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Bonaldo: Happy Days

Monday, 8 October 2018

Design concepts have taken a powerfully positive turn this year, with interesting neutral palettes, pastel shades and power pinks signifying an energetic shift towards a colourful future in design.

Delivering positivity with a punch, Bonaldo’s 2018 collection personifies the exuberant energy our homes currently crave. This colourful collaboration with young designers extends on ‘new geometric shapes, colours and materials inspired by positive memories’.

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As pictured above from left to right: The Bonaldo Tirella Lounge Chair and Bonaldo Cabinet De Curiosité

Highlighting the happiness associated with a soft and relaxing pillow, the Bonaldo Tirella Lounge Chair is inspired by the formation of fabric swatches laid on a cutting table. Colour contrasts and an eye-catching structure of overhanging bolsters delightfully evoke the feel of clothes hanging out to dry on a beautiful summers day.

Aiming to achieve a ‘new recipe, new flavour and new shape,’ the Cabinet De Curiosité opposes the structural notions of a bookcase. Igniting creativity, this playful and architectural design harks back to the voyeuristic pleasure of a bookcase. 

As a reminder that curiosity provides greater opportunity to experience joy, Bonaldo celebrates the unfamiliar with unique arch shelving that can be packed with books, art and essentials to manifest ‘a place for thinking, for creating and for recalling memories’.

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Cattelan Italia: The Wow Factor

Friday, 14 September 2018

Milton Glaser, the American designer, once said, ‘there are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and wow’. The latter was certainly the response when Cattelan Italia presented its new collection during the 2018 Milan Design Week.

One of the most memorable pieces from the 2018 collection, is the Skorpio Round Ker-Wood table. It echoes the Skorpio dining table, but instead of a crystal-clear glass top, gracefully balanced on an abstract, geometric steel base, this work of art features a circular Canaletto Walnut or Burnt Oak top with a ceramic insert for a contrasting finish.

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As pictured above from left to right: The Cattelan Italia Skorpio Round Ker-Wood Table and Cattelan Italia Cloudine Suspension Light

Another unforgettable highlight is the Cloudine suspension light. While maintaining the unchanged structure of the central rosette of the Cloud table lamp, the suspension light is suspended by fine cables and resembles surreal, distorted bubbles in iridescent or smoked glass, each with their own unique character. 

Also featured in the new collection is the Planer Keramik table – a dining table with a strong personality, created by the acclaimed designer Paolo Cattelan. Its symmetrical steel base and luxurious top in ceramic Marmi make the perfect combination and give a sophisticated balance between the different materials. 

Something to look out for this autumn is the new selection of dark, moody finishes that dominate the Cattelan Italia range. Marmi Portoro ceramic and Brushed Bronze metal are just two of the striking new colourways that are not to be missed.

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Exclusive Dining With Manutti

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

As leaders in luxurious outdoor furniture, Manutti present an exclusive choice for exclusive al fresco dining. 

Overlooking the Dubai skyline, upscale Italian eatery Roberto's features three minimalist seating areas including the Cortina Rooftop Terrace. Embracing Manutti's refined lounge essence, this unique venue has opted for the timeless Liner Chair to enhance its impressive cosmopolitan setting. 

As Pictured Above: The Manutti Liner Collection at Roberto's, Dubai

The Liner collection features clean lines and an anodised aluminium frame.  Each of the cushions and scatter cushions feature a vent within the cover for easy drainage and ventilation.  The foam within the chair is a honeycomb structure allowing it to dry three times faster than most outdoor materials.  The detail within the craftsmanship and materials used make the Manutti range functionally suitable to withstand the extreme temperatures of the Middle East.

When visiting Dubai, award winning Roberto's proves a popular setting to enjoy one the regions renowned brunch experiences. Fusing iconic views with Manutti's relaxing high-end style, this makes for the perfect setting to exchange the hustle of the city for an afternoon of abundant authentic Italian food and contemporary Milanese ambience.

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Foscarini: Creative Craftmanship

Monday, 21 August 2017

Originality derived from high-level craftsmanship is truly in demand.  In an era of fast paced mass consumption, a celebration of unrefined materials and skilled artisans can make for a truly unique home.

Renowned for engaging traditional techniques with conceptual design, this short film from Italian lighting designers Foscarini introduces the audience to the talented creators of their concrete based Aplomb Suspension Light. Through a range of beautiful shots, we observe the unique attention to detail and highly personal touch that goes into this brand's valued designs.

Made to be admired.


Foscarini Presents: The Aplomb

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