Handmade designer exhibition at Salone del Mobile. The strictly invitation only glamorous event will unveil the designers and brands that have come together to fashion custom designs for the Wallpaper* Hotel.

​​Tuesday 12 April Wallpaper* Magazine will launch it’s annual Wallpaper* Handmade designer exhibition at Salone del Mobile.  The strictly invitation only glamorous event will unveil the designers and brands that have come together to fashion custom designs for the Wallpaper* Hotel.  Designers such as Julie Richoz, Piero Lissoni, Brioni, Lobmeyr and brands such as Bang & Olufsen, CoveringsETC, Hermes and Starbucks.  The pairing of designers with brands is a curated project that begins nearly a year in advance.

Wallpaper* editors coupled Swiss-French designer Julie Richoz and CoveringsET to collaborate on a piece for the Wallpaper* Handmade ‘Hotel Room’.   The direction given to the artists and designers was to create anything that could be used in a hotel room.  Designer Julie Richioz speaks of the inspiration for her Bio-Glass Room Divider,

‘Looking into the collection of CoveringsETC, my interest became Bio-Glass, which has a very unique character.  The material is most often used to cover walls or floor in architecture.  I took this opportunity to move away from use as a surface to create a freestanding architectural piece. I took inspiration in Alvar Aalto architecture and outside space dividers found in the Mediterranean, which provides shadow yet visibility. 

The design is based on a play of exposing and hiding, in a rhythmic, almost kinetic way and invites one to move around the Bio-Glass wall to discover it.’

CoveringsETC CEO Jenny Lynn George said,

‘Julie’s design has taken the Wallpaper* Handmade show to an entirely new level.  When we have collaborated in the past it has been smaller designs that one usually finds at the online Wallpaper* Handmade store.  When Julie received our material from which to base her design and sent the initial concept, based on our products Eco-Terr or Bio-Glass, we were blown away!  The room divider is 2.7 meters by 3.9 meters and is a unique statement piece.  The material Jade Bio-Glass has a story in it’s creation as it is 100% recycled commercial glass so the piece is a continuation of a life cycle. Wallpaper* Magazine confirmed that this will be the second largest piece ever featured in the show and are very excited to have a piece that guests can walk around and fully experience.’

CoveringsETC is an innovative source for sustainable material concepts used by designers for furniture, diverse decorative surfaces, floors and facades.   Bio-Glass is Red Dot Award winning, 100% recycled glass and is 100% recyclable.  

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COVERINGSETC was founded by designer and real estate visionary Ofer Mizrahi in 1998 as an innovative source for natural, recyclable and sustainable material concepts for floors, walls, counter tops, facades, terraces and other decorative surfaces.

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