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Dedicated to those who love the typical atmosphere of Southern France, the scent of lavender and country houses: furnishing the living room in a Provencal style could be the right idea for you. Provencal-style furniture is back in vogue, and can be declined in a classic or more modern key for any type of home. It is not necessary to have a large farmhouse surrounded by greenery to choose it as an inspiration for your living room!

Colors and materials for furnishing in a Provencal style

It is lavender, a symbol of the Provencal countryside, that inspires the color palette in this style of furniture. In fact, it is characterized by the delicate colors of the spring flowers typical of the area, from lilac to pale blue and sage green, to which are added brushstrokes of sand and gray. While the Italian-style furniture often plays with contrasting combinations and warm, bold colors that give dynamism to the environment, in a Provencal-style living room the effect at a glance is quite fresh and relaxing.

Among the materials, on the other hand, wood is the protagonist in both styles, but Provençal prefers lighter essences, preferably with a natural and slightly worn look, with knots and small visible imperfections. Antique wood is an essential element to furnish a Provencal-style living room, which often features exposed beams, benches, sideboards and other wooden furniture. And the floor? For the living room you can range from antique wooden parquet, perhaps laid creating contrasting motifs, to terracotta and stone – solutions particularly suitable for use also for the outdoor flooring and on the terrace.

The protagonists of a Provencal-style living room

While for Italian furniture the dining table is often the central element in the living area, when decorating in a Provencal style it is good to keep in mind that the protagonist of the living room will be the sofa. Large and enveloping, with large armrests and round profiles, it is generally upholstered in soft and natural fabrics, in colors that respect the delicate palette typical of the Provencal style, or with elegant floral patterns. The positioning of the sofa is also very important, which must be behind a large window from which to receive natural light to create a perfect relaxation corner where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest after long walks in nature. Other seats and poufs complete the furnishings of the Provencal living room, always in the name of maximum comfort to make the environment even more welcoming.

In many Provencal-style living rooms, there is also a fireplace, a characteristic element of country houses which in this case warms the environment and creates a romantic atmosphere that blends perfectly with the style of furniture.

Provencal style for the living room
Neutral shades and solid wood next to the fireplace for a living room that recalls the Provencal style, albeit with rigorous and essential lines.

Other elements to bring the Provencal style to the living room

Vintage wrought iron objects, thick-pile rugs, flower pots and aromatic plants: there are many small details that cannot be missing to furnish a Provence-style living room. The general inspiration is always nature, so green light for vases and glass jars with wild flowers, even dried, to be placed on cupboards and tables, but also on jugs and watering cans used as flower holders. Wrought iron candelabra and painted ceramics are other possible inspirations, but the possibilities for decorating a Provencal-style living room are so many.

Spring is coming, the days are starting to get longer and the milder temperatures tempt us to get back on the move. Spring is the season of awakening: are we ready to open the doors to its positive energy? It is the ideal time to renovate your home and bring a breath of freshness into the house. There is no need to change everything, a few well-designed interventions are enough to bring Spring inside. So, how to renovate the house in Spring?

Renewing your home in Spring with colours

No more Winter greyness, green light for new colours to renovate the house in Spring. From walls to textiles passing through decorative elements and furnishing accessories, there are so many solutions to use colours to refresh the environment. The first thing to do is to evaluate the type of intervention (and investment) you want to carry on.

Renewing your home in Spring
Linda chair with steel structure completely covered in leather.

This is the ideal season to paint the walls, why not taking advantage of it? The ideal shades are pastel or sorbet, fresh and modern. Alternatively, wallpaper is back in fashion and allows to range between a large number of effects, from minimalist patterns to more daring decorative ones to create scenographic walls. It is not necessary to dare the total look, on the contrary: even by choosing a single room or a single wall, the effect is guaranteed.

Even the fabrics can give many ideas to refresh the furniture. Curtains, tablecloths and seat coverings are in fact useful elements to punctuate the environment with colour and renew its appearance. Colorful chairs in the kitchen, a new carpet and a few colorful pillows on the sofas, floral patterned curtains or sheets for the sleeping area are just a few suggestions for bringing Spring into the house.

Spring decor to renovate your home

In your home renovation project, also include some targeted purchases to give new life to the environments. Coloured tables and chairs but also tables and coffee tables can in fact prove to be very useful for enjoying the good weather.

spring furnishing
Ray coffee table with steel structure and crystal top.

A table with a minimal design that is easy to move is the ideal ally for extemporary lunches on the veranda or under the porch. The living room, on the other hand, will be ready for Spring with the addition of one or more low tables on which to place magazines, drinks and snacks to enjoy some carefree relaxation. Practical and multitasking, they will always be able to indulge the inspiration of the moment by performing various functions throughout the day.

A touch of green to renovate the house

Plants not only decorate and brighten the environment, but also make the air more breathable. There are no real rules for enhancing the environment with plants and flowers, if not the basic ones of harmony between proportions and colours.

How to renovate the house
Polo chair with steel rod frame, padded back and seat upholstered in premium leather. Pica sideboard with wooden structure.

Among the most popular houseplants at the moment are potos or pothos. Definitely easy to grow, they easily tolerate conditions such as high temperatures, dry air and prolonged drought, giving their beautiful glossy leaves as well to the most casual gardeners. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, try to renovate the environment with one of these plants and you will see: even the house blooms in Spring!

Never before, as in this period, we  have asked for flexibility to domestic spaces to be able to experience the house in all its functions, from relaxation to studying or working remotely, passing through all our passions, including fitness. Symbol of functionality and flexibility are the modern extendable tables in their different variations of style, designed to easily adapt to needs that change from day to day. The extendable dining table, in particular, can see its use change and multiply for needs related to smart working. Protagonist of the living area, it is generally positioned near large windows or in correspondence with a pendant lamp so that it enjoys good lighting to appreciate food even with the eyes – and this makes it an ideal accommodation even in the case of “agile” work from home… So here’s how to choose the ideal extendable table and how to make the most of it.

Rectangular or square extendable dining table

Rectangular extendable tables are the most popular, but require larger rooms, while square ones allow to more easily use the available space.

Artistico extendable table
Artistico extendable table with structure in lacquered steel, top and extensions in veneered wood. Clara chair upholstered and covered, with exposed steel legs.

The rectangular or barrel extendable table tends to attract attention with an important design. Artistico is no exception, an iconic model from the Bontempi Casa catalog, characterized by a modern central structure with legs that intertwine as in a dance. The top is available in wood, adding a touch of warmth to the environment, in SuperMarble or SuperCeramic, innovative materials, durable and resistant to impacts and stains to combine aesthetics and functionality.

Etico console table
Etico console table with lacquered steel structure, glass top and aluminum melamine extensions. Galaxy chairs in polypropylene and recyclable glass fiber.

A square extendable dining table, on the other hand, is generally characterized by a more essential design and gives a sense of order to the environment with its clear geometry. A very functional example to make the most of even small spaces is the Etico console table, which once fully opened has a large and spacious semi-square top for dining and working in comfort.

Round extendable dining table

Like the square ones, the round tables allow to tastefully furnish spaces of all sizes. In addition, the absence of edges gives a harmonious and airy glance, as well as leaving more freedom of movement around the table. In the extendable version, they become even more suitable as worktops.

An extendable and precious round dining table like Barone knows how to add a touch of great elegance to the furniture, without overshadowing functionality. The SuperMarble top, in addition to giving light to the environment and satisfying the sight with its fascinating veins, it is durable and resistant to temperatures, shocks, chemicals and organic substances. From this year, the extendable Barone and Millennium models have a new opening mechanism and are embellished with extensions in the same material as the top, for an increasingly sophisticated effect.

Extendable glass dining table

The extendable table with glass top represents the perfect union between aesthetics and functionality, demonstrating once again the great versatility of this material. In Bontempi Casa finishes, it is available in a glossy or matte and scratch-resistant version, both resistant and easy to clean as well as fascinating and pleasant to the touch.

Tavolo da pranzo in vetro allungabile
Tavolo Delta con struttura in acciaio laccato e piano a botte in cristallo lucido. Sedie Penelope struttura in acciaio laccato, imbottite e rivestite in tessuto Lulù.

Among the novelties presented this year, the Delta table has a lacquered steel structure that lightly reinterprets the theme of the cross-legged table, with details precious items that underline its geometry. Available in a wide range of versions, it lends itself perfectly to going from lunch to work. With a barrel top in crystal and a total white look also taken up by the matching chairs, it reveals an artistic and creative personality.

New shapes, new materials and finishes: there are many new products in the Bontempi Casa Living Collection 2021 arriving among tables, chairs and furnishing accessories, the result of our constant desire for renewal. Today we begin to reveal a few…

The Delta table

Often at the center of the scene, the tables play a leading role in the daily management of domestic spaces and represent an important focus in the production of Bontempi Casa. They are also protagonists among the novelties of 2021, with new designs and different iconic models ready to be renewed in shapes, materials and finishes. Among the new entries, today we reveal the Delta model, refined and versatile.

Delta table
Delta table with lacquered steel structure and barrel top in SuperMarble. Margot chairs with solid wood base, monocoque with or without armrests, padded and upholstered in velvet. Spark pendant lamp with canopy, natural brass structure and six borosilicate glasses.

Its structure is characterized by geometric lines that take up the theme of the table with crossed legs, reinterpreting it with lightness and with precious details that underline its strong personality. In lacquered steel, it can be declined with different finishes ranging from antique brass to gold through black and white, matt or glossy. The Delta table then takes on different faces and can be inserted in any context depending on whether you choose the rectangular or barrel-shaped top in wood, crystal, SuperMarble or SuperCeramic: many possible variations as proof of its great versatility.

New finishes: pink gold and Sand and Savoy Gray SuperCeramic

Research on materials has always been one of the cornerstones of Bontempi Casa business, that over the years has developed innovative solutions to ensure optimal performance of its design. Among these is SuperCeramic, elevating the characteristics of traditional ceramic by combining maximum strength and inalterability with minimum thickness to create durable and functional tables.

Not only performance but also aesthetics: SuperCeramic satisfies the eye with a delicate texture that is also appreciated to the touch, and this year it is renewed with two new finishes to be applied to different tables in the Bontempi Casa catalog. Sabbia is a discreet and refined variant, while Savoia Gray recreates the effect of natural stone thanks to bush hammering, a particular process that gives the material an absolutely authentic look.

Artistico table
Artistico table with rose gold lacquered steel structure and SuperMarble top.

The lacquered steel that serves as the base for tables and chairs, on the other hand, is enriched with a new and sophisticated rose gold finish. Obtained thanks to numerous experiments with color mixes, it is precious and delicate at the same time to be able to elegantly fit into any context. Its brightness enhances the shapes and discreetly emphasizes the details of the structures.

The Dada and Shape chairs

Indispensable accessories for every room in the house, the seats also contribute to defining the style of furniture and the way of living the spaces proper to each one: they can add touches of inspiration and color in a minimalist environment, or bring back rigor around a table from the richer design… Among the new proposals for the year that has just begun, we reveal two with a decidedly different character.

Dada chair Bontempi Casa
Dada chair with rose gold lacquered steel frame and padded shell covered in Mambo fabric.

Rounded lines draw the Dada chair, soft and seductive, with a retro charm that recalls the elegant silhouettes of the 1950s but also the creativity of Dadaism, a visionary artistic movement of the 1920s. Inspirations that are updated thanks to current know-how to give life to a seat, with or without armrests, which can be dressed in a wide range of fabrics and colors.

Shape chair Bontempi Casa
Shape chair with lacquered steel structure, padded shell and covered in leather.

With a diametrically opposite character, Shape is a seat with square lines and a light and rigorous design. A timeless classic, it is available with or without armrests to complement any environment and any context – from domestic to office – bringing a touch of elegance with the quality of its materials.

The Ray coffee table and the Spark lamp

In a modern home, the style of furniture can be recognized (also) from the accessories, such as coffee tables and lighting. The coffee table is a discreet protagonist of the living area, capable of clearly expressing the attitude of those who choose it, just like the lamps: and here are two other novelties for 2021.

Ray coffee table Bontempi Casa
Ray coffee table with steel structure and crystal top.

The design of the Ray coffee table takes inspiration from the light, whose asymmetrical structure recalls the propagation of light rays, while the glass top creates beautiful games of light that embellish the environment. It is available in three different sizes with which to compose the most suitable combination for your space, creating the ideal support surface for moments of relaxation and more.

Spark pendant lamp Bontempi Casa
Spark pendant lamp with canopy, natural brass structure and nine borosilicate glasses.

Crystal is the absolute protagonist in the design of the Spark suspension lamp, extremely modern and versatile, available in the configuration as a chandelier or with single or cluster stems. Like flying saucers, its spheres plow through the air and diffuse a lively and intense light.

The news do not end here: stay tuned on the Bontempi Casa channels to discover the next ones.

Well-finished contract furniture plays an important role in any type of business, including offices and professional studios. In particular, seats that are beautiful to look at and comfortable to use can make the difference for those who live in those environments day after day. From the individual workstation to the meeting room, how to choose the most suitable contract chairs? In addition to the style of furniture that you want to follow, the aspect to start with is that of functionality and the type of use that will be made of it. How much time do you spend seated? Do you move or get up often, perhaps to retrieve files or documents in the archives? What space is available? After answering these questions, it will be easier to choose between upholstered contract chairs or not, with a wooden or metal frame, with wheels and armrests or not, and so on.

Upholstered contract chairs

The padding is a fundamental aspect for contract office chairs: it serves to make the seat comfortable even after several hours and to offer the right support to the body of those who sit.

The Seventy chair combines practicality with a harmonious design with essential and rounded lines. The seat is made up of an enveloping padded monocoque for greater comfort, available with leather or ecological leather upholstery and in a wide range of colors, including different neutral shades such as sand, hazelnut and light gray or anthracite, ideal for professional environments. The slender central structure in chromed steel, then, makes it easy to move around the table to adapt to the different needs on the agenda.

Hisa chair in waterproof nabuk
Hisa chair with lacquered steel structure, padded monocoque and covered in waterproof nubuck. Tower coffee table with lacquered steel structure and natural marble top.

More particular and almost futuristic are the lines of the Hisa chair, whose sturdy structure in lacquered steel is combined with a padded seat that can be upholstered in soft and pleasant to the touch materials such as, in this case, waterproof nubuck. Nubuk for the office? Yes, in the water and stain resistant version proposed by Bontempi Casa: in the event of ink stains, simply dab gently with a cloth moistened with alcohol, turning it so that only the clean part comes into contact with the stain, and the chair will be as good as new.

Contract wooden chairs

An alternative to the classic office chairs with metal structure is represented by wooden contract chairs, especially suitable for offices and professional studios located in historic buildings for which you want to maintain a classic style of furniture more in line with the context.

Kuga contract wooden chair
Kuga chairs with oak wood structure and padded monocoque upholstered in ecological leather. Ramos extendable table with steel structure and glass top.

Kuga is a particularly versatile model among the seats in the Bontempi Casa catalog. In fact, it is available in different variants, including one with a solid and generous structure in walnut or oak. Also in this case, then, the seat is padded to be more comfortable, while the quilt-effect workmanship makes it sophisticated and suitable even for the most formal environments. It goes perfectly with large desks, perhaps to furnish a meeting room.

When furnishing offices and professional studios, choosing quality, beautiful and functional contract chairs is an investment that pays off over time, helping to make the work environment more pleasant and comfortable for everyone.

When we think of the main furniture styles, we certainly cannot forget one that is known and appreciated all over the world: the Italian furniture style, unique and unmistakable in its various forms, an expression of typically Italian versatility. Even without a clearly defined color palette or ever-recurring shapes or decorations, it stands out for its attention to detail and quality, together with the constant search for solutions to combine aesthetics with the functionality of spaces. The house and the way of furnishing it reflect the desire for comfort for those who live there and for their guests, with the taste for conviviality that characterizes us.

The strength of Italian design furniture lies in the creativity and know-how of highly specialized companies and workers, a fundamental piece of a style that is based on craftsmanship and territorial specificities which then become excellences loved from North to South throughout the country. We are talking, for example, of the timeless Italian cement tiles, but also of tables and chairs with an unmistakable design, of materials such as solid wood and precious marbles that, skilfully worked, can take on always different shapes and functions. Quality of raw materials and workmanship also give life to another characteristic of the Italian furniture: solid and durable pieces and accessories, that can be handed down from generation to generation, capable of being current in any environment.

Millennium table with structure in lacquered steel and top in solid Secular walnut wood. Clara quilted chair in terracotta Premium Leather.

The contrasts that are often created by combining elements of different style, for example modern furniture in a rustic setting, or classic finishes and contemporary design pieces, are also characterizing the Italian furniture, managing to obtain a harmonious and interesting whole. The sartorial approach to furnishings typical of the Italian style thus allows you to customize the rooms to reflect your taste as well as your functional needs.

italian design furniture
Fixed Fusion table with structure in lacquered steel, top in transparent glossy glass. Malik chairs with steel structure completely padded and covered in velvet.

Versatile by definition, the Italian-style furniture has some recurring features based on the geographical location in terms of mood, colors and materials. Starting from Northern Italy, we find a more modern and essential style, with light colors and well-defined lines, without too many frills. The spaces are open and multifunctional, and materials such as glass and metal find ample space. Moving towards the Alpine areas, on the other hand, wood becomes the real protagonist of a furniture that finds modern answers to the question: how to furnish a house in the mountains?

italian design furniture
Clara quilted chair in terracotta Premium Leather.

In central Italy the wood is also that of the exposed beams, combined with stone, bricks and wrought iron finishes. Warm colors and a fireplace make the rooms particularly warm and welcoming, as do the wooden furniture and pieces of local craftsmanship that underline the strong link with tradition. Finally, in the South we find the most vibrant colors for coverings, ceramics and furnishing fabrics characterized by patterns inspired by Mediterranean nature. The most used materials are wicker, cork, marble and terracotta, that perfectly encapsulate the charm of the place.

Home is the safe and comfortable place that welcomes us every day. Choosing a warm and welcoming furniture for ourselves, but also for those we invite to enter and share our spaces, will have the positive effect of amplifying these sensations. How to create an intimate and romantic atmosphere for Valentine’s Day? Here are the ideas to furnish your home with warmth and make it a real love nest (also) for every day of the year.

The ideal materials for a warm and welcoming decor

Warm and welcoming furnishings
Millennium table with structure in lacquered steel and top in solid Secular walnut wood. Clara quilted chair in terracotta Premium Leather.

A fundamental element to define a welcoming environment are the materials from which the furniture is made. A welcoming home cannot do without elements that evoke a certain naturalness, therefore a visible presence of wood with visible grain and soft, warm and enveloping fabrics such as wool and velvet. Wood is the material that most of all gives a feeling of warmth, because it recalls tradition and immediately makes you feel “at home”. A good starting point is parquet, to which you can add a table with a wooden top, but also a sideboard or a bookcase with wooden shelves, to create a warm and welcoming decor for Valentine’s Day dinner and more. The Bontempi Casa catalog includes essences such as walnut and natural oak, ideal for warming the atmosphere.

Warm and welcoming furnishings
Penelope chair with lacquered steel structure, padded and upholstered.

Seat upholstery, cushions, curtains and carpets: what do they have in common? They are all textile elements to be used to make the furniture warmer and more welcoming, as well as adding personality and color to the environment. Upholstered chairs and soft ottomans are therefore allies that should not be underestimated in the construction of your love nest, giving you all the comfort you want for an endless romance.

This does not mean that metals should be banned, on the contrary: they are useful for making the environment brighter. They must be carefully dosed and used to create shiny reflections that enliven the whole – avoiding the risk of it being opaque or flat.

Warm modern furniture with the right colors

Trends in modern furniture veer decisively towards “glacial” colors such as gray and blue, or towards total white. Certainly elegant solutions, but how to combine them with the desire for a warm and welcoming decor? The answer lies in the combinations, that is to choose one of these shades as a base to add two or three colors to warm the atmosphere. Color has great power in this sense and can influence our mood, so it is good to use it wisely. Combining colors at the antipodes is a gamble and will hardly give the desired result. Better to try to introduce warm or pastel shades more similar to the colors already present, adding soft curtains, pillows and maybe natural elements such as plants or flowers to harmonize everything.

Stackable Freak chair
Stackable Freak chair with lacquered steel structure and seat cushion upholstered and covered in waterproof nabuk.

Introducing color accents on a neutral base is an effective idea for obtaining a warm and welcoming decor also for another reason: it allows you to add a touch of personality to the environment. A house that says little about its inhabitants will always be cold and uncomfortable. On the contrary, if it reflects the tastes and style, it will immediately appear more welcoming. That’s why there is nothing better than surrounding yourself with your favorite colors, as well as decorating the walls with souvenir photos, paintings and prints, to give warmth to the environment. Bontempi Casa upholstered chairs are available in a wide range of materials and colors: discover them and find your favorite with the online configurator to start “coloring” your home.

AAA new home decor ideas wanted? New ideas are also frequently circulating in interior design, destined either to last for a few years or to become furniture classics. From the layout of the spaces to the choice of furniture, here are some tips for orienting yourself and obtaining an elegant and modern environment, with well-organized and welcoming spaces.

Organizing the layout of the spaces is the first step to take, before any other choice of furniture. How to do it? It is important to define your idea of ​​home, or how you intend to experience the home environment and what your habits are. Do you want distinct functional spaces or a more fluid and open environment, do you want to have a wide space for cooking or do you need to create an area to devote to work or your hobbies? Once these objectives have been established, it will be easier to decide how to arrange the furniture in the space, perhaps using the seats to create a conversation area or a well-structured bookcase to divide the space inside the living area.

home furnishing ideas
Lexington bookcase with structure in lacquered steel.

Once the distribution of spaces has been defined, it will be possible to sift through the different ideas for home furnishing and choose the furniture by evaluating the proportions in the best possible way so that the result is harmonious and pleasant to see and experience. A key element from this point of view is the table, because it generally plays a central role in the environment in which it is positioned, whether it is the living room, the kitchen or the dining area. With a table that is too large, together with its chairs, you risk obstructing the passage, while a table that is too small could seem a marginal element in the room. And how to choose between rectangular, square or round tables? The rectangular table is the one that allows you to make better use of the space, with a minimum footprint compared to the number of seats, while the square one furnishes the largest spaces well. The round table, in addition to being space-saving, gives a more airy and light look to the furniture.

home furnishing ideas
Barone round table with steel structure and SuperMarble top. Seventy chair with lacquered steel structure, padded monocoque and covered in leather.

For those who love design and always keep up to date on the hottest trends, it can be difficult to choose among the many ideas for the home that you see every day. To define a modern and elegant home, however, it is important to obtain a consistent style in all environments. At least in the first phase, therefore, it is good to make clear style choices to be repeated from room to room. Even the use of colors and materials has its importance in maintaining visual consistency: a good method can be to compose a color palette with a neutral base to which you can add touches of color that reflect your taste, choosing three shades to repeat in different environments. One color will be dominant, the others in the background, for a more pleasant final effect to see.

Small home decor ideas

Small home decor ideas
Tom extendable table with structure in lacquered steel and top in walnut veneered wood. Nata chairs with padded steel structure covered in ecological leather.

Furnishing a small house does not mean giving up the elegance of interior design, nor does it mean having to embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Few objects chosen with care will certainly enhance the environment, and with some care you will have every comfort. Among the furnishing ideas for small houses, the first to propose is to make the most of the walls with suspended shelves and wall units to give the room a larger and more airy look. Secondly, space-saving and multitasking furniture such as extendable tables and consoles or storage poufs are the best allies of small homes. Finally, it is possible to recover space by reasoning in height, or by creating a mezzanine if there is the possibility of doing so, or more simply by favoring storage units that are slender upwards.

Large home decor ideas

Large home decor ideas
Millennium XXL fixed table with lacquered steel structure and SuperMarble top. Kuga slim chairs with lacquered steel structure, padded shell and upholstered in velvet. Badu pouf padded and covered in waterproof nabuk.

To furnish the largest sizes, the main need will be to organize the spaces to eliminate the sense of emptiness, while avoiding overloading the rooms. In these cases, the main rule is to balance the full and empty spaces: the spaces are better read thanks to the contrast between full and empty, which must be well balanced. Among the furnishing ideas for large houses, the division of the rooms can be entrusted to the equipped walls, proposed by the architects to make the environment fluid but well marked. The living area, then, can be enhanced by a large table to be placed at the center of the scene, perhaps setting up a scenographic wall with paintings or mirrors in the background.

2020 was a complex year, but it did not affect our desire for renewal. We have continued to study and research solutions to bring something new to our catalog and offer you products that are increasingly suitable for personalizing your home spaces. So what is cooking for 2021? For the moment, we can only anticipate some clues about finishes, details, design …

Innovative and unique of its kind, SuperMarble reveals a new and sophisticated finish. This exclusive material patented by Bontempi Casa and used for the top of the most elegant tables reproduces the brilliance and magnificent natural veins of marble, while offering infinitely greater functionality and durability. The Noir Desir variant, as warm as earth tones with golden streaks, will now also be available with a matte finish.

Novità Bontempi Casa 2021

Still on the subject of tables, among the most iconic models by Bontempi Casa there are those characterized by the crossed-legged structure. The result of a great deal of design work, that we have also carried out in these months full of unknowns, they represent decorative elements capable of creating a focal point in the environment in which they are placed. A big news is coming right in this special category of products.

Novità Bontempi Casa 2021

Some of the most popular chairs in the Bontempi Casa catalog change their look. The Margot chair, for example, becomes more elegant and sophisticated than ever: the backrest in Premium Leather is enriched with a detail that emphasizes its artisan nature and the vocation to define a refined and welcoming furniture. Quality of raw materials, attention to detail and innate refinement will be the stylistic coordinates also in this 2021 that has just begun.

Stay tuned on Bontempi Casa channels, other news will be unveiled soon.

How to furnish a restaurant? Now there are no more doubts, good food and good design are a winning combination. The décor of a restaurant plays a really important role in defining the customer experience, and should be in harmony with all the other elements – from the menu to the mise en place – to tell a story that conquers the heart as well as the palate. Personality, therefore, but also comfort and functionality to ensure a pleasant experience, are the elements to keep in mind to set up a successful restaurant.

Certainly these are complicated times for catering, between closures and new rules to follow. Professionals and cooking enthusiasts, everyone has to deal with the limitations imposed by the pandemic. Despite the great difficulties, thinking about the future with optimism is the key to being ready when they would finally reopen as before. For some, the forced closure could be the time to stop and take a closer look at their business, the goals achieved but also the points that could be improved or renewed, starting with the decor of the restaurant. Here are some tips, with an eye to the most interesting trends.

how to furnish a restaurant
Mood chair with armrests, lacquered steel frame and polypropylene shell upholstered and frontally covered in Pure Virgin Wool. Vincent coffee tables with lacquered steel base and laminate top.

The open kitchen, to begin with, is a trend that’s more alive than ever. Some define it as a real philosophy, that sees customers eager to be involved and participate in the preparation of the dishes they are about to taste. In this particular situation, it also emphasizes how the pleasure of going to a restaurant does not end with the taste of the dishes but includes a broader experience, in which the surrounding environment is more important than ever.

After years of minimalism, then, the desire for color has returned to make itself felt among the trends for restaurant furnishings. Choosing particular shades and playing with original combinations may therefore prove to be a winning card to give a greater connotation to the restaurant’s identity, as long as a harmonious color palette is defined. This way, we will have a pleasant and captivating environment, that will also entice customers to take pictures to share with friends on their social channels: an aspect that should not be underestimated for the furnishing of a modern restaurant. A simple but certainly not obvious way to renovate the premises with a touch of color is represented by chairs: the Bontempi Casa catalog offers different proposals of chairs dedicated to contract furniture that can be declined in a wide range of colors, from classic to the more modern ones. With the padded and upholstered models, you can also play with the textures of the materials, from elegant premium leather to soft wool through nubuck, velvet and many others. The online configurator can certainly help you unleash your imagination and discover all the available options.

Restaurant furniture
Mood chair with or without armrests, lacquered steel frame and polypropylene shell, upholstered and covered in velvet on the front. Alis coffee tables with lacquered steel base and stratified top.

Finally, always current and never out of fashion are the attention to details and the typical ability of Italian contract design to combine aesthetics and functionality in a harmonious whole. The sitting must have well-finished shapes and be comfortable, to go from appetizers to dessert without noticing the passing of time. The tables will have to adapt to the management of the space, ensuring the correct distance between the different groups of customers but also the possibility of being united, soon, in large tables. Enhancing the natural light that comes from the windows during the day, and creating soft and pleasant lighting for the evening, can only be an added value – as well as the eye of an expert consultant you can rely on if you want to do a restyling.