Thursday, November 23, 2017

7 Sofas to Transform Your Mood

Think Transformers the movie, which has these cars transforming into giant alien robots! Of course, our sofas wouldn't do that, but they transform to give you a seating experience like never before. You don't have to wait for another decade to see an evolution in sofas. It's right here. People have always needed somewhere to sit down and the modern sofas not only provide a comfortable seat they also change to your mood with a touch of a button on your smartphone. There are more interesting features that will probably leave you flabbergasted, so explore some of the handpicked sofas from the new and vast Milan Collection 2018.

1. FREE MOTION by Koinor
Imagine sofas that can give you individual space and also allow you to come closer to your partner when you want to enjoy some good time together. Well, Koinor with its crafted-by-hand and 'made in Germany' tag has made this a possibility. Epos and Edit are the two versions of the free motion concept. These at first glance appear to be normal sofas, but hidden behind the sleekness is the innovative technology filled with surprises and creativity. Thanks to the integrated motor, these seats rotate, move laterally, and come with adjustable headrest and can automatically adjust back and footrest. No wonder it is called the new dimension in seating, lounging, and living. And the best part is that the movement can be controlled via remote control or via Bluetooth or an app. Media station, sound system and led base illumination are optional features. These sofas are available as two or three seaters and in a choice of materials and colours. Designed by Tamara Harty.

Epos and Edit by Koinor

2. ASCANA by Leolux
Meet Ascana, the stylish proof that comfort is an eternal bliss. The sofa features adjustable seats, headrests in varying heights, and matching footstools. Ascana is available in ‘Low’ or ‘Plus’ versions. The ‘Low’ version has no head rests. The ‘Plus’ comes with head rests that you can adjust assisted by a gas spring. To fine-tune your comfort, tilt the head rest by pulling the top towards you.

With technology as the defining feature this year, Fama has added a new feature to the much loved sectional sofa Arianne Love. The sofa comes with its own app, to work for you all the more effortlessly. A click is all it takes to turn a sofa into a bed or to even raise the height of your sofa before or while you sit on it. Possibly the most versatile sofa ever made, Arianne Love lives up to its name with its inviting design and endlessly extendable modules.

Control sofa via app

4. MOONRISE XL by Fama
The MoonriseXL recliner is for couples who like to enjoy their relax moments together. The reclining system works with a remote control and can be stopped in different positions. This model has two independent adjustable headrests. If you don’t want to fall into temptation, you’d better not try it. Moreover, you will be left puzzled with, is it a small sofa? Or a big chair?

Moonrise XL by Fama

5. INDY by Fama
The chic Indy offers many amazing positions from a sofa to a bed at the touch of a button, and all this without having to get up. The smart design of the motorised backrest system allows you to adjust the depth of the sofa and the position of the back, and it can be used as a recliner sofa for four people. All this can be controlled by the buttons from your smartphone via an app.

Indy by Fama

6. VENICE by Becker
The inviting Venice, is a sectional with a chaise longue. It has a motorised recliner seat with individually adjustable headrest and footrest, and a USB port. There’s a table to hold your drink as well.

Venice by Becker

7. IAGO by Natuzzi
Beauty combines with innovation to achieve maximum comfort with the adjustable footrest and headrest, adaptable to your individual needs. The square and linear shapes of Iago combine in perfect harmony with the softness of the padding and give it a pleasantly surprising appearance. The version with the reclining function also has the exclusive Soft Touch mechanism. This lets you change the position of the seat and the backrest simply by sliding a finger on the buttons located between the seat cushion and the armrest to achieve absolute comfort.

Visit our stores for a wide collection of latest and contemporary sofas from Milan Collection 2018. 

8 Sideboards That Go Well With Any Dining Setting

There are some furniture pieces whose absence makes the space look mundane just like a missing piece in a puzzle game, and whose presence adds more sophistication and functionality. The sideboard is one such. The sideboard adds to the aesthetic value of the dining room, completing the ensemble with table and chairs. Sideboards are essential - where would you keep your crystal ware, fine china, cutlery, glassware, cooking books and a lamp, or even display a grand meal for your guests?

With the launch of the new Milan Collection 2018, we have the latest straight from the world's biggest design fair. Get ready to be inspired and fall in love.

By Tonin Casa is the bold and chic Tiffany. With a quilted covering, this sideboard is in a Canaletto walnut finish and upholstered in rhombus patterned Ottanio leather. Truly a representation of Made in Italy.

Tiffany from Tonin Casa

Classic in looks yet modern in function, the Alf Rigadin sideboard comes with solid wood oak panels in a finish reminiscent of the traditional ‘rigadin’ pinstripe pattern of Murano handblown glass vases. The unit sits on a lean steel frame and is capped with a marble top.

Rigadin by Alf Italia

Lines and geometry embody the striking Maya sideboard by Tonin Casa, with an embossed wood effect in Canaletto walnut. This distinct piece breaks the monotony of anything that is ordinary.

Maya from Tonin Casa

Bridging the gap between classical and modern, the Frame sideboard by Bonaldo is in an irresistible bold metal frame structure that stands in sharp contrast to the wooden panels. Designed by Alain Gilles.

Frame from Bonaldo

Inspired by the 70s graphics and an object of art, Shade by Bonaldo comes with a metal base and elegant bevelled sides to make its edges less sharp.

Shade from Bonaldo

Here's a graceful Wai chest of drawers by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo. The base takes its shape from the joined hand gesture, a sign of respect across the East, and the Thai for welcome. It has a metal base and wooden frame with recessed handles. Together they form a simple and stylish appearance.

Wai by Bonaldo

Contemporary and distinctive, Amber sideboard by Jamie Durie for Natuzzi. The decorative scalloped front face uses a custom CNC cutting path with a timber veneer overlay surface, resulting in a beautiful undulating sculptural surface.

Amber from Natuzzi

Versatile in nature, Honey works as a television stand and sideboard. Standing out with distinguished woodworking is the Canaletto walnut and heat-treated dark oak and glass highlights. This beautiful beehive design by Tonin Casa is brought to life through skilled workmanship.

Honey from Tonin Casa

The new collection is a visual treat in terms of design and structure. These sideboards are worked with different styles, colours, patterns, and finishes in unusual and exciting new ways to complement as well as balance with the existing decor in your room. Along with design and functionality, these pieces are evolved to fit changing decor styles and complement challenging interiors.  The most important thing to do when choosing a sideboard is to make sure that it's functional and serves your need.

Visit our stores to explore a wide range of collection.

*If you're an architect or an interior designer these latest sideboards are top notch for your interior projects.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Molteni & C, Now in India

A story or a film with a good start and then a suspenseful climax is what we all love. And if furniture could do the same, won't it be enticing and magnificent? Here's a new label we have been waiting for. A name that tells interesting stories through designs and makes the climax beautiful, unanticipated, yet memorable. Or should we just say the less we say, the more you see?

Molteni & C. The defining name in premium luxury furniture, is now exclusively available in India. At Simply Sofas, we are thrilled to bring this extraordinary brand to South India(mainly Bangalore & Chennai), specialised in high-end home furniture and premium luxury projects (such as hotel, ships, theatres, and public buildings).

Designed by architects
The Molteni’s collection features the exclusive work of some of the most prestigious architects and designers such as Foster+Partners, Gio Ponti, Jean Nouvel, Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Michele De Lucchi, Tobia Scarpa, Vincent Van Duysen, Ron Gilad, Arik Levy, Aldo Rossi, Hannes Wettstein, Yasuhiko Itoh to name a few. And now, you can bring the work of these gifted designers into your bedroom, living room, and dining room.

Cassettone chest of drawers by Gio Ponti

Italian at heart, Molteni & C' history goes deeply back to 80 years and is a confluence of exemplary design, cutting-edge craft and great tradition. Over the years, they have designed and built prototypes that have become mainstream, introduced new ways of crafting furniture systems that are architectural in every sense, and enlivened the homes of people who appreciate the technique, detail, and beauty. Today, the Molteni group can boast a 360° presence in the interior design field. Molteni & C designs furniture for the most intimate environments of daily living to large public spaces. The range of products offered by the brand include: sofas, armchairs, tables, chairs, wardrobes, single units, walk-in closets, beds, drawer units, bookshelves, accessories and rugs.

Molteni's mission is to continually invest in research and technological development in order to provide products with a quality that lasts in time. What makes them different from other labels is their knowhow regarding materials, finishing, and personalisation of the product. Technology is an inseparable part of the brand as they constantly carry out work on new, innovative solutions. So as to say combining a long tradition of traditional craftsmanship with innovative technology to present the best to the consumers.

Gliss Master wardrobe by Vincent Van Duysen 
While talking about Molteni, people also speak of hidden quality, alluding to the technical, functional and material quality present, but often unseen in its furniture. That's something unique to the brand. The designs go beyond your assumption and surprise you with their never-seen features. Always up-to-date with the latest trends, Molteni has living, dining, and bedroom solutions that reflect the new ways of living. Molteni is present in over 80 countries worldwide and has 40 flagship stores opened in the most important international metropolises. And, now making its way to Simply Sofas is an icing on the cake.

Paul sofa
The less we say, the more you see, don't you agree?  Come, and explore the collection or fix an appointment for a personal tour at a time convenient to you, please contact us or visit us.