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22 March 2021
Authentic design jewels to make the dining area perfect and functional
The dining area is a functional area of the house but this characteristic should not lead us to neglect its elegance and glamor. On the contrary, the current trend sees it with attention to every detail, furnished with exclusive design elements that celebrate the beauty of the finest materials and formal research. Everything is about the table, the absolute protagonist, which requires the presence of equally important and carefully selected furnishings and accessories. After all, the dining area is increasingly an extension of the living room and as such must be designed to be welcoming and elegant. Here are some ideas for identifying the most suitable furnishings.
The table is a sculpture
Formal research, materials and color combinations make contemporary dining tables similar to authentic sculptures, it is almost a shame to dress them in fabrics to have lunch. An excellent example is Howard by Jean Marie Massaud for Poliform: characterized by a supporting structure in steel and wood with a marble top, this table has an essential design yet the small formal details make it full of character. Instead, the Ray Plus table by Fiam, designed by Bartoli Design, is an enchanting work: entirely in glass, legs included, it is also extendable. A homogeneous and orderly effect can be obtained by combining the table and chairs, as in this Magis project with the white oval XZ3 table, perfectly complemented by the Troy chairs designed by Marcel Wanders in the same color.
An in-depth research on materials is the basis of the design of the Kauri table by Riva 1920 which takes its name from a conifer that grows in New Zealand where it is absolutely forbidden to cut down the specimens. The material used in fact comes from the so-called kauri mines: underground deposits of roots of this plant dating back to the last ice age, when due to natural events, entire forests of these trees were cut down. This millenary wood is now used and enhanced in this wonderful table. Finally, the Ronchamp table by Baxter in marble and resin has a sinuous teardrop shape, available in a wide range of color combinations of these two materials.
The seats are beautiful and comfortable
The perfect seat to be placed around the dining table is elegant and comfortable, let’s not forget that we often find ourselves around the same table for a meeting and therefore for a long time. The Flow Chair by Jean Marie Massaud for MDF Italia is enveloping and comfortable and thanks to its minimal but well-structured design it adapts to different tables, as well as to be combined with different seats, as the trend today wants.
A detail with a three-dimensional texture is decorative and functional
Scenic, beautiful and also capacious, the Echo sideboard designed by Marcel Wanders for Fiam is a celebration of glass: the supporting structure is in white lacquered wood but the real twist are the 6mm melted and tempered glass doors. Available in various finishes: extralight glass back-painted white, volcano gray, or back-silvered; back-silvered bronze glass. Inside, the shelves are in smoked glass.
Effect light suspensions
The lighting must be delicate and diffused and the choice of lamps is an opportunity to add a decorative element. Bloom by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell is an elliptical lamp covered with many polycarbonate flowers.
For those who prefer glass, there is Noctambule by Michael Anastassiades for Flos, a lamp whose elements are essential and almost invisible but when turned on it transforms into a surprising decoration of light.
Iconic references are a precious presence
To give the dining area a greater design depth, we can insert a classic and iconic furniture or accessory. Like the Saarinen table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll with its matching chairs. Or again, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, a tried and tested alternative to illuminate the dining table.
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