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Flou & Natevo at Salone del Mobile Milano
Innovative developments, stylish design and quality materials, eye-catching details and luxurious finishes: Flou and Natevo will be presenting all of these at the forthcoming 2017 International Furniture Salon in Milan. The company’s passion began back in 1978, and has intensified year on year.
Next year Flou will celebrate a big birthday: 40 years of success since its foundation, 4 decades that have flown by in the blink of an eye.
Design Carlo Colombo
This double-size bed does not pass unnoticed. It has been refined with the addition of metal trim that anchors the covers to the sides of the headboard, exalting the padding and the softness.
The trim is available in three finishes – polished gold, matt burnished, polished black nickel – that stylishly match any type of cover material.
The bed base is also padded and three versions are available: a mattress support with adjustable slats that can be disassembled, a space-saving storage container or the new Motion4 base with electric movements. The bed base and the headboard are supplied with completely removable covers in fabric, leather or ecopelle. Amal can accommodate four mattresses sizes: 160x200 cm, 170x200 cm, 180x200 cm, 200x200 cm; in addition, a special length of 210 cm is available on request.
Design Carlo Colombo
The floor-standing LED lamp is beautiful even when switched off. Its personality radiates from the elegant curves of the diffuser, the result of skilful crafting of hide.
The steel structure has been given the same finishes as the metal trim that embellishes the bed Amal: polished gold, matt burnished, polished black nickel. The hide diffuser is available in a range of 9 colors: natural, moka, black, burgundy, tobacco, sand, mud, nut brown, dove gray. Available with on/off foot switch or Casambi: a smart lighting system that allows lighting control via smartphone or tablet.
Design Massimo Castagna
The sofa Tay creates the perfect mood of the moment. It draws attention to the living room as the hub of the home, ideal for congregating and socializing.The sofa consists of four basic units. The back and seat cushions are produced in different shapes and sizes to allow maximum freedom of choice to create the most versatile and flexible seating arrangements: linear, corner arrangements, with or without backrests, with or without armrests, with a side extension to create a chaise longue and much more besides. The structure rests on feet in cast aluminum.
The completely removable covers are available in fabric, leather or Ecopelle Dollaro. Exceptional comfort of the seat cushions is guaranteed by the memory form core.
The arrangement is completed with comfortable lower back and decorative cushions. Their fabric, leather and ecopelle covers are removable.
Dimensions of the basic units: 80x80 cm, 110x80cm, 140x80cm, 110x140cm.
To guarantee exceptional comfort, a layer of memoryform has been used for the core of the seat cushions.
The combination of different shapes, sizes and heights leads to an infinity of arrangements that can be completed with side tables to complete the artistically delightful ensemble.
design massimo castagna
The delightful personality of these side tables is exalted by the combination of different materials that have the same chromatic palette. The table tops are a classical rectangular shape, in some cases designed to snugly nestle against the sofa, enhancing the esthetic appearance of the ensemble. The structure is eucalyptus heartwood; the top is available in matt eucalyptus wood or marble in the following colors: corallo beige; Carrara white, Emperador, Orobico grey, Silk Georgette, Calacatta Gold, Bamboo and Ash Grey.
Measurements: 45x40xh50 cm - 75x40xh50 xm - 100x40xh50 cm.
Design Massimo Castagna
Side tables with a solid steel base and tops in a range of diameters that can be positioned at the center of the living room or beside the sofas. An exciting range of tops is available. In addition to glass and
eucalyptus wood, there is a wide range of luxurious marbles in the following colors: corallo beige; Carrara white, Emperador, Orobico grey, Silk Georgette, Calacatta Gold, Bamboo and Ash Grey
Measurements: Ø 45xh45.5 cm – Ø 480xh30 cm - Ø 1200xh25 cm
Design Massimo Castagna
An attractive furnishing accessory as well as a practical lamp. What makes this lamp very special is the delightful contrasting combination of the materials used: marble, glass, metal, mirror.
Its circular mirrored disk has a dual function: it reflects light and when rotated manually, orients and directs the rays to create a mood. The solid base has been produced in luxurious Calacatta gold marble; it incorporates the light source and supports the original metallic diffuser.
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Design Giulio Manzoni
A transformable wall unit with a practical sofa and a stowaway double-size bed, mirror. During the day, it is a comfortable two-seater sofa with completely removable fabric. The sofa sits below a large mirror with polished chrome or matt burnished edges. By pulling the handles inserted in the sides of the mirror, the wall unit rotates and forms the support feet when the bed is horizontal; the bed is now ready for sleep. The mattress support is slatted and the bed is complete with a mattress (160x200xH20 cm), duvet cover, a soft headboard with removable covers and a handy shelf-nightstand.
The bed can be stowed away easily; when it is raised, the feet are recessed and the sofa and mirror reappear. The finishes of the internal and external surfaces of the wall unit can be customized thanks to a comprehensive selection of lacquer colors and scratch-proof heat-structured finishes from the Flou collection. A patented mechanism guarantees the perfect closure of the wall-unit, protecting the bed from dust and eliminating the anti-esthetic belts that, in similar units on the market, hold the mattress in a vertical position.
Design Giulio Manzoni
A ‘day-night’ transformable system consisting of a wall-unit with a large compartmentalized shelf, a two-seater sofa with completely removable fabric and a stowaway double-size bed.
The wall unit is pulled down, the sofa disappears to reveal a ready-made bed. It has a soft padded headboard with removable covers, a slatted support and a 160x200xH20 cm mattress.
When the shelf drops down, it acts as the support base for the bed. It also rotates when the wall unit is pulled down and there is no need to empty it as it transforms from one arrangement to the other.
The finishes of the internal and external surfaces of the wall unit can be freely customized thanks to a choice of lacquer colors and scratch-proof heat-structured finishes from the Flou collection.
A patented mechanism guarantees the perfect closure of the wall-unit, (complete with security lock) protecting the bed from dust and eliminating the anti-esthetic belts that, hold the mattress in a vertical position.
Design Emanuela Garbin - Mario Dell’Orto
The Borgonuovo family has a new addition - a classical, luxurious sofa that is perfect for any ambience. Its shape, elegance and comfort won it the appreciation of the public at the 2016 International Furniture Salon. The 2- and 3-seater sofa already in the catalogue have now been joined by a new maxi 2-seater version and a large pouf. The completely removable covers in fabric, leather or Ecopelle
Dollaro are also available with frills and pleated corners.
Design Matteo Nnunziati
Suggestive ‘behind the bed’ unit with surfaces split into square and rectangular panels in a range of sizes. These are surrounded by wooden frames in bronzed or gris sablé lacquered wood.
The panels also have removable covers in fabric, leather or ecopelle, with exception of the two positioned on the sides of the beds, that have a Coffee Brown oak or Rialto Canaletto walnut finish. Led light sources have been integrated in the unit. The result is an elegant wall unit that is soft and cushioned; it is fixed to the wall at the center allowing the two side wings to be oriented as required.
The ensemble is completed with an additional Led light source integrated in the upper frame. Available with on/off foot switch or Casambi: a smart lighting system that allows lighting control via smartphone or tablet.
Measurements: L 504xH 170xP 8 cm.
Design Matteo Nunziati
The Tekton collection was inspired by the works by the Danish designer Hans Wegner, one of the most influential representatives of Modernism, a movement that combines organic shapes, elegance and function. The backrest and armrests of the armchair have been produced from a single piece of heartwood. The shape begins on the vertical axis of the backrest to reach the horizontal axis of the armrests through a spiral connector.
Tekton table_ Every detail contributes to the strong personality of this dining table. A round or oval version of this wooden table are available with two luxurious finishes (Coffee Brown oak or Rialto Canaletto walnut). A sensation of unexpected lightness contrasts with its real solidity and is conferred by the elegant space that separates the table top from the truncated oval heartwood legs, a characteristic that is repeated in the chairs and armchairs.
Measurements: round Ø200xH76 cm – oval 280x140xH76 cm.
Optional Lazy Susy _ This is a top for dishes. It is positioned in the center of the round or oval table. It is raised 5 cm with respect to the table top and is fitted with a LED light (battery rechargeable) that creates a feeling of suggestion and harmony. The round version can revolve.
Tekton chair and armchair_ An exercise in style is an apt description for this elegant seating with its structure inspired by organic shapes. In both the chairs and the armchairs, an interesting esthetic touch is added by the spiral connector that joins the backrest, the legs and the armrests created from a single piece of heartwood. The pieces are available with Coffee Brown oak or Rialto Canaletto walnut finishes, and rest on the truncated oval legs that characterize the table. For the chair, the seat cushion is padded and the fabric, leather or ecopelle covers can be completely removed. For the armchair, the padded portion is a comfortable cocoon and again, the covers in fabric, leather or ecopelle can be completely removed. Measurements: L 65xP63xH77 cm
Design Matteo Nunziati
This elegant bookcase has been added to the Continuum Collection. Its height allows it to complement the sofa or be used as a functional unit positioned behind the sofa. The structure is available in two finishes: bronzed or gris sablé with thick glass partitions and shelves available with a Coffee brown oak or Rialto Canaletto walnut finishes; heat-structured with a scratch-proof, Continuum, Style, Epoque and River finishes. Measurements: L102x64x40 - L135x64x40
Available with on/off foot switch or Casambi: a smart lighting system that allows lighting control via smartphone or tablet. Two new finishes are available for the bookcase of the Continuum collection: Rialto Canaletto walnut (in the photo) or Coffee Brown oak.
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