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mafi fresco report in MARK magazine (please translate)

Posted: December 31st, 2010 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

In the next release (No. 21) of the MARK magazine by FRAME, mafi Fresco will be presented to design- and architecture- people. Attached you will find the text of the report.

In one of the most famous and toughest international design competitions, the
Red Dot Design Award, Mafi’s Fresco floor was awarded an honourable mention
by a jury composed of top-class experts, while no other prizes were awarded
in its category. ‘Mafi Fresco is ideal for wellness facilities and all living spaces,
where people usually walk barefoot,’ explains Heidrun Fillafer, responsible for
research and development in the Austrian firm. ‘The sophisticated finishing of
the floor surfaces made possible by various milling programmes not only gives
them a striking appearance, with waves (Fresco Duna), spots (Fresco Punkto)
or diamond shapes (Fresco Rombo), but also provides the tired soles of our feet
with a soothing, relaxing and invigorating massage,’ she adds. ‘At the same time,
the imagination can run riot when it comes to possible uses for the product, due
to its decorative appearance.’
‘Successful products differ from less successful products in that they can
stand up to real conditions,’ said design expert Professor Dr Peter Zec, when
introducing the Red Dot Design Award. ‘Successful participation in a design competition
can be the first indication of the later commercial success of a product,
as such competitions make it possible to look objectively at otherwise highly
subjective design decisions.’ Receiving an award in an internationally renowned
design competition is therefore an important indication of whether a product
has the potential to succeed internationally. Products submitted for the Red
Dot Design Award were judged by an international jury composed of renowned
design experts. They evaluate and test the products and assess them according
to criteria such as innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability, environmental
sustainability or clarity of function. This year the jury judged companies from
49 countries, which submitted over 3,000 products. Prizes were awarded in the
categories ‘product design’, ‘communication design’, and ‘design concept’.


Furniture made with Fresco Rhombo

Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: mafi inside | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

We want to present you one new Fresco design furniture. A partner in Hungary used our mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco wood to build furniture. If you like solutions like this, call Birtalan Csaba.


Fresco design apartment in Cap d’Ail

Posted: June 22nd, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: private houses | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Here we want to present you a neat appartment in France. Fantastic Interior Designer Valérie Barth equipped the interior with mafi Fresco duna, natural oiled. We think this is a very good idea especially as people walk very often barefoot and this floor stimulates the soles of your feet. The work is very fantastic, everything is very good planned. We are more than happy that mafi floors also are very famous in France.

mafi Fresco is the ideal floor for Living Areas where you usually walk barefoot. The surface of the floor is with different shapes, looks good and is perfect to stimulate soles of feet.  Design experts honour mafi fresco duna white in the red dot award: product design 2009

This subtle surface structures make the 3-layer Vulcano beech planks a work of art that can be used as a design element for floor, wall and ceiling.

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Anti-Slip natural wooden floor

Posted: January 18th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

We introduce a new and  distinguished product with a very special surface.

Our mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco punto has not only a very beautiful design and a high quality it is also  anti-slippery.

This floor is particulary suitable for areas often walked on barefoot, as its 3-D structures have a massaging effect on the soles of the foot and you hardly will slip.

The sophisticated finishing of the floor surfaces made possible by various milling programmes.

Subtle surface structures make the 3-layer Vulano beech planks a work of art that can be used as a design element for floors, walls and ceilings.

For more impression about the mafi Fresco punto, please have a look at the pictures


Beech Vulcano Fresco duna on the wall

Posted: October 6th, 2009 | Author: koan | Filed under: interior design, references | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

We recently got pictures from the photographer Bieke Claessens of a really beautiful reference.  Interior designer Lens°ass used the mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco duna white oil for the bathroom in an office in Brussel. He used the mafi Fresco for the wall.

We think this is a very beautiful done project and shows that mafi floors can even be used for home interior design solutions.

The mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco is also available in the shapes of Rombo and Punto.


mafi at the Fuori Salone in Milan

Posted: April 28th, 2009 | Author: koan | Filed under: exhibitions | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Luigi Ferrario

production mafi and COSTI DESIGN

Luigi Ferrario graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic School of Turin and achieved a master in architectural and environmental restoration at Rome University. At 25 he was director of the architecture department of the Centre d’Experimentation Artistique Marie Louise Jeanneret in Boissano and at 26 he opened his Laboratorio Architettura Contemporanea (Laboratory of Contemporary Architecture) in Rome: a professional studio and a gallery for modern and contemporary architecture exhibitions. In 1989 he moved his studio to Milan. He designed and built many works of architecture as well as monumental and urban restoration, interior architecture and design projects, that have been published in Italian and international books and magazines in Germany, England, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and Spain. Some of these are still underway: a multi-storey building in Milan and one in Beirut, a small tower in New York, a few riads in Marrakech and an experimental house in aluminium. A few of his works and projects are exhibited in the Biennale in Venice, at the Festival of Architecture in Parma and, in 2003, in the Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana exhibition at the Triennale of Milan, where he was awarded with a honour mention. The restoration project for Legnano Castle was chosen among the Italian works featured at the 2009 European Union Prize for Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.


mafi earns red dot design award

Posted: April 1st, 2009 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

red-dot-honourable-mention

Design experts honour mafi fresco duna white in the red dot award: product design 2009

In one of the most renowned and hardest international design competitions, the red dot design award, the mafi fresco duna white by mafi – walk on art has just received an honourable mention from the top-class expert jury. With 3,231 products submitted to the competition, the product clearly stands out from the masses, because the design experts awarded 194 honourable mentions to those products which distinguished themselves with particularly successful design details. The festive awards presentation with more than 1,000 guests will take place in the Essen Opera House, the Aalto-Theatre, on 29 June 2009.

Mafi Fresco is the perfect floor for Wellness-Areas and all other Living Areas, where you usually walk barefoot,“ explains Heidrun Fillafer the idea oft he product.

„The perfect craftsmenship on the surface with different shapes are not only looking perfect in a way of either waves (mafi fresco duna), points (mafi fresco punto) or diamonds (mafi fresco rombo), they also stimulate tired soles of feet“, Fillafer mentioned with a smile.

“We are very proud to get honourable mentioned for our product. This shows the enormous potential of natural wood floors”, Heidrun Fillafer finishes.