The Office Space in 2021

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The office space in 2021: smart working and evolution in the workplace, there are many ways of designing it.

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Smart working is generally viewed negatively because it precludes contact with other colleagues, the exchange of ideas and opinions, the chance to meet new people and engage with them and, in a broader sense, forces the worker to shut himself in and leave the world outside.

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Because of COVID-19 this condition is necessary but experts claim that you will return to work in the office, in a different, smoother, more versatile and more effective way. Let’s find out how!

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There is a need to redesign the paradigms of the spatial organisation of offices; we can no longer think of the office as a battery of computers and desks all alike. The office must become an inspirational model for small communities. A place for sharing and motivation.

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If it is true that the ‘traditional’ office will not disappear completely, it is also true that smart working from home will not disappear. There will be a real fusion between these two solutions. The smart worker will have to be able to choose how to work and where to work. There will be fewer offices. More identity-based. More open. Specialised. Places to go when needed, not necessarily at the same time every day.

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Obviously, much more will have to be done: we will have to work on materials that can be sanitised, on laminates that are easy to clean with the right reagents, on fabrics that are easy to sanitise. It will be indispensable to facilitate the movement of furniture and its spacing in space.

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The trend for the year 2021 is that in the office, whether at home or in the company offices, the window will increasingly be the most important and focal point. No longer just as a threshold separating inside from outside, but as an opening to the world.

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Kitchen Trends 2021: The Barstool

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Kitchen trends 2021: the typical barstool is enjoying new success in private homes.

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Known since time immemorial as the typical stool used for furnishing bars, today stools are becoming part of the domestic environment, positioned next to the more traditional dining room chairs. If in bars the stool has the function of a temporary seat for a quick drink, in the home, around a kitchen counter, it takes on a function of hospitality and conviviality.

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The most typical example is in fact the kitchen stool, which alongside islands and peninsulas, or simply around the table, is perfectly suited to the increasingly common need for quick lunches and snacks.

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This type of seating is available in a wide range of models: backless, without armrests, with a wooden or upholstered backrest and with armrests.

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Whether simple, minimalist, colourful, covered in fabric or leather, stools are to all intents and purposes the new ‘home’ design element thanks to their versatility and modern style.

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Characterised not only by the “unusual” height of the legs, these seats offer special attention to materials. For a stool to sit on for a long time, it is advisable to choose a soft upholstered and enveloping seat and backrest. It is perfect to place in the home around the kitchen peninsula, to host friends for an aperitif, but at the same time it is a very elegant seat at the counter of a cocktail bar.

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If you are looking for a more minimalist or rustic style, it is better to opt for stools with metal legs or made entirely of wood.

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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.

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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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Furniture Trends for Autumn 2020

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Furniture Trends for Autumn 2020: reinterpretation of vintage style in a modern key.

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For this autumn, the world of interior design will focus on revisiting materials and iconic furnishings from the past, inserting them in the most modern contexts, creating a bridge between the present and the past never so topical.

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Iconic furniture:

The best design furniture with a vintage touch are definitely those belonging to the famous companies Knoll, Vitra or BD Barcelona Design… Their products can be perfectly combined with the most innovative materials such as fenix or the new antibacterial surfaces, which are treated with a silver ion compound and eliminate 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria that proliferate and lurk in the home.

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Ceramic:

Many of the trends of the moment have seen the revival of elements that seemed to have gone out of fashion, re-proposed today as exclusive solutions with a vintage-chic soul. One of these is certainly the rediscovery of marble-effect ceramics as the top of dining tables.

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Vienna straw:

Another element that is back in vogue, revisited in a modern key, is the so-called “Vienna straw”, famous thanks to the famous “bistro chairs”, produced by hand weaving the straw. A poor and natural element by definition, which today is reproposed as a refined and elegant complement on seats, tables, headboards, lamps and accessories.

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2020 was a year full of surprises and twists for interior design world too. Many furnishing elements that had been on the margins for years returned in vogue, the house took on a new role and became the focus of our lives. The constant trend will be to create an increasingly welcoming, comfortable and tailor-made environment.

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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!

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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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– 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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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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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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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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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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