Ideas for Decorating and Empty Wall

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

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

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Wall clocks

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

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Tapestry rugs

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

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Where to buy the  Hayon x Nani rug

Acoustic panels

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

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Coat hangers

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

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Mirrors

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

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Shelves

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

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Where to buy  Wogg 10 shelf

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

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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

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Smart Working at Home

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Smart working at home: how to furnish the office space at home.

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Due also to the health emergency from corona virus the concept of office work has completely changed. The work of the new millennium is smart and mainly “from home”. The advantage is time management: in order to achieve the required goals or deadlines we can modulate it independently, the risk is that we never disconnect.

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Create a cozy environment.

In this new context, the boundaries between work and private life seem increasingly blurred and balancing needs is not always easy. It is advisable to create a small working corner all for us, even if you live in a small apartment, where you can arrange your working day in a harmonious way.

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In today’s modern homes, an environment specifically dedicated to smart working, like a real studio, is a bit obsolete. Hence the need to set up a space inside the living room or even in a bedroom, with versatile and very elegant solutions. Let’s see some examples.

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Get the look:  Jumbo desk

Avoid office furniture.

One very important thing: no desks and office chairs or cold materials, which remind us of the rigidity and formality of the workplace. The smart working  corner should be pleasant, welcoming and reflect our personality and tastes. So even a simple footstool could be used as a chair…

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A very important element is the lighting.

If your office corner is illuminated by natural light, this is sure to be a great luxury. Sunlight makes everything more relaxing not only for the spirit, but also for the view.

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But in the evening or on dark days it is important to have a good source of artificial light at your disposal; for this you will need to choose the most suitable desk lamp.

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Finally, don’t forget the comfort!

If, as in this period, you are forced to work from home for many hours, choose ergonomic, enveloping armchairs, perhaps even with a high backrest that allows the spine to remain straight.

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If the office corner is used for a short time, just for the time to take a look at the email, socials or quickly arrange some documents, you can bet much more on aesthetics than comfort.

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Living Room and Open Space Kitchen

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Living room and open space kitchen: what is the most suitable finish for the furniture?

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Do you like the idea of having living room and kitchen together in one place? Some interesting ideas from which to take inspiration to furnish your living room and open space kitchen.

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When opting for an open space environment, you also have to decide between two alternatives with regard to furniture: choosing the same furniture for both environments or different ones?

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In recent years, manufacturers have begun to create truly interesting proposals for a unique style, suitable for both large spaces – to be enhanced by colour contrasts between floors, walls and furniture – and smaller ones, where perhaps a predominance of light colours can help to increase brightness.

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In today’s houses, often very small, especially in the city, combining living room and kitchen can be a necessity as well as a trend: the result is a living area where the actual working area and the typical elements of the living area such as cupboards, bookcases and equipped walls coexist.

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Opting for the uniformity of the furniture, the modular elements that furnish the kitchen extend with the same finishes and the same colors to the living room, creating a pleasant common thread. You can also give a touch of liveliness to the environment by choosing some colorful furniture, with an original shape.

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By combining kitchen, living room and dining room you certainly gain more space and above all more light. In addition, family relationships also change. Nowadays it is almost unthinkable to have in an apartment with less than 80 sqm a kitchen divided from the living room. So let’s give life to our inventiveness and imagination!

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Mediterranean Decor Style

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Mediterranean decor style: when the light has a great influence on our feeling for colours, warmth of materials and attention to details.

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Mediterranean decor style means to create unique spaces thanks to warm and timeless pieces, perfect for integrating well into many different environments (home, office, meeting rooms, hotels, restaurants, cafés, airports, schools, universities or libraries).

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Opt for sustainability which means furniture that will stay with us for the longest time possible. Furniture we won’t want to throw out. Consequently, the concept of environmental sustainability becomes very important from the furniture’s conception, right through its design until the end of its useful life cycle. Buy sensibly and consume no more than necessary. Quality ahead of quantity.

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In marvellous Mediterranean cities the sun shines 300 days per year; so walls are painted in white colour, sofas and armchairs are upholstered in pastel or neutral colours fabric, tables and chairs are made of light wood.

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Get the look:  Nagi armchair

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One of the key points of the Mediterranean style is to furnish without weighing it down. Furniture and accessories must be able to find space without overfilling the rooms. The impact of natural light in the living room is crucial.
If there are large windows in the room, light and light curtains will allow the sun’s rays to filter into the room.

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Get the look:  Step sofa

 

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New trends 2020: fitted carpet

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You can breathe the 70s in the latest trends, so let’s welcome back the fitted carpet!

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All other materials, such as wallpaper, have been brought back into vogue in recent years by many designers. Now it’s time for fitted carpet, which will be the new home furnishing trend of the year 2020. And there are many signs of this return. Perhaps due to the velvet coverings so present in the proposals of recent years.

 

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A return that has little of what we were used to. A recovery that, as often happens, is a consequence of the new technical possibilities that allow to give a new life to a material, which in the case of fitted carpet, can be said to be entirely reinvented. Because the new 3D printing solutions offer yields and thicknesses that were not possible before and that bring us closer to the manufacture of long-haired carpets. Then it is up to designers and decorators to find original colours, new textures or imagine new applications.

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One is to use this coating also on the walls and ceiling, not just on the floor, creating a sense of soft and fluid continuity. And during the week of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, among the stands of the fair, it was easy to meet spaces that used fitted carpet mainly as a technical solution, perhaps to soundproof an environment, but with good examples of decorative applications.

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You can tell by the colours, the surfaces that give back that very refined material sensation. Obviously these are applications that at the moment are mainly suggested for public spaces, but these choices are also moving into the residential sector with very satisfactory results.

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Complements That Favour Relaxation In The Bedroom

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Complements that promote relaxation in the bedroom.
Furnishing elements and accessories that make the sleeping area a more conducive environment to sleep.

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Sleeping well is not optional: during sleep the body regenerates itself, a fundamental phase of psychophysical well-being. Sleeping poorly or badly can cause many problems, there are several studies. From mood swings to worsening of the immune system, from weight gain to the simple inability to concentrate the next day: failure to rest often has negative consequences. There are many factors that can affect the quality of sleep. Stress, anxiety, worries, health problems. But sometimes we do not realize that even the bedroom itself can alter the way we sleep.

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And let’s not just talk about the quality of the mattress, which, of course, is essential. Even when we are awake we are strongly conditioned by the environment in which we find ourselves. The moment of night’s rest is no less important. Some environments can make it difficult to fall into a long restful sleep (too noisy, or too hot, for example).

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According to feng shui, a thousand-year-old oriental tradition applied to architecture and furnishing, regular shapes and natural materials should always be preferred, and the accumulation of objects and disorder should be avoided. However, it is not necessary to apply the principles of feng shui strictly to understand that in a clean, tidy, cluttered room you sleep better than in confusion. The less furniture and objects are around you, the less the brain will be stimulated in the resting phase. In addition, numerous studies state that it is necessary to disconnect, separate from technology at least 2 hours before going to bed. In addition, it is very useful to furnish the room with sober colors, light, embracing pastels, relaxing and earthly nuances. Do not underestimate the importance of a soft, warm light point. A heavy curtain to create darkness. A carpet that makes pleasant contact with the floor of the room. There are many elements that can promote relaxation.

Wooden Furniture

Wooden furniture radiates warmth, relaxes the senses and can adapt to any decor as well as being eco-friendly. You have the feeling of being immersed in nature, into calm and serenity.

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Get the look:  Bosco Bed

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Get the look:  Rimini Bed

Warm rugs

There’s nothing like a soft carpet to sink your bare feet into before going to bed or in the morning when you’ve just woken up. So, soft rugs, made with natural fibres and with warm and welcoming colours.

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Get the look:  Wellbeing Rug

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Get the look:  Rangoli Rug

Design Curtains

External noise and natural light are two elements that can drastically reduce the quality of sleep. For this reason, it is important to place the sleeping area in a silent part of the house where light can only penetrate indirectly, as well as having good windows (with double glazing) and blackout blinds. But if for logistical or economic reasons you cannot intervene structurally, at least opt for blinds and insulating design curtains.

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Get the look:  Roller Curtains

 

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Textile Folding Doors

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Design textile folding doors at the service of your projects.

 

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A bit of history

Dooor is the project of a young entrepreneur who decided to make use of the experience gained in the family business, a company specialising in the production of folding doors that was founded by his grandfather in 1962.
The folding door made its debut in the 50s, inspired by the ideas of various architects on modern housing: it is a furnishing accessory that can be used to open up, divide or screen off an indoor area according to the desired layout.

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The Dooor brand’s collection of folding doors maintains these unique functional features while broadening its aesthetic horizons, thanks to new printing techniques and the use of high-tech cladding materials.
The result is an architectural element with a minimalist look that connects spaces seamlessly, but which is also decorative and capable of adding a distinctive and highly individual touch to the rooms in which they are used.

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Famous architects and designers

The character of an interior is determined by the cut of the spaces, by the psychology of light, by the intuitions of the designer who transforms a volume of full and empty spaces into a versatile habitat. What allows the space to be divided without sacrificing the sense of the whole are the thresholds. Curtains, doors, windows and sliding walls are thresholds. A synthesis of these elements is the bellowed door, a bizarre twentieth-century idea used by architects and designers from all backgrounds and backgrounds. The reducibility of space, the separation of environments, the declaration of a function, the break between what is public and what is private are the results that a folding door offers. There are many memories of mythological interiors where these doors have played a significant role. With clutter due to suggestions, here’s a selection. Eileen Gray, from the mid-twenties of the last century, designed two residences with Jean Badovici. In Roquebrune, Cap Martin and Paris, she used devices to create hybrid surfaces. They were not doors, they were not tents, they were limits, spatial divisions that expanded or reduced the space according to the pulling that could be imposed. These separations that borrowed intelligent ideas from the mechanics and culture of outdoor became an element of absolute novelty for the typological innovation that represented, for the ease of construction, for the simplicity of the materials. But it was not only the French modernists who asked themselves these questions, in fact at the beginning of the 1930s Franco Albini in Milan for the furnishing of his home Peiti separated the sleeping area with a black waxed canvas curtain armed in a chrome-plated steel structure.

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Apartments in Milan designed by Gianfranco Frattini, 1957-61 Courtesy Gianfranco Frattini Archive

However, the Italian champion, also in this matter, was Gio Ponti, who already in 1954 at the tenth International Exhibition of the Triennale in Milan presented a stay of a “uniambiental home” with a folding door. The project was signed with Gianfranco Frattini, Alberto Rosselli and Antonio Fornaroli. What Ponti called “great space to live” was achieved through a creative and unprecedented use of sliding doors with bellows. He did so starting from the design of his house in Via Dezza 49 in Milan. The project conceived between 1955 and 1957 has almost no doors, Ponti replaced them with sliding doors with bellows. They were perfect for composition and decomposition in space, they had sound absorbing properties. With Joe Colombo, between 1969 and 1972, bellows doors became the symbol of a futuristic domesticity where modular devices could become fluid, compact, promiscuous and individual at times. This was the case with “Visona 1” for Bayer AG, which first at the Interzum Exhibition in Cologne and then at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan defeated the public and critics with an idea of a house that could be packaged, transported, revolutionary and without a hierarchy between inside and outside. A sleeping and eating machine with rails, joints, mirrors and transformable furnishings where the walls were made of laminated plastic, the slatted curtains, the yellow hood of the bed. A hyperbole that also at the MoMA in New York during the exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” generated amazement and debate. This time it was the “Total Furnishing Unit” that pushed the dynamism of the interiors towards a continuous state of transformation.

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Interior of Visiona 1 designed by Joe Colombo, 1969 Credits Ignazia Favata – Studio Joe Colombo 

No less important were Gianantonio Mari, always on the occasion of the same exhibition, with the “Modular Equipment for new domestic enviroments”, Alberto Rosselli with Isao Hosoe and the “Mobile house” extendable thanks to sophisticated macro bellows. An explosion that then seemed to fade even if the use of the folding door appeared in the interior designs of some key figures of the eighties delivered to the literature of the sector. These included Toni Cordero, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Carmassi and Gabriella Ioli. From that moment on, the bellows door seemed to become a sophisticated habit or a quotation from the past or, in the worst case scenario, an obligatory choice for rooms with results or dental surgeries. Yet the themes of the economy of space, of functionality and discretion of decoration have no time, on the contrary, they are overwhelmingly affirmed in the contemporary practice of interior design. This is precisely where the modernity of a design idea lies, which returns to the public’s attention with its hybrid and intelligent form.

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Gio Ponti’s apartment in via Dezza, Milan 1956-57 Courtesy Gio Ponti Archive

About DOOOR product

Dooor is like a blank canvas in an artist’s hands: pure potential

Opening system
Dooor folding doors feature opening systems designed to enhance spaces of various kinds. The door can have lateral opening, bilateral opening, centred central opening, decentred central opening, multiple opening.

Track
The aluminium track is the product of a technology in which steel pivots connect multiple modules, permitting potentially infinite length. The accuracy of this alignment adds fluidity to its movement. This element may be visible (when the door is folded), built-in, curved, standard or adjustable.

Closing system
The closing systems on Dooor folding doors represent a combination of accuracy, minimalism, elegance and practicality. There are two possible closing systems: with an aluminium profile or without a profile. In both systems, the door is closed by a magnet, which may be integrated into the profile or set into the wall. Use of a special closing system with a latch or with a latch and lock using the European cylinder system (optional) makes for more solid closure.

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Are you ready to create your own project? The Textile Folding Doors are available in our shop! Take a look and let your imagination run wild!

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The Trendiest Poufs

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The trendiest poufs: the must-have accessory for the new season!

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The pouf is the must-have accessory of the new season, for your living room area of course. Multifunctional, practical and contemporary, once inside the walls of the house is fun the perfect location to make room for the new tenant. Often the pouf is placed next to the rug, on which it creates a new support point useful both as an extra seat and as a low table.

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We have identified six special irresistible shapes and sizes, which with the right colours and perfect materials will make your interiors even more welcoming! Here are 6 trendy poufs that you can’t do without anymore!

1) Elephant Pouf

Elephant Pouf Sancal, designed by Estudio Nadadora, is a collection of modern poufs particulary suitable for the decoration of public areas. The design is simple and is characterized by geometric squares and rectangles that have had their edges rounded to give a slightly more welcoming feel. Fun and versatile, they can fit into any setting: as a seat at the foot of a bed, a stool in a chic café or as small islands in a hotel reception. Elephant Pouf Sancal is available in two sizes and in three different versions, also with a wooden tray.
The feet are available in two finishes: copper or graphite. The tray is in slatted oak in a wide a choice of stains. The upholstery is fixed.

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2 Tonella Pouf

The Tonella pouf Sancal, designed by Studio Note is the new entry in the Tonella’s family. It was presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile 2019 in Milan where it was possible to admire the two new models of poufs which can be well combined with the other Tonella members: the sofa, the two armchairs and the stool. The seat is plane and contrast against the outer area’s quilting, which follows the lines of the “staves”. The metal support is available in two different finishings: bronze or nacar. The Tonella pouf by Sancal is available in a wide range of upholsteries in order to satisfy all user’s tastes.

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3 Chat Pouf

Chat Sancal, designed by Estudio Nadadora, takes part of a collection composed by a stool and a pouf. The Chat pouf can be ordered in a wide variety of upholstery: lycra, cotton, wool, leather or synthetic leather.

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4 Diamond Pouf

Diamond Pouf 1 Sixinch designed by Pieter Jamart for Sixinch is a versatile pouf with an original and modern design that is suitable for bedrooms, bars, libraries or living rooms. It is characterized by the diamond pattern that gives a touch of elegancy to the environment. It is made of a special polyurethane foam produced in Belgium. Thanks to this high resistant material Diamond Pouf 1 Sixinch is suitable also for outdoors. It’s possible to choose among a wide selection of vibrant colours.

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5 Meeting Point Pouf

Meeting Point pouf Sancal, designed by Luca Nichetto was presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile 2019 in Milan. Meeting Point takes part of Turati Collection an represents a pouf system which also integrates tables. The circle is the dominant shape, representing the station’s hole-like windows that open onto galleries and platforms. Upholstered seats with a diameter of 60 or 90 centimetres are accompanied by round wooden or metal tables of different sizes and finishes. The thin steel legs, coated in textured black epoxy, create an illusion of levitation, as if the seats and tables are suspended in mid-air. The metal table tops are available in textured black or a gold finish while the ash tables are available in all the colours of Sancal’s chart. The seats can be upholstered in a wide range of elegant fabrics or leathers. The Meeting Point pouf by Sancal is perfect for the decoration of several spaces: homes, offices, halls, public spaces…

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6 Party Pouf

Party Pouf Sancal represents a revolutionary concept in soft seating. Designed by Luis Eslava Studio it’s a piece that can be reconfigured in the blink of an eye and that can be used for the decoration of domestic or professional spaces. The Party pouf can be upholstered in fabric or synthetic leather in a wide choice of colours, with removable covers. It is not available in leather.

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These are the trendiest poufs for this season! If you liked our article let’s also read Back to Vintage Style

Back to Vintage Style

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Back to Vintage. The style that is coming back in fashion to save the environment, the wallet and regain the quality of the past.

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Vintage style has never really gone out of fashion. Many have been and still are  the lovers of this lifestyle, which in this period, more than ever, seems to have become a necessity. There are many reasons: economic crisis, environmental crisis, nostalgia for the quality with which objects were built in the past … The vintage mania has spread to all fields: clothing, home furnishings, travel, publishing, art and music…

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But how is this full of charm style affecting interior design?

Decorating a house in a vintage style means surrounding yourself with personality, character, imperfections and charm. It is not necessary to randomly fill the house with lots of vintage objects or furniture, instead it is enough to choose carefully some pieces to be able to completely transform an environment creating an impressive visual impact.

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Get the look:  Tonella Armchairs

It is advisable to start with small objects or a single piece of iconic design furniture that expresses all that there is to express. Don’t be afraid, in any case, to mix styles or colours (this is the beauty of interior design)… But without exaggerating!

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Get the look:  Silencio Armchair

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Get the look:  Virgo Bookcase

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Get the look:  Hoff Sofa

Another secret to giving a touch of vintage style to an environment is to mix objects or/and furniture with neutral colors. Neutral colors have the ability to highlight the “imperfections” and the “lived-in” aspect of vintage.

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Get the look:  Louis II Armchair

These are our tips for incorporating the vintage style into your beautiful home. If you liked our article “Back to Vintage” have also a look at The Minimalist Style