Contemporary Cotswold house
Abitalia have recently completed this not so stereotypical Cotswold house - a stunning balance between refined contemporary details and the organic materiality of the stone. Abitalia’s involvement in the house over looking Cheltenham; included the designing and installation of the kitchen, utility kitchen, bathrooms and wardrobes, as well as supplying the stone flooring. This bespoke...
We're open and recruiting
After the summer break, Abitalia’s interior design studio in Cheltenham is now open Monday - Saturday, 9 - 5:30 or by appointment. Our design studio is located at 237 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NJ. Alternatively you can contact us on 01242 262155 or email@example.com. Now that the studio is open our attention has turned to recruiting a new member of the design team....
Summer holidays are here!
Abitalia’s design studio will be open on an appointment only basis for the month of August. 2011/2012 has been a busy year, so our designers are taking a well deserved summer break. For all enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01242 262155 We look forward to seeing you in September!
Moooi burnt chair
Currently in our studio ready to be shipped to our client’s jewellery shop in London, is the Moooi burnt chair (pictured) designed by Maarten Baas. The chair is finished with fire, with a epoxy resin to seal the beauty of the burnt wood. Have a look at the video on Moooi’s website. We’re big fans of Moooi’s creativity. Give us a call if you’re looking any of the...
Axo Light - Mini LED
In April 2012 Axo Light launched a new collection of LED lighting which will be available from September 2012. The collection includes 360 degree lighting where the technical and emotional side of lighting are considered hand in hand. The collection is perfect for the technical sector of Interior Design, where Architects or Lighting Designers pay close attention to the aesthetics of lighting...
A kaleidoscope of Foscarini design ideas
Contemporary Italian lighting company Foscarini produce lighting that enhances every space with their unique design. When thinking outside of the norm, Foscarini lights can produce extraordinary effects, like the Tress floor standing lamp that has been hung horizontal in this exceptional exhibition (pictured).
Falper fire place
A brand new collection of fireplaces from contemporary Italian manufacturer Falper, designed by Giovanna Talocci. Beautifully slim, minimal shapes that bring light and warmth to everyday spaces inside the home and outdoors. The collection of freestanding fireplaces are available in a range of different colours and can also be made to specific dimensions, something that Falper are widely...
Wish we were here...
The great British summer time is up on us, beginning with the most rain the month of June has ever seen. However we hope these beautiful photographs from Gandia Blasco help transport you to a much warmer climate, as they do us. Gandia Blasco are a Spanish contemporary outdoor furniture company and the set of photographs above are from one of the brands latest projects in Belgium. Featuring...
Timbercombe Gate, Cheltenham
Abitalia have recently furnished a contemporary new build show home in Cheltenham. One of ten homes, the development lies in the Charlton Kings area of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The modern kitchen has been designed, supplied and installed by Abitalia. With contrasting dark wenge tall units along the back wall, the white matt lacquer base units and breakfast bar open up the space. An...
Emu outdoor garden furniture delivered by Abitalia
Early this morning, Abitalia delivered the beautiful Heaven armchair, sofa and table to our client in the Cotswolds. The outdoor furniture collection is called Ivy, designed by Paola Navone. The contemporary garden furniture is inspired by the ancient art of topiary, creating “furniture-sculptures” that are light and minimal, exploiting the versatility of the metal. The combination of the...
Gandia Blasco: summer is here
E0 is the latest kitchen system from Tuscan brand Effeti. Shown at the Milan fair earlier this year the E0 range is a competitive collection from a very high quality kitchen manufacturer. Exclusively in a matt lacquer finish the 45 degree angled doors act as recessed handles. It is the simplicity in the detailing of its basic elements that focuses on the essential functionality of kitchen...
horm now on display at abitalia
Last month Abitalia mentioned that the Horm Twist coat stand was the latest product to join their studio display and here it is. In a multi-coloured stained beach finish, the Twist is a playful and interesting coat rack, designed to be both practical and beautiful. The Twist coat stand retails at £270 (inc VAT) and is available directly from Abitalia, 237 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham,...
Axo Light launch new website
Contemporary Italian lighting manufacturer Axo Light launch new website ready for Summer 2012. With a new user friendly search element and more selective filters, you can quickly choose a preferred product, and any information you need is available to download from the products section. Abitalia are the authorised stockist of Axo Light in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. If you are interested in...
Santambrogiomilano dining table delivered by...
There are times when things are just right. When nothing more can be added or there’s a need to take something away. These moments happen in design when time, effort and energy have transformed a concept to reality. This afternoon Abitalia delivered and assembled a 3 metre Santambrogiomilano dining table for our client in Cheltenham. The 3 x 1m glass dining table sits beautifully within...
Follow abitalia on Pinterest
After blogging earlier this week that contemporary lighting company Foscarini had joined the social media website Pinterest, Abitalia requested an invite. Now the Abitalia Pinterest page is live with lots of images already pinned. Follow us now for regular updates on products, suppliers and what Abitalia enjoy. Pinterest is the latest social media network to join Abitalia’s Twitter and...
Kristalia present Blio
Bookcase Blio by Neuland for Kristalia is now available. Inspired by book shelving in libraries, the Blio modular bookcase is intended to be explored. Made for both home or office, with access from the sides of the units and in a white matt lacquer the modular systems is minimal in look. The units are made up of elements that can be used as stand alone pieces or to produce large...
Aluminium wall panels from Bysteel
At this years Milan fair, Abitalia viewed the latest range of wall panels from Italian manufacturer Bysteel. Made from aluminium these innovative wall panels can be used indoor or outdoor. The Ra collection pictured above in a cor-ten finish shows an enriched colour that can work well outdoors where other less interesting materials may normally be used. For example in parking garages where...
We at Abitalia are constantly updating our vast library of suppliers and the latest manufacturer to join the Abitalia network is contemporary bathroom company Makro. Makro offer creative solutions to bathroom design by exploring new technologies and innovation in bathroom furniture. Designers, architects and engineers work together to develop products that are available for the most complicated...
As Pinterest rapidly becomes the latest in social media networking, international brands join the trend to ‘pin’ their own products, projects and inspiration. Foscarini is the latest brand stocked by Abitalia in Cheltenham to join Pinterest, regularly updating their account with news, events, designers and much more. Whilst Abitalia patiently wait for our Pinterest invitation, do...
New Products from Pedrali
Shot on the Pedrali stand at the Salone del Mobile this year, the video explores Pedrali’s new products and collections for 2012. Abitalia are the authorised stockist for Pedrali in Gloucestershire. For any enquiries please contact email@example.com
Awaglass by Norihiko Terayama
Quooker hot tap on display
Abitalia is a retailer for Quooker boiling hot water taps in Cheltenham. The instant hot water tap has become an integral part to the modern kitchen. When Abitalia design a kitchen, by default we specify the incredibly practical boiling water tap. In addition, Abitalia install a Everpure Claris water filter system that provides purified water both to the Quooker and main kitchen tap. This simple...
Horm Twist coat stand
The latest addition to the Cheltenham contemporary furniture shop Abitalia, is the Twist coat stand from the brilliant design company Horm. The playful coat rack is constructed by 8 steam-curved natural beech strips. The flexibility and tension creates stability and strength. The version in our studio is the multi-coloured stained beach. Available to purchase for £270 (inc VAT). 4 - 6 week...
Kristalia at Clerkenwell Design Week
Bolon and Missoni collaboration
Abitalia are big fans of Swedish contemporary flooring company Bolon. Last month saw Bolon introduce their latest collaboration with Missoni at the Salone del Mobile. This video showcases a glimpse at the design process from cat walk to flooring.
Birdie ceiling, wall and small table lamp
Last month at the Salone del Mobile, contemporary lighting company Foscarini launched their floor standing Birdie light in three new versions; ceiling, wall mounted and table lamp. The Birdie design represents that of a young tree with the thin rod resembling a branch. It’s contemporary in design yet it’s lamp shade resonates that of traditional lighting. The small table lamp...
When interior architecture meets architecture
We had to blog this morning’s installation of the 40mm Marrone Etrusco quartz stone top for the latest Effeti kitchen being installed by Abitalia. Why? Abitalia work on many contemporary kitchens, yet this is a prime example of how interior architecture integrates beautifully with the architecture of the home. The beautiful natural stone sourced and supplied by Abitalia was used in a...
Novacolor's Ironic Oxidized metal finish
Abitalia work with the Venetian Plasterer to create unique wall and floor finishes on our projects. Recently exhibited in Milan, the new oxidised metal finish is something we intended to use. If you want to set your project apart, contact Abitalia on 01242 262155 Below is a video showing how the finish is created. Apart from the music, it’s worth watching the company show two versions...
Poltrona Frau celebrates 100 years
The Milan fair 2012 saw Italian furniture brand Poltrona Frau celebrate 100 years of design. Exhibiting in the Design Village Poltrona Frau showcased their latest products and innovations. One such product was from the British designer Benjamin Hubert. The Juliet armchair is the winner of the design contest held by the company to celebrate this important event between twelve talented designers...
Space Between pop up art gallery
This Saturday, 5th May, sees the first ‘Space Between’ pop up art gallery in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Space Between is a project set up to showcase young and aspiring artists of all design professions. Whether it be graphic design, painting, illustration or fashion, all design talents will be on display. If you’d like to know more about the event or get involved with...
The Behive now available in suspension
The Behive table lamp by contemporary lighting company Foscarini is now available in a suspension version. Launched this month at the Milan fair, the Behive was designed by Werner Aisslinger, involving a highly complex engineering process. With it’s downward directional light, the suspended Behive retains all of its original character. You may have seen Abitalia blog about the Behive...
Novamobili hinged wardrobes
Recently installed by Abitalia, this hinged wardrobe by Novamobili fits perfectly within the bedroom space. With the subtle recessed handle detail and vertical lines, the contemporary wardrobe finished in matt lacquer compliments the architecture of the room. Abitalia design and install bespoke wardrobes for all environments. Why not contact our experienced designers to see how our bespoke...
Gan rugs from Abitalia
The last blog post from us today(!). A new collection of rugs from the Spanish company Gan / Gandia Blasco. We thought this collection was beautiful. There’s something contemporary and yet nostalgic. The pixel form of the graphic or the passing of time is reflected in stitching technique. Designed by Charlotte Lancelot, the collection will be available soon from Abitalia. If you’re...
We like Rememberme from Casamania
Though it isn’t new for 2012, we do like this gem from Casamania - we saw it again at the Milan fair last week. The Rememberme chair from Casamania was designed in 2011 by Tobia Juretzek. A playful piece that calls on the current focus on sustainability and recycling - Rememberme is entirely made from old jeans. Available from Abitalia, the completely unique chair is £598 (inc vat and UK...
Giellesse 'Night' collection from Milan
Giellesse design and manufacture contemporary furniture for the modern home. The new additions to the ‘Night’ collection displayed at this years Milan furniture fair, demonstrates their attention to trends, technology and quality design. The highlight for us at Abitalia was the complanare wardrobe called, ironically, ‘Basic.’ The sliding mechanism is actually beautifully...
Calligaris for Abitalia
Abitalia are now the authorised stockist for Calligaris in Gloucestershire, after meeting the creative team at the Salone di Mobile this week. Calligaris will sit perfectly within Abitalia’s ever growing library of contemporary furniture suppliers. For more details on Calligaris or how Abitalia can help you please email firstname.lastname@example.org You can keep up to date with the Milan Fair...
Diamantini & Domeniconi in Milan
Effeti announces E1
Eurocucina 2012 - April 17 -22. Monica Armani and Gabriele & Oscar Buratti present their new kitchen collections for Effeti. Everyone at Abitalia is excited to see the new furniture from the Italian brand next week in Milan. The Milan furniture fair is the largest and most important design event in the World. Abitalia have been attending the Fair every year to source some of the most...
Gandia Blasco Furniture Contest
Gandia Blasco, a contemporary outdoor furniture manufacturer, are organising the International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest for the 7th year in a row. This years contest is the design of Chill Out space for outdoor use. Aimed at students and young design professionals, all proposals need to be entered before July 31st 2012. The rules of the contest can be downloaded at www.gandiablasco.com
Cavità di pietra e continuità spaziale
An insight into Pibamarmi’s stand at the Milan Fair next month. Designed by Manuel Aires Mateus for the Internazionale del Bagno 2012, the incredible series of stone objects and surfaces that have a beautiful continuity. The natural beauty of the stone with Pibamarmi’s artisan touch create beautiful relationships within the space. Abitalia work with Pibamarmi to create unique...
Lolli e Memmoli at the Milan Fair
Internationally renowned contemporary lighting company Lolli e Memmoli will be exhibiting at this years Milan Fair in April. Producing one of a kind, hand made crystal chandeliers, Abitalia are the UK’s exclusive dealer for Lolli e Memmoli. For more information call by the Abitalia studio where you can view one of their beautiful chandeliers on display or email email@example.com
Mews 02 by Andy Martin Architects
This fantastic piece of architecture is the work of Andy Martin Architects, an established contemporary architectural practice, directed by Australian born Andy Martin. The building used to be that of a mechanics garage until Andy Martin redesigned it into a four storey, single family residence. The idea was to emphasise the outdoor area and entertaining spaces, done so by using entire glass...
gandia blasco: spring is here
Dynamic Carpet Design
Now Carpets are a contemporary Spanish carpet manufacturer, dedicated to producing high quality items with an efficient service. Abitalia design, supply and install contemporary interiors for any environment and find Now Carpets of particularly great use for their circular rugs. These photo’s depict the newly opened Caro Hotel, located in Valencia, where three collections of carpets...
Although Abitalia will be in Milan for the Salone di Mobile during 17th - 22nd April, if you happen to be visiting Frankfurt that week why not stop off at Messe Frankfurt where you can view many inspiring and innovating exhibitions. From textiles to lighting to music, Messe Frankfurt has a full calendar of events for everyone.
We like Flipboard
We like good design. We also like simplicity. With the increasing number of sources of information it seems like a lot of time is consumed by keeping up to date. Well we were introduced to this app on a recent trip to the States: Flipboard. The app collates all of the information that you’re interested in, news, fashion, design, photography etc., and creates short articles then integrates...
cheltenham design festival
The Cheltenham Design Festival is new for 2012. It’s taking place at The Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham between 20-22 April. Taking place over three days in April 2012, the inaugural Cheltenham Design Festival will showcase some of the most innovative and creative thinkers operating on a global level today. From their site: From 20-22 April the Parabola Arts Centre in Cheltenham will...
Traditional meets contemporary
This Edwardian Grade II listed building was erected in 1910, it has since had an extension in 1937 and now a second contemporary extension in 2012. The brief was to create a contemporary luxury hotel that would fit sympathetically into it’s existing Edwardian surrounds. The challenge of placing modern living within a traditional architectural space is something that Abitalia faces...