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This is a tale.

A tale of style integration, where each piece of furniture can attune to any setting, not by fading into it but by becoming its highlight.

SALDA transforms the act of furnishing into a personal statement of identity. 

Every SALDA piece doesn’t just occupy space: it redefines it. A SALDA piece can shift the narrative of an entire room, introducing elegance and flair.

Fusion of styles, in the SALDA lexicon, is an act of bold distinction.

It’s about creating a harmony that resonates, a blend that accentuates rather than camouflages. Our vision goes beyond the physicality of furniture: each piece becomes a living entity that infuses every room with soul and story.

ONE SALDA.

It’s an invitation to craft your own space narrative, to etch your story within your home.

Discover our presentation – click here.

Meet Salda at Salone del Mobile Hall 13 – Stand G03

Artisan intelligence is a matter of hands: hands that craft, creating new worlds starting from ancient suggestions, handed down over time.

Here we are, in the heart of Brianza, a land where you can breathe the art of woodworking and discover the creation of furniture capable of lasting for generations. Here the artisans learned their art from parents, grandparents or from the entire community, observing the gestures and respecting the effort behind every detail.

Do you think words are enough to tell a centuries-long story of precious gestures, repeated and handed down from artisan to artisan?
The answer is: no. Sometimes, words are not enough.

The story we want to tell you starts from a pencil mark on paper.
For this is how our furniture is born: from an idea transmitted on a sheet of paper, and then on wood and precious materials through manual skills.

The hand is the center of everything: it is the hands that draw, carve the wood, choose the fabrics, paint and create the finishes on our furniture.
Hands carving wood, laying down gold leaf, drawing, painting, shaping and cutting, hands repeating gestures that are always similar, but create unique and different results.
From the hands literally flows the story of Salda: from photograph to photograph, from drawing to drawing.

It is the hands that craft memories: that is why they are the main characters in this video we made for you.

Enjoy it.

How different perspectives can change a single piece of furniture

Each choice leads to different roads, different moods, totally different journeys.
By choosing among the SALDA finishes and fabrics, we have made the same piece of furniture live three parallel and different lives. 
See how a finish can make a piece of furniture more classic or contemporary.

We were inspired by our heritage to give the piece of furniture a totally new look: a dip into the archive and a remnant of precious fabric was enough to do the magic.

Transforming the same cabinet into a classic piece or a contemporary piece requires great skill, but above all faithfulness to the original design. 

Look how a different fabric and a different treatment can switch the mood: diversity must be exalted, not hidden.

Among the rainforests and mysterious lands of Borneo springs the Makassar, a fine black ebony with brown streaks: the quintessence of nature and beauty.

And it is precisely Makassar that stars in the elliptical table and console signed by SALDA artisans: pieces inspired by the 1950s and shaped by hand with infinite skill.

Complex shapes are a challenge our craftsmen are not afraid of: the columnar stand is the distinguishing mark of these pieces and it is covered with liquid bronze lacquer.

It takes more than a month and the work of several professionals – carvers, cabinet makers, lacquer workers, vanishers – to create a unique piece. The latest jewel of Salda’s cabinet making, the ultimate in luxury.

Customize your piece: console, elliptical table, round table, table with twin pillars. The choice is yours.

In recent times we hear a lot of talk about AI, artificial intelligence. We are sure that technology can make humanity grow in medicine, science and many areas.

But what about art? And what about the craftsmanship, the details?

In a time when man increasingly turns to technology for all kinds of activities, creative activities included, SALDA wants to rediscover what is most surprising, contemporary and ingenious: the ancient wisdom of craftsmanship.

This is the world of SALDA AI, that doesn’t stand for Artificial Intelligence but Artisanal Intelligence. A world made of ancient gestures repeated for centuries, handed down, reinterpreted and made modern but always faithful to their mission: the creation of unique, personal, unmistakable furniture.

We want to bring at Index Dubai 2023 the vision we spread at Salone del Mobile Milano: we want to share and celebrate with you the authenticity of imperfection, but also the power of perfection: the human gesture, in fact, is also capable of creating flawless pieces.

For us, it is really a huge privilege to bring you the ideas we shared during the Salone del Mobile Milano and to rediscover, together, the intelligence hidden in the hand gesture.

We can’t wait to see you in Dubai!

In recent times we hear a lot of talk about AI, artificial intelligence. We are not surprised by this, and we are sure, after all, that technology can take us by leaps and bounds in so many areas, medicine and science foremost among them.

But what about art? The craftsmanship? The pursuit of detail?

At SALDA we have been wondering about the role of machines for a long time: the result is a Manifesto, which we will bring to the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

“We invest in human talent, not in the speed of machines.”

In a time when man increasingly turns to technology for all kinds of activities, creative activities included, SALDA wants to rediscover what is most surprising, contemporary and ingenious: the ancient wisdom of craftsmanship.

This is the world of AI, that doesn’t stand for Artificial Intelligence but Artisanal Intelligence. A world made of ancient gestures repeated for centuries, handed down, reinterpreted and made modern but always faithful to their mission: the creation of unique, personal, unmistakable furniture.

At Salone del Mobile Milano we will celebrate the authenticity of imperfection, but also the power of perfection: the human gesture, in fact, is also capable of creating flawless pieces.

Ready to join our new Humanism?

Meet Salda at Salone del Mobile Milano
Hall 01 Stand G03

Charming and with an antique flavour, the shellac lacquer antiqued finish never ceases to surprise and attract the eye. Characteristic of the shellac lacquer is the brilliance which, as a standard, is 60 gloss. A yellowish brown bituminous film is spread over the colour, which avoids the colour being too homogeneous accentuating its chiaroscuro.

The stripping carried out on prominent surfaces and on shapes and carvings allows the colour of the wood to emerge.
Let’s follow all the steps of this fascinating process together!

Step 1 – The lacquered furniture arrives in the workshop. The stripping stage begins, a treatment that is done with a solvent and gives the furniture an antique effect

Step 2 – Through a dye the color of the furniture changes from optical white to a softer white, a cream shade that gives an additional sense of antiquity

Step 3 – Finally, with a darker dye, the antiquing is enhanced on all the details.

The furniture is now ready to be delivered!

The magic starts here: after having spread the water-based dye on the product to give color to the wood, the first step is the application of the “patina”.

This film enters the pores so as to bring out the grains, highlighting the material and accentuating the differences, the shading, the chiaroscuro.

A transparent varnish is applied.
The paint is then dabbed with extreme care.

The third step involves the use of beeswax to give a touch of lived-in look to the finish.

The beeswax is then spread further and gently dried with a cloth.

Finally, the last step: the powder is distributed over the furniture, giving it its splendid final appearance.