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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The Praise of the Essential in Furnishing.

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The praise of the essential in furnishing: how to renovate the house for the winter season.

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Whether it’s furniture or furnishing accessories, almost all the designers’ projects for next winter have one thing in common: the praise of the essential. The object must be beautiful and useful in the sign of soft Modernism.

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The Kitchen.

The kitchen has become the heart of the home, especially in this period of health emergency, increasingly technological and at the same time increasingly comparable to the status symbol of a supercar.

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Italy is undoubtedly the home of top-of-the-range kitchens, combining culinary wisdom, traditional craftsmanship and excellence in design, all ingredients that make it the spearhead of the sector.

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The Dining Room.

If the kitchen is considered the heart of the house, the dining room is its belly button and the table is its master. The trend for the new year is to mix high-tech structures with copper, bronze, raw iron, matt lacquered trellis-shaped or with crossed central legs with tops in various shapes, especially rectangular with acid-etched glass and ceramic finishes and solid wood with irregular edges in order to take up the vintage trend in a modern key.

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The dining table will be accompanied by stylish seats conceived by the designers in the search for ideal proportions, enhancing the hand, eye and heart of the craftsman, with the seat upholstered in leather, eco-leather or nubuck and the legs upholstered in the same finish to highlight its importance. In Anglo-Saxon countries, large dimensions are usually preferred (250×100 cm. the most requested), while in other countries the size of 200×100 cm. is chosen.

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The Living Room.

The most eclectic architects and interior designers prefer unusual shapes and finishes to decorate the living room, and more and more they tend to have their standard products customised (sometimes exaggeratedly) by manufacturers in order to give a touch of exclusivity to the environment, thus giving the customer the feeling of having purchased an unique product.

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Minimalism is back, just a few pieces but of the highest quality, thanks to the made in Italy and its reinvented fundamentals in different segments and returned to the centre of moodboards all over the world.

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The Outdoor.

In the eyes of the average consumer, the outdoors does not arouse the same reverential fear associated with indoor design, but since every outdoor space is potentially a space to be lived in, products intended for the general public are treated in the smallest detail on a par with indoor products, using a sophisticated style and using the reference models of great designers in the weather proof version.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Geronimo Table

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Gustave Table

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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.

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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.

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Breakfast in America

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Breakfast is the first and the most important meal of the day. Let’s discover the most suitable tables for a perfect “Breakfast in America”!

Small, square, round or oval. These are some features for an ideal table insertable in a kitchen or in a narrow dining room.

 

Gualtiero Table Miniforms

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Eaten in the early morning before going to work, breakfast is so important for health because it gives the energies needed to face the day. Usually breakfast is consumed in the kitchen, a warm and cosy place where the whole family gathers at the table before going to work, school, etc…. To furnish a kitchen, wood and pastel lacquered colours are preferable in order to make the environment more comfortable.

 

Geronimo Table Miniforms.

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The square shapes, both fixed and extendable if the family is large, are preferable thanks to their practicality and versatility because they can be inserted in any environment and style of furniture. If the family nucleus is composed of only two people, the table with round shape is ideal: chic, modern and space-saving, which can easily be reused as a coffee table in a living room.

 

Illo Plus Table Miniforms

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Illo Table Miniforms

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For larger families we recommend tables with an original or oval shape, mixing various materials and/or colours in order to give a touch of vivacity to the kitchen and avoid that the environment is too heavy, without losing elegance and refinement.

 

Vichy Table Sancal

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Aquario Table Barcelona Design

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