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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 
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 Abitalia kitchen similar to the one featured with Siemens appliances start from £10,000.

The room has been finished with a black glossy Flos Spun lamp, £689 and Bross Italia wenge bar stools, £798 each.

The dining area is kept light and fresh with a matt white dining table by Novamobili, £1,419 and glossy white ‘Him and Her’ chairs from Casamania, £906 each.

The living room composition ‘Subtle Charm’ from Italian manufacturer Novamobili is made up of a fantastic wall storage system. With open and closed storage for DVD’s, books and games, all electrical equipment can also be neatly stored away. The composition is finished in matt white lacquer and contrasting white foil wrap, £3,400.

The BPA International Dave sofa with scatter cushions and full removable covers, £4,000 and the BPA Jill chair, £5,800 in a tan leather work great with the wooden flooring and neutral tones of the walls and furniture.

The finishing touches to the room include the Tress floor standing light in white from Foscarini, £1,160, and the Calice low round coffee table from Glas Italia. With a beautiful blown glass engraved leg and black glass top, £1,110. The I+I Shine rug is 2x3m square in a black polyester fabric, £1,632.

Abitalia supplied the bed frames, built in wardrobes and accessories for all three of the bedrooms (excluding curtains, carpet and bedspreads).

The master bedroom consists of the Novamobili Line bed in a matt lacquer finish with side tables and headboard, £5,268.

Accessories include the Pedrali Queen chair, £100 and the Flos Spun Light, £595.

The second bedroom includes a Novamobili double bed frame with two bed side tables and low headboard, finished in a white foil wrap, £3,070.

With the large floor to ceiling window, the second bedroom is finished with a Novamobili Odette mirror, £405 and Knoll Tulip chair in black, £888.

All prices stated include VAT, and many of the items shown are available via our Ex-Display website. For more information on any products highlighted or if you have any questions regarding the work of Abitalia please email or pop by our studio.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#abitalia  #kitchen  #living  #bedroom  #contemporary furniture  #novamobili  #flos  #BPA International  #Glas Italia  #Pedrali  #Knoll 
Effeti E0

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 design.

Companies like leading brand Effeti are beginning to offer competitive additions to their collections to address the needs of the market.

Available from authorised dealer Abitalia, you can experience Effeti kitchen design for yourself at their Cheltenham studio - 237 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NJ.

Open 9 - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday, no appointment necessary. 

— 2 years ago
#abitalia  #effeti  #Effeti kitchens  #kitchen  #kitchen design  #contemporary kitchens 
Santambrogiomilano dining table delivered by Abitalia

Glass table by Santambrogiomilano

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 in the space, creating a stunning series of reflections, whilst echoing the volume of the kitchen island. Allowing the uninterrupted flow of the 800 x 800 tiles creates a seamless elegance.

The project is approaching the final stages, with our attention turning to the interior spaces within this contemporary home. Abitalia have been an integral part to the design process, working alongside the client to create a home that has quality in design and execution. We look forward to the completed project and professional photographs to show this stunning home in it’s true glory.

Abitalia’s studio is based in Gloucestershire with clients throughout the country with Abitalia South Coast attending the needs of architects, developers and private clients  along the coast. If you would like to see first hand the quality of our furniture, why not visit our interior design studio in Cheltenham? For more information, please contact us.

Glass table by Santambrogiomilano

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#kitchen  #living  #Dining Table  #Santambrogiomilano  #glass table  #Effeti  #contemporary kitchens 
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 

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#Abitalia  #Pedrali  #Salone del Mobile  #living  #kitchen 
Quooker hot tap on display

Abitalia is a dealer for Quooker hot taps in Cheltenham

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 attention to detail provides high quality water, not only for drinking, but also to supply integrated appliances like steam ovens and ice-making freezers.

Abitalia work with dedicated engineers that can advise on and install the best system for your requirements. Connecting up to five appliances with a single filter, plus the Quooker hot water tank, the cost is very competitive compared to bottled water or other filtration systems.

Our design studio in Cheltenham have the ‘Modern’ hot water tap from Quooker on display, with a working ‘Basic’ tap display nearby. If you are interested in having a Quooker tap installed in your new kitchen, or wish to retrospectively install one in your existing kitchen, contact our studio for more information

— 2 years ago
#Cheltenham kitchen studio  #Claris water filters  #Effeti kitchens  #Hot water tap  #Quooker  #basic  #design  #modern  #kitchen 
When interior architecture meets architecture

Effeti kitchen designed and installed by Abitalia

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 800x800mm format for the flooring throughout this residential property, with the same quartz stone being used to clad either side of the panoramic kitchen window and the kitchen work tops - an impressive five metre long run. The beautiful movement of the natural vein and variation in colour create a stunning continuity between surfaces and volumes. In addition the tonal fluctuation calls on the exterior environment and natural sources of colour.

Abitalia will professionally photograph the entire project as it reflects Abitalia’s approach to contemporary interior design. Abitalia has not only designed the kitchen, but also the bathrooms, wardrobes, living and dining areas. In the meantime, the iPhone photo’s give an insight into the work carried out by Abitalia. Our interior designers based in Cheltenham and the south coast work on interior architecture projects of all types and scale. The attention to detail given to a high profile kitchen is the same as a single freestanding wardrobe. Abitalia has a reputation for quality interior design and high standards of installation.

If you would like Abitalia to work on your project, please contact us by using the links above or calling 01242 262155.

Contemporary Italian kitchen designed and installed by Abitalia

The 3640mm long island with a solid 40mm natural stone worktop awaits the Gaggenau 400 series appliances

— 2 years ago
#Architecture  #Contemporary kitchens  #Effeti  #Installation  #interior architecture  #kitchen  #kitchendesign 
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 beautiful and contemporary furniture.

If you wish Abitalia to source furniture for your project, home or room, please contact us on our website.

— 2 years ago
#Effeti  #Milan Fair  #contemporary design  #contemporary furniture  #contemporary kitchens  #milan  #kitchen 
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 windowed walls, bringing the outside in and vice versa. 

Charcoal blocks and white plastered brick run the full length of the house, continuing the invisible line dividing out and in. Innovative glass window doors are used creating an elegant entrance to the garden area.

Andy Martin Architects will be presenting their latest project at the Milan Fair this April which Abitalia are attending. We hope to see some of their creative, contemporary ideas in person. 

— 2 years ago
#abitalia  #andy martin architects  #contemporary architecture  #contemporary design  #milan fair  #salone di mobile  #living  #kitchen  #bedroom 
Glas Italia “Believe in Beauty”

Glas Italia exhibiting at Milan

Abitalia will be posting lots of invites for the upcoming Milan Fair. If you’re looking for contemporary bespoke furniture, feel free to visit our studio and discuss your requirements. The designers at Abitalia will be attending the Salone del Mobili in April and will be sourcing furniture for a number of clients and projects.

Glas Italia invites you at the Salone del Mobile di Milano, Stand C12 B07 Hall 20, and at the event Fuorisalone “BELIEVE IN BEAUTY” on the 17th April, from 6pm at Spazio Pontaccio. Glas Italia are at the forefront of contemporary glass furniture, producing tables, consoles, libraries and mirrors.

— 2 years ago
#Glas Italia  #SALONESATELLITE  #Salone Internazionale del Mobile  #Salone di Mobile  #bedroom  #living  #bathroom  #kitchen