Italian furniture ideas for inspiration
Italy is famous for its design flair. It’s a country that is renowned for being a trendsetter and has produced some of the most famous furniture designers in the world, from Gio Ponti to Ettore Sottsass. If you’re looking for expressive interiors pieces that feel truly individual then the Italian furniture range is a goldmine of inspiration. See our Italian furniture ideas to get you going.
Zeppelin Pendant Light
Light fixtures and fittings offer some of the best potential for style expression, no matter which room you’re looking to enhance. This Zeppelin Pendant Light is a thoroughly unique piece with haunting aesthetic and distinctive cobweb design. The light is the work of Italian brand Flos and offers an update to the classic chandelier – the steel structure has been covered with a ‘cocoon’ resin to create the dramatic finish and the light is lit from the inside with candle style lamps.
Question Mark Swivel Chair
Tonon is an Italian brand that manufacturers all of its products in Italy and has built a reputation as a creator of innovative European design. The question mark – designed by Stefan Heiliger – is a prime example of this cutting edge approach, crafted to be almost sculptural with its smooth curves and gravity defying structure. The Question Mark Swivel Chair is comfortable too – with an injected foam seat – and comes in a range of fabrics and colours, from leather to a bold pink.
If there’s one thing you can guarantee from Italian design it’s that the finish will always be chic without being impractical. The Zara Sofa is a fine example of just how much Italian design has managed to effortlessly fuse together the need for comfort and functionality with exceptionally stylish design. The sleek, contemporary lines are available in a choice of fabrics and leathers so you can opt for the finish that best brings your dreams to life. Plus, the Zara Sofa has electric and manual recliner options for ultimate comfort.
Inbox Square Modular Wall Storage
Self-expression in interior design is often about making a statement with every day design – and there’s nothing more every day than storage. This Inbox Square Modular Wall Storage from Italian brand Calligaris is 100% Italian made and has been created to be durable, as well as super stylish. You can even design your own modular formations from the units, offering the ultimate channel for self-expression over and over again. The units are available in a range of glossy, muted colours and in either horizontal with lift-up or drop-down doors or vertical with left- or right-hand opening doors.
Empire 3 Door Sideboard
The sideboard has made a triumphant return to interiors trends in recent years, in part thanks to brands like Porada that have updated this classic piece of furniture in such beautiful, elegant way. In this piece, the mirrored frame and wooden finishes make a statement, without showing off, and the concave doors are a distinctive design detail. The storage benefits are obvious and the range of door finishes – from walnut to black lacquer – provide plenty of options for individual tastes.