Quebec’s Milan is going international with curated tools for culinary enthusiasts from top designers all over the globe.
The company is collaborating with French designer Samuel Accoceberry, winner of a 2013 Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris for his body of work and a host of international honours, including three Red Dot Design Awards.
This partnership has already launched Simona, a luxury soap for the kitchen. They will soon carve out a place in the market with affordable tools and accessories, emphasizing the user experience and focusing on meticulous craftsmanship. Milan’s handpicked designers will fashion products that meet its demands for aesthetic appeal and practicality.
“Our goal in curating designs is to showcase other talented designers by offering them a unique production platform and a way to make a name for themselves,” said Milan’s founder Tony Gaudette. “Milan’s pieces will reflect the values of our company, which was founded on originality, creativity, and inspiration.”
The Montreal-based firm already got the ball rolling in 2015 with Sofia, a pepper mill created by Italian designer Carlo Trevisani. A wooden piece with clean lines, it walked off with a Grands Prix du Design in the kitchen product category shortly after its launch. Now, by selecting an exclusive work by Samuel Accoceberry, Milan has continued and made official its adventure in design curating.
Milan attended the May 5 to 7 Montreal International Design Show and is currently at the WantedDesign fair in New York. The soap Simona will be exposed in Copenhagen during the event 3daysofdesign from 26 to 28 May.
Pepper Mill. Photo credit: J.F. Mailhot
Kitchen soap. Photo credit: Samuel Accoceberry