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Tag Archives: Sancal
Furniture by Sancal never fails to astonish and their latest offering, The Majestic Collection, is no exception. Unveiled at Salone de Mobile 2015, all their unconventional behaviour that we’ve come to expect is present. The trademark humour, surrealism, innovation and downright cleverness is displayed in force.
The whimsical muse for the collection was opulent palaces and decorative styles used by monarchs throughout history. The result is intentionally impossible yet practical, each piece maintaining a chic appearance that remains far from the staid perpetual imitation of the past that is so often promoted as ‘elegant’.
As if from a dreamscape, each chair, sofa and table in the collection is beautifully refined, rendered from materials as important as the lines of the pieces themselves. Luxe marquetry, copper and silver accents, rich velvets and the scent of leather all play into the overall effect of luxury.
Comfort is exaggerated in the Tiptoe sofa by Sancal stalwart Rafa Garcia. Elements of Marie Antoinette in the Tonella by Note. A palace-perfect puzzle of sofas and coffee tables in the Mosaico program by Yonoh. A bit of leg in Vichy by BricherZiegler. Starched collars in Collar Mao by Skrivo and sinewy elegance in the Nudo Basic table by Juan Ibanez Lax.
Funny, fresh, strange and ethereal. A fanciful nod to the deluxe habitats and mad kings of yesteryear. The Majestic Collection is available exclusively in New Zealand from UFL.
Interior designer Jose Manuel Ferrero, was the obvious choice when Ibiza’s Hard Rock Hotel opened tapas restaurant Estado Puro in 2014. The resulting environment is both bold design statement, yet warm and comfortable, and is perfect for long evening meals or quick bites.
Much of the furniture was sourced from Spanish manufacturer Sancal, and attention to detail abounds in the Tea barstool, which has the Estado Puro logo embroidered onto the back pad. Also by Sancal are the Casta chairs, based on the castanet, and the Pion tables which are modelled on chess pieces. Arper supplied the Saya chairs designed by Lievore Altherr Molina. Here traditional elements have been given a modern twist in this quirky yet down-to-earth establishment, where Ferrero’s characteristic play on elegance, drama and history contrasts perfectly with his tongue-in-cheek take on design.
As always, Sancal’s stand was fun, quirky and innovative. Their mantra is not to be a one-size-fits-all manufacturer. And this vision spills over into their product on display at Milano which is a cohesive collection of well-designed commercial pieces.
Their Grafica collection introduced eight totally new pieces at the Salone, and if we had to pick one, it’d definitely be REW by Rafa Garcia. We’ll talk about the whole Grafica package in the Milan report but for now, REW is an acronym for rest-eat-work, and it’s a tremendously versatile chair/bench/sofa system that can be used for a variety of diverse projects that require pieces for resting, eating or working.
It’s just about time to head off on our annual pilgrimage to the Milan Furniture Fair. The Salon Internazionale del Mobile is the highlight of our year and the event that sustains and inspires us for the balance of the year. Here’s a sneak peek from a couple of our favourite brands as to what’s in store for us for this year’s fair.
Sancal will release their Gráfica collection with eight brand new products. We are especially excited about Rafa Garcia’s REW sofa and bench system.
This is the new Ema collection from Enea. Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, this multipurpose stacking chair and stool has been in the works for a few years now and we can’t wait to see the final product now in production.
And while we are focusing on soon to be released products, here’s a sneak peek into Derlot’s new Cup seat. Photography by Florian Groehn. Coming soon!
UFL represents furniture from the some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, so we’d like to showcase some of the inspirational installations from our friends in Europe which demonstrates the depth and versatility of product that we can also bring to our clients here. In Barcelona, Baas Arquitectura used both Arper’s Saya and Juno collections and the strong, cleans lines to great effect in their interior.
In Pistal, Austria, architect Bauschlager-Eberle complemented the timber interior of Café 3340 with the warm timber finish of the Woody chair, while in Berlin the Nub collection is used to great effect at the Das Stue Hotel.
And finally, across the Atlantic in Washington, five of our best suppliers came together at the Jaleo restaurant, with Sancal Tea dining chairs, Enea Lottus barstools, LZF Agatha suspension lamps, Andreu World Nub chairs and the M114 Green chairs.
Again, launched in Milano in April, comes the Elephant, one of our favourite pieces from the fair. The broad, comfy back of the Elephant contrasts with its slim legs, making it a snug place to perch in either the office or domestic environment. Designed by the Spanish studio of Nadadora, the Elephant combines diverse elements such as oak, copper, graphite, wool, linen and cotton. And the modular design of the Elephant family merges seating with built-in occasional tables which are perfect for resting your laptop or a Gin & Tonic after a hard day beating the bushes.
The Elephant will be arriving at UFL next week! Click here for more details.
We will release our annual Milano Report next month showcasing all the new and delicious product launched at the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile. In the meantime, this is a sneak peak at what’s to come.
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? What about the gorgeous Marquina 1961 Oil and Vinegar pourers. Available in single bottles or as a set of two with a tray. The perfect present for someone who has everything. Thanks to Kate at By Accident or Design for including these items in a recent Sunday magazine.
Another cute gift is the Pauli coat rack, made for us by Sancal in Spain. Hang your hat and see it move. It’s both decorative and practical. All available now at UFL.
UFL were among thousands of design disciples from across the globe who made the annual pilgrimage to Milano for the 51st Salone del Mobile in April.
We delighted in everything on offer and now take this opportunity to share with you the latest trends and fabulous new products which were launched at the fair. Click here to read our Milano Report 2012.
Our containers are currently arriving by the day and all the new products will be in the showroom from the 1st of October. So come and sit and enjoy everything that is new and fabulous!