For the 8th consecutive year, Metropolis editors have selected the best products available this autumn to interiors designers and architects, in a tightly curated awards program known as #MetropolisLikes. The 32 winners of the 2020 #MetropolisLikes NYCxDESIGN awards include offerings for the home, workspaces, hotels and hospitals with a special attention to environmental consciousness, sustainability and accessibility.
With the ongoing pandemic, smart, beautiful spaces are now more appreciated than ever before. That’s why the product selection has been made taking into consideration design solutions which are sensitive to human needs - whether it is accessibility for those with limited mobility or visual comfort and biophilia to support mental health. Many of the products also bear verified sustainability credentials in the form of certifications or carbon-neutral manufacturing processes, which means they are good for both people and the planet.
A perfect balance between modern & retro styles, the ARENA collection responds perfectly to the 2020 #MetropolisLikes NYCxDESIGN approach as all pieces are 100% recycled and recyclable, and therefore environmentally responsible.
Inspired by the Mediterranean landscape, the perforations on its surfaces simulate sand ripples on Mediterranean beaches. The materials are galvanized steel and aluminium, which are durable and weather-resistant – making the collection suitable for intense use in the outdoors and indoors. ARENA includes a sofa, an armchair, a dining table, a coffee table, space dividers and a planter.
“It’s not now about being the best product in the world but about being the best option for the planet,” says Luis Unceta, CEO at iSiMAR. Within the company’s socials responsibility policy and under the #BeRespectful seal, the firm maintains a firm commitment to sustainable issues.
The #MetropolisLikes NYCxDESIGN award is one of the latest recognitions awarded to a Spanish brand for its commitment to sustainable designs.
Last but not least, with the aim of strenghtening its presence in the US interior design market and promoting their outstanding offer for contract and outdoor spaces among NYC studios and professionals, iSiMAR has opened a new showroom in the very heart of New York, located on 183 Madison Avenue, 17th floor. Another importat milestone for the Spanish company that began its internationalization process in 2012 and since then has been increasing its international presence through a worlwide network of distributors and the numerous collaborations on major contract projects.
iSiMAR is a Spanish company that designs and manufacturers metal furniture for indoor and outdoor use. Born in 1964, iSiMAR has being able to adapt and change its business model according to the market’s demands and is now present in more than 45 countries. Both the factory and headquarters are located in Navarra, Spain. iSiMAR is also present in the North American market with a permanent office in NYC. Other subsidiary offices are located in London and Mexico.
For more information: www.isimar.es