INORI – the modular shelf unit featuring AGC glass

On display at the FIAM stand at the Milan Furniture Fair Don’t miss INORI at the 2010 Milan Furniture Fair (14-19 April).

This original, modern and modular shelf unit is made entirely of AGC glass and manufactured by FIAM, the well-known Italian glass-furniture producer. INORI is a collaborative effort between FIAM and noted designers Setsu and Shinobu Ito.

Inspired by prayer

INORI is Japanese for ‘pray’, a concept which Setsu and Shinobu Ito have incorporated into the shelf unit’s design. Its vertical partitions are reminiscent of hands joined in prayer, creating a ‘sacred haven’ for your belongings.

Featuring AGC Planibel Dark Grey

FIAM selected AGC Glass Europe’s Planibel Dark Grey to produce INORI. Planibel Dark Grey is a unique float glass chosen not only for its style, trendy colour and thickness (up to 10 mm), but also because it can be easily transformed and processed (Planibel glass can be thermally moulded). The glass is extremely versatile and can be shaped to suit any conceivable use, whether indoors (as partitions, doors, furniture, etc.) or outdoors (as cladding on certain types of facade, especially in hot countries). For more information on Planibel Dark Grey: http://www.yourglass.com/.

FIAM stand at the Milan Furniture Fair: Fiera Milano, H8, stand B20/C22 Setsu and Shinobu Ito: http://www.studioito.com/ FIAM: http://www.fiamitalia.it/

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass Based in Brussels, AGC Glass Europe produces and processes flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and indoor decorative glass), automotive industry, solar applications and various specialist industries*.

It is the European branch of AGC Glass, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. Its baseline "Glass Unlimited" reflects the possibilities offered by:

• glass as a material to meet a growing variety of needs (comfort, energy control, health & safety, aesthetics);

• innovation in products and processes, derived from sustained research in advanced glass technology;

• industrial facilities comprising more than 100 production, processing and distribution facilities throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia;

• a worldwide marketing network;

• the resources of its personnel motivated by operational excellence and innovation.

AGC Glass Europe currently employs some 13,500 people ...

For further information see www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site), www.yourglass.com (glass for the construction industry), www.agc-automotive.com (for the automotive industry) and www.agc-solar.com (for solar applications). * Transport industry (glazing for ships and railway/subway carriages), domestic appliances and high-tech applications.

For more information, contact: AGC Glass Europe Sandra Diaz Tel: +32 (0)2 674 30 83 sandra.diaz@eu.agc-group.com AGC Flat Glass UK Andrea Marston Tel: 017 88 53 53 53 andrea.marston@eu.agc-group.com For UK Press enquiries: Lesley Hancock Tel: 01 403 23 02 00 lesley@btz-int.com 

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