In addition to antipasti and cannolis, guests were treated to a tasting of the carefully curated collection, which includes over 30 pieces from the three Italian design houses. Guests were also invited to schmooze among – and test drive – select pieces peppered throughout the venue’s front-of-house, including Jean-Marie Massaud‘s buttery-soft leather Archibald seat and Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand‘s iconic club chair.
The alignment of the Italian furniture group (which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012) with Haworth, a Michigan-based contract systems manufacturer, will enable the Milanese company to grow in the North American office design market. “It will help create a new landscape in the contract environment,” said guest of honour Giulio Cappellini, the owner of the Italian furniture design powerhouse that bears his name.
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