Axalta Coating Systems features its new powder trend offering ICONICA in Milan during the 56th annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile
A commissioned architectural installation in Milan marks the launch
Basel, Switzerland – April 4, 2017 – Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has introduced a collection of colours for its Alesta® Super Durable powder coatings. ICONICA contains 40 colours across four distinctive colour palettes - Eden Garden, Energy Manifesto, Arty Fusion and Techno Precious – that are designed to protect and enhance iconic buildings around the world.
Axalta has synchronised the ICONICA launch with the 56th annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the world’s leading furnishing fair, in Milan, Italy, that runs from April 4 to 9, 2017. The company commissioned Meiré und Meiré Design Department from Cologne, Germany, to create an ICONICA architectural installation that celebrates the fusion of design, quality and innovation. It will be exhibited during the event, outside the Salone, in the Palazzo Litta Clock Courtyard where the ever-changing natural light and the manual rotation of the piece will reveal the subtleties of the collection’s colour palette.
Markus Koenigs, Marketing Communications Manager for Axalta’s powder coatings in Europe, Middle East and Africa, says, “our ICONICA architectural installation displays the entire Collection’s colours, which have been inspired by new aesthetic concepts that include global issues, technology, the digital revolution and augmented reality. They address the new architectural understanding for nature and humanity while maintaining the environmentally sustainable, super durable attributes our customers expect from Alesta powder coatings.
”The piece captures the dynamics and energy of architecture in the age of mobility. Visitors to the Palazzo Litta are encouraged to interact and to explore the installation’s array of 40 colours under the constantly changing light conditions. The selection of 40 UV and weather resistant colours was developed and curated in collaboration with trend forecasting agency NellyRodiTM, based in Paris, France.
In addition to the ICONICA architectural installation, a group of European designers will be showing their latest furniture trends, which will be painted with Alesta Super Durable powder coatings.
For more information on Axalta’s powder coatings, please visit www.powder.axaltacs.com.
About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colourful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.