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After impressing and winning over foodies with its sophisticated, authentic, local products, Quebec’s Milan is going international with curated tools for culinary enthusiasts from top designers all over the globe.
Milan is celebrating this momentous event by collaborating with famed 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 honors, including three Red Dot Design Awards.
This creative partnership has already given the world Simona, a luxury soap for the kitchen with an eye-catching, original look for an incredible user experience.
This innovative company is carving out a very special place in the market with tools and accessories that are both luxurious and affordable, emphasizing the user experience and meticulous craftsmanship. Milan’s handpicked designers will fashion products that meet its exacting 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 timeless 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 heads off to Italy for the April 12 to 17 Mostra Disinquinamente, Milan where it will spread the word about its kitchen collection and celebrate its role as design curator. It will also attend the May 5 to 7 Montreal International Design Show and then the WantedDesign fair in New York from May 13 to 16.
The soap Simona will be exposed in Copenhagen during the event 3daysofdesign from 26 to 28 May.
The creator of sophisticated objects and now the curator of inspiring designs, Milan made its mark with a collection of aprons, cutting boards, rolling pins, and other essential supplies for the modern kitchen. Milan draws on Quebec’s noble woods and local manufacturers, collaborating with artisans at three locations throughout the province. Founded by Tony Gaudette in 2011, Milan won the Best Use of Wood Award at the 2012 Quebec Grands Prix du Design in addition to earning Italy’s GranDesignEtico award. Milan products are sold in some 15 stores in Canada and in Europe.