5 Designer Icons for a Chic Home

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5 designer icons for a chic home: 5 must have furniture conceived by top designers.

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A piece of designer furniture or accessory is a great way to add a touch of elegance to the home. Let’s discover together the most iconic pieces of contemporary design.

Barcelona Design Monkey Side Table

Barcelona design monkey side table

Monkey was designed by Jaime Hayon, who created a bestseller decorative element that in these years has become a real icon in the design sector. The Monkey side table is functional, has got quality and a touch of humour, which is always welcome in the times we are living in. It is made from architectonic concrete in grey or black colours.

 

Barcelona Design Monkey Coat Stand

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The Monkey coat stand is a new addition to the Monkey Collection. «We all want what can fall from above to be something good. For me, there’s nothing better than getting home to this smiling monkey to hang my jacket. It looks like he’s waiting for a banana to fall soon. This humourous side, also gives me happiness when leaving home for the day.» said the designer Jaime Hayon.

 

Barcelona Design Gaulinetta Chair

Barcelona design gaulineta chair

Barcelona Design Gaulinetta is an evolution of the Gaulino chair. «This permits us to make it in a reduced size without giving up any of its comfort. This is an ideal chair for dining and after, being able to tuck it away under the table. In homage to Enzo Mari, who called Tonietta, a derivative of Thonet, I’ve called this chair Gaulinetta, after the Gaulino» said Oscar Tusquets

 

Barcelona Design Mettsass Table

Barcelona design mettsass table

Mettsass was designed in 1972 by the well-know designer Ettore Sottsass Jr for Barcelona Design. It was one of his first works for the Spanish company that now has reproposed this original masterpiece without compromising its personality, that contributed to make it so famous 40 years ago. The structure is made of flat sheets of steel, painted in red RAL 3001. The top is available in glass in the same colour of the base.

 

Miniforms Soda Coffee Table

Miniforms soda coffee table

Miniforms Soda coffee table, designed by Yiannis Ghikas is a new entry in 2020 Miniforms catalogue. Soda coffee table 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 Miniforms Soda, the glass vibrates: its tough, hammered surface fragments its transparency to give a primitive aesthetic.

 

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Tiger Art Gaulino Easy Chair

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Tiger Art Gaulino easy chair Limited Edition by Oscar Tusquets.

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Spanish art furniture manufacturer BD Barcelona Design offers a limited edition of the famous Gaulino chairs reinterpreted by designer Oscar Tusquets; the seat, completely hand-painted, recalls the elegant fur of tigers for an iconic and unique result!

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The Gaulino Easy Chair is an armchair which gives the impression of being light. It has a not so high backrest, manufactured in wood and leather using artesanal and industrial processes. It serves to sit on in a different way. It is a little lower and more comfortable, due to the not so apparent virtues of the Gaulino Chair, which is its amazing comfortableness. This is a more robust version but carries the same aesthetics, inherited from Gaudí and Mollino.

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BD Barcelona Design introduced it back in 2016 to offer other uses than accompanying a table. Now it is presented in a limited edition, hand painted by its author and is part of the Art Editions catalogue. This is not the first time that Tusquets has personalised a seat for this collection. Several years ago, he painted 20 unique pieces. This is proof of authorship and are already part of private collections.

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«A limited edition of 50 unique pieces, where the seat has been painted one by one by myself, with the interpretations of a tiger’s skin. This edition celebrates, on the one hand, BD’s 50th Anniversary, and on the other hand, the Year of the Tiger in the East. The leather is minimally altered. It is not ‘pressed’ and preserves the imperfections of the animal. The frame is stained, revealing the natural grains of the ash». Oscar Tusquets.

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Design, Art and Well-Being

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The indissoluble connection among design, art and well-being.

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Although not everyone agrees, design is an art form that combines beauty and functionality to create both physical and mental well-being. Over the years, many artists (painters, sculptors…) have tried their hand at designing furniture.

Sancal mousse

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This synergy between art, design and the creation of highly functional objects is in front of our eyes every day when we return home from work and enjoy a pleasant evening sitting in our favourite armchair or relaxing on the sofa. Not everyone knows that it was an artist who created the comfort we experience when using furniture.

Sancal diwan

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Exaggerated shapes, bright colours and innovative materials! The experimentation never ends! Many manufacturers invest in the artist and his vision of the world by making the use of colour their manifesto. Others focus on original yet cosy and comfortable shapes. Others focus on ecological materials combined with minimalist yet modern design.

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And let’s not forget the illustrators, in the photos Clara-Iris and Sonia Pulido, who are responsible for setting the furniture in various types of spaces using their imagination and making the eye of the beholder perceive all the art and beauty of the world of interior design.

Sancal remnant

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These two illustrators have worked with the famous Spanish manufacturer Sancal to present the various collections in an original and unique way, highlighting the functionality, design and versatility of the furniture.

Sancal roll

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More specifically Sonia Pulido examines the intimate dialogue between body and mind. Using different rooms at home and Sancal’s new furniture, for which the artist has discovered new uses. Vitalistic scenes in which the protagonists, all of them women, explore a simple and homely new normal approach such as listening to music, having a cup of tea, reading a book or making balls of wool. These activities are combined with high doses of agility, balance and a lot of elasticity.

Sancal totem

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Instead Clara-Iris was inspired by the poetry of nonsense, turns the everyday into the absurd. Her graphic narrative is striking and reflects on how we behave. If there is one thing that characterises human beings, it is that, on many occasions, we complicate the simplest things.

Sancal tortuga

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Have a look at the whole Sancal’s collection on Lomuarredi’s shop

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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.

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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

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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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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 the Living Room with Red

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Decorating the living room with red: the colour of passion adds a touch of exclusivity to the room.

Decorating with red

All lovers of red should know that very little is needed to brighten up a monochromatic and characterless environment. If your living room is therefore monochromatic, you can decide to add small touches of colour, such as the upholstery of an armchair or a sofa, to give more personality to the space.

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So how best to use red in living room furniture? A good strategy, as we were saying before, is to choose this colour for single elements: for example for a chair, a sofa, a desk, a sideboard or a pouf. Alternatively, if you are not afraid to be daring, you can decide to distribute red in small doses throughout the room: for example, choose red cushions, curtains or carpets with a red print.

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As red is a warm colour, it tends to make a room smaller: for this reason, in a small, dimly lit living room, it is better to avoid painting all the walls in this colour… Red is an energetic and lively colour: for this reason, it is better to use this colour only in the living area and not in the sleeping area.

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To make your living room harmonious, you can combine the red colour of the walls with brown and in general with all shades of wood. A furnishing that skilfully combines white and red is certainly very impressive.

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The Best Designer Armchairs of All Time

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Let’s discover together the best designer armchairs of all time! Ready?

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The armchair is one of the most important elements of the living room; it must promote relaxation and rest, so it must be super comfortable, but it must furnish! Give a touch of elegance and class to the space. Find out with us the best designer armchairs of all time!

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1) Vanity Fair

The Vanity Fair armchair is the essence of timeless class; a small masterpiece that has become the emblem of Poltrona Frau. The refined design, the rounded lines, the reference to the vintage style, the very high quality of the upholstery make Vanity Fair a must!

Vanity fair armchair

 

2) Archibald

As well as being an iconic armchair that is world-famous for the beauty of its design, Archibald is chosen above all for its comfort. Sitting on Archibald is almost like floating on a cloud, so relaxing is its seat.

Archibald armchair

3) Mad Chair

Mad Chair is a sophisticated armchair with a typically Italian design that combines comfort, functionality and quality. Perfect in a living room, elegant in contract settings Mad Chair is versatile, unique and indispensable.

Mad Chair

4) Dragonfly

Dragonfly is both an armchair and a chaise longue. Thanks to a hidden mechanism, it can be transformed according to the needs of the moment. Sophisticated, modern and chic, it is perfect for minimalist and Scandinavian environments.

Dragonfly chaise longue

5) Bloomy

Bloomy, designed by Patricia Urquiola is modern, lively, colourful, you could almost say it is pure art. An icon capable of making your home a unique space full of personality!

Bloomy armchair

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The 10 Trendiest Tables of 2021

The 10 trendiest tables of 2021: let’s discover together the design tables that will be in vogue this year!

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Choosing a piece of designer furniture is always an investment and a winning choice, as the quality of the materials, the elegant style, the versatility and multi-functionality are able to last over time and adapt to trends.

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In addition, designer furniture increases in value over time, especially tables, which are essential and indispensable pieces of furniture in a home that must be functional, aesthetically pleasing and of high quality.

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Let’s discover together the 10 design tables that will lay down the law in 2021; an explosive mix of quality, aesthetic research and attention to detail. Let yourself be inspired!

Cattelan Italia Atlantis Crystalart table

Atlantis Crystalart is a magnificent and luxurious table; the modern, linear and essential design blends with the refined details of the artistic glass top and the embossed painted steel base.

Cattelan Italia atlantis crystalart table

Bonaldo Big Table

In this new version of Big Table made (in 2019) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Alain Gilles work the marble top is available with a strong graphic pattern and colours with extraordinary intensity. The top is combined with the steel base painted in the same color.

Bonaldo big table

Bonaldo Art table

Art is famous for its rational and geometric design; the trapezoidal metal base is elegantly combined with the lightness of the top available in various finishes: wood, crystal or ceramic.

Bonaldo art table

Cattelan Italia Gordon table

Gordon represents lightness combined with class and elegance; the base is sophisticated and modern, the top linear, light and essential. Gordon can also be used as a pure decorative element thanks to its grace and beauty.

Cattelan italia Gordon table

Miniforms Juice table

Juice is an elaborate table, original and informal but with a great visual effect; available in various finishes, it adapts well to various styles, from classic to modern to contemporary. Moreover, the versatility of its design also allows it to be used in offices.

Miniforms juice table

Miniforms Barry table

Barry, a sophisticated table with a strong personality and extremely versatile, in fact some models are used as office or conference tables; the Palladio Moro top finish gives Barry a unique touch of class.

Miniforms Barry table

Poliform Concorde table

The Concorde table needs little introduction as it is a true design icon and the ultimate luxury dining table. Simple in its form, exclusive in the quality of its finishes (wood and marble) and imitated worldwide.

Poliform concorde table

Flexform Zefiro table

Zefiro is a table with a contemporary design and extremely versatile, thanks to the wide range of sizes and materials with which it can be made, it lends itself to fit stylishly and elegantly into any environment and to meet the most diverse needs.

Flexform zefiro table

Desalto Element table

An iconic table, Element is an emblem of purity and poetry, a synthesis of the design style of visionary designer Tokujn Yoshioka. The central support, poised between the two horizontal elements, defies gravity, suspended between earth and sky and between past and future.

Desalto element table

Knoll Saarinen table

Saarinen is undoubtedly the most famous, iconic, imitated and stylish table on the list “The 10 trendiest tables of 2021”. Designed by one of the world’s greatest designers, Eero Saarinen, it has become a must have for collectors of designer furniture.

Knoll saarinen table

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How to Decorate a Small Flat

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How to decorate a small flat: the keyword is few, but designer pieces of furniture!

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Decorating a small flat can be a pleasant and fun experience. You don’t necessarily need an interior designer, just follow a few small steps for a satisfactory result!

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1) The first rule is not to overfill the space by “smothering” it with furniture and accessories. Few but the right pieces!

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2) Be sure about the style you want: modern, shabby chic, vintage, contemporary, boho chic… Try not to mix the various styles together, because you would risk the “bazaar” effect that is not suitable for a small environment.

saba baby geo armchair

3) Study the lighting points well. Light is a fundamental element especially for a small flat that may not have a terrace. Focus first on how to use the available natural light and then on artificial light.

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4) As far as colour combinations are concerned, it is better not to exaggerate! It is not recommended to create an environment that is too neutral, but also an environment with too bright colours. The key word here is: Balance.

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5) If you can, we advise you to choose designer furniture and avoid custom-made furniture, as if you were to change home one day you would avoid buying other furniture. Designer furniture is of excellent quality, long-lasting and easily adaptable to any space.

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The Potential of the Square Table

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

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

miniforms gualtiero table

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Why you should choose a square table.

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

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

miniforms illo table

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How to place a square table.

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

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

miniforms geronimo table

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

ercol luca table

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Modern and essential, the square table designs the space with delicacy, especially the designer models like the Mettsass table by BD.

mettsass table

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