In September 2014, Bisazza, a popular brand for luxury glass tile mosaics, launched a new cement tile collection. Going parallel with the new trends of reviving traditional floor patterns and colors, they crafted several collections and collaborated with famous designers to come up with a spectacular collection. During iSaloni, they added to the collection a line designed by India Mahdavi. The original collection included designs by non other than Paola Navone , Jaime Hayon, & Carlo Da Bianco.
Handmade in Tunisia, where cement tiles have been made for generations, Bisazza runs its own production. “The colors are more refined and we worked on the texture of the tiles to make them softer than the traditional version,” Rossella tells us. “They are handmade so every tile is different from the next, which I think is a plus. It’s not like ceramics where all the tiles are exactly the same, this one has more life and the texture is fascinating because it’s not shiny it’s more silky to the touch.”
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Quilting is back, and now its not exclusive to the classic furniture brands and designs. The detailing that was once a signature of the English Cigar lounge look has now been recreated, thanks to one of the top brands in the furniture industry that is known for its luxurious leather lounges and out of the ordinary designs. Baxter is a “unique brand devoted to a sophisticated clientele which appreciates contemporary luxury and moods that are consistently new and amazing”.
Last year Baxter released one of their icon pieces, the Chester Moon by the very famous architect and Designer Paola Navone. It was released as part of an African inspired project presented at the 2009 Maison et Objet. In this collection, leather is presented as a new and versatile material, which is the utmost expression of quality and naturalness. Paola Navone reveals a decorative, new and unexpected side of leather in this line.
The Chester Moon sofa is a fully handmade sofa that takes up 45 days of manual labor.
Baxter’s Chester moon comes in 4 dimensions and reaches up to 395cm. Whatever the finish or dimension it should be treated in the space its in as a “statement” piece, against it should be a contrasting mellow yet elegant item that would allow it to accentuate. In an amazing AD by Nespresso and featuring George Clooney, the Chester Moon sofa was used to portray a cloud in heaven, which is exactly how it feels.
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