Poltrona Frau’s Leathership at the 2014 Salone del Mobile

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The 2014 International Salone del Mobile in Milan proved yet again why the coveted “made in Italy” attribute is more than just an indicator of the factory’s geographic coordinates but rather a crossbreed between the best quality, beautiful lines and a definitive purpose within the modern home.

Poltrona Frau showroom design at 2014 Salone del Mobile

Poltrona Frau new designs at 2014 International Furniture Fair in Milan

Poltrona Frau leather furniture at 2014 Salone del Mobile

With a booth design indicative of real living spaces, the century old Poltrona Frau takes its Italian origin and undeniable commitment to the Italian craftsmanship to an entirely new height with a core memorandum to the world this year focusing on its renowned handling of leather upholstery or as they now refer to it, “Leathership.”  Perhaps the best made and most comfortable Italian leather sofas and sectionals, Poltrona Frau still pushes the design envelope without forgoing its fundamental focus on utilitarian living. Read More

Missoni Tones Down its colors at the 2014 International Furniture Fair in Milan

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Otherwise known to be one of the most colorful spaces, this year Missoni Home offered a toned down showroom with great focus placed on black and white color palette that was brilliantly embedded in bold and graphic patterns.

Missoni Home new designs introduced at 2014 International Furniture Fair in Milan

Missoni Home showroom at 2014 International Furniture Fair in Milan

Missoni Home showroom design at 2014 International Furniture Fair in Milan

Maintaining an undeniably “Missoni” look and feel with (in part) classy chevron prints, this somewhat softer collection offered elegant and timeless settings that were superbly paired with vibrant accessories like throw pillows, and rugs.

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Smeg500 Wine Cooler at the 2014 Eurocucina Show

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

A collaboration that merges one of the most recognizable Italian symbols with a one-of-a-kind customizable solution that epitomizes the art of trickery and offers a new meaning to what eye-catchy objects really are.

Smeg500 wine cooler at 2014 Eurocucina show

Smeg500 refrigerator featuring original Fiat parts

Smeg500 is designed to be a destination and a conversation piece with a variety of settings in mind.  Shaped like Fiat 500 bonnet, Smeg500 can be used as a wine cooler or small fridge for drinks offers transformative qualities to any space with its aesthetically original, form meets function persona. Read More

Kartell’s 2014 Precious Collection

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Every year, Kartell’s showroom at the Milan furniture fair is a destination for extraordinary design and innovative interpretation of latest trends and technologies.  This year, Kartell’s collection reached new heights, revolutionizing yet again, the concept of plastic furniture.

2014 Precious collection by Kartell

Kartell’s 2014 Precious collection

Tagging it as “Precious,” Kartell introduced brilliant metal finishes like gold, bronze, copper, titanium and silver enabling its typically informal yet utterly modern furniture to take on the identity of something that represents luxury and glamor.  The glistening metallic finishes at the 2014 Milan show adorned quite a few of Kartell’s classics like the Masters chair by Philip Starck, Bloom pendant by Ferruccio Laviani and Stone stool by Marcel Wanders to name a few.

Precious collection by Kartell

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Pastel Perfection – Color Trends

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Speaking delicately, this wide-ranging trend in modern home decor elevates a pale color palette to the fore front of modern design.

Pale color palette in modern home design

Contemporary sofas, rugs, storage cabinets and other accessories in subdued shades such as watercolor blue and powder pink are a perfect match when paired with natural elements, bleached wood finishes or bold metals.

Blue and powder pink paired with wood finishes or bold metals