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Contemporary Cotswold house

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

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. 

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

This bespoke kitchen by Effeti was handmade in Tuscany finally delivering an outstanding, timeless finish. The kitchen being left with a lacquer custom finish leaving a shine and subtle reflection of light throughout the kitchen creates a contemporary living space for our client fit for cooking and entertainment. The main feature of this stunning kitchen is the marrone stone cladding which completes the wall. Our clients kitchen was installed with the complete set of Gaggenau appliances. The beautiful centre piece of this gleaming kitchen is of course designer Santambrogio glass table which seats 8 people as shown above and again creates space and light throughout the kitchen.

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

Dani Marmi’s flooring was fitted throughout the contemporary Cotswold house. The 20mm stone tiles sized 800x800 which are the Quarzite Marrone span across 200 square metres of the ground floor. The house as a final piece was left with a smooth and clean cut finish much like the tiles leaving a unique contemporary feel.

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

The exterior of the house magnifies the beauty of the surrounding area emphasising on the contemporary design of the house. The glass doors create peace and serenity inside and outside of the house leading you out onto the balcony where you can view the picturesque scenery in your own comfort. The contemporary outdoor furniture carries out the minimalistic design into the outdoors. Gandia Blasco’s ‘Flat’ collection of outdoor furniture which is available from Abitalia is now the centre piece of the balcony overlooking Cheltenham.

Contemporary Cotswold house designed by Abitalia

Designers are rarely given the privileged oppurtunity to work on such a high level project. When asked almost two years ago to produce the plans and design for this house we were delighted, as alongside the client we too are able to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment as the overall project was a beautiful addition to Ham Hill. 

— 1 year ago
#kitchen  #contemporary furniture  #abitalia  #outdoor  #outdoor furniture  #contemporary  #modern  #lighting  #flooring  #glass  #minimalistic  #smooth  #contemporary living  #living  #contemporary lighting  #effeti  #santambrogio 
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 as well as the scientific.

Indoor and outdoor products will be available, all with a high efficiency LED output. 

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#lighting  #contemporary lighting  #interior design  #abitalia  #axe light 
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).

— 2 years ago
#foscarini  #contemporary lighting  #lighting  #abitalia 
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 any Axo Light products please email or phone 01242 262155.

— 2 years ago
#Axo Light  #abitalia  #lighting  #contemporary lighting 
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 version of the Birdie is currently available in four colours white, grey, orange and amaranth. If you are interested in the Birdie light or any other contemporary lighting from Foscarini please contact Abitalia on 01242 262155 or email 

— 2 years ago
#abitalia  #birdie table lamp  #ceiling lighting  #contemporary lighting  #foscarini  #foscarini birdie  #wall lighting  #l  #lighting 
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 light and it’s manufacture before. The table lamp version is on display in the Abitalia studio at 237 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NJ. 

— 2 years ago
#Foscarini behive  #abitalia  #contemporary lighting  #foscarini  #suspension light  #table lamp  #living  #lighting 
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

— 2 years ago
#Lolli e Memmoli  #Salone di Mobile  #contemporary chandelier  #contemporary lighting  #crystal chandelier  #milan fair  #lighting 

The Aplomb suspension light by Foscarini is proving to be one of Abitalia’s most popular pieces of contemporary lighting

Suspended directly above one of the desks in the Abitalia studio it’s beauty is quite a distraction. Formed in concrete, Abitalia showcases the striking piece of art in grey, however it is also available in white and brown. 

If you’d like to see the Aplomb in person please stop by the Abitalia studio at 237, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gl51 8NJ

— 2 years ago
#abitalia  #aplomb  #cheltenham  #contemporary lighting  #foscarini  #lighting  #suspension light 

Behive by Foscarini | Designed by Werner Aisslinger

You can see the Behive on display at Abitalia’s design studio in Cheltenham

— 2 years ago
#Behive lamp  #Foscarini  #Foscarini behive  #abitalia  #contemporary lighting  #lighting