2022 has been an intense year of events, projects and fairs.
It began with participation in the exhibition dedicated to two great protagonists of design and architecture, Marco Zanuso and Alessandro Mendini, at the ADI Design Museum.
Then, Abet flew to New York for the new wellness oasis of QC Terme. A project where Abet laminate (used to cover all the lockers in the dressing rooms) and other representatives of Made in Italy excellence stand out.
2022 was also the year of a big return of Salone del Mobile in Milan and Fuorisalone. For the occasion, Abet Laminati presented the Whimsy Collection, a collection of decors designed by the creative talent Arthur Arbesser. In addition, the company was widely featured with its materials in numerous installations across the city.
During the Design Week, the company was also involved in two other important events. The International Sales meeting was held at the Bra headquarters to reunite Abet employees and partners, after a two-year stop due to the pandemic. At this occasion, Managing Director Ettore Bandieri also announced important company news: the acquisition of Fiberesin Inc, a leading American company in the design, production and sale of HPL ventilated facades.
Furthermore, this year Abet Laminati supported two important initiatives in the education sector: it sponsored the first edition of the POLI.design master’s degree course « Sensorial Surface Design », started in October and it was also a partner in the « Igiene Insieme » project, a collaboration between Napisan and Stefano Boeri Interiors that promotes the development of the « Classroom of the future » project, aimed at identifying a new model of school environment.
Meanwhile, regarding sustainability, in 2022 Abet created a document called ‘Abet GoGreen‘, which explains the company’s vision, achievements and next goals. Abet GoGreen describes the choice of raw materials, as well as the company’s commitment to the environment and its responsible use of resources.
We should also not forget the numerous national and international fairs in which Abet has participated: InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology; the London Design Festival, the most important British event dedicated to the world of design; Cruise Ship Interiors Expo 2022, the London trade fair that exclusively focuses on the European cruise market and finally, Sicam, the International Exhibition of Components, Accessories and Semi-finished Products for the Furniture Industry.
For this show, Abet presented new proposals and product previews, including the MEG-H – an ideal solution for horizontal outdoor applications – the new BARK finish with a strong character and new decors for the ROCKS collection.
The last milestone of 2022 is the inclusion of Abet in the ADI Design Index, in the « corporate research » section with « SuperSuperfici! – the spirit of Memphis reloaded », the project of 2021 by Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Memphis.
A year full of challenges that will hopefully bring a new chapter: for a better 2023 full of satisfaction, new goals and great projects!