Summer 2017 saw decorative lighting maker Estiluz launching a first space of its own in New York. In 1992, it opened a trading subsidiary in New Jersey, where it has been working hard to boost the company’s position in the North American market. Now, in May this year, it timed its official opening in New York to coincide with the ICFF trade fair.The showroom is in midtown Manhattan, in one of the busiest parts of the Big Apple. It showcases the Spanish brand’s latest lighting collections, some of its all-time classics and one of its latest prize-winners: pendant lamp Revolta, designed by Nahtrang studio which won Best Lightweight Suspension Lamp at the prestigious NYCxDESIGN awards in 2017. Also on display are products by Spanish brand El Torrent, the other brand Estiluz distributes in the USA.Estiluz has been designing and manufacturing high-end decorative lighting in a contemporary design style since 1969. The brand has teamed up with top names like Francesc Rifé, Gabriel Teixidó, Jordi Blasi, Crous Calogero, Estudi Ribaudí and Nahtrag and its lamps can be found in facilities like Hotel Hilton Gdansk (Poland) and Hotel Crown Plaza Gatwick London (UK).
Estiluz and Casadesús, two high-profile firms specialising in design and the creation of decorative, deluxe products, have joined forces to open a new showroom in Madrid. Situated in the centre of the capital, this 350 sq m space is divided into four cosy and elegant rooms. It’s a place where interior designers can find these companies’ new designs which they can then use to complete their projects.Estiluz has over 30 years’ experience in the world of design and manufacture of high quality lighting. It’s internationally famous with a portfolio of 7,000 clients hailing from over 40 countries. Based in Gerona, northeast Spain, it has subsidiaries and showrooms in Frankfurt, Germany, New Jersey in the US and in France. Renowned for its extensive manufacturing experience, Casadesús sells sofas, armchairs, beds, shelving, tables and side tables. Its catalogue boasts three very different styles of products – modern, classical and Art Deco –all designed both for the domestic and contract markets. The company deploys the latest technology but also artesanal production methods whenever appropriate.
Timed to coincide with the celebration of its 50th birthday, the company Expormim has opened a new permanent showroom in La Venta, a historical heritage building in the city of Mogente in Valencia, where the firm’s plant is. Essentially, the showroom ¬– which is firmly targeted at architecture and interior design professionals – recreates an authentic Mediterranean lifestyle, which the firm’s outdoor furniture collections perfectly encapsulate. This fantastic environment allows Expormim to display its pieces, from early examples created by its in-house design team to its latest collections dreamt up by external designers. The most notable examples of the latter – in all their versions, colours and finishes – are Nido, a lightweight, naturally inviting collection made of tubular steel and finished in a double layer of zinc-based paint and polyester powder, designed by Javier Pastor, and Outline, a collection created by Nieves Contreras, whose distinguishing features are its use of new materials and its versatility, given that it can be used indoors and out.