Fusion of Classic, Modern and Contemporary Style

Sancal core sofa

Fusion of classic, modern and contemporary style: a winning mix thanks to uniquely shaped furniture from renowned designers.

Sancal diwan lounge chair

Sancal Diwan lounge chair and Totem side table

The new Purple Book collection by Sancal is all this! A meeting of various styles, new ways of living and new ways of interpreting the domestic environment.

Sancal roll chair

Sancal Roll chair

The furniture creations presented for the first time in the Museum Collection are combined with those of the previous collections and placed in various domestic contexts: from the typical Spanish house to chalets, from the modern home to multifunctional environments…

Sancal tonella armchair

Sancal Tonella and Totem table

The result is, in all cases, a warm, comfortable and cosy environment enhanced by contemporary shapes and original furniture fabrics. The designers who have created these collections are world-famous: Luca Nichetto, Studio Note, Rafa Garcia, MUT, Sylvain Willenz…

Sancal remnant armchair

Sancal Remnant armchair

The constantly updated catalogue of available finishes is truly extensive and includes materials, colours and fabrics that can be perfectly combined with any style and type of environment: domestic, commercial, professional, contract…

Sancal elle armchair

Sancal Elle armchair and Tortuga side table

All the furniture in Sancal’s Purple Book collection is designed to be versatile, so to be used in the home, the office, shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.

Sancal click sofa

Sancal Click sofa and Pion table

Discover the entire Sancal collection in our shop Lomuarredi

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True Design Furniture

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True Design furniture: a long project of a family.

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True Design is a joint project: the project of a family that has become a company. Founded in 1983 under the name TMA, an interesting geographical acronym of three towns – Treviso, Monselice, and Asiago – particularly active in the furniture industry and, specifically, in the office furniture industry.

True design blade cabinet

Get the look with Blade cabinet

The increasingly high capacities achieved in the upholstered furniture sector and the downturn in the auditorium seating sector led the family to evaluate a new path: the creation of a company that carries forward the expertise acquired over the years, combined with the agility and freshness of a family business a family business which since 2009 also includes the second generation of entrepreneurs.

True design abisko bench

Get the look with Abisko bench

By virtue of necessity in that same year True Design was founded, an Italian company that creates high-quality furnishings and accessories, able to respond to the changing needs of the market in an innovative and lasting manner, providing a service that can always effectively satisfy customer needs with industrial products which can be customized upon request.

True design abisko armchair

Get the look with Abisko armchair

The spirit of True Design brand is contained in a single concise and precise adjective that reflects the values on which its collection is based, characterized by authenticity, practicality, and concreteness.

True design anyway side table

Get the look with Anyway side table

These same adjectives fit perfectly with the coherent and visionary, but also pragmatic, work of the architect Aldo Parisotto, who has been in charge of creative direction since 2014. Parisotto, an internationally renowned architect, co-founder and owner of Parisotto+Formenton Architetti, immediately joined the True Design family, with whom he established a direct, spontaneous, sincere, and substantial relationship.

True design clara armchair

Get the look with Clara armchair

Each of the company’s creations originates from the passion for the work and the profound sense of responsibility of those who work there, in a family atmosphere in which production increases and is developed.

True design ethrio bookshelf

Get the look with Ethrio bookshelf

True Design’s production is the result of a thorough analysis of the demands of both the market and international production, organized in an open and flexible manner, adopting cutting-edge methods and technologies, focusing on knowledge and training. And, above all, cooperation with designers!

True design fender sofa

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The designers whose creative talents contribute to further enhancing the True Design catalog are, therefore, chosen according to the affinity between their ethical and aesthetic approach and that of the company to transform wood, fabric, metals, and leather into furnishing accessories both beautiful and accessible that are exclusively manufactured in Italy.

True design grillo armchair

Get the look with Grillo armchair

A decade after its inception, True Design’s objective is to grow continuously in the name of research and innovation, and to expand and increasingly stand out on the international level due to the quality of its production and service, competitively consoli- dating its brand among the most important market segments!

True design sho sofa

Get the look with Sho sofa

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The New 2022 Furniture Collections

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The new 2022 furniture collections: modern, versatile and made of wood.

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Manufacturers are presenting their new furniture collections to be ready for the Salone del Mobile in Milan this June. But what will be the trends for 2022?

Miniforms plauto table

Sustainability.

The furniture in the new collections will be increasingly eco-sustainable, such as the Plauto table by Miniforms, designed by Paolo Cappello and Simone Sabatti, made entirely of wood which, thanks to an excellent raw material and consolidated craftsmanship know-how, manages to impress with simplicity.

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Back to the past.

The new furniture collections show a return to the past in terms of design. For example, the new Brulla chair by Miniforms, designed by Skrivo, is inspired by Austrian chairs of the 20th century. The graphic aesthetic that defines it is given by the encounter of curved and linear forms, resolved in an identity and minimalist spirit.

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An universe of comfort.

Viccarbe Savina, designed by Victor Carrasco, is an innovative modular cloud sofa that presents a new universe of comfortable working solutions for every office, workplace, home, hotel, or hybrid space. With the Savina sofa Viccarbe wants to reinterpret the feeling of sitting on a cloud or floating on water.

Viccarbe savina sofa

Multi-functionality.

Multifunctionality and adaptability to various types of environments: home, office, public places and contract projects. Viccarbe Cambio table, designed by Victor Carrasco, indeed, works in any area of the office or the home. Defined by a singular central base with a seamless silhouette, the Cambio table is a minimalist game of geometry based on the transition from a square to a round shape, taking us back to our origins.

Viccarbe cambio table

If you liked our blog post “The New 2022 Furniture Collections” have also a look at Lomuarredi shop and Decorating Home with Mirrors.

The Fusion of Art and Design in the Home

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The fusion of art and design in the home: new trends aim for absolute beauty.

Antoni gaudi calvet chair

The latest trends in interior design show an appreciation for artistic furniture, i.e. furniture designed by distinguished artists who, by combining design and quality materials, have created a perfect fusion of functionality and beauty.

Bd dalilips sofa

Get the look with Dalilips sofa

Many furniture manufacturers try to reach agreements with the families of famous artists to authenticate and certify all products designed by the chosen artist. For example, the famous Spanish furniture manufacturer BD Barcelona Design has managed to reach an agreement to authenticate and certify all products by Antoni Gaudi.

Calvet armchair

Antoni Gaudì Calvet armchair

Buying such a product means having a real work of art in the home that will attract all the attention and the rest of the furniture will be built around it!

Bd gaulino chair

Get the look with Gaulino chair

Interior designers aim to cultivate beauty and venture on the luxury of things well done, while combining art with functionality to offer unique pieces with a strong personality. In contrast with what happened in general to almost all the Modernista furniture which ended up going out of fashion, furniture designed by artists like Gaudì or Salvador Dalì is still as modern today as it was when it was first designed.

Calvet mirror

Antoni Gaudi Calvet mirror

This project is a hallmark on the long tradition of BD’s reproductions of Salvador Dali’s furniture. This is Xai,  a sculpture-small table, absolutely unique and iconic!

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Salvador Dalì Xai small table

What about the Salvador Dalì Vis à Vis sofa?! A typical surreal interpretation of a piece of furniture extremely bourgeois and conventional. This piece carries the appearance of human elements – a feminine hand, one with a jewel and another masculine one with a watch– embracing those seated.

Bd vis à vis sofa

Salvador Dalì Vis à Vis sofa

People shape cultures, and cultures shape lives. Each home, in each culture, creates a sense of belonging based on unique architecture, objects, traditions, and the people that inhabit it. The concept of this object (below) is to weave together these experiences. The hen, which in the past was found in most homes, providing eggs and meat, represents home and living. The candle holder brings a sense of home, whilst the hen standing on the egg, represents the transformed city. This is the story how the egg and the hen, the city and the culture, each formed the other in a cycle of creation, always posing the question: What came first?

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Aisha Al Sowaidi Walking Hen candelholder

Alessandro Mendini is another unique artist characterised by his great generosity amongst many of his other qualities. He was the one that defined the concept of “neoartesanado postindustrial” (new post industrial crafted art) much like what we do at BD, ever since the business started in 1972.

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Alessandro Mendini Cristallo cupboard

If you liked our blog post “The Fusion of Art and Design in the Home” have also a look at Decorating the Living Room with Red

Going to Work in 2022

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Going to work in 2022: the new concept of family-friendly offices.

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Due to the developments of the Covid19 pandemic, designers have once again revolutionised the concept of the office. Whereas in the mid-2020s the office was designed as a large space divided into many small ones, through glass walls, textile walls or screens, in order to provide greater separation and safety, now the trend is towards an office with many common spaces and reminiscent of a cosy family environment.

Sancal dividuals pouf

Get the look with Dividuals pouf

Why is this happening?
First of all, we have realised that it is not possible to live in isolation and without social contact for a prolonged period of time; human contact is fundamental in professional relationships because it stimulates creativity and the psycho-physical well-being of each worker; mass vaccinations have led to a relaxation of the rules of distancing.

Sancal remnant sofa

Get the look with Remnant sofa

Within the new 2022 office, the introduction of a complete and professional kitchen was conceived in order to ensure that everyone could take a break, cook something and enjoy lunch alone or in company. For this project the designer opted for a minimalist, essential and functional style.

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Get the look with Totem stool

Of course, smaller, glass-enclosed spaces are created for moments that require privacy and greater concentration. Simple, almost empty spaces: just a table and chairs around it.

Sancal roll chair The office of 2022

No separating elements, no architectural barriers, just the management of a very large space that always guarantees a certain safety distance and privacy but at the same time does not separate people but unites them.

If you liked our blog post “Going to Work in 2022” have also a look at New Scenarios: The Office in the Next Future

Lomuarredi Advent Calendar

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Our Advent Calendar: Lomuarredi is proposing an original calendar where every day gift ideas will be proposed!

Lots of very useful gift ideas to make your home a welcoming, elegant place full of Italian design furniture! All the products are part of the Miniforms collection, a well-known Made in Italy furniture manufacturer with an original and unmistakable style.

You can shop Miniforms collection online on our website Lomuarredi

If you liked our blog post “Lomuarredi Advent Calendar” have also a look at Miniforms Itinerario V.02 Collection

 

Emeco Furniture

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Emeco furniture: Made in America, often by hand, mostly from recycled materials, but always to last.

Emeco chairs

Emeco became famous started creating, in 1944, the  1006 Navy Chair. This iconic model was made for warships and sailors. During 1944, salvaged aluminum was plentiful. Methods to make it highly resistant were not. Which lead to The Process. 77 steps that turn ordinary aluminum, extraordinarily strong. That’s how 1006 Navy Chair was born. Sturdy. Smart. Essentially the backbone and DNA of every chair Emeco will ever make. And what works for one demanding environment will eventually suit many, many others.

Emeco 1006 navy

Shop the 1006 Navy chair

Over the years, the 1006 Navy chair became increasingly popular and caught the attention of famous international designers and stylists such as Ettore Sottsass, Giorgio Armani and a bold young French designer called Philippe Starck who ordered a very large number of 1006 Navy chairs. That were destined for an eclectic, design-focused hotel in New York City. The Paramount.

Philippe stark

Thus began many collaborations with leading figures from the worlds of design and entertainment. Other designers took notice. Frank Gehry ordered 125 Hudson rolling chairs for his studio. Gregg personally delivered them. Their meeting resulted in the “Superlight” chair. Ettore Sottsass and Norman Foster also shared Emeco’s goal of clean-lined, useful, intelligent chairs. Nine-0 by Sottsass was unveiled at the Salone De Mobile in 2008. Foster’s 20-06 was chosen for Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Collection the same year it launched.

Emeco navy chair

In recent years, Emeco has focused its production on products made from recycled and eco-friendly materials to protect the environment. Thus was born the collaboration with Coca-Cola and the new 111 Navy chairs made with Cocal-Cola bottles. 111 Navy requires 111 rPET Coke bottles, new science and a lot of hard work. But this partnership can rescue tons of scrap plastic from landfills.

Emeco 111 navy

111 Navy succeeds in ways well beyond recycling. It inspires Emeco and many designers to think about original applications using reclaimed materials. Partnerships in this direction become the company focus. Subsequent work with Starck, Nendo, Grcic, Jasper Morrison give new breadth to Emeco’s initial purpose, the one that started it all, back in 1944.

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Shop the 111 Navy chair

The collection has expanded over time and ranges from chairs with armrests to stools and chairs for children… new collections have also been created, such as Broom, 1 Inch Reclaimed, Alfi, Heritage, Kong available in our online shop Lomuarredi

If you liked our blog post “Emeco Furniture” have also a look at Miniforms Itinerario V.02 Collection

The Best Books on Architecture and Design

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The best books on architecture and design to give as gifts this Christmas.

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One of the most welcome gifts for Christmas is definitely a book; a book is perfect for a family member, a friend but also for an acquaintance or a work colleague. In this post we have gathered together the best books on architecture and design to give as gifts this Christmas.

Let’s discover more together!

The Iconic House By Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers.

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The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900. International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, an appreciation of local materials and building traditions, and a careful understanding of clients’ needs. Each, however, has a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking and radical for its time. Concise, informative texts and fresh, vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, floor plans and drawings, offer detailed documentation, while architect biographies, a bibliography, a gazetteer and list of houses by type provide further information.

 

Alan I Frank House

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The Alan I W Frank House Book offers a rare opportunity to explore the house. It is the most important residence Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, two of the best architects of the twentieth century, ever designed.

 

La Pedrera, Architecture and History By Carlos Flores, Josep Maria Huertas. Foreword Daniel Giralt-Miracle.

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The book presents two aspects of the history of the building, the architectural and the social. Architectural historian Carlos Flores has has an admirable capacity for strictly architectural analysis and an admirable facility for making the architectonic subjects he deals with comprehensible and appealing.

 

The Architects Home By Gennaro Postiglione.

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After a busy day at the drawing board, what kind of homes do today’s top architects return to? Find out in this fascinating glimpse into the self-designed domiciles of architects around the world. Packed with esoteric design and structural quirks, let’s discover exactly what form and function do together when they’re at home.

 

Brochure Museum-Apartment Casa Bloc, Dwelling 1/11. Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.

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Information about Casa Bloc building -a symbol of the rationalist architecture in Barcelona-, and of the restoration of one of the apartments.

 

Kelly Hoppen: The Art of Interior Design.

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Kelly Hoppen offers a wealth of experience and advice on achieving your signature style, making this a definitive master class in home design. This book is a must for any home decorator wanting to give their home a touch of Kelly Hoppen’s distinctive style, the perfect combination of luxury with simplicity.

 

James Rose By Dean Carasis

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The first biography of this important landscape architect, James Rose examines the work of one of the most radical figures in the history of mid-century modernist American landscape design. An artist who explored his profession with words and built works, Rose fearlessly critiqued the developing patterns of land use he witnessed during a period of rapid suburban development.

 

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Outdoor Furniture for Winter Season

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Outdoor furniture for winter season: the best designer furniture to enjoy during the cold months.

Ogo don out sofa

Who said that outdoor furniture can only be used in the summer season! In the mountains, for example, there is nothing better than sipping an aperitif in the sunshine, in the snow, after a ski trip…

Dedon tango armchair

Get the look with: Tango armchair

The outdoor furniture collections, which are also used in the cold season, are made of materials that are even more resistant and high-performance than those suitable only for the summer season. They must be able to withstand low temperatures and severe weather conditions.

Outdoor furniture

Great designers are the creators of these beautiful and elegant collections produced by great names: Kettal, Dedon, Emu to name a few… Other companies, such as the Spanish company OGO, have created a collection of furnishing accessories, with original and attractive shapes, suitable for both summer and winter thanks to their special super-resistant fabrics.

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Get the look with: Don Out sofa

Today’s outdoor furniture is in no way inferior to indoor furniture: the collections are so beautiful and well-designed that they would not be out of place in the home either. For example, the furnishings from the OGO collection are also suitable for interior decoration, creating a cosy atmosphere.

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As far as materials are concerned, synthetic fibres or woven natural fibres such as rattan and wicker are particularly suitable for outdoor furniture, with which it is possible to make furniture without any limitation of shape, thus also favouring curved and rounded ones.

Dedon outdoor collection

If you would like to equip an outdoor space with special attention to detail, visit our furniture shop Lomuarredi

 

Decorating Home with Green Colour

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Decorating home with green: the freshest, most vital and versatile colour.

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According to Chromotherapy , the colour green is a symbol of harmony, the colour of nature and well-being, of calm and refreshment. Green is usually chosen to instil calm and serenity, and is therefore widely used to decorate many rooms in the home such as the kitchen, living room, dining room, etc.

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The colours that go best with green are metal, stone and all shades of wood from walnut to oak, from wengué to cherry. The combination of green and these materials creates brightness, warmth and cosiness.

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Vanity Fair armchair

In addition to these materials, green goes very well with most other colours. In fact, thanks to its versatility and the wide choice of shades, you can even opt to combine green with blue! This combination is suitable for rooms that make good use of natural light in order to bring out the brilliance of these two colours.

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A very interesting and elegant shade of green is Aqua Green. Delicate and discreet, this shade combines perfectly with light beige for a super cozy result!

Decorating with green colour

Dark green painted furniture creates a “natural” atmosphere and is perfect for The Jungle Style lovers! Dark green goes perfectly with any style of furniture, whether shabby, vintage, industrial, Provençal, contemporary or modern!

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La Isla sofa

As green is the colour that represents nature, it is advisable to create a real natural environment by adding plants, bamboo, flowers and other decorations that enhance the “Green” factor for an ecofriendly home!

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Sancal furniture collection

Finally, it’s important to say that all shades of green are perfectly combinable with each other! If you liked our blog post “Decorating Home with Green Colour” have also a look at Decorating Home with Blue