The cheerful, interesting shape of the pineapple has been a popular motif used by interior designers throughout the last years. However the pineapple as decoration is not new…already in the 18th century it was used as a symbol of power, wealth and hospitality by architects and craftsmen whom sculpting pineapples into the architecture of buildings, on gateposts, on fabrics and furniture. This curious looking fruit has inspired we too for design of our last bedroom presented during the last edition of Salone del Mobile Milano.
We have used the pineapple’s shape, colors and patterns sparingly alongside white finishings to add a colonial feel to our classic bedroom. We made precious carvings on wood and chose sophisticated textures similar to those of pineapple.
Finally we added pieces with gilded and mirror details and decorative elements to recover the historical use of the pineapple as a signifier of wealth.
This year more than ever we agree with the choice of the Pantone Color Institute experts. We think that the Living Coral will not only well interpret the character of next year, but will also be the right color to create the classics of tomorrow, pieces that escape the austere gloom of the past and take on new liveliness and colour, stylishly furnishing the present while keeping the classy elegance of its origins.
Living Coral is a warm, peachy orange nuance with a “golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”. According the experts it symbolize “our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits”.
“PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color”
In 2019, therefore, we will have a good excuse to use coral, one of the colors that we believe are most suitable for enlivening the more classic pieces and for emphasizing a design with not very elaborate shapes. The right color to create a discreet luxury that does not shout but whisper to our senses.
Sage green is a fascinating hue. It’s not grey or green. It’s sage green, a muted gray green color that acts neutral but is way more interesting. We love it as a new alternative for neutrals because of its versatility: it works excellent with a wide range of decorating styles, accent colors, wood tones and metal finishes. Generally we combine it with French classic lines but recently we used it on more modern pieces inspired by the early xx century and the result was amazing! To warme its cool tones we used gilded carvings and little metal accents in brass.
We love use sage green to furnishing living rooms, because it lends the look a wonderfully warm, welcoming feel.
Despite the specific name “sage,” the hues that are contained within this category are many. Sage greens varies in lightness and saturation, but we think that with the right combination all sage green hues are stylish and stunning. A deeper sage green looks wonderfully rich when combined with furnishings and accents on the darker end of the color spectrum: burnt orange, black, and deep gold. Here’s an example!
Ultra violet is the color that, according to Pantone Color Institute experts, will better interpret the character of this year. It is a “complex and contemplative” color that, like our times, pushes on individualism, spurring people “to imagine their unique mark in the world”.
Ultra violet is a “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”. It is a bright and luxurious color that we adore because matched with gold, wood and patinated brass creates a perfect balance between the royalty and stateliness of the past and the eccentricity and unconventionality of the present.
For some time in our style office has spread the cacti mania! They are everywhere: on walls, clothes, computer desks, and now on our pieces! We find them adorable, perfect to match with the curved shapes of the French style Louis XV and adaptable to any setting, just like our furniture!
In the last few months, we are witnessing to a real pink invasion everywhere: fashion, cinema, design, home decoration.
The most pervasive tone is the “millenial pink”, a delicate and feminine shade we couldn’t resist to! So, here’s our tribute to this trend, a super-Frenchy pink lacquered chest of drawers. An hymn to feminine romanticisme and levity, to elegance and care of details, to sophistication and simplicity.
T he sea with its colors and its smell is for us a source of irresistible inspiration!
And just thinking of the sea we have recently reinterpreted one of our oldest models, a Louis XVI conversation sofa, personalizing it with the color of crystal clear waters and braided fabric inserts that recall the ropes of boats and the knots of sailors. The fine finishings, with matching wire’s edge, embrace the elegant lines of the French style and create a simple and refined piece capable of giving endless relaxation!
We’ve fallen in love with the fringed foliage of palms and ferns, giant leaves, toucans and the vibrant colors of the tropics, so we decided to dedicate a few pieces of our collection to this theme that’s wild yet relaxing. Here’s the result…
Flamingos have invaded the world of interior design for quite a while and we’ve seen their light, amusing figures everywhere in a variety of colors and in the most unexpected places. These strange birds have gone from being a simple trend to becoming a craze – even for us! Here’s our flamingo chair with slender legs and elegant bearing: it’s our own interpretation of the bird theme!
This post is dedicated to all the instruments and tools hidden in our warehouse that tell our story: without them, it would be impossible for us to do our work. We are fond of all the chisels used by our carvers, the templates on which we cut the curves of our pieces, the stamp with which we heat-emboss our furniture, and many other tools that are part of our artisan heritage. We love them because each day they remind us that our products are not mere objects but unique creations. We love them all because:
There is always some madness in love, as there is also always some reason in madness
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