• Jackie – so graceful and elegant

    I felt swamped by so many different impressions when I visited Salone del Mobile this year. Some of my personal highlights made it already in my blog, but my odds-on favourite is coming today.

    I’m pleased to introduce JACKIE, a chair designed by Stefano Grassi and distributed by Colico – another extraordinary design from Italy.

    For me JACKIE is possibly the most graceful and elegant chair I have ever seen. You want to know why I’m that fascinated? Because to me the quality and the minimalistic look of this chair absolutely stands out. Designed with a focus of the basic essentials of a chair plus the detail and execution making it very special to me.

    It’s elegant frame is produced in steel and varnished in rose gold and the seat is upholstered in beautiful sand beige leather (black color is available as well).

    Absolutely delicate and definately an outstanding chair which stuck in my mind.

    Read more about my personal highlights which I picked out for you in the coming weeks. Believe me there are still many gems to come.

    Specifications JACKIE chair:

    Public price: starting from 430,00€ inkl. tax

    Thank you Colico for the press material.

    Colico, chair Jackie design by Stefano Grassi

  • Finally it’s summer with this Summer chair

    Isn’t it great when the summer season begins and you find an extraordinary chair you really want to sit on? Well, I did. After a long search I have finally found a chair that would be perfect for our balcony.

    Appropriately it’s called ‘Summer’ and it’s made by the Italian company SCAB Design from a design by Roberto Semprini.

    ‘Summer’ is available in three versions; with or without armrests or as a bar stool. It’s produced in powder-coated tubular steel and available in a range of colours including white, anthracite, dove gray, brick red, linden green, light blue.

    Its pure and sleek design is absolutely appealing, I particularly like the anthracite and gold version without the armrests. As well as being extremely elegant the chair is very practical as it is lightweight and stackable and would suit both indoor and outdoor use (apart from the gold version, it’s just for indoor use).

    At Salone del Mobile 2018 SCAB Design presented four indoor and outdoor seating collections manufactured in Italy and inspired by the legendary 50’s and 60’s. These were all created in collaboration with handpicked Italian designers, one of whom is Roberto Semprini who designed the ‘Summer’ chair and who is known, among other things, for Tatlin, a spectacular spiral sofa.

    I’m so happy to have discovered this company at the fair as I thought my search for the perfect balcony chair would never end. Now summer can come with those beautiful, airy ‘Summer’ chairs.

     

    Dimensions: 57.5 cm x 52 cm x  80 cm | credit: https://www.scabdesign.com/en/

    Thank you Clara Buoncristiani PR for the press material.

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  • A shelf to express yourself

    Some weeks have past already since Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan Italy, but still there are so many brands and products I want to tell you about.

    Have you ever heared of the Danish company Montana? I am pretty sure you’ve seen some of their furniture without knowing.

    Since 1982 Montana is producing different storage systems which are known for their simplicity, functionality and high standards – all manufactured in Denmark. The company has been founded by Peter J. Lassen who worked from the beginning closely with designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Jørn Utzen, Piet Hein and Verner Panton.

    Lassens vision was not just to create furniture but also add his values such as freedom, flexibility and creativity to his designs. He invented different modular systems which allows customers to play around and add their individual touch.

    Montana is represented in numerous leading furniture shops in Europe and is starting now to go global. I think customers worldwide appreciate their modular systems to organize personal belongings and the flexibility in the design.

    At Salone del Mobile 2018 they have presented themselves with an outstanding booth painted in various shades of red and storage systems reaching right up to the ceiling.

    The brandnew shelving concept „Montana Free“, which they launched at Salone del Mobile blew my mind – especially the version in China Red.

    „Montana Free“ is a minimalistic and elegant airy shelving solution which seems to be not just solid but also long lasting. It is designed by one of the most respected Danish designers Jakob Wagner. His designs are renowned and have been exhibited worldwide.

    The shelf offers endless opportunities to express your personality like a big open canvas. You can choose between 12 different standard compositions which will help to solve several room circumstances. The smallest version is a two-shelf-high bench and the biggest a six-shelf-high shelf depending on your needs. It is easy to assemble and mobile which brings a big application spectrum.

    It consists of lacquered MDF shelves in depth 38 cm divided by tubes emphasizing the horizontal shelves. The shelves and the tubes are available in four lacquer colours: New White, Fjord, China Red and Black. The panels feature the textile Remix 2 from Kvadrat and are available in the following colours: Purple, Stone, Grey, Natural, Rust, Lilac, Nude and Mustard.

    Great work: “The shelving system has all the marks of Montana’s unique DNA and the high quality you would expect. Made by Montana. Interpreted by you.”

    Thank you Montana for the press material. Credit: https://www.montana.dk

    Price range: 501,00€ – 2.076,00€. Panels 93,00€ (Germany)

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  • Snow White – The most spectacular sofa I know

    For all the design lovers out there, I am very excited to finally write about my very first ‚pick‘, the „Coronum three Seater“ –  designed by Artefatto Design Studio for Scarlet Splendour.
    The luxury brand Scarlet Splendour launched an eclectic and opulent series of furniture & accessories at Salone del Mobile 2018. When entering their bracing different and truly inspiring booth at the worlds leading furniture fair in Milano last Saturday I felt very welcomed.

    Scarlet Splendour (based in Kolkata, India) introduced a fancy and slightly surrealistic range of chairs, coffee tables, cabinets, sofas and living accessories which have been developed in collaboration with several international designers.

    Atmospheric lights and the lovely rouge-colored wall surrounded the most spectacular sofa I’ve ever seen. A truly amazing and cosy white dream called „Coronom Three Seater“ which is part of the Snow White collection by Artefatto. The founders of Artefatto Design Studio (based in London) collaborated with Scarlet Splendour for the very first time and created the unique Snow White collection influenced by Greek and Latin heritage which gently merges the boundaries between art, design and luxury fashion. A charming and alluring interior range crafted using the finest sheepskin leather and the most elegant golden frames and meant to give the feel of real majestic cosiness.

    „This is what it must feel like to be waft away to your own kingdom of clouds and gentle surrealism, within a world, which may no longer be dreamlike. It’s a promise of luxury, beyond imagination.“

    Specifications: width 224 cm, depth 90 cm, height 72 cm | Available @ online shop Scarlet Splendour | Price upon request

    Thank you Scarlet Splendour and APR for providing the press material. Credit: www.scarletsplendour.com

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