CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIVING COMPOSITION.
In living compositions, the back panel can be used as an important furnishing element, able to redesign new balance within the living area.A decorative Forest Oak back panel provides a strong feature in the composition shown in the photo to the right, housing a suspended modular element (with doors and top in Titanium Grey polished glass) and a series of lacquered shelves in different sizes.
A different structure is required for the composition of the photo to the left, marked by a back panel and decorative top in Morello Larch and different-sized wall unit modules (with decorative Morello Larchdoors and glossy Linen lacquered open units).By choosing a glossy lacquered Ivory back panel, the scenic effect undergoes a major change: modules with luminous bases and doors in decorative Khaki Oak create a harmonious, light, warm ensemble.
We go for a change in genre with the composition proposed in the photo to the right, which chooses polished glass as the predominant element of the set.All elements are suspended and include modules with polished Ice glass doors and shelves and backs lacquered in glossy Baltic Blue, designed to dress the wall of the living area.Infinite possibilities, therefore, to express style and creativity in a living composition. Both with and without the back panel, the watchword remains the same: create a harmonious blend of spaces, combining shapes, colours and materials.
FURNISHING YOUR DREAM HOUSE.
Everybody dreams to have a house that conveys his or her personality through the colours, furniture styles, accessories, compositions and combinations that furnish it.But for those who are not interior decorators, are there any guidelines to follow so as not to find yourself with a collection unrelated objects.
It sounds strange, but the most difficult part is understanding exactly what style you are trying to create.Often the mental barrier that prevents you from clearly visualizing your desires is knowing all to well how limited your economic resources are.So the first thing you must do is ask yourself: if you had an unlimited budget, how would you like to spend it? What colours and what “look” would you like your house to have? Thus you can free yourself from all the involuntary filters that imprison your imagination.
The second step is to look for examples.A style can take many different forms and for this reason you need to start thumbing through magazines specialized in home furnishing, interior decorating, etc.Take careful note of the details that strike you, like a curtain with a particular shape, some kind of rug, or a way of placing it, a design element for a piece of furniture, or collect photos and drawings that somehow inspire you.Interior designers even recommend starting a scrap book to put your ideas in as you come across them.Over time, your perfect house will become clearer and more defined, making it easier to start with the purchasing phase.
Even among the objects that reflect your taste in style you may find things that don’t convince you completely. That’s true for furniture, but also for decorations, table-ware, glasses, curtains and the like; it’s important to bring into your house only that which you definitely like, even if it’s not always the most beautiful object.
The main reference point should always be your scrap book, which will help you understand if you really want a heavy drape or a light weight curtain, coloured walls or a neutral background.In the end you will be surrounded only by things which reflect your personality deep down.
Leaving some spaces empty for a while is always preferable to filling them with impulsively chosen objects which you then regret, if not immediately, at least when you finally do find the perfect object for that space. Don’t be in a hurry to decide, save your money for the thing that is really just what you had imagined. Also because the things that are not “you” often quickly find their way to the garbage can.
Indoor blinds and curtains: installation and assembly types.
With the summer on its way, it becomes extremely important to ‘shelter’ the house from the sun with efficient blinds or curtains.And indoor blinds or curtains can also be an excellent furnishing item, decorating the ambiance and creating wonderful light effects in the different rooms.
Before buying, it is a good idea to find out just what is the best option for your house, from the fitting method to the different fabrics and colours available on the market. To understand whether you are better off with a ceiling mount, wall mount or alternatively fitting curtains straight onto windows, it is important to have a clear idea of available space.The first thing to do, before opting for any of the installation systems, is to measure and evaluate the space required as accurately as possible.If there is plenty of room to manoeuvre, track-mounted curtains may be a good choice: the fabrics – soft or panelled – run horizontally on metal tracks, opening and closing manually.Fabric Roman blinds on the other hand, hook up to a rod fastened to the wall or ceiling, pulling upwards with a specific operation involving cords and counterweights.
In this case too, we can use more rigid or more flexible fabrics, depending on whether we are looking to adapt the blinds to a classic or modern furnishing style.In pole systems, the rings to which the curtain is attached run on cylinders of various different materials (steel, wood, iron), fastened to the wall. Best matched to classic and country furnishing styles.Roller blinds, on the other hand, are decidedly modern: the fabric rolls upwards with an electrically-controlled system or a cord.If windows are in a relatively small room, or if there is little space available (such as in the kitchen, for example), a small rod is fitted to the window, to which the curtain is then hooked.
DESIGNER KITCHEN. MOOD by SILVANO BARSACCHI.
"The subject is born from an idea and the idea from the subject…the Mood kitchen expresses personality, good taste and elegance…it becomes the centre of attention in the modern house, an idea of living in tune with the present day and the beauty of life." Silvano BarsacchiDesigner Silvano Barsacchi defines himself as a technician-stylist. His work as an industrial designer concentrates on the identification and development of innovative raw materials, generating a creative philosophy within which the design process gives an object an original, stylish form that never prevails over its function. This designer styles and engineers the prototype with close reference to existing living spaces, in search of practicality and simple lines. He works on interior architecture, the interior design of shops and showrooms, and furnishings and articles for the home of all kinds, such as furniture and accessories mainly for kitchens, bedrooms and living areas, as well as office and boardroom furnishing systems. With their outstanding contents and creative spirit, his innovative, original designs are produced and distributed by the sector’s leading companies in Italy and world-wide.
DESIGNER KITCHEN. TRIBE by MARCELLO CUTINO.
“The idea behind the Tribe project stems from the combination of three different emotions: discovery, nature and the sign.The discovery of new perceptive capabilities paves the way for original and innovative features in the kitchen environment (for example, the specific household appliances) that unleash a string of emotions through colour, surfaces and shapes - the most captivating features of this project. Nature as a source of friendly, warm textured sensations. Wood combines with warm materials such as bronze and rust that underline their bond with nature and their ancestral relation to man. The sign as a human mark that defines matter with its presence to convey a strong, distinctive character. Tribe certainly communicates at an instinctive level, and I specifically designed the project for people who love novelty, appreciate genuine emotional, tactile and aesthetic aspects, who acknowledge the kitchen as the defining mark of their identity and the primary medium in performing the rites of hospitality. My intention was to create the pinnacle of a furnishing solution capable of stimulating emotions and creating a warm atmosphere in the home”.
DESIGNER KITCHEN. SCENERY by KING & MIRANDA.
From the start of this project, we identified two main aims: the creation of new forms and layouts which would meet the needs of new kitchen lifestyles, and the creation of new finishes to satisfy the demands of contemporary users. There is no mistaking the statistics: the bathroom and kitchen are the two rooms in the house we are prepared to spend the most on, and where investments in furnishings and concepts are highest. They are two rooms whose nature has been radically transformed. The kitchen has become the centre of social life and the place where families meet and interact. The kitchen is herefore invading the living-room and incorporating many of its functions, while at the same time the person doing the cooking wants to take part in family interactions and a guest does not want to be cut off from the person who is preparing his dinner.
The broad opening-out of our stage-set kitchen aims to respond to these needs for involvement and socialisation, while still solving the problems of the almost inevitable untidiness, excess heat, humidity and smells created by almost all of us, except of course for the elusive “perfect cook“, when at work. When it came to finishes, on the other hand, we started from the idea that very probably wooden kitchens owe a great deal of their popularity to the richness and variety of textures and colours this natural material can provide.We thought it was a pity that this richness of surfaces should automatically be unavailable to those choosing a more high-tech finish such as lacquer or glass. So we worked on finishes which would provide these surfaces with the subtle reflection effects and almost imperceptible changes of texture found in wood. The lacquered or glass finishes in Scenery set out to respond to this demand for warmth and richness, by creating the high-tech boiserie.King & Miranda
DESIGNER KITCHEN. ABSOLUTE CLASSIC by GIANNI PARESHI.
Absolute Classic by Scavolini: the new frontier in classical design for the kitchen of the third millennium. A new benchmark for the international market. “If yesterday classicality simply implied a list of details to be reproduced, today it is seen as the search engine for developing a “global code” that is capable of putting meat on the bones that are the values of an increasingly cosmopolitan society, that is re-defining the parameters of beauty, refinement and quality. And while the design world is asking itself what the style of the third millennium is going to be, many believe, and there are many clues around, that the answer will be precisely “style” itself. On the basis of these convictions, I have done some careful research for Scavolini, in order to see how we measure up in terms of the future directions of “high-class classicality”: Absolute Classic is the first, decisive, step in this direction. In the conviction that a product’s classicality is not measured by the number of its “signs of style” but rather by its ability to bring back to life the essence of a great cultural heritage, Absolute Classic explores classical directions, trying to distil out beyond the old tenets, a design model that has the universality, harmony and elegance of this taste. “Absolute” because striving for beauty, which has always been the primary objective of Italian design, means projects of broad scope and creations of high quality. “Classic” because only through the rediscovery of the idea of a classicality that is definite and outside of fashion does it become possible to map out a route that leads to a cosmopolitan language, a condition that nowadays is an essential part of any international strategy”. Gianni Pareschi
DESIGNER KITCHEN. TETRIX by MICHAEL YOUNG.
"For this project we started from the desire to create an aesthetic with no horizons, playing with the elements on horizontal axes and discovering all the compositional possibilities. With a brand-new point of view for the kitchen world."Michael YoungWith these words Michael Young, who created the Tetrix kitchen for Scavolini, unveils the core and style of an innovative kitchen area, essentially based on modules and colours,which use logic and colour patterns to revolutionise the concept itself of living. It is no longer limited but “open”, playful and free to manifest itself in any area.
DESIGNER KITCHEN. REGARD by RAFFAELLO PRAVATO.
"Ductility, elegance and style are the objectives I set myself with this project.Ductility: this means proposing a contemporary atmosphere with a lightness of form and colours to those who love living with classic taste. The result therefore had to maintain some signs of tradition in the framed door and delicate appearance of the harmonious cherry wood grain. It means suggesting, to those who wish to savour living in a genuine, authentic, current space, the decisive, yet refined character of the oak finish that, when lacquered, exalts and defines the natural features of this noble material. Elegance: in a bid to offer a new sensory approach, I blended time-old materials like wood and stone with the more modern and technological stainless steel and glass, striving to grant the product details of light, a sensation of aesthetic lightness, elegant practical value.Style: the ‘kitchen area’ has, over time, recovered its central position as the heart of the family social life. The time spent preparing and consuming meals, although in a simple and informal manner, is still experienced as a ritual. This lifestyle inspired me to present compositions with distinctly modern modules, in my attempt to allow new concepts of practical function and warm atmospheres of elegant contemporary classicism stand side-by-side”.Raffaello Pravato
DESIGNER KITCHEN. CRYSTAL by KARIM RASHID.
The discreet charm offered by bringing together glass and aluminium in Scavolini’s Crystal kitchen is also available in the Texture version by Karim Rashid with exclusive colour schemes and graphic patterns."Decoration is a way of communicating, of conferring dimension, structure, form, depth and character; it’s a way of giving depth and dynamism to the objects that animate our space, that create favourable conditions, that drive the eye to go beyond the surface to arouse an illusion or entropy, to embellish or enrich the surfaces, materials and objects. Now decoration can add a further emotion and a new meaning to the flat and mono-chromatic world of modernism. With reference to this, I developed some digital graphic ideas to express the spirit of our times. This is what I did with Scavolini. I embellished the glass surfaces to transform two-dimensional kitchens into spaces endowed with more complex dimensions. A kitchen should be essential but also sensual just like everything else that goes on around it, but also well-ordered and evocative and appealing from an aesthetic and social point of view."Karim Rashid