“The beauty of Italian design is that is filled with playful touches and hidden details underneath each creation’s practical functionality.
The second aspect is the distinct taste of Italian food that reflects the spirit and culture of its people.”
So said Kevin Gambir, vice president of Euro Creations, importer and distributor of leading European furniture brands who, along with Italy’s ambassador to Thailand, Francesco Saverio Nisio, reflected on the various charms of Italy through its culinary arts and design at the “Italian Cuisine & Design” exclusive banquet held at Euro Creations Gallery on Thonglor.
The meal reflected the tastes of Italy rendered in a new way by celebrity chef Fabriozio Nonis, who is one of the biggest names in Italian gastronomic circles.
Guests of honour at the recent event included Sakulthorn and Kamolchat Juangroongruangkit , Ditawat Issara, Nandhamalee Bhirombhakdi, Anan Petdachai, Vachirapong Arthayukti and Sutana Mokkhavesa, Suttiluk Samranyoo and Varaporn Veerapuchong, Kanthicha Chimsiri and Alexander Pape.
The showroom displays various luxurious modern Italian furniture brands including Giorgetti, noted for the beauty of its lines and forms that makes each piece an artistic masterpiece. Molteni & C is a line of modern furniture with a luxurious edge, while Cassina blend sand retain the beauty of the past, present, and future.
Ditawat Issara, assistant managing director at Charn Issara Development said, “I have always liked Italian brands, whether it’s fashion or furniture brands, because Italian design is stylish while retaining a sense of refined craftsmanship, resulting in a simple appearance that belies many hidden details. Italian furniture also shares this characteristic in that their designs are contemporary yet great care is given to the smallest details, and the practical aspects of each piece are not overlooked, making their furniture a truly seamless combination of design and function.”
Nandhamalee, managing director of Cavallino Motors, is passionate about Italian food.
“Of today’s menu, the dish that impressed me most was the special creation by chef Fabriozio because Cjarsons (dumplings) is a classic dish that is difficult to find in Thailand. When the chef presented the dish in an interesting new way, it showed the charm of Italian culture because it managed to retain its authentic roots without altering the core of this dish despite using new techniques and forms in its presentation. The dish became more interesting because it has moved with the times,” she said.