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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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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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

 

The Elegance of the Round Table

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The elegance of the round table: here are the reasons why you should choose a round table for your dining room or kitchen.

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The round table is a classic! Almost a must have in the kitchen and a very elegant decorative element when placed in a dining room. The round table goes well with everything, it has no edges and therefore the capacity is larger.

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Get the look with  Acco round table

Thanks to the absence of edges in the central area there is more space for storing food and dishes. The round table is ideal for large families, for those who often invite guests home or for those who like to live in a very chic but not too sophisticated environment.

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If you opt for a round table for 6 people we recommend to choose the size with a diameter of 120 cm so that each guest or family member will have enough space to enjoy the meal.

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Get the look with  Juice round table

Since every diner will have the same exact space at their disposal, they will feel more comfortable without the embarrassment of deciding who should sit at the head of the table, as happens with rectangular tables but also with oval-shaped ones.

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Get the look with  Barry round table

In addition, the round tables supported by a single central base make the chairs arrangement much more comfortable and there is undoubtedly much more space for diner’s legs.

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Get the look with  Illo round table

Round tables have a smaller encumbrance than rectangular, square or oval tables and are perfect for small rooms, or for situations where you need to make the best use of the available space without losing seats (as in restaurants or bars).

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Get the look with  Pixie round table

The choice of a round table can be smart and successful especially in a period like the one we are going through in which the house becomes multi-functional and must be adapted to domestic but also work needs.

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Get the look with  Maarten round table

Modern round tables, indeed, can be used as a desk or even as a meeting table.

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Get the look with  Burin round table

If you liked our blog post “The Elegance of the Round Table” have also a look at The Potential of the Square Table

 

Walk-in Closet and Separating Elements

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Walk-in closet and separating elements: the ideal solutions for a functional and stylish home.

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The new challenge in the design of homes and in the world of interior design is the versatility and multi-functionality of environments and therefore also of furniture. Smart homes, interior spaces that must adapt to the multiple needs of people: work, physical activity, relaxation and aesthetic requirements.

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The world of furniture, therefore, must offer concrete answers to a growing desire for quality, efficiency and aesthetics. This has led to the creation of collections (for example, proposed by the Italian company Rimadesio) composed of sliding panels, doors, partitions, flanked by proposals dedicated to storage such as walk-in closets, bookcases, equipped boiserie. These types of products are quite new in the furniture sector and are all characterized by a high degree of technical innovation and performance.

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Walk-in closets

These multi-functional elements make it possible to divide rooms with extreme elegance and without compromising visual impact. Some types of walk-in closets, for example, allow you to cut out small spaces in the bedroom for various purposes: to create reading corners, to practice yoga, to arrange clothes more easily or to divide two different rooms.

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Partition systems and sliding doors

The dividing systems, instead, can be inserted in any other space in the house, in the kitchen, in the dining room, in the living room. Ideal for open-space and to create an office without compromising the aesthetic harmony of the home. The design will therefore be very simple, linear, modern, very precise and accurate in every detail. These features will make these elements adaptable to any furniture and style.

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Bookshelves as room dividers

For easy, smart and not definitive solutions you can choose to divide a room through the use of a bookcase. Bookcases with a minimalist and non-invasive design that allow you to create two different rooms without the use of a door or sliding doors that would involve a higher cost.

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The pictures show Rimadesio products. The entire Rimadesio collection is available on request on Lomuarredi shop

If you liked our blog post “Walk-in Closet and Separating Elements” have a look at Living Room and Open Space Kitchen

The Public Spaces of the Future

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The public spaces of the future: the evolution of meeting places in the post Covid era.

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Social distancing will be the new normality (at least temporarily), and therefore our society will have to adapt to the new circumstances that COVID-19 has brought in the daily life of each of us. Public spaces will have to be reorganized in order to accommodate a large number of people in total safety. Hotels, restaurants, bars, theatres, cinemas, schools and universities will be the first to have to adapt to this epochal change and find the best solution to ensure both separation and conviviality.

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Get the look:  Rew collection

Designers around the world and furniture companies are studying sustainable solutions from the simplest plexiglass panels to furniture with fabric-covered panels incorporated directly into the structure, which in addition to providing privacy create an elegant barrier among people.

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Get the look:  Tonella armchair

Innovation will not automatically mean cold and aseptic environments. The public spaces of the future will be as warm and welcoming as our home, thanks to the use of versatile and above all smart furniture, made with materials that can be easily washed without losing beauty and elegance.

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The idea that, for the moment, is taking hold among the best designers is to create small private “rooms” in which small groups of people can gather. This idea can be applied to almost all public spaces, from restaurants to hotels, from university study rooms to offices.

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Get the look:  Cell 128 sofa

There are already on the market furniture characterized by the original extra height backrest, dedicated to discretion and relaxation, offering reserved moments of isolation, precious for a break or an impromptu work session. Often an elegant coffee table, with support and swivel top, completes the comfort of the furniture, customizable with USB charger.

 

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The real challenge will be to guarantee as much as possible the kind of life we already know in combination with the new safety standards that the various you are going to decide to adopt in the long term.

If you liked our blog post” The public spaces of the future” have also a look at Smart working at home

 

 

 

 

 

The Natural Style at Home

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The natural style at home: a conscious and eco-sustainable choice but also an opportunity to create relaxing environments.

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The natural style is characterized by combinations of sober/neutral materials/colors, inspired by the Scandinavian style. It is not necessary to overturn the house to create the natural style, just choose wisely furniture, accessories and coverings that will make the space more welcoming and intimate.

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The natural style enhances the light thanks to specific materials such as wood and rough stone. This encounter between natural light and these organic and naturally imperfect materials gives the environment delicacy and personality.

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Get the look:  Trestle table

How to create the natural stile at home:

– Wood: it’s the material par excellence that best represents natural style. In addition to furniture, wood is also ideal for covering the walls, resulting in a functional and decorative solution that will give warmth and at the same time keep the atmosphere relaxed.

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– Being inspired by Scandinavian style: so we try to opt for a minimalist but comfortable style by choosing pastel colors that recall nature. In the living room we recommend sofas and armchairs with fabric upholstery and wooden frame.

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– Using plants as a decorative element: a house full of plants is a house full of life! Perfect in the kitchen and dining room, plants give oxygen, furnish almost better than an accessory and match any style!

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Get the look:  Acco table

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Get the look:  Sergia armchair

– Less is more: let’s try to concentrate more on essentiality as nature does. Decorate your home only with what is strictly necessary to ensure comfort and well-being of the senses. The environment will be more spacious, bright and therefore harmonious.

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Get the look:  Butterfly chair

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If you liked our new blog post “The Natural Style at Home”, have also a look at The most elegant sideboards of 2020

 

 

 

 

Plexiglass Divider Panels

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Plexiglass divider panels: to create a barrier between the customer and the vendor.

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Plexiglass is a privileged material: it offers excellent transparency, guarantees a high degree of impact resistance, has mechanical characteristics similar to optical fiber, has a breaking point higher than glass, is resistant to UV rays and has an excellent thermal, acoustic and electrical insulation capacity while maintaining its technical and physical characteristics over the years.

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Above all, it is NATURALLY ANTIBACTERIAL and creates a real protective barrier, already widely used in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, in open space offices, hairdressers, beauty salons and perfumeries.

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These plexiglass divider panels are becoming mandatory in some countries because they can limit the spread of contagion through separation between individuals and are currently synonymous with daily hygiene in containing the spread of COVID-19 and other strains of bacteria and viruses or seasonal influenza forms. Their installation takes less than a minute.

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The many advantages of pelxiglass partition panels:

-creates a barrier between the product and the customer
-creates a barrier between the customer and the merchant
-customisable in size
Perfect for the sectors:
– food industry
– medical
– Pharmaceutical
– counter services

For more info about the available dimensions and prices, visit our shop Lomuarredi

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