Decorating the Living Room with Red

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Decorating the living room with red: the colour of passion adds a touch of exclusivity to the room.

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All lovers of red should know that very little is needed to brighten up a monochromatic and characterless environment. If your living room is therefore monochromatic, you can decide to add small touches of colour, such as the upholstery of an armchair or a sofa, to give more personality to the space.

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Get the look with Vermelha chair

So how best to use red in living room furniture? A good strategy, as we were saying before, is to choose this colour for single elements: for example for a chair, a sofa, a desk, a sideboard or a pouf. Alternatively, if you are not afraid to be daring, you can decide to distribute red in small doses throughout the room: for example, choose red cushions, curtains or carpets with a red print.

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Get the look with Rose chair

As red is a warm colour, it tends to make a room smaller: for this reason, in a small, dimly lit living room, it is better to avoid painting all the walls in this colour… Red is an energetic and lively colour: for this reason, it is better to use this colour only in the living area and not in the sleeping area.

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Get the look with Lounger armchair

To make your living room harmonious, you can combine the red colour of the walls with brown and in general with all shades of wood. A furnishing that skilfully combines white and red is certainly very impressive.

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5 Must-Have Designer Rugs for your Living Room.

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5 must-have handmade rugs ideal for the decoration of your living room.

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The rug is one of the most popular pieces of furniture to decorate the living room, making it warm and cosy. In addition of being a decorative element, the rug can be also functional, indeed, if you have children, it dampens noise and possible falls.

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In this post we recommend some entirely handmade decorative carpets designed by famous designers, ideal for adding a touch of colour and hygge style to your living room. Rectangular, square or round, it doesn’t matter the shape or size, what matters is quality, elegance and functionality!

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Let’s discover together the 5 must-have designer rugs for your living room!

 Jie rug

Jie is an elegant collection composed by two handmade rugs. It is characterized by different little decorations on it surface that make the rug a bit sophisticated and exclusive. Available in 3 different sizes,  Jie is suitable for the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms.

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 Losanges rug

The Losanges rug was designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec who created an elegant collection of exclusive rugs available in three different sizes. With the Losanges collection, the designers continue their study of simplicity and elegance, reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug by using ancient kilim techniques.

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Capas rug

Capas is an elegant collection of handmade rugs, designed by Mathias Hahn. The collection is focused on the creation and use of layers of colors, tonality and shadow to generate intense depth while also being easy enough to blend into any environment, due to the presence of a wide range of chromatic shades.

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Flora Promenade rug

The Flora Promenade rug, available in 2 shapes, is an exercise in reinterpreting the artist’s floral work transferred to the rug. The designer has worked carefully on the selection of each of the flowers, paying special attention to the scale and color in search of the appropriate compositional balance to ensure that Promenade is integrated and coexists in multiple spaces.

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Silhouette rug

Silhouette, designed by Jaime Hayon is a collection of rugs suitable for indoor and outdoor use that highlights the acclaimed casual style of the designer and artist. Depicted with a delicate stroke, the illustration defines the silhouettes of several imaginary characters that intertwine and coexist in a beautiful composition. Nine faces are distributed at different angles so that the rug can be viewed from any perspective, fitting perfectly in any space.

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The 4 Chicest Modern Sofas of 2021

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The 4 chicest modern sofas of 2021: let’s discover the best designer sofas in vogue for this year!

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This year’s interior designers offer a wide choice of very comfortable, modern, chic sofas with an exclusive and easily recognisable design. Leaving aside minimalism and the essential, the design world for this 2021 opts exclusively for comfort with elegant, enveloping and soft lines without neglecting quality in the least.

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Let’s discover together the 4 chicest modern sofas that can not be missed in a home!

Bonaldo Cave sofa

The Cave sofa, characterised by a sophisticated yet linear style, great comfort and the typical quality of Made in Italy, is one of the most popular and best-selling Italian sofas in the world. It easily adapts to various styles, from modern to contemporary and in some cases even classic… It has a strong visual impact when placed in large environments such as open spaces.

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Zanaboni Nouvelle Vague sofa

Nouvelle Vague represents luxury, exclusivity and art combined with design. The Nouvelle Vague sofa is not only extremely elegant, but also comfortable, luxurious, modern and versatile. It can be placed in living rooms, museums, waiting rooms and palaces.

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Gallotti&Radice Cloud sofa

Cloud is famous for its original, chic and elegant design, reminiscent of a cloud. Sitting on the Cloud sofa gives the feeling of being suspended in the air, so comfortable is this exclusive design piece. Its versatility allows it to be placed in various contexts and combined with various styles.

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Natuzzi Iago sofa

The Iago sofa is characterised by square, linear forms that harmonise with the softness of the upholstery for a surprising aesthetic result. The particularly low seat gives Iago comfort and pleasantness. Iago is an exceptional sofa with a reinvented classical flavour, ideal for embellishing shared and familiar environments.

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Ideas and Tips: How to Make the Living Room Larger

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Ideas and tips: how to make the living room larger in just a few steps.

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The sofa is the reference point and focal element of the living room, and it is on this piece of furniture that we must focus all our attention to make the living room larger. The choice of sofa is certainly one of the best memories we all have of when we were setting up our home. The simplest and most obvious reasoning would lead us to prefer a small sofa, and perhaps a couple of armchairs, in a small living room. This is a furnishing mistake, for the simple reason that so many small pieces of furniture “suffocate” the room!

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Get the look with:  Mousse sofa

So when furnishing a living room, always focus on the essentials: a large, comfortable and enveloping sofa, one or more coffee tables and a carpet. These few essential elements will create a functional, bright and spacious environment.

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Get the look with:  Tiptoe sofa

Another trick of many interior designers is to use sliding fabric doors to divide the various rooms in the house, reclaiming precious space, giving a touch of elegance to the house and the feeling of a larger room with more light.

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Discover how to give a room a new look with  Textile Folding Doors

An elegant rug is a must in any self-respecting living room, a decorative element that is becoming increasingly popular in new furniture designs.
The inclusion of a rug in the living room used to be a habit that has almost been lost with the latest generations, who prefer more modern styles.

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But, in recent years it has come back into fashion as, a large rug, perhaps in light shades, will give us the feeling of open space and a larger living room. Even better if we match the colours of the rug to those of the surrounding walls, because we will also gain the light effect.

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Get the look with:  Silhouette rug

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Home Decor Ideas for Autumn Season

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Home decor ideas for autumn season: how to give the home a warmer and more comfortable look.

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With the arrival of autumn we feel the need to make the house a welcoming retreat, a nest in which to take refuge when the days get shorter and protect us from the temperatures that begin to drop.

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Let’s discover together the most effective tricks to use to decorate the house in the cold seasons!

Accessories

It takes little to give rooms a more comfortable look, for example by choosing the right textiles for the living room and bedroom, opting for soft and comfortable pillows, rugs, poufs, wool blankets and fabric covers.

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Get the look with  Bali Pouf

The Sofa

If you are planning to change the sofa, we suggest you to choose a very soft and enveloping fabric model with a chaise longue or additional modules that allow the user to lie down and sleep.

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The Reading Corner

A reading corner is one of the focal points of the home during the cold seasons. Also in this case a very comfortable armchair with a high and enveloping backrest is a must. Another solution could be a chaise longue that would give a touch of style to the room.

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A Cozy Bedroom

As far as the bedroom is concerned, you have to focus on the most important element: the bed. If you have a bed with a wooden frame and headboard, we recommend you to abound with accessories: pillows, blankets, upholstered benches and furnishing accessories that balance the minimalism of the bed.

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If you feel like changing your bed, we recommend a model with upholstered frame and headboard; a soft but modern, comfortable and informal one like Flou’s Nathalie bed designed by the great architect Vico Magistretti

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Small Living Room Decor

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Small living room decor: some creative and smart solutions to furnish a small living room following the latest trends.

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When you have a small living room you should use some tricks to make it cosy and elegant, avoiding the two most common mistakes: making the room “heavy” and making it less functional. So the two keywords for this year will be: order and minimalism!

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Get the look with:  Mastea coffee table

Order

Order always comes first! In a small space it is necessary that the visual impact is always pleasant and harmonious, so it is important to avoid clutter or a decorative style that includes too many accessories, such as the Boho Chic style, for example.

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Minimalist style

As far as style is concerned, it is advisable to opt for minimalist and/or modern style. Few pieces of furniture with clean, rounded lines (the new trend for the autumn/winter season), accompanied by some design elements to give a touch of class to the environment.

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Small comfortable sofa/armchair

The living room, regardless of its size, must be able to function as a space for relaxation and entertainment. So, let’s opt for an extremely comfortable and enveloping sofa and/or armchair with soft lines that will create a pleasant contrast with the minimalist style of the room.

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Pouf

The pouf, versatile and multifunctional, is a useful and almost indispensable element in a small living room. It can be used in various ways, to sit, rest your feet when lying on the sofa or as a coffee table.

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Choosing the Right Sofa Shape

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Choosing the right sofa shape: let’s discover together the various  sofas types and their features.

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The sofa, together with a few other furnishing elements, is an essential presence; it represents the need for a comfortable place to rest and relax.

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Over the years the shape of sofas have drastically changed, adapting to fashions, various types of homes and people needs.

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Let’s see together the most common and peculiar characteristics to guide the choice on the model that is right for us.

Linear sofa

The most classic and elegant of shapes that will never go out of fashion. Usually it is a two or three seater sofa, but there are also larger ones. It is the best-selling form, which allows the sofa to be used alone or in combination with armchairs or other sofas to give life to the living room, the relaxation area for family and guests. Perfect for medium/small sized apartments.

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Daybed

The daybed is a comfortable seat half bed and half sofa and results to be a winning choice for the decoration of modern and chic living rooms or even  bedrooms. Indeed a daybed is able to furnish in an elegant way; it can also be combined with other sofas or armchairs in order to add more seats.

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Peninsula sofa

A variant of the linear sofa, definitely in vogue for a few years, is the one
with chaise longue. A seat is inserted as an end element
with a backrest but stretched out, so you can lie on it. It is an element
which gives additional comfort to the sofa, making it suitable for long pauses of relax.

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Corner sofa

The corner model is perfect when inserted in very large and bright living rooms. This form of sofa is characterized by a strong vocation for conviviality. In fact, even if it does not take up more space than two linear sofas placed at right angles, it offers more seats and, above all, invites informality. It is also perfect for separating two distinct areas within the same space. It can be placed against the wall or in the middle of the room.

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Island sofa

An “island” sofa is a sofa that allows you to sit on several sides. Obviously it is a sofa that cannot be placed next to the walls but which finds its place in the middle of the room. It is perfect in modern environments and creates a relaxed atmosphere. The shape is often irregular to allow more than one sitting mode, comfort being its strength.

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Get the look with  La Isla sofa

Designer sofa

If you love art and design and you are looking for an “important” sofa from an aesthetic point of view, you can opt for a sculptural model with an original and artistic shape. Perfect for sophisticated environments that privilege image over functionality.

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The 5 most Comfortable Design Armchairs of 2020

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The 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020: enveloping, soft and obviously very chic.

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Beautiful to see and even more enjoyable to use! This is the trend for 2020 with collections of upholstered armchairs with original design focused on comfort and intensive use of the product itself.

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Let’s discover together the models and features of the 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020!

Kristalia Brioni armchair

Inspired by the Adriatic Sea archipelago of the same name, Brioni is a collection of seats consisting of lounge chairs, daybeds and poufs with a soft and full look. Designed initially for outdoor use, the six Brioni elements have been redesigned by LucidiPevere for domestic use: the entire surface of the seat is now upholstered in fabric or leather, without the dark lower band that avoided contact with the ground.

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Kristalia Tenso armchair

Designed by Luca Nichetto, Tenso is a system composed of padded elements inspired by tensile structures. The fulcrum of the system is the frame, a light and solid tubular structure on which the various elements – seats, backrests, cushions and table tops – are fixed, creating a tension that keeps the various parts suspended and open, like a welcoming embrace. The upholstered elements, to be combined at will to create armchairs, sofas, sofas with peninsula or pouf, even with built-in table tops, are soft and comfortable, while the fabric or leather upholstery features tailored details.

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Miniforms Botera armchair

Rounded shapes, precious upholstery, modern design that recalls the Botero’s art! These are the main features which characterized this comfortable and beautiful armchair. The Botera armchair is available in two different heights and in a various range of upholsteries in order to satisfy all user’s tastes and needs.

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Fritz Hansen Egg armchair

The Egg is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design – a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Experience originality and design that ages with beauty with the Egg in leather and indulge in its sculptural curves that will last for generations.

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Sancal Alpino armchair

The designer took inspiration by nature and in particular by mountains. The soft peaks of the base and back cushions overlap, just like a mountain range. The backrest nestles your head in a comfortable position; ideal for binge-watching, reading or dozing off after a walk in the countryside. A serene and simple design, not without constructive complexity due to its unique arm shapes and the soft yet thin backrests. The Alpino armchair is available in 2 different models and in a wide range of upholsteries and colours in order to satisfy all user’s tastes.

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What’s your favourite one?!

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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 Trendiest Poufs

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

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

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

1) Elephant Pouf

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

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2 Tonella Pouf

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

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3 Chat Pouf

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

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4 Diamond Pouf

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

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5 Meeting Point Pouf

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

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6 Party Pouf

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

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