Melbourne-based home & kitchenware wholesale specialists Albi will be exhibiting at Decor + Design 2016.
Justifiably entrenched in the Australian market, Albi has been assisting their customers in creating stylish homes for over thirty years. Established in 1985, Albi has grown exponentially and substantially; the company now works with over 3000 independent retailers across Australia and New Zealand, as well as supplying most of the major and mini major chain stores across a number of product ranges. They also offer the option of customised solutions.
Albi’s products range from high-end to mass market across retail and commercial supply. Ultimately, their goal is to deliver the best quality products, underpinned by outstanding customer service. Their expertise in home décor, artificial plants and flowers and kitchenware has also allowed them to create a unique type of business in the market – one that offers a ‘one-stop’ buying experience.
The Albi aesthetic is contemporary and diverse. Across their varied brands, the overriding inspiration is derived from colour, design, purpose, origin or a new trend. They have an experienced retinue of buyers and in-house designers to keep abreast of what’s hot on the international stage. However, they are careful not to forget Australian tastes and the particular needs of this market, which allows them to craft a unique aesthetic for each of their brands.
They also have an extremely experienced merchandising team in their homewares division – each team member has a particular specialty or skillset but they work cohesively to ensure that they have a range that works seamlessly together. The team travels extensively to keep up to date with trends and assist with establishing a plan for key products/concepts for Albi’s ranges. They work with a large portfolio of suppliers across Asia and Europe to develop the products that make it into their range – many of whom are long-standing suppliers who understand the business and their clients’ needs.
One of their standout brands is Amalfi. This collection tells a range of stories rather than speaking to one look. With Amalfi you can curate contemporary urban, traditional, colourful, or understated décor themes – the wide collection of products has a broad scope. It encompasses handcrafted ceramics, exquisite art glass, dazzling lamps, timeless furniture and luxurious textiles. The overriding ethos is quality.
Albi will be exhibiting at the Amalfi brand in Melbourne with some key pieces. However, they will also be showcasing their newest range – the Grand Designs Home Collection, which has an overriding aesthetic as a celebration of timeless natural textures and colours, as well as an emphasis on large-scale statement pieces.
The Grand Designs Home Collection offers impeccable craftsmanship and style. This collection is inspired by the Grand Designs Australia television program, hosted by architect Peter Maddison. The series shares an authentic and personal insight into the stories behind some of the country’s most inspirational builds. No location is too far, no vision off limits. The range brings a slice of timeless appeal that is quintessentially Grand Designs. Natural materials take centre stage – visitors to the show will notice the incomparable colours, textures and subtleties of elm, oak, linen, wool, art glass, ceramics and hide. The collection is designed to bring something new and unique to home living.
Visit Albi at Stand #H26 at the Decor + Design show at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 21 – 24 July. Register now to see 250+ top exhibitors at Australia’s No.1 Interiors Event.