Simplicity and minimalism with maximum functionality: Consumers around the world have embraced Scandinavian design. Furniture, though, is just part of the story; creating the right ambiance with natural colours and complementary lighting is equally important. Swedish company Belid Lighting AB has been pleasing homeowners with its lighting solutions for over 50 years. Now, a change of strategy means that Belid is bringing its stunning designs to a far wider audience.
World-famous architect Zaha Hadid once said, “Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space.” In this regard, furniture plays an important role as it basically defines the soul of a home. When entering a well-designed room, it just feels right. One can sense the cohesiveness of everything coming together perfectly. Furniture made by Mobilificio Santa Lucia s.p.a. definitely helps you to feel at home – even when in a hotel.
Thanks to the digital revolution, working methods have never changed so dramatically and so quickly as during the first two decades of the 21st century. The working environment to support these changes is struggling to keep pace, but one Italian company has been combining office furniture and fittings with the latest technology for almost 70 years, and is therefore well placed to meet the needs of the digital age. Headquartered in Milan, Tecno S.p.A. is renowned worldwide for its stylish yet innovative interior architecture. The company works together with some of the most respected architects and designers to create attractive workspaces which also support the technological demands of today and tomorrow.
When companies outfit their offices, warehouses and other facilities, they have the option of choosing standardized products or customized solutions. But why go either/or? Why not select a supplier who can offer both? KAISER+KRAFT GmbH, based in the Austrian city of Salzburg, is just that: a provider of customized and standard solutions for company facilities. The producer and retailer serves customers in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia with the perfect furnishings. Since entering the online market, KAISER+KRAFT has ventured into the B2C sector instead of only B2B.
The furnishings of a company define the working atmosphere in the office. How the space is divided, where staff sit and how they store their files in day-to-day business are crucial for employee morale. Faram 1957 S.p.A., based in Giavera del Montello, is a leader in office furniture sector. The Italian company also provides office partitions and exports 50% of its total production.
There is a reason why the lobby of the Empire State Building shines like the sun. Its ceiling is covered in 24-karat gold and aluminium leaf. Founded in 1928, just two years before the completion of the Empire State Building, Nazionale Battitura Metalli SRL continues a tradition of gold beating that goes back 5,000 years.
First of all, your range hood has to keep your kitchen free from vapours, smoke and smell. The device also has to integrate smoothly into your kitchen furniture and overall interior design concept. As a result, the manufacturers of modern range hoods have to unite technologies and design. Best S.p.A., based in Cereto d’Esi, Italy, is a leading producer of range hoods worldwide. Innovative strength and an unmistakable intuition for design make the company “best” in class in its field – as the name promises.
Glass is one of the raw materials that never lose their glamour. Even after long years of use it is still as stunningly brilliant as it was on its fi rst day. Murano glass in particular has taken on a special role in glass manufacturing for many centuries. With their dazzlingly delicate glass pieces, Murano glass chandeliers made by Vetreria Vistosi bring fun and charm to every interior. The company has found its way into the contemporary lighting market, and today Vetreria Vistosi Srl is one of the prominent names in glass light manufacturing. It works hard to maintain its leading position in the world of interior design the world over.
The figures alone are impressive: 80 different kitchen models, more than 800 different columns, base and wall units, as well as over 6,000 combinations of finishes and colours and a choice of some 700 handles. It seems that Arrex Le Cucine, one of the leading kitchen manufacturers in Italy and beyond, knows all there is to know about kitchens. The company’s production focuses on quality materials, immaculate production processes and stunning design features. In fact, Arrex really caters for all tastes and offers contemporary as well as traditional kitchens.
The dream of having a swimming pool in the garden remains just a dream for most people, many of whom content themselves with a pond instead. With the natural pools from Bioteich SAS, however, it is possible to have both. The French company has been building natural pools that blend into the environment for nearly 30 years.