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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The Natural Style at Home

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The natural style at home: a conscious and eco-sustainable choice but also an opportunity to create relaxing environments.

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The natural style is characterized by combinations of sober/neutral materials/colors, inspired by the Scandinavian style. It is not necessary to overturn the house to create the natural style, just choose wisely furniture, accessories and coverings that will make the space more welcoming and intimate.

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The natural style enhances the light thanks to specific materials such as wood and rough stone. This encounter between natural light and these organic and naturally imperfect materials gives the environment delicacy and personality.

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How to create the natural stile at home:

– Wood: it’s the material par excellence that best represents natural style. In addition to furniture, wood is also ideal for covering the walls, resulting in a functional and decorative solution that will give warmth and at the same time keep the atmosphere relaxed.

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– Being inspired by Scandinavian style: so we try to opt for a minimalist but comfortable style by choosing pastel colors that recall nature. In the living room we recommend sofas and armchairs with fabric upholstery and wooden frame.

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– Using plants as a decorative element: a house full of plants is a house full of life! Perfect in the kitchen and dining room, plants give oxygen, furnish almost better than an accessory and match any style!

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– Less is more: let’s try to concentrate more on essentiality as nature does. Decorate your home only with what is strictly necessary to ensure comfort and well-being of the senses. The environment will be more spacious, bright and therefore harmonious.

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Get the look:  Butterfly chair

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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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