Nardi appliances
Style: a Nardi kitchen will soon be available to Australians.

Schweigen Home Appliances and Nardi used the 2014 EuroCucina exhibition in Milan last week to symbolically toast their new association and introduce new models to the Australian design community.

After several false starts in bringing Nardi to Australia, the ground now looks clear for the 50-year-old Italian brand, which will be distributed in Australia by Schweigen, a Melbourne-based company heretofore best known for its silent rangehoods.

Anthony Fletcher, MD of Schweigen Home Appliances, used the brand’s position as a sponsor of the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute’s study tour of EuroCucina as a launching pad for the brand, showcasing the company’s Italian made appliances, including its showpiece 50-burner hob that was made in honour of the company’s Gold Anniversary.

“It’s an exciting opportunity,” Fletcher said in a recent interview with Appliance Retailer. “We already have the infrastructure [through Schweigen], the back-up for service, the offices and the team, and we have great respect in the industry.”

Nardi meeting
New partners: Anthony Fletcher and Ben Thompson (Schweigen) flanking Nardi chairman Marco Nardi.