The Dutch pavilion Masterly has become the starting point of the Salone del Mobile in just a few years. The courtyard of the Palazzo Francesco Turati will again temporarily be the beating heart of Milan this year. Here, the Dutch brand Borek creates an inviting meeting place for participants and visitors. Surrounded by a sea of colors of 15,000 tulips, the outdoor furniture is haute couture in the palatial courtyard.
The outdoor furniture ranges from all over the world, but it is the first time that the Dutch company Borek has presented itself in Milan. And it immediately does it big and voluminous. With high-quality, durable, innovative, artisan-made and certainly also comfortable outdoor furniture, Borek transforms the courtyard into a relaxed design oasis where visitors to the Salone del Mobile are warmly welcomed. Just like in an Italian family, everyone can sit down at long tables, eat and drink something, work or meet each other, while Italian chefs serve dishes. Visitors can sit in chairs as colorful as the surrounding tulip field, while barista’s serve Italian espresso. The neo-Renaissance palace thus becomes a Dutch design paradise.
High dining with Sineu
Frank Bogaers, owner of this more than forty-year-old family business, carefully chose the outdoor furniture for this. The tables in the so-called high dining restaurant section of the courtyard are traditionally made from high-quality coated aluminum. Stackable chairs have been placed on the tables, entitled Sineu. Specimens that can immediately pass for the ideal, modern Italian patio chair. A powder-coated galvanized steel frame contains a seat in exotic shades such as fuchsia, turkish tile and navy. This seat is hand-braided from Ardenza Rope, a thermoplastic synthetic thread. An invention from Borek.
Low dining with Lincoln
Borek has separated the restaurant part from the low dinining area by means of a path with tulip borders on either side. You can relax comfortably on the low lounge outdoor furniture from the Lincoln collection. The well-known stylist and designer Eric Kuster designed these natural-looking gray and sand-colored relax sofas that will make you feel like you are on a tropical destination. There are soft, hand-woven Crochets poufs from Ardenza Rope and wear-resistant tables from Dekton that look like natural stone, but consist of a special combination of materials: quartz, porcelain and glass.
Meet the designers
Frank Bogaers is an eye-catcher of all seven renowned Dutch designers with whom Borek is working together on an extensive collection. Such as a lounger, footstool or armchair. Not only the outdoor furniture but also designers such as Marcel Wolterink, Eric Kuster, Remy Meijers, Bertram Beerbaum, Frans van Rens, Maarten Olden and the new designer Hugo de Ruiter are present at Masterly.
Max & Luuk on the roof terrace
Another collection of indestructible outdoor furniture that defies the Dutch weather and wind, as well as the Milanese sun, is the characteristic collection Max & Luuk, named after Franks Bogaers ’two sons. With extensive views of Milan and the nearby Duomo, the rooftop terrace is the ideal place to enjoy the peace and the view, Sitting in the colorful, cheerful, trendy furniture from this young collection.
From the courtyard to the roof terrace, the Dutch Masterly pavilion is an asset with Borek, Max & Luuk.
Borek in the courtyard and roof terrace, Masterly – the Dutch in Milano, April 17 – 22, Palazzo Francesco Turati, Via Meravigli 7, Milan. www.masterly.nu