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BEST of January #19… Our picks

January is a month for resolutions, changes (whether big or small) and design fairs. From Cologne to Paris and from Stockholm to Milan, the new year has begun with the latest trends in home décor and thus, we are taking cues on alternative ways to refresh the style of our home.

Top 10

Cologne 2019 preview: for a new conviviality

IMM Cologne, the must-see German interior design fair, has recently concluded and this year too, it has unveiled a plethora of new products. We have decided to focus on the dining area: from tables with a simple aesthetic to sleek chairs, yet ergonomic too, here are the key pieces for a new conviviality.

Books

Molteni&C: The Art of Living

A forest on the hills, the canals in Venice, the bewitching appeal of the Italian tradition and modernity too. The Art of Living by Molteni&C illustrates the way in which lifestyle blends with the beauty of Italy, combining different periods and stories.

World of accessories

Confine by La Casa di Pietra, the sculptural elegance of marble

Heavy or light, solid or fragile, eternal or perishable: marble and cardboard are at the opposite poles. Although, when paired-up they are transformed into complementary materials, capable of designing the new aesthetics of everyday life.

Stores

Happy Days and Rock ‘n’ Roll: vintage furniture from the 50s and the 60s at Bliss in Zurich

For an extraordinary journey back in time, to a period in which design was sought-after and extremely refined, the lines were elegant and sinuous, the pieces were incredibly sexy, a vintage interior design store not to be missed in Zurich.

Events

Firenze Home TexStyle: the home and nautical textile fair debuts

Set up by Firenze Fiera in partnership with Acropoli srl, the first edition of Firenze Home TexStyle, the new home and nautical textile fair, is held in the suggestive setting of Fortezza da Basso, from the 2nd to the 4th February 2019.

Table settings

An everyday table with golden geometric lines

Geometric lines lit up by golden accents; this is the new contemporary tablescape.

Objects

Iron Maiden by Diesel Living with Moroso, an indoor and outdoor armchair

Precision and comfort with a pinch of practicality. This is the most versatile armchair of 2019: designed for a living room as well as a terrace, it has a simple aesthetic that enhances personal relaxation.

World of accessories

Hybrid Collection by Tal Batit Studio, vases that combine the past with the future

Combine ancient Greek or Roman pottery with colourful vases in a distinctive contemporary style. Does this idea seem too risky?