New architectural freedom knocks down interior design boundaries

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Once upon a time, kitchen, living room and dining room were meticulously kept separate; nowadays, the world loves openness and spaciousness. Walls disappeared, creating open spaces that communicate in color, texture and theme.  Modern living rooms, contemporary dining rooms and designer kitchens find balance through consistency in materials and uniformity in forms.  The result, a fluid space that make it easy to transition from function to function, entertainment to relaxation in an uninterrupted leisurely demeanor.

A Sectional similar to the Panda collection by Polaris is showcased in soft white color with a splash of kelly green in the form of Orange Slice armchair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort.  The living room décor is matched perfectly to the stark white kitchen and dining room décor featuring Panton dining chairs and beautifully minimal walnut dining table.

Not just “made in Italy”

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

To celebrate 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification, who’s who of the Italian design and furniture manufacturing sector jumped on the opportunity to commemorate this historical milestone.  The results were not only worthy of this huge landmark, but a spectacular design achievement with enormous value on the meaning and the story behind each of these momentous pieces.

Sessantuna designer dining table collection by Cassina

Sessantuna modern dining tables by Cassina

Partnering with Gaetano Pesce, one of Italy’s most prominent design minds, Cassina showcased the Sessantuna collection of designer dining tables.  A total of 61 tables, symbolizing Italy’s provinces, tables are made using resins cast in three colors of the Italian flag (red, green, white) and are signed by the renowned designer.

Fiat 500 collection by Fiat, Meritalia and Lapo Elkann

Fiat 500 design collection depicting extraordinary juxtaposition between the structure of a car and that of a sofa is a successful partnership between Fiat – Italy’s leading car brand, Meritalia – its most innovative furniture manufacturer and Lapo Elkann – a leading avant-garde design mastermind.

Fiat 500 design collection

Modern Home Security Trends For Your Modern Home

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Whether you’re renting, buying or looking to renovate your current home, the most practical way to start any process is to identify what features you’d like to include in your new home. A modern home is architecturally characterized by its streamlined shapes in the interior and exterior designs. The house is built to be simple and clean with minimal clutter.

Most modern homes also include new technology and security features which make life simpler and more secure. These cutting edge devices can apply to everything from automated climate control to wireless alarms. Below are four trends you might like for your home:

Wireless Day/Night Network Camera

The D-Link DCS-942L mydlink model will help you stay connected to your home 24/7. You can monitor what’s going on in your home with a watchful eye and know everything is safe and secure while you can’t be there. A mobile application let’s you view your camera feed with an iPhone or Android device. You can also record footage and see in the dark with the camera’s enhanced night vision.

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Yakuza Designer Table Collection by Studio Reddish

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

First Prize Winner of the interior innovation award at imm Cologne, Yakuza modern cocktail table collection by Industrial designers Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman from Studio Reddish caught the attention of many by featuring the most extraordinary design that was creatively adapted from an entirely different realm of artistry.  Named after traditional Japanese mafia, whose members were the only tattooed people in the country for a long time, the Yakuza table collection is treated like the human body where its character is dictated by the unique tattoo design printed on its wooden surface.  Similar to the nature of the human body, the organic texture of wood becomes a podium for cultural and personal self-expression.

Yakuza occasional tables by Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman for Studio Reddish

Yakuza designer cocktail table collection by Studio Reddish

Yakuza coffee table collection by Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman for Studio Reddish

Modern seating solution personifies the long awaited Spring season

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Baba seating collection by Rossi di Albizzate is a breath of fresh air, featuring soft shapes, rounded silhouette and spring-themed upholstery.  Designed by Pio and Tito Toso from Toso Architects, Baba is constructed using a special cellular structure made of wood and tubular metal.  However, its stunning overall effect is achieved with the help of its highly unusual bi-elastic lycra fabric with elaborately printed designs.  Perfectly suited for residential as well as commercial utility, Baba designer sofas and modern chaise lounges epitomize extraordinary Italian aesthetic and thematic propensities.

Baba designer sofa by Rossi di Albizzate

Baba sofa collection by Pio and Tito Toso for Rossi di Albizzate

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