An Explosion Of Colours

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An explosion of colours. Story of an ideal apartment in the heart of New York.

 

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The famous architect Gio Ponti, in 1957 wrote the quote “Architecture is colourless and what you are working on is the environment, on landscaping”. Just three years earlier, precisely in 1954, Ettore Sottsass complained about the exclusive interest in structure displayed by modern architects, crying out for them to consider “a setting in the normal sense of the word”, and thus one made up of colours and emotional intensities that go well beyond any structural reality. He also added “By dint of whitening walls, of brightening things up and wanting more light, the significance of colours in architecture has almost been lost”.

 

Product in the picture: Barnaby Sofa

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These are old questions that are still relevant and even in one of the emblematic settings of contemporary global living , such as a very high end real-estate development in the heart of a metropolis, colour has been used to show how a setting can be transformed into a “domestic landscaping” and liberated from the abstractions of the structure that contains it.

 

Product in the picture: Illo Table

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Product in the picture: Lem Sofa

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“Entering a room with the right colours is like enjoying a balanced meal or listening to a suggestive piece of music: a pleasure for the senses, in which to linger is pleasant and refreshing. If managed with care, colour is no less important than a piece of furniture or the correct arrangement of the furniture, but it becomes a basic element to make a space alive and welcoming.”   Stephanie Hoppen

 

Product in the pictures: Mousse Sofa

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Feminine but not cloying, the shades of pink, raspberry and red never go unnoticed. The tonality of the raspberry includes the fruity nuances of cherry but also tomato and can be well combined with white, blue and gray creating lively and elegant atmospheres without ever compromising the visual impact of the environment.

 

 

Product in the picture: Shiko Magnum Bed

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A return of colour is in progress. The season of neutral and clear colours is not over, yet new, subtle chromatic nuances are beginning to creep in and replace classic preferences, to create warm, welcoming and lively environments.

 

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Decapo Table Miniforms

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Decapo Table Miniforms, a minimalist and essential dining table suitable for any style and need.

 

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Francesco Beghetto, a famous Italian designer who graduated in Industrial Design in Milan in 2005, is the creator of the Decapo table Miniforms, a table that has been a great success not only in Italy but also in the rest of the world, furnishing dining rooms and kitchens. Many are the products designed by Francesco Beghetto for the Italian company Miniforms, just think of the famous Leda Chair  Lem Armchair  Lem Sofa  Sergia Armchair 

 

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Leda Chair

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Lem Sofa

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Sergia Armchair

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Decapo Table, design and functionality.

The Decapo Miniforms table is famous for its simplicity and attention to details. Straight lines, slightly rounded corners and elegantly designed legs are the characteristics that best define this modern table, minimalist but never trivial, capable of furnishing a large dining room or kitchen with style.

 

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The Decapo table by Miniforms is available in 6 different sizes and 2 versions: fixed or extendable. Many finishes are available to allow various and elegant combinations. The legs can be chosen in Canaletto walnut, natural oak or black stained ash; the top is available in white or black satin glass, oak, Canaletto walnut or Fenix with wooden edges, in 4 different colours.

 

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Available versions and sizes.

Extendable version:
162-200-238 x 90 x h75 cm
183-221-259 x 90 x h75 cm
202-240-278 x 90 x h75 cm

Fixed version:
162 x 90 x h75 cm
183 x 90 x h75 cm
202 x 90 x h75 cm

 

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The Jungle Style

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The Jungle style. Exotic influence turns your home into a Caribbean oasis.

 

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Floral decorations and prints with large green leaves are the protagonists in environments that recall the atmosphere of distant countries.
The style of a house reflects who lives in it: the choice of a piece of furniture or the colour of the walls reflects the personality of those who love to make domestic spaces a place where they feel good, spending relaxing moments. This is also the case with the furnishings of the living room, par excellence the room to be dedicated to aperitifs with friends or to Sunday naps in the middle of the afternoon. Jungle style becomes fashionable, with its bright and bright colors that give life to a warm and welcoming environment. Used mainly for living room furniture, the Jungle style can also be very satisfying in the decoration of dining rooms, bathrooms and even bedrooms. Nature, impossible shapes, shadows, lights, bright colors, relaxation; all this defines this simple but well-kept style.

The Jungle style in the living room.

To make this place truly enjoyable, however, the attention to the selection of furniture that bring together design and functionality is not enough. What we need, in fact, is an eye for trends. In this regard, the styles that most intrigue designers and home decor enthusiasts are the tropical and jungle styles, both born as a declination of the style of exotic influences. Prints, complements and accessories that, for their colours and shapes, evoke journeys to distant lands and the atmospheres of tropical countries: these are the distinctive features that unite the two styles but there are also differences.

 

Product in the picture: DB Sofa 

 

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Product in the picture: La Isla Table

 

Product in the picture: Dumbbell Table

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The Jungle style in the dining room.

Choosing the Jungle style for the dining room means giving life to an original space and making the home environment cheerful and witty. The predominant colour here is green, in all its shades, from the darkest and most intense to lime green. The purchases to be made immediately are a spotted wallpaper or with huge green leaves or vases with more particular shapes with large plants. The tropical style, on the other hand, evokes Caribbean atmospheres and finds its dominant feature in the accessories in the shape of pink flamingos. Another must-have that characterizes the tropical style is the pineapple, which is found in many pieces of furniture.

 

Product in the picture: Mullit Chair

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Product in the picture: Tortuga Round Table

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Product in the picture: Tortuga Rectangular Table

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The Jungle style in the bedroom.

Raw wood, abundant plants, colourful sheets with large leaves and large carpets that create an almost magical atmosphere. The bedroom, furnished in the Jungle style, must be “magical”. We suggest choosing oversized carpets that cover almost the entire room, so you can walk barefoot, like in the jungle, without feeling the cold.

 

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Product in the picture: Hayon x Nani Rug

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Furnishing trends for 2019: what you like is in fashion

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Furnishing trends for 2019: what you like is in fashion. A trend that leaves everyone free to cultivate creativity.

 

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Product in the picture: Skorpio Table

A trend that comes from international fairs and leaves everyone free to cultivate their creativity. Relying on craftsmanship and a mix of styles. With only one firm point: the elegance of solid wood.
Enough with furniture that follows a single trend. Whether it’s modern, urban, Scandinavian, artisanal, shabby chic, classic, everything is allowed as long as it’s pleasing to the end consumer and follows his individuality and creativity. It seems the simplest of conclusions, but from the latest trade fairs – first and foremost Tendence 2018 , the international consumer goods fair held in Germany – this is the most interesting fact that emerges: what you like is in fashion!

 

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In this pot pourri of aesthetic paths, cultures, traditions, materials and fantasies are mixed together to highlight craftsmanship, the beauty of imperfection (which makes an object unique), as well as the origin and history of products, designs and creators. And if you want to find the lowest common denominator that brings all these trends together, this is precisely the rediscovery of techniques and craftsmanship that are becoming extinct and that can give objects a very special tactility: the 2019 furniture wants to be caressed, with the eye but also with the hand. Today’s design approach therefore requires a high quality of details, finishes and workmanship that can lead to the recovery, where possible, of ancient know-how.

 

Product in the pictures: Natura Table  

 

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The material that dominates this explosion of craftsmanship, creativity and mix of styles and cultures is solid wood, better if raw or natural to reveal the imperfections that give the furniture variety and uniqueness. A wooden piece of furniture is in fact an evergreen, it creates a perfect contrast with the more urban styles and integrates perfectly with the more traditional ones, giving warmth but also elegance and a feeling of harmony to the environment.

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In wood furniture, the sobriety of the colour is combined with the elegance of the shape and the refinement of the design in order to add prestige to the furnishing solutions. Wood becomes the protagonist in handcrafted furniture, where manual processes create that touch of exclusivity and the advantage of being able to exploit every space in the most suitable way for your needs. Solid wood is the material that places among its priorities the sustainable approach of production, the natural and healthy aspects of materials, a simple, effective design, but not without refinement.

 

Product in the picture: Big Table  

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What are the most popular and best-selling solid wood design furniture? Italian companies such as Domus Artis uses this precious material for the production of handcrafted dining and kitchen tables. Other luxury companies, such as Cattelan Italia and Bonaldo have created high level iconic products that have had great success at the international level. The choice is very wide; from handcrafted products to exclusive luxury. The important thing is that you like it and that it matches the environment, giving also a touch of warmth to the space without compromising the visual impact.

 

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Timeless design pieces of furniture

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Timeless design pieces of furniture. The furniture that will stay with you when all the other furniture goes into the attic.

 

Do you know the saying “a diamond is forever”? In your opinion, is it possible, imagining our homes, to say the same thing, that is to say that “furnishing is forever”? The question arises spontaneously when you are about to furnish your home and you are attracted by furniture inspired by the latest design trends: the fear, however, is that, in a few years, they appear outdated and unpleasant. In reality, there are timeless pieces, true classics of furniture, that escape the whirlwind of fashion and preserve their beauty over time. They are often “smart” pieces which, due to their function or small size, can, over time, be moved from one room to another or even be reinvented, but which we will never tire of.

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The Console

The console is one of the eternal furnishings, present regardless of fashions and styles within each home. It is a container and, for this reason, useful and appreciated and has the ability to furnish different environments. Especially when small, we can find it at the entrance or in the corridor, in the bathroom, kitchen and, of course, in the living room. Like all classics, the console is a wild card that finds space in environments furnished with furniture of every style, which can be placed side by side with continuity or, alternatively, in contrast if you want to create a design accent.

 

Product in the picture: Kosmo Console

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The Bar Cabinet

Among the small pieces of furniture, the bar cabinet deserves a special mention. It is one of those objects that stands there in a corner, a little ‘forgotten, and yet has never lost its value and appeal. Proof of this is that there is no designer who does not boast a shout in his production. Whether it is modern and minimal or precious and hyper-decorated, the bar cabinet easily finds space between the sofas or next to the window, often adding a flirtatious twist to the furnishings of the entire room.

 

Product in the picture: Amalia 3 Bar Cabinet

 

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An Icon of Design

In the last twenty years we have witnessed the so-called democratization of design, which has brought objects of great design even inside the most common homes. Buying an icon of modern or contemporary design means adding quality and distinctiveness to the furniture and it is now customary to pass it from mother to child like the old window or the table of grandparents. A sixties lamp, eighties chairs or a coffee table from the year 2000 will find their place among the other furniture, perhaps beautiful, but certainly more anonymous, without ever getting tired of being admired.

 

Product in the picture: Archibald Armchair 

 

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The Light-Coloured Sofa

The light-coloured sofa is equivalent in its furnishings to what the black sheath dress represents for a woman’s wardrobe: a fundamental item. Whether in leather or fabric, the clarity of a white or light sofa gives warmth and spontaneous elegance to the environment and, of course, can approach different atmospheres. Excellent in both classic and contemporary environments, it loves both warm and cold colours and can be personalised and always updated in a thousand ways, playing with cushions and plaids.

 

Product in the picture: Cave Sofa 

 

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The Round Table

Another piece of furniture that we can buy without worrying that in a few years we might get tired is the round table. Here, too, it doesn’t matter whether in glass or marble and with a contemporary line or in the warm dark tones of wood and with sinuous classic lines. The round table has the advantage of being comfortable where space is lacking and we can accompany it to light and informal seats as well as structured and welcoming armchairs. It is often enhanced by creating a pleasant contrast with the rest of the furniture, choosing a solid material model on a modern furniture or vice versa if you have opted for furniture in style.

 

Product in the picture: Skorpio Table 

 

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Floor Lamps

For the floor lamps, the same is valid as for the bar furniture: they have always been in our homes, sometimes they seem to hide in the corners and then come back again as protagonists. Their characteristic is to be “totemic”, to have a strong sculptural presence and therefore to act as furniture. There are different types and very different shapes. And then they light up, coming in handy next to an armchair for reading, combined with a wall for those who love soft indirect light or, near the dining table or the sofa area, to replace the most common chandelier.

 

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The Mirror

There are objects that are handed down from generation to generation to which one recognizes the ability to preserve and transmit family affections. Among these there are the furniture and among the furniture the mirror wins. Perhaps because in past centuries the mirror was a rare and expensive object, it confirms its importance even in today’s homes, often acting as a focal point. An antique or modernist mirror can easily fit into the most varied contexts, succeeding in embellishing a corner or an entire room.

 

Product in the picture: Reflection Mirror 

 

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The Wooden Bed

Unlike other furnishings, the purchase of the bed undermines our certainties, because you rarely buy it thinking of replacing it over time. Fear is, therefore, that soon we will tire or that it appears dated. In fact, there are many types of bed that we find on the market, regardless of the alternation of fashions. Among these we recognize to the wooden bed just for the simplicity of the lines that characterize it, the ability to coexist with any type of furniture, affirming a timeless personality. In fact, even in the case of a possible change of house, or complete renovation, the old wooden bed will still find its place as a protagonist.

 

Product in the picture: Telemark Bed

 

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The Bergère Armchair

For everyone it is the grandmother’s armchair, but it continues to be the noblest of the seats and also the coolest. It was born in the eighteenth century and, it will be for the comfort of its soft padding, has never left our homes. Perfect for reading corners is often the ideal complement to the sofa area, succeeding with its many variations to deal with every style. From the most classic version, with its high back and wide armrests, to the models designed by the most fashionable designers, the bergère never loses its fundamental features, which are the comfort of the seat and the possibility of being inserted in every room of the house.

 

Product in the picture: Bergere Armchair 

 

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Eight coffee tables to match with a fabric sofa

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Eight coffee tables to match with a fabric sofa. How to create the perfect match with the most classic of upholstered items: the fabric sofa.

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Couple of honor in the living room, sofa and coffee table are the heart of the conversation area, to be organized according to the size of the room should also be composed stylistically in the best way. And if one of the two elements is the (more or less) classic fabric sofa, for the second element the choices can be different. From the most classic and traditional solutions to the most original and less conventional, there are different interpretations that can be given to this pair, especially in the presence of an important element such as a fabric padding. To better understand how to orient yourself here are eight coffee tables ideas to match with a fabric sofa.

Unconventional

What coffee table to combine with a fabric sofa/armchair with a modern and minimalist design to get out of the obvious? If you are faced with a model of this kind, with standard dimensions, one of the most interesting solutions leads to the choice of a central table a bit ‘unconventional’. For example, an upside-down cone shaped, brightly coloured coffee table could be the perfect idea to lighten the extremely “common” lines of the sofa.
Alternatively, another option could be to focus on a table with a different top than the usual models. In this conversation corner, the unconventional choice of a ceramic top was chosen. A very elegant and discreet material, both in terms of colour and material, goes very well with the sofa and is perfect for creating an interesting contrast between the two elements.

 

Product in the picture: Float Coffee Table  

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Product in the pictures: Cicca Coffee Table 

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Traditional with a touch of innovation

Do you have a modular sofa made of a fairly large fabric and would you like to “rejuvenate” it a little? For the choice of the coffee table it is better to focus on a single element, simple but of design, minimalist but with a pleasant visual impact as in the picture. Here the coffee table has been positioned to the side of the sofa so as to create a new dialogue with the sofa, an ideal solution to give new life to the traditional upholstered furniture.

 

 

Products in the picture: Porcino Coffee Table  Lem Sofa

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Essential lines with a hint of decoration

If the sofa is large, dark and with a minimalist design, in the choice of the accompanying table you could focus on a model that is also essential and large (at least 1\3 of the sofa) preferably with a glass top. The additional idea, to break the rigour of the two elements, could be the choice of a neutral-coloured rug to be placed right under the table. If you then aim, as in this solution, the mix will certainly be winning.

Product in the picture: Gaudo Coffee Table

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For those who love the industrial style

In styles like the beloved industrial, the sofa is often the heart of the entire living room. In this case, however, what revolves around the upholstered sofa must be in line with the style chosen. The ideal coffee table should therefore be central and better if a model with a metal structure and wooden top of a size proportionate to the sofa. A simple solution, easy to replicate and certainly fascinating.

Product in the pictures: Zero Coffee Table

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miniforms zero coffee table

 

An unconventional couple

What if it wasn’t the classic furnishing accessory but a pouf, always in fabric and coordinated with the sofa? An idea to consider if you have a large space and if you are used to receiving many friends, and therefore you need a few more seats. To be chosen not too small and coordinated with the sofa can be placed in the center of the living room or laterally.

Product in the pictures: Chat Pouf

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Vintage and wood to make no mistake

A vintage-style sofa is always an interesting piece. Small and not too large, like the one in the photo, it offers great freedom of composition and allows you to play freely with the furnishing accessories around it. With models of this type for the coffee table you can choose either something in style or something contemporary that creates a link between past and future. In both cases it is better to opt for a piece that is not too large, it would ruin the line of the upholstered sofa.

Placed in the centre:

Products in the pictures: Vesper Coffee Table Tonella Sofa 

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Placed laterally

Product in the picture: Dandy Coffee Table

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An explosion of colours

A modern sofa does not only mean neutral colours or dark shades, more and more often we find fabric sofas in a wide variety of colours. In these cases, the most prudent solution is to choose a table that is neutral from both a stylistic and a chromatic point of view. For experienced interior designers, two strong, contrasting colours can still work very well.

 

Products in the picture: Rock Coffee Table Nudo Coffee Table

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XL Compositions

The large sofas equipped with dormeuse and/or chaise longue often occupy the entire part of the living room destined for the conversation area. When choosing a coffee table, in this case you can either, as in this solution, decide to focus on a single center of gravity element of the sofa with sustained dimensions, or orient yourself on several “serving” elements to be placed at the sides of the sofa. Stylistically, if you are dealing with a model with a classic finish, but with a contemporary design, the advice is to choose a precious material (such as marble, for example), which will give the whole the importance it deserves.

 

Products in the pictures: Zefiro Coffee Table

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Geronimo Table

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Gustave Table

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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:

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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

 

fedele viccarbe

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

grasso barcelona design

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.

daisy cabinet modà collection

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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.

celia cabinet miniforms

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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

nanimarquina rangoli rug 1

 

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

nanimarquina kala design rug 1

 

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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