Interior design, like fashion, follows cyclical patterns. The trends that have marked the history of interior design find their way into our homes. While it’s tempting to embrace these design trends, the key is to make the right combinations without going overboard. Join us as we take a comfortable seat and embark on a journey to discover our design sofas through the styles and various artistic movements that have shaped the rules of interior design.
The Art Nouveau movement, known as Liberty style in Italy, emerged in the 1920s, bringing with it floral motifs and a distinct decorative elegance. This style featured sweet, sinuous lines that harmoniously intertwined, showcasing a refined stylisation of nature in contrast to modernity. It exuded a romantic and dreamy aesthetic. Our sofa Golden is reminiscent of this style with its metallic feet, and in a velvet version, it strikes the perfect balance between modernity and soft lines.
The Bauhaus school, founded in 1919 in Germany by architect Walter Gropius, aimed to integrate the teaching of applied arts, fine arts, and technology. It later evolved into a distinct interior design style that sought to eliminate any floral, soft, or redundant elements. This new style embraced minimalism and a unique rigor, eschewing frills. It’s recognizable by clean lines, simplicity, sleek forms, large windows, and the use of “modern” materials. In the realm of design sofas, our Universal model, with its crisp and well-defined lines, embodies the minimalist idea of “modern” architecture.
Color, Comfort, and Floral Prints
The 1950s marked the post-war era’s revival. The introduction of household appliances and modernity into Italian homes signified well-being and comfort. Vivid colors, rounded shapes, and floral prints dominated Italian households, all inspired by the American Dream. Functionality, comfort, and modularity were the keywords for 1950s interior design. This period witnessed the triumph of both American and Scandinavian styles, as well as the birth of Italian design. Our America model, with its soft lines and angular version, harks back to this time when everything seemed possible, and a little was enough to dream big.
The 1970s saw a fusion of psychedelic forms and pure minimalism. During this decade, walls remained colorful, in contrast to black and white checkered floors. Vibrant shades blended with the use of wood, polished concrete, and natural stones. This era was characterized by macro prints and optical illusions. The use of black and white, geometric shapes, and especially horizontal and vertical lines invaded Italian homes. Armchairs and sofas began to undergo transformations compared to the 1950s, becoming more linear in shape and leaning toward minimalism. Among our design sofas, the Austin model embodies this period’s minimalist and elegant style.
After this journey through various artistic movements, we invite you to visit our nearest store and choose the model that suits you best, already inspired by the rich tapestry of design history.