Home decorating can be tough. With tons of options available on the market, it can be difficult to decide which furniture to get for your house. While Scandinavian furniture and styles have been in trend for a couple of years, Italian furniture is also definitely something to consider.
Italian homes are known to be bathed in top-quality, fine materials from floor to ceiling. To mimic these luxurious styles, be it minimalism or maximalism, it’s definitely best to hire a designer to assist in your big plans. But if you’re looking at revamping a small space, a few key furniture pieces can make all the difference. Here are 5 Italian furniture brands to check out the next time you feel like redecorating your home.
With a long history of 97 years, Potocco specialises in modern and minimalist furniture with timeless and versatile designs. As of today, the family brand boasts over 3,000 designs, has received awards from the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair) and is highly recognised in the chair-making world. Potocco is available in Singapore exclusively at local furniture company The Beuro.
Cassina S.p.A. was founded in 1927 as a high-end furniture manufacturer. The company’s large selection of contemporary furniture attracted the attention of cruise ships and hotels, which accounted for most of their revenue up till the mid-sixties and beyond. Their designs have won many internationally acclaimed awards, including three Compasso d’Oro prizes (often referred to as the Nobel Prize of the design industry) for individual products and one for the company’s work in 1991.
Born 22 years ago, Meridiani was created because of designers Andrea Parisio and Laura Ferraro Crosti’s visions of contemporary classic furniture. The pieces are designed to look elegant and timeless, and are built with the best materials and expertise. Everything is completely customisable, which is very different from many other brands that usually impose their styles on your space.
Meridiani’s pieces can be found in a new five-star airport-hotel in Doha, as well as the Roberto’s restaurant on the top of the Dubai International Financial Centre. Considering how this young company is going head-to-head with famous furniture designers, it’s certainly a brand to watch.
Enrico Cappellini, the creator and founder of Cappellini, began as a furniture artisan, specialising in wooden furniture and case goods. The brand today is led by his son Giulio Cappellini, and is known for its innovative, eclectic designs. Last year, the younger Cappellini received the Chi e’ Chi Award, which is given every year to significant members of the cultural, fashion, and entrepreneurial Italian world.
Starting out his career by collaborating with well-known furniture manufacturers as an art director, Piero Lissoni founded his furniture company Lissoni Associati 30 years ago with his partner, Nicoletta Canesi. It has since expanded to other design industries such as architecture as well as interior, graphic and product design. The group has received numerous awards for its work, including the Red Dot Design Award as well as the Elle Deco International Design Award.