They lurk between the shelves of a bookcase, or get noticed when they light up a room. Décor complements offer countless configurations, as in the case of tables that transform into architectural objects, suitable for multiple contexts: from the sofa to the living room, they offer handy surfaces that complete any setting.
The Solid Steel table family (on cover) by Rodolfo Dordoni has created for Minotti reflects clear roots in the Seventies: glossy and reflecting finishes, rigorous volumes, overlaid or cantilevered. The Solid Steel models are blocks on one level or two staggered levels; in the double variant the finishes of the upper top are in glossy lacquer or open-pore coated ash wood, while the lower volume has a structure in mirror-finish steel with a reflecting top.
The new Ghia system of tables Studio Altherr Désile Park has designed for Arper offers great variety of forms and finishes, permitting the creation of infinite combinations. The bases, available in three heights, can have a single central support or three legs, while the tops are large, with an organic form, but also circular in smaller or medium sizes. The materials keep an eye on sustainability: MDF with paint finish in the colors terracotta or sage green, European oak with natural or black finish, or Venetian terrazzo for the small top, in a pale or dark tone.
Alessandro Di Prisco has designed a complement for Ronda Design. Dub has three functions: pouf, side table or storage unit. Made in metal and available in two sizes, it has a reversible lid for easy transformation from a tabletop to a practical seat, thanks to the padding on one side. Dub can be opened entirely to become a useful storage unit, ready to house cushions, magazines and much more.
Blume System by Sebastian Herkner for Pedrali is a set of décor complements with a sophisticated profile in extruded aluminium. The modules, available in various sizes, can be utilized in various configurations: from a two-level bedside unit to a bookcase system with three or four shelves. The support structure is in steel, attached by means of die-cast aluminium parts without visible bolts, to bring out the precious details of the legs with an adjustable, strong and self-supporting foot.
Elegant and essential, Tucano designed by Monica Förster for Zanotta is a desk with a framework in steel tubing that creates the support for a thin cowhide top, made as a single piece shaped and resting on the structure.
Oltralpe by Inga Sempé for Glas Italia is a storage cabinet made in special reflecting glass, with softly curved forms. The structure in layered glass is completely reflective, both inside and outside. The doors, with their distorted, blurry reflections, make the material seem almost liquid, with gentle blumotion closure, opened by means of cylindrical handles.
Marble makes the Emma table lamp by Contardi into a design object that enhances any room. The base is in green Guatemala or white Calacatta marble, while the diffuser is a white opaline sphere whose pure, harmonious presence spreads uniform light into the entire space.
Light can also warm the living area, thanks to small table lamps like Luna by Cantori (designed by Sante Cantori), with an anthracite iron finish and a metal circle that encloses three quarters of a glass core, while the remaining quarter hosts a stem that emerges from the circle to rest on the base. Inside the screen-printed glass with its marble effect, the LED light source brightens and warms the host space.
There are many objects that inhabit the living area and provide good looks, functional quality and high technology, such as Beosound Emerge, the home speaker by Bang & Olufsen based on the compact form of a book, designed by Benjamin Hubert of the studio Layer to adapt perfectly to any location in the home, discreetly hidden or clearly visible on a shelf. Beosound Emerge Gold Tone has an oak covering wrapping the soft Kvadrat fabric visible on the back.
The screen from the Ava Collection created by David Lopez Quincoces for Boffi|DePadova interprets the finest traditions of Scandinavian and Brazilian design, like the rest of the pieces in the collection. Featuring attention to detail and elegant craftsmanship of solid wood, it is based (like the seats and tables) on careful assembly of parts in walnut-stained ash wood. The parts in Vienna straw generate an optical effect of greater lightness and transparency.
Gong by Marconato & Zappa for Porada is a mirror with rounded forms, resting on a structure in solid ash wood and provided with a rear plate for attachment to the wall.
The Kigi accessory by Living Divani (design Junpei & Iori Tamaki) catches the eye due to its unconventional form. This is a freestanding complement composed of a coat rack in aluminium tubing, covered with wood veneer, on which to attach a curved part in solid wood that functions as a hook to hang up handbags and jackets, also with a small valet table in solid wood.
Furry friends can also enjoy objects created for their comfort, so Giorgetti offers Bau-House by Giancarlo Bosio & Giorgetti R&D, an elegant pet bed with a double layer of woven leather, available in various colors. The internal cushion is covered in washable fabric.