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.

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!

Some call it the Winter Garden, some call it conservatory, or Orangerie or lemon house. The fact remains that the Jardin d’Hiver, with its large windows and its subtle and delicate structures, is a constant inspiration of style.

We may not be able to transform our Orangerie into a work of art overflowing with water lilies, like Claude Monet did in Paris, but we can steal inspiration directly from Italian and French villas and bring a touch of joie de vivre to our suspended space between outside and inside, between winter cold and the warmth of scented citrus fruits.

We can, for example, furnish our bright space with a precious console, or recreate a corner with armchairs where we can enjoy leaf tea. Leafing through the works of Virginia Woolf or, why not, delighting us with a tray of cream pastries.

Soft colors and airy fabrics complete the scene. Perhaps you hear birds singing?

Teal is a rare, assertive, elegant color. It’s not green or blue. It’s teal! It’s the new color that did not exist, and it has replaced black in the world of luxury and exclusiveness. We love teal because it is a versatile color that’s perfect for a classic decor because it goes so well with wood. We also combined it with gold and natural hues such as taupe and beige: fabulous!

Classic Blue is the color that, according to Pantone Color Institute experts, will better interpret the character of 2020. It is a universal shade “reminiscent of the sky at dusk”, “a boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky that encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

This color appeals to everyone, from lovers of chinoiserie to modernists. Universal as it is, a Classic Blue fits beautifully into timeless settings adding always a touch of sober elegance. For these reason we often use it in our decor proposals, matching it with french lines, handmade carvings and cast brass details.
And a few months ago we started using it also in our decorative experiments for the next Salone del Mobile…stay tuned!

For many people,  autumn is the most melancholy season of the year. For us, instead, autumn is fantastic and it is a great source of inspiration…

Autumn light is magic: the colors of nature become suggestive, romantic and poignant and create combinations of absolute elegance. Just like the one between brown and light blue to which we were inspired for our new Louis XVI style living room with precious hand-carved details and refined cotton velvet.

One of our favorite activities is renew classic items using decoration and color. The best example of this is rapresented by our Jungle sideboard, a classic model in Louis XV style proposed in a modern version, enhancing sinuous french tradition shapes with a jungle inpiration decor. The single parts that makes the decor are hand made on each single piece. They are made of gypsum applied on each piece and left in place for 24 hours. 

The leaves that compose the decoration are done one by one, engraving gypsum previously put on the wood surface with small chisels. Shapes and three-dimensionality of each element are hand made by using different dimensions chisels, sandpaper and brushes.

Leaves, well refined, are painted and shaded one by one with different tones of color. Once the brush decoration is done, the sideboard is refined with another color layer and with traditional settled patina. Palms, ferns and huge leaves shapes, that are super fashion these last year, inspire this gypsum decor.

The jungle theme is softened by the sage green neutral color, giving to this item a chic and warm taste, ideal to refurbish both modern and traditional rooms. 

A Century after the birth of Art Deco, we have decided to reinterpret one of the most exciting, rich and glamorous periods in the history of design by creating a unique piece, with a sumptuous yet measured style.

Here is our exclusive Art Deco cabinet, characterized by contrasting geometric shapes, elegant bright rays and rich glares made with precious materials such as Makassar ebony, mother-of-pearl and shiny brass.

The decorative elements of the early 20th Century avant garde have seen a return in the last years and inspired the entire design of the cabinet, conceived as an aristocratic symbol of the early 20th Century, the elite of an industrialised society aware of the appeal of the artistic avant garde, whilst still wanting the luxury and elegance of the past.

We love to reinvent the classic pieces by mixing styles, colors and inspirations, but sometimes an ancient romantic vein prevails and leads us to the pure classic style, the sober and elegant authentic French taste …

In these moments our choices colors fall on colors rich in history and meaning like the French Blue, one of the most refined nuances in history. French Blue has been used in the heraldry of the French monarchy since the 12th century, with the golden fleurs-de-lis of the kings always set on a blue heraldic azure background, thus the other name “Royal Blue”.

French blue is a shade of azure, but often mistakenly used for greyish-blue colors. A delicate and sophisticated nuance, perfect to decorate a contemporary style private retreat, a restful bedroom in which shades of grey, precious Louis XVI style handmade carvings and golden accents create an atmosphere of quiet and noble beauty.

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.