Design Trend – the glass house effect

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

An example of an eclectic design that comes through in a marriage between modern materials and architectural lines is the Klirr dining table designed by Emmanuele Zenere for Cattelan Italia. A work of art that preserves the minimal modernism of glass yet is warmed by the presence of a singular wooden beam that doubles as a structural essential and a source of sculptural spotlight, the Klirr table is a unique solution that is subtle with its decorative freedoms and convenient in terms of its inherent, no-frill simplicity. This particular element of unforgettable sense of weightlessness, is the true attraction of the Klirr dining table and is also widely known because of the glass house infatuation that’s often not realizable because of the increasingly growing habitual saturation. For the fans of glass houses and those who live in one, this particular modern dining room table is as close and as pure of a reality that may not be as farfetched as its seemingly was in the past.

Klirr dining table by Emmanuele Zenere for Cattelan Italia

Klirr dining table by Cattelan Italia

Klirr table designed by Emmanuele Zenere for Cattelan Italia

Klirr dining table by Emmanuele Zenere for Cattelan Italia

5 Lust-Have Accent Chairs for any Modern Room

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Striking seats are no longer hard to find and whether it’s a residence, a luxury hotel lobby or a public space, iconic accent chairs are attraction and have one thing in common, they are equally intense and refined. Usually incorporating rich materials like metals and leathers in bold, geometric silhouettes, these chairs stand out as modern masterpieces that often serve to dictate the vibe of their surroundings.

1. Harley by Gamma Arredamenti is unique and accommodating, featuring an abundant structure that offers plenty of seating space without being overly bulky. Harley chair features a swivel base that’s available in chrome, dark chrome as well as in a various painted metal colors.

Harley swivel chair by Gamma Arredamenti

2. Ghost armchair by Fiam Italia is designed by Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi and is made entirely from a single, monolithic curved glass giving the illusion of floating which yields it to be a true modern design classic and is a part of various permanent museum collections. Aptly named because of its transparency, Ghost glass armchair is made of 12mm thick, gently curved glass, which is able to support 330 pounds.

Ghost armchair by Fiam Italia

3. Monet armchair by Cierre is a truly unique and unexpected surprise for the modern bedroom or any space that requires a little twist to the norm offering the ultimate in comfort and sophistication while also providing a fun place to relax and rock.

Monet armchair by Cierre

4). Gloss armchair by Gamma Arredamenti features a hardwood frame covered with polyurethane resin, unique stitching details and painted metal round swivel base with an option of upgrading to chrome. Gloss armchair can be upholstered in a wide selection of genuine Italian leathers.

Gloss armchair by Gamma Arredamenti

5. Alaska lounge chair by Emilio Nanni for Cattelan Italia blends seductive somberness and masculine allures into a sensual cocktail of quality and design. Alaska lounge chair is an art piece that not only decorates and provides a place for relaxation, but also enriches any space with its magnificent appearance, infused with radiance achieved through its stainless-steel structure.

Alaska lounge chair by Cattelan Italia

Design Trends – Channel Tufting

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Harking back to old-Hollywood glamour, channel-tufted upholstery, instantly makes the room sexier and more sophisticated. Part of the newest additions from Italian furniture design houses such as Cattelan Italia, Gamma Arredamenti and Costantini Pietro, are striking creations that sport this elegant treatment, suggesting that channel inspired tufting is having a moment. Here’s three of the latest iterations that include a bed, a sectional and a dining chair collection that can help bring this style trend home.

Amadeus leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Amadeus leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Nautilus sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Nautilus sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti

Milady dining chair by Costantini Pietro

Milady dining chair by Costantini Pietro

How to pick the perfect stool for your kitchen, bar or game room?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Wrong height, too wide, wobbly and uncomfortable may be some of the problems that send people in search of a replacement stool for their kitchen counter, bar area and even game room. To steer the selection process in the right direction, it is important to note a few very important details that can serve as possible filters and eventually help select the perfect stool.

First, you need to identify whether you need a counter or bar height stool. Most popular collections like Filly stool by Bonaldo and Cindy stool by Cattelan Italia offer the same stool in both heights which makes the choosing process unencumbered. If placing stools around the kitchen counter, then their seat height should be 24-29 inches while a bar height stool should have seat height that ranges from 30-36 inches.

Filly Too Stool by Bonaldo

Filly Too Stool by Bonaldo

Another element to consider when selecting the perfect modern bar stool is whether it should be swivel and height adjustable. This plays a big role particularly in multipurpose areas that require a more flexible solution. For example, in a game room where the action can be spectated from different directions, the swiveling functionality can be very useful while height adjustable mechanism can serve family members with drastically different heights. Some height adjustable stools can also be lowered to a dining chair height and can be reused as additional dining chairs. Some of the most popular examples of height adjustable stools include the Toto stool by Cattelan Italia which is very modern and sleek while the Club stool by Costantini Pietro serves the more transitionally decorated spaces with its button-tufted design.

Toto stool by Cattelan Italia

Toto stool by Cattelan Italia

Lastly, stools that are chosen should be comfortable, but also flow with the rest of the decor. Whether they need to match the dining chairs nearby or the materials of the kitchen cabinets, the stools of choice should be consistent. In fact, many stools are now part of larger collections that also include dining chairs for this exact reason. Take the very vast Isabel collection by Cattelan Italia that includes dining chairs as well as stools that can either be entirely upholstered or have metal legs to coexist with the metal surfaces around them. But if it’s wooden surfaces that is needed to match then collections like Arcadia and Magda both offer dining and stool options with wooden finished frames.

Magda dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Magda dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Magda stool by Cattelan Italia

Magda stool by Cattelan Italia

How to display memories and mementos without cluttering

Friday, June 15th, 2018

The home is a space that is personal, an oasis of familiarity and a creative outlet that represents all the things that truly matter in our lives. Whether its art, a collection of souvenirs or family heirlooms, there must be a place to showcase and highlight these meaningful objects. Saving the day (and spatial character) are modern bookcases that will not only accommodate the needed displaying functionality but also create a dramatic focal point in any contemporary interior setting.

Note bookcase by  Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

Note bookcase by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

Note bookcase by Bonaldo is a creative way to showcase art and collectibles as it can be placed against a wall or used as a room divider in open floor concepts. Its open structure allows for easy access to all its contents thanks to the visually notable pattern of horizontal and diagonal lines that are further distinguished by an ombre color combination.

Spazio 66 bookcase by Pianca

Spazio 66 bookcase by Pianca

Made in Italy, Spazio 66 wall mounted bookcase and display cabinet by Pianca is a unique storage solution that allows to simultaneously display the most valuable things behind glass doors as well as in an open shelving system. With a myriad of colors and finishes to choose from, Spazio 66 bookcase is the ultimate composition to create visual depth through its closed/opened facade.

Piquant bookcase by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia

Piquant bookcase by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia

Designed by Andrea Lucatello, Piquant bookcase by Cattelan Italia goes beyond its innate utility by incorporating discerning functionality of sliding doors into its dynamically designed facade. Offering both hidden and open areas through the sliding door compartments, Piquant bookcase undertakes the task of fulfilling multi-functional needs in any of today’s modern interiors.