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Roberti outdoor

Roberti was founded as a family business in 1959 and the production processes take place mainly in Italy, in the Veneto region.

The ability of an expert craftsmanship combined with modern processes and technology and the high-quality materials, allows to achieve excellent quality standards.

Materials

Aluminum and stainless steel with high quality powder coating treatment, fibreglass, HPL and a special outdoor cushion system are only some of the many new materials introduced in the Roberti production to guarantee for long life in the outdoor space.

All the weaving materials used by Roberti are resistant to the atmospheric agents, bear easily thermical shocks, are long lasting and of easy maintenance.

Oasi

Oasi is a proposal with an exclusive style.

Round canopy lounger dedicated to relaxation and inspired by the breeze and the soft shapes of nature.

In the new Forest finish for a feeling of full immersion in a natural environment or in the delicate White finish. Oasi is a perfect outdoor shelter, which with the countless ropes knotted to the structure is able to redefine outdoor spaces and fascinate touching the senses thanks to its harmonies of color.

Gravity

Gravity is a cozy, swing, outdoor sofa with colorful cushions, playful combinations of colors and designs, perfect as patio furniture and garden furniture. It can be also a luxury outdoor armchair to relax.

Design and comfort are combined to create cozy and refined corners both for residential and contract. It is available in three new combinations: with hanging ropes, with supporting frame and with sunshade.

Charme

Charme is a collection of innovative elegance, with a light and enveloping design, where the rope is emphasized in the backs of chairs, armchairs, sofas and rocking chairs. Its geometry created by the different tensions of the weave adapts naturally to the body, offering an amazing feeling of comfort.

The elements are offered in the warm Bronze finish or in the classic White. The table with a dynamic shape and the small tables complete the line and suggest comfortable environments for both exterior and interior.

Sovet: glassmaking tradition and contemporary design

After our visit to the company in December 2021 and the meeting with the team at the Salone del Mobile Milano 2022, we dedicate an in-depth study to Sovet, which blends the tradition of Italian manufacturing art and the inspirations of contemporary design, to give life to furnishing elements that speak an original, elegant and multifaceted language.

Sovet 

Sovet was founded in the late 80s. Later in the early 2000s it started its collaboration with important international designers, choosing to combine the glass with other materials.

From “New shapes for glass” to “New shapes for design“, in the last 30 years the company has seen constant growth to transform itself from a company identified with glass to a 360-degree design company.

Tradition and innovation

The creative use of industrial processes, the highest quality raw materials and the meticulous works performed by local workers allow Sovet to get collections of high quality and 100% Made in Italy.

Sovet combines experience, technology and strict selection of the materials in its production processes, characterized by the highest quality levels. Its production ranges from the use of glass, proposed only in its purest extralight version, to the use of steel, aluminium, ceramic and wood. Entirely made in Italy, Sovet products are exported to over 70 countries worldwide.

Life in Sovet

During the Salone del Mobile “Life in Sovet” was presented: it is a journey through the historical architectures that have culturally marked the evolution of Italian living in recent centuries.

Life in Sovet wants to express the values of the Sovet brand, its innovative and minimalist style at the same time, the desire to create a new culture of living spaces in the name of refined shapes and materials.

Slim sideboard

One of the absolute Sovet novelties is the Slim sideboard, a natural evolution that completes this premium collection.

The rounded edges of wooden elements perfectly blend with the aluminium structure. The various finishes available for the top create new solutions and contrasts.

Arkos

The Arkos table designed by Gianluigi Landoni is another important novelty. It stems from a desire to revive the atmosphere of Italian home interiors of the 1950s.

The aerodynamic lines and curved tensions of its shape are inspired by the designs of Ico Parisi, in line with the symbolic style of Italian furniture in those years. Arkos stands out for the distinct structural nudity of its X- or Y-shaped legs with its long, slender shape. 

Campos

The Campos collection designed by Altherr Désile Park expands with a range of coffee tables outlined by the graphic and minimalist sign of the structure.

The combination of ceramic and mirror finishes for the tops creates a refined balance for furnishing in contemporary style and recalls the concept already introduced with the mirror.  The subdivision of the surface, in the top for the coffee table, in the mirror for the inclined part, offers new inspiration and functionality for interior design.

Outdoor collection

With the outdoor collection Sovet wants to highlight the strong desire of Sovet to offer genuine ‘New shapes for life’ also for outdoor spaces.

A series of proposals ranging from the Slim and Kodo collection with Iroko wooden slats to the new Keyah seat designed by Gianluigi Landoni: a balanced stainless steel chair ensures excellent ergonomics, providing well-being and comfort with a polyurethane cushion that easily attaches to the structure. The aim is to create durable products, a basic principle of sustainability.

Giulio Marelli Atene collection

Giulio Marelli is one the Made in Italy brands with whom we collaborate. We’ve had the opportunity to interview Luca Erba, the designer of the new Atene collection.

Luca Erba

He is an Italian architect and designer.

Born in Brianza in 1984, in the heart of the furniture district, he graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 2010 and founded his studio.

A profound territorial, material and formal research is the basis of the creative process: Luca develops projects ranging from architecture to graphics and from interior to product design, collaborating with Italian and international brands.

The approach to the project celebrates the union between materials, industrial design, natural shapes and refined craftsmanship, with the desire to create objects that last over time, with a contemporary taste and a strong personality.

Atene collection

The Atene collection is the maximum synthesis of the classic trilithic system used in ancient Greece, the oldest simple structure, consisting of two piers on which the architrave rests.

In an apparent state of simple support, the Atene coffee tables are composed of 3 metal cylinders that support the marble or glass top in a perfect state of balance, framed by a metal ring that gives volume and solidity. A tribute to classical architecture.

The collection consists of coffee tables and side tables in different diameters and heights: five different sizes and heights are available. They can be customized in all the marble glass and metal finishes. The round shape is the distinctive element of this new collection.

Wave and Noah collection

In addition to Atene, Wave has been designed for Giulio Marelli, a large family of tables and coffee tables whose distinctive feature is a base made up of two thin curved metal sheets, reminiscent of the movement of waves. In addition, Noah, a large collection of upholstered furniture with generous and full proportions with a stroke that stands out for its contemporary roundness.

New products

During the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile 2022, Marelli presented new products: Onno, a sculptural and vigorous dining table with Linda, a Nordic-inspired dining armchair with extremely soft and delicate lines.

The favourite product

“The recent Linda armchair is a piece to which I am very attached because the design of a chair is always something very intimate”.

Luca Erba

In addition to having to be beautiful and in line with market trends, a seat must also find the maximum harmony with the people who will use it. It is perhaps the most difficult object to make but at the same time the most complete and stimulating.

Vismara Design luxury furniture for entertainment

Vismara Design was founded in 1950 by three brothers: Aldo, Enrico and Luigi, who had the same passion for furniture. The great turning point took place in the 90s, thanks to the visionary designer Pino Vismara, who created a new product concept: the CD and DVD cabinet. 

“From this moment the brand acquired notoriety all over the world, thanks to real pieces of contemporary design.”

Vismara’s philosophy

Love and dedication to noble work are the real driving force behind Vismara. 

“Our philosophy is very simple: the customer is at the center of every process, from the first contacts to after sales. What we offer is not just a luxury product, but a luxury service.”

Home entertainment

For the past 10 years, the company has strongly specialized in the concept of Home Entertainment, or products dedicated to entertainment for private residences.

Vismara Design’s commitment is, and has always been, to celebrate the beauty and luxury of free time.

“In Vismara we have specialized in the creation and construction of home theaters, offering a highly customizable product, packaged on the basis of the customer’s wishes and the space available.”

Another growing trend is the Game Room, or areas dedicated to different types of games, from poker tables to pool tables, from soccer tables to chess tables.

Kubrik Sofa

Kubrik is the perfect product to complete the now popular Media Room.

Its design is modern and essential, the ergonomics are designed to be a comfortable seat for prolonged use. Thanks to the presence of two motors, the reclining of the backrest and footrest can be controlled separately from that of the headrest, reaching the ideal position and maximum comfort.

Blade Table Tennis Table

The Blade Table Tennis table is the reinterpretation of a classic game, of common use and knowledge, revolutionized and elevated to an exclusive product.

The structure of the table is entirely covered in leather with the exception of the game top, in wood essence. The Ping Pong Blade table is designed to be used also as a conference / dining table and is complete with all the accessories for play: removable net, rackets and balls, stored inside a hidden drawer.

Metropolis Collection

The Metropolis Collection, presented in its entirety at the Salone del Mobile Milano 2022, is a hymn to the fusion of cultures, innovation and progress.

The new models of Game Tables are characterized by an extremely contemporary style and a timeless design.

In a historical period in which the world seems to be strengthening its borders, the Metropolis collection aims to claim the freedom of the individual and the fluidity of connections.

b-line furniture

B—Line is a company founded by Giorgio Bordin in 1999. It restores life to several historical icons of design on the Italian scenario: these are works that have disappeared over the years.

Of the products re-edited the best-known is Joe Colombo’s famous Boby.

Timeless collection

The Timeless collection is dedicated to the greatest designers of the past, who combined aesthetics and functionality.

Expanded in the color palette and updated in the choice of materials and production technologies, the B-Line re-editions are developed by the company drawing on autographed drawings and collaborating with the studios that have collected the legacy of the great masters. 

This collection includes: Boby, Multichair, Supercomfort, Ring, Crossed, Spinny, 4/4, Aki, Buk, Boomerang and Esa.

Zero-mile Sustainability

B—Line’s gives particular attention to sustainability, linked to the durability of its products.

All B—Line products are entirely “Made in Italy” and tend to be “Zero-Mile”. In fact, the company favours neighbouring concerns that are the source of incredible skills that constitute a heritage of the highest craftsmanship and excellence to be safeguarded.

Environmental protection is at the root of the whole productive process. Transport and recycling involve huge squandering of energy and consumptions, which B—Line seeks to avoid

The most exemplary products

Boby

The concept of versatility and usability distinguishes all B—Line products and is represented at the highest levels by the Boby container trolley designed by Joe Colombo in 1970 to ensure easy vertical modularity and allow for different configurations with customized capacities.


Ring

Ring (Joe Colombo, 1964), is a container module that can act as a coffee table and once stacked it multiplies the capacity to furnish walls or create dividers. 


Multichair

Multichair (Joe Colombo, 1970) is a transformable system through the combination of the two cushions that compose it and thanks to the repositionable leather straps and the brushed-chrome steel bushings. 


4/4

4/4 (Rodolfo Bonetto, 1969) These are four identical elements which can be juxtaposed or stacked, thanks to the special inserts, to compose coffee tables, serpentine tables or modular bookcases.


Merano

Merano (Raffaella Mangiarotti and Ilkka Suppanen, 2017 ) A light and elegant collection suitable for indoors and outdoors consisting of lounge chair, pouf, two-seater sofa and bench. Once the frame has been separated from the cushions, it is possible to break the structure into two parts.


Fonda

Fonda (Maddalena Casadei, 2018) A table with almost archetypal lines, born from a softened reworking of the geometries.


Re-editions and contemporary products: how the two elements combine

From the very beginning, B-Line has combined its re-editions with contemporary furnishing accessories, the result of collaborations with international designers with the aim of incorporating different views and cultures and satisfying customer requests based on different sensitivities.

These are concrete, usable and transversal projects that have the burden and the honor of coexisting with the great cornerstones of design and convincing in terms of character and style to pass naturally from domestic environments to working spaces and from inside to outside. , areas that are increasingly hybrid and changing as the contemporary lifestyle dictates.

Credits

Cover: Photo by Miro Zagnoli and Styling by Maddalena Casadei

Products: Photos by Claudio Visentin, Andrea Pancino, Alberto Parise, Beppe Brancato, Miro Zagnoli, Salmaso Fotografia.

Salone del Mobile Milano 2022

The 60th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan was a special occasion to immerse ourselves in the world of design and to bring together our international managers and collaborators.

From 7 to 12 June 2022, at Rho Fiera Milano, we had a unique experience with customers, managers and partners, touching the products firsthand and admiring the new collections of the best Made in Italy and European brands.

We have combined the passion for our work with pleasant encounters of friendship and relaxation.

Our people

We have been to Milan with part of our Italian team, with our international managers and collaborators and with some clients from Brisbane and Sydney in Australia.

Our Italian team was made up of Filippo Salbini, Maria Giordano and Antonio Pepe.

Our Australian managers were Scott Wilson from Sydney and Vittoria Chiarilli from Melbourne.

Our South Korean manager Chan Yoon was in Milan with his collaborators from Seoul.

Our Malaysian partner Veanne Choon was with us with her team from Kuala Lumpur.

Our American partner Tom Landry II joined us from New Orleans.

Projects

The Salone del Mobile Milano 2022 was an opportunity to work on some projects underway in Australia, Malaysia, South Korea and North America, in which we will supply furniture, appliances, joinery and bathroom products (Find out more about our services).

Brands

We met old and new partners. We have established relationships with our business partners and have established new partnerships for the international supply of furniture.

The Salone del Mobile Milano 2022 was also an opportunity to touch the new collections of many brands present at the fair:

  • AmuraLab
  • Arredo Classic
  • B-Line
  • Baxter
  • Bla Station
  • Boca Do Lobo
  • Campeggi
  • Carpanelli
  • Carpanese Home
  • CC-Tapis
  • CEA Design
  • Conte Italia
  • De Sede
  • DV Home
  • Edra
  • Essential Homes
  • Ethimo
  • Exteta
  • Fiam
  • Francesco Molon
  • Frato
  • Gallotti e Radice
  • Gervasoni
  • Giulio Marelli
  • Glas Italia
  • GTV Design
  • Hommes Studio
  • Impatia
  • Itlas
  • Knoll
  • Longhi
  • Matrix International
  • MDF Italia
  • MD House
  • Medea
  • MisuraEmme
  • MYYOUR Design
  • Nanimarquina
  • Naos
  • Oniro Group
  • Pedrali
  • Porro
  • Private Label
  • Riva 1920
  • Roberti
  • Roche Bobois
  • Rugiano
  • Saba
  • Secolo
  • Segis
  • Sovet
  • Tacchini
  • Talenti
  • Teekell
  • Tribù
  • Triva Group
  • Vener
  • Visionnaire
  • Zeitrum
  • Zieta

What a great experience!

The Salone del Mobile is a very important event for the whole industry. Experiencing the 2022 edition with international managers and collaborators was fantastic

The joy of our customers who have selected the products for their projects makes us proud

The satisfied faces of all the participants make us understand that these occasions are to be repeated.

Visit to Francesco Molon

In April 2022 we had the pleasure of showing to an important Australian designer, the Francesco Molon brand, in the province of Vicenza in Italy.

It was a very important moment for all of us.

Francesco Molon collections

We met again and with joy our Premium Partner Francesco Molon, while our Australian friend had the opportunity to see in person the elegant and luxury collections of the Francesco Molon brand and to touch the high quality of Made in Italy products, which he will use for some of his projects in Australia.

Carpanese Home Living

We have close cooperations, which allow us to offer customization possibilities, quick shipping and competitive prices.

Among the best luxury brands with which we collaborate there is Carpanese Home Italia.

Carpanese Home Italia

In 1990, after a long experience gained in the production and processing of wood, Marco Bellani founded Carpanese Home Italia, with the goal to create the most luxurious interior furniture using only the best materials available.

The company is based in the heart of furniture district in Northern Italy, near Verona. 

Marco Bellani and Mirco Bellani

The philosophy of the company

The main philosophy of Carpanese Home Italia is to create something unique and special, without ever giving up the most absolute quality and providing a concept of atmosphere created with Italian taste and a passion for what they do.

“We don’t sell only furniture, we sell a philosophy of living. We decided to produce not only furniture, but also Lights, Boiserie, Wallpapers, Carpets, Doors, everything to create a complete package.”

Marco Bellani

Tailor Made program

The main priority is customer satisfaction and it is the main reason why they introduced the “Tailor Made” program. The client can choose from a great range of finishing, fabrics, leathers and nabuk;

“We can also modify or change the items accordingly with the demands of our clients, changing dimensions, creating new special finishing that suites their taste, finding different materials or fabrics.The only limit is only customer imagination.”

“Tailor Made” because, like a haute couture suit, each piece can be tailor-made for the customer.

The best products

When asked what are their favorite products Mirco and Marco Bellani tell us that they are very proud of their new Identity collection. This is because it is the latest born, created to set a new high standard for the most modern and contemporary style, where they focus more on the single product, creating iconic objects that can be mixed, but also taken individually, just like jewelry or pieces of art for your home.

“Each piece is an icon in its own right, designed to impress and be the main protagonist of your home, while remaining perfectly in line and mixable with all the others.”

In particular, the most important item is the Imperial Table, which with its unique design, also won the latest edition of the Archiproducts Design Awards.

Tradition and innovation

Tradition and innovation are two fundamental characteristics. 

“By combining traditional and tested construction methods with innovative design, thanks also to the continuous search for new materials, we remain faithful to our origins, while evolving and looking to the future.”

This contrast is possible thanks to the vision of Marco Bellani, who wanted to preserve the traditional techniques, but also wanted to keep improving, always finding new ways to create timeless pieces.

An example of this is the Imperial Table, which combines classic materials such as leather, glass and metal, with a new design and the technological innovation of a new polymer, specially designed and developed to make the transparent bases.

Serous Bar Stool by Michael Sean Stolworthy

Michael Sean Stolworthy’s unique style is characterized by sinuous shapes inspired by nature in a continuous exploration of forms.

Who is Michael Sean Stolworthy

Michael Sean Stolworthy
Michael Sean Stolworthy.

Michael is an internationally acclaimed designer.

After earning a degree in Media Arts and 3-D Animation, Michael decides to move away from the world of corporate design and to fully explore the fusion of art and product design.

In 2010 he founded MSMD | Studio, his design studio based in Las Vegas, NV USA, where today he designs and creates visual effects, theatrical events, staging, furniture and objects, combining traditional production methods with computer-aided production.

Its clients also include major brands such as Marvel Studios, Ferrari, Microsoft, Samsung, Royal Caribbean and many more.

We had the pleasure of meeting Michael in 2021, for a great project that we took care of in Australia and we immediately appreciated his personality, professionalism and his unique style.

For these reasons we decided to ask him some questions and post his answers on our blog.

Nature as inspiration.

“I’m fascinated by the sinuous anatomy found in nature and the ocean. Fluid organic forms in the beauty of the raw world around us.”

Michael Sean Stolworthy

In his works it’s very important the relation between art and design.

He affirmed: “I aim to translate the sinuous language of nature into curvaceous fluid forms infused with a subtle balance of modern and contemporary flare. Harnessing technology with a digital workflow, I capitalize on the power and vast possibilities of design software, 3D printing, and automated machining. These tools give me the freedom to push at the boundaries between art & design and ultimately bring my organic design visions into the real world”.

The dream project.

Michael says his dream project is the Serous chairs: “My “Serous” chairs were featured in the Oscar winning Marvel Studios film Black Panther! I was contacted by the studio while they were still filming and was commissioned to make 15 exclusive pieces for the Vibranium Technology Lab scenes. It was surreal to see my work on the big screen. The film won the Oscar for Best Production Design & Set Decoration as well! To add to that, I was invited again to design for the sequel Black Panther II film releasing later this year. You will see some very cool organic works with my signature on them.”

Inflection table and Plexus drink table.

Among his best designs there are the Inflection table and the Plexus drink table. We asked him how they were conceived.

“Like many of my works I start out by studying and manipulating platonic solids and geometric primitive geometries and let my imagination do the rest. These pieces were conceived in such a way of bringing function and beauty to a mathematical form in the computer and having it transcend into a real world piece.”

Inflection Table

Derived as an exploratory computational design. Inflection points in differential geometry are the points of the curve where the curvature changes. Hammer forged in bronze and hand polished.

Plexus Drink Table

Geometrically morphed from a dodecahedron platonic solid into a chic network of subdued pentagonal & hexagonal voids. The Plexus table has a beautifully polished bronze exterior with a contrasting dark patina interior making it a curious piece for conversation.”

Image credits: MSMD | StudioMarvel

Sovet

Sovet blends the tradition of Italian glass art and the inspirations of contemporary design, to give life to furnishing elements that speak an original, elegant and multifaceted language.

We visited the Sovet headquarters in Biancade, in the province of Treviso, during our Salbini Experience by Tom Landy II in December 2021.

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