Apaiser at Prestigious ‘Handmade’ Exhibition in Milan
apaiser has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious ‘Handmade’ exhibition which opens on Tues 17 April, 2018 in Milan as part of Salone del Mobile.
An initiative of leading international design platform, Wallpaper, ‘Handmade’ is an annual event now in its 7th (seventh) year. Each year a new theme underscores the fair and from this springs a series of special events, expert talks, a pop-up store, plus a dedicated limited edition of the award winning magazine surrounding this unique global gathering of leading design names. For 2018 ‘Wellness and Wonder’ becomes the underlying foundation or focal point of ‘Handmade’, and where notions of ‘body replenishment and harmony restoration’ would appear in perfect step with the apaiser bathware ethos.
apaiser’s Sampan collection was specifically selected by the esteemed panel led by Wallpaper for inclusion in this year’s execution. Sampan is a collaboration between apaiser and WOHA, one of the world’s hottest architectural practices, based in Singapore. WOHA are responsible for some of the most ground breaking design projects the world over and are highly regarded for their integration of environmental and social principles, at every stage of the design process.
The Sampan collection from apaiser in association with WOHA was inspired by the eponymous and ancient wooden watercraft which continues to ply the Singaporean waterways to this day. These incredibly efficient and nimble vessels were the seed to an altogether ground-breaking range of baths and basins whose shapes and considered functionality represent a new aesthetic, unseen in the greater bathware market.
Also receiving plaudits is apaiser’s own staunch environmentally friendly mandate, coupled with a dedication to the craft of handmade creativity. Together they rendered apaiser & WOHA’s Sampan collection a worthy place, in this highly coveted design showcase, which brings together the very best in design expertise and craftsmanship from around the world. It is no small wonder that ‘Handmade’ has become the go to destination for the most cutting edge design aficionados across wholesale, retail, manufacturing, marketing, media and beyond…all keen to discover a bright new design star, hot new trend or dazzling design innovation.
‘Handmade’ opens at Mediateca Santa Teresa, Via della Moscova 28, Milan 17 April – 22 April 2018