2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet

Monday, December 11th, 2017

It is official, Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 is Ultra Violet 18-3838, a purple hue that combines red and blue tones into an intense shade that evokes introspection and creativity as well as suggestive of a certain magical existence, surreal and innovative at once. Promising without exaggeration, contextually meaningful and full of substance, ultra violet pays homage to history all the while inspiring cautious positivity, this contradicting nature is entirely in tune with Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman’s, statement about the significance of ultra violet, noting that it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future”.

Pantone’s 2018 color choice was one that Bonaldo perhaps anticipated or perhaps once again this factory and its super-star designer squad displayed forward-thinking initiative when its newest masterpiece, Cop dining table was introduced earlier this year at the Milan Furniture Fair. Designed by Roberto Paoli, Cop is full of irony by way of making its base reflect what is usually on its top. Embodying celebratory associations like bottles and champagne glasses, Cop’s base is formed using various shapes and sizes in a surprising purple color scheme that is both striking and very original.

Gamma Arredamenti also saw this perfect shade of purple coming, and chose this starry color from their nabuk leathers when introducing a striking new collection called Victor. With perfectly slender armrests and inviting silhouette, Victor seating collection offers supreme elegance especially when it was first unveiled to the world in the ultra violet color, reaffirming what Pantone’s vice president Laurie Pressman said that this color has, “ability to convey deep messages and meanings”.

Cop dining table by Bonaldo and Victor sectional by Gamma Arredamenti featuring 2018 Pantone color of the year

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 5 best gifts to give to a design enthusiast

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Attention anyone buying gifts for somebody who has good taste and appreciates anything that has to do with modern design: these are the gifts that are ogle worthy.

1. TheDuck by Alessandro Bussana for Bonaldo is absolutely the most adorable furniture piece with multitude of functions.  From a surreal coffee table to a plant holder, night table and perhaps a an atypical pet.

TheDuck by Alessandro Bussana for Bonaldo

2. Hollywood pouf by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo in limited edition fabrics.  Who doesn’t love a pretty object with practical intent? And who doesn’t love to take originality up a notch with “limited edition” anything?  The Hollywood pouf was gorgeous to begin with, but is entirely irresistible in the seven limited edition fabrics.

Hollywood pouf by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo

3. Mojito Wood bar trolley by Marino Burba for Cattelan Italia is ideal for those who also love to entertain.  This is a perfectly neat solution in the form of a mobile bar that can also hold plates and appetizers in addition to drinks and bottles.

Mojito Wood bar trolley by Marino Burba for Cattelan Italia

4. Filo table lamp by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini is a stunning creation that also helps project personal choices and reflect someone else’s preferences.  With eight highly unique versions Filo table lamp will make just about anyone happy because it’s decorative and so different.

Filo table lamp by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

5. Lollipop mirror by Marcel Wanders for Fiam Italia is an eye catching piece of art with tones of aesthetic value and memorable character.  Oversized statement with an exciting shape, the Lollipop Mirror is designed to be a fun yet transformative sculpture.

Lollipop mirror by Marcel Wanders for Fiam Italia

Style Rules: Effortlessly Casual but not Shabby

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Effortlessly casual glamor can be achieved in a space that allures and invites with its soft lines and understated touches. For those looking to have a chic yet simple versatility, the Peanut B collection by Bonaldo happens to embody this unique setting requirement and sophisticated aesthetic. Designed by Mauro Lipparini, Peanut B seating collection marries charm and urbanity with an easily relatable style that stimulates a relaxing atmosphere. Peanut B gives the freedom to create vast variety of compositions, from simple L-shaped sectionals to more complex, stand-alone contemporary sofa islands that offer 360 degree seating access. Despite its Italian pedigree and designer origins, Peanut B remains casual, in part because of its simple structure filled with white feather and polyurethane foam padding, and in part because of its sumptuous silhouette that maintains an undeniable amount of fashion-forward tailoring.

Peanut B sectional sofa by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Peanut B sectional sofa by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Peanut B sectional by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Peanut B sectional by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo

Peanut B sectional sofa by Bonaldo

Peanut B sectional sofa by Bonaldo

Color Trend – a different shade of blue

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The blue palette is so vast and so popular, from indigo and navy to ocean and sky blue, (just a few go-to shades), that this color family cannot possibly have another fashionable offspring. But that is definitely the case because these new shades of blue-grey are absolutely mesmerizing and they are taking the interior world by storm. Calm and relaxing, these almost ethereal blue-grey colors are agreeable in both traditional and modern environments, making an impactful visual statement without being too overwhelming.

Blue-grey modern interiors

Lending itself easily as the newest (and most favorite) choice of color by Gamma Arredamenti, various shades and types of blue-grey leather were used on the Marylin fringe bed, Swing rounded sectional and its newest introduction, the Tuxedo sofa as was the case when Tonin Casa reintroduced the Goya sideboard, a dining room staple, in a new blue-grey lacquer color.

Neutral and full of impactful sophistication, this invigorating color palette mixes well with white, gray, black, even brown colors as well as with any metallic like silver, gold and copper and bronze. The eloquent pairings of this color is eloquently demonstrated by Bonaldo in a dining room setting that featured a grey-schemed Origami table accented and anchored by the dimensional richness of blue-grey wall.

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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