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THE BEST AT BOUTIQUE DESIGN NEW YORK

A day after Boutique Design New York (BDNY) ended, it’s time to check and share with you what were our highlights and the most appreciated pieces, by BRABBU and our partners brands at the booth 822, Boca do Lobo, Delightfull and Koket.

We didn’t forgotten others furniture & design brands. They, also deserve a mention from BRABBU blog.

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BRABBU’s Boutique Design New York booth 822

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JOYFUL OBSESSION BY PRINTEMPS AND PRADA

On Nov 7, Gwyneth Paltrow unveiled the new Prada Christmas 2013 window display “Noël, Joyeuse Obsession by Prada”, Joyful Obsession at the iconic department store Printemps in Paris.
French department store, Printemps, enlisted the Oscar Fashion Awards, Italian fashion house Prada, enriched with black beading and sequins embroideries, accessorized with a Prada black crocodile clutch and pumps.

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Printemps and Prada teamed up for the holidays as a way of reinterpreting and enchanting customers with the essential and obsessional Christmas classics. The façades at Printemps Haussmann department store are meant to showcase the magic of Christmas Eve. The decorations include reindeer, stars, snowflakes and of course, Santa Claus.

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INTERIOR WALL COVERINGS IDEAS FOR WINTER 2013

The walls colors have great impact on how an ambience looks like and in the way people perceive it. An ambience can seem more cozy and welcoming just by the use of the right wall covering. There are plenty in which you can inspired yourself and you can also project your own.

Our favorites are the ones that truly represent materials, textures, shapes, nature and art. Here is our selection of the best interior wall coverings ideas for this winter:

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BLOG EDITOR’S PICKS FOR NOVEMBER

November is a peculiar month in the year as it precedes Christmas. It is characterized by rush that can be perceived. People running everywhere to find the perfect Christmas gifts, decorations and also for some the hurry in choosing the best opportunities to travel abroad. It is also the month where almost all the cities gain a new decoration and all the spaces whether commercial or personal.

As we the date is approaching in a fast pace, we at BRABBU decided to help you and give some suggestions to facilitate your work when choosing the gifts for the ones you most love. Therefore, we present you the blog Editor’s picks for November. A selection of products you will certainly like.

SEQUOIA Center Table

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TELLUS Armchair

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VELLUM Wall Light

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TOP 10 AMAZING ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD

If you are a person that like adventure, and like to travel around the world looking for new adventures,here you´ll find some amazing activities to experiment in your life. From extreme sports, coming face to face with sharks and lions, these adventures activities will be sure to appeal the adrenaline junky in you.

1. Safari in Kenya, Africa

If you´re passionate about wildlife, travel to Kenya is a unique experience that you can´t. In this country, one of the vest adventures that you can have, is to do a safari and have the possibility of contact with wildlife.

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2. Swimming with sharks, South Africa

Travel to Cape Town, and dive into the ocean next to one of the most dangerous animals in the world – white shark –
isn´t for all persons, but it´s certainly an exciting adventure.

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LOUIS VUITTON TOWNHOUSE OPENING

Louis Vuitton opened a Townhouse on Selfridges with two events! The first one a girl’s lunch full of celebrities and editors. The Townhouse have three floors and a 360º lift. Guests took their seats at a table clothed in Jo Ratcliffe illustrations and tucked into colourful bento boxes of amazing Hemsley & Hemsley food.

In the evening the townhouse filled with more celebrities for a great cocktail party. Mary Charteris was on the decks with husband Robbie Furze meanwhile the guest had a ride in the 360º lift with a lot of champagne!
If you wasnt there we let you see some pictures of that great night!

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Must-know about Paris Design Week

Right after the MAISON & OBJET show, the City of Fashion and Design, Paris, continues with an extravagant event that allows you to discover new releases from international editors, contemporary design and a diversity of brand new collections.
“Furniture, Decoration, Fashion, Gastronomy, Art, and the Art of the Living Under The Banner Of Design, all the paths to creation intersect the very place they emerged.”
The Paris Design week is a space for showrooms, concept stores, designer’s workshops, galleries, cultural institutions, restaurants and hotels and at the same time opened for young designers. The new French and international design scene and the avant-garde are exhibit and introduce you to the talented and exclusive designers, editors, design schools and institutions.
This celebration of Design will share with you the emerging trends of the year and demonstrate the vitality of Paris.
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KOI Dining Tables by BRABBU

The Koi carp comes in a rich variety of colours and these permutations reflect its ability to adapt – just like KOI’s dining tables by BRABBU that offers the two NEW versions.

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Applying the ability to adapt of Koi carp, these special editions for 2013 respect the initial inspiration of KOI center table and adapt to any circumstance and fierce space.

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KOI Dining Table

KOI dining tables with a table top in resin will bring and fill your ambiences with a serenity feeling. Just as the Koi scales reflect the sun’s light, these brass pieces also mirror light, illuminating any home.

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Meet the KOI Family

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BRABBU iconic piece KOI, a gold brass center table that brings stories about Asian culture into fierce ambiences, was inspired by the Koi carp, an iconic symbol in Japanese culture and highly appreciated for its decorative purposes. The brass scales on the sides of the KOI table – shine and shimmer – like the sun catching the carp’s scales through the clear water in an ornamental pond.
Koi also means love and affection in Japanese, making the carp a symbol of love, friendship and strength.

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The Koi carp comes in a rich variety of colours and these permutations reflect its ability to adapt – just like KOI’s family that offers the two NEW versions of dining tables and a recent edition of side table.
Applying the ability to adapt of Koi carp, these special editions for 2013 respect the initial inspiration of our beloved KOI center table and adapt to any circumstance and fierce space.

KOI dining tables with a table top in resin will bring and fill your ambiences with a serenity feeling. Just as the Koi scales reflect the sun’s light, these brass pieces also mirror light, illuminating any home.

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KOI Dining Table

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KOI Dining Table II

KOI side table fully embodies the smooth aesthetics of the carp, with brass scales that cascade from your choice of either a glass or marble table top (in black or green).

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The designers are obsessed by the details of each piece, working carefully in each design stage to arrive to a perfect BRABBU design piece.
They, along craftsmen and product specialists, working closely to deliver the most faithful design to BRABBU essence; this unique relationship makes our goals of searching for the most innovative materials and techniques an alive reality, combined with a strong hand-tailor and hand craft essence.

Experience Serenity with BRABBU’s KOI Center Table

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KOI carp is a recurring symbol of Japanese culture, highly appreciated by its decorative purposes, not only in water gardens but also in Irezumi practice or, most commonly, in tattoos.
Its natural colour mutations reveal their capacity to adapt, just like the set of BRABBU‘s KOI tables with table tops in glass or marble that you can choose to better fit in your ambiences.

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The KOI scales from the sides of the tables shine and reflect – on its brass surface – the sun caught throughout the clear water.
KOI and the Japanese word for love or affection are homophones, making the carp also a symbol of love and friendship.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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BRABBU collection is more than design pieces, each piece recounts stories and emotions about nature and culture, bring memories into powerful and cosy ambiences.
Returning back time, accessories category began when the tribe of designers, craftsmen and product specialists came together to create a window into the nature world, maintaining the balance between strength and softness. They found this balance in the deep forests of Maui in Hawaii and so, with these ideas on mind, the HAIKU mirror born.

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HAIKU opens a window for BRABBU team into the accessories category, and now BRABBU is delighted to introduce two new mirrors, designed specially to improve and make the collection more stronger.
The NEW mirrors IRIS and KAAMOS reflects the ideas of entire collection and is also a faithful reinterpretation of nature forces, bringing everything together into one inspiring selection of shapes, colors and textures.
The reflection of new pieces went beyond the collection, they collect all memories and experiences from the team, like the success that BRABBU had, last January, at Maison&Objet. IRIS and KAAMOS were two of the highlights of an unique stand, almost entirely furnished with new additions.

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IRIS Mirror | BRABBU

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KAAMOS Mirror | BRABBU

And to create a fierce ambience like the one that BRABBU shared during Maison&Objet, the team of designers recommends the NEW wall lamps ECLIPSE and SCUTUM and the iconic lamp VELLUM.

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SCUTUM Wall Lamp | BRABBU

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VELLUM Wall Lamp | BRABBU

Trend flutter: Classy and cozy for St. Valentines

Trend flutter: Classy and cozy for St. Valentines
Have a new loving nest at home with BRABBU new sofa

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February just arrived and we already feel that love is in the air. This special mood always roam around BRABBU design studio – each piece that is born has a flutter passion, which every person that comes into them can recognize. Last month at Maison & Objet the reveal of BRABBU to the world was proof of it; individual people, couples or children dictated the spotlight pieces. MAREE was one of the chosen ones – and nothing will go better this St. Valentines than the night blue classic sofa.

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MAREE | Sofa

BRABBU design studio brought from Scotland the rugged landscape of the mountains that surround MAREE lake through the structure and shape of this classic sofa, where the softness of the velvet makes you feel involved by the freshness of the place.

Being February the month of the lovers and because lovers always look for a different and distinct nest to be with the beloved one, MAREE is perfect to provide that main corner inside the master nest – the home.
A love scene will need not only the perfect spot for the lovers, but also other complements to create the right mood. That’s why MAREE goes well with AMIK table lamp – for an intimate and romantic light – placed on LURAY side table, and KOI centre table, to place the glasses of red wine after the toast that seals the promises for eternal love.

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AMIK | Table Lamp

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LURAY |Side Table

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KOI | Center Table

In a conversation with the designers the main questions about this classy and cozy sofa were:

Why include a classic sofa in the collection?

Our designers: “We already have a few sofas in the collection but not like this one. Our MAASAI, MAYA and TERENA are all 2 seat sofas and we needed a more robust piece for a strong yet elegant living room. The classic style was our first option – we love the capitoné, it creates a very interesting and rythmic texture and it’s a technique that has been used throughout the history of furniture.”

How did you associate the sofa with the story behind it, Scotland?

Our designers: “For every piece from BRABBU brand, we tell a story. The one we have chosen for MAREE is directly related with the colour of the fabric and the texture created by the capitoné – we have discovered a beautiful landscape in Scotland where Maree lake plays the central role – the surface of the hills surrounding the lake, and the colour of the water during the sunset were translated into a piece of upholstery. Each BRABBU piece has to tell some story, it has to open a book of tales about nature and the world.”

Why it has a bean shape?

Our designers: “This shape is a small big secret of MAREE. It may seem only a stylistic option, but this shape enables that the people seating can look at each other. It’s a conversation sofa.”

When a sofa like this comes to our mind leather would be the fabric that comes with it, but you used velvet. Why?

Our designers: “We wanted to create a sense of contrast – the strong texture of the capitoné and the grandiosity of the piece itself was balanced with the soft texture of the cotton velvet. We look for reading the pieces from a different perspective and this time we preferred the velvet instead of the leather (which, in any case, can be used if requested)”

Au revoir Paris… Au revoir Maison&Objet….

BRABBU biggest adventure at Maison&Objet came to an end last January 22nd. At Paris we put a landmark in our history of trips around the world of furniture, design and interiors, and bring with us lots of memories and experiences to remember.

In our intense stand, we present many inspiring novelties from all of our design categories, like the MAREE sofa, ORION cabinet or our BISCAYNE rug.

We want to share with those of you who couldn’t be there our intense way of living – Hall 5B M26.

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You are invited to see more photos about our journey in our Facebook.

Au Revoir Paris… BRABBU will miss your intense way of living.
See you next Maison&Objet…

Maison&Objet 2013: Trends

BRABBU blog is completely caught by Maison&Objet fever, we show the best fabrics, new exhibitors, lighting brands and now we are proud to talk about the trends revealed at number one international tradeshow for the home decoration sector.

Emerald Obsession

Marlene Dietrich said that emerald is the best colour for blondes, but we think that fits everyone and everywhere. We see in fashion, high jewelry and now in interior design, the colour dominates with vibrancy making and stimulating color palettes, fabrics and fittings. Many consoles and sideboards are now painted in this unique color, like the Diamond Emerald Sideboard from Boca do Lobo, one of the best statement pieces in Paris biggest tradeshow. Emerald is definitely the new black…

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Natural Wood

Through essential materials, the minimalism present at Maison&Objet was showed to feature the clear home decoration trends. The natural wood is the choice of many designs to introduce simplicity in their pieces; the trend is all about serenity, with soft but understated lines and colours that reflect the tones of the natural world… The best example of this trend is the Earl lamp, one of many pieces by Llot Llov.

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Think Bigger

When you talk about lighting brands at Maison&Objet you need to say floor lamps, they invade all corners of the important stands at tradeshow and became bigger than ever, all to improve any room and put a landmark in a challenging ambience. One of the best examples is the Diana Floor Lamp (the red one in the image) or the Janis Floor Lamp (the gold one) by Delightfull, a brand that brought good vibrations to all visitors and exhibitors.

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“Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who Is the Fairest of Them All?”

You don’t need to be the queen of Snow Flake fairy tale to have an incredible mirror in your home. One of the most viewed accessories in Maison&Objet was mirrors, they had a strong presence in any hall and many of them were the main piece of brand´s stand. They resurrected in fancy materials and glamorous colours, like the Rêve mirror, a master piece from Koket.

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M&O’13: Best Lighting Brands

After we chose the best fabrics and best new exhibitors at Maison&Objet, and to celebrate the improvement of our lighting collection we take a look at five awesome lighting brands that combine design and sustainability.
Be inspired!

Delightfull Hall 8 Stand E99

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Unique design lamps Delightfull brings to us a classic ideas with new features and stunning design. Inspired by many musicians and previous decades, the company bets in sophistication, vintage and usability of their products. More than a decoration piece, a way of living. AMY Table Lamp is a reading lamp that remind us the 50´s and it’s a tribute to the great british singer and songwriter Miss Amy Winehouse which can be understood by its shape.

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The major concept Adjao is that we can produce great design pieces and at the same time preserve the environment. All lamps are made with noble natural, recycled and recyclable materials. All the products presented express sensuality, poetry, nature, specially designed for zen homes. For instance his particularly lampshade has a special texture that reminds silk cocoons.

Aluminor Hall 5B Stand K32

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Aluminor is another eco-friendly brand that fights for more sustainable products. Therefore they use LED’S lamps to avoid energy losses. All the collection has a dynamic metal concept which defines the brand.

Casadisagne Hall 5B Stand G9

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The Casa Disagne bet goes to straight shapes and cutted angles. The materials used are strong and all the lamps have a very modern style. This brand creates decorative lighting over ten years and the result is absolutely contemporary and timeless.

Designheure Hall 8 Stand D89

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This 100% French brand, defines its clients demands and needs as priority and its works are mostly customized. Their lamps are well recognized by simplicity and style. And their work is also based in distinctive, quality, ingenuity and creativity.