Monkeys, elephants, colorful parrots, crocodiles, rhinos, elegant swans, cheetahs, and giraffes. In short, a veritable savannah of porcelain that is ready to welcome you in the showroom of Bifi Italy, in the historic heart of Milan, in via Santa Marta. The nice and colourful presence to the “pet” is soon explained, Bifi Italy is the exclusive distributor of Ardmore Ceramics & Design, the laboratory processing that was born in the region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in 1985, by the artist, and the founder Fée Halsted, who over the years, through workshops, and has trained as many as 50 artists, including sculptors and painters from the rural community, through training on the population of local art.
After the success in the world, with the exhibition of their works in London, Paris, Dubai, Harare, New York and Miami’s Art Basel, and various collaborations with Hermès and with Cole & Son for exclusive wallpapers, in 2010, the son of Fée Halsted, Jonathan, decided to enrich the imaginary world of the extraordinary ceramics of Ardmore Ceramic Art with the products of lifestyle.
The idea of Bifi Italy comes from Milva Costantini, an art collector for decades and is an expert traveler, discovers Ardmore during one of his journeys in south Africa and falls in love with, becoming, through the company – the name of a baby elephant that Milva remembers with affection – official distributor in Italy. Expert knowledge of the design, has operated a careful selection of exclusive pieces from the collection Ardmore that offers the Italian market through a filter of personal taste, full of love for that land that is far from the profound culture and the symbolic.
After the opening of the gallery, Via Santa Marta last march and participation in the Fuorisalone 2019, the boutique confirms to the best location for all collectors and lovers of art, design and collections of Ardmore, now finally available also in Italy.
The collections have so pottery of exquisite workmanship, where animals and nature are the protagonists, hand painted, colorful, and created with painstaking details. The flora and fauna of the african is then found on the furniture and on the collection of textiles, such as cushions, tablecloths and runner.
All the info on the site bifitalia.com and ardmore-design.com