Roberta Bertacco and Natalino Malasorti

Founding partners at CEA Design

June 2016
During Milan Design Week 2016, CEA opened its first showroom in the heart of the Brera area. It aims to offer a new way of communicating, creating a path that illustrates the company’s innate passion for stainless steel and its commitment to technological innovation and sustainability.
“The new opening in Milan is part of CEA’s strong consolidation strategy as a brand of high-end water fittings that wishes to increase its international visibility”, declare Roberta Bertacco and Natalino Malasorti. “Milan is a strategic city, providing the opportunity for us to relate to architectural studios in a clear and direct way. Architects are our benchmark, the link to our production. Simple and linear geometries can form a dialogue with architecture beyond time.”
CEA’s attention to architecture also appears in its decision to exhibit, alongside its products, installations that cross the history of the company with the professional and personal path of five great masters of the past who made a mark in the history of liv- ing spaces. Among its 2016 novelties, CEA presented Duet, a collection of tap fixtures characterised by a circle/square duality and emphasised by a contrasting satin and polished finish. Two forms are combined, lending three-dimensionality to the faucet handle. CEA Design’s ornamental model was designed by Mario Tessarollo and Daniela Lorato.