1. the footstool … the perfect addition to any seating group but extremely practical in a bathroom … as big as will fit the space without cluttering it.
2. this buttoned armchair works well anywhere … lovely in the bedroom or as a pair in a quiet corner of a sitting room or study. I do love the idea of a pair of these (or one plus ottoman) in the corner of a large country kitchen … for that quick cup of tea.
3. a buttoned chesterfield or even chaise is the ultimate … anywhere, anytime. Looks fabulous in anything from an exquisite velvet to a vintage linen.
4. the rolled back armchair is a classic design that can be positioned in a classic or contemporary setting, depending on fabric … I love the slightly higher version around a dining table.
5. these squishy daybeds as a pair, are perfect for that covered verandah with view of the garden … just curl up with a book and throw rug.
It is all about the detail at Pure Interiors …. beautiful Italian furniture with amazing detailing.
Whether it be the scatter cushions or the loose covers on dining chairs, the quality and attention to detail is exceptional.
I loved the soft colour and texture in the range of leather benches, side tables and coffee tables …. this furniture has wonderful warmth.
On the other hand, the upholstered furniture is pure luxury …. both in its detail and its styling.
I love visiting the PYD Building in Waterloo to keep up to date with the latest and this showroom is contemporary Italian furniture at its best …… yet with some surprises.
Don’t leave without exploring the unique range of home fragrances and candles!!!
I was thrilled to chat with Jenny Gill, Australian agent for the fabulous Gervasoni furniture, on her return from the Milan Furniture Fair. This is the word from Milan.
What were the trends and future direction in furniture seen in Milan ?
loose covers, lots of timber furniture, ‘big’ sofas, the new ‘big look’ for most furniture, shiny fabrics, flokati style rugs and long pile carpet in general, over sized/exaggerated pendant lighting
What were the colours shown for the new season ?
orange, purple, grey and soft grey/green
Which range proved to be particularly popular at the Fair for Gervasoni ?
inout range which is modular furniture for outdoor use and upholstered in waterproof removable covers
Apart from the Gervasoni range, which collection had an impact ?
Minotti’s large furniture range
What are your tips for a visit to Milan for the Furniture Fair ?
it is a distinct advantage to be as close to the centre as possible, near the Duomo and furniture showrooms
Can you recommend a hotel in Milan that you have stayed at ?
the NH President, Milan is where I stayed this trip and it is terrific (4 star)
Any fabulous cafe’s you can recommend ?
bar erri, via durine near hotel
Do you have a final tip for visitors to the Fair ?
a must …. visiting the area where the new designers not able to afford the Fair exhibit ….. Zona Tortona
Retail Showroom for Gervasoni : Anibou, Sydney
It was with much pleasure that James Salmond launched his latest collection of exquisite furniture pieces this week. Classic and contemporary is his trademark and doesn’t he do it so beautifully. The thought he puts into each piece is very evident……his wonderful style shining!!
He is always on the hunt for original bits and pieces that he can incorporate into his designs or take inspiration from in some fashion. The cabinet above has been designed around his collection of small stone bottles….only James could create such an elegant piece with the choice of timber and design complimenting the warmth and earthy texture of the bottles.
James explains that this classic chair covered in gold with stud trim is the perfect size, height and proportion to have as a pair with side table in any room adjacent to the dining room…..simply add them in to your dining room setting for extra seating. All furniture is custom made to order with of course your favourite fabric.
I do have to say that James has impeccable taste and style when choosing the perfect fabric to suit his pieces of furniture. The fabrics in his showroom currently are particularly fabulous……grey, gunmetal and gold…..the future direction we are told.
images: tess brennan
The tall bookcases above show his fine ability to combine classic elements yet create a contemporary piece…in fact a piece that would be at home in any interior…as long as you had the ceiling height!!
These bookcases were my favourite pieces in the showroom. When I mentioned this to James he replied “you know you have created something special when you want to take it home” …I guess they are a favourite of his too.
The Country Trader has done it again……the most stylish range of classic furniture !!!
Just when we thought we knew the showroom so well. This is a range of custom made furniture designed to look like it has been stripped and recovered many times…..that beautiful distressed and aged feel.
The styles themselves are divine…the sort of pieces and styles that are normally quite difficult to find….the classic lines and proporton of the furniture makes it unique.
These chairs and sofas can be left to look as though they have been handed down from generation to generation or be reupholstered to capture their former glory !!!!