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on April 19, 2015 3:48 am EDT
Top 3 Editor’s Picks: Spec-Ready Church Products From Koine 2015
Church Designer reports from Vicenza, Italy, host to Koine 2015, an international tradeshow for church supplies, liturgical art, and audio technology with an aesthetic conscience.
Common area chairs by Centrosedia Collectivity Furniture, Italy.
Koine 2015, Fiera di Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy.
Koine 2015 in the northeastern Italian city of Vicenza is alive with "colori." To be more succinct, the colors of stained glass art by international artists, richly hued papal finery and garments, moving and visceral sculpture in bronze, audio line arrays for traditional worship environments that morph and blend into the colors and materials of the architecture around them, and even contemporary chairs in an array of eye-popping colors.
Here, our top three picks from day one of the show -- three items for church-project specification that could easily and beautifully grace the sacred spaces of contemporary and traditional venues alike in the United States.1: Centrosedia Collectivity Furniture | Sedia Plastica & Poltroncina Plastica Chairs
Shown here, Centrosedia's Tizia Poltrosina in resin.
Centrosedia's Sedia Plastica line drew our eye with its clean lines and bright colors. The lightweight, durable chairs work for youth areas, community gathering areas, coffee shops and cafes, and anywhere within the church setting, portably.
2: Elettrica Fiulana | EF Architecturally Seamless Column Line Array Systems
Line array by Elettrica Friulana.
EF's line arrays are custom-finished to hide themselves among architectural excellence -- delivering intelligible sound and helping keep technology transparent. Their representatives reported to Church Designer: "Architects have a vision, and our products blend into their vision to help keep it pristine."
3: Ceramica Centro Ave | Calice, Patena Liturgical Elements
Liturgical elements by Ceramica Centro Ave.
Part chalice and host holder, part art, Ceramica Centro's elements lend Italian functionality and style to a modern liturgical space.