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lue, a touch of yellow, and graphic details inspired by tribal prints. This living room is filled with colours of the sea and African magic, revisited with an urban touch. The carpet is as light as a wicker mat and it's decorated with ethno-chic geometric prints, while the sky blue sofa fits perfectly with the woven armchair. Stools and small tables pop up in the room, as if they have just appeared from a Dakar souk. You won't need anything more to evoke faraway lands: sitting on your sofa will feel like being on an exotic holiday. 

Our must-haves

The sky blue sofa.

Small sized or maxi, modern or traditional. Either way, it has to be in the colours of the sea. The sofa we want is pale blue, bright cobalt, or turquoise, evoking summer and an immediate feel of freshness.

The moven armchair.

The ideal seat to enjoy a state of total relaxation: embracing, rounded, with that immediate “cocooning” effect that only a nest can provide. Even better if it's made of woven technical textiles: it is even fresher and can be used on the terrace.

The adjustable lamp.

A stark lamp, with lots of spots light which allow for a high degree of customization and adjustment. The ideal piece to highlight the contemporary ethnic style of the room. 

Our style notes

Tribal patterns.

Tricolour geometric motifs and a shimmering graphic inspired by decorations on tribal fabrics. The carpet here is ideal for any season: it is perfect in summer, when it reinvents the ethnic style, but its versatility makes it a suitable piece also for the colder seasons, when it can light up the winter greyness of the urban living room.

Handcrafted low tables.

In wood, stone, marble: fundamental here is the craftsmanship touch. With its African style, it immediately makes us dream of a journey towards faraway lands.


Geometric, coloured and different from each other: this is the rule for the ideal combination of vases. It doesn't matter if they are real souvenirs or old wedding presents: they just need to be mixed, and they will give the house a familiar yet cosmopolitan feel. 

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