Your New Sofa Buying Guide

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Your New Sofa Buying Guide for the purchasing of one of the most important item for your home or office.

 

Buying a new, design sofa is not an easy undertaking and could become very challenging; There are many factors to consider in addition to the purchase cost, the brand to choose and the model.
That’s why we decided to provide an easy and smart guide, called “Your New Sofa Buying Guide”, in which we have collected all the inspiration and essential hints and tips you’ll need when considering one of the most important purchases for your home or office.

Charlotte Sofa Modà Collection.

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The Available Space.

Recent studies on people’s habits when they are at home show that we spend most of our time in the living room, sitting or lying on the sofa. We watch television, surf the Internet or simply relax after a long day’s work. So the choice is extremely important!
Always pay close attention to the available space so that you do not buy a sofa that is too large, that compromises the visual impact of the entire space, or that is too small not to be useful for use.
Consider the light points of the room, both natural and artificial. The number of people who will use it, large families with children or only adults such as relatives or friends, in this case you might consider buying a corner sofa, for example.

BI Back Light Green L Daybed Kann.

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Measure up your living room

Beware that before buying a sofa you need to have in mind the size of the living room, but also the access points to the living room itself and to your home. Can the sofa be transported by elevator? Will it pass through the stairwell and the front door? If not, can it be passed through the window? And finally, will the supplier’s truck be able to pass through the street where we live and stay in front of our house?
These could be problems, easily solved, to take into account before making the purchase so as not to waste money and time unnecessarily.

Style and Comfort.

Modern, classic, vintage or iconic style… modular sofas with chaise longue with or without armrests… there’s something for everyone!
Bizarre designs, enveloping shapes, soft and comfortable backrests enriched with hand stitching, precious fabrics such as cotton, velvet, natural leather, linen, wool or even cashmere such as, for example, the products of Modà Collection that uses the luxurious cashmere fabrics of Loro Piana.
In any case, comfort must be the first priority! In case of additional back support it is recommended to choose sofas with high or reclining backs, wide armrests for the arms and also chaise longue to stretch the legs so that you can squeeze a nap if necessary.

Sumo Sofa Sancal.

 

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La Isla Sofa Sancal.

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Which upholstery?

Fabric: it’s the most used upholstery because its very versatile and so it can be combined with any style and type of furnishing. It is also easy to wash and to keep cleaned. It is usually available in a very wide range of colours and variants: fabric trame, bubble, jeans, sponge…

Linen: it’s a very very elegant upholstery and is able to give a touch of style to any environment. It is a cool material which keep you fresh during summer and most of all is the most durable material for sofas.

Wool: perfect during the winter season, it keeps you warm and comfortable. Its elegant and, the most important thing, is characterized by its natural stain resistance. It expresses all its potential in the colours of light blue, green, ancient pink and beige.

Leather: it’s the most exclusive and luxury upholstery. A bit expensive but, if it’s well maintained, it can last en entire life! The more time passes the more leather becomes precious and charming adding character and personality to the environment in which the sofa is inserted.

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I hope you liked our guide, Your New Sofa Buying Guide, and I hope it will be useful for you when you decide to buy your new fantastic sofa!

 

The 10 most particular furnishings of all time

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This month we have selected for you the 10 most particular furnishings of all time, choosing among the best brands.

 

1) Bolt Stool by La Chance

Bolt stool by La Chance was designed by Note Design Studio and was awarded as the Best Stool of 2013 by Wallpaper Magazine. It is composed by four cylinders of solid beech wood bounded together by a copper ring, that make Bolt an extremely comfortable stool or an elegant and beauty side table. It is available in two versions: Jekyll and Hyde.

 

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2) Twist Desk by Reflex

Twist by Reflex is an extremely elegant writing desk with the top coated in natural white, hazelnut,ice leather or in dune leather. Divisions are in Canaletto walnut wood or in ebony with shiny finish.Legs are in metal graphite finish.

twist writing desk

3) Birk Bag by Modà Collection

Birk Bag Modà Collection is a handmade magazine holder with the shape of a bag, it is made of wood (matt ebony,natural walnut, and moka ash), leather and Loro Piana Interiors cashmere. Birk with it’s revolutionary design and the high quality of materials is a precious and unique complement that combines fashion with furnishing.The closing mechanism (with leather connection) is typical of a normal bag. Birk Bag has the right to take part of the 10 most particular furnishings of all time!! It is the detail that makes the difference. A pearl in your living room, the jewel of your bedroom.

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4) Rombo Coat Stand by Miniforms

The Rombo Coat Stand is a stylish and glamorous decorative element. It combines technology and fine craftsmanship, indeed it is a laser-cutting steel plate that is then hand-calendered and colored with epoxy powders to obtain its characteristic opacity. Rombo Coat Stand Miniforms is able to decorate a room as well as an art gallery thanks to its artistic image.

 

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5) Borghese Coffee Table by La Chance

The Borghese coffee table was designed by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for La Chance who created an atypical and stylish decorative element taking the inspiration from stone or umbrella pines at Villa Borghese, situated in Rome. The dense network of branches is represented by a graphic steel framework that supports three irregular wooden tops. The tables can be combined together in order to create an original composition. The structure is made of black textured steel, instead the surfaces are available in solid oak wood.

 

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6) Dalilips Sofa by Barcelona Design

The original Dalilips was designed by Salvador Dalí and Oscar Tusquets in 1972. Spanish company Barcelona Design has the exclusive world marketing rights and after more than thirty years, thanks to the new technologies such as the polyethylene rotational moulding technology has become possible to put this masterpiece of design into the industrial production. Dalilips is characterized by its sensual lips shape, so real and expressive that can give a touch of exclusivity to any environment in which it is inserted. It is comfortable and enveloping, indeed is possible to sit or to sink into it.
Dalilips is perfect for the decoration of outdoors but even of museums or art galleries.

 

dalilips barcelona design7) Venus Bookcase by Driade

Venus designed by Fabio Novembre for Driade is an extremely original and elegant bookshelf that has been presented at the Salone del Mobile 2017. The designer added a figurative element into a bookshelf, in this case a statue of Venus made of white marble that rests in between the slabs made of solid oak wood. The result is an artistic furniture that can be inserted in a living room as well as in public areas.

 

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8) Haumea-T Table by Gallotti&Radice

Haumea-T by Gallotti&Radice was designed by Massimo Castagna who gave life to an extraordinary modern round table composed by four different elements: a base, a metal part, a removable tray and a transparent extra light glass top (15mm thick). The base, made of wood, is available in two finishings: black open pore and rust lacquered wood. Metal parts come in bright brass, coppered brass, black chromed brass or in hand burnished brass. The removable tray is available in bright brass or in black chromed glass.

 

haumea t gallottiradice9) Torototela Desk by Miniforms

Torototela Desk Miniforms produced by Italian company Miniforms is a modern work station ideal for notebook or iPad with front speakers emitting a high quality of sound.The system works with every audio source with output jack (aux or headphones) and playback high-quality stereo sound. Legs are available in oak wood. The structure is in lacquered wood in the colours of black, white and red.

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10) Nemo Armchair by Driade

Nemo probably is the winner in the selection of the 10 most particular furnishings of all time. It was designed by Fabio Novembre for Driade who created an artistic armchair suitable both for indoors and outdoors. It’s main feature is represented by the human mask that decorates the entire backrest. The design is catching and fascinating, for this reason Nemo is perfect for the decoration of exclusive environments giving them a touch of mystery. The armchair is available fixed or swivel with structure in polyethylene available in various colours.

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Our Design Philosophy

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Our Design Philosophy applied to your beautiful home.

Hygge is a new Scandinavian philosophy of happy living. Here is how to apply it to your home to make it warm, cozy and comfortable.

It is said that the Danes are the happiest population in the world and that the formula of well-being, for so many desirable but complex to explain, is summed up by them as “hygge”.
Hardly translatable with a single word, it indicates a mix of positive sensations that invite comfort, good living, being together and enjoying small things. And isn’t that also the truest sense of a “home”?

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THE 10 most confortable sofas of 2018

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We have collected for you a list of the 10 Most Comfortable Sofas of 2018 choosing among the best brands of furniture.

 

1-Atum Sofa SitLand

Atum sofa by SitLand is designed with geometric lines that give life to a product of large volume but, at the same time, with balanced proportions. The structure in solid wood ensures resistance. Every cushion pad is made in high-density and capacity expanded polyurethane, in order to achieve utmost comfort. A wide range of valuable upholsteries is available. The wide back and seat cushions are embellished with stitching, with squares with “double butterfly” pattern or alternatively, a matelassé pattern. The wide Atum seats are supported by four cantilever supports in harmonic steel, chromed and with anti-slide gliders,confering optimum elasticity to the structure and minimizing pressure points.

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