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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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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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:  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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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

 

 

 

My Holiday Home in Formentera

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My holiday home in Formentera. On holiday in the Balearic Islands, enjoying the sea and the sun in a house full of charm.

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Formentera is one of the most exclusive destinations to spend your summer holidays. Wonderful beaches, crystal clear water, trendy clubs and nightlife all night long. Being one of the most popular destinations, Formentera is very expensive in terms of accommodation, so it is advisable to rent or even buy a holiday home, away from the town and surrounded by nature so as to enjoy the tranquility of a magnificent island.

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What is the best way to make a holiday home cozy, chic, and comfortable at the same time? Now we will introduce you to our ideal holiday home through photos, tips and much more…

The Furnishing Style

The furnishing style is typical of the one of the islands in general, but in a softer, more essential and sophisticated version: white, wood and wrought iron are mixed with pastel shades that recall the colors of the sky, the sea and the surrounding vegetation such as light blue, green but also pink or red, the important thing is not to exaggerate too much with the color so that the visual impact does not result too “violent”.

Ideal dining room

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Ideal living room

A few frills, but great care in every little detail. From the choice of upholsteries, colours to furniture and accessories, from vintage pieces to plants: everything speaks of relaxation, serenity and well-being – and isn’t that exactly what we look for when we go on holiday?

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Get the look:  City Sofa

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Ideal bedroom

Wooden furniture to create warmth and white walls to give light to the bedroom.

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The Outdoor style

But the real gem are the outdoor spaces, to be shared in company. So let’s give vent to creativity with tables, chairs, deckchairs, sofas and garden armchairs always trying to combine design with quality and comfort.

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Get a similar look: Natura Table

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Get the look:  Cool-là Sofa

 

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The Minimalist Style

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The minimalist style. That’s how your home has to look to be truly minimalist.

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Minimalism is considered the purest expression of modern aesthetics; it entered our homes at the end of the last century as a manifesto of intentions, making the cleanliness and simplicity of its forms the rejection of a lifestyle dominated by the values of consumerism and emptiness appear. However, once the image of bare austerity that had characterized it in the nineties has been overcome, Minimalism changes, becomes softer and warmer, generating welcoming environments made of light and harmony.

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When the Minimalist style was born:

The expression “minimalism” spread in artistic contexts during the sixties, but its roots lie in the European cultural climate of the early twenties. Immediately after the First World War, indeed, in a climate of change and desire to overcome past experiences, Minimalism sees the light as an ideological movement even before as an aesthetic expression. Its origin is closely linked to the birth of the Modern Movement and Functionalism which, starting in 1919, were developed in the Bauhaus, a school founded in Germany by W. Gropius and which has become the most important forge of thought and experimentation in the fields of art, design and architecture. Minimalism contrasts with the historicism that had already emerged in art and architecture at the end of the 18th century. Through the elimination of ornamentation, considered useless and the legacy of an outdated culture, we want to enhance the beauty of what surrounds us. By eliminating what is superfluous, materials and forms are enhanced, there is no longer room for individualistic artifices and an essential, simple, universal design that is comprehensible to all is achieved. Its peculiarity is an aesthetic made of clean lines, flat surfaces, pure geometries and natural materials.

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Product in the picture:  Wassily Chair

Why the Minimalist style is so popular:

Minimalism continues to be successful thanks to the universality of its principles. In an age marked by excesses, frenetic rhythms, artificial images overloaded with colours and details, the minimalist house marks the space of order, balance and serenity. The use of natural materials, first and foremost wood and stone, the use of a few colours – with a preference for white to maximise the diffusion of light – the simple geometries of the square and rectangle and, finally, the renunciation of objects that are not considered essential to everyday life, make up relaxed, intimate environments, where one can find oneself and take refuge from external chaos.

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Let’s discover now how to give life to the house of our dreams:

The Living Room

Minimalist style doesn’t mean monastic life. Renouncing the superfluous in order to enhance the function of everything must, however, give rise to comfortable and welcoming environments, which invite you to rest and release well-being. The space in the photo conveys all this: a rigorous environment with clean, clean lines, no frills, yet warm and inviting thanks to the generously cushioned sofas.

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The Dining Room

Here are other excellent examples of how minimalism and the home intimacy can coexist in perfect symbiosis. The dining area of these houses has been stripped of all frills: nothing disturbs the eye, nothing distracts from the function. And yet, if you look closely, there is nothing missing that could limit its use, nothing that would affect its practicality.
At the same time, the feeling we have is of an intimate and welcoming environment, far from the cold image that often accompanies the idea of minimalism.

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The Studio

The studio is the home space where calm and order cannot be lacking, regardless of a life inspired by the principles of Minimalism. The need for balance, the need to withdraw into an introspective and reflective dimension impose the choice of a few, highly studied elements: a table, a chair and a lamp. Here, more than elsewhere, the lines become clean, the materials authentic, the basic colours suggest concentration.

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The Bedroom

The bedroom is the real test  for those who want to try their hand at a minimalist lifestyle. In this environment, indeed, it is easy to lose sight of the rigor that leads to peace and balance. The minimalist bedroom is therefore sober, with sheets that are strictly white or, at most, grey. And the same can be said of the walls. The only colors allowed to interrupt the whiteness of the linen are those of wood or concrete, strictly natural.

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Get the look:  Roya Armchair

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Get the look:  Nap Bed

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How to furnish a house in the 70’s style.

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How to furnish a house in the 70’s style. Lots of tips to furnish your home with the design inspired by the fashion of the 70’s.

 

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The style of the 70’s is returning to fashion and not only in cinema, clothing or music but also in interior design. The atmosphere of the past, the revolutionary feeling and the bright colors are slowly returning to the houses and upsetting the too sober and modern style that until now has been the master.

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In the 70’s the hippie folk style invaded the living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bedrooms, transforming them from bon ton and representative environments to kaleidoscopic and colourful universes. This is how the open spaces rich in wooden furniture, natural fabrics and objects with abstract shapes were created.

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But now let’s get on with the advice to create an environment inspired by the 70’s.

Colourful Living room:

To create a 70s style in your living room, the key word is “mix colors”! Play, fill and exaggerate with colour and especially with warm colours; create strong contrasts between the sofa, the armchairs, the curtains and the cushions without being afraid of making a mistake. The important thing is to avoid monotony and banality!

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Wooden Furniture:

In the typical 70’s house, one of the mainstays was represented by wood: a material that emits warmness and adapts to any environment and furniture. It can be used on tables, coffee tables, chairs, walls and floors, in short, almost anywhere, but be very careful not to turn the house into a mountain hut!

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A bit of Hippie Style:

Adding a bit of hippie style is always a winning move to create a typical 70’s style environment giving rise, therefore, to an easy and comfy aesthetic directly linked to Indian and psychedelic culture. Totems, fringes, dazzling images and blinding colours…

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The White Colour:

Despite the wide use of bright colors, in the 70s white was widely used. White, in fact, at that time became very fashionable because it represented the future; this fashion was born after the American landing on the Moon in 1969 and became the backdrop for many scenes of successful films: the first episode of Star Wars in 1977, the Milky Bar in Mechanical Orange in 1971, the Los Angeles interiors isolated in Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1970.

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Disco Atmosphere:

Who doesn’t remember the movie , released in 1978, Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta, disco culture has become mainstream?! Neon lights, intermittent dancefloors and colourful, sinuous sofas have contaminated living rooms around the world.

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Psychedelic Wallpapers:

If you want to create a 70’s decoration you can’t avoid to insert the wallpaper! Crazy and bright colours, psychedelic and redundant designs and pure energy. You don’t need to cover all the walls you have available, just choose one to give a touch of pure color to the environment!

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An Explosion Of Colours

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An explosion of colours. Story of an ideal apartment in the heart of New York.

 

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The famous architect Gio Ponti, in 1957 wrote the quote “Architecture is colourless and what you are working on is the environment, on landscaping”. Just three years earlier, precisely in 1954, Ettore Sottsass complained about the exclusive interest in structure displayed by modern architects, crying out for them to consider “a setting in the normal sense of the word”, and thus one made up of colours and emotional intensities that go well beyond any structural reality. He also added “By dint of whitening walls, of brightening things up and wanting more light, the significance of colours in architecture has almost been lost”.

 

Product in the picture: Barnaby Sofa

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These are old questions that are still relevant and even in one of the emblematic settings of contemporary global living , such as a very high end real-estate development in the heart of a metropolis, colour has been used to show how a setting can be transformed into a “domestic landscaping” and liberated from the abstractions of the structure that contains it.

 

Product in the picture: Illo Table

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Product in the picture: Lem Sofa

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“Entering a room with the right colours is like enjoying a balanced meal or listening to a suggestive piece of music: a pleasure for the senses, in which to linger is pleasant and refreshing. If managed with care, colour is no less important than a piece of furniture or the correct arrangement of the furniture, but it becomes a basic element to make a space alive and welcoming.”   Stephanie Hoppen

 

Product in the pictures: Mousse Sofa

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Feminine but not cloying, the shades of pink, raspberry and red never go unnoticed. The tonality of the raspberry includes the fruity nuances of cherry but also tomato and can be well combined with white, blue and gray creating lively and elegant atmospheres without ever compromising the visual impact of the environment.

 

 

Product in the picture: Shiko Magnum Bed

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A return of colour is in progress. The season of neutral and clear colours is not over, yet new, subtle chromatic nuances are beginning to creep in and replace classic preferences, to create warm, welcoming and lively environments.

 

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The Jungle Style

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The Jungle style. Exotic influence turns your home into a Caribbean oasis.

 

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Floral decorations and prints with large green leaves are the protagonists in environments that recall the atmosphere of distant countries.
The style of a house reflects who lives in it: the choice of a piece of furniture or the colour of the walls reflects the personality of those who love to make domestic spaces a place where they feel good, spending relaxing moments. This is also the case with the furnishings of the living room, par excellence the room to be dedicated to aperitifs with friends or to Sunday naps in the middle of the afternoon. Jungle style becomes fashionable, with its bright and bright colors that give life to a warm and welcoming environment. Used mainly for living room furniture, the Jungle style can also be very satisfying in the decoration of dining rooms, bathrooms and even bedrooms. Nature, impossible shapes, shadows, lights, bright colors, relaxation; all this defines this simple but well-kept style.

The Jungle style in the living room.

To make this place truly enjoyable, however, the attention to the selection of furniture that bring together design and functionality is not enough. What we need, in fact, is an eye for trends. In this regard, the styles that most intrigue designers and home decor enthusiasts are the tropical and jungle styles, both born as a declination of the style of exotic influences. Prints, complements and accessories that, for their colours and shapes, evoke journeys to distant lands and the atmospheres of tropical countries: these are the distinctive features that unite the two styles but there are also differences.

 

Product in the picture: DB Sofa 

 

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The Jungle style in the dining room.

Choosing the Jungle style for the dining room means giving life to an original space and making the home environment cheerful and witty. The predominant colour here is green, in all its shades, from the darkest and most intense to lime green. The purchases to be made immediately are a spotted wallpaper or with huge green leaves or vases with more particular shapes with large plants. The tropical style, on the other hand, evokes Caribbean atmospheres and finds its dominant feature in the accessories in the shape of pink flamingos. Another must-have that characterizes the tropical style is the pineapple, which is found in many pieces of furniture.

 

Product in the picture: Mullit Chair

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Product in the picture: Tortuga Round Table

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Product in the picture: Tortuga Rectangular Table

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The Jungle style in the bedroom.

Raw wood, abundant plants, colourful sheets with large leaves and large carpets that create an almost magical atmosphere. The bedroom, furnished in the Jungle style, must be “magical”. We suggest choosing oversized carpets that cover almost the entire room, so you can walk barefoot, like in the jungle, without feeling the cold.

 

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Product in the picture: Hayon x Nani Rug

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Timeless design pieces of furniture

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Timeless design pieces of furniture. The furniture that will stay with you when all the other furniture goes into the attic.

 

Do you know the saying “a diamond is forever”? In your opinion, is it possible, imagining our homes, to say the same thing, that is to say that “furnishing is forever”? The question arises spontaneously when you are about to furnish your home and you are attracted by furniture inspired by the latest design trends: the fear, however, is that, in a few years, they appear outdated and unpleasant. In reality, there are timeless pieces, true classics of furniture, that escape the whirlwind of fashion and preserve their beauty over time. They are often “smart” pieces which, due to their function or small size, can, over time, be moved from one room to another or even be reinvented, but which we will never tire of.

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The Console

The console is one of the eternal furnishings, present regardless of fashions and styles within each home. It is a container and, for this reason, useful and appreciated and has the ability to furnish different environments. Especially when small, we can find it at the entrance or in the corridor, in the bathroom, kitchen and, of course, in the living room. Like all classics, the console is a wild card that finds space in environments furnished with furniture of every style, which can be placed side by side with continuity or, alternatively, in contrast if you want to create a design accent.

 

Product in the picture: Kosmo Console

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The Bar Cabinet

Among the small pieces of furniture, the bar cabinet deserves a special mention. It is one of those objects that stands there in a corner, a little ‘forgotten, and yet has never lost its value and appeal. Proof of this is that there is no designer who does not boast a shout in his production. Whether it is modern and minimal or precious and hyper-decorated, the bar cabinet easily finds space between the sofas or next to the window, often adding a flirtatious twist to the furnishings of the entire room.

 

Product in the picture: Amalia 3 Bar Cabinet

 

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An Icon of Design

In the last twenty years we have witnessed the so-called democratization of design, which has brought objects of great design even inside the most common homes. Buying an icon of modern or contemporary design means adding quality and distinctiveness to the furniture and it is now customary to pass it from mother to child like the old window or the table of grandparents. A sixties lamp, eighties chairs or a coffee table from the year 2000 will find their place among the other furniture, perhaps beautiful, but certainly more anonymous, without ever getting tired of being admired.

 

Product in the picture: Archibald Armchair 

 

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The Light-Coloured Sofa

The light-coloured sofa is equivalent in its furnishings to what the black sheath dress represents for a woman’s wardrobe: a fundamental item. Whether in leather or fabric, the clarity of a white or light sofa gives warmth and spontaneous elegance to the environment and, of course, can approach different atmospheres. Excellent in both classic and contemporary environments, it loves both warm and cold colours and can be personalised and always updated in a thousand ways, playing with cushions and plaids.

 

Product in the picture: Cave Sofa 

 

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The Round Table

Another piece of furniture that we can buy without worrying that in a few years we might get tired is the round table. Here, too, it doesn’t matter whether in glass or marble and with a contemporary line or in the warm dark tones of wood and with sinuous classic lines. The round table has the advantage of being comfortable where space is lacking and we can accompany it to light and informal seats as well as structured and welcoming armchairs. It is often enhanced by creating a pleasant contrast with the rest of the furniture, choosing a solid material model on a modern furniture or vice versa if you have opted for furniture in style.

 

Product in the picture: Skorpio Table 

 

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Floor Lamps

For the floor lamps, the same is valid as for the bar furniture: they have always been in our homes, sometimes they seem to hide in the corners and then come back again as protagonists. Their characteristic is to be “totemic”, to have a strong sculptural presence and therefore to act as furniture. There are different types and very different shapes. And then they light up, coming in handy next to an armchair for reading, combined with a wall for those who love soft indirect light or, near the dining table or the sofa area, to replace the most common chandelier.

 

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The Mirror

There are objects that are handed down from generation to generation to which one recognizes the ability to preserve and transmit family affections. Among these there are the furniture and among the furniture the mirror wins. Perhaps because in past centuries the mirror was a rare and expensive object, it confirms its importance even in today’s homes, often acting as a focal point. An antique or modernist mirror can easily fit into the most varied contexts, succeeding in embellishing a corner or an entire room.

 

Product in the picture: Reflection Mirror 

 

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The Wooden Bed

Unlike other furnishings, the purchase of the bed undermines our certainties, because you rarely buy it thinking of replacing it over time. Fear is, therefore, that soon we will tire or that it appears dated. In fact, there are many types of bed that we find on the market, regardless of the alternation of fashions. Among these we recognize to the wooden bed just for the simplicity of the lines that characterize it, the ability to coexist with any type of furniture, affirming a timeless personality. In fact, even in the case of a possible change of house, or complete renovation, the old wooden bed will still find its place as a protagonist.

 

Product in the picture: Telemark Bed

 

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The Bergère Armchair

For everyone it is the grandmother’s armchair, but it continues to be the noblest of the seats and also the coolest. It was born in the eighteenth century and, it will be for the comfort of its soft padding, has never left our homes. Perfect for reading corners is often the ideal complement to the sofa area, succeeding with its many variations to deal with every style. From the most classic version, with its high back and wide armrests, to the models designed by the most fashionable designers, the bergère never loses its fundamental features, which are the comfort of the seat and the possibility of being inserted in every room of the house.

 

Product in the picture: Bergere Armchair 

 

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The most innovative materials for your kitchen worktop

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The most innovative materials for your kitchen worktop. Elegant and super functional worktops, thanks to the latest generation materials.

 

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For many of us, the kitchen is the most lived-in home environment, the one where we spend the most time. Here we prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner, which means washing, shredding, kneading, seasoning, cooking and, at the end, cleaning… These are all daily activities that take place on tops and worktops that must be practical and functional, but also resistant and easy to keep clean. The market really offers a rich choice of solutions ranging from the most classic materials, but technologically enhanced, to those of the latest generation. In fact, the tops are asked not to absorb liquids, to resist scratches and abrasions, to be stain-resistant, heat-resistant and also ecological. This month we have collected for you the most innovative materials for your kitchen worktop.

Viroc material.

Among the absolute novelties in the panorama of kitchens, Viroc is a composite material obtained from a mixture of pine wood and cement. From these we obtain a strongly compressed and dehydrated amalgam.
It is a versatile product that can also be used outdoors and in spaces other than the kitchen. The panels combine the flexibility and durability of wood with the strength of cement and have a natural appearance of black or gray and uneven surface. The Viroc material can also be found in other beautiful colours such as white, yellow, red or ochre. Other characteristics of the material are its resistance to UV rays and weather conditions, its strong opacity, its odourless, fireproof and non-toxic nature. It does not contain volatile dangerous components such as asbestos or formaldehyde. An excellent material, therefore, but it is neither renewable nor biodegradable.

kitchen in virok

 

Paperstone material.

Another welcome new entry into the world of worktops is Paperstone. Ecological since the production phase, it is also a composite material but made of 100% recycled office paper plus water-based resins and oils obtained from cashew shells. The Paperstone worktop is pleasant to the touch and to the eye, recalling the appearance of natural stone. Among the interesting physical characteristics of Paperstone we find the strong resistance to shocks and abrasions, the fact that it is stain-resistant, water-repellent and almost acid-proof. It is also available on the market in different colors and, although derived from paper, has a strong fire resistance. Its cost is absolutely affordable.

paperstone worktop

paperstone worktop 1

paperstone worktop 2

 

Fenix material.

Among the technologically advanced materials, Fenix is certainly one of the most innovative and is particularly suitable for refined and modern aesthetic solutions. The use of nanotechnology during the production phase allows to obtain an external surface that, treated with acrylic resins of new generation, hardened and fixed through a special process, is resistant to wear and chromatically stable. The worktop is opaque, impact-resistant and soft-touch. The name Fenix refers to the ability to regenerate from any surface scratches thanks to the thermal repairability. Maintenance is also simple and quick: a preheated cloth is used which must be rubbed on the damaged part: the heat does the rest.

fenix worktop

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Here a demonstration of the Fenix and a particular type of ceramic resistance by Italian furniture company Miniforms

The Fenix material is, as you could see in the video, also used in the dining tables. The Italian company Miniforms offers a wide range of dining tables available with tops entirely in Fenix or in Fenix with wooden edges. Here are a few examples:

Decapo Table

miniforms decapo table

 

Geronimo Table

miniforms geronimo table

 

Gustave Table

miniforms gustave table

 

Krion material.

Krion belongs to the solid surface category of which we know the well known Corian and to which it resembles in appearance and characteristics.  It is an ecological and 100% recyclable material, obtained from a mixture of 2/3 natural minerals and high strength resins. The Krion tops are warm to the touch and recall natural stone. In addition to white, you can have it in many colors and different thicknesses. Krion panels are processed as if they were wood and, in addition, it is possible to obtain soft and curved shapes by means of heat. In addition, compared to similar materials, it is lighter and therefore versatile and is also used outdoors as a facade cladding.
Easy to clean, it is rather resistant to stains and wear, but if damaged it can also be restored using an abrasive sponge. If several pieces have to be joined, the joints are invisible, the surface has no pores and is antibacterial, making it particularly suitable for kitchen and bathroom tops.

krion worktop

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Laminam material.

Laminam tops are characterized by their reduced thickness, being sheets of only 3 mm that are obtained from a mixture of natural raw materials. In fact, the production process requires that the basic materials, such as quarry clay, granite rocks and ceramic pigments, are wet ground and then compacted and sintered at a temperature of 1,300 °C. The thin surface produced is characterized by a high resistance to wear and tear but also to solvents or detergents. Due to its low thickness, the Laminam sheet is then glued to a plywood or cement panel. Laminam is a very aesthetically pleasing material that can be used both in the choice of colours and textures, succeeding in recalling, depending on the case, Corian, natural stones or the most up-to-date trending resins. The surface is finished to be smooth or irregular to the touch and to be opaque or semi-gloss. Beautiful, practical and functional, even if not for all pockets yet.

laminam worktop

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The Guide for a Perfect Living Room

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The Guide for a Perfect Living Room. How to choose the right furniture and how to arrange them to better furnish the space.

 

living room decor ideas

 

The living room represents the heart of the house, indeed, it is the image. It is the environment in which we spend the most time, in which we meet with friends and relatives, where we sit down for moments of relaxation in front of the TV or with a good book. Yet, even if we take it for granted that there are furnishings to be included, it is not at all easy to create the room we have in mind. In our living room there will be sofas and armchairs, cupboards, shelves, tables and paintings, but how do we advance in the choice of furniture and how do we distribute them in the environment to get a good result? What follows is a small, well thought-out guide for a perfect living room.

 

The Sofa:

 

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The sofa is the essential element of any living room. Normally it is the first thing you buy and it is the key element for the choice of the rest of the furniture. However, before you can even buy your beloved model, you need to talk about measures here. Let’s start by saying that usually a single sofa is enough and that it will have to fit into a room along with other furniture. The sofa must be in proportion to the size of the room and oversized models must be avoided even when space is at a premium. In these cases it is preferable to opt for two smaller sofas, with two or two and a half seats: they will better define the relaxation area and will be more practical and functional.

 

Recommended Sofas:

 

Lem Sofa

Lem Sofa Miniforms, designed by Francesco Beghetto, is a soft and a sinuous collection composed by two sofas, an armchair and an ottoman; the tubular structure with the aid of straps, is fully covered in fabric without using foams. The soft seat cushions and backrest on the shell fabric to ensure maximum comfort. A nice detail is the new foot in wood that enriches the Lem Sofa Miniforms collection. The new base fits on the existing one and, consequently, can be managed as “after sales” option.
It’s possible to choose the structure in beech wood or in aniline wood.

lem miniforms

Sumo Sofa

Sumo Sofa Sancal, designed by Yonoh for Sancal is a collection of two decorative elements: an armchair and a sofa. The designer was inspired by the contrast between the powerful silhouette of sumo wrestlers and the light wooden clogs that they use to and from the ring (dohyō). Sumo Sofa Sancal is characterized by strong curves and reduced dimensions that make it ideal for the decoration of public applications. The structure is made of ash wood available in a wide selection of finishings, from the natural shades to the vibrant colours.The sofa can be coated in fabric in a wide choice of colours. The covers can’t be removed.

 

 

sumo sancal

 

Xray Sofa

Xray Sofa La Chance can be defined as a work on the architecture of a sofa, indeed its internal structure is exposed and revealed,creating also a surprising ergonomics and comfort. In this way the sofa shows different personalities according to whether it is viewed from the front, the side or the back.  The structure is made of metal and is available in white and black or in red and blue colours. Coating is available in fabric in a wide choice of colours. Thanks to its unique and original design Xray Sofa La Chance can be inserted inside a house as well as in public areas.

 

xray la chance

Armchairs, chairs and stools:

 

 

living room armchairs ideas

Choosing a comfortable but not bulky sofa allows you to complete the conversation area and TV with other chairs, such as armchairs or chairs, that furnish and come in handy when you receive guests. If the space is not sufficient to accommodate one or two armchairs of the same model as the sofa, you can opt for armchairs or chairs recovered from family furniture that will give the environment warmth and personality. Although not suitable for long breaks of relaxation, inserting one or more stools is the clever and practical idea to have, in a small space, small countertops for magazines or remote controls, and at the same time additional seats.

 

Recommended Armchairs:

 

Fedele Armchair

 

fedele viccarbe

Fedele, designed by Victor Carrasco for Viccarbe, is an elegant and modern collection that includes an armchair, a sofa and a pouf.
Thanks to its balanced proportions and its versatile appearance, this collection is ideal for the domestic and commercial markets, indeed Fedele is perfect for the decoration of hotels, cafes, lobbies but also of  living rooms or waiting rooms.
The internal structure in solid wood is covered  in non-deformable polyurethane foam and polyester fibre.
Coating is available in a wide selection of fabrics and leathers.

 

Grasso Armchair

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Grasso Armchair Barcelona Design was designed by Stephen Burks who created an “overflowing” collection composed by an armchair, a footstool and a stool. The word that best define the Grasso collection is ultra comfort; indeed Grasso Armchair Barcelona Design invites the user to sit and relax thanks to its enveloping and particular backrest. The leather upholstery oozes over the bare iron structure to contrast with the most luxurious touch of the skin. The Grasso Armchair is available in a wide choice of structures and upholstery colors.

 

Nido Armchair

nido sancal

The Nido Armchair Sancal was designed by Rafa García who created a comfortable and modern collection composed by 6 dining chairs and 4 armchairs. The entire collection is characterized by the enveloping backrest that invites to relax and rest. Available in two different sizes, the Nido Armchair Sancal results an excellent solution for the decoration of luxury and modern living rooms but also of office spaces. The armchair’s versatility can be found in the feet options: in ash wood (available in 19 different colours) or in the metal version, in matte black epoxy finishing. The upholstery is available in fabric or leather in a wide choice of elegant colours. The Nido Armchair can be choosen also with zip that lets the user to remove upholstery.

 

Recommended Stools:

 

Grasso Stool

grasso barcelona design

Grasso Stool Barcelona Design was designed by Stephen Burks who created an “overflowing” collection composed by an armchair, a footstool and a stool. The word that best define the Grasso collection is ultra comfort; indeed Grasso Stool Barcelona Design invites the user to sit and relax thanks to its soft and particular seat. The leather upholstery oozes over the bare iron structure to contrast with the most luxurious touch of the skin. The Grasso Stool is available in a wide choice of structures and upholstery colors.

 

Pion Stool

pion sancal

The Pion Stool Sancal takes part of the large Pion Family composed by dining tables, side tables and a stylish stool.
The Pion Stool is available with lacquered wood base in 5 elegant colours. The top comes in natural or shadow finishings. The seat is available in leather (not removable).

 

Tembo Stool

tembo la chance

Tembo Stool La Chance was designed by Note Design Studio that created an original and modern bar stool insertable in both residential and professional spaces. The Tembo Stool is characterized by a wood metal body combined with a cork seat. The designer took the inspiration from the African tam-tams -Tembo, that means elephant coot in swahili and from the Memphis group of the 80s aesthetics. Tembo Stool La Chance is available in two different heights and in two different finishings: black body and mat black metal structure or coloured body (combination of green, blue, orange, yellow) and shiny lacquered orange structure.

 

The Coffee Table:

 

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Another essential element of the living room is the coffee table. This useful table becomes an opportunity to characterize the space and give strength and originality to the room: just observe a few rules. Choose an original model, which is in agreement with the rest of the furniture or that breaks with it; always opt for a low model: it will not “fall out” with the sofa and will be more practical to rest on books, vases and anything else. Or, when you have enough space, we can replace the classic front table with a comfortable pouf. It will act as a top and an extra seat, creating an elegant and modern aesthetic solution.

 

Recommended Coffee Tables:

 

Pinocchio Coffee Table

 

pinocchio miniforms

 

Pinocchio Coffee Table Miniforms, designed by Giopato E Coombes, is a elegant coffee table that plays down the standard role of the living room table. The sober and elegant aspect is enhanced by the new finishes, allowing to the item to be adaptable to bourgeoise furnishing solutions. The top is made in turned metal and is available in various lacquered colours; the legs comes in solid wood, in three different finishings: wood beech, wood aniline black and wood aniline blue.

 

Porcino Coffee Table

 

porcino miniforms

 

Porcino Coffee Table Miniforms is a modern coffee table available in two different sizes. The top is available veneered by horizontally sliced oak tree and the legs are made of steel rod. This combination of materials gives to Porcino Coffee Table Miniforms a young and elegant look. It’s possible to choose the structure among a choice of six different colours, also in the metal bronze finishing.

 

Diamond Pouf

 

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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.

 

The Rug:

 

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It may sound strange, but furnishing your living room starting from the carpet can help us to get on the right track right away. The carpet, in fact, delimits the space within and around which the seats and accessory furnishings will be placed, creating a mesh within which it will be easier to organize all the elements. In addition, the carpets can act as a focal point when in counterpoint to the style of other furnishings. Avoid carpets that are small in relation to the proportions of the relaxation area; a carpet that is large enough will give importance to the entire living room.

 

Recommended Rugs:

 

Cuadros Rug

 

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Cuadros Rug Nanimarquina is a classic piece of the Spanish company catalogue. Totally handmade in India it is composed by twenty different colours that, mixed together, create an unique and surprising visual impact. The colours form a magic checkerboard of vibrant colours that create a rhythmic sensation of movement. This design, born from a seemingly random combination of shades, actually follows a very specific linear sequence. The Cuadros Rug is available in various sizes and it’s suitable for the decoration of any room and space.

 

Estambul Rug

 

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The Estambul Rug Nanimarquina, was designed by Javier Mariscal who created a modern and exclusive design rug suitable for wide and bright living rooms. The design was inspired by the basic outline of the classic Persian rug. Using this concept as a starting point, the design is updated using unique patterns reminiscent of comics, synthesizing East and West, placing traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design in one product.  The Estambul Rug Nanimarquina is handmade and it is available in three different sizes in the Black on White finishing.

 

Rangoli Rug

 

rangoli nanimarquina

This is another masterpiece of Nanimarquina collection: Rangoli Rug Nanimarquina. It took the ispiration from Rangoli, a Hindu floral design with a long historic tradition: it is a welcome symbol which provides protection or offers good luck. The pattern is normally composed of flower petals, leaves, coloured powders, rice flour, and other elements that act as a vehicle for decoration. It’s charm and discreet elegancy make it perfect for the decoration of hallways, large living rooms and, in the smaller version, of bed rooms. Rangoli Rug Nanimarquina is available round in shape, in three different sizes.

 

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