Smart Working at Home

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Smart working at home: how to furnish the office space at home.

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Due also to the health emergency from corona virus the concept of office work has completely changed. The work of the new millennium is smart and mainly “from home”. The advantage is time management: in order to achieve the required goals or deadlines we can modulate it independently, the risk is that we never disconnect.

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Create a cozy environment.

In this new context, the boundaries between work and private life seem increasingly blurred and balancing needs is not always easy. It is advisable to create a small working corner all for us, even if you live in a small apartment, where you can arrange your working day in a harmonious way.

knoll albini desk

Get the look:  Albini desk

In today’s modern homes, an environment specifically dedicated to smart working, like a real studio, is a bit obsolete. Hence the need to set up a space inside the living room or even in a bedroom, with versatile and very elegant solutions. Let’s see some examples.

miniforms jumbo desk

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Get the look:  Jumbo desk

Avoid office furniture.

One very important thing: no desks and office chairs or cold materials, which remind us of the rigidity and formality of the workplace. The smart working  corner should be pleasant, welcoming and reflect our personality and tastes. So even a simple footstool could be used as a chair…

poliform concorde desk

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A very important element is the lighting.

If your office corner is illuminated by natural light, this is sure to be a great luxury. Sunlight makes everything more relaxing not only for the spirit, but also for the view.

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But in the evening or on dark days it is important to have a good source of artificial light at your disposal; for this you will need to choose the most suitable desk lamp.

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Finally, don’t forget the comfort!

If, as in this period, you are forced to work from home for many hours, choose ergonomic, enveloping armchairs, perhaps even with a high backrest that allows the spine to remain straight.

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sancal casta armchair

Get the look:  Casta armchair

If the office corner is used for a short time, just for the time to take a look at the email, socials or quickly arrange some documents, you can bet much more on aesthetics than comfort.

sancal collar chair

Get the look:  Collar chair

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The Potential of the Square Table

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The potential of the square table: square tables are less common than other shapes but they’re actually more versatile.

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The square table is less common in our houses than the rectangular or round one. This is because in order to perform at its best (and not remember the small bar tables) it must have the side of a certain width (at least 90 cm).

miniforms gualtiero table

Get the look:  Gualtiero table

Why you should choose a square table.

If the shape of the room is square instead of rectangular, the square table proves to be an appropriate and also original choice. Moreover, it is the shape that best suits interiors that wink to the East, with minimalist and very trendy furnishings. The square table fills the room with extreme elegance without being too invasive, which is why many young couples opt for this solution.

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f you are more than four people in the family or if you often invite friends home, opt for a square extendable table; when everyone has left it can be closed without the slightest effort.

miniforms illo table

Get the look:  Illo Plus table

How to place a square table.

The same positioning guidelines apply to square tables as to round tables: they fit well in unstretched spaces. Scenographic and impact, if large they require a suitable area.

cattelan italia skorpio table

Get the look: Skorpio table Cattelan Italia

Positioned at 45° to the walls, instead of parallel, the square tables make the chairs more comfortable. Since the four sides are equal, calculate that the minimum space per diner is 70 cm (the proximity to the corners would cause annoying overlaps). To put 8 people at the table, you need tops over 140 cm on each side.

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The ideal location of the dining area is next to a window, to enjoy maximum natural light. A light source should then be provided in the centre, with a single chandelier or several suspensions however grouped, depending on the size of the top.

cattelan italia gordon table

Get the look: Gordon table Cattelan Italia

Light and essential, the square table designs the space with delicacy, especially the models with glass top and metal structure.

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Sophisticated and luxurious if chosen with ceramic top and metal structure.

cattelan italia spyder table

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Get the look: Spyder table Cattelan Italia

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Living Room and Open Space Kitchen

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Living room and open space kitchen: what is the most suitable finish for the furniture?

sancal magnum stool

Do you like the idea of having living room and kitchen together in one place? Some interesting ideas from which to take inspiration to furnish your living room and open space kitchen.

sancal midori stool

Get the look:  Midori stool

When opting for an open space environment, you also have to decide between two alternatives with regard to furniture: choosing the same furniture for both environments or different ones?

sancal collar chair

Get the look: Collar chair

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sancal pion table

Get the look:  Silla40 chair

In recent years, manufacturers have begun to create truly interesting proposals for a unique style, suitable for both large spaces – to be enhanced by colour contrasts between floors, walls and furniture – and smaller ones, where perhaps a predominance of light colours can help to increase brightness.

sancal tonella sofa

Get the look:  Tonella sofa

In today’s houses, often very small, especially in the city, combining living room and kitchen can be a necessity as well as a trend: the result is a living area where the actual working area and the typical elements of the living area such as cupboards, bookcases and equipped walls coexist.

sancal tortuga armchair

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Get the look:  Tortuga armchair

Opting for the uniformity of the furniture, the modular elements that furnish the kitchen extend with the same finishes and the same colors to the living room, creating a pleasant common thread. You can also give a touch of liveliness to the environment by choosing some colorful furniture, with an original shape.

sancal mini tortuga armchair

Get the look:  Mini Tortuga armchair

By combining kitchen, living room and dining room you certainly gain more space and above all more light. In addition, family relationships also change. Nowadays it is almost unthinkable to have in an apartment with less than 80 sqm a kitchen divided from the living room. So let’s give life to our inventiveness and imagination!

sancal magnum armchair

Get the look:  Magnum armchair

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The Most Elegant Sideboards of 2020

miniforms ramblas cabinet

The most elegant sideboards of  2020: ideal for dining rooms, living areas, offices or bedrooms.

miniforms ramblas cabinet

Sideboards are ideal for the decoration of dining rooms and living room because they can offer plenty of storage space without impeding into your space. You can choose from a wide range of models, with glass, wooden or lacquered doors and dimensions… You just have to choose the one that best suits your needs!

miniforms celia cabinet

Get the look:  Célia cabinet

Sideboards with glass doors:

Thanks to a display case or a cupboard with glass doors, you can display your memories and favorite objects, protecting them from dust and fingerprints.

miniforms kramer cabinet

Get the look:  Kramer cabinet

miniforms juno cabinet

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Get the look:  Juno cabinet

Sideboards with wooden doors:

The sideboards with wooden doors are generally the most elegant and versatile, in fact they adapt to any environment and furniture; they help you to keep everything in order and to easily find what you need. Available in different styles and sizes, you can choose your favourite according to your needs and the furnishing of your home.

miniforms edge cabinet

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Get the look:  Edge cabinet

miniforms ramblas cabinet

Get the look:  Ramblas cabinet

Sideboards with lacquered doors:

The sideboards with lacquered and coloured doors are the most modern and youthful. Smart but not intellectual, they are able to become a real designer furniture, attracting all the attention of the observer. The colors available are many and range from the most sober, such as silk grey and white to the brightest ones such as Marsala red, apricot and deep blue.

miniforms stoya cabinet

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Get the look:  Stoya cabinet

miniforms soko cabinet

Get the look:  Soko cabinet

Luxury sideboards:

To make the furniture precious and exclusive you can opt for a design and luxury sideboard, for example by the manufacturer BD Barcelona Design specializing in art and luxury furniture.

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Get the look:  Couture cabinet

barcelona design aquario cabinet

Get the look:  Aquàrio cabinet

barcelona design dreams cabinet

Get the look:  Dreams cabinet

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Mediterranean Decor Style

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Mediterranean decor style: when the light has a great influence on our feeling for colours, warmth of materials and attention to details.

viccarbe maarten table

Get the look:  Maarten table

Mediterranean decor style means to create unique spaces thanks to warm and timeless pieces, perfect for integrating well into many different environments (home, office, meeting rooms, hotels, restaurants, cafés, airports, schools, universities or libraries).

viccarbe season armchair

Get the look:  Season armchair

viccarbe aleta stool

Opt for sustainability which means furniture that will stay with us for the longest time possible. Furniture we won’t want to throw out. Consequently, the concept of environmental sustainability becomes very important from the furniture’s conception, right through its design until the end of its useful life cycle. Buy sensibly and consume no more than necessary. Quality ahead of quantity.

eco friendly furniture

 

viccarbe quadra chair

Get the look:  Quadra chair

In marvellous Mediterranean cities the sun shines 300 days per year; so walls are painted in white colour, sofas and armchairs are upholstered in pastel or neutral colours fabric, tables and chairs are made of light wood.

viccarbe nagi armchair

Get the look:  Nagi armchair

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One of the key points of the Mediterranean style is to furnish without weighing it down. Furniture and accessories must be able to find space without overfilling the rooms. The impact of natural light in the living room is crucial.
If there are large windows in the room, light and light curtains will allow the sun’s rays to filter into the room.

viccarbe fedele armchair

Get the look:  Fedele armchair

 

 

viccarbe step sofa

Get the look:  Step sofa

 

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The Smart Evolution of Common Areas Furnishing

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The Smart Evolution of Common Areas Furnishing: when the world of hospitality and the workplace converge, new types of furniture can be created.

sancal rew sofa

Get the look:  Rew Sofa

When the world of hospitality and the workplace converge, new types of furniture can be created: modular armchairs and sofas that welcome, protect, define territories of privacy or create sets for communities.
They have always been defined as furniture for in-between areas, but their function is evolving. And the high backrest has become a must have!

delka circuit sofa

Get the look:  Circuit Sofa

Third spaces are becoming first spaces. Indeed the armchairs with high backrest or with ears are countless, despite this there are many new shapes.

viccarbe shape table

Get the look:  Shape Low Table

viccarbe season sofa

Get the look:  Season Sofa

viccarbe levitt sofa

Get the look:  Levitt Sofa

The novelty is above all in the approach and the new way of using armchairs and sofas. Previously it was furniture for in-between areas or “between desks”; now they seem to replace desks.

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Indeed the use of the sofa as a place to work with your laptop is no longer just a prerogative of the Millennials.

sitland cell 128 sofa

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Get the look:  Cell128 Sofa

It’s important to bring ergonomics to the in-between areas.
The solution to work comfortably is to equip sofas and armchairs with accessories and integrated technological equipment that can transform the armchairs into real workstations. For example, small worktops, also height adjustable and rotating, armrests, electrical and USB sockets.

 

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Therefore the quantity and quality of the accessories and the modularity are decisive elements. As well as the ease of reconfiguration and portability.

luxy chic sofa

Get the look:  Chic Sofa

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Get the look:  Viccarbe Furniture

Padded, quilted, quilted, pleated and with evident stitching enhance the tactile qualities of the high-performance upholstery fabrics, selected with great care, and surprising colour combinations. Even left visible structures sometimes become a decorative element.

luxy biga armchair

Get the look:  Biga Armchair

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How to furnish the dining room with style

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The dining room is a focal point of the house. Let’s find out how to furnish it with style making it perfect.

viccarbe burin table

The dining room, one of the focal elements of the house, has always been a meeting place for friends and family. This room often varies from house to house in size, space and style. In fact, it can be a simple extension of the kitchen, an adjoining room or a large open space that joins the dining area to the living area. That’s a place that you have to make functional and comfortable, but without giving up your tastes and preferences.

sancal pion table

Get the look:  Pion table

The first thing to consider when starting to furnish a dining room is the size. You have to take the measurements and understand what the right arrangement and relative size of the furniture can be. This is because even a single unsuitable complement can affect the final effect. The style of the furniture is also very important: it must be an element of continuity and recall the rest of the house, especially if it is a single room with kitchen, living and dining area.

miniforms illo table

Get the look:  Illo table

miniforms decapo table

Get the look:  Decapo table

Once the proportions are clear, it will be necessary to decide which colours and materials to focus on. Light and neutral colours, combined with light style furniture are perfect for a small room, because they extend the optical effect; for large rooms, dark or bright colours can also be used. Lighting is another element to consider when furnishing a dining room. Using natural light is always the best idea, but to make it uniform throughout the area it is also advisable to use directional spotlights, LEDs or free-standing lamps.

viccarbe burin round table

miniforms maggese table

Get the look:  Maggese table

The elements and inspiration for the choice of furniture can be very varied, but the ideal is to always keep a clean and functional room, without too many ornaments or complements. The important thing is to find the right balance between style and functionality.

miniforms decapo table 1

Get the look:  Decapo table

To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To optimise the space of the smaller rooms, folding and/or round tables are recommended. Rectangular tables are more suitable for large and spacious rooms.

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Get the look:  Pixie table

The chairs must be comfortable and comfortable, while the size and number are proportionate to the rest. Keep in mind that each diner should have at least 60cm of space available from another. As far as materials, textures and colours are concerned, one can indulge and play around with the other furnishings.

sancal silla40 chair

Get the look:  Silla40 chair

sancal tea chair

Get the look:  Tea chair

If space is left, and appropriately placed, bookshelves, cupboards and carpets can also be used to create a welcoming environment.

miniforms ramblas cabinet

Get the look:  Ramblas cupboard

miniforms stoya caninet

Get the look: Stoya cupboard

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Future Trends in Interior Design

sancal roll chair

Future trends in interior design: follow your own taste with an attentive look at outgoing trends.

sancal roll chair

Get inspired: the new Sancal Roll chair presented at  Imm Cologne 2020

Every year, new products arrive from the most renowned trade fairs and exhibitions. They come to arouse the desire to revisit the domestic environment. But what are the best advice to furnish your home in the near future?!

sancal la isla sofa

Get the look:  La Isla sofa

The first rule is: tailor-made. Your home must be furnished mainly according to your tastes, available space and existing furniture and not according to the fashion of the moment, from which, in any case, you can take some inspiration.

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Here are some trends for the year 2020 to decor your home;
trends that you can customize according to your idea of style and needs.
Experts recommend to choose fabrics upholsteries in dark and deep, relaxing shades, such as the Classic Blue that is the Pantone colour of 2020. The Classic Blue is perfect for the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms as it is able to give a touch of depth to the space, as well as giving a sense of serenity and rest to the eye.

classic blue pantone 2020

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Opt for natural and ecofriendly materials such as wood and furniture with simple but well cared for lines. Don’t miss also some colorful accessories, maybe with an original and extravagant shape that gives a touch of color and liveliness to the environment.

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sancal nudo table

Get the look:  Nudo Basic table

Also abundant with mirrors in all the rooms, as long as they are large and design and therefore do not “age” the environment.
Always choose colourful carpets in patterns and geometries in warm shades that make you want to walk barefoot.

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nanimarquina digit rug

Get the look:  Digit 1 rug

nanimarquina do-lo-rez rug

Get the look:  Do-lo-rez rug

Bright colours also in the kitchen and new vegetable motifs that already appeal to the younger generations who are increasingly opting for solutions in harmony with nature.

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New trends 2020: fitted carpet

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You can breathe the 70s in the latest trends, so let’s welcome back the fitted carpet!

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All other materials, such as wallpaper, have been brought back into vogue in recent years by many designers. Now it’s time for fitted carpet, which will be the new home furnishing trend of the year 2020. And there are many signs of this return. Perhaps due to the velvet coverings so present in the proposals of recent years.

 

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A return that has little of what we were used to. A recovery that, as often happens, is a consequence of the new technical possibilities that allow to give a new life to a material, which in the case of fitted carpet, can be said to be entirely reinvented. Because the new 3D printing solutions offer yields and thicknesses that were not possible before and that bring us closer to the manufacture of long-haired carpets. Then it is up to designers and decorators to find original colours, new textures or imagine new applications.

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One is to use this coating also on the walls and ceiling, not just on the floor, creating a sense of soft and fluid continuity. And during the week of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, among the stands of the fair, it was easy to meet spaces that used fitted carpet mainly as a technical solution, perhaps to soundproof an environment, but with good examples of decorative applications.

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You can tell by the colours, the surfaces that give back that very refined material sensation. Obviously these are applications that at the moment are mainly suggested for public spaces, but these choices are also moving into the residential sector with very satisfactory results.

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Special Offers For Your Home

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Special offers for your home: 15% discount on the most popular Sancal products.

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A bit of history:

In a climate of social movements, in Yecla Spain, an incipient industrial net encircling the manufacture of furniture started to strenghten. Inside this contest Santiago Castano Carpena decided to leave a good job and to start a personal project: The design, manufacture and sale of modular sofas and armchairs for the decoration of contemporary and elegant homes. Over the years Sancal expanded its production, ranging form the dining tables, to the chairs and coffe tables, increasingly consolidating its brand and its influence in the furniture Sector.

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Sancal products are colorful, modern and functional! What do you think? Take advantage of the 15% discount (for orders over Euro 1.500) to give your home a touch of originality!

Let’s take note:

 

– The Deep sofa designed by Rafa Garcìa

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– The Float sofa designed by Karim Rashid

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– The Happen sofa designed by Rafa Garcìa

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– The La Isla sofa designed by Note Studio

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– The Obi sofa designed by Rafa Garcìa

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– The Pion Petra table designed by Ionna Vautrin

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– The Sumo sofa designed by Yonoh

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– The Talo sofa designed by Sebastian Herkner

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– The Tea sofa designed by José Manuel Ferrero

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– The Tiptoe sofa designed by Rafa Garcìa

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– The Tonella sofa designed by Note Studio

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Visit our furniture shop Lomuarredi  put your favorite Sancal product in the cart and the 15% discount will be applied automatically (for orders over Euro 1.500). So, what are you waiting for?!

 

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