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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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:  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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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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Get the look:  Tonella sofa

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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Get the look:  Tortuga armchair

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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Get the look:  Mini Tortuga armchair

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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Get the look:  Magnum armchair

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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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Get the look:  Season armchair

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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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The Smart Evolution of Common Areas Furnishing

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The Smart Evolution of Common Areas Furnishing: when the world of hospitality and the workplace converge, new types of furniture can be created.

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When the world of hospitality and the workplace converge, new types of furniture can be created: modular armchairs and sofas that welcome, protect, define territories of privacy or create sets for communities.
They have always been defined as furniture for in-between areas, but their function is evolving. And the high backrest has become a must have!

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Third spaces are becoming first spaces. Indeed the armchairs with high backrest or with ears are countless, despite this there are many new shapes.

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Get the look:  Season Sofa

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Get the look:  Levitt Sofa

The novelty is above all in the approach and the new way of using armchairs and sofas. Previously it was furniture for in-between areas or “between desks”; now they seem to replace desks.

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Indeed the use of the sofa as a place to work with your laptop is no longer just a prerogative of the Millennials.

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It’s important to bring ergonomics to the in-between areas.
The solution to work comfortably is to equip sofas and armchairs with accessories and integrated technological equipment that can transform the armchairs into real workstations. For example, small worktops, also height adjustable and rotating, armrests, electrical and USB sockets.

 

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Therefore the quantity and quality of the accessories and the modularity are decisive elements. As well as the ease of reconfiguration and portability.

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Padded, quilted, quilted, pleated and with evident stitching enhance the tactile qualities of the high-performance upholstery fabrics, selected with great care, and surprising colour combinations. Even left visible structures sometimes become a decorative element.

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How to furnish the dining room with style

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The dining room is a focal point of the house. Let’s find out how to furnish it with style making it perfect.

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The dining room, one of the focal elements of the house, has always been a meeting place for friends and family. This room often varies from house to house in size, space and style. In fact, it can be a simple extension of the kitchen, an adjoining room or a large open space that joins the dining area to the living area. That’s a place that you have to make functional and comfortable, but without giving up your tastes and preferences.

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The first thing to consider when starting to furnish a dining room is the size. You have to take the measurements and understand what the right arrangement and relative size of the furniture can be. This is because even a single unsuitable complement can affect the final effect. The style of the furniture is also very important: it must be an element of continuity and recall the rest of the house, especially if it is a single room with kitchen, living and dining area.

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Once the proportions are clear, it will be necessary to decide which colours and materials to focus on. Light and neutral colours, combined with light style furniture are perfect for a small room, because they extend the optical effect; for large rooms, dark or bright colours can also be used. Lighting is another element to consider when furnishing a dining room. Using natural light is always the best idea, but to make it uniform throughout the area it is also advisable to use directional spotlights, LEDs or free-standing lamps.

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Get the look:  Maggese table

The elements and inspiration for the choice of furniture can be very varied, but the ideal is to always keep a clean and functional room, without too many ornaments or complements. The important thing is to find the right balance between style and functionality.

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Get the look:  Decapo table

To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To choose the right table you have to consider the material, shape and functionality. To optimise the space of the smaller rooms, folding and/or round tables are recommended. Rectangular tables are more suitable for large and spacious rooms.

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Get the look:  Pixie table

The chairs must be comfortable and comfortable, while the size and number are proportionate to the rest. Keep in mind that each diner should have at least 60cm of space available from another. As far as materials, textures and colours are concerned, one can indulge and play around with the other furnishings.

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Get the look:  Silla40 chair

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Get the look:  Tea chair

If space is left, and appropriately placed, bookshelves, cupboards and carpets can also be used to create a welcoming environment.

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Future Trends in Interior Design

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Future trends in interior design: follow your own taste with an attentive look at outgoing trends.

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Get inspired: the new Sancal Roll chair presented at  Imm Cologne 2020

Every year, new products arrive from the most renowned trade fairs and exhibitions. They come to arouse the desire to revisit the domestic environment. But what are the best advice to furnish your home in the near future?!

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The first rule is: tailor-made. Your home must be furnished mainly according to your tastes, available space and existing furniture and not according to the fashion of the moment, from which, in any case, you can take some inspiration.

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Here are some trends for the year 2020 to decor your home;
trends that you can customize according to your idea of style and needs.
Experts recommend to choose fabrics upholsteries in dark and deep, relaxing shades, such as the Classic Blue that is the Pantone colour of 2020. The Classic Blue is perfect for the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms as it is able to give a touch of depth to the space, as well as giving a sense of serenity and rest to the eye.

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Opt for natural and ecofriendly materials such as wood and furniture with simple but well cared for lines. Don’t miss also some colorful accessories, maybe with an original and extravagant shape that gives a touch of color and liveliness to the environment.

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Also abundant with mirrors in all the rooms, as long as they are large and design and therefore do not “age” the environment.
Always choose colourful carpets in patterns and geometries in warm shades that make you want to walk barefoot.

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Bright colours also in the kitchen and new vegetable motifs that already appeal to the younger generations who are increasingly opting for solutions in harmony with nature.

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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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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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