(New York, NY – May 2014) From May 17-20, M2L and Artifort will return to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York with a joint exhibit, showcasing a new array of fresh and modern furniture designs. M2L, a leading distributor of contemporary arrangements from around the globe, and Artifort, one of Europe’s most innovative furniture manufacturers, will feature several new releases in Booth 2204. Products on display from the Dutch manufacturer, which are available in the U.S. through M2L, include a brand new seating line by designer Khodi Feiz, junior versions and reintroductions of iconic Pierre Paulin chairs, a minimalist sofa and coordinating coffee table and an elegant coffee table by famed French designer Patrick Norguet. A credenza from M2L’s own line of exquisitely crafted furniture, M2L Brand, completes the vignette.
M2L Brand, the company's in-house line of premium architectural cabinetry and seating for executive and residential applications that launched in the fall of 2012, is set to make its second appearance at the ICFF with the BRAND Credenza. Fusing functionality with a sleek aesthetic appeal, Manfred Petri designed the credenza with premium grade North American hardwood veneer and satin back-painted glass. The credenza is flexible and customizable, offering solutions for a wide range of executive and residential needs. It compliments other finely crafted elements in the line including desks, buffets and media consoles.
Making its U.S. debut at the fair, the new Junior Collection by Artifort features kid-friendly versions of the brand’s classic design icons. The Mushroom Junior and Orange Slice Junior feature the same playful shapes, bright colors and soft upholstery of Pierre Paulin's signature chairs, only scaled down to fit the tinniest design aficionado. Mushroom Junior is built with a foam-covered steel frame, which allows for effortless matching to any of Artifort’s classic products. Meanwhile, Orange Slice Junior, perfect for a nursery, consists of two identical, foam-covered beech shells, upholstery in COM, and a metal, powder-coated base. The Junior Collection is a generation-bridging series that offers the youngest members of a design-savvy family a place to call their own.
Gap: Designed by Iran-born industrial designer Khodi Feiz, this seating line strives to offer a more comfortable sitting experience by providing more room for the lower back with a signature smile-shaped gap at the back of the chair. With a fully upholstered, curved shell and four or five-leg base, the chair is guaranteed to catch the eye of everyone in the office.
Nest: Artifort is bringing back Pierre Paulin’s beloved designs for F564 and C565 in the form of Nest. Originally designed in 1962, Nest is charming, soft and friendly with beautiful flowing lines and great sitting comfort. The armchair is ideal for curling up with a book or tablet while the compact two-seater sofa is perfect for lounging. The Nest is directly related to the Mushroom with a steel frame covered with cut foam, Dacron, and upholstery made of stretchy fabric with a minimum number of straight-stitched seams.
Boson Coffee Table: Designed by Patrick Norguet, this elegant coffee table offers a light and versatile solution to the executive workplace while remaining firmly anchored with its polished aluminum base. Paired with the Boson fauteuil, the modern, circular table has been reduced in thickness as much as possible in order to achieve a functional balance between mass and delicacy.
T 905 Comfort: A sleek, slim and contemporary sofa featuring a chrome base and leather or fabric upholstery. This elegant layout defines its ultra classic composition while simultaneously maintaining an element of class. The sofa is a perfect addition to the upscale interior of an executive room or lounge.
T 905 Coffee Table: The almost inseparable pairing to Artifort's 905 comfort sofas. Ultra-minimalist in design, the table has a chrome base, matching that of the sofas. The tabletop, in natural-stained oak wood, can provide a stark material contrast, or blend more seamlessly into a modern setting with black or black lacquer.
Founded in 1992, M2L is internationally known for presenting fresh and iconic modern design solutions to the North American A&D community. Through its website and showrooms in New York, Boston, Washington, DC and Toronto, M2L offers a comprehensive portfolio of designs from leading European brands in addition to its own in-house line of furniture, M2L BRAND, which recently launched the “M2L BRAND for Harvey Probber” collection. For more information, visit www.M2L.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @M2Linc.
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