Ames will participate in the first edition of the Salone del Mobile, which will be held in Milan from 17 to 22 in April 2018. As at the fairs in Cologne and Paris, ames will present its new stand "La Casa Colombia" and will stage its products in a very special atmosphere.
The home of the architects "La Casa de las Aguas", located in the city of Honda in Colombia, was the source of inspiration for the new exhibition space. Through images and videos of great expressive intensity by Andres Valbuena, the Colombian life is also illustrated and the different faces, traditions and styles of this South American country are shown. In addition to expanding the CIRCO furniture series, ames introduces a completely new range of products in Milan: LA CHE tables and baskets.
Traditional technique of the Andes: with the new furniture collection LA CHE, Ames brings a special piece of Colombian culture to Europe. The Laches were one of the many indigenous peoples of Colombia who used a technique of the same name to produce baskets, even before the Spaniards colonized much of South America. Together with the designer Sebastian Herkner, ames incorporates these traditional techniques, handed down from generation to generation at 2400 meters in height in the small province of the Andes, proposing a line of baskets and side tables.
As a material, the fique fiber is used, a natural fiber obtained from the leaves of the homonymous plant. The fique fiber is rolled by hand onto a palm tree with a natural white color. It is mainly dyed with natural colors, which are made from walnuts, roots and the bark of local trees. The LA CHE series currently includes side tables in three different sizes and a basket. Objects are available in three color combinations. Highlight: the irregular shade of LA CHE creates a very special design.
Alongside the new products, ames presents a new addition to the colorful CIRCO furniture family: the new planters, which made their first appearance at the IMM Cologne Cologne 2018, are now also available in an XL version suitable for large plants, in addition to three normal sizes. The CIRCO series also includes a dining chair, a lounge chair and a side table. This line of absolutely unconventional outdoor furniture is available in four surprising colors and features a powder-coated tubular steel frame combined with a woven recycled plastic weave. From the 2018, CIRCO chairs are also available in the high-quality leather version for interiors. And finally, ames offers coordinated cushions in different fabrics by Nya Nordiska for indoor and outdoor environments.
In addition to LA CHE and CIRCO, ames presents in Milan numerous other home accessories, all handmade according to tradition and in the different regions of Colombia. The CARIBE series of brightly colored furniture will also be part of "La Casa Colombia" and will infuse the joy of living in Colombia. The cozy cushions from the NOBSA collection invite you to linger and relax, offering you a little break in the frenzy of the Milan fair.