The kitchen is one of the most lived-in places in the home, a space to be shared with family and guests during lunches, dinners and informal aperitifs. Therefore, it is important to create a versatile, cosy and comfortable environment, and to choose the most suitable chairs, taking into account the available space, the different usage requirements, but also comfort and design. Finding the right chair is not easy, not least because of the vast number of products on the market. The first thing to do is to distinguish between the dining room and the kitchen proper. Generally speaking, a chair that is designed for the living room (dining room) will not fit the kitchen.

Kitchen furniture: why it is worth starting with the chairs

Carefully assessing the size of the space in which the chairs will be placed is the first, indispensable step. If space is plenty, one can opt for a large table and comfortable seating, perhaps even with armrests. On the contrary, if the space is small, also chairs and table should be tiny. Going into the specifics, one must consider that the minimum size for a person sitting is 50 cm by 60-70 cm. A chair usually has a seat width of 45-55 cm, depth 45-60 cm and is 40-50 cm high from the floor, with a minimum backrest of 38 cm.
The chair must always be chosen according to the size of the table, especially in relation to height: a table is on average 72-75 cm high, even 80-85 cm if it is an antique one. For a chair to be considered right for a table, the distance between its seat and the lower edge of the table must be greater than 30 cm. In this way, the legs of the diners will be able to move easily and overlap. Pay attention also to the ease of storing and sliding the chair under the table, so that the table legs do not get stuck with those of the chair.

Kitchen chairs: tips and curiosities

When furnishing the kitchen, one must focus on creating a comfortable environment that returns cosyness, but without neglecting functionality. In this respect, the material the chairs are made of is very relevant and the possibilities are endless: wood, steel, aluminium, polycarbonate or polypropylene, leather, faux leather, fabric, wood fibre, plexiglass, resin, wicker or rattan. Hygienic, practical and easy-to-clean products such as plastic, stain-resistant fabrics, wood or metal (adding a cushion to soften the seat) tend to be preferred . One of the best tips to follow is to go for a mix of natural fibres, e.g. linen, and man-made fibres such as polyester. In this way, strength, pleasantness and ease of cleaningare combined.

In aesthetic terms, one can choose stylistic continuity with the table or total dissonance. The first option involves purchasing chairs in colours and materials that match those of the table or, even better, those of the kitchen top. Even a single graphic or chromatic detail recalling other kitchen furniture elements is enough to create homogeneity and give character to one of the most important rooms in the home.

If, on the other hand, you go for the shock effect (stylistic dissonance), you have to completely decouple the choice of table from the choice of chairs. For example, ultra-contemporary chairs under a super-classic table.

Which chairs are perfect for a modern kitchen

To highlight the most suitable models for a modern kitchen, let’s start by clarifying those that should definitely not be recommended.

No to chairs with a backrest that is too high, especially in an environment as lively and dynamic as the kitchen.

No to chairs that are too heavy. They will be moved frequently and must be light and manageable.

No to chairs that are actually armchairs and perhaps even have a sloping backrest.

No light-coloured chairs, which are more exposed to stains. Modern kitchens are daring, offering bold, strong, sometimes even fluorescent colours.

No to chairs with armrests. They can bump into the table and above all do not respect the essential, geometric, clean lines of contemporary kitchens.

Modern kitchens often feature glass, almost futuristic tables. Combined with these tables, resin chairs workparticularly well. While transparent methacrylate chairs are an excellent suggestion to give modernity to a dark wood table.

Bontempi: Sedia Ines
Chantal, the kitchen chair by Bontempi Casa

Among the endless models of chairs on offer in the design world, those in leather are certainly the most sought-after: this is not a trend, but a success that has lasted for decades. Leather chairs with a modern design are a must, not least because they lend character to any type of environment: for example, they fit perfectly in the home as well as in a professional context. And matching them is not difficult: they satisfy the aesthetics whether paired with classic furniture complements or ultra-modern elements.

Leather chairs: a guide to choice

Leather and hide are timeless materials, they are constantly and absolutely up-to-date, elegant and versatile. Perfect for embellishing the living room, the bedroom, a reading room, that special corner of your home, or an office. The choice between hide and leather is basically a matter of personal taste: the only aspect to be taken into account is that leather, being softer, lends itself better to seating. While hide , evidently harder, is more used for backrests. As they age, both materials soften and acquire a pleasant colouring and texture, which makes modern leather chairs a timeless design element. Of course, some care is needed: leather and hides have to be cleaned and treated with special products and often the presence of pets and small children jeopardises their durability.

In terms of style, subjective taste is the discriminating factor, but there are some general rules: if you are looking for a leather chair to be the absolute star of the room, it is best to opt for a model with an original, modern, futuristic design. Or, just to distinguish it from the rest of the furniture, you can choose a chair with a vintage flavour, which will give a retro touch to the room.

Modern leather chairs: interior design in purity

It may seem a marginal aspect, but establishing, from the outset, where the chair will be placed helps to choose the most suitable model, style and material. The function shapes the choice: if it will be part of the living room furniture, together with sofas and armchairs, it should have a style and colour that is in line with the rest of the layout. If, on the other hand, the chair is going to occupy a specific corner of the house, perhaps next to a coffee table for sipping tea or reading a book, it should be comfortable, cosy and with a distinct personality in terms of aesthetics. An eloquent example of this is Bontempi’s Drop chair. A chair with solid wood and lacquered steel frame with conical, lattice and swivellegs. Its Upholstered shell is covered in ecological leather, Premium ecological leather, technical velvet, Mambo fabric, Lulù fabric, Waterproof Nabuk, Printed Waterproof Nabuk, Pure Virgin Wool, Velvet,  Filed Kvadrat fabric tailed Kvadrat fabric and Premium Leather.

Bontempi: Sedia Drop
Drop, the living room chair by Bontempi Casa

Leather chairs: compare models and find the best ones

Modern leather chairs are often upholstered: these models are characterised by a wooden or metal frame. Prominent among them is the chantal chair by Bontempi Casa. Leather chairs with a chrome-plated steel frame are also original and impressive, they have a sled-like design instead of the classic four legs.

Whoever has to choose leather chairs for the kitchen, must check that the total height does not exceed 90 cm, because in the kitchen, movements are faster and more frequent and a high backrest would become an annoying obstacle. Chairs with armrests and chairs that are too heavy should also be avoided.
In terms of style, there are many combinations from these macro categories:

Modern leather chair. Contemporary style, no frills, geometric lines, bold colours. Perfect for reading, watching TV, receiving guests.

Design leather chair. It serves as a comfortable seat, but also stands out as a piece of furniture. There is no need to add other accessories or furnishings: it is already an item that attracts the gaze of those entering the room.

Scandinavian-style leather chair. The Scandinavian style has been booming in recent years, thanks to the quality of the materials and the feeling of well-being they convey. A chair inspired by the Nordic style is suitable for any environment, just choose the colour that best matches the other furniture.

Leather and metal chair. Another great classic that rightfully belongs to the history of design: the leather and metal chair immediately characterises a living room with great personality.

Bontempi: Sedia Chantal
Chantal, the living room chair by Bontempi Casa

An outdoor setting can become truly exclusive if one chooses quality furnishings that make it as attractive and liveable as and more than an indoor space. The privilege of outdoor living passes through the choice of ottomans and armchairs designed specifically for the outdoors: furniture made with fabrics and materials suitable for the weather. Functional, durable, flexible and design-oriented elements that combine aesthetics and practicality, with the aim of providing relaxation and comfort for guests and owners.

Outdoor ottomans and armchairs: tips and inspiration

First rule: indulge yourself, let yourself be stimulated by the great variety of existing models. Colour, modularity and comfort characterise all the outdoor collections, which include armchairs, ottomans and benches. Armchairs, in particular, are the indispensable element of an open-air living room that is both comfortable and elegant, so as to favour convivial occasions. To choose the best outdoor armchairs, it is essential to identify the correct proportions and symmetries that will enhance them within the available space. Ottomans, on the other hand, represent a quirk that communicates style and passion for design: the desire to complete the outdoors, filling any empty spaces with the originality and whimsy of a pouf. There are all kinds: colourful, small or oversized, with bold shapes, clean lines, geometric play and bold volumes.

Garden ottomans: advantages and disadvantages

The garden ottoman is a sophisticated and chic piece of outdoor furniture. In addition to being a comfortable seat, it can be used as storage and, if necessary, as a side table. Round or squarenowadays, all ottoman models are made of technical materials to last and withstand the elements. Obviously some materials, wood for example, are more fragile. While the models in metal or plastic perform better in the long run. The use of synthetic fibre is also interesting: woven plastics that recall rattan furniture but are more resistant to wear and tear over time.

Shapes and materials: classic and original ottomans

Garden ottomans are available in many types and sizes, starting with the iconic bean bag ottoman, with its classic, sinuous shape: it is the best known and most traditional model, the one that immediately springs to mind. It is a stable and voluminous beanbag, usually filled with EPS beads and lined with soft fabric to achieve a soft and elastic effect, which adapts perfectly to the shape of the person leaning on it. This type of beanbag ottoman is usually rather large and – to be suitable for outdoors – it must be covered with a waterproof fabric: certain models can also be offered at the seaside, even on the shoreline, as is often the case in luxury resorts. In this case, the fabrics must be water-repellent, UV-resistant and impervious to algae and fungi.
Among the most original ottomans, the rectangular ones are very much in vogue: they are also perfect for use as coffee tables. While round garden ottomans are ideal for creating lounge areas with individual seating, perhaps on a lawn.

How to choose outdoor chairs

Studied down to its tiniest detail, every garden, veranda, patio or pool can be transformed into an oasis of relaxation, where you can spend pleasant moments enjoying the outdoors. To achieve this, it is essential to have beautiful and comfortable chairs. They should also be sunlight resistant, easy to wash and weatherproof. Today’s trend in interior design is to maintain a certain continuity of style between the interior of a home and its exterior. For this reason, it is important to maintain a consistency of colour between interior and exterior and, if possible, continuity in terms of materials. Lately, plastic and wood have gradually been replaced by new solutions. Nowadays, iron and aluminium chairs are often chosen, made with specific techniques and covered with varnishes that guarantee greater resistance. In the case of large chairs that accommodate cushions, it is best to favour those made of textilene: a virtually indestructible synthetic fabric that can withstand all kinds of wear and tear and weather conditions. Alternatively, one can opt for batyline, a fabric that can counteract the effects of sunlight and moisture: water splashes are to be reckoned with (especially in poolside lounges). Among the outdoor chairs, Rocket by Bontempi deserves a mention for its design and practicality.

Rocket: sedia Bontempi Casa
Rocket: the chair designed by Bontempi casa

They are Indispensable but also decidedly aesthetically impactful. It is this aspect that characterises the chairs in any high-end furnishing context. And out of the countless types of chairs that exist, the most comfortable are undoubtedly the upholstered ones. But how to find the right compromise between style and practicality? And is it better to choose classic upholstered chairs or  contemporary design models? When it comes to choosing upholstered chairs, the starting point is to think about where they will be placed and which is their function. The destination can be the most desperate: from the most classical, around the dining table, to the study, to the entrance hall and the bedroom. Another criterion not to be overlooked when choosing upholstered chairs is the combination with other furnishings, which becomes decisive if one decides to offer different types of seating in the same room.

Classic upholstered chairs: inspirations and ideas

Choosing upholstered chairs with a classic style is always a winning move: these are elegant furnishing complements, capable of embellishing the interior of homes and offices. Often, among classic upholstered chairs, one tends to prefer those covered in leather. It is no coincidence that these iconic solutions have always been included in the offering of the most sophisticated luxury brands and are often exhibited in modern art museums. The great variety of styles and formats allows access to a vast offer, which translates into infinite possibilities of use: classic upholstered chairs in fact also find a place in modern design environments, to create a contrast that is always fascinating.

Upholstered designer chairs: the latest trends

Designer upholstered chairs retain the advantage of being comfortable and cosy, while catching the eye with modern and innovative shapes, volumes, colours and materials. They are always made according to scrupulous ergonomic principles, but they do indulge in a few quirks: for example, the choice of acid and fluorescent colours, highly impactful patterns or the juxtaposition of seemingly disparate construction materials. If, then, by modern design furniture means minimalist style, the choice often falls on upholstered chairs in total white or with grey materials and finishesthat reproduce theconcrete effect.

Why buy elegant upholstered chairs

Some call them elegant upholstered chairs, but perhaps it would be more accurate to call them timeless. Those classic models that have made their aesthetic rigour a strength. Choosing this type of elegant upholstered chairs means going on the safe side: having the certainty of conferring prestige and authority to the environment you intend to furnish. Among the many models combining elegance and design, the Chantalcollection  by Bontempi stands out. This is a chair with a solid wood frame anda steel rodstructure. Conical section legs, swivel, with and without castors in lacquered aluminium.

Chantal: sedia imbottita Bontempi Casa
Chantal, the upholstered chair by Bontempi Casa

How to choose upholstered lounge chairs

When choosing upholstered chairs for the living room, it is a good idea to begin with an evaluation of the finishes and atmosphere that the room already expresses: so that there is a consistency of colour and finish. A very common solution is to place chairs with and without armrests side by side. In such cases, one generally leaves the two seats at the head of the table the armchair because it has more space available. The models with arms are also very convenient for increasing the number of seats in the conversation area when there are guests and perhaps the living room is not large enough to accommodate real fixed armchairs. Among the various models of upholstered lounge chairs made by Bontempi Drop stands out: it is elegant, functional and design-oriented.

Drop, sedia imbottita Bontempi Casa
Drop, the upholstered chair by Bontempi Casa

Upholstered kitchen chairs: guide to their selection

In order for an upholstered chair to be comfortable in the kitchen, one must immediately assess its dimensions in relation to the table it will be combined with. A space of about 30 cm between the seat and the underside of the table should be considered, and in the case of an upholstered seat, the height should be measured to ensure comfort both without, and with the weight of a person: this is how much the upholstery will be lowered. In addition to the height of the chair, the width and depth of the seat should also be checked: it would be unsightly to have chairs that protrude in an untidy manner or are too close together.

While a swimming pool is undoubtedly a plus for any home, the real added value is the environment surrounding the pool. That is, the poolside space, which lends itself to truly exclusive moments of sharing, to be enjoyed with your family, friends or special guests. With this in mind, the choice of furniture is vital: chairs, tables, accessories, all elements that contribute to the creation of a wonderful poolside décor.

How to choose chairs for the garden with a swimming pool

When choosing poolside furniture, chairs play a ruling role: they must be comfortable but also give character and style to an open, cool, summery environment. First of all, the choice of chairs must start with their material: wood, metal, resin, plastic, the possibilities are many. Then the available space has to be taken into account and this impacts on the quantity of pieces to be purchased. Comfort is of course paramount for a chair, as is maintenance: considering that outdoor furniture is always exposed to weather phenomena, it is worth opting for durable solutions. A perfect example of the balance between aesthetics and practicality are the chairs and stools from the Moodcollection.

Sedia Mood firmata Bontempi Casa
Mood, outdoor chair to furnish the outdoor space, by Bontempi Casa

How to choose tables for the garden with a swimming pool

The table is one of the most important design items in any home. And so is the poolside décor, as it will have to accommodate moments of sharing with family or friends. It is therefore a good idea to opt for a versatile model that is not too bulky: use it as a countertop for a cool drink, a coffee or a drink. But also able to host a lunch or dinner, not too long, nor formal.

It is important to choose a model in line with the style of the remaining furniture in order to create a even layout visual-wise. For those who have enough space, it is interesting to consider setting up a gazebo: in that case, the table – protected from the sun – increases in centrality and importance, and lends itself to even longer lunches and dinners. Among the many models of poolside tables, one that stands out for its elegance and versatility is undoubtedly the Moontable.

Moon, tavolo outdoor firmato Bontempi Casa
Moon by Bontempi Casa is the table of the outdoor world

Poolside decoration: how to create a relaxing atmosphere

When furnishing a space with a swimming pool, whether in-ground or above-ground, it is important to set up a comfortable environment: chairs, tables, parasols, furnishing accessories, must convey harmony and relaxation. In this sense, it is desirable not to occupy too much space: the poolside furniture must allow everyone to move around freely, without creating obstacles in accessing the pool.

Pool furniture: if it is not functional it’s not beautiful

When choosing poolside furniture, one must bear in mind that this is an area that is easily exposed to water splashes. This, together with weather factors and sunlight, can lead to wear and tear of the furniture over time. Therefore, it is better to favour chairs, tables, and furnishings created for the outdoors: with specific materials and workmanship, able to withstand the climatic elements. If you want to go for wood, you can opt for teak or rattan. Alternatively, one can opt for metal or steel furniture, which have the advantage of requiring little maintenance. Wicker solutions have a timeless charm, but are often more fragile in terms of weather resistance.


Moon, il tavolo alto per arredare il tuo giardino
High Moon by Bontempi Casa is the perfect outdoor table

Garden with a pool: ideas to make it cosy

Poolside furniture should be thought of in relation to the moments of conviviality and sharing that it will host. Whether for family occasions or events with guests, it is right to emphasise style. An elegant design, which above all expresses cosiness, a desire to be together. Poolside tables, chairs, furnishing accessories: everything has to be organised to make people feel comfortable.

The furnishing of bars, restaurants and venues of all kinds cannot do without a style that is studied and planned down to the smallest detail.
Seats play a decisive role in these projects : they are the first complement that catches the eye, they require particular comfort, they must be robust and hard-wearing if positioned outdoors, and they must remain consistent with the style of the entire room.

Contract chairs for outdoor restaurants

When it comes to an open-air veranda or restaurant, perhaps with a beautiful view of the sea, the factors to take into account are: resistance to wear and tear and the signs of time, practicality and robustness.
Hidra chairs, for example, have an integral structure in Polypropylene and Fibre Glass , making them particularly resistant and suitable for all types of outdoor furniture. Their sinuous, rounded shapes are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to the room, while the variety of colours gives the green light for possible contrast or balance with the surroundings, opening the door to the imagination.

Sedia Hidra Outdoor firmata Bontempi Casa
Bontempi Casa – Hidra Outdoor Chair

Another good example, perhaps for a poolside location, is the Gispy model a jaunty, stackable seat available with or without armrests, a passe-partout for any environment, both outdoors and indoors, available in a wide range of colours from yellow to blue.

Sedia Gipsy Outdoor firmata Bontempi Casa
Bontempi Casa – Gipsy Outdoor Chair

For locations of a certain level, the perfect model designed by Bontempi Casa is instead Freak a seat that was created as an elegant and functional design object thanks to the design of lines that follow a light and precious geometry.  The extra tip? Also include its cushion that is designed to provide timeless comfort.

Sedia Freak firmata Bontempi Casa
Bontempi Casa – Freak Chair

Contract chairs for restaurants and indoor bars

The style of a venue, whatever it is, must be able to give the right impression to the customer right away: this is where a key factor comes into play, namely style. Sometimes, many restaurants begin to furnish their spaces starting from the chairs: there are  furnishing complements capable of setting the tone for the entire surrounding context.

The Shark seat by Bontempi Casa, for example, is a model suitable for modern, sophisticated restaurants that want to distinguish themselves with elegance, thanks to its curved shape and backrest with an oval opening that gives the seat a distinctive character.

Another fine chair in the Bontempi Casa line is Suri a model capable of adapting as much to its environment as to the body which sits on it. This model encapsulates all of Bontempi Casa’s innovation and progress, adapting perfectly to residential, home office, lounge and contract environments. 

For those looking to indulge a nostalgic mood, while leaving room for timeless elegance, Clara is the perfect choice a classic style that creates a seat with a sophisticated character, with a quilted backrest and a wide choice of upholstery.

Bontempi Casa’s Contract Collection is designed to provide a wide range of attractive solutions for premises of all kinds, always offering the highest Made in Italy quality.

In recent years, polypropylene chairs have become a popular option. The reason? First of all, they are made of a lightweight, yet durable and robust material that makes them a smart and durable choice. Secondly, the style and design of polypropylene chairs allow you to play with various colours that can bring vitality to indoor and outdoor environments.

All colours of polypropylene chairs

Colour, you know, is an extra touch for any environment where you want to convey energy and vitality. Opting for colourful furnishing accessories is, therefore, a good idea in any situation, especially if you have a wide range of offers available.
Bontempi Casa’s Contract line combines functionality and style in a collection that makes polypropylene its strong point, enhancing the different models with unique shades. Colours and design are therefore the key words to decorate all kinds of environments, let’s see how.

Furnishing spaces with coloured polypropylene chairs

Due to the great versatility of the material, polypropylene chairs are perfect for outdoor environments, both commercial and private, but also for indoor spaces such as kitchens and living areas.

Outdoor environments

When looking for solutions for outdoor environments such as restaurants, bars or terraces, polypropylene chairs are a perfect and highly functional solution . Stackable, stain-resistant and easy to maintain, these design objects are synonymous with quality and durability, available in different colours.
If the locations are poolside or with a sea view, the most popular colours are sugar paper blue or caramel, capable of enhancing the surroundings by consistency or contrast.
The Hidra model, for example, is an excellent choice for all those outdoor spaces looking for a versatile, practical and durable solution, without neglecting design.
Also Galaxy is an interesting model for outdoors: available with or without armrests, it is a perfect seat for furnishing informal environments with a wide range of colours ranging from white to black, passing through mustard yellow and sugar paper blue. The most original solution is to combine different colours to give the space a strong, striking personality.

Indoor environments

While the kitchen and living area are the rooms where colour is capable of totally transforming the space, they are also the areas where not only aesthetics can count, but also comfort and functionality.
The choice of chairs to match the dining table, for example, must be considered and studied to avoid uncomfortable situations, where the beauty of the design is not the only added value.
The colour of seats like Gipsy, whose integral structure is made of polypropylene and recyclable glass fibre, ranges from white, sand, lime yellow, turquoise, strawberry red, ultramarine blue and anthracite.
Another interesting model, with a more linear and formal design, is Eva: here customisation finds a wide range of scope thanks to the choice of lacquered steel frame and polypropylene backrest: white, sand, anthracite, light grey, powder blue, mustard yellow and caramel.

Modello Eva: la sedia Bontempi Casa per arredare la tua zona living
Choose the Eva chair by Bontempi casa

Why choose coloured polypropylene chairs?

When we speak of coloured polypropylene chairs, the only limit in the choice is that given by taste and imagination: thanks to the Contract Line of Bontempi Casa you are certain to opt for a product with a unique and particular design, with a guarantee of durability and functionality.

Modello Gipsy: la sedia Bontempi Casa per arredare la tua zona piscina
Choose the Gipsy chair by Bontempi casa

When deciding to furnish your living area there are many choices to be made and none to be underestimated, especially when it comes to tables and chairs: the pair of pivotal elements of Italian tradition that refer to conviviality and the beauty of sharing special moments, finding their greatest expression in Made in Italy design , as in the Bontempi Casa line. Matching these elements does not impose any specific rules, but leads to great doubts to be solved: the three possible ways that we have identified for the best combination of tables and chairs are the following:

  • Colour matching
  • Material matching
  • Style matching

Let’s take a step-by-step look at some useful tips and tricks for an optimal result.

Matching colours for tables and chairs

In terms of colour, current trends seem to favour diversity and customisation of combinations, moving away from the concept of “right” in the absolute sense and aiming for the winning choice that reflects the personality, soul and colour of the person who is furnishing the home.

Solid colour table and chairs

The monochromatic matching of tables and chairs is a classic and elegant choice, safe and stylistically consistent. We may play with styles in a mix & match perspective to give dynamism and personality to the space.

Advice from Bontempi Casa: a dining room with an Imperial table with an elliptical solid wood top and Sally chairs in mud colour with contrasting ecru stitching.

Coloured table and chairs

Furnishing accessories such as tables and chairs are the ideal occasion to bring a bit of colour to the environment and give it a strong identity: whatever the style, from classic to modern, colour always finds a place in convivial areas, so the combination of different colours, above all with regard to chairs, is an original and impactful choice.

Advice from Bontempi Casa: mix&match of Chantal chairs with solid wood frame and leatherette seat in red, blue, yellow or beige and Delta table.

The material choice of tables and chairs

When furnishing large spaces, what needs to be kept in mind is the impact that the material of the furnishing accessories has on the overall view, let’s take a look at the different types.

Glass table chairs

A symbol of refinement and elegance, a glass table evokes a modern and minimalist style, the combination of which can be studied according to the finishes: modern, wood, metal or matching, looking for the colour most in harmony with the shade of the glass.

Advice from Bontempi Casa: Bridge table with glass top and Mood chairs with green leather upholstery.

Tavoli in vetro e sedie abbinate Bontempi Casa
Bontempi Casa Bridge Glass Table

Chairs for wooden table

For lovers of “natural vibes” a combination of wooden tables and chairs is an irresistible appeal, but there is also the possibility of matching the two complements according to the material of the structure.

Advice from Bontempi Casa: Bridge  table in solid wood and black steel base with  Spark chairs that reflect its material structure.

Tavoli e sedie Bontempi Casa
Bontempi Casa Bridge Table

Marble table chairs

A timeless material of undisputed elegance: marble always has an important impact in the home and, like all icons, everybody must pay respect to it.

The advice of Bontempi Casa is to choose chairs that give the right emphasis to the material, maybe by opting for a colour that matches the veining of the marble or that is in sharp contrast, as in the case of a Barone table with marble top combined with Chantal chairs in grape red velvet.

The style of tables and chairs

The first question to ask is: what style do we want for our environment?
This third way sums up the previous two, giving a definitive direction to the choice of combination for tables and chairs with three possibilities:

–       Stylistic consistency
–       Mix&Match
–       Sharp contrast

Any of these ways is based on the choice of materials and colours to give a strong identity to the area to be furnished: the line of Bontempi Casa chairs and tables offers all possibilities, giving ample space to creativity, guaranteed by the Made in Italy quality.

Sedie Bontempi Casa
Bontempi Casa Margot Chair


New shapes, new materials and finishes: there are many new Bontempi Casa Living Collection 2021 products arriving among tables, chairs and furnishing accessories, the result of our constant desire for renewal. After the very first previews we had already revealed some of them, and today we continue with the presentations.

The Bridge table

Among the novelties of the year, a leading role can only be played by the tables, which have always been an important focus of Bontempi Casa production. Some iconic models are renewed in shape and finishes, and several new designs make their debut, including Bridge.

Bridge table
Bridge rectangular extendable table with structure and decorative details in lacquered steel, top and extensions in Crystal. Shape chairs with lacquered steel structure, padded monocoque and covered in leather. Circle floor lamp composed of a concrete base and a lacquered steel structure.

Its design is characterized by the particular trestle structure, a timeless and always current line, enriched by decorative details that can be chosen in different colors to create the combination that best suits your furnishing style, ranging from classic black and gold to bolder touches. Bridge can become an elegant dining table, but it also lends itself perfectly to being placed in professional environments as a representative desk.

Chantal and Drop charis

An inevitable complement around any table, the seats can add a distinctive touch to the furniture by reinforcing its style or by introducing light contrasting elements, in terms of lines or textures and colors. Among the new proposals introduced this year, we will tell you about two with a soft and enveloping character.

The wide and enveloping seat of the Chantal chair offers unique comfort, enhanced to the maximum by the soft materials in which it can be upholstered, including premium leather, waterproof nubuck and velvet. Definitely versatile in design and functionality, it is available with five different types of base – in solid wood or lacquered steel, fixed or swivel, with or without wheels – and also in the stool version: thus it can be placed in any type of environment, from the kitchen to the office.

Drop chair
Drop chair with lacquered steel structure and padded shell covered in Premium Leather.

The made in Italy sartorial style finds expression in the drapery on the back of the Drop chair, whose enveloping shape evokes the sensation of an embrace that invites you to stop and relax to enjoy the beauty of the moment. Also in this case it is an extremely versatile seat, whose base is available in four variants, one in solid wood and the others in lacquered steel.

The Charlotte bookcase

Modern bookcases are not just containers. Just think of how many things, in addition to books, make a fine show of themselves from the shelves of an open bookcase, transforming it into a collection of design objects, photographs and travel memories, small plants, flowers and much more: in short, it becomes the frame of the most expensive items.

Charlotte bookcase
Charlotte bookcase with ceiling fixing, structure, crosspieces and decorative details in steel.

The Bontempi Casa proposal is enriched in this area with the Charlotte bookcase, modular and achievable with wall or ceiling fixing. The attention to detail makes it a design piece capable of giving an extra touch to the furniture, while the modular shelves allow maximum flexibility and customization.

Blow and Circle lamps

In a modern home, the choice of space lighting is essential to outline the style of furniture. There are ideal lamps for every room, and the Bontempi Casa 2021 catalog offers many new ideas in this sense

Blow suspension lamp
Blow suspension lamp with rosette and structure in natural brass and borosilicate glass.

Elegant crystal bubbles with which to create delicate plays of light: here is Blow, the pendant or table lamp with which to create the ideal combination of the many possibilities for perfectly tailored lighting.

Circle lamp
Circle floor lamp composed of a concrete base and a lacquered steel structure.

Lamp or art installation? Circle becomes the protagonist of the space and captures the attention with its arched structure that soars upwards to diffuse the light in a completely new and original way.

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!