If you are a furniture and home furnishing admirer the Salone del Mobile 2010 is the place to be for you. We were awestruck by the creativity of Roche Bobois Paris which definitely is the eye candy centre at the event but frankly speaking, even Italian manufacturer Schonhuber Franchi isn’t doing all that bad with its Arena Collection.
Schonhuber Franchi needs to thank designer Luca Trazzi who has effectively worked his magic to finish this attractive collection. The range includes a sofa and a chair both made from slats of ash wood. The wood has been creatively steam bent and shaped at different angles to give these furniture items the form they eventually take. If you are desperately seeking something that will make your living spaces look more appealing, here is what you exactly need to buy.
This collection has a very cozy look. I like the round chairs and the sofa. They all look very beautiful and extremely comfortable. It’s the type of furniture set that would make your home look even more comfortable, intimate and welcoming. It would look great in almost any kind of home, traditional, vintage or modern. Your living room will have a totally new appearance. I’m usually not a fan of pillows and other fluffy decorative elements. But in this case they look really good.
Agape Casa is offering the ideal furniture piece for modern individuals who look for items that offer ample storage and can be easily transported. Angelo Mangiarotti is the creative brain behind this effective and useful furniture piece and he has designed this item for the respected brand Agape Casa.
It is in the most simplest of terms a furnishing piece that features a structure in which seamless horizontal planes hold up the vertical elements and these are fitted with extruded aluminum cross-beams. This kind of setting allows the front doors to slide easily. There couldn’t have been a better name for this furnishing than ‘multi-use’ as it can be used as a multiple drawer rack or even as a simple table.
This is an interesting design for a furniture piece. It looks very functional but still, I have the feeling that there’s something missing. It’s a great storage space where you can hide your things. And there are those lateral spaces where you can also place some decorations, maybe even books. And on top you can even place a small tv. This is a very versatile furniture piece. It can be placed in the bedroom, and in this case you can store in there your clothes, or your other personal things. And you can also choose to place it in the living room. As you can see from the pictures, there are a lot of different color combinations for you to choose from.
We come across numerous contemporary houses on a daily basis but there are some which potentially redefine the word contemporary as well. House Beo located in New Zealand is one such structure which is destined to take modern architectural patterns to an all new high.
Illumination is a need of every structure and this House Beo in particular is exemplary when it comes to applying lighting techniques. The amount of information available (regarding the construction technique used) is unfortunately limited so all that you can do is to enjoy the images that follow.
It’s a very beautiful and modern house. It has a very nice design, both in terms of exterior design as well as of interior décor. Every room as specific look, a different atmosphere and décor. But what they all share in common is the modern and simple style. It’s nice how all the materials and patterns work together and form a complete and equilibrated image. And all the different colors also work together to form complementary and colorful images. It’s a beautiful design, modern and elegant and also stylish.
This is a really big place and it’s very modern and beautiful. There are a lot of interesting features incorporated in this design, the obvious one is the glass part. The interior design is minimalist and very elegant and sophisticated.[Office for Word and Image Photography: Tim Van De Velde]
Sometimes the specific client demands can bring out the best in an architect and that is what has exactly happened with Marcio Kogan. Marcio finished the House 6 after the family requested a covered external space which could be used for everyday living. Marcio resorted to reviving the idea of a traditional veranda for the House 6 where the veranda is more of an open space which simultaneously opens to the garden as well as the pool. The veranda also renders the services of a living room, a TV room and an extended kitchen which as the images reflect looks pretty cool and acceptable at the same time.
This beautiful house is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and interestingly Brazil in the older times has had a strong tradition of veranda laden houses. Thus, House 6 is a mesmerizing structure which enlivens the old and blends it with the new.
Philippe Starck is seemingly everywhere these days as we showcased his egg-shaped lounge chairs earlier and now he has collaborated with and Eugeni Quitllet to compile the Magic Hole Series. ‘Compile’ may not be the apt word but since the series is a combination of some utter different furniture, I am ready to take the risk.
Magic Hole is a combination of a two-seater sofa, an armchair and smaller table-front armchair which has all been manufactured with the rotational molding technique. The three pieces adorn a dark and neat color scheme on the outside while the carroty tinge sparks up life on the inside. It is collection for the garden and logically enough, it is weather proof.
I really like this collection. It has a simple design, more or less classical and traditional, but still with a modern touch that’s pretty visible. It’s not like this collection has a revolutionary design or anything, but still it’s original in a simple way. There’s something about the shape that makes it special, plus those little color accents. Black and orange is always a beautiful combination. It creates a nice color contrast. Although this is a collection that seems to be appropriate to public spaces and not so much suited for an apartment or a house. That’s mainly because they are not very comfortable, plus I didn’t see a lot of apartments that have benches in their living rooms.
Roche Bobois Paris is one name that brings to mind refreshing images of contemporary furnishings that are capable of giving your surroundings an unmatched ambience. The brand is at its best again making its presence felt at this years Salone del Mobile with furnishings that quickly become an eye-candy irrespective of the surrounding items being displayed thoroughly as well. It is a case where the images do the talking and therefore I’ll leave you to enjoy them and form an opinion of your own.
There are a lot of interesting furniture pieces in there. There are many sofa designs presented there. A lot of collections to choose from. From what I see from the pictures, most of them share a modern style. Some are more colorful and fun and some are more simple. But they all look very comfortable.
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Dedon is always looking to be a different brand and for that the company keeps hiring the services of creative names like Philippe Starck. This time around Dedon summoned Philippe for designing some whacky looking lounge chairs which Dedon calls the Play lounge chair. It is the kind of outdoor furniture that can effectively tickle your playful side adorning an uber cool egg like shape using molded polypropylene and fiberglass. Dedon never misses out on its signature style and even in this case, these chairs have been weaved.
I like tall chairs. They have an especially comfortable shape. There are also other egg-inspired chairs, also presented on this site, but there are not so many similarities between them, except for the shape. I like the patterns and the materials used to create this collection. The suspended one is the most interesting. It’s like having your own swing in your own home.
Another thing I really like are the colors. The grey and the orange seem to go very well together. And the white cushions balance the image. Considering that this is an outdoor furniture set, I find it even more appealing. I can even imagine how this collection would look like surrounded by grass and flowers and the people enjoying the sunny days, drinking cold drinks and chatting, perhaps near the pool.