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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Thoughts of summer and our summer-must haves that can be used year round

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Summer is finally here, at least in terms of season if not in matter of temperatures. Vacations have been planned and frequent parties by the pool or backyard barbecues are on the weekend schedule. But while little time will be spent indoors, the home will inadvertently be the hub of hustle and bustle. Here are our favorite summertime furniture must-haves that are bound to add utility and a sense of style to the outdoors but can also be used inside all year round.

TheDuck by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo is an eccentric little end table that offers a pop of color and a convenient place to put a drink or a plate. It is an amazing conversation piece for indoor or outdoor use and also comes as an illuminated version.

TheDuck by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo

TheDuck by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo

TheDuck by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo

TheDuck by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo

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What can a Russian doll add to modern interiors?

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

The fascination with the popular Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka, continues to offer aesthetic inspiration to many European designers and manufacturers.  Its folkloric roots along with its familiar structure, shape and the decorative freedom that it extends make it a visual marvel, almost to a point of exoticism, which is why it is not surprising that this archaic muse is front and center (in various adaptations) on the world’s main design stage, Milan’s International Furniture & Accessory Exhibition.

Objects inspired by Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka

Objects inspired by Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka

From recently introduced Earth, Wind & Fire seating collection designed by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo to the Fedora pendants by Dina Loginoff for Axo Light and the Matroshka glass vase set by Maxim Velcovsky, the literal adaptation of the original Matryoshka doll’s feminine silhouette reiterates though many decorative genres and thus translates into a practical interior solution for the modern home.

What’s more, the now famous Matryoshka concept is also used metaphorically, as a nesting principle by the likes of Karim Rashid who applied this philosophy to a furniture solution, fittingly named Matryoshkarim, that offers space saving seating and work of art qualities.

Matryoshkarim by Karim Rashid

Matryoshkarim by Karim Rashid

4 examples of a bronze and grey color theme by Fiam

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Bronze and grey is a striking color combination that is suitable for any space.  Its modern vibe is edgy and fresh, while the bronze hints add an inviting allure.  A deviation from the typical neutral palette and departure from its colder grey brethren, bronze and grey are the new modern colors that are being echoed by many Italian manufacturers and leading designers.  The likes of Fiam Italia are offering bronze glass as an option for its iconic Ghost glass armchair by Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi and for the Macrame coffee table collection by Pablo Lucidi and Luca Pevere.  Bronze color is also used as a background to Fiam’s newest introductions like the Phantom mirror and the Venice console by Fiam’s Veblen division.

Bronze and grey color theme by Fiam Italia

5 summertime inspired decor elements that are great for anytime time of the year

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Summer is here and it is absolutely delicious to be outside.  Finally the weather, in four-season states, is pampering us, quenching the thirst we had all year long for the outdoors, for grass and BBQs, for sandy beaches and poolside lounging.  The weather outside is even having an influence on how chirpy the inside is looking. With flashes of bright colors, linens and lucid materials, summer literally steps inside the house with these great decor elements that overstay summer and stick around throughout the year.

Screaming of summer is a sunny yellow modern sideboard that’s actually called Summer.  Manufactured in Italy by Bonaldo, Summer sideboard is designed by Gino Carollo and features cheerful persona inspired by the sunniest of days through its brightly colored facade and an unusual vertically oriented trapezium shape.

Summer sideboard by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo

Summer sideboard by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo

Dream chandelier by Cattelan Italia features natural linen fabric shade, which is primarily associated with warm summary days in the form of a cooling garment.  Linen is most often used in summer fashion for its airiness, and is increasingly utilized in home decor because it is semi-translucent fabric and thus creates an inviting ambience.

Dream chandelier by Cattelan Italia

Dream chandelier by Cattelan Italia

LA 65 Copenhagen rug is one of Calle Henzel’s original collage and text sessions designs.  Epitomizing summer not only through the bright orange, purple and fuchsia colors, LA 65 Copenhagen rug recalls summertime through repeating palm tree motifs.

LA 65 Copenhagen rug by Henzel

LA 65 Copenhagen rug by Henzel

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