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Chiara Bertani

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Our journey around the world continues to tell the personality and mood of our fabrics.
Our fabrics are indeed unique and precious, just like the most beautiful cities on our planet. We are ready to explore and get lost among hedges, nymphaeums and caves … have you guessed what the next stop is?

Green like Serpentine marble, pure like white marble and delicate like red Siena marble: our moodboard steals the colors of the bell tower of Florence, making them come alive on the finest fabrics.

Inside secret rooms the medieval nobles conspired and ruled the fate of the city. A blast from the past and we already seem to live in the Medici era with their Renaissance fabrics.

Renaissance man is exalted by the architecture, painting and sculpture that lives on in the streets of Florence: an inestimable and unrepeatable human heritage, which we wanted to pay homage in the best possible way.

“I had reached that level of emotion where the celestial sensations given by the arts and passionate feelings meet” (Stendhal)

To tell the personality, the spirit and ultimately the soul of our fabrics we have chosen to leave … for a journey around the world.
Among lights, colors, sounds and scents we will find our inspiration in the most fascinating corners of the planet, with the spirit of explorers of the unknown.
Our journey starts on the notes of Rhapsody in Blue by Goerge Gershwin: can you guess which will be the first city?

The Big Apple, the City that never sleeps … there are many nicknames for New York, an eccentric and contemporary city.
Our moodboard of fabrics with shades of Teal recalls it in every facet: the dynamic one, that of infinite opportunities, that of disruptive modernity.

Welcome to the convivial area of the house, the room in which to share a Manhattan in his iced glass with friends, while a distant gramophone plays some Jazz music.
The eccentric spirit of New York is alive in the design, in the architecture, in the colors.

The atmosphere of this Living seems to have been extracted from a work by Woody Allen. Unique, bold, lively: just like our moodboard is.

“To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin”

The volcanic eruption of Vesuvius consigned the ancient city of Pompeii to history by forever freezing time among the streets, houses and frescoes. Everything is suspended, as if waiting for something. From the paintings on the walls of the Villa of the Mysteries we rediscover a world made of different but still current rituals, sensations and ways of living. Suggestions from an ancient and already modern world.

The Pompeian Red comes out of the frescoes to dye fabrics, velvets and upholstery.
An antique moodboard that does not neglect the world of lacquers and craftsmanship on wood.
An ancient world opens up, full of sounds and visions that were deemed irretrievably lost.

Refined wines and precious fabrics are fundamental for the Mystery rites.
An ode to Bacchus and luxury relives today through a classic and unmistakable inspiration.

The patina of time transforms the furniture into contemporary and classic pieces at the same time.

Magic? A matter of details: SALDA brasses like small elzeviro decorate our collections making them unique and precious. Indeed, very precious.

Golden or silver colored, satin or patinated.

The brasses are the final touch of a skilful artisan path made of an unrepeatable manual experience.

They can recall the echoes of the footsteps in the rooms of Versailles and they never, ever can never be banal or go out of fashion.

The brasses give their best in the edges of tables, desks or dressers.

They keep secrets inside the drawers, enhance the mahogany and brown tones of the finest woods and essences. Precious and vibrant materials, beautiful finishes among the crystal glasses and bottles.

SALDA brass components are made in fusion and not industrially printed.

Such they are hand-mounted on each piece and on request they can be customised in the desired finishes.

Discover them all on our website.

It is no coincidence that in ancient Greece marble was called “marmaros”, meaning shining stone.

With its precious and always different veins and its eternal air, marble has been used in architecture since the earliest times for its beauty and ability to capture light.

Not just architecture: in the SALDA world, marble is the final touch of a story of style, the detail that makes a piece of furniture perfect and delivers it to history.

Palissandro

Pure and natural like rosewood, a marble that reveals all its essence in the most classic furnishings.

Almost powdery suggestions for a timeless finish that carries within itself the echoes of the Nordic forests.

Forest Green

A jungle green crossed by red, brown and brown veins: a topographical view that refers to the rainforests, to the timeless tropics crossed by uncontaminated paths and waterways.

Rare and very precious, a marble that is always different and always to be discovered as if it were the first time.

Nero Marquinia

Extracted from the quarries of Marquina, an ancient city near Bilbao, a fine-grained black marble with small puffs of white, candid and almost green veins.

Opulent, classic but tremendously contemporary: it is one of the finishes available in the SALDA catalogue.

Very elegant.

Breccia Viola

With its unmistakable purple colour, Breccia Viola marble is also known as Breccia Medicea because it was used in the past by the Medici of Florence to adorn monuments.

With an irresistible and seductive charm, a finish capable of transforming a piece of furniture and making it eternal.

Are you in love with all of them? Go to our website to discover all the marbles.

Chapter I – Breakfast in Rome

Someone travels along the ancient streets on a Vespa, while the sun rises once again, after almost two thousand years, caressing the travertine of the Colosseum.

Breakfast in Rome is served at hotel St. Regis, located in one of Rome’s most impressive palazzos. Since 1894 the hotel has been a crossroads for international travellers, who have always chosen it for its timeless elegance and above all for its unmistakable heritage.

Breakfast is served in the room: freshly squeezed orange juice, espresso and a French croissant, a prelude to the surprise ending of our day. From the room, the high ceilings, Rubelli fabrics and artfully blown glass are watching us: it’s time to go out.

La Dolce Vita awaits us.

Chapter II – Wandering in Milan

Fashion, culture, Leonardo Da Vinci.

Milan is much more than its shops and its bustling city of business: it is an outpost of European culture, a unique place where classic and contemporary blend seamlessly, alternating contemporary buildings with remnants of the glories of the past.

A few steps from the church of San Marco, among wine bars, libraries and the Museum of the Risorgimento a short distance away, we stop at the Hotel Palazzo Parigi, a captivating structure full of marble and wooden works.

We relax in the centenary gardens, wasting time between the rooms and the private terraces.

Then we leave towards the last stage of the day.

Chapter III – Falling in love in France

The Loire Valley is the land of castles and kings.

We are headed here, during this dreamlike journey, between rows of Sauvignon blanc as far as the eye can see.

Our destination is Château de Rochecotte, formerly the private estate of the Duchess Dorothée of Dino and Prince of Talleyrand, only three hours away from Paris.

Echoes of the France of the kings are felt strong and clear in the signature suites and gardens of this wonderful 4-star hotel.

We prepare for a magical evening and an unforgettable night.

“France, France, sans toi le monde serait seul” – Victor Hugo.

A tour around the world, with each stage marked from time to time by the classic and contemporary style signed by SALDA.

This is the feeling we get when browsing the Hotellerie presentation, a collection of projects that SALDA has taken part in over the years from which to draw inspiration for other new, surprising projects.

A long-lasting tradition passed on from generation to generation. Since 1870 SALDA makes bespoke furniture and dresses up homes and hotels all over the world.

A workshop where everything is handmade and personalisation is paramount to please sophisticated, elegant customers.

Every SALDA creation is an exclusive piece, born from original, traditional drawings.

Custom details of French tradition grant true authenticity, but are also an inspiration for more contemporary pieces. With SALDA, past and future blend together and create a unique style.

All of our creations can be completely tailor made and customised in dimensions, materials and end use.

Just like an atelier, we are constantly researching new style trends on fabrics, colours and materials to be able to support our clients with full-scale proposals and ideas, where SALDA blends in with its surroundings with elegance and uniqueness.

A classic effect with a classic technique.

The brushing lacquer is appreciated for its opacity and its naturalness, obtained through the passage of a bristle brush that distributes the color on the surface.

The effect is ancient and splendid. The lacquer is patinated and peeled, giving its best on protruding surfaces, corners and carvings.

The application of the color takes place directly on the surface of the furniture, with a brushstroke of the skilled master craftsmen.

The effect is different but at the same time similar, whether it is performed on carvings or on plain surfaces.


Its unique feature? The streak, the “lines” of the brushstroke.

Unmistakable.

Get ready, we’re about to travel through time.

Since 1300, China has produced the finest and most beautiful furniture with woods and essences of spiritual significance. Artists and wise men worked together to create furniture that told a story worth passing down.

Even our sideboard tells a story, a story that echoes between rosewood, bronze and the finest marble.

The panels of the doors narrate scenes from the past, with a landscape originally drawn by hand on paper and in pencil, in black and white.

The suggestion of color comes later, when the design is carried over with a transfer technique on the doors and then painted in such a way as to become similar to a delicate watercolor.

After defining the details, the design is fixed with a special technique that makes the panel look like an ancient parchment. A precious, unique credenza.

“May you live in interesting times”

Chinese proverb.

2021 has been a busy year, and full of novelties too.

We have been working on new, different finishes with a contemporary spirit and an artisan touch. We present you our straw marquetry finish and our 100% full gloss lacquer, both perfect to refine every furniture, whether contemporary and classic.

Natural straw has only the characteristic straw color. The straw strands we use are soaked with coloured vegetable oils to obtain a wide variety of bright and vivid colors, that give brightness to the product.

How do we make it?

Our artisans open each tube in two parts, then they flatten and lay basing on a geometrical design. This technique creates a vibrant, translucent chiaroscuro effect. The light is captured and reflected by a thousand threads of straw: every reflection is unique.

Colours available:

An inspiration that comes from the East and from thousands of chinoiserie objects.

Our 100% full gloss lacquer gives surfaces a smoothness and a brilliance comparable to traditional Chinese lacquer, an effect given by the application of layers of varnish and the manual polishing process.

It performs best on smooth surfaces, not provide antiquing or peeling.

Colours available:

The union of these two new finishes creates unusual and surprising combinations.

We strongly want to be surprised again, by new combinations and new mixes.

Check out our Tris coffee table with full gloss forest green, with gold leaf and brass details.

Here’s how our new straw marquetry goes superb with the classic design.