The Office Space in 2021

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The office space in 2021: smart working and evolution in the workplace, there are many ways of designing it.

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Smart working is generally viewed negatively because it precludes contact with other colleagues, the exchange of ideas and opinions, the chance to meet new people and engage with them and, in a broader sense, forces the worker to shut himself in and leave the world outside.

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Because of COVID-19 this condition is necessary but experts claim that you will return to work in the office, in a different, smoother, more versatile and more effective way. Let’s find out how!

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There is a need to redesign the paradigms of the spatial organisation of offices; we can no longer think of the office as a battery of computers and desks all alike. The office must become an inspirational model for small communities. A place for sharing and motivation.

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If it is true that the ‘traditional’ office will not disappear completely, it is also true that smart working from home will not disappear. There will be a real fusion between these two solutions. The smart worker will have to be able to choose how to work and where to work. There will be fewer offices. More identity-based. More open. Specialised. Places to go when needed, not necessarily at the same time every day.

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Obviously, much more will have to be done: we will have to work on materials that can be sanitised, on laminates that are easy to clean with the right reagents, on fabrics that are easy to sanitise. It will be indispensable to facilitate the movement of furniture and its spacing in space.

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The trend for the year 2021 is that in the office, whether at home or in the company offices, the window will increasingly be the most important and focal point. No longer just as a threshold separating inside from outside, but as an opening to the world.

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Kitchen Trends 2021: The Barstool

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Kitchen trends 2021: the typical barstool is enjoying new success in private homes.

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Known since time immemorial as the typical stool used for furnishing bars, today stools are becoming part of the domestic environment, positioned next to the more traditional dining room chairs. If in bars the stool has the function of a temporary seat for a quick drink, in the home, around a kitchen counter, it takes on a function of hospitality and conviviality.

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The most typical example is in fact the kitchen stool, which alongside islands and peninsulas, or simply around the table, is perfectly suited to the increasingly common need for quick lunches and snacks.

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This type of seating is available in a wide range of models: backless, without armrests, with a wooden or upholstered backrest and with armrests.

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Whether simple, minimalist, colourful, covered in fabric or leather, stools are to all intents and purposes the new ‘home’ design element thanks to their versatility and modern style.

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Characterised not only by the “unusual” height of the legs, these seats offer special attention to materials. For a stool to sit on for a long time, it is advisable to choose a soft upholstered and enveloping seat and backrest. It is perfect to place in the home around the kitchen peninsula, to host friends for an aperitif, but at the same time it is a very elegant seat at the counter of a cocktail bar.

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If you are looking for a more minimalist or rustic style, it is better to opt for stools with metal legs or made entirely of wood.

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Are you looking for inspiration? Discover our Stool collection

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Giving the Room a New Look with the Textile Door

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Giving the room a new look with the textile folding doors.

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Sometimes very little is needed to give a new face to the home, work or contract environment. An interesting and inexpensive solution is to opt for textile folding doors. There are many types on the market to suit all needs and tastes. All you have to do is indulge your imagination and focus on the idea that best suits the style of your home, restaurant or office!

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To safeguard your privacy both at home, e.g. if you live with other tenants, and in the workplace, using textile folding doors to separate rooms is always a great idea and a very attractive option as these doors are extremely elegant, discreet and give the room an exclusive touch.

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In addition, they can be customised according to the user’s taste: from the shape of the handle to the type of upholstery, from the size to the colour. The versatility of this product allows it to be used in any environment, even in the bedroom or bathroom.

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Being sliding, these doors are also space-saving, connecting spaces much more easily, creating continuity and allowing light to flow from one room to another. Similarly, when more privacy is needed, they can be closed in an instant.

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Unlike traditional doors, which play a fundamental role when buying a house or an office because, in addition to having a clear technical and spatial distribution function, they also have a significant influence on the style of our interiors, textile folding doors can be purchased at a later date because they adapt to any style, type of environment, space and furnishings without losing their functionality.

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The details of this product are so well thought out that it becomes an important piece of furniture. There are also countless advantages: better room accessibility, full use of the available space, greater possibility of furnishing smaller spaces.

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All the products in the pictures are available on Lomuarredi’s shop

If you liked our blog post “Giving the Room a New Look with the Textile Door” have also a look at Home Decor Trends for 2021

 

 

 

 

Home Decor Trends for 2021

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Home decor trends for 2021: design and art combined together for a sophisticated and very chic home.

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Art applied to design. This will be the new trend for next year; almost a collaboration between sophisticated yet functional design and art in order to create minimal environments with surprising visual impact.

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Design is a creative process that finds inspiration in many fields. Sometimes, artistic influences from the past are brought back to the modern world. Some others are at the vanguard of other disciplines.

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All this process has given rise to various collections consisting of furniture with artistic shapes and finishes without losing the functionality and comfort necessary to be used every day. A clear example is the Museo collection by Spanish company Sancal that thanks to the collaboration with various designers has created furniture that could be exhibited in a museum and at the same time be used in your home.

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The main feature of these collections is the technical complexity of the shapes, a real exercise in abstraction and engineering to support comfort, without sacrificing strength and stability.

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The design is minimal and essential but not too much; the house will not look bare and “sad” but instead, thanks to the wide range of coatings specially designed, it will be overall harmonious and extremely elegant.

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The 2021 design industry will focus on honoring artistic creation in all its facets: elegance of the form, the classic references as well as a select choice of fabrics for the upholstery.

Products in all pictures: Sancal Museo furniture collection.

 

Gaetano Pesce

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Gaetano Pesce: the artist-designer conquering China.

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Gaetano Pesce is an Italian sculptor, designer and architect famous for his countercultural ideas and his unique and inimitable works. He studied architecture at the IUAV in Venice, where in the same period taught personalities such as Carlo Scarpa and Ernesto Nathan Rogers. He then attended the Institute of Industrial Design in Venice.

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Gaetano Pesce is one of the greatest exponents of Italian design, in particular of radical design. From 1962 he embarked on a career as a designer, collaborating with the company C&B (now B&B Italia) on the creation of the UP Series, a series of seven models of polyurethane foam armchairs that immediately became one of the icons of Italian industrial design. The most famous is the UP5, which takes the shapes of the votive statues of the goddesses of fertility to give life to a true manifesto of political expression on the condition of women: the society of the late sixties is not ready to recognize the many abilities of women and relegates them to the margins of the political and social scene. Well after the year 2000 Gaetano Pesce, talking about the concept of this creation of his, will argue how the theme is still relevant in some countries of the world. In 2000 B&B Italia decided to re-propose the entire series of armchairs in a modern key.

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Now Gaetano Pesce lands in China, and this too is a sign of the times. It will perhaps be one of the few exhibitions in attendance to close 2020, “Gaetano in China”, from November 21st to December 30th at Gallery Room 6×8 in Beijing, and online at salon94design.com. It will be that the motto chosen to sum it up, “May you live in interesting times”, announces itself as provocative and iconoclastic. Americans, indeed, have the idea that this is an ancient Chinese curse.

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The saying was probably invented in the 19th century by an Englishman, but it’s still a subversive idea. The implication is that we would like to live in boring times, but without trouble. History, in short, the more adventurous it is, the more it is open to the unexpected, even the negative. 2020 is a perfect example of this. A year to forget, perhaps. A year of change, terrible in some ways, incredible for the transformation of perspectives it imposes on us. Like Pesce, who, ever eccentric, has embraced volatility as a virtue.

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The deepest tragedy, for Gaetano Pesce, is the greatest of opportunities: the possibility of seeing things differently. Here he is, then, arriving in China with all the paraphernalia that counters common sense.

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Chairs and vases not functional at all, protagonists of the revolt against the standardization of the series, portraits of the female body that denounce the different condition of women…

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Gaetano Pesce said during an interview: “There was a new way for me to speak politically: not through posters or communications that are a bit obsolete, but doing it with an industrial object had a new potential for communication,”.

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His abstract objects that seem to be made of pure movement, energy transformed into matter. A variety of shapes and colors with a common point, the desire to infuse objects, images and messages with a profound emotion. That of suffering, certainly, as the year 2020 testifies, but also the possibility of change, and the joy that always follows a tragedy.

If you liked our blog post “Gaetano Pesce” have also a look at 100 Years of Vico Magistretti

 

 

The Salone del Mobile 2021

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The Salone del Mobile 2021: the 60th anniversary edition will be held in September 2021.

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President Claudio Luti said that the 2021 edition will be the symbol of a new start for companies and the design community; the September period, from 5ft to 10th, has been chosen as the safest date for exhibitors and visitors. All the exhibitions will be present and the digital one will also make its debut.

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This will be a special edition because it will celebrate 60 years of a leading event in the world that in 2020 was stopped by the health emergency and in 2022 will take place again in April.

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This is the expected announcement of the date, made by Claudio Luti, president of Salone del Mobile.Milano, who arrived after a series of reflections and evaluations that involved Salone and Fiera Milano because they had to evaluate the best solutions to ensure the safety of exhibitors, professional visitors, architects, designers and buyers given the continuing health crisis taking into account that the 2019 edition had over 386 thousand visitors.

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The 2021 edition will be special because the sectors, such as the kitchen and lighting, will also be on display every two years and, above all, because the physical salon will also be accompanied by the digital salon that will be present in all future editions. And that’s not all, once the Milan Show has restarted, the timing and modalities of the international initiatives in Moscow and Shanghai will be studied.

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“There is a need and desire for the Salone in Milan. Clients and designers from all over the world, as well as the press that follows us at an international level, have asked us insistently in recent months for answers on the confirmation of the edition. And this answer has been given – stressed Luti again – We will be there and we will be even more beautiful and motivated as the companies that are working to design and produce the best possible design and product proposals. After such a long time of physical and social distancing in every field, we would like to be able to think about the Show of meeting and real confrontation. To be able to come back and get excited together again with a city animated with new intentions”.

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“Happily involved” in the difficult definition of the exhibition calendar is the new CEO of Fiera Milano, Luca Palermo, who will be in office from next January 1st. “For us at Fiera it was also a moment to think about the restart through the most important Italian event and we worked because next September will be an important month for Milan. We have thought of enriching it with events and proposals by teaming up with Homi, so that in those days in Milan we will have the largest representation dedicated to the world of living and lifestyles, and there will also be fashion.” This is a strong signal, a sign of trust, of the ability to look ahead concretely as a system: Fiera Milano is at the service of companies, a platform that allows the relaunch of the Italian system and we are convinced that we will give a great signal to the country.

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An experiment is also being considered with Sea Aeroporti di Milano and Politecnico di Milano in order to obtain a health passport for visitors.
The decision of the Salone del Mobile, to move the dates, follows by a few hours the decision to hold the fashion system events in March 2021. A great sign of optimism is therefore coming from Fiera di Milano, which manages to bring together the entire economic system of Milan and the Lombardy Region, with an estimated impact of around 8 billion euros.

If you liked our blog post “The Salone del Mobile 2021” have also a look at The Manufacturers at the Salone del Mobile 2019

Ideas to Decorate a Cozy Bedroom.

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Ideas to decorate a cosy bedroom: a welcoming nest in a few steps.

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Relaxing in our own bedroom for a deep and restful sleep able to give us new energy: this is everyone’s dream, maybe at the end of a long day of work. To make it come true, it is important to furnish the room with care, creating a relaxing and restorative environment.

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There is no need to ask for help from a specialised designer or interior architect to create a warm and welcoming environment, capable of giving peace and serenity: just follow a few style tricks and work on a few simple details.

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Decorate the walls.

If you desire to change the colour of the walls, we recommend relaxing colours such as blue and light blue; or very soft colours such as cream, pastel green or lilac.

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Another idea could be to consider wallpaper, or wood-panelled walls or stylized floral decorations for a minimal and personalised style.

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Decorative Elements.

Equally important are the furnishing accessories. If space permits, it is possible to furnish the room with a refined and elegant pouf and footrest. Placed near a coffee table, they will create a corner of privacy and relaxation where you can dedicate yourself to your hobbies, from reading to listening to music.

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The Upholstery.

But in the bedroom the real protagonists are the fabrics, i.e. the upholstery of the bed, curtains, rug and furnishing accessories: choosing the right ones means revolutionizing the appearance of the room in a single stroke.

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Cushions and Pillows.

To complete the bed area there are soft pillows to be placed over the blankets. The most appreciated are the rectangular or square ones which, if combined correctly with the linen and the walls of the room, can recreate suggestive plays of colour and make the room welcoming as well as chic.

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All the products in the pictures: Flou collection.

If you liked our blog post “Ideas to Decorate a Cozy Bedroom”, have also a look at Why are Upholstered Beds so Popular?

Get a look at our bed collection on Lomuarredi’s shop

 

The Praise of the Essential in Furnishing.

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The praise of the essential in furnishing: how to renovate the house for the winter season.

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Whether it’s furniture or furnishing accessories, almost all the designers’ projects for next winter have one thing in common: the praise of the essential. The object must be beautiful and useful in the sign of soft Modernism.

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The Kitchen.

The kitchen has become the heart of the home, especially in this period of health emergency, increasingly technological and at the same time increasingly comparable to the status symbol of a supercar.

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Italy is undoubtedly the home of top-of-the-range kitchens, combining culinary wisdom, traditional craftsmanship and excellence in design, all ingredients that make it the spearhead of the sector.

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The Dining Room.

If the kitchen is considered the heart of the house, the dining room is its belly button and the table is its master. The trend for the new year is to mix high-tech structures with copper, bronze, raw iron, matt lacquered trellis-shaped or with crossed central legs with tops in various shapes, especially rectangular with acid-etched glass and ceramic finishes and solid wood with irregular edges in order to take up the vintage trend in a modern key.

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The dining table will be accompanied by stylish seats conceived by the designers in the search for ideal proportions, enhancing the hand, eye and heart of the craftsman, with the seat upholstered in leather, eco-leather or nubuck and the legs upholstered in the same finish to highlight its importance. In Anglo-Saxon countries, large dimensions are usually preferred (250×100 cm. the most requested), while in other countries the size of 200×100 cm. is chosen.

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Get the look with:  Gustave table

The Living Room.

The most eclectic architects and interior designers prefer unusual shapes and finishes to decorate the living room, and more and more they tend to have their standard products customised (sometimes exaggeratedly) by manufacturers in order to give a touch of exclusivity to the environment, thus giving the customer the feeling of having purchased an unique product.

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Get the look with:  Core sofa

Minimalism is back, just a few pieces but of the highest quality, thanks to the made in Italy and its reinvented fundamentals in different segments and returned to the centre of moodboards all over the world.

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The Outdoor.

In the eyes of the average consumer, the outdoors does not arouse the same reverential fear associated with indoor design, but since every outdoor space is potentially a space to be lived in, products intended for the general public are treated in the smallest detail on a par with indoor products, using a sophisticated style and using the reference models of great designers in the weather proof version.

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If you liked our blog post “The Praise of the Essential in Furnishing” have a look at Home Decor Ideas for Autumn Season

 

 

 

 

Homage to Enzo Mari

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Homage to Enzo Mari: the most intransigent and radical master of Italian design.

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On the occasion of his recent death, an author’s portrait of the most intransigent and radical master of design in Italy, which “appears ever larger and richer and more complex than all the definitions used to define him”.

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Rigorous, severe and intransigent. These are just some of the adjectives with which in recent years almost everyone has tried to define the master Enzo Mari because of his very particular character and his countercurrent ideas.

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Indeed, he is the master of design who, more than anyone else, has tried to reflect on the social implications of the discipline. What he has always reiterated – even at the cost of being a little rude at times – that design is for everyone. Not for marketing. Not for glory. Not for prizes. Not for showrooms. Precious lesson. Lesson more current than ever, especially in the difficult period we are living in.

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Get the look with  Rexite Delfina chair

Enzo Mari’s works are characterised by a deliberate and conscious contradiction that once again confirms the most distinctive feature of his creative and design personality: at the same time against the system of goods but within the market, Mari is aware that the quality of the product cannot be separated from the quality of the production method.

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And it is precisely this awareness that makes him one of the most lucid witnesses of the often unresolved tensions running through the world of design, as well as one of the few designers still capable of questioning, even provocatively, the meaning and role of a project (his or someone else’s).

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Let’s think for example of his relationship with mass production: Enzo Mari sees this as an unmissable opportunity to democratize the world of objects and to circulate design products to the widest possible range of users, not limited by economic or class discrimination.

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Intolerant of the kitsch that – he says – dominates many current productions, Enzo Mari makes design the creative practice through which he tries to translate his egalitarian utopia and radical criticism of consumerism into tangible form.

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Enzo Mari was an artist and ideologist, a craftsman and philosopher, an anarchist and communist. Enzo Mari was a fierce critic of modernity (television, comics, cars, football…), but then very modern in the concept of almost all his projects.

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If you liked our blog post “Homage to Enzo Mari” have also a look at Homage to Carlo Mollino

 

 

 

 

 

Miniforms Itinerario V.02 Collection

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Miniforms Itinerario V.02 collection: eleven brand-new products, new reinterpretations of the past and much more!

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Among Italian historic buildings and creative leaders’ apartments, the new Itinerario V.02 collection was presented for the first time, supporting Miniforms idea of the domestic space: a place where iconic and suggestive elements always surprise.

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In this occasion, Miniforms is contract-oriented, and focuses its reflections on the individual and his new way of interacting with the community. So, for example, this is how the new Marino sofa was born, Miniforms first modular bench system.

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Let’s discover together other products of the new Miniforms Itinerario V.02 collection:

-Boterina armchair: A cloud with a backrest. Boterina, the smallest member of   the Botera family, is a more compact armchair that will prove agile even in less spacious settings.

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-Briscola table: An ace in your kitchen. Drawing inspiration from the seventies,   Briscola is a noble revisitation of the bistro tables where card games were   played. It has the flavour of the Italian bars of yesteryear, amid coffee cups   and warm informality. The top is supported and framed by an ash-wood tray,   while the base, in black or galvanised metal, roots it firmly in the present.

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-Botera sofa and pouf: All about comfort. To relax, nod off or just put your feet   up, all modules share a squishy seat in different lengths, forming a sofa, a pouf  or an armchair.  These eclectic modules are conceived for spaces that change. From the exuberance of the sofa to the casual ease of the pouf, these modules expand into their space in long compositions or contract to fill cosy nooks.

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-Milonga bookshelf: Straight up and down. Milonga is a bookcase with long legs, set with a delicate cadence between spaces. Either as a partition between rooms or, more traditionally, against a wall, this is an indispensable piece for organizing your home library. As well as being technical, Milonga is bold and distinctive, and plays on the colours of the tubes and the layout of the shelves. Indeed, it is the sequence of the shelves that gives the bookcase its sense of movement, echoing the rhythm of the lines printed in the exercise books of our childhood.

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-Soda coffee table: Blown away. Soda was born upside-down, with a puff of air. It weighs 20 kilos, and it is blown, drawn out and shaped by three master glassmakers. The result is a single volume of glass with three large petals forming the stem. In Soda, the glass vibrates: its tough, hammered surface fragments its transparency to give a primitive aesthetic. This is artistic value granted to an industrial product.

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-Furoshiki pouf: Wrapped with care. Furoshiki is an interplay of patterns and colours. The fabric upholstery covers the padded seat with precise geometries and an unequivocally oriental delicacy. The seams become sartorial details, dividing the item into precise segments. The weave and colours of the fabrics meet and greet one another, then continue in opposite directions.

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-Ozz lamp: Illuminating a story. Ozz is made of light and stone. It shifts from shy domesticity to become central to the home, proving itself a key figure, with its large, look-at-me arc. The design starts in the concrete and end in the lampshade. Between the two, the shaft curves in a dramatic trajectory until the point where the light bites the bait.

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If you like our blog post “Miniforms Itinerario V.02 Collection” have also a look at Sancal Museo Collection 2020

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