(New York, NY – April 2014) Over the past 20 years, M2L has built a reputation in the architecture and design community for bringing fresh and innovative products to North America. With a curatorial eye, Michael Manes and his son and partner, Matt Manes, are constantly scouring the globe, identifying brands that will delight and appeal to their discerning client base of commercial and residential designers. Their latest find is the internationally respected Scandinavian company, Inno, whose furniture and accessories represent the best of Finnish modern design, suitable to meet even the most demanding public interiors.
According to M2L Founder and President, Michael Manes, “Our decision to work with Inno was simple. With a mixture of proven classics and fresh designs, the Inno collection dovetails with our mission of providing fresh yet timeless modern design solutions to the design professional, and the clients they serve. For close to 40 years, Inno furnishings have been selected for many strong brand concepts all over the world. We’re excited to bring Inno’s collection of internationally recognized products to the North American market.”
Inno was founded in 1975 by Harri Korhonen, an interior architect with a deep personal interest in product design and a clear vision of different yet functional environments. The company works with renowned designers but also acts as a springboard for new Finnish talent. This has been an overarching mission and the reason for its tremendous success in the international market.
A few product highlights from the Inno collection, now available in the North American market through M2L, include:
Aura – Aura is a family of seating characterized by an enveloping back and organic, flowing lines. Designed by Mikko Laakkonen, the sofa was awarded a Red Dot: Best of the Best Award in 2013 for its innovative proportions, sensitive design and room-dividing role. The sofa is complemented by a series of armchairs—available in two different back heights—for creating harmonious and cozy groups of private seating.
Basso – Designed by Harri Korhonen, Basso is a versatile family of meeting chairs with a lot of personality. Available in four sizes (S, M, L and XL) with an embedded lumbar support, Basso is a streamlined chair with remarkable sitting comfort. It comes in a range of bases and bright upholstery options, adding a playful ambiance to indoor spaces—especially meeting rooms. Basso is also available as a stackable side chair.
Kola – Kola, designed by Mikko Laakkonen, is all about lightness: a concept expressed both visually and physically. The seat, made of 100% recyclable polyester felt, is part of the chair’s supporting construction; it also has great absorption and acoustic characteristics, is fire resistant, and easy to clean. The optional cushion gives additional comfort and adds a bright splash of color. The award-winning family of seating includes an easy chair, a rocking chair, a meeting or dining chair with different leg options and a stacking small chair with or without armrests, or with a cross-leg for meeting applications.
Lab – Replete with Scandinavian sensibility and warmth, the Lab chair and table series offers stylistic versatility to home and office settings. Designed by Harri Korhonen, the Lab chair is a casual meeting or dining chair with a cozy sensibility and stacking capability. The matching table is a pure and light modular table available in three sizes for meeting or dining. Lab is also available in a new cross-legged office chair version with a plain quilted seat, with or without armrests, and a height adjustment mechanism.
Founded in 1992, M2L is internationally known for presenting fresh and iconic modern design solutions to the North American A&D community. Through its website and showrooms in New York, Boston, Washington, DC and Toronto, M2L offers a comprehensive portfolio of designs from leading European brands to its own in-house line of furniture, M2L BRAND, which recently launched the “M2L BRAND for Harvey Probber” collection. For more information, visit www.M2L.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @M2Linc.
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