March 20 / 2018

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018: design / indoor & contract spaces (2)

Spain’s design scene is an exciting conglomeration of styles, craftsmanship and innovation. Over the year, Spanish brands have been perfecting their craft and innovating the manufacturing process to ensure products of the highest quality and beauty. The numerous collaborations with big names of the international design scene have led to the creation of vibrant, fresh designs that punctuate spaces with unexpected accents, bringing that extra bit of joy, style and colour to everybody’s life.

Living and lounging in style: designer furniture for home and contract spaces

One of the main trends of the interior design industry is about creating environments and experiences that customers will love and remember long after they leave. Spain has reacted developing designs which are based on a non-showy, relaxed sense of beauty. The thoughtful selection of materials, the enveloping shapes and the search for exquisite details are all aimed at creating ambiences with a strong identity which can make the customer’s experience unique.

For the GRAN RAGLAN two-and three-seater sofa and armchair, the new creations by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Valencia-based ANDREU WORLD, upholstery is of crucial importance; it is the key of its great visual power. The harmonious style and the generous proportions bring lightness to GRAN RAGLAN and are the foundation that subtly elevates and distinguishes the piece. GRAN RAGLAN is a collection with an eminently corporate vocation, designed to be integrated in large waiting areas and lobbies where sophistication is demanded.

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GRAN RAGLAN sofa. Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. ANDREU WORLD

Striking the balance between functionality, aesthetic and technology, the EXTRA TABLE, a design by Lievore Altherr Molina, has been complemented with new marble tops from two prestigious origins: Calacatta and Carrara. In all its versions, it features different connections: electric power, audio, video and data. In combination with the NUEZ chair by Patricia Urquiola, the EXTRA TABLE can be used to create comfortable workspaces as well as elegant meeting rooms.

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The EXTRA TABLE with the new marble top. Lievore Altherr Molina. ANDREU WORLD

Now let’s take a look at the MAJESTIC sofa, a piece designed by La Mamba for sofa lounge furniture specialist CARMENES. The highly renowned Spanish design studio has incorporated both sophistication and comfort in this model. Clean, elegant lines combine with the design’s soft seat and backrest which add luxury to the piece. Its versatility allows the MAJESTIC sofa to adapt easily to all types of spaces: homes, offices and common areas.

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MAJESTIC sofa. La Mamba. CARMENES

NUMERAL is the latest design by Estudio Savage for CARMENES. With its refined and timeless retro-modern aesthetic, NUMERAL is a versatile seating system that allows you to create a perfect lounge space at home or in public spaces. It consists of different pieces, which include various modules in different sizes - with or without backrests -, armchairs and a line of tables that can be integrated into the structure or be used as a complement of the lounge furniture.

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NUMERAL modular seating system. Estudio Savage. CARMENES

More current than ever, geometric motifs are having their moments in contemporary aesthetics. They are used to give shape to the most varied pieces, such as the GIRO and BAMBA side tables, the new additions to the exclusive ViccArte collection. Designed by Brazilian young talent Pedro Paulo Venzon for VICCARBE, these functional objets d’art represents the perfect symbiosis of sculpture and geometric balance.

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GIRO & BAMBA side tables. Pedro Paulo Venzon. VICCARBE

Pure, timeless lines feature also in the new creation by Italian architects and designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, the TORII bench that thanks to its multifunctionality and versatility is ideal for collaborative spaces. Its height can be set at the same level of a chair allowing its use next to desks and workstations.

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TORII bench. Ludovica+Roberto Palomba. VICCARBE

Geometry plays also a starring role in the A-COLLECTION chair designed by Fran Silvestre for CAPDELL. It stands out for the incredible symbiosis of its two structural elements:  the minimalist square metallic frame and the organic geometry of the wooden seat shell, which provides ergonomic comfort to the piece.

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A-COLLECTION chair. Fran Silvestre. CAPDELL

Created by Spanish designer Gabriel Teixidó, MARTA is collection of chairs, armchairs and lounge chairs, available also with armrest side tables. Its original beech wood frame, combined with the cotton fibre webbing and warm fabrics, gives MARTA a natural look, suitable for any kind of atmosphere.

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MARTA armchair with integrated side table. Gabriel Teixidó. CAPDELL

Born from the quest for a universal, versatile, elegant and essential chair, VARYA, the new collection of chairs and stools by Simon Pengelly for INCLASS, breaks the frontier between private and public use. The collection, which mixes comfortable seats, different metallic and wooden bases and an extensive range of finishes, allows for endless customization possibilities without altering its unique character and timeless spirit.

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VARYA chairs & stools. Simon Pengelly. INCLASS

For the Spanish brand, the French designer has also created MARCUS, a collection of modern sofas for lounge, corporate or residential spaces. The collection is outstanding for its level of comfort and timeless design, with an elegant outline and balanced volumes. The original cast aluminium legs give the ensemble a light and slender appearance.

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MARCUS sofa. Simon Pengelly. INCLASS

Brands like KRISKADECOR paves the way for new experiences, interior schemes and architectural possibilities.  Made from small, linking pieces of anodised aluminium which form lightweight, versatile meshes, KriskaDECOR's chain curtains are available in a wide range of brilliant and satin colours, and two densities.

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KriskaDECOR decorative metal chains at the Wahaca Canary Wharf Restaurant in London, U.K

Endless patterns and images allow artists and designers to create innovative partitions and highly intriguing, beautiful atmospheres in restaurants, museums, lobby, open spaces and even on facades.

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BARCELONA space divider. KriskaDECOR

Responding to the current philosophy of "bringing the outdoors in," many Spanish brands have designed collections that make the transition between indoors and outdoors more fluid. This way, consumers can enjoy the relaxed, refreshing essence of nature while lounging calmly in their living room or in any lounge space in hotels, workspaces or waiting rooms.

Inspired by the insect world, BEETLE, the sound-absorbing panels that Mut has designed for SANCAL are textile sculptures that resolve the uncomfortable problem of background noise, overcoming the difficult balance between sound dissipation and decoration.

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BEETLE sound-absorbing panels. MUT Studio. SANCAL

SANCAL turned to Note, a Swedish design studio, to provide travellers or people in lobbies or public spaces with relief and comfort. Once installed on the ISLA they will not be disappointed. The upholstery is just as comfortable as it looks with generous proportions and soft materials. A place to share with strangers while respecting each other’s privacy; isolated but not excluded. ISLA comes in three different sizes and a choice of fabrics from SANCAL’s catalogue. The plinth can be lacquered in any of the colours as per the chart in the catalogue.

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ISLA sofa. Note Studio. SANCAL

Visit the Spanish stands and find endless innovative interior design concepts for attractive, higly functional spaces. Spanish brands are eager to meet you and help you to find the right solution for your projects and interior design schemes.

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