MANTUA. Mantuan creativity at the Fuorisalone. There is also Unical, the company in the heating sector with offices in Castel d’Ario, Borgocarbonara and Caorso and customers all over the world, among the brands that will participate in the 2021 edition of the Milanese event. A celebration of beauty that, after the stop imposed by Covid, returns to be a reference point for international design thanks to a dense network of events throughout the city: from the historic courtyards of the State University, to the fascinating spaces of Brera, up to Lambrate, Isola and many others. From tomorrow to Friday, Unical will be present in the “Hotel Regeneration” space, in the Ventura district of Milan, as a partner of the ethical and virtual project “The ugly duckling becomes a Swan. A new amazing apartment on the sea!”, Conceived by architect and designer Simone Micheli. The ugly duckling that turns into a swan, the name of the project, is a seafront apartment in Versilia, on the historic promenade of Viareggio, of which, to the public of the Fuorisalone, a reproduction will be offered with the help of augmented reality. In this way, the visitor will be able to preview the wonderful apartment on the sea designed by Micheli and, at the same time, access a permanent showroom of some of the most innovative products of Italian design. between art, architecture and new technologies, Unical fits in with two of its leading products: the Osa furnishing boiler (winner of the Compasso d’Oro 2018) and the Air Cristal multi split air conditioner.
“The installation – explains Unical – intends to tell a new way of imagining architecture, a fluid living space where the visitor can cross the different spaces, becoming an integral part of the project through the experience of augmented reality”. The Milanese limelight is nothing new for Unical. The Osa boiler, which won the award dedicated to the longest-lived and authoritative design in the world, is among the pieces of the Compasso d’Oro Collection exhibited at the ADI Design Museum in Milan: a permanent exhibition on the objects that have made the history of design. An example of Osa, in the black and glossy version of the series, hangs in the second room of the museum, inaugurated last May. OSA is proof that a domestic wall boiler can be not only functional but also beautiful. A precious piece of furniture even in a prestigious residential context such as the apartment overlooking the Versilia sea as told by the Fuorisalone installation. What makes the difference are the clean shapes, the essential profile, the small dimensions (only 18 centimeters thick) and all the concealed connections. But, in addition to this, there is the possibility to customize the front panel, to enhance any type of furniture.
Inside “Hotel Regeneration” there is also space for the other soul of the company, that of air conditioning. «With Air Cristal – continues the company – the air conditioner also becomes an integral part of the furniture. Thanks to the unique shape the internal unit with the rounded and soft lines of the front body, is enriched with an elegant transparent profile in PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) and a retractable soft display ».