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Authored by MUSA
19 January 2023

10 facts about the innovative materials for interior design.

In 2013, Arpa Industriale created a new material. Or rather, a new family of materials. Drawing inspiration from the Phoenix’s legend and its ability to infinitely regenerate, it was named FENIX® and marked the beginning of a revolutionary chapter in the story of interior design.
To celebrate its 10 years, we summed up 10 facts that characterise the first decade of FENIX innovative materials.

  1. FENIX NTM® was the first material in the market that answered to the smart materials and matt surfaces trends.
  2. FENIX materials are made with proprietary technologies which use Electron Beam Curing process to harden and fix next generation acrylic resins. FENIX includes 27 shades and 3 formats.
  3. According to the legend, the Phoenix turned back to life by heat. As a matter of fact, FENIX extremely matt, soft touch and anti-fingerprint surface also provides the possibility of thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches.                                                                                                                                                                        
  4. FENIX NTA® was introduced in 2017 as an empowered metallic surface. Thanks to its low light reflectivity, soft touch and anti-fingerprint properties, it can be used for horizontal applications.
  5. In 2019, the brand took a significant step forward to sustainability with FENIX NTM® Bloom. Bloom Technology reduces the amount phenol used in the core’s resin by 50% thanks to lignin. With a more natural core, it maintains all FENIX’s distinctive features.
  6. FENIX won 12 international prizes, including the Honourable Mention ADI Compasso d’Oro 2016 and most recently the “Best of the Best” award at Interzum 2021.
  7. In October 2020, the Milanese FENIX showroom was inaugurated in the heart of Brera district. Designed by Gio Tirotto, FENIX Scenario is a meeting point of architects, designers and sector lovers.
  8. Since December 2021 FENIX is carbon neutral. To date, FENIX has offset over 30.000 tons of CO2.
  9.  On the occasion of the Milano Design Week 2022, FENIX introduced X-KIN: an adaptable surface material that can be applied to interior walls just like wallpaper.
  10.  FENIX launched six new colours available with Bloom black core. Presented during SICAM 2022, each colour is inspired by charming stories coming from different sides of the world.

With its 10th anniversary, the innovative materials open a new inspiring and sustainable chapter of its never-ending stories of interior design. Stay tuned to our website and social media to discover all the novelties and events for this year of celebration!