Ideas for Decorating and Empty Wall

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Some interesting ideas for decorating an empty wall using designer accessories.

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Leaving a wall of the house completely empty could, in some cases, compromise the visual impact and harmony of a room. Especially in large rooms, if they are not palaces or period houses, it is always advisable to decorate the walls with method, using different colours, wallpaper, silk-screen printing or elegant design accessories. And it is precisely the latter ones that we will deal with in this post.

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Wall clocks

Design accessories, such as those of Vitra, can be easily combined with any furniture and style of the house but also with any wall colour. They are miniatures of iconic furniture, colourful coat hangers or elegant and sophisticated clocks.

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Tapestry rugs

Another idea we propose you is to use tapestry carpets, such as Nanimarquina’s Hayon x Nani instead of a painting. These types of accessories, made entirely by hand, are true works of art.

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Where to buy the  Hayon x Nani rug

Acoustic panels

How about, instead, using nice acoustic panels, like the Beetle from Sancal company, to decorate the wall of your living room? The designer was inspired by the exhibition rooms dedicated to entomology and their terrifying showcases of insects…

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Coat hangers

If the empty wall is located at the entrance of the house or in the hallway an idea would be to opt for a wall hanger… maybe coloured or in contrast with the colour of the wall.

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Mirrors

If you love mirrors, why not putting some designer ones in the empty wall of your bedroom, hallway or even in the living room? Learn more about how to Decorate with mirrors

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Shelves

It’s very useful using some shelves with minimalist design to give a touch of class to the environment and also as a space-saving solution. Beautiful the aluminium model, Wogg 10 by the Swiss company Wogg.

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Where to buy  Wogg 10 shelf

If you have decided instead to leave the wall in issue empty, we recommend that you play with the lighting, choosing chandeliers with a modern design in order to liven the environment up.

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Decorating the Pool Area

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Decorating the pool area: how to make the garden around your swimming pool cosy and elegant.

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The space around the pool is very important both from an aesthetic and functional point of view. The pool, of any type, is an exclusive and luxurious element, so it must be accompanied by a garden and furniture of the same level.

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Since the eye also wants its part and the solarium area is the ideal setting for your facility, it’s worth paying attention to details and spending some time to make it really yours and tailor-made. Luckily it is easy and fun to create a personal and comfortable environment thanks to the new swimming pool furnishing accessories.

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Flooring

Around the swimming pool it is important to lay a non-slip flooring, made of materials resistant to UV rays and weather. The solarium flooring immediately adds a touch of class to the pool as well as performing a specific task: avoiding slipping.

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Plants

There is nothing better than using a few plants as a decorative element to be placed around the pool. Plants are able to give privacy, but also cool on hot days, and from an aesthetic point of view are always a winning choice for those who want to create an elegant environment.

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Outdoor furniture

Today, the outdoor furniture components are carefully finished and designed, made with modern lines, have an elegant style without sacrificing practicality. It becomes easy, therefore, to transform your garden into a real living room where you can welcome friends and relatives and organize parties.

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Get the look with  Don Out sofa

Pool accessories

On the market there are many accessories to use both inside and outside the pool: sofas, poufs, starfish… These are furnishing accessories with a nice and original shape that serve as a comfortable mattress, if used in water, but also as a pillow to be placed on the edge of the pool to relax after a swim.

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Get the look with  Starfish pouf

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Get the look with  Don Out sofa

If you liked our blog post “Decorating the Pool Area”, have also a look at Decorating the Balcony in Style

 

 

 

 

Decorating the Balcony in Style

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Decorate the balcony in style: how to transform and make your terrace cosy and functional.

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Decorating a balcony to make it functional, welcoming and cozy is very easy if you put some tricks in place. With the beautiful summer days, indeed, balconies and terraces can become the most pleasant environments of the house.

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How to turn the balcony into a real oasis of peace?

By creating corners to eat, many plants, even aromatic ones, which are useful in the kitchen and are the enemy of some insects. If you don’t have a large size at your disposal, think about the space-saving furniture, without forgetting that poufs and cushions on the floor can replace sofas and beds.

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For long, narrow balconies, buy a folding table, so you can eat out without any problems. Or round and foldable, to be placed on the wall once you’ve finished your meal.

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Plants are the best decoration even for a terrace: whether it is small or large, there must be. First of all they create privacy, so you can relax away from prying eyes. In addition, they are natural decorative elements that furnish, creating oxygen and therefore well-being.

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If there is not enough space for armchairs and sofas, you can opt for poufs or cushions to rest on the floor.

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Adding an outdoor rug is always a good idea! It allows you to walk barefoot, sit on the floor or lay cushions, poufs making the balcony an even more welcoming and stylish place.

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Vertical vases and shelves can also be mounted on the balcony. Using the height of the balconies allows more space on the floor for other furniture such as a table, chairs or an armchair.

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Do you have a balcony and are you still undecided about furniture? Let’s get inspired by our outdoor collection! Take a look at our shop Lomuarredi

If you liked our blog post “Decorating the Balcony in Style”, have also a look at Decorate the Garden with Style

 

Choosing the Right Sofa Shape

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Choosing the right sofa shape: let’s discover together the various  sofas types and their features.

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The sofa, together with a few other furnishing elements, is an essential presence; it represents the need for a comfortable place to rest and relax.

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Over the years the shape of sofas have drastically changed, adapting to fashions, various types of homes and people needs.

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Let’s see together the most common and peculiar characteristics to guide the choice on the model that is right for us.

Linear sofa

The most classic and elegant of shapes that will never go out of fashion. Usually it is a two or three seater sofa, but there are also larger ones. It is the best-selling form, which allows the sofa to be used alone or in combination with armchairs or other sofas to give life to the living room, the relaxation area for family and guests. Perfect for medium/small sized apartments.

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Daybed

The daybed is a comfortable seat half bed and half sofa and results to be a winning choice for the decoration of modern and chic living rooms or even  bedrooms. Indeed a daybed is able to furnish in an elegant way; it can also be combined with other sofas or armchairs in order to add more seats.

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Peninsula sofa

A variant of the linear sofa, definitely in vogue for a few years, is the one
with chaise longue. A seat is inserted as an end element
with a backrest but stretched out, so you can lie on it. It is an element
which gives additional comfort to the sofa, making it suitable for long pauses of relax.

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Corner sofa

The corner model is perfect when inserted in very large and bright living rooms. This form of sofa is characterized by a strong vocation for conviviality. In fact, even if it does not take up more space than two linear sofas placed at right angles, it offers more seats and, above all, invites informality. It is also perfect for separating two distinct areas within the same space. It can be placed against the wall or in the middle of the room.

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Island sofa

An “island” sofa is a sofa that allows you to sit on several sides. Obviously it is a sofa that cannot be placed next to the walls but which finds its place in the middle of the room. It is perfect in modern environments and creates a relaxed atmosphere. The shape is often irregular to allow more than one sitting mode, comfort being its strength.

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Get the look with  La Isla sofa

Designer sofa

If you love art and design and you are looking for an “important” sofa from an aesthetic point of view, you can opt for a sculptural model with an original and artistic shape. Perfect for sophisticated environments that privilege image over functionality.

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Let’s get inspired in our furniture shop Lomuarredi

If you liked our blog post “Choosing the Right Sofa Shape”, have also a look at The 5 Most Comfortable Design Armchairs of 2020

 

Nordic Design

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Nordic design: Scandinavian design is very simple, sober but impressive.

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Nordic design is clean, linear and extremely relaxing and, as the name suggests, was born in the countries of the Scandinavian peninsula: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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Decorating the house in Nordic style means creating a functional space that is lived in, welcoming and warm. Usually this is achieved by using materials such as wood, exposed metal or rough stone finishes and natural textures such as wool, linen and leather.

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Nordic design is inspired by nature, not only in terms of the materials used, but also in the shapes of the furniture. Open and spacious spaces, functional design and lots of wood: these are the basic elements of Nordic design style.

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Clean, sober, elegant and refined but at the same time “warm” and welcoming: this is the Nordic style. The Nordic or Scandinavian style was born from the need for harmony between man and nature to counteract standardization and exasperated technology.

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A design capable of placing itself at the service of a community, living in an area with an adverse climate and low light. A style born to try to create a warm, bright and welcoming home space despite its territory and climate.

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Another guideline of this style is the particular attention to ecology and respect and harmony with the natural environment. The Scandinavian furniture reflects a healthy love of nature: the charm of the woods, the majesty of the Nordic landscapes find their precise and refined expression in the interior design concept.

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The other watchword for Scandinavian furniture is functionality: any aesthetic excess is banned in favour of perfect purity, geometry and linearity.

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A room furnished in Nordic style is not a cold and aseptic environment but, on the contrary, it conveys a sense of warmth and special welcome, inspired precisely by the choice of furniture and furnishings.

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There are no strict rules for the choice of colours to use. The important thing is that the visual impact doess not result too heavy or too dark for the eye.

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Let’s get inspired in our furniture shop Lomuarredi you’ll find lots of ideas to decorate your home in your favorite style!

If you liked our blog post “Nordic Design”, have also a look at Mediterranean Decor Style

 

 

 

 

The Making Of Miniforms Products

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The making of Miniforms products: craftsmanship, attention to detail and high quality of materials.

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A bit of history

Miniforms Company was born in Italy in the first 1970s as evolution of Inveta (Industria Veneta small tables), a company founded in year 1962 and producer of small tables and furnishing accessories.

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Get the look with  Colony coffee table

At the end of the eighties, Miniforms entered the international market, expanding its production: chairs, tables, beds, cabinets and bookcases were introduced, thus expanding the catalogue of new solutions for the living room area.

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Get the look with  Botera armchair

The style that inspires the company is close to the idea of a sober house, with authentic materials and respect for the environment.

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Get the look with  Iola chair

The shapes and colours are essential, with clean and primary lines.
The materials used range from solid wood to sheet steel, from glass to aluminium, using environmentally friendly criteria for production.

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Get the look with  Edge cabinet

But how are Miniforms products made? Let’s find out together in this video!

Miniforms makes smart, modern, innovative and quality products. Perfect if inserted in youthful and informal environments, they give a touch of Italian style to the house!

The entire Miniforms collection is available in our shop Lomuarredi

If you liked our blog post “The Making Of Miniforms Products”, have also a look at The Elegance of the Round Table

 

 

Spanish Design: the 5 Best Dining Chairs

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The 5 best designer dining chairs that can’t miss in your dining room.

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Spanish design is youthful, colourful and modern; it has been a breath of fresh air in recent years in the design world. The products are informal and simple but of great quality.

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Get the look with:  Mullit chair

For this reason we have decided to introduce you the 5 best Spanish design dining chairs.

Sancal Silla40 chair

Sancal Silla 40, designed by Nadadora Studio represents a collection of modern and versatile dining chairs suitable for dining rooms and kitchens as well. Available in four different models, the Silla 40 chair by Sancal has the structure made of ash wood in 19 colours. The coating comes in leather or in fabric in wide selection of elegant colours.

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Where to buy

Viccarbe Season chair

Season by Viccarbe is an upholstered original chair ideal for decorating houses or for contract use. Wheels are completely hidden, the comfort is remarkable and the design is elegant and snappy. The internal structure is made of solid wood and panel of microparticles with low formaldehyde content. Coating is available in fabric or leather.

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Where to buy

BD Barcelona Design Gaulino chair

The BD Gaulino chair, designed by Oscar Tusquets Blanca is an elaborated stackable chair suitable for exclusive dining rooms. This model is the improved re-edition of the historic Gaulino chair, designed in 1987, that had the privilege to be selected for the Industrial Design Prize and Adi-Fad in1989 and in Iberdiseño in 1990.

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Where to buy

Sancal Midori chair

Sancal Midori, designed by Ebualà is a modern dining chair made of ash wood.
The entire Midori collection is composed by two chairs, with and without arms, one small armchair and two stools, high and low. Sancal Midori chair is perfect when inserted in modern and warm dining room giving a touch of Spanish style to the environment.

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Where to buy

Viccarbe Quadra chair

The Viccarbe Quadra chair, designed by Mario Ferrarini was presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile 2019 in Milan. Guided by the desire to create coherent and balanced designs, the meticulous work of the designer has shaped a new chair with refined and synthetic proportions. The shape of its metal structure represents a clear tribute to the elegance of the compass and the perfection of the draftsman’s square typically found in the architectural arena.

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Where to buy

If you liked our blog post “Spanish Design: the 5 Best Dining Chairs”, have also a look at The Elegance of the Round Table

 

 

The 5 most Comfortable Design Armchairs of 2020

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The 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020: enveloping, soft and obviously very chic.

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Beautiful to see and even more enjoyable to use! This is the trend for 2020 with collections of upholstered armchairs with original design focused on comfort and intensive use of the product itself.

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Let’s discover together the models and features of the 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020!

Kristalia Brioni armchair

Inspired by the Adriatic Sea archipelago of the same name, Brioni is a collection of seats consisting of lounge chairs, daybeds and poufs with a soft and full look. Designed initially for outdoor use, the six Brioni elements have been redesigned by LucidiPevere for domestic use: the entire surface of the seat is now upholstered in fabric or leather, without the dark lower band that avoided contact with the ground.

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Kristalia Tenso armchair

Designed by Luca Nichetto, Tenso is a system composed of padded elements inspired by tensile structures. The fulcrum of the system is the frame, a light and solid tubular structure on which the various elements – seats, backrests, cushions and table tops – are fixed, creating a tension that keeps the various parts suspended and open, like a welcoming embrace. The upholstered elements, to be combined at will to create armchairs, sofas, sofas with peninsula or pouf, even with built-in table tops, are soft and comfortable, while the fabric or leather upholstery features tailored details.

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Miniforms Botera armchair

Rounded shapes, precious upholstery, modern design that recalls the Botero’s art! These are the main features which characterized this comfortable and beautiful armchair. The Botera armchair is available in two different heights and in a various range of upholsteries in order to satisfy all user’s tastes and needs.

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Fritz Hansen Egg armchair

The Egg is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design – a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Experience originality and design that ages with beauty with the Egg in leather and indulge in its sculptural curves that will last for generations.

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Sancal Alpino armchair

The designer took inspiration by nature and in particular by mountains. The soft peaks of the base and back cushions overlap, just like a mountain range. The backrest nestles your head in a comfortable position; ideal for binge-watching, reading or dozing off after a walk in the countryside. A serene and simple design, not without constructive complexity due to its unique arm shapes and the soft yet thin backrests. The Alpino armchair is available in 2 different models and in a wide range of upholsteries and colours in order to satisfy all user’s tastes.

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What’s your favourite one?!

If you liked our blog post “The 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020”, read also Rediscover the domestic environment

 

 

100 Years of Vico Magistretti

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100 years of Vico Magistretti: architect, town planner and designer famous all over the world for his unforgettable works.

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This year, in October, we celebrate the centenary of the birth of this famous and esteemed architect who has contributed to make the made in Italy even more famous in the world by collaborating with prestigious furniture companies: Artemide, Campeggi, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fontana Arte…

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Nuvola Rossa bookshelf for Cassina

Ludovico Magistretti was born in Milan on October 6, 1920. He comes from a family of architects for many generations. In 1943 he moved to Switzerland where he was able to follow some academic courses at the Champ Universitaire Italien in Lausanne, established in the local university.

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During his stay in the Swiss city he met Ernesto Nathan Rogers, founder of the BBPR refugee studio in Switzerland because of racial laws. This will be a key meeting for the intellectual and professional training of Magistretti, who recognizes the architect from Trieste as his master.

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After many years dedicated to the world of architecture, Vico Magistretti will begin, more and more, to accompany his work with design. In this period, we are in the 70s, and the collaboration with the famous furniture company Cassina, becomes increasingly close and continuous.

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Maralunga sofa for Cassina (1973, Compasso d’oro award in 1979)

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Sindbad sofa for Cassina (1981)

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Veranda armchair for Cassina (1983)

Successful collaborations to remember are those with the Italian companies Artemide and Oluce, in which the company’s production has an unmistakable mark.

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Eclisse lamp for Artemide (1967, Compasso d’Oro award in the same year)

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Snow lamp for Oluce (1974)

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Atollo lamp for Oluce (1977, Compasso d’oro award 1979)

The beginning of Magistretti’s teaching activity at the Royal College of Art in London as a visiting professor dates back to the late 1970s, of which he became an honorary member in 1983.

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It is right here, at the Royal College of Art, that the minimalist school is formed, whose most refined exponents, Morrison and Grcic, not only were Magistretti’s students, but they recognize in him an absolute reference for the development of what can be considered one of the most interesting contemporary movements in the design field.

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A very long and rewarding career that has resulted in some of his design works being exhibited in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Die Neue Sammlung in Munich and numerous other museums in America and Europe.
Following his death in September 2006, the studio, home of the Vico Magistretti Foundation, was converted into a museum dedicated to the study and divulgation of his work.

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If you liked our blog post “100 years of Vico Magistretti”, have also a look at Homage to Carlo Mollino

 

 

 

Rediscover the Domestic Environment

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Rediscover the domestic environment: how to re-evaluate and make our home more comfortable.

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Re-evaluating your home and then turning into an interior designer can be a funny and rewarding experience. No one knows its own home better than you and especially its weaknesses and strengths.

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Whether you decide to totally change the decor, simply repaint the walls or add a few new accessories, the keyword remains the same: comfort!

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All the boredom and anxiety we’ve experienced during this lockdown can be turned into creativity! We realized that home, being the place where we spent the most time during this period, must be suitable for our needs, must be a peaceful and relaxing environment, now more than ever!

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It doesn’t matter if we don’t live in a super luxurious environment; the important thing is that it reflects our personality, so that we like it and that it is comfortable.

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Definitely the living room is the most used area of the house. So we recommend quality armchairs and sofas that will last over time; a versatile design that fits almost any style and that it looks beautiful to the looking eye, turning the living room into our “corner of paradise”.

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The bedroom, which until a while ago was used only for sleeping, has now taken on a new role. Indeed, if it is skilfully furnished it can become almost a second living room. Thanks to chaise longue, benches, armchairs and coffee tables the bedroom can be used for breakfast, to rest and even to work.

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Another simpler way to re-evaluate your home is to add objects and decorative elements such as plants and flowers (both real and fake) that give a touch of colour and liveliness to the environment.

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Finally, you can opt to change the color of the walls, perhaps taking a bit of a risk and avoiding the usual white color. Painting the walls can be a very fun activity that involves the whole family!

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Let’s use our creativity and the time we have at our disposal in a constructive way creating a small refuge that can make us happy!

Find some inspiration in our beautiful shop Lomuarredi

If you liked our blog post “Rediscover the Domestic Environment”, have a look at The Natural Style at Home