Friday, June 30, 2017

An Open Houzz at Simply Sofas

Houzz.com—a global platform for homeowners, architects, and designers to connect and share ideas—partnered with us to host an Open Houzz event at our showroom in Bangalore. Prominent architects, photographers, and interior designers gathered for a great evening of insights into design and artistic techniques.



The evening began with a flourish as the guests entered our recently renovated showroom. As the clock struck seven, the Houzz team introduced Houzz.in and described how designers can use it to connect with potential clients. Shamanth Patil, who specialises in architectural and interior photography, gave a talk on the importance of photography in capturing architecture. He also spoke about photographic techniques that architects can use to bring out the use of space, design, and colour. This included a focus on the important aspects of interior photography: composition, lighting and exposure, and post production.



With a glass of wine in their hands, the guests made their way across our showroom and explored our latest Milan furniture collection. Of particular note was the Calligaris Omnia, a dining table which effortlessly transforms from a six-seater to an eight-seater.



We found the opportunity to speak with one of the guests, also a prominent interior designer, who said, “We have widely used furniture from Simply Sofas for our clients, and most of the furniture in my parents’ house is from Simply Sofas”. Wine and cheese were served as the guests comfortably settled in our sofas to engage in friendly chatter.


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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Interior Design Trends for 2017-18

Just like we promised in our earlier post, we are back with a report on what's trending from the Milan Design Week 2017 that will continue to be big in interiors through the year and the following year.
This year one would've witnessed a veritable explosion of colours, materials and patterns at the fair. It was a real challenge to pinpoint what's more trending than the other, but that did not stop us from getting on to analyse the widely trending colours and materials for the year ahead.

Colours:
Green kept low profile last year, but occupies a larger quotient when it came to top trending colours this year.  Staying true to the Patone colour of the year, green in shades of olive, forest, deep sea and natural can be seen on walls and panelling, bases, while olive remains as an accent colour.

Last year's big new colour, warm grey continues to be seen in paints, leather, wood, plastics, wallpaper. The hue in tones of olive and rust makes an understated appearance.

A fusion of colours

The Oscar's red carpet trending fashion colour, scarlet made an entry to the furniture world in a minimalist way through terracotta, red wine and solar overtones.

Blue is back and was found on just about everything. It remains as a favourite tonal palette for contemporary interiors.

Pink has paved its way into interiors through blush pastel tones. A refreshing, motivating and pleasant hue, pink adds a touch of femininity, romanticism, and class to the interiors.

Seen in the fashion world and at the academy awards, Metallics make a huge impact in interiors as well. It is quite clear that we are moving away from the softer, more muted tones to a radiant, stronger gold that brings richness to the home. Inject these golden tones into your home through carefully placed ornaments and accessories.

Materials:
There's a huge shift from wood to marble and ceramic. Marbled tones in white, brown and mottled grey ceramic are stronger than ever, and are being used, with marble itself - sculptural and elegant with metal insertions and trims, in tabletops large and small.

Marble and Ceramics
Patterns:
 Monochrome aka black and white have set in breaking the monotony of single tones. You will see them in fabrics, glazed products, upholstery, wallpaper, cabinetry.

Stripes and geometric patterns that emerged last year are here to stay this year too. You will see these patterns dominant in upholstery, wallpaper, tiles, metal and wood surfaces.

Organic  floral designs make their debut, which is seen on walls, cabinets, and woven carpets.

Geometric and floral

If you want to dip your toes in the trends go for these colours and materials and create a confident, composed and comfortable feeling to your space. Ask your architects and designers for the latest and we're sure they will enjoy using these colours and materials in their projects and bring the connection of pleasurable sunny days and the breathing fresh mountain air to make homes look beautiful.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

What to Expect at Salone del Mobile 2017

The week-long and the world’s biggest design event – Salone del Mobile 2017 kicks off from April 4 to 9 making Milan city the busiest place on earth. It’s a global platform where design enthusiast, architects and designers swarm to the Rho fairgrounds to seek what’s new and trending with an impending goal to use the latest in décor. 

Here’s the breakdown of all the exhibits that will be happening at the 56th edition of the fair:

Salone Internazionale del Mobile Salone
The International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition
Euroluce
Workplace3.0
SaloneSatellite

Alongside the main fair Salone del Mobile, there’s also Fuorisalone - which has its own set of events and exhibitions that animate the Milan city. The events include- Zona Tortona, Brera Design District, Ventura – Lambrate, Università Statale, Triennale Di Milano, S. Babila, Porta Venezia In Design and Rossana Orlandi. 



Salone Internazionale del Mobile

With more than 1,300 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors from over 165 different countries, featuring an extensive range of goods – from furnishing to lighting to the workspace. In this exhibition you can find everything about classic furniture and furnishing accessories. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is split into three sections: Classic, Design, and xLux. The latter is a section devoted to timeless luxury reworked in a contemporary vein. Classic, with an innovative format under the new name of Classic: Tradition in the future is comprised of more traditional aesthetics, while Design has an emphasis on innovation and product research. The successful Before Design: Classic project presented at the last edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, will also showcase a short film by multi-award winning director Matteo Garrone. The event - DeLightFuL, a portmanteau for Design, Light, Future, Living, offers a highly engaging visual and sensorial itinerary of everyday living and the contemporary space within which the new generation lives in. It investigates how they conceive the domestic space in terms of the intersection between technology and archetypal living, public and private, and basic needs and new desires. This year you can expect to see design heavyweights. 


56th edition of Milan Design Week

The International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition

Looking for home accessories trends? Be sure to stop by some of the 200 local and international exhibitors who will be showcasing their products while exploring recent trends in design - accessories, objects and textiles for the entire home. The accessories exhibition which is running for its 28th year, allows for an extra dimension to the furniture at the trade show. Textiles, clocks, mirrors, home wellness equipment and accessories, leather and coverings for furnishings, and other design objects abound at the show’s annual accessories fair. Manufacturers, like Mario Cioni, Molteni Home will be on display. 


Textiles and carpets seen at the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition

Euroluce (Pavilions 9-11 and 13-15)

In its 29th edition, the biennial exhibitions Euroluce will showcase the very latest devices for outdoor, indoor and industrial lighting to lighting for shows and events, hospital lighting and special use lighting and light sources. This year Euroluce will put a particular focus on technological innovations. Emerging are eco-friendly materials and their relationship with lighting design will also be highly featured all with a particular focus on energy saving, environmental sustainability and light pollution. Euroluce provides a home for lighting under the larger Salone umbrella. 


Euroluce turns 29

Workplace3.0 (Pavilions 22-24)

The 18th edition of the biennial workplace3.0 looks to the future of office design with 110 companies exhibiting their products and ideas. An innovative exhibition area, it is devoted to design and technology in workspace planning. It showcases the finest products designed for procurement plans, reception areas and office spaces. It focuses on human factors and smart technology, it explores new ideas, ways of thinking, and solutions to the workplace of the future.  One of the most exciting aspects of the exhibition is its special event, ‘A Joyful Sense at Work’ which will look into the theory and design of the workplace with four installations. This stunning installation was curated by the architect Cristiana Cutrona. The title reflects that work will need to “make sense” of things and relationships, generate new quality of life, and deliver excitement and happiness. 


Workplace 3.0 - the biennial dedicated to workspace

SaloneSatellite (Pavilions 22-24)

The most important event in the design world for young designers, SaloneSatellite will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. This exhibition has focused on prototype works by emerging designers under 35. This year, at the fabbrica del vapore in milan, a major exhibition by an italian design critic, beppe finessi will further the birthday festivities titled ‘SALONESATELLITE. 20 years of new creativity’, the curation will present an anthology of products from the show’s past that have now gone into production.


20th anniversary of SaloneSatellite

Space&Interiors

The Space&Interiors event returns to the salone del mobile milano being the only event entirely centered on architectiral finishes. The Mall Porta Nuova, in the heart of Milan’s Brera Design District is the venue for this visually stunning showcase of top notch doors, handles, paint and decorating supplies, windows, wall coverings, finishes and interior architecture. Curated by migliore+servetto architects, the show highlights the sectors growing attraction and attention for designers and architects. The exhibit, ‘absolute lightness’, will presents how different manufacturers integrate the concept of weightlessness into their solutions.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

14 Types of Sofas You Should Know

Choosing a sofa does not limit to size, price, colour and material, the form and function of the sofa are equally important. In this guide we have explained 14 styles and their defining characteristics from arms to legs. Knowing these styles will help you appreciate great design, brush up on your design vocabulary and tell how different a chesterfield is from a tuxedo just like a pro. And if you're planning to buy one, it's always better to know the different styles so you can pick your favourite and know exactly what you're looking for. Here are 14 styles of sofas to choose from.

1. Sectional Sofa
The section sofa is a multi-piece sofa. It can be arranged in a number of configurations with many styles, designs and materials depending on your preference. The common configurations are L-shape, U-shape, J-shape and semi-circle. The number of pieces are generally three and five.

Suggested for: larger living rooms; great if you like to stretch out.

2. Chesterfield
The chesterfield sofa is known for its “quilted” or “tufted” style. Some have tufted design only at the back while some on seating section as well. It continues to be a popular style with current sofa trends.

Suggested for: most settings; an iconic design that can be dressed up or down;  a traditional look in the living room or study.

3. Lawson
Firmly stuffed with three back cushions, arms lower than back, the Lawson can either have rolled or square arms. It's often skirted. Designed for comfort, this style’s signature design element has a back which is not upright, but pitched at a very restful angle. A popular sofa design today, the Lawson style sofa is available in many sizes, colours and materials.

Suggested for: versatility – can suit a modern or trad scheme; low, boxy arms are great for napping.

4. Tuxedo
A Tuxedo can be recognised with its high straight arms in line with streamlined back, often with a single row of tufts and exposed legs. No back cushions.

Suggested for: making a style statement; sleek, contemporary interiors.

5. Mid-Century Modern 
From 1940 to 1970 mid-century modern furniture reigned supreme. This style of sofa is all about minimalist design and clean lines. There are many varieties of this style of sofa.  It’s designed to look good and be comfortable.

Suggested for: the design-conscious; a retro or Scandinavian-inspired look, style-conscious apartments and young couples.

6. English Roll Arms
This style of sofa is also called Bridgewater and is known for its low rolled arms in relation to a high back. Upholstery is tight throughout, yet cushioned all over, including the arms.

Suggested for: both style and comfort.

7. Camel back
A classic design this sofa style’s main design feature is a higher back in the centre which descends in a continuous line into the arms of the sofa. It is also recognized for its exposed wooden trim.

Suggested for: those who like a firmer back support; suits a more traditional setting.

8. Cabriole
This sofa style’s trademark design element is its continuous, equal-height back and arms.  Often the arms curve inwards, creating a long line from arm to arm.

Suggested for: smaller living rooms; firm seats are ideal for those needing additional support.

9. Chaise Lounge
A Chaise is a long chair where you can stretch your legs without the use of an ottoman. The back is usually at a semi-reclining angle. A Chaise Longue is also known as 'Chaise Lounge' in North America. Chaise lounges may have an arm while others may have none.  It is extremely popular as a patio furniture typically found along pool sides.

Suggested for: personal space, stretching legs.

10. Loveseat Sofas
The loveseat sofa is an umbrella term for a sofa made for two people. They’re often part of a living room set. Like sofas, loveseats come in many styles and designs such as camelback, cabriole, and the like. The early designs (1800s) of loveseats were not intended to be cosy but rather to accommodate the large dresses worn by ladies of the period.

Suggested for: couples; can be handy if space is tight.

11. Divan
A divan is a sofa without a back. They require being placed against a bare wall against which you can arrange pillows for a cushioned back.

Suggested for: families, relaxing, and living rooms.

12. Sofa bed
 A sofa that doesn't look like a sofa bed but can be converted into a bed. The functional aspect of it includes that it serves as a space saver.

Suggested for: families; space saving; plump cushions and padded arms make it comfy for relaxing.

 13. Knole
 Its distinguished features are straight high back with adjustable arms which can be opened out for naps. The seating has a considerable depth and was used as a throne by royal families.

Suggested for: traditional schemes; its lofty proportions are ideal for larger spaces.

14. Modular sofas
 As opposed to sectional sofas, these are so named because you can take apart the different sections and reattach them into different shapes according to your taste and function.

Suggested for: socialising; works well in larger open-plan living spaces, and entertaining spaces.





Colours that will be widely used in decor in 2017

Colour, being the holistic part of the home decor necessitates us to keep a pulse on the latest trending colours. Since we’re a couple of months into the year, a pattern for what trends are going to be in and what interior looks are going to be popular have started to emerge.

From Marsala in 2015 and the Rose Quartz-Serenity combo in 2016, Pantone looked to nature for its 2017 trending Colour of the Year, Greenery it is. Drifting towards its obvious connection with nature, the colour has sprung with a hope to bring the regenerating, refreshing, revitalizing, and renewing atmosphere to your decor space. At IMM Cologne 2017, the first interior fair which took place for the year, green was the dominating trend theme in interior design. It made its way big into homes starting from the walls to the carpets. Another leading trade show for the global community of interior designers - Maison et Objet, showcased how green came through quite strong making it certain that this hue is here to stay.

As opposed to colour trend forecast from the Pantone, in the fashion world, you’ll see a shift towards bright and active colours not only in few countries but globally. Leading the charge are Niagara, Primrose Yellow and Lapis Blue, followed by Flame and Island Paradise. Ranking sixth through tenth are Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and Hazelnut. As always what we see in the fashion week around the world is replicated and set to drive design trends in home décor, just like how Pantone picks the colour trends from its fashion colour report.

Contemplating on the Pantone colour of the year, green reflects the current cultural climate. The colour has already started influencing trends in all facets of design—architecture, interior décor, fashion, and even food.

Other trending colours at the two important events that took place during this year are as follows: At Cologne, other emerging colours after green include grey, white, blue, pastel, red, and pink. On the contrary at Maison et Objet, black was everywhere and a strong influence on furniture for 2017. Possibilities of mixing black with any other colour are endless and the effect is always as good as it should be. Other hues include Denim Drift, Indigo, Charcoal, Mocha and Metallics.

Here are the colours you’ll most likely see in the year ahead.

Green: Now that we know green is the Patone colour of the year, get ready to take the plunge and add ‘Greenery’ to your home. This hue works well throughout the home whether it's a wall colour or a room-filling carpet. If you're not too keen on using green in large doses, think about adding it in smaller, quieter ways, by placing a green sofa or through a decorative element such as pillows, curtains, light fixtures and other accessories. The palette lends an outdoor quality to interior spaces, giving them an indoor-outdoor connection. At the very least you can bring in plants into your space, and say you are on trend. Embrace this colour to your homes by mixing and matching and at the end of it you’ll have a vibrant, relaxing oasis or an energising happy space within your four walls. Other shades of green with which you can explore, experiment and reinvent include- kale, tangy yellow-green, olive green, deep emerald green, apple green or grass-toned colour.



Grey was a prominent colour in 2016 interiors and it will continue to reign in 2017 with different tones from light to deep. This year you will see grey with different names – soft grey, mineral grey, poised taupe. A timeless, calm and composed colour it creates a clean, crisp look. The best way to highlight traditional style and accentuate it is to paint your interiors with a rich shade of dark grey. It complements the tones of wood and ebony highlighting what you want to show off the most. Grey can also be paired with blues or blacks to bring a strong, industrial character or pastels for a more subtle feel. Pair this colour with darker shades or instead brighter accents as well – think deep ebony, coral, greenery or vibrant red. Combine it with different furniture pieces like a sofa or a rug to bring a touch of sobriety and even class to the room decoration. Taupe and earthy green can be used to create a calming earthy feel to your home. The colours are great when combined with furniture making it look traditional and elegant at the same time.



With Violets brighter colours make a return into the living spaces for the year. The great thing about such a sickly-sweet violet shade is that you don’t need too much of it for it to make an impact and you can add lilac to your home in the form of accessories like vases, cushions and candles to create the desired effect. Popular variations include violet, wine and true purple. It's a moody purple yet much lighter in value – in line with the growing presence of lilac across interiors –, and again there is a focus on duality in this colour: it has a nostalgic, spiritual side while also being luxurious and contemporary; it brings together masculine and feminine, warm and cold.



Yellow in shades of sunshine yellow, honey yellow, dusted yellow, daffodils, dandelions, and sunflower tones are about to make a big comeback. Yellows brighten up homes, so start introducing it in the living space with accessories. Bright accent pieces in colours like a soft yellow console help energize spaces with dull muted walls. Go for everything from mustard tones to zesty lemon shades, to introduce a little sunshine back to your life. Bright colours are combined with neutrals and dark hues to create an elegant space, try a yellow sofa and it will lighten up your living room. If you think that this colour is too strong to be used on a large design piece, you can always choose a smaller one to complete the room decoration.



Blue doesn't have to be a bad thing. Dusky blue, intends to recall the colours and depth of the ocean and is a composed and confident colour. If you're looking to take your first big risk with colour? Traditional shades of summer like aqua feel sophisticated and look great when contrasted with dark colours and bold textures. This formal colour is a great option to be used on upholstery pieces, like a velvet sofa. Fresh and versatile, this is a colour that can be safely applied wall-to-ceiling and still please the eye – and the mind. If it is a darker shade, it can create a beautiful room decoration if you combine it with a white ceiling. Then, you can complete the room design with neutral tones furniture, like grey and beige. The best of all recalls the colours of the ocean, brings comfort and creates a welcoming room decoration in home interiors.



Pastel Pink, is a feminine shade that accentuates a space's natural light and brings the warmth of colour into your home. In the living room, a pastel pink sofa will create a soft focal point that can make anyone fall in love. A chaise lounge in this pastel tone can be the perfect way to bring a pop of colour inside a neutral tone living room. It’s impossible to resist to use this colour trend, even if it’s on small detail in the room decoration. Since pastel pink is such a feminine color, you can use it to create home interiors with a touch of romanticism and class. You’ll continue to see soft tones of pink of the trendiest home interiors throughout the year.


Based on the indicators so far, these are colours which promise to be important this year, however, developments at the Milan Design Fair often take things in exciting new directions, so stay tuned for our post-fair update. Visit http://www.simplysofas.in/MDW for LIVE updates on trends from Milan as it happens.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

8 Upholstered Beds that make your Bedroom look Chic

Research says that we spend one third of our life in bed. In fact, we spend much more than that, it could be talking on the phone, catching forty winks, having breakfast in bed or just sending late office mails. It is your personal space, a place where you unwind, a place where you dream, where you have life's great moments with your family and loved ones. For a place such as this, shouldn't it deserve to look magnificent and be able to give you many more years of delightful memories? Here are a repertoire of upholstered beds that come in stunning designs, quality, as well as make a sophisticated statement to match your lifestyle.

The inviting Hampton by Calligaris is a fully upholstered double bed with deep buttoned headboard and bed frame with a stylish removable cover. It is available in stain-resistant and anti-bacterial Melrose fabric or Ekos faux leather, with wooden or aluminium feet.

Sleek Hampton bed by Calligaris

Joy upholstered double bed finds its own dimension in simplicity, in a squared and light-weight structure. It is completely customisable and a perfect representation of Tonin Casa’s standards of quality. It is available in two versions a fabric version, with a contrast stitching and an eco-leather version, which is available in wide colour range. It can also be equipped with a lifting mechanism.

Joy, upholstered bed by Tonin Casa

The plush Michelangelo double bed by Tonin Casa is a modern padded bed with a choice of upholstery in varied sizes. It stands on an Ash wooden frame available in Canaletto Walnut, Dark Oak, or Natural Oak finishes. The headboard design takes its inspiration from sculptures, by their precise details and their curves that suggest quiet and placidity. The final touch is the creasing, a subtle and delicate edge whose colour can change and underline everyone’s personal style.

Plush Michelangelo bed by Tonin Casa

The Alvar double bed by Guiseppe Vigano for Bonaldo is a combination of padded platforms devised to create the headboard, the bed surround and the footboard, choosing from various shapes and compositions. The superior level of customisation also concerns the type of quilting, the upholstery cover - which is fully removable - and the colour.

Alvar double bed by Bonaldo

Alvar single bed version can become a versatile sofa-bed when required, providing a practical interior design solution for various occasions. Designed by Bonaldo, it is made up of three padded & stitched panels. Each panel is made individually so it can be upholstered in a choice of fabrics. The legs are available in a lacquered finish with many colour options.  

Single Alvar bed by Bonaldo

Be on cloud number nine with Cloud bed by Tonin Casa. Combining fine Italian craftsmanship with timeless design, this bed is the perfect addition to your modern bedroom-lighting. It has an adjustable and luxurious headboard, bed slats which fit a King size mattress and available in a variety of stunning colours.

Sleek legged blue Cloud bed by Tonin Casa

Veneziano double bed communicates its essence with its beauty. This Tonin Casa bed has a headboard made with handmade chesterfield technique which creates a Capitonné effect, both rich and refined. The bottom ring graciously meets the glorious headboard and its simple upholstery. The edges of the bed are curvy, the buttons and bulges are perfectly put in place one next to the other, on Italian leather. The bed can be customised to your desired style to match your décor.

Chesterfield headboard Veneziano bed by Tonin Casa

The upholstered Dharma bed by Tonin Casa has a headboard that highlights the fabrics and leather colours and textures, counter posing the big central cushion and the structure. It has frame upholstery in bordeaux red Nubuk leather, pillows upholstery in brick red pied-de-poule fabric and has removable pillows.

Red upholstered Dharma bed by Tonin Casa

We're sure you loved them just with one glance. So, why wait for an excuse when you can drop into our showroom and experience our fine collection of beds right away?



Monday, January 23, 2017

20 Dining Chairs to Suit Your Style

Whether for dinner parties or festive occasions, gatherings happen more around the dining table than in the living hall. With guests pouring time and again, you want to make sure they are comfortable and aren’t fatigued while sitting through those long driven conversations. Be it classic or contemporary, high back or low back, upholstered or plain, armchair or armless, here are 20 dining chair styles to pick from, for those every day repast or soirées.

Blend of Classic and Contemporary chairs by Calligaris

Sami: This upholstered chair by Calligaris is a fun and modern alternative to the typical chair. It is characterised by a hexagonal pattern, contrasting cross-stitches along the edges, and supported by a solid wood base. The fresh design of the chair is one that cannot be matched. Whether placed in the dining room, the kitchen, or anywhere else in your home, the chair will enhance any situation through its bold and stylish design.

Venus: This leather chair by Calligaris is the perfect comfort option for a dining chair. With back and arm support, the Venus chair offers utmost support and comfort while its contemporary style ensures it will be the ideal fit for your space. The base of the Venus has a 180° swiveling base featuring a re-positioning mechanism. The base also comes in a couple of solid wood finishes and a new lacquered finish while the seat is available in a choice of two fabric colours.

Dolcevita: This royal blue high backrest chair by Calligaris gives you full lumbar support while dining. The classic design chair has a base made of solid wood and the upholstered seat and backrest is covered with removable fabrics. The fabrics can withstand stain and has a anti-bacterial treatment.

Duffy: This stylish and sleek upholstered chair by Calligaris has a sled base and an upholstered seat and backrest. The base allows this chair to be both lightweight and sturdy. It balances style, comfort, and has an aesthetic value.

Bahia W: A comfortable, cosy and colourful stool by Calligaris. This chair is bio-inspired and its shape is reminiscent of large tropical flower petals. Bahia's wraparound backrest and ergonomic design makes it extremely comfortable. Its polypropylene shell is flexible and strong, hard-wearing and recyclable. It has a wooden base with four tapered legs and coloured metal crossbar.

Gossip: This comfortable upholstered armchair is designed to work in both living and dining areas. This Calligaris chair is covered in stain-resistant and antibacterial fabric. Thanks to the correct height of the armrests, it can be placed at the dining table or desk.

Dining Chairs by Bonaldo

Loto W: Thanks to its light and delicate silhouette, this Bonaldo chair is suitable for any setting.
It has a plastic monocoque body in colours such as: transparent, smoke, green, plain white or plain black. The legs are in solid ash wood and are available in three different finishes. It is also available with a matching stool.

Ivana: The stylish high back chair by Bonaldo has refined stitching on the backrest which is similar to those on a chesterfield sofa. It has a steel frame and shrink-resistant rubber padding which enhances the comfort of the seat. Its features make it suitable to formal settings. The legs are chromed or painted: glossy white, glossy black or matt anthracite grey; the upholstery is available in fabric, eco-leather or leather.

Venere: A single, continuous line shaped upholstered chair is made particularly comfortable with its sinuous form. This chair can dominate a scene or coexist elegantly alongside other furniture. The Venere lounge relaxing Bonaldo chair has a steel frame and cold-foamed polyurethane padding. The upholstery choices are available in removable fabric cover, skay (eco-leather) and leather.

Ketch: This Bonaldo dining chair draws its inspiration from the world of sailing, both in its name and in design. A Ketch is a type of sailing craft, recalling the shape the sail takes when filled with wind: these shapes are at the same time curved, taut and seamless. The metal frame and comfortable padding are upholstered with leather, eco-leather or fabric covers, which are fully removable.

Sheryl: Classic with the contemporary twist, this chair bestows an enchanted atmosphere onto any setting. Thanks to its sinuous and light-weight shape, it is not only suitable for dining but use in bedroom too. The continuity between the backrest and the rear legs, comprising a soft slightly curved line, creates a harmonious feel to which the chair adds depth. Sheryl has a solid wood frame and the upholstery choices are fabric, leather or eco-leather covers. Made by Bonaldo, it stands out for its ornamental border, contrasting or matching colour.

Chairs by Tonin Casa

Norma: This Tonin Casa refined and classic chair is suitable for dining or living rooms. It is available in different finishes, materials and colours.

Mivida: This exceptionally comfortable dining chair is designed keeping in mind the details, quality and experience. This handmade chair exudes artisan craftsmanship with its excellent tailoring skills. This chair by Tonin Casa is made in cold foamed polyurethane, with wooden structure that is available in different finishes and covered upholstery to suit your style - leather, full grain leather, nabuk leather or eco-leather.

Adria: This dining chair by Tonin Casa exhibits grace and charm from the top down. It offers extreme comfort and class which don’t go unnoticed. This side chair comes with a distinct seat pad and back pad, extending the comfort for longer evenings around the dinner table. The base and Upholstery options are available in a number of choices, the upholstery options include leather, eco-leather, grain leather or nabuk leather.

Mary: This dining chair is a vintage design, formed from truly modern materials. It features six spokes on the backrest, moulded in rigid polyurethane available in different colours and slight splayed legs are elegant and supportive. A new timeless classic, this Tonin Casa chair exudes a young attitude and fine Italian workmanship, which will last for many generations to come.

Madeline: This high back chair by Tonin Casa makes the perfect set around your dining table. Its simplicity and comfort are those of a chair which is unique and timeless. It has a metal structure entirely covered in real thick leather. It is also available in armrest or with a larger seat version.

Chairs by Alf Italia

Monte Carlo: This Alf contemporary and elegant dining chair has its seat and back upholstered in grey fabric, with contrasting piping and button detailing. The legs are lacquered in Grey "Kotò" High Gloss wood. It reflects light to brighten any dining room and is enhanced through the chrome profiles and elegant lines.

Pisa: Bold and beautiful Alf Italia chair is available as armless or as a arm chair. The high back chair makes it elevating.

Caruso: The chairs by Alf Italia in their classic taste are enhanced by delicate inlays that make any setting unique. Made out of solid wood, the chair has its seat in upholstery fabric.

Accademia: This Alf Italia dining chair not only goes well with its set but also goes well with bold contemporary designs. It offers an elegant, stylish shape. It features upholstered seat and curved back with a wooden top. It stands on wooden tapered legs.

Eva: This dining chair is part of a collection of Italian dining room furniture that is stylish and will bring a touch of class to your space. Eva features mink birch veneer with a high gloss finish with an eco-leather high back and seat, giving it a beautiful contemporary look and feel. This Alf Italia chair has matching case pieces available for a complete Italian look in your living space.

Explore our dining chair collection here.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

10 lamps to brighten your New Year

Enter 2017 with a fresh take on light. Give your home a big makeover with small changes that highlight what you love most about your home. Here are 10 iconic lamps that will set the tone for the new year at home.

The Ageo E Filo from Tonin Casa is a contemporary lamp that diffuses a soft light and is particularly suitable for lighting up the living room of your home. It  is available in chrome with a red cable and cotonette lamp shade. Also available in hanging or freestanding versions.



The Ovo from Tonin Casa is a hanging lamp, created by the combination of Murano glass bowl, chrome and silk. Perfect for the living room and the dining room. Available in two different versions.



The Oriani from Tonin Casa embodies an essential and modern design that allows to furnish any room at home. Available in 2 or 3-light bulb versions.



The Santena from Tonin Casa is a suspension lamp adorned with appliqué crystals and topped with a chrome finish. Available as in shapes of oval or round in hanging or table lamp versions.



The Muffin lamp by Bonaldo Muffin lamp is inspired by the simple geometric shape of the famous American cake mould. The lampshade features a beguiling drapery effect that generates a bemusing game of shadows, giving the light more depth. It is available in matte white.



The XXLight by Bonaldo is an iconic lamp consisting of a white polyethylene stem and a white polycarbonate lampshade. Owing to the light source fitted, XXLight lights its surroundings and diffuses light delicately upwards.



The Pom Pom by Calligaris is a extraordinary table lamp with metal frame and white acid-etched blown glass shade. It is inspired by the botanical study of a number of exotic plant species. Available in suspension and floor versions.



The Baku by Calligaris is a table or nightstand lamp with its frame and shade made from sheet metal. Inspired by the ‘60s, Baku is a compact lamp with sinuous lines. Available in several different colours, it casts a direct, muted light.



The Allure by Calligaris is a conical-shaped table lamp with a fabric shade and metal frame.
The fabric shade diffuses a soft mood light. Compact and versatile in its use, the Allure lamp integrates easily into the living and bedroom areas. Also available in a floor version.



The Andromeda by Calligaris is a table lamp with a fabric shade on a matte finished metal base.
The fabric shade uses a combination of cotton on the outside and PVC on the inside. The design of the shade creates harmonious effects of shadow and light. Available in various colours.


Visit Simply Sofas showroom to view our wide range of lamp collection. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

15 Cosy Sofas that go well with the Festive Theme

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you’re all set for the jolly holly Christmas. You’ve decked your home with boughs of holly, Christmas tree, crib, decorations and miniature lights. While you do all that, you’ve probably turned your home into a cosy haven to warm up in this cold winter, it’s quite obvious that you’ll spend most of your winter on: the sofa. We’ve picked 16 sofas that go well with the Christmas theme or for that matter any festive theme so you can arrange them to suit your décor needs. 

1. MyApple loveseat by Fama calls for an uninterrupted snuggling time. It has curved contours and soft fabric upholstery that makes you want to linger longer. With the versatility of a chaise longue and the comfort of a personal armchair, it's in a league of its own.
What to do: Deck this loveseat with pillows and settle with your thick warm blanket.



2. Puzzle is a playful sofa by NicolettiHome which can be re-arranged in many ways to suit your needs. With the aid of rotating adjustable backrests and removable armrests adapt the sofa to your comfort level and enjoy being enveloped with cosy elements.
What to do: With Puzzle there are endless possibilities for re-arranging to match your comfort. From two-seater to three and the configurations are never-ending. 



3. The inviting Francis sofa by Koinor is a three seater with a chaise lounge. It features adjustable armrests, backrests, and headrests to help you experience exceptional seating and lounging comfort. 
What to do: It’s snug time on this sofa with your blanket and unwinding in your favourite position. The adjustable armrests, backrests, and headrests should ease you into any position you love to relax.



4. Arianne Love sofa by Fama is soft, cushy and makes you fall in love with it. It’s possibly the most versatile sofa ever made and lives up to its name with its inviting design and endlessly extendable modules. When it comes to colourful comfort, you'll be hard-pressed to beat this sectional.
What to do: The seats are spacious and robust. You can gather your blanket and relax peacefully or even perhaps go into hibernation. 



5. Herman sofa designed by Studio Memo for Natuzzi is named after the author of Moby Dick, Herman Melville. This is a modular sofa that combines harmony, design, and craftsmanship. It features a fin-shaped metal exterior that envelops the backrest and the seat.
What to do: You can stretch yourself on the chaise lounge and watch TV or you can warm up in the high armrest corner of the sofa.  



6. If it’s something unusual, it’s a MyClub sofa by Fama. With an unusual configuration it allows you to recline in more than one way. It has a secret inbuilt sound system with Bluetooth that allows you to relax and enjoy peacefully. 
What to do: The MyClub sofa is as distinct as you. You can sit, sleep or lie in a comfortable posture and enjoy how the sofa envelopes you when you sit back. While you’re relaxing, you can also listen to the sweet melodies with its Bluetooth enabled music system.



7. The welcoming Gynko sofa by Leolux is clearly endowed with soft, round forms, lovely details, and clever dimensions. The function of the seamlessly adjustable arms allows you to fold them completely up and lean comfortably against them or fold them right down for a tidy look.
What to do: Gynko offers countless distinctive possibilities with its distinct shape. You can choose to sit between the chaise lounge side of the sofa and the normal armrest corner.



8. Koinor’s Patch sofa has a cosy look to it and comes with extra cushions to deliver exceptional ergonomic support. This high backrest sofa ushers lumbar support.  
What to do: Indulge in binge relaxing on this sofa and choose between sectional and two seater options. 



9. The fabric Bora Balanza sofa by the iconic brand Leolux has a slender frame, elegant aluminium legs and contemporary dimensions for unrivalled comfort. This sofa is inspired from the successful Bora series of the 1980s and is adapted to meet the expectations of today.
What to do: Sit in a snug corner of the sofa, with a pile of cushions and relish the truly comfort experience this sofa offers.



10. Pacific modular sofa by Fama has six different independent units that can be assembled into a variety of combinations for your comfort. 
What to do: This sofa is available in curved modules with extra cushions so you can enjoy the cosiness this sofa has to offer. You add more throw pillows and make it look tranquil. 



11. NicolettiHome’s Mood is a fabric sofa designed to meet your changing needs through the day - from sofa to chaise longue to sofa-bed. The backrest cushion adds elegance to the look of this sofa. 
What to do: This soft cushy sofa can be arranged in many ways and the only limit is your imagination. The removable backrest cushion can be used on the floor so you can sit on your carpet and relax. 



12. MySoul sofa by Fama has a double chaise lounge with a gentle rocking motion so you can lay back and have a beautiful time. 
What to do: You can cuddle under your blanket and relax on MySoul and watch TV or even snooze.



13. Easy sofa by Koinor has a velvet touch to it with cross stitching that accentuates the contours of the arm and backrest. Both the ends have loose cushions and comes with a variable head support. 
What to do: You can surround yourself with more lush pillows and enjoying the reclining feature Easy has to offer. 



14. Fama’s Josephine sofa has curved contour, scattered cushions that make it extra cosy, and soft padded backrest. 
What to do: Josephine adds youthful appeal to any space.  The soft fabric upholstery is so inviting, you can add more throw pillows and make it extra comfortable. 



15. Koinor’s Rosa fabric sofa makes an impression with its clear design, adjustable armrests and extra-large cushions.
What to do: Rosa envelopes you with comfort so you can snuggle during the cold nights. 



While your decking your home for Christmas, may your days be merry and bright and the New Year 2017 delight.