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Traditional style in the name of the warmth of wood, or more contemporary and design focused? Furnishing the home on the mountain is first of all a choice of style. Between classic chalets with double pitched roofs, large windows overlooking the mountains and more modern apartments, mountain and design lovers have several options to choose and furnish the winter retreat (not only) that best reflects their taste.

What certainly unites all of them is the desire to create the most comfortable environment where to relax and disconnect from city life. Wood is a great classic of furniture for the mountain home, it creates a sense of fusion between the external nature and the internal environment, and it is also very trendy. It recalls the Scandi style, inspired by Scandinavian countries, where every detail is designed to make the house a warm and welcoming place. Natural materials and neutral and relaxing colors are the coordinates to follow.

Artistico table and Tai chairs
Artistico table with structure in lacquered steel and top in solid walnut. Tai chair with lacquered steel structure, padded and upholstered in Pure Virgin Wool.

What should never be missing in the furnishing of a mountain home? A nice table around which to gather for a family dinner, an evening dedicated to board games or simply for a chat among old and new friends. The ideal seats, classic or modern, are padded for maximum comfort. To bring a modern touch to the rustic mountain style, the Artistico table combines the solid walnut top with its original cross-legged structure, while on the contrary the Aron table has a solid oak wood structure with traditional lines highlighted from the glass top.

Home furnishings in the mountains
Aron fixed or extendable table with structure in Spessart Oak essence and glass top. Queen chairs with or without armrests, with solid wood frame and upholstered shell covered in Mambo fabric.

The alternative is a table with more minimalist lines like Echo, that can be combined with the refined colored Penelope armchairs. In all cases, wood demonstrates its versatility and gives warmth to the environment.

Echo extendable table and Penelope chairs
Echo extendable table with aluminum and steel structure, veneered wood top. Penelope chairs with lacquered steel structure, padded and upholstered in velvet. Puffoso pouf with lacquered steel structure, padded and upholstered in velvet.

Another focal point to take into consideration when looking for furnishing ideas for a mountain home is certainly the fireplace. Watching the fire crackle has a relaxing and soothing effect: why not to create a corner dedicated to relaxation and reading with a comfortable armchair? Enveloping and ergonomic shapes, together with super comfortable padding, make the Daya armchair and its matching footrest pouf the ideal place to find refreshment after a day on the slopes.

Daya armchair
Daya armchair with removable cover and Daya pouf with central swivel base in steel, shell upholstered in flexible polyurethane and quilted cushions covered in fabric.

Next to the fireplace, then, you cannot miss a coffee table to choose in the style that best suits the furnishing of our mountain home. An interesting alternative to the classic wooden coffee table can be given by a design piece of glass, an element that “breaks” and lightens the whole with its delicate line. Igloo is a discreet companion that in an instant can double the support space available to pour yourself a cup of tea, stack books to read, write notes…

Igloo coffee table
Igloo bridge coffee table in curved crystal.

There are so many possibilities to furnish your home in the mountains with a modern and elegant style, while maintaining the warm and welcoming atmosphere for which we love these shelters in the woods. With its precious woods and warm and enveloping fabrics, from velvet to virgin wool, the Bontempi Casa catalog is also full of ideas for mountain furnishings.

Originally from Asia Minor, it was later introduced to Europe by the Persian kings. Plinio the Elder testifies in his manual “Naturalia Historia” that walnuts were imported by the Greeks as early as the 7th century BC. As a royal gift, the Greeks dubbed it “Karya Basilica”, or regal walnut and considered it a prophetic tree. It is walnut wood, a precious, refined and very ancient material that conquers its place of honor in the history of furniture and art.

In Greek mythology, the walnut tree was linked to the god Dionysus. It is said, in fact, that Dionysus, a guest of the king Dion of Laconia, fell in love with one of his three daughters. Caria reciprocated his love, but the two jealous sisters began to gossip about the Dionysus who, furious, first drove them crazy and then killed them both. Caria died of pain and Dionysus, still in love, transformed her into a lush walnut tree, so that it could produce fruitful fruit. The Laconi later built a temple in her honor, and at the entrance they placed

statues carved in walnut wood depicting the three sisters, who were later called Caryatids. Art, legends and mythology intertwine with one another and tell the incredible story of this precious wood, still used today in the furnishing of the most elegant homes.

But what makes it a great support for tables, chairs, bookcases and much more? Walnut wood is not only a piece of art in itself, but also the most appreciated material by connoisseurs of design and home decor.

Bontempi provides different declinations and applications of walnut, ancient solid walnut, solid walnut, edge-glued walnut and veneered walnut.

Millennium XXL table with solid walnut wood plan

The peeled ancient solid walnut wood of the Bontempi Casa collections is a selected wood, coming from areas certified of controlled reforestation, managed according to strict environmental and social standards. A valuable feature of this wood is its unique origin: it is minutely obtained from the trunk or branches of trees in the lush American woods.

This is why Bontempi’s ancient walnut design products carry the signs of each plant’s life path. Live nodes, natural splits and variations of color palettes, testify to their authenticity and uniqueness. All the tops are externally treated with acrylic-based paint that gives protection to moisture infiltrations, maintaining the natural color of the wood.

Artistico table with solid walnut wood top

The solid walnut wood of the Bontempi Casa collection is selected from the best available on the European and American markets.For a more natural effect, the outer side edge retains the original shape of the tree trunk, giving the top uniqueness and craftsmanship.

Thanks to the particular water treatment, the solid wood tops have a protection against moisture infiltrations, while maintaining the natural color of the wood.

Detail of barked solid walnut wood edge

 

      Alfa chair with solid walnut wood structure

 

Edge-glued walnut wood


The edge-glued wood top combines the aesthetic performance of solid wood with those of veneered tops. The outer edge of the top is in fact made of real solid wood with an irregular shape, that is shaped with a radius that simulates the radius of the trunk.
The upper part of the top is instead made of fine wood that gives it the appearance of a real solid wood top.

 

Artistico table with edge-glued walnut wood top –Margot chair with legs in solid walnut
Debarked side in edge-glued walnut

 

Veneered walnut wood


The undisputed value of this material is its lightness, combined with flexibility and non-deformability, features that make it especially perfect to be used in humid environments, such as that of a kitchen.
Composed of panels of agglomerate covered with sheets of wood of noble essence, aesthetically a veneered top in noble essence has a visual impact similar to a solid one.

 

Podium table with veneeredd walnut wood top – Sveva chair with solid walnut legs

 

 

Secret desk with veneered walnut top

 

 

    Artistico coffee table with veneered walnut top