May 31 / 2016

Sofas & armchairs at the Salone del Mobile. Milano 2016: top 10 made in Spain

The ingredients for a perfect lounge experience? Comfort, beauty and a great dose of cocooning feeling. The Spanish offer of contemporary sofas and armchairs in continuously enriched with new models that catch up with trends while maintaining their strong artisan essence. With a main objective: bring comfort and style to your interiors. Make yourself comfortable and discover more…

OBI sofa by Rafa García for SANCAL

Over the latest years, living rooms have turned into the heart of the house, that treasured spaces specifically aimed at relaxing and entertaining. And a lot have been made to improve these functionalities.

Enveloping lines, embroidery details, new textures, refined colours and materials: the seats are designed to create intimate corners as well as spacious lounge spaces. The influence of retro design of ‘60s to 80’s is still widely visible, but finishes has been brought to perfection with the use of cutting-edge technology. In many cases sofas are placed on thin legs that lend them visual lightness and elegance. Armchairs come in different shapes and can be used as an integral part of the composition or as stand-alone elements to give personality to a specific space.

Colours play a great role in creating atmospheres and setting the mood required. Most prevalent colours at the Salone 2016 have been pink, with the quartz hue variation, blue, yellow and red, which have shared the scene with more basic colours like gray in all shades, beige, dark brown and warm white. Grass green and petroleum blue have been also widely used, above all in retro combinations.

Quilted upholsteries have been also in the spotlight bringing us back to the comfortable shapes of the ‘70s. Most have opted for the quilted finish with very thick patterns, while others have preferred softer patterns for a less formal look.


COUVE collection by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for ANDREU WORLD Red Dot 2016

Italian designer Piergiorgio Cazzaniga created COUVE, a collection including two- and three-seat sofas, a lounge chair and an armchair. COUVE features rounded details—slightly inclined legs, seat, arms and backrests with softened corners—and a refined silhouette. Subtle stitching details run along perimeter seams, further accentuating the sofa’s and chair’s curved forms.

OBI sofa by Rafa García for SANCAL

OBI is a mattress-like sofa inspired by the quilted kimono bows, which are named obis in Japanese.  OBI is as practical as it is comfortable.  The enveloping backrest and curved arms are completed by a soft, quilted seat. Lightness is accentuated by the thin legs, which are available in ash wood or in transparent acrylic to accentuate the weightless sensation.

It features an extensive array of different modules, including long angled pieces to make corner sofas and a 130cm chaise longue for extra depth. Covers are totally removable.

SISTEMA living space system by Lievore Altherr Molina for VICCARBE

SISTEMA has been conceived as an innovative lounge system, composed of different independent elements that allow to configure various layouts. Pre-configured designs are available to serve as a starting point layout, but customers have a disposal different elements to adapt the final results to their needs: armrests, backrests, seats, accessories, flat surfaces, poufs, side tables etc. plus a choice of different wood and fabric finishes.

Depending on if you need a lower sitting level or a higher one, you can add or remove legs.

In addition, more elements will be launched annually to improve flexibility and adaptation to personal tastes and trends.


A new addition to the EMOTIONS catalogue, BOWIE is a stunning sofa available in two sizes: medium (250X110X75H) and large (300X110X75H). Its distinctive button-back design elegantly combines old-school charm and modern comfort. Main feature is the back reinforced by a structure upholstered in high-quality leather.

The brand offers also another version, the BOWIE STRIPED without the buttoned finish and completely upholstered in velvet.


Made of solid American walnut and genuine leather, SKELETON features a well-proportioned architectural profile, made of subtle interactions of geometric lines, voids and solids. Perfect for a distinctive statement in classy ambiences.

FORTUNE lounge space by TECNI NOVA

One of the latest addition to the FORTUNE catalogue is the new sofa model 1726, an extra-large modular sofa upholstered in a stunning combination of precious fabrics and fine leathers with exclusive detailing and handmade finishes.

The composition can be complemented by the new 1739 sofa, with its ultra-comfortable padded seat, and the 1729 armchairs , upholstered in an eye-catching velvet and with a wengue structure.


Visual balance and a clean lined design are the main features of the LIDO sofa, whose structure rest over thin metal legs, lacquered in moka. It has been manufactured with a special combination of foams that ensures great comfort as well as perfect recovery and total resistance. The LIDO programme offers many modular possibilities and plenty of fabrics and leather for a very personal look.


KUSU is a highly versatile armchair with a design that can easily match different ambiences, both contemporary and modern historical interiors. Inspired to mid-century armchairs, it has an enveloping shell that support a comfortable padded cushion and the backrest.

The structure is wide with a high backrest and can be upholstered in fabric and leather. The external upholstery features an optional rhomboidal quilted pattern. Legs can come in wood, in 5 different tones, or in chromed metal for a more stylish look.


The modular LAUREN sofa offers a lot of versatility to adapt to different uses and tastes: 3 different armrest sizes, chaise longue module with built-in storage unit, and the sliding seats and headrests. It is made of 100% eco-materials, such as leather, rubber foams of soy and pine wood. Available also upholstered in fabric.

KANGOU rocking chair by FAMA

With its ergonomic design made of sensual curved lined, KANGOU is a modern rocking chair specifically created to improve the lounge experience and make the most of users’ rest hours. It is complemented by a matching footstool and is offered in various colour configurations.

HELSINKI armchair by FAMA

Intermediate in size between an armchair and a loveseat, the HELSINKI armchair, as well as the other You&Me models of the brand, is a perfect option to create an intimate spot, a personal nest where you can snuggle, read or enjoy special moments with your partner.

Available in a wide choice of fabrics and colours.

LOFT collection, ACOMODEL

With a structure made of pine wood and upholstered with polyurethane foam, the LOFT sofa offers ultra-comfortable large padded cushions and armrests. It is available in a wide variety of top quality fabrics and is complemented by matching armchairs and coffee tables.

Made of chromed metal, legs can have different shapes and be lacquered in a choice of colours. Armchairs feature a swivel base in chromed metal or lacquered in colours that suit the upholstery.

BRIO sofa-bed, SUINTA

Perfect for small apartments, where high versatility and functionality are required. With its minimal design and colourful upholsteries, BRIO can easily be transformed in an indivual bed for guests.

It is made of  a composition of modules of PUR foam in different density that are supported by a antioxidant metal base covered with epoxi resin, with oak slats.

Stay tuned for more on storage & shelving furniture!




VICCARBE supplies furniture for Spaces Belvedere, the first co-working space in Hanoi, Vietnam

Latest trends are about themed coworking spaces, that prefer to provide business spaces with more personality than a standard, traditional office. The seating collections and tables from Spanish VICCARBE go beyond what is expected adding their Mediterranean, warm touch to the different collaborative environments of the very first coworking space in Hanoi, Vietnam: Spaces Belvedere. If you need ideas for your next office project, just read on…

PLMdesign Barcelona opens its new showroom in Barcelona

A specialist in home furnishing and interior design products, the Barcelona-based PLM Design strengthens its presence on the national market by opening a new 500 m2 showroom in Barcelona, where the brand has its headquarters. The celebration of the new opening was also the moment to launch new furniture collections and the prototypes of new armchair models exclusively designed by the students of ELISAVA (Barcelona School of Design & Engineering) for the brand. You are invited to explore the new space, just follow us…


Feria Hábitat Valencia 2019: discover an array of brands within unique spaces

Feria Habitat Valencia, Spain’s leading platform and most important event for the home and commercial furniture industry, announces a full line up of exceptional design experiences for its 55th edition to be held in September, from the 17th to the 20th. The fair has already filled up all the fairground surface available expanding to more than 65,000 square meters, +40% in relation to the previous’ year event. But this is not the last good news. Stay with us and discover more…

GARCIA REQUEJO provides lighting for spectacular Paradisus Los Cayos Hotel by Meliá

Life in the Caribbean has just got a little bit closer to paradise. One of Spain’s premier lighting companies, GARCIA REQUEJO, has supplied lighting products to five-star Paradisus Los Cayos Hotel, a luxurious all-inclusive eco-resort located in one of the most pristine beach areas on the northern coast of Cuba. Ready for the experience? Discover more…

Spanish outdoor furniture brand CALMA branches out by reinventing itself and refreshing its brand identity

New identity, product collections, art directions and designers. The Catalonia-based CALMA has rebuilt itself from the ground-up by appointing award-winning  Spanish designer Andreu Carulla as their new creative director. The Milan Salone 2019 has been the perfect stage for the launch of the new brand identity and image. Ready to discover more?