The event held in Milan on 12th April attracted design and architecture fans, professionals, journalists or simple onlookers, who all filled up the city's busy streets to look for the very latest products from the International Furniture Show.
The event is now at its 55th edition in Italy and its 38th international one. A crossroads of styles, exhibitions, events and presentations for all those who want to keep abreast with the very latest design trends. Milan's Fuorisalone is a parallel event located in several parts of town to offer visitors events and exhibitions associated with the event.
This was a not-to-be-missed event for AIPPL – the Italian association of Wooden Floor Layers – who chose this period, full of ideas and exciting things going on, to devote to wooden floors a true gallery of works of art. It's hard not to choose the location right in via Tortona, the nerve centre of fashion and design in a suggestive space inside a typical courtyard with antique painted, obviously wood ceilings.
Impertek was invited to contribute, this time visibly, using the poetic language of art to tell the story of the many inflections of the wood flooring and how it was made.
The Venetian company, connected for thirty years to Venice, revisits the story of La Serenissima and its oldest, most solid roots: hundreds of wooden posts hidden in the silt of the lagoon that for centuries have been the artificial foundations miraculously holding up a city made of water and multi-coloured marble. A metaphor, therefore, between what the eye perceives (the city, the flooring) and what it ignores (the trodden foundations in the land or the supports laid under the wooden flooring).
Once again, Impertek "dares" and uses its passion for floating floor supports, an artistic expression in the most modern and contemporary sense. Because the world never stops.