Editor’s Pick – on the last day of the year, RememberMe

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

As the last day of the year, December 31st is a day that concludes every experience that took place in the span of 365 days. The good and the bad, the miraculous and the challenging, everything that ought to be forgotten and everything that must be remembered contributes to the optimistic, yet somewhat melancholic aspect of the Rememberme collection by Casamania-Horm. A twist on the typical and the expected, Rememberme collection integrates modern design with sustainability and innovative manufacturing techniques with the need to encapsulate the past.

Rememberme chairs by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme chairs by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Designed by Tobias Juretzek, Rememberme collection includes dining table, dining chair and mirror all of which integrate old clothing garments such as jeans and t-shirts into their structures, simultaneously preserving their original purpose while granting them an entirely new meaning in the most aesthetically exciting and memorable way.

Rememberme mirror by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme mirror by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme table by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme table by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

 

Designer Profile: Fabio Novembre

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Fabio Novembre is infamous for integrating the human body into its memorable, iconic, and utterly breathtaking designs. Some of his most dramatic projects include the controversial Him & Her chairs he created for Casamania-Horm in 2008 that take influence from none other than Adam and Eve in their bare shapes as well as Murana vase designed for Venini and the unforgettably trendy Nemo armchair commissioned by Driade. So it is not surprising that the subject of Novembre’s inspiration continues to remain anatomical, albeit archaic in its nature.

Him & Her chairs by Fabio Novembre for Casamania-Horm

Him & Her chairs by Fabio Novembre for Casamania-Horm

Him & Her chairs by Fabio Novembre for Casamania-Horm

Him & Her chairs by Fabio Novembre for Casamania-Horm

Murana vase by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Murana vase by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Nemo chair by Fabio Novembre for Driade

Nemo chair by Fabio Novembre for Driade

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Editor’s Pick – the perfect modern dining table for family gatherings

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

When selecting a dining table, there are surely many elements to consider like the most suitable size, the right scale to the size of the room, the most usable table shape as well as the most harmonious style with the remainder of the house. However, what most neglect to consider is the practicality component of the table, in particularly, its resistance to stains, spills and scratches. Bearing in mind the full range of needs that a dining table serves, it is imperative for it to be sturdy and durable and of course reflective of personal style.

While wood, glass and stone were the go to options for dining tables, today’s innovation-driven modern design brings forth the most extensive, all-encompassing option in the form of ceramics. Reminiscent of timeless marbles, ceramic-top tables offer the opportunity to really showcase the table without the need for protective place mats and table cloths, making gathering for meals, conversations and laughter even more gratifying.

Check out our favorite ceramic top modern dining tables manufactured in Italy by Cattelan Italia below:

Skorpio Keramik dining table by Cattelan Italia

Skorpio Keramik dining table by Cattelan Italia

Giano Keramik dining table by Cattelan Italia

Giano Keramik dining table by Cattelan Italia

Roll Keramik dining table by Cattelan Italia

Roll Keramik dining table by Cattelan Italia

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Color Story – Winter White Modern Living Spaces

Friday, December 15th, 2017

White is a beautiful choice for interior decor, one that is easy to integrate with just about anything in terms of style and color. White is great when it dominates the space or when used as an accent to other powerful colors. But when decorating with white, many find it best associated with ultra-modern furniture or a color palette that is particular to beach-properties. In fact, there is an actual modern design deviation denominated as Miami-Modern, a décor style that’s full of white color and minimal airiness. But, that’s not the white color that will be discussed today, rather winter white – because white is also associated with snow.

Winter-white means a fashion statement, it means layers and contrasting textures of the same tone that add dimension, it means any hue that is not pure, like Benjamin Moore’s Ice Cap, Behr’s Snowfall, and Sherwin Williams Frosty White. Winter white means elegant, regal and magical. And while impractical, winter white is widely associated with coziness and warmth. Check out winter white modern living spaces featuring the Cadillac and Marlon sofas from the Dandy collection by Gamma Arredamenti.

Cadillac and Marlon sofas in winter white from the Dandy collection by Gamma Arredamenti

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