|The Great Singapore Sale is ongoing from now 'til 7th July 2013. Be mesmerized by the fancy and glitzy array of accessories we offer.
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|Juliet - how it was born|
|Tags: Juliet armchair, Poltrona Frau, Benjamin Hubert|
|Poltrona Frau invited 12 of the greatest designers around the world to design a centenary armchair, projecting it into the future.
A sketch of the Juliet armchair, designed by Benjamin Hubert.
This inspiration was used to communicate the properties of leather upholstery. The outside of the chair utilises the flexibility and tensile strength of leather to describe a fluted traditional timber frame work where the shape of the timber can clearly be seen through the tight leather covering.
The competitors had to utilize the traditional upholstery techniques under the theme “a chair to spend time in.” Hubert’s Juliet chair was inspired by the Italian Renaissance fashion detail the “Juliet sleeve,” a sleeve which tightly fits the arm and has a large deconstructed “puff” on the shoulder. This tailoring translated well to the leather upholstery on a timber frame, being somehow both loose and tight at the same time.
The competition's nine judges:
Livia Peraldo Matton - editor in chief of Elle Decor Italy
Giulio Cappellini - creative director of Cappellini
François-Henry Pinault - chairman of PPR group
Jean Nouvel - architect
Vanessa Friedman - financial times, fashion editor
Anne-Sophie Von Clear - lifestyle le figaro, deputy director
Walter De Silva - head designer of the Audi brand group
Ratan Naval Tata - chairman of Tata group
Thomas Maier - Bottega Veneta
The final result of Juliet. Benjamin's masterpiece was the chosen winner, and it is the chair to mark Poltrona Frau's 100th year anniversary.
|Father\'s Day Gift|
|Tags: Father's Day, Poltrona Frau, Zanotta, Walter Knoll|
Our dads deserve amazing gifts. We have the top 5 gifts which will make our dads feel appreciated.
1. Poltrona Frau Atelier Accessories Box
Atelier is Poltrona Frau’s new small leather item collection, a blend of craftsmanship and attention to detail. All items are intelligently and lovingly designed, cut, assembled, and finished, ready for the touch, caress and use of their owners.
Your dad will be able to store his collection of watches, accessories, and other small items.
2. Walter Knoll George Lounge Chair
George is an elegant cantilever chair, particularly striking due to the fine edges of its cushions and its flowing lines, giving ultimate comfort to dads. The steel tubes of the frame fit smoothly into the leather armrests, made with particular attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship: a hand stitched parallel seam, the kind usually found on the steering wheels of exclusive luxury cars, is an interesting visual detail that also makes for a pleasing surface structure. Every dad would love to relax in it.
3. Poltrona Frau Oceano Trunk
The Oceano bedroom trunk is perfect for storing objects, clothes, and accessories. The internal drawers of various sizes create an internal mosaic and are finished in non-scratch milk-colored paint. The composition is further enriched by a row of three drawers finished with a natural oak veneer. This bedroom trunk evokes the spirit of the cruises of once upon a time. Perfect for dads who cherishes classical pieces.
4. Zanotta Cavour Desk
The dynamic shape, clean lines and the unique design of the legs make this desk a piece of timeless design. The desk is made from natural oak or wenge. A stylish gift for workaholic dads.
5. Zanotta Leonardo Desk
A work table with top, which has become a cornerstone of industrial design, is adjustable in height. The structure consists of 2 'jumper to work' is in beech wood in natural color. Can be used in office, but it is often proposed as unusual dining table. For dads who love innovativity and creative objects.
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers!
|McGuire Fretwork Lounge Chair|
|Tags: Barbara Barry, McGuire, Fretwork Lounge Chair|
|Presenting a newcomer in the showroom; McGuire Fretwork Lounge Chair designed by Barbara Barry. Stunning in its sophistication, Fretwork Lounge displays the exquisite multi-facets of the rattan frame.
Warmth of upholstery and elegance of scale balance the stylish, graphic qualities of the rectilinear rattan frame. Stunning in sophistication but playful in form, this piece has its own memorable personality.
Photo Courtesy The St. Regis New York
|Tags: Fiam, glass, Vittorio Livi|
|Founded by Vittorio Livi in 1973, Fiam develops and produces items of furniture in curved glass, creating them through a combination of craftsmanship and industrial processes, merging hand-craft and design.
Glass is environment-friendly and hygienic: it may look simple, because of its transparency, but both its chemistry and its physics are really very complex. And this material of vast potential was virtually only used in the world of furniture for the production of small accessories or ornaments.
A famous piece from Fiam - The Ghost chair designed by cini boeri. The ghost chair is a classic design in numerous museums, including the corning museum of glass and the Louvre. Made from a massive piece of 1/2" thick glass, the chair is molded and can support 330 pounds.
FIAM sees a designer’s ability to take risks with shapes as a welcome challenge to its technical expertise. The company has even created one-off technologies to produce some pieces.
|Less is more|
|Tags: Barbara Barry, Baker, Quarry Accent Table, Bracelet Chair|
A simple yet elegant arrangement featuring Barbara Barry’s Bracelet Chair and Quarry Accent Table. Pair complementary tones together, the key is “less is more”.
The bracelet chair, designed by Barbara Barry is an elegant expression of home as a serene retreat; a place where light, space, timeless forms and muted tones unite to create a quiet, calm, fresh and uncluttered interior.
As if chiseled from stone, the Quarry accent table is the perfect modern counterpoint to a single chair or sofa. Also designed by Barbara Barry, this wonderful small statement catches light as it reflects from each surface. It is transformed by each finish to complement a more modern or formal setting.
|Tags: Zanotta, Party Sofa, Sofa|
|Multitask with the Zanotta Party Sofa designed by Gabriele Rosa. Work on it, sleep on it, or relax in it - a new concept for a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Party sofa is a contemporary living product, for a public that often lives, reads, and works on the sofa with informal, fluid hours and rhythms. Free time overlaps work time and study time, creating new needs at a furnishing level. Party is the result of observation of these new trends and behaviors, which the designer has translated into a modular sofa that foresees many variations thanks to the diagonal cut of the seating that allows asymmetric arrangement.
A comment by the designer provides a formal and cultural representation of the project, "Many people nowadays seem to be living more than one life at a time. They have the capacity to change rapidly while remaining themselves. In the arc of a day they quite naturally pass from one situation, moment or context to another completely different one. These versatile, changeable and eclectic people have new attitudes and ways of being, that follow new ways of living. The sofa embodies the hub of domestic life; it becomes the place where multiple activities happen, each one with its own specific modes; a stage that is animated by many different characters. Party translates this change, not only adapting to contemporary living, but effectively recounting something about our present as well."
|Tags: Poltrona Frau, Dezza Armchair, armchair|
|This week's new arrivals - Poltrona Frau Dezza armchair designed by Gio Ponti in 1965.
A light-weight and adaptable armchair, that has accurately been reproduced in a refined re-edition that enhances its formal beauty and stylistic uniqueness. The feet are available in ash-wood painted white or black with open-pore paint.
The most attractive part is the cushions which are made from Cavillino 'Ponyskin' - a haired hide featuring distinct brown, black and white natural patterns.
An architect, a designer and an artist, Gio Ponti (Milano 1891-1979) graduated in Milan in 1921 and initially entered into partnership with Emilio Lancia and Mino Fiocchi from 1927 to 1933. In 1957 he designed the super-celebrated Superleggera chair for Cassina, the crowning achievement of a long and fruitful working association.
Visit our showroom to experience the comfort.
|The Baker Blossom Mirror|
|Tags: Baker, Thomas Pheasant, Blossom Mirror, Accessories, Jewels, Jewelry|
|Dazzle your home with jewels. The Baker Blossom mirror by Thomas Pheasant contains 18 blossoms of crystals, perfect for making your home sparkle.
Loosely inspired by a kimono with cherry blossoms rendered in an Art Deco manner, Thomas Pheasant views the Blossom Mirror as one of those rare but riveting objects that finish a room. The mirror has a textured banding immediately around it. A much larger and more dramatic, but still somewhat organic, Bronze frame requires more than 100 welds to secure a sculpture consisting of five-sided flowers. A total of 18 crystal blossoms, in two sizes, are then positioned for dimensional effect. The resulting play of shadow, light, and prismatic rainbow rustles against the wall. The mirror is convex, and the surrounding rim has an organic texture.
While the Blossom Mirror would be a focal point anywhere, the first impression created in an entry would define not just a room but an entire home. This is a very large & intricate jewelry.
|Tags: Barbara Barry|
|Live glamorously! A tip from Barbara Barry - Glamour is not about money, it's more a quality of character in the setting but having elegant furnishings can certainly set the stage. I love how California was and still is the backdrop for a casually elegant lifestyle: palm trees and swimming pools, cocktails and pearls.
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