Alga – New addition to the Paulo Antunes family

The Paulo Antunes creation stands for luxury, maximum comfort and handcrafted excellence. Conceived by a spirit of cooperation between craftsmanship, design and well- being, the Paulo Antunes collection always conveys a sense of visual comfort. The products are articulated between the handwork, the ancestral technique and design. After years of experience developing pieces of furniture they have developed high level of knowhow on custom made and bespoke projects for residential and projects all over the world. Based on this extensive experience and looking forward to a new challenges Paulo Antunes decided to launch nationally and internationally a new brand called Alga. Alga will cover all the custom made for residential clients and contract services for the hotel sector with the same high quality and client service that Paulo Antunes have. We will see some of the prominent projects from Alga in this blog

Martin’s Red champels is a star hotel in Belgium whose project was taken up by Alga. The combination of vibrant colour and monochrome tone is creating a playful atmosphere in this lounge area of the hotel. Some brilliant designs in furniture displayed with signature furniture from Paulo Antunes.

O Artista Hotel in Lisbon featuring bar and restaurant set up adorned in Alga.
O Artista Hotel in Lisbon featuring bar and restaurant set up adorned in Alga.
Hotel Koebe Klinic in Germany featuring the famous furniture from Alga. The set-up is an emergency room of hotel with sofas and chairs from the brand.
Hotel Koebe Klinic in Germany featuring the famous furniture from Alga. The set-up is an emergency room of hotel with sofas and chairs from the brand.

The Portuguese brands of excellence brings its best to Lisbon with gorgeous collection of furniture for O Artista hotel.

The new addition will surely spin the magic of Portuguese craftsmanship around the world and India welcomes this brand through the open doors of Spacio.

In Focus: New collection by Designer Anna Kraitz for Maleras

Maleras the Swedish crystal art brand honcho since 1890 brings their newest products housed at Spacio. Today in this blog we will experience crystal beauty in products named Padam from the famous designer Anna Kraitz listed with the brand. The products featured under Padam is craftsmanship crossed with passion. The votive and vases communicates beauty in simplicity through crystal art. Some of her work in crystal can be seen below.

Padam yellow vase, mouth blown vase in crystal, handmade in Sweden.
Padam yellow vase, mouth blown vase in crystal, handmade in Sweden.

Padam Votive in green
Padam Votive in green

Padam bowl green
Padam bowl green
Padam vase greige in colour
Padam vase greige in colour

 

Clear vase from Padam collection looks classy in any setting
Clear vase from Padam collection looks classy in any setting

Brief on the designer

Everyday life inspires me. Sometimes trivial observations that I want to share, other times the topics seem more existential. But mostly, the simple, small and everyday events matters the most.

The above quote and designs by Anna Kraitz shows her uniqueness in work. Born in Sweden itself Anna has studied at Beckman’s Design College in Stockholm and the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. She is recognized for her creations in furniture and porcelain items. Crystal is a new domain she has ventured into, but with her curiosity and stylish artistry she manages to create future classics.

Paulo Antunes Tables for a Visual Treat

The Paulo Antunes creation stands for luxury, maximum comfort and  handcrafted excellence. Conceived by a spirit of cooperation between craftsmanship, design and well- being, the Paulo Antunes collection always conveys a sense of visual comfort. The products are articulated between the handwork, the ancestral technique and design. We will be browsing through some of their lovely collection of side tables and tables which conveys visual comfort beyond imagination.

The BOARD side tables are Nordic-in­spired item, thanks to its simplistic design, taking us to the natural element of life. Its functionality is maximized, since its Ash top, inspired in a plate is removable from the lacquered metal structure.

The CROWN table, as its name suggests, is the personification of a crown. This ta­ble, due to the complexity of its handmade structure in solid Ash wood, makes it one of the stars of ‘North’ Collection. Its com­plexity and robustness makes it strongly elegant. The contrast of the opened design and the robustness of the Ash makes it strongly elegant.

The HEMINGWAY table will make you want to work, study and, most likely, create. The detail in leather is just the necessary com­plement.

Side Table

The table in Oak and the bench in Oak and lacquered, are undoubtedly, inspired on the format of a pencil. It is a very strong item, as far as its lines are concerned, making every atmosphere singular and less formal. This can be an ideal addition for kids room.

Goebel: A summary on Artis Orbis Collection

“Tradition is not about preserving ashes, but about passing on fire“. This quote has been proved right by the German based porcelain honchos Goebel. The result is new and individual collector’s items in high quality, made by skilful hands trained porcelain painters and modellers.

Since the foundation of the company, special emphasis has always been given to artistic expression, quality and the finest craftsmanship. Goebel tells you how with experience, in close cooperation with renowned artists and designers, objects of porcelain, glass and similar materials become something very special. This is what the founders envisioned, and this is what quickly made Goebel an international success story. Dreams became reality.

Goebel deals with aesthetic things making life more beautiful, the little luxury for one’s soul. Goebel give spleasure – spontaneously but with lasting effect. No matter if it is traditional or trendy, the large assortment satisfies almost everyone’s taste.

The blog today on Goebel is about its famous Artis Orbis Collection. Artis Orbis collection from Goebel presents paintings of world famous artists as editions for collectors for a discerning clientele. Elaborate production and high quality manual work result in products of elegance and style. The exclusive and limited collections of Artis Orbis will let you re-experience great art. Artis Orbis is a versatile range and we will look into some of the artist great work through this collection.

Katsushika Hokusai’s series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” became his most popular work. It includes the famous “Great Wave off Kanagawa”

Jean Baptiste Robie’s first success came in 1843 with a series of still lives with flowers and fruits in the tradition of the great Dutch masters from the 17th century. The cult around the rose is to be found in many of Robie’s works. His extraordinary technique, the detailed and imaginative presentation and the filigree textures soon made him famous in the world of art.

The almond tree porcelain flower vase from Goebel is an exquisite limited edition piece inspired by the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. Today his paintings belongs to the most expensive art gallery of the world.

Two years ago, Goebel successfully launched the two motifs peacock and parakeets by Louis Comfort Tiffany into the Artis Orbis collection. In 2018 a wall picture, a lamp, two vases and two useful items for everyday life enrich the series.

An icon of the Jazz Age, painter Tamara de Lempicka was an Art Deco diva. Her art and her life of great wealth, indiscriminate sexuality and endless intrigues epitomized 1920’s excess and indulgence. Tamara was a great beauty, a Polish aristocratic refugee of the Russian Revolution, she fled to Paris, where she studied art and made herself a name with her cool, sleek sensual painting style; a style that soon came to epitomize the glamorous Art Deco ‘look’.

Last but not the least in the list discover the Art Nouveau artist Gustav Klimt and his works of art through Artis Orbis collection.

Hence a composition of noble elements has made Goebel an extraordinary brand which has found a special place in Spacio.

Agrippa: Putting Face to Dreams

Agrippa furniture’s previously known as Camus is designed with the conviction to find something beyond geometry. They seek the origin of certain feelings, linked to sensory experiences. Their furniture’s are designed in certain way where they are to be seen, touched and above all to feel. Putting a face to dreams is what they believe in.

Their designs are handcrafted, with all rigor and perfection of craftsmanship. We will be witnessing some of their mesmerising furniture pieces through this blog.

American walnut, Esgrima Console
American walnut, Esgrima Console

Esgrima
Made with solid American walnut, Esgrima Console utilizes the naturalistic concept of simple shapes joining to create a sum of beautiful unison.

Agrippa & Agrippina
Agrippa & Agrippina

Who would imagine a furniture in the form of a couple? Well Agrippa has in its bouquet a furniture set which acts like one.

Agrippa and Agrippina make virtue of frailty and explore the concept of a couple as a matter of design.

The male-female duality is present in its multiple positions. The pair of assassins ready for action from the top of the sky. We can also see identical twins with a slight difference in size that mark their quadrupedal step with military discipline.

Agrippa and Agrippina, two tables ready to walk, fly and make love at any time.

Isadora Lounge Chairs
Isadora Lounge Chairs

The Isadora Lounge Chair features a sculptural solid American walnut frame. The beautiful pitch and the curve back wraps around the body like a glove. The resilient seat gives great support while also keeping maintaining its shape with a taut finish. The back has a sculptural shaped support which gives it a beautiful look on all sides.

The MD & Creative Head of Spacio Furniture Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Furniture is the amalgamation of art and craft for me. What separates Agrippa from the rest is that you can actually feel their furniture where the law of geometry is defied in order to create something so beautiful that your jaw literally drops. Quirky and classy that’s how I would like to define Agrippa furniture.”