Furnishing accessories and lighting

"The furnishing of our home becomes the theater of our private life, that scene where every room allows a change,

the dynamics of attitudes and situations: it is the stage house."


Alessandro Mendini

Furnishing accessories

Once we made Italy, we must make the Italians”, thus stated Massimo D'Azeglio on the days after proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy. After all, even for our homes we must follow a similar process: once we made the house - meaning as a casing, colors, coatings, furniture, and so on - we have to take care of ourselves and have fun choosing the furnishing accessories and equipment. We like to leave a choice open, we don't like to impose specific products, we don't like to suggest brands, styles, colors and solutions which are the same for everyone, although we have our ideas and our passions. That being said, the harmony and balance of a space is always given by the relationship among the objects, by that magical relationship which is embedded in different elements combined to form our environments. Harmony is an apparently abstract concept but if you pay attention to it, when you enter a house, it is there or not, either we are at ease or not.

Have you ever happened to enter perfect houses but without soul or character?
Have you ever happened to get into an apartment and feel good from an energetic and emotional point of view?

The relationship established between us and the places is always empathic: it is a conscious and unconscious dialogue. A vase in the right place, of the right color, can make us happier, because the perspective, to our eyes, will be beautiful and complete. A white wall, ready for having our prints, an old family painting, an important object of our childhood, will be good company in moments of solitude, letting our thoughts fly beyond the house walls. We design our rooms with love and competence. And every now and then, let's get back into the game by making some changes. Life is a continuous evolution.

Lighting

Light is life, in the true sense of the word. Please reflect about it, without our Sun our planet would not exist. And as the sun illuminates the cosmos, the lighting pieces will be the directors of our homes. A beautiful day makes us happy, a cloudy sky can give us a bad mood and all that not only involves the mere vision of things, but also the psychological sphere. Studies show that most people spend 90% of their time indoors. This highlights the centrality of artificial light. Our daily wellness will depend on its quality. Light has a thousand colors and temperatures: we talk about warm light for lower temperatures and cold light for higher temperatures. Each temperature, and every color of light associated with it, is specifically capable of influencing our perceptive balance. Due to that reason, our days and actions should be marked and accompanied by the right lighting. It is clear, therefore, how the lighting aspect is not a detail to add at the end of a project but a fundamental element to think about in the starting phase.

A concrete example: cold light, associated with a higher temperature, is what we can imagine at noon, with the sun at its zenith. This light will not suitable for the bedroom in the evening before sleeping. In that case, we would better use a warmer light, capable to relax us. The world of light, today more than ever, offers us many typological, stylistic and technological solutions: suspensions, wall lamps, ceiling lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, LED strips, with movable arms, with fluorescent, halogen or LED bulbs, with direct or indirect light, spotting or diffused. As far as materials and design are concerned, the options nowadays tend to infinity. It is not easy to navigate in this universe of possibilities but it can be exciting. Our invitation is always the one to combine forms and functions, respecting the overall harmony of the spaces.

Lighting

Light is life, in the true sense of the word. Please reflect about it, without our Sun our planet would not exist. And as the sun illuminates the cosmos, the lighting pieces will be the directors of our homes. A beautiful day makes us happy, a cloudy sky can give us a bad mood and all that not only involves the mere vision of things, but also the psychological sphere. Studies show that most people spend 90% of their time indoors. This highlights the centrality of artificial light. Our daily wellness will depend on its quality. Light has a thousand colors and temperatures: we talk about warm light for lower temperatures and cold light for higher temperatures. Each temperature, and every color of light associated with it, is specifically capable of influencing our perceptive balance. Due to that reason, our days and actions should be marked and accompanied by the right lighting. It is clear, therefore, how the lighting aspect is not a detail to add at the end of a project but a fundamental element to think about in the starting phase.

A concrete example: cold light, associated with a higher temperature, is what we can imagine at noon, with the sun at its zenith. This light will not suitable for the bedroom in the evening before sleeping. In that case, we would better use a warmer light, capable to relax us. The world of light, today more than ever, offers us many typological, stylistic and technological solutions: suspensions, wall lamps, ceiling lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, LED strips, with movable arms, with fluorescent, halogen or LED bulbs, with direct or indirect light, spotting or diffused. As far as materials and design are concerned, the options nowadays tend to infinity. It is not easy to navigate in this universe of possibilities but it can be exciting. Our invitation is always the one to combine forms and functions, respecting the overall harmony of the spaces.

Are you thinking of modifying or renovating some spaces of your home but you do not know how to start?

Talking to us could help put your ideas in order.