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Italian Solid Wood Resource ConArte Partners With Giuliano Riello To Design Modern Line

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Made in Italy, solid oak and solid walnut furniture line ConArte America, a partnership of ConArte in Italy and its exclusive North American Minick Wood Products, reports that it has expanded its modern product line. Italian designer Giuliano Riello, who has done several collections for ConArte, is known for his ability to combine rather unexpected materials to yield uniquely innovative creations. As seen in ConArte’s modern line, Riello combines solid wood with other mediums (ceramics, iron, glass), uses laser upon the wood, and plays with textures and finishes, in addition to functionality features (hidden storage, extensions, hidden serving pieces). Collections incorporating these elements are copyright protected. Riello’s various projects - both residential and commercial - are enjoyed in different parts of the world, particularly in Italy, Greece, China, and Russia.

ConArte has a permanent display, at 827 W Green Dr., High Point, NC, in its own facility that allows customers to see how the product is packed and to experience an open house of the company.

The line made its High Point Market debut a year ago and centered its focus on upscale retailers and designers. Olga Terentieva, Vice President of ConArte America, commented: “During the recent October Market in High Point we had many design studios interested in our product. San Francisco and Ohio Design Centers placed orders. We also have been working on opening accounts with showrooms in Boston and Houston. High end retailers have shown serious interest. The modern look is growing as more desirable, as millennials look for cool pieces, sustainability and functionality in smaller spaces. For this reason, even very traditional stores found our modern product very attractive. An increase in a number of models and finishes, as well as the introduction of new trendy colors like Midnight Blue and Brushed Yellow in modern styles, will add our product into a new niche. But what’s more is that our company has a unique story, something very sought after nowadays - Made in Italy, in solid wood, in traditional and modern design, with an option of customization, stock in USA, with no minimum order. Our buyers find the journey our products take as an attractive feature that allows them to create a relationship and, thus, a sale with the client.”

More about ConArte: "Con Arte" - Italian for "With Art". The factory started handcrafting solid wood furniture in Veneto, Italy, with this motto in 1975 to reflect love towards nature and passion for providing artistic quality to consumers in Europe and now in America. ConArte harvests its oak mainly in France, and it is FSC certified. It’s distributing partner, Minick Wood Products, brings exclusively to North America a wholesale collection in both traditional and modern styles, which are oriented towards interior designers and higher-end retailers seeking to bring the beauty of nature into a client’s home. The palette consists of various finishes, features, technological elements like laser on solid wood, and customizations in size and design. For more information visit www.conarteamerica.com.

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