The most innovative materials for your kitchen worktop

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The most innovative materials for your kitchen worktop. Elegant and super functional worktops, thanks to the latest generation materials.

 

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For many of us, the kitchen is the most lived-in home environment, the one where we spend the most time. Here we prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner, which means washing, shredding, kneading, seasoning, cooking and, at the end, cleaning… These are all daily activities that take place on tops and worktops that must be practical and functional, but also resistant and easy to keep clean. The market really offers a rich choice of solutions ranging from the most classic materials, but technologically enhanced, to those of the latest generation. In fact, the tops are asked not to absorb liquids, to resist scratches and abrasions, to be stain-resistant, heat-resistant and also ecological. This month we have collected for you the most innovative materials for your kitchen worktop.

Viroc material.

Among the absolute novelties in the panorama of kitchens, Viroc is a composite material obtained from a mixture of pine wood and cement. From these we obtain a strongly compressed and dehydrated amalgam.
It is a versatile product that can also be used outdoors and in spaces other than the kitchen. The panels combine the flexibility and durability of wood with the strength of cement and have a natural appearance of black or gray and uneven surface. The Viroc material can also be found in other beautiful colours such as white, yellow, red or ochre. Other characteristics of the material are its resistance to UV rays and weather conditions, its strong opacity, its odourless, fireproof and non-toxic nature. It does not contain volatile dangerous components such as asbestos or formaldehyde. An excellent material, therefore, but it is neither renewable nor biodegradable.

kitchen in virok

 

Paperstone material.

Another welcome new entry into the world of worktops is Paperstone. Ecological since the production phase, it is also a composite material but made of 100% recycled office paper plus water-based resins and oils obtained from cashew shells. The Paperstone worktop is pleasant to the touch and to the eye, recalling the appearance of natural stone. Among the interesting physical characteristics of Paperstone we find the strong resistance to shocks and abrasions, the fact that it is stain-resistant, water-repellent and almost acid-proof. It is also available on the market in different colors and, although derived from paper, has a strong fire resistance. Its cost is absolutely affordable.

paperstone worktop

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Fenix material.

Among the technologically advanced materials, Fenix is certainly one of the most innovative and is particularly suitable for refined and modern aesthetic solutions. The use of nanotechnology during the production phase allows to obtain an external surface that, treated with acrylic resins of new generation, hardened and fixed through a special process, is resistant to wear and chromatically stable. The worktop is opaque, impact-resistant and soft-touch. The name Fenix refers to the ability to regenerate from any surface scratches thanks to the thermal repairability. Maintenance is also simple and quick: a preheated cloth is used which must be rubbed on the damaged part: the heat does the rest.

fenix worktop

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Here a demonstration of the Fenix and a particular type of ceramic resistance by Italian furniture company Miniforms

The Fenix material is, as you could see in the video, also used in the dining tables. The Italian company Miniforms offers a wide range of dining tables available with tops entirely in Fenix or in Fenix with wooden edges. Here are a few examples:

Decapo Table

miniforms decapo table

 

Geronimo Table

miniforms geronimo table

 

Gustave Table

miniforms gustave table

 

Krion material.

Krion belongs to the solid surface category of which we know the well known Corian and to which it resembles in appearance and characteristics.  It is an ecological and 100% recyclable material, obtained from a mixture of 2/3 natural minerals and high strength resins. The Krion tops are warm to the touch and recall natural stone. In addition to white, you can have it in many colors and different thicknesses. Krion panels are processed as if they were wood and, in addition, it is possible to obtain soft and curved shapes by means of heat. In addition, compared to similar materials, it is lighter and therefore versatile and is also used outdoors as a facade cladding.
Easy to clean, it is rather resistant to stains and wear, but if damaged it can also be restored using an abrasive sponge. If several pieces have to be joined, the joints are invisible, the surface has no pores and is antibacterial, making it particularly suitable for kitchen and bathroom tops.

krion worktop

krion worktop 1

 

Laminam material.

Laminam tops are characterized by their reduced thickness, being sheets of only 3 mm that are obtained from a mixture of natural raw materials. In fact, the production process requires that the basic materials, such as quarry clay, granite rocks and ceramic pigments, are wet ground and then compacted and sintered at a temperature of 1,300 °C. The thin surface produced is characterized by a high resistance to wear and tear but also to solvents or detergents. Due to its low thickness, the Laminam sheet is then glued to a plywood or cement panel. Laminam is a very aesthetically pleasing material that can be used both in the choice of colours and textures, succeeding in recalling, depending on the case, Corian, natural stones or the most up-to-date trending resins. The surface is finished to be smooth or irregular to the touch and to be opaque or semi-gloss. Beautiful, practical and functional, even if not for all pockets yet.

laminam worktop

laminam worktop 1

 

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The Guide for a Perfect Living Room

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The Guide for a Perfect Living Room. How to choose the right furniture and how to arrange them to better furnish the space.

 

living room decor ideas

 

The living room represents the heart of the house, indeed, it is the image. It is the environment in which we spend the most time, in which we meet with friends and relatives, where we sit down for moments of relaxation in front of the TV or with a good book. Yet, even if we take it for granted that there are furnishings to be included, it is not at all easy to create the room we have in mind. In our living room there will be sofas and armchairs, cupboards, shelves, tables and paintings, but how do we advance in the choice of furniture and how do we distribute them in the environment to get a good result? What follows is a small, well thought-out guide for a perfect living room.

 

The Sofa:

 

living room sofa ideas

The sofa is the essential element of any living room. Normally it is the first thing you buy and it is the key element for the choice of the rest of the furniture. However, before you can even buy your beloved model, you need to talk about measures here. Let’s start by saying that usually a single sofa is enough and that it will have to fit into a room along with other furniture. The sofa must be in proportion to the size of the room and oversized models must be avoided even when space is at a premium. In these cases it is preferable to opt for two smaller sofas, with two or two and a half seats: they will better define the relaxation area and will be more practical and functional.

 

Recommended Sofas:

 

Lem Sofa

Lem Sofa Miniforms, designed by Francesco Beghetto, is a soft and a sinuous collection composed by two sofas, an armchair and an ottoman; the tubular structure with the aid of straps, is fully covered in fabric without using foams. The soft seat cushions and backrest on the shell fabric to ensure maximum comfort. A nice detail is the new foot in wood that enriches the Lem Sofa Miniforms collection. The new base fits on the existing one and, consequently, can be managed as “after sales” option.
It’s possible to choose the structure in beech wood or in aniline wood.

lem miniforms

Sumo Sofa

Sumo Sofa Sancal, designed by Yonoh for Sancal is a collection of two decorative elements: an armchair and a sofa. The designer was inspired by the contrast between the powerful silhouette of sumo wrestlers and the light wooden clogs that they use to and from the ring (dohyō). Sumo Sofa Sancal is characterized by strong curves and reduced dimensions that make it ideal for the decoration of public applications. The structure is made of ash wood available in a wide selection of finishings, from the natural shades to the vibrant colours.The sofa can be coated in fabric in a wide choice of colours. The covers can’t be removed.

 

 

sumo sancal

 

Xray Sofa

Xray Sofa La Chance can be defined as a work on the architecture of a sofa, indeed its internal structure is exposed and revealed,creating also a surprising ergonomics and comfort. In this way the sofa shows different personalities according to whether it is viewed from the front, the side or the back.  The structure is made of metal and is available in white and black or in red and blue colours. Coating is available in fabric in a wide choice of colours. Thanks to its unique and original design Xray Sofa La Chance can be inserted inside a house as well as in public areas.

 

xray la chance

Armchairs, chairs and stools:

 

 

living room armchairs ideas

Choosing a comfortable but not bulky sofa allows you to complete the conversation area and TV with other chairs, such as armchairs or chairs, that furnish and come in handy when you receive guests. If the space is not sufficient to accommodate one or two armchairs of the same model as the sofa, you can opt for armchairs or chairs recovered from family furniture that will give the environment warmth and personality. Although not suitable for long breaks of relaxation, inserting one or more stools is the clever and practical idea to have, in a small space, small countertops for magazines or remote controls, and at the same time additional seats.

 

Recommended Armchairs:

 

Fedele Armchair

 

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Fedele, designed by Victor Carrasco for Viccarbe, is an elegant and modern collection that includes an armchair, a sofa and a pouf.
Thanks to its balanced proportions and its versatile appearance, this collection is ideal for the domestic and commercial markets, indeed Fedele is perfect for the decoration of hotels, cafes, lobbies but also of  living rooms or waiting rooms.
The internal structure in solid wood is covered  in non-deformable polyurethane foam and polyester fibre.
Coating is available in a wide selection of fabrics and leathers.

 

Grasso Armchair

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Grasso Armchair Barcelona Design was designed by Stephen Burks who created an “overflowing” collection composed by an armchair, a footstool and a stool. The word that best define the Grasso collection is ultra comfort; indeed Grasso Armchair Barcelona Design invites the user to sit and relax thanks to its enveloping and particular backrest. The leather upholstery oozes over the bare iron structure to contrast with the most luxurious touch of the skin. The Grasso Armchair is available in a wide choice of structures and upholstery colors.

 

Nido Armchair

nido sancal

The Nido Armchair Sancal was designed by Rafa García who created a comfortable and modern collection composed by 6 dining chairs and 4 armchairs. The entire collection is characterized by the enveloping backrest that invites to relax and rest. Available in two different sizes, the Nido Armchair Sancal results an excellent solution for the decoration of luxury and modern living rooms but also of office spaces. The armchair’s versatility can be found in the feet options: in ash wood (available in 19 different colours) or in the metal version, in matte black epoxy finishing. The upholstery is available in fabric or leather in a wide choice of elegant colours. The Nido Armchair can be choosen also with zip that lets the user to remove upholstery.

 

Recommended Stools:

 

Grasso Stool

grasso barcelona design

Grasso Stool Barcelona Design was designed by Stephen Burks who created an “overflowing” collection composed by an armchair, a footstool and a stool. The word that best define the Grasso collection is ultra comfort; indeed Grasso Stool Barcelona Design invites the user to sit and relax thanks to its soft and particular seat. The leather upholstery oozes over the bare iron structure to contrast with the most luxurious touch of the skin. The Grasso Stool is available in a wide choice of structures and upholstery colors.

 

Pion Stool

pion sancal

The Pion Stool Sancal takes part of the large Pion Family composed by dining tables, side tables and a stylish stool.
The Pion Stool is available with lacquered wood base in 5 elegant colours. The top comes in natural or shadow finishings. The seat is available in leather (not removable).

 

Tembo Stool

tembo la chance

Tembo Stool La Chance was designed by Note Design Studio that created an original and modern bar stool insertable in both residential and professional spaces. The Tembo Stool is characterized by a wood metal body combined with a cork seat. The designer took the inspiration from the African tam-tams -Tembo, that means elephant coot in swahili and from the Memphis group of the 80s aesthetics. Tembo Stool La Chance is available in two different heights and in two different finishings: black body and mat black metal structure or coloured body (combination of green, blue, orange, yellow) and shiny lacquered orange structure.

 

The Coffee Table:

 

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Another essential element of the living room is the coffee table. This useful table becomes an opportunity to characterize the space and give strength and originality to the room: just observe a few rules. Choose an original model, which is in agreement with the rest of the furniture or that breaks with it; always opt for a low model: it will not “fall out” with the sofa and will be more practical to rest on books, vases and anything else. Or, when you have enough space, we can replace the classic front table with a comfortable pouf. It will act as a top and an extra seat, creating an elegant and modern aesthetic solution.

 

Recommended Coffee Tables:

 

Pinocchio Coffee Table

 

pinocchio miniforms

 

Pinocchio Coffee Table Miniforms, designed by Giopato E Coombes, is a elegant coffee table that plays down the standard role of the living room table. The sober and elegant aspect is enhanced by the new finishes, allowing to the item to be adaptable to bourgeoise furnishing solutions. The top is made in turned metal and is available in various lacquered colours; the legs comes in solid wood, in three different finishings: wood beech, wood aniline black and wood aniline blue.

 

Porcino Coffee Table

 

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Porcino Coffee Table Miniforms is a modern coffee table available in two different sizes. The top is available veneered by horizontally sliced oak tree and the legs are made of steel rod. This combination of materials gives to Porcino Coffee Table Miniforms a young and elegant look. It’s possible to choose the structure among a choice of six different colours, also in the metal bronze finishing.

 

Diamond Pouf

 

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Diamond Pouf 1 Sixinch designed by Pieter Jamart for Sixinch is a versatile pouf with an original and modern design that is suitable for bedrooms, bars, libraries or living rooms. It is characterized by the diamond pattern that gives a touch of elegancy to the environment. It is made of a special polyurethane foam produced in Belgium. Thanks to this high resistant material Diamond Pouf 1 Sixinch is suitable also for outdoors. It’s possible to choose among a wide selection of vibrant colours.

 

The Rug:

 

living room rugs ideas

It may sound strange, but furnishing your living room starting from the carpet can help us to get on the right track right away. The carpet, in fact, delimits the space within and around which the seats and accessory furnishings will be placed, creating a mesh within which it will be easier to organize all the elements. In addition, the carpets can act as a focal point when in counterpoint to the style of other furnishings. Avoid carpets that are small in relation to the proportions of the relaxation area; a carpet that is large enough will give importance to the entire living room.

 

Recommended Rugs:

 

Cuadros Rug

 

cuadros nanimarquina

 

Cuadros Rug Nanimarquina is a classic piece of the Spanish company catalogue. Totally handmade in India it is composed by twenty different colours that, mixed together, create an unique and surprising visual impact. The colours form a magic checkerboard of vibrant colours that create a rhythmic sensation of movement. This design, born from a seemingly random combination of shades, actually follows a very specific linear sequence. The Cuadros Rug is available in various sizes and it’s suitable for the decoration of any room and space.

 

Estambul Rug

 

estambul nanimarquina

 

The Estambul Rug Nanimarquina, was designed by Javier Mariscal who created a modern and exclusive design rug suitable for wide and bright living rooms. The design was inspired by the basic outline of the classic Persian rug. Using this concept as a starting point, the design is updated using unique patterns reminiscent of comics, synthesizing East and West, placing traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design in one product.  The Estambul Rug Nanimarquina is handmade and it is available in three different sizes in the Black on White finishing.

 

Rangoli Rug

 

rangoli nanimarquina

This is another masterpiece of Nanimarquina collection: Rangoli Rug Nanimarquina. It took the ispiration from Rangoli, a Hindu floral design with a long historic tradition: it is a welcome symbol which provides protection or offers good luck. The pattern is normally composed of flower petals, leaves, coloured powders, rice flour, and other elements that act as a vehicle for decoration. It’s charm and discreet elegancy make it perfect for the decoration of hallways, large living rooms and, in the smaller version, of bed rooms. Rangoli Rug Nanimarquina is available round in shape, in three different sizes.

 

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The most elegant sideboards of 2018

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The most elegant sideboards of 2018 that can’t miss in your beautiful home.

 

The right sideboard for your needs.

There are many different types of sideboard solutions available and knowing which to go for to suit your needs may not be as obvious as it sounds. The cost is a little bit high because design sideboards are really a kind of artistic work. Made generally of wood, they combine the utmost design with high quality of the materials used and they can be inserted in living rooms as well as bedrooms or dining rooms. As with any big purchase, it’s important to take the time to consider if the sideboard you’ve got your eyes on is suitable for you and your home. It’s important to consider the measuraments and the available space, the style of the space in which the sideboard will be inserted and of course your budget.

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This year trends.

This month we have collected for you the most elegant sideboards of 2018. Modern, elegant and versatile; these are the keywords that best represent this year trends in the furnishing design.

Amalia by Modà Collection

Amalia Sideboard Modà Collection is a collection of two cabinets with doors and drawers .The structure is available in special finishings, in wood, lacquered or in leaf finishings. Drawers can be dressed by cashmere Loro Piana interiors. The design is modern, linear and descrete. Amalia Sideboard Modà Collection is ideal for the decoration of elegant bedrooms and living rooms.

amalia sideboard modà collection

amalia cabinet modà collection

 

Couture by Barcelona Design

Couture Sideboard Barcelona Design was designed by a young couple of designers, Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche for Barcelona Design who presented a revisitation of the classical cabinet by adding innovation, techique and a remarkable personality. The Couture Sideboard is functional, versatile and is characterized by the decorative patterns on the doors. The strucuture is made of lacquered steel. Doors are available in veneered natural ash wood or vanished in black and are sewning black, blue or orange thread. Thanks to its discreet elegancy, Couture Sideboard Barcelona Design can be inserted in any room and can be combined with modern or classic furniture.

couture cabinet barcelona design

couture barcelona design

 

Daisy by Modà Collection

French sideboard with doors and drawers equipped with an internal glass shelf. Daisy Sideboard Modà Collection is characterised by a modern baroque style and it’s ideal to complete an elegant living room or bedroom with an iconic and glamorous piece. A wide range of finishes and colours are available making this sideboard suitable for both modern and classic environments.

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Caruso by Miniforms

It brings the name of the first Italian tenor who has performed at the turn of 900 at the Metropolitan Theatre in New York, a myth! Elegant, essential, minimalist in its shape, it can be inserted into any architectural environment,the music quality is excellent. The Large version and the once with wooden frame and gold trumpet, that gives the utmost in the contrast Vintage and High Tech, are also available. Caruso Sideboard Miniforms is absolutely one of the most elegant sideboards of 2018!

caruso miniforms

caruso cabinet miniforms

 

Tratto by Bonaldo

Tratto Sideboard Bonaldo was designed by Mauro Lipparini, who created and elegant and modern sideboard ideal for the decoration of living rooms and dining rooms. The design, simple and sophisticated at the same time, is characterized by the alternation between filled volumes and voids. Thanks to its pure lines, Tratto Sideboard Bonaldo can be inserted in environments of any style. The top and the feet are available in a wide selection of painted colours. Doors and panels are available in several finishings of wood.

tratto sideboard bonaldo

tratto cabinet bonaldo

 

Wogg12 by Wogg

Wogg12 Sideboard Wogg designed by T&R Haussmann  is an original and modern cabinet that combines an unique design with a sophisticated postforming technique. It is characterized by tubular steel feet that are also the door hinges, enabling the doors to be opened 180 degrees in this way the sideboard can present an open or closed aspect, as desired. It is also possible to have Wogg12 Sideboard Wogg with internal glass shelves and drawers. Two versions are available: striped (white and black) or white lacquered.

wogg12 cabinet wogg

wogg12 wogg

 

Vitrum by Miniforms

Vitrum Sideboard Miniforms designed by Andrea Lucatello is a modern and essential sideboard with two spacious compartments and two drawers inside. The base is available in lacquered metal. It’s possible to chose among three versions of Vitrum Sideboard Miniforms: -with top and sides in glass/ Canaletto walnut doors. -with top and sides in glass/vintage oak doors. -with top and sides in glass/oak’700 doors.

vitrum miniforms

vitrum cabinet miniforms

 

Note by Bonaldo

Note Sideboard Bonaldo was designed by Mario Mazzer; it has the shape of a parallelepiped that seems suspended in the air, it’s supported by two slanted vertical beams, which are the distinguishing feature of the Note and emphasise the sense of “suspension”. The frame can be in wood in the beautiful finishings of Canaletto walnut,heat-treated oak or mat lacquered. Vertical beams are lacquered brown or white.

note bonaldo

note cabinet bonaldo

 

Ercole e Afrodite by Driade

Ercole E Afrodite Sideboard Driade is an authenitc masterpiece of design. It represents a sculpture molded on a furniture. It’s a modular combinable box system on a base made of poplar chipboard and reinforced with tubular steel inserted inside, with bleached or grey painted oak wood finishing. The structure of the containers are made of wooden strips and are available in black or white. The front of the cabinet is made of high density polyurethane and is available in black or white colours. The modules are available with folding wing or with hinged doors and with pull-out drawers and an internal tray. Ercole E Afrodite Sideboard Driade is an exclusive piece suitable for the decoration of living rooms, bedrooms or hallways. In our opinion this is a really must have and it wins the first price of the most elegant sideboards of 2018!!

ercole afrodite sideboard driade

ercole afrodite sideboard driade

 

Célia by Miniforms

Célia Sideboard by Miniforms takes part of the new Miniforms collection of 2018; it has been, indeed, presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile in Milan this year. Straight lines, precious decorations and elegant colours make the Célia Sideboard a must have in our living room.It is possible to choose the structure among eight different colours. Doors, instead, are available in lacquered wood, oak wood, Canaletto walnut, ash stained black or anthracite. Célia Sideboard Miniforms, thanks to its elegant design can be inserted in modern and high level environments too.

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The best modern rugs of 2018

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This month we have collected for you the best modern rugs of 2018 created by the most famous designers.

 

design rug nanimarquina

 

Designer rugs are a great way to personalise the house or the office of our dreams. Modern and contemporary rugs can be bold and colourful, calm and cosy, square, round or rectangular, natural or handmade and even waterproof. With all this choice available, it can be hard to decide which floor rug is right for you and your home.
The type of rug you choose will depend on a number of options from taste to practicality, but we have selected some of the most beautiful and famous modern rugs able to give a touch of elegance and exclusivity to an environment without compromising the harmony of the space in which they are inserted.

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Nanimarquina: art, design and quality.

The most famous company in the design rug production is the Spanish Nanimarquina. Immersed in a unique world of creativity from her early childhood, Nani Marquina’s father, Rafael Marquina, one of the pioneers of Spanish design, is the creator of the famous Marquina oil cruet. An icon of Spanish design, the cruet garnered the first prize during the inaugural edition of the ADIFAD Awards in 1961. This made a profound impression on Nani, fostering a deep conviction to follow in her father’s footsteps and the family tradition of design. Nani founded nanimarquina in 1987, driven by the desire to create innovative rugs.
Special attention and effort have been invested in searching for quality raw materials and manufacturing processes from the very beginning; factors that enrich the aesthetics of her designs, the main reason for the brand’s commercial success. In addition, thanks to her visionary attitude, Nani Marquina collaborates with prestigious international designers to create unique collections, the first textile designer to work on the concept of designer rugs. Growth and international acclaim would continue in 2002, with the addition of Nani’s daughter, María Piera Marquina.

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The Rangoli Rug

The designer took the ispiration from Rangoli, a Hindu floral design with a long historic tradition: it is a welcome symbol which provides protection or offers good luck. The pattern is normally composed of flower petals, leaves, coloured powders, rice flour, and other elements that act as a vehicle for decoration. It’s charm and discreet elegancy make it perfect for the decoration of hallways, large living rooms and, in the smaller version, of bed rooms. Rangoli Rug Nanimarquina is available round in shape, in three different sizes.

nanimarquina rangoli rug

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The Hayon x Nani Rug

Hayon x Nani Rug Nanimarquina was designed by Jaime Hayon for Nanimarquina who gave life to a collection of four funny and coloured carpets. It was created with the hand tufting technique, a manually operated pistol injects pieces of wool, intuitive and fluid lines are achieved, as well as an organic composition. It could seem a chaotic representation of strange coloured shapes but in reality it carefully matches the imagination of the designer: lips, hands, turtles, fish, half men… Hayon x Nani Rug Nanimarquina is ideal for the decoration of modern living rooms and coloured bed rooms.

hayon x nani rug nanimarquina

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The Figura Humana 1948 Rug

Figura Humana 1948 Rug Nanimarquina takes part of a collection of elegant rugs dedicated to Eduardo Chillida. The collection is based on the artist’s chronological works: Figura Humana – 1948, Dibujo Tinta – 1957, Collage – 1966, Mano and Manos from the ‘90s and Gravitación from 1993 and 1994. The nuances he used for its art have been meticulously translated into these exclusive carpets using various materials and fibres, for example silk, wool and hand-spun mohair. They are suitable for the decoration of a home and public areas too.

figura humana rug nanimarquina

 

Medina Rug 1

Medina 1 Rug Nanimarquina is an elegant decorative element inspired by the ancient rugs that were used to protect people from direct contact with the ground. It has been handcrafted using the old kilim technique of north of Pakistan.  The Medina 1 Rug is available in rectangular shape in three different sizes. It is warm and enveloping and can be inserted in any room: from a living room to a bed room to a dining room. The Medina Rug 1 takes part of the best modern rugs of 2018 thanks to its versatility and luxury appeal.

medina rug 1 nanimarquina

nanimarquina medina 1

 

The Kala Rug

Kala, that translated to Hindi means “tomorrow” and “art” was inspired by children’s creativity and imagination for a better future. This project was born from the collaboration between Nanimarquina and India; the collection represents original drawings from students at Care&Fair schools in India who has created a masterpiece insertable in any room. Kala Rug Nanimarquina is available rectangular or round in five different sizes.

kala design rug nanimarquina

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The Gravitaciòn Rug

Gravitaciòn Rug Nanimarquina takes part of a collection of elegant rugs dedicated to Eduardo Chillida. The collection is based on the artist’s chronological works: Figura Humana – 1948, Dibujo Tinta – 1957, Collage – 1966, Mano and Manos from the ‘90s and Gravitación from 1993 and 1994. The nuances he used for its art have been meticulously translated into these exclusive carpets using various materials and fibres, for example silk, wool and hand-spun mohair. They are suitable for the decoration of a home and public areas too.

nanimarquina gravitacion rug

nanimarquina design rug gravitacion

 

The Medina 2 Rug

Medina 2 Rug Nanimarquina is one of the best modern rug of 2018 thanks to the mix of its elegant colours that gives life to an unique design decorative element able to furnish any space and room. It has been handcrafted using the old kilim technique of north of Pakistan. Medina 2 Rug Nanimarquina is available in rectangular shape in three different sizes. It is warm and enveloping and can be inserted in any room: from a living room to a bed room to a dining room.

medina 2 design rug nanimarquina

nanimarquina medina 2

 

The Dibujo Tinta 1957 Rug

Dibujo Tinta 1957 Rug Nanimarquina takes part of a collection of elegant rugs dedicated to Eduardo Chillida. The collection is based on the artist’s chronological works: Figura Humana – 1948, Dibujo Tinta – 1957, Collage – 1966, Mano and Manos from the ‘90s and Gravitación from 1993 and 1994.  Light and elegant nuances, just a drawing in the middle but the visual impact is remarkable especially when inserted in wide spaces such as living rooms or even art galleries or waiting rooms. It is suitable for any environment: office space, home and public applications.

nanimarquina dibujo tinta rug

nanimarquina dibujo tinta design rug

 

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Your New Bed Buying Guide

Your New Bed Buying Guide for the purchasing of the most important item of your home.

It’s never easy to choose the right bed for our needs. There are so many factors to consider: model, design, comfort, mattress, slatted base, costs, upholstery… Our New Bed Buying Guide aims to talk you through the many options available, from style to materials, to help you make a clear and informed decision.

 

What are your primary needs?

As a starting point it is better to consider what you need, not only from the personal point of view but also according to the characteristics of the room in which the bed will be placed. Is the room small? So you need a bed with a container to store blankets, bedclothes and other items? Is your bedroom dusty? In this case Japanese style lower beds are not recommended at all. In addition, wheeled beds are available on the market for cleaning the room easly because  they can be moved at any time in any direction. If the bed is for a single person you don’t necessarily have to buy a single bed; The one-and-a-half-quarter beds are ideal for those who have a large room and are looking for a high comfort bed.

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The design

After these reflections you can move on to the fun side in choosing your new bed: the design! And here a huge window opens up thanks to the wide choice, almost infinite I dare to say, for what concerns brands, models, finishes, coatings, fabrics …
There are prestigious brands that have created beds with a unique, exclusive and extremely elegant design. Others, however, with good prices have created beds of excellent quality so as to offer the customer a good product without having to spend exorbitant amounts.

 

Highlands Bed

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Plane Bed ICarraro

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Upholstery

Fabric or leather? What type of fabric? Wool, linen, cotton?
The choice is not easy at all! Usually fabric is the most used upholstery because its very versatile and so it can be combined with any style and type of furnishing. It is also easy to wash and to keep cleaned. It is usually available in a very wide range of colours and variants: fabric trame, bubble, jeans, sponge…Linen is a very very elegant upholstery and is able to give a touch of style to any environment. It is a cool material which keep you fresh during summer and most of all is the most durable material for beds. Wool, instead, is perfect during the winter season, it keeps you warm and comfortable. Its elegant and, the most important thing, is characterized by its natural stain resistance. It expresses all its potential in the colours of light blue, green, ancient pink and beige. Leather is the most exclusive and luxury upholstery. A bit expensive but, if it’s well maintained, it can last en entire life! The more time passes the more leather becomes precious and charming adding character and personality to the environment in which the bed is inserted.

colpo di fulmine modà collection

lansbury modà collection

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Slatted Bases

The slatted base, together with the mattress, is perhaps the most important element. The quality of sleep and the ability to rest and relax comfortably depend on it. Thousands of models are available on the market, here some examples of the best seller ones:

-slatted base with metal structure, steel tube frame with oversize cross section

-slatted base with antistatic wooden butcherblock structure

-metal bed base and steel frame with larger section and surface in rigid plywood with ventilation holes…

 

The mattress

All mattresses offer different levels of support, tension and comfort and it’s important to get the one that’s right for you. At first you should think about how you sleep as this will determine how much support you’ll need for your back and head. Secondly you should think about how often the bed will be used and who will use it (if its a bed for kids, for guests, if it’s a double or a single bed…). We have collected some of the most popular models:

-Ergonomic springing mattress

-Orthopaedic springing mattress

-Pocket-spring mattress

-Pocket-spring mattress hypoallergenic

-Polyurethane mattress

-Polyurethane mattress with removable cover

-Polyurethane mattress with removable cover hypoallergenic

-3 zone mattress

-7 zone mattress

-7 zone mattress hypoallergenic

 

If you like our article about Your New Bed Buying Guide, have a look at our bed collection on Lomuarredi

 

 

 

 

 

Lomuarredi furnishes Airbnb

Lomuarredi furnishes Airbnb, decorating the houses of their associates.

About Airbnb

 

Airbnb is an online portal that connects people looking for accommodation or a room for short periods with people who have extra space to rent, usually private. You can rent directly from the owners your favourite accommodation for your dream holidays.
24 hour support, secure payments, great homes and accommodations, more than 4.5M of accommodations, unbeatable prices, Airbnb host warranty, 191 countries around the world, detailed traveller reviews and free registration. These are some of the great advantages of going on holiday using Airbnb, which offers its services in almost every place in the world.

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Are you planning to provide your home by the sea or in the mountains for the Airbnb customers? Don’t you know how to furnish it with style? Follow our advice!

Do you have to furnish the apartment of your dreams at a cheap price? Choose the European expert Lomuarredi!
We furnish : Apartments by the sea, Chalets in the mountains, Rural houses.
Our architects are at your disposal to make your dreams come true!

House by the sea

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When we talk about a beach house we often consider it as a second choice in terms of furnishings. Maybe we furnish our villa with furniture no longer used and donated by friends or family, improvised furnishings, objects that we did not know where to store and then placed on the first available space. In short, the house by the sea, over time becomes almost a small deposit of objects and furnishings of little value. But why do we do this? Perhaps peopleâs most common answer is this: furnishing a house by the sea is too expensive and is not used all year round.
It could be an exact justification, but why not give up a new furniture and at the same time cheap, which can make more pleasant the place where we spend our summer holidays? Imagine a fresh, unique and relaxing seaside house, with all the comforts available, cozy and original.
Let’s leave out the used furniture and think of a project for our home by the sea: let’s give it a touch of freshness.

Colour of the walls

To give a touch of originality it is advisable not to focus everything on one color but to use combinations with white and pastel colors such as light blue, yellow or lime green that provide that sense of freshness and make the house cozy. We reject warm colors such as red, orange and purple that give a sense of warmth and tend to shrink the spaces limiting our relaxation.

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Pratical and economic furniture

For the furnishing of the house by the sea, without giving up the “new”, we choose practical furniture and not expensive. For example, a small linear kitchen consisting of a refrigerator column, oven, sink, hob and mixer available in various colors, at prices around 3,000 – 4,300 euros.
Once you have identified the kitchen with the many colors available we move on to sofas, armchairs and bed to give the opportunity to Airbnb customer’s friends and family to join them spending a few days in company. We recommend sofa not in white colour in order to prevent it from getting dirty easily, especially in holiday areas, and it would be better to use suitable sofa covers perhaps in stripes or colors that recall the furnishings.
In the bedroom we recommend a cheap double bed with an investment of 1000-1500 euros, while in the living area would be fine a mobile TV holder. The minimal furnishing is completed by some furnishing accessories that can give that extra touch of design.
So with an investment of about 4,000-5,800 euros you can transform the house by the sea in a cool, cozy and modern space!

Plane Bed 

plane i carraro

House in the mountains

The high-altitude houses have a mountain furniture, generally, very simple and functional, which fits perfectly with the intent of those who want relax a few days surrounded by nature and fantastic landscapes.
The kitchen is without a doubt the most well-kept environment, as it is the heart of the entire house. Depending on the space available, we speak of a real kitchen, equipped with all the most modern utensils and appliances that facilitate the preparation of meals, or a kitchenette, which can be used for the most basic culinary preparations.
The designers propose, to break the traditional style, a “new” modern furniture style, born from the combination of different materials, such as wood and steel for the structural part thanks to their great strength, and glass, declined in crystal, for the aesthetic part, as a material that reflects the light and makes the environment immediately wider and more welcoming. With reference to the decorations, many decide to apply paintings, depicting images from nature to the walls, or for the photography lovers, there is a prevalence of auteur shots, with bucolic theme.

mountain house

We propose Modern mountain furniture style

The modern mountain furniture was born from the need to get out of the stereotype of the past, which saw the high-altitude home furnished exclusively in the traditional way, with antique furniture, to have instead a cooler and more functional design.
The designers and interior designers have focused their attention primarily on a more basic style, with furniture made according to the criterion of maximum linearity, without frills. Wood, used as the main material because it is insulated against cold and weather, is combined with other materials such as glass or steel. The sofas and upholstered furniture, once pompous and spacious, are replaced with more squared models, which still facilitate comfort and result cheaper.
Great space is also given to technology, through the installation of a home theater system, which allows you to watch movies as if you were at the cinema, wifi network, which allows you to surf wireless via PC, phone and tablet, and any other tool designed to increase relaxation and fun in the mountainous environment, which certainly promotes rest after the daily work stress. Lomuarredi furnishes Airbnb houses thinking to the final customer who will have to enjoy and live the holiday as he/her was in a traditional accomodation.

Alma Chair

alma miniforms

How to furnish a country house

In summer a country house is a real resource and is a refuge where you can spend pleasant weekends out of town, here are our tips on how to furnish a country house and our design advice in order to turn it into a comfortable nest away from the chaos of the city.
When you want to furnish a country house you need to understand first of all the style you want to adopt; there are different country styles, each with its own characteristics. However, there are elements that unite different styles: wood, for example, is a material that is widely used in country houses, as well as the presence of a spacious kitchen: in the past, indeed, the kitchen was the focus of the country house, and even in the most modern design this feature is often respected.

house in the country

How to furnish a country house: Shabby Chic or Provençal style

The Shabby Chic style is derived from the Provençal style, which takes its name from the French region of Provence. The elegant country houses in this area are characterized by a prevalence of white and very light colors. Among the most widely used materials there is certainly wood, worked in white, which nevertheless reveals the signs of time and its materiality. No, then, to white lacquered furniture and perfect.
Typical of the Provencal style is the use of light fabrics such as cotton and linen in light colors or with floral decorations.
In Provencal kitchens, moreover, an essential element is the sideboard, which is also white and worked. In the bedroom, wood will be used for wardrobes, mirrors and bedside tables, but the bed should preferably be wrought iron.
For the decorations it is recommended to make extensive use of decorated pillows, cages and aviaries repainted white, large mirrors, floral decorations, pout-purri, but also baskets of wicker worked in white.
Therefore the Provençal style is a fairly rich in furniture that balances the number of elements with soft colors and large spaces, resulting in rustic but elegant, very pleasant and balanced style.

shabby chic

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How to furnish a house in the countryside: English country style

The English country houses style, on the other hand, is characterised by darker, warmer and brighter colours combined all together. Here too we find a large prevalence of wood, often left in its original colours. Other materials widely used in this style are wrought iron and ceramics. For the upholstery of the sofas, the most commonly used motifs are the chequered wefts, the stripes or the plain colours. In addition, in a English style country house you can not miss comfortable upholstered armchairs, a large wooden bookcase, but especially a large fireplace placed in the living room or sometimes in the kitchen.
For the walls let’s forget the white colour, but it’s better to choose instead warm colors or floral wallpapers to match the colors of the curtains and the pillows. The English country style is indeed far from minimalism; it is instead characterized by a wide use of furnishing accessories such as abat-jour, numerous cushions, large curtains and colorful flower pots.
For kitchen furniture it is preferable to use light colours, while for the floor of this room it is particularly recommended to use terracotta tiles.

english style

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We hope you liked our article: Lomuarredi furnishes Airbnb. If you need tips, interior design projects or furniture for your home or you are associated with Airbnb don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be glad to help you to decor your dream house!

 

 

 

 

 

Newlyweds home decor

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Newlyweds home decor: our tips for the decoration of your home after the wedding.

How to decorate a newlyweds house? What are the perfect decorations for the stairs, the gate or the door? How to decorate each room in order to create a romantic love nest? Here are our recommendations.

newlyweds

 

Tradition has it that the newlyweds house is ready and furnished a few weeks before the wedding, although it is not always possible because of all the commitments that usually precede the wedding. For sure, each couple pays a lot of attention to the care and planning of their love nest: there are no rules valid for everyone, the organization of a house varies according to personal tastes and economic possibilities.
There are some suggestions that are good or bad for everyone, such as the preparation of the entrance, which must be bright and welcoming, even a simple pot of fresh flowers will make it particularly comfortable.

house entrance

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Kitchen

The kitchen musn’t ignore the functionality, it is important to carefully evaluate measures and internal equipment of the wall units and bases. It is important to interpret all spaces with taste and rationality so it is advisable to choose a product that intercepts different styles and desires, even that part of the public that intends, with design, to make their home unique.

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Living room

The living room is the most important room of the house, the place that will talk most about the newlyweds with personal items and photos placed a bit everywhere. Maximum power to fantasy and full freedom to customize, at your choice, your living room, the beating heart of the house. A choice that gives value to the context and enriches the character of the entire home.
Numerous variables and endless options at your disposal to completely design your ideal stay. The heart of the house must give energy to the whole space or create a quiet and discreet environment where comfort is the common thread.

tea sancal

cave bonaldo

hoff driade

sancal company

 

Bedroom

The bedroom should be comfortable, with large wardrobes and bedside tables and functional, if possible the en-suite bathroom will certainly be very valuable. Design objects and soft finishes are ideal to furnish designer bedrooms. When choosing a complete bedroom, besides considering the purely functional aspect of the furnishing elements, it is necessary to evaluate the style, shape and material of the various elements. In this way you can enjoy a unified environment and well studied in its complexity, which not only furnishes a part of the house but that fits effectively into the style of furniture that you have chosen to decline in the other rooms of the house.
The focal point of the newlyweds home decor is the bed. The newlyweds bedrooms can accommodate a plurality of furniture with different characteristics. In this case you can play with a mix of materials and colors. The complete bedrooms are designed in a balanced way, ranging from modern concepts to more classic aspects.

cuff bonaldo

dream on bonaldo

butterfly modà collection

To create a small large refuge that can speak to the newlyweds with class and elegance, it’s better to rely on experts in the field and Lomuarredi also bases its work on the realization of the dreams of the bride and groom through the culture of furniture and design.
Antique, modern or exclusive design furniture, for a house focused on quality and refinement of style. Design, consultancy and after-sales services make Lomuarredi a guarantee in the construction of your own home. For more information visit our website lomuarredi.com

 

 

 

Lomuarredi supports Simon Yates

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Lomuarredi supports Simon Yates at the Giro d’Italia 2018!!!

 

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After David Millar, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Simon Yates is the fourth Englishman in the history of the Giro d’Italia to wear the pink jersey.

Simon Yates is a British road cyclist and pistard who runs for the Mitchelton-Scott team. On the track he won the world title of the points race in 2013; on the road, where he has been a professional since 2014, he won a stage at the Vuelta a España 2016, a stage at the Giro d’Italia 2018 and the youth ranking at the Tour de France 2017.  The captain of the Australian team Mitchelton Scott proved to be unbeatable on the climb, first leaving victory to his teammate Esteban Chavez on the stage of Etna and then winning the stage at Campo Imperatore on the Gran Sasso. That’s why, very impressed by the incredible performance, personality and humble behaviour, Lomuarredi supports Simon Yates!
Supported by a strong and close-knit team he has every chance to win this Giro d’Italia 2018.

He commands the general classification with the following secondments:
2)Johan Esteban Chaves (MTS) at 32”.
3)Tom Dumoulin (SUN) at 38”.
4) Thibaut Pinot (GFC) at45”
5)Domenico Pozzovivo (TBM) at 57”
6)Richard Carapaz (MOV) at 1’20”.
7)George Bennett (TLJ) at 1’33”.
8)Rohan Dennis (BMC) at 2’05”.
9)P. Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (AST) at 2’05”.
10)Michael Woods (EFD) at 2’25”.

Chris Froome instead began the Giro 2018 in an unfortunate way, before the first stage in Israel he fell heavily and in the Gran Sasso stage he fell again,  going uphill into crisis and finished in twenty-third position with a 1’07” gap from Yates.
The arrival of the Gran Sasso entered the legend of cycling after the feat in 1999 of Marco Pantani who, with a starring number, won the stage by winning solo detachment, ripping the pink jersey to the French Jalabert.
The Giro d’Italia that has been disputed for more than a century is the toughest stage race in the world and this year the climb of Mount Zoncolan will be the watershed for the final victory.
Go Simon Lomuarredi is with you!!

 

 

Your New Sofa Buying Guide

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Your New Sofa Buying Guide for the purchasing of one of the most important item for your home or office.

 

Buying a new, design sofa is not an easy undertaking and could become very challenging; There are many factors to consider in addition to the purchase cost, the brand to choose and the model.
That’s why we decided to provide an easy and smart guide, called “Your New Sofa Buying Guide”, in which we have collected all the inspiration and essential hints and tips you’ll need when considering one of the most important purchases for your home or office.

Charlotte Sofa Modà Collection.

charlotte moda collection

 

The Available Space.

Recent studies on people’s habits when they are at home show that we spend most of our time in the living room, sitting or lying on the sofa. We watch television, surf the Internet or simply relax after a long day’s work. So the choice is extremely important!
Always pay close attention to the available space so that you do not buy a sofa that is too large, that compromises the visual impact of the entire space, or that is too small not to be useful for use.
Consider the light points of the room, both natural and artificial. The number of people who will use it, large families with children or only adults such as relatives or friends, in this case you might consider buying a corner sofa, for example.

BI Back Light Green L Daybed Kann.

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Measure up your living room

Beware that before buying a sofa you need to have in mind the size of the living room, but also the access points to the living room itself and to your home. Can the sofa be transported by elevator? Will it pass through the stairwell and the front door? If not, can it be passed through the window? And finally, will the supplier’s truck be able to pass through the street where we live and stay in front of our house?
These could be problems, easily solved, to take into account before making the purchase so as not to waste money and time unnecessarily.

Style and Comfort.

Modern, classic, vintage or iconic style… modular sofas with chaise longue with or without armrests… there’s something for everyone!
Bizarre designs, enveloping shapes, soft and comfortable backrests enriched with hand stitching, precious fabrics such as cotton, velvet, natural leather, linen, wool or even cashmere such as, for example, the products of Modà Collection that uses the luxurious cashmere fabrics of Loro Piana.
In any case, comfort must be the first priority! In case of additional back support it is recommended to choose sofas with high or reclining backs, wide armrests for the arms and also chaise longue to stretch the legs so that you can squeeze a nap if necessary.

Sumo Sofa Sancal.

 

sumo sofa sancal

hoff sofa driade

float sofa sancal

La Isla Sofa Sancal.

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xray sofa la chance

Which upholstery?

Fabric: it’s the most used upholstery because its very versatile and so it can be combined with any style and type of furnishing. It is also easy to wash and to keep cleaned. It is usually available in a very wide range of colours and variants: fabric trame, bubble, jeans, sponge…

Linen: it’s a very very elegant upholstery and is able to give a touch of style to any environment. It is a cool material which keep you fresh during summer and most of all is the most durable material for sofas.

Wool: perfect during the winter season, it keeps you warm and comfortable. Its elegant and, the most important thing, is characterized by its natural stain resistance. It expresses all its potential in the colours of light blue, green, ancient pink and beige.

Leather: it’s the most exclusive and luxury upholstery. A bit expensive but, if it’s well maintained, it can last en entire life! The more time passes the more leather becomes precious and charming adding character and personality to the environment in which the sofa is inserted.

verlaine sofa driade

borghese sofa la chance

 

I hope you liked our guide, Your New Sofa Buying Guide, and I hope it will be useful for you when you decide to buy your new fantastic sofa!

 

Kann Design from Lebanon

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Kann Design from Lebanon, the history of a surprising furnishing company.

Kann Design from Lebanon is a surprising furnishing company which is gaining more and more value and importance.

Lebanon is a fascinating  country in the Middle East (or, more properly, the Near East) on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean basin. It takes its name from the mountain range of Mount Lebanon.
For millennia Lebanon has been a meeting point between different civilizations (including Phoenician, Canaanite, Egyptian, Assyro-Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Arabic) and is inhabited by eighteen religious denominations, each with its own distinct identity, and consequently offers an extraordinarily rich and stratified cultural landscape.
UNESCO has identified five Lebanese sites as World Heritage Sites.
The country is also renowned for its exuberant social, artistic and literary life, music and gastronomy.

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In this historical setting, in 1958 Kanaan founded in Beit Chabab a furniture workshop composed by a melting pot of independent craftsmen. Carpenters, welders, upholsterers, painters and weavers that work hand in hand to make  quality furnitures. Kann Design products are characterized by a simple, essential and minimalist design but never taken for granted. The use of precious wood, such as oak wood, beech wood, rose wood and teak give every single piece a touch of uniqueness and a sense of warmness, very important inside a home.

Amol W Light Red Chair

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Tema Rosewood Table

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Now Kann Design is settled also in France, in the city of Paris. As an editor, Kann materializes designer’s ideas and drawings. Since its creation, Kann’s project is bringing together talented designers who share the same vision of contemporary design but never forgetting traditions and roots. Every piece of furniture is still made in Lebanon keeping the high quality of the materials used and precious craftmanship. The team is lead by Houssam (the founder’s son), Meghedi & Rudy, who in their studio elaborate ideas, colors, creations and designs in order to develop the recognizable Kann Design Collection. The Kann Design collection includes: seats, dining tables, coffee tables, sofas, daybeds, bookcases, lightings, desks, mirrors and cabinets.

 

Residence Light Green Table

residence dining table kann

 

Residence Black Chair

residence dining chair kann

 

Tema White Table

tema white dining table kann

 

As we can see from the pictures Kann Design always uses pastel and delicate colours or the wood alone. This, to maintain the warmness of this high quality product which seems to have its own soul and personality. Kann Design furniture is ideal for the decoration of modern homes but it can be also used to furnish public applications, such as restaurants, bistros or bars.