How to plant a forest inside the house

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Designed by Mario Mazzer and manufactured by Bonaldo, the hooks on this traditional coat hanger have creative twists. Tree Coat Rack is made from colored polyethylene, which makes it friendly for the outdoors as it is weather resistant and useful inside the house.

Tree Coat Rack by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

Tree Coat Rack by Bonaldo

Tall, skinny, and modern, it is perfect for belts, clothes, jewelry, hats, scarves, as well as beach and bath towels, all of which hang on the angled branches. While the Tree Coat Rack holds a lot of items because of its long branches, it is decorative at the same time, even when it’s empty and especially when grouped with other Tree Coat Racks.

Tree Coat Stand by Mario Mazzer and manufactured by Bonaldo

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Color Story – cognac can be non-alcoholic

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Associated with rich cooper color and intrinsic warmth, the beautiful deep orange shades of cognac are a popular choice for modern interiors and stunning designs from Italy. Perfectly paired with a grey palette as well as with earthy tone, cognac is the go to shade for fashion brands like Hermes and MCM, and a common upholstery choice for furniture manufacturers like Cierre with its Boheme leather armchair and Nicoline’s Bric velvet sectional sofa. Other ways to bring in this uber sophisticated shade is through a lighting fixture like Birdie by Foscarini with its newest copper option or a super hip wall unit composition by Gruppo Tomasella.

Modern interiors featuring deep orange shades

 

 

Defining Design – Wainscoting, the Band-Aid of wall coverings

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Dating back to 16th century England, wainscoting was associated with the most modest of dwellings, initially used on the lower interior sections of stone walls to insulate the room from cold and damp weather elements. With better construction methods and the popularization of HVAC systems, wainscoting transitioned from a dampness and coldness Band-Aid, to being increasingly used by homeowners in the dining room as a sort of a bumper to protect walls from possible scuffing damage caused by dining chairs.

It is one of the world’s most ancient forms of custom-made decor, and has become quite a source for creativity and personalization as can be seen through examples of wainscoting in the modern dining rooms featuring Giano and Plisset dining tables by Cattelan Italia.

Giano dining table by Cattelan Italia

Giano dining table by Cattelan Italia

Plisset dining table by Cattelan Italia

Plisset dining table by Cattelan Italia

Today, wainscoting is no longer a Band-Aid for imperfect walls but rather a decorative element that can upgrade the style of any room, adding dimension to an otherwise dull wall surface, symbolizing prestige and casual elegance.

Color trend – orange and blue prove that opposites really attract

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The ying and yang of design are colors that are opposite in every way, but prove to be complementary and powerful interior design companions. While both orange and blue are statement-making colors, their innate nature and opposing placement on the color wheel suggest possible conflict and a very probably possibility of eclipsing each other. Yet, the contrary confirms to be the case, because while orange may glow with fiery energy, blue adds a sense of calmness to the space or the object, causing a total atmospheric balance often enriched by whites or greys to faintly temper this commanding contrast.

Countless interiors, like the sitting area that features Structure arm chairs by Bonaldo in orange and blue, or product creation like Mirage glass coffee table by Metteo Ragni for Tonelli and newest Euroluce introduction by Foscarini, which was a nominee for Best Product Award, Filo table lamp Andrea Anastasio, have proven this powerful duo to be a winning one.

Modern interiors featuring orange and blue colors

Color Trend – RED, WHITE and BLUE is always in style

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Bonaldo proves once more that authentic Italian design is made for international taste buds; especially their increased emphasis on design that consistently includes Red, White and Blue scheme, particularly relevant to July 4th celebrations. Bonaldo’s innate elegance, ingenuity and boldness that’s embedded into every product demonstrate why they are leaders in modern furniture design and why every Bonaldo piece is truly exceptional.

Among the newest additions to their product roster, the Alfie accent chair by Giuseppe Vigano is a simple and highly modern solution with endless possibilities when it comes to its shell and upholstery options. Same goes for the Picabia collection that includes Picabia bed and sofa, both of which take a modern spin on the laid back throw-cushion element that is commonly found on the bed or the sofa. Bonaldo’s love for the red, (white) and blue continues with the color scheme chosen for Earth, Wind & Fire ottomans by Gino Carollo, which feature two-tone contrasting upholstery with strong graphical effect and impactful decorative appeal for any space. All the while, both the Ketch and Karim Rashid’s Poly dining chairs epitomize this incredibly powerful color palette that is further accented by the dining chairs’ equally unusual silhouettes.

Red, white and blue modern design by Bonaldo