Leaders in Contemporary Design – Laskasas from Portugal

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Laskasas is a Portuguese furnishings and home décor company distinguished by a sense of modernist style with a twist.

Emphasis on sculptural design, ornate yet refined materials and a depth of texture and color mark the aesthetic of this innovative company. Every space and item has an opulent warmth to it without sacrificing style and originality. Understated rich color and curvilinear forms are ever present.

Laskasas is part of an important contemporary trend in Portugal that takes traditional artistry and merges these techniques inventively if not lushly to create new interpretations of modernist decor and furnishings. Indeed, Portuguese craftsmanship has been increasingly at the forefront of the design world, a tradition of centuries old invention and skill that includes outstanding achievements in areas of decorative arts such as azulejos,ceramics, embroidery, leaf gilding, and woodworking among many other areas.

 

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The company’s founder and CEO Celso Lascasas began the company in a small town near Porto, with the intention of offering high quality and innovative design in every aspect of home décor. The company oversees every aspect from design to production to sales as well and today, Laskasas is well established in its home country, and is now beginning to garner the attention of the design world, lately featured in various important design shows all over Europe including Maison & Objet and Milano Fashion Week.

We are delighted to feature the fine work and design of this innovative new company.

 

 

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Contemporary Design: Innovative Meets Tradition

 Where do you see Portugal in terms of the design world? 

Portugal is a small country of great talents, including the art of making stunning and innovating design pieces. Many brands are now producing their own designs and therefore continuing the legacy of Portuguese craftsmanship therefore creating truly remarkable products capable of adapting to any style of décor. I believe that the main inspiration comes from Italian furniture design but always with a modern twist, prevailing the noble materials and exclusive finishes. And that’s really what puts Portugal on the front row in the design world.

 

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Tell us about your company?

We design, produce and sells all our products and of course, none of this would be possible without Celso Lascasas, the brand’s founder and CEO. As well, Diana Leite our COO guides our brand. All timeless designs are the result of an inspired team coordinated by Pedro Neto.

Tell us about some of your newest and most interesting projects that your creative team is truly excited about.

 

 

The Stewart TV Cabinet is a detailed woodwork piece with crossed leaves of wood as well as metal details on the legs and the door pulls. This inspired vintage design is meant to add a sense of luxury.

The Jean Sofa is a beautiful upholstery piece utilizing a vintage upholstery approach: the Chesterfield buttoned technique. We have also mixed classic and contemporary styles in the wood and metal details.

 

The Pearl Console stole everyone’s heart! This handmade piece includes golden stainless steel and a stunning Port Laurent marble top and structure. With bold materials and finishes, it’s meant to be a statement piece exuding sophistication and luxury.

The Donald Armchair is a contemporary upholstered piece set in a sophisticated golden round stainless-steel foot. The compact and curved appearance gives this armchair the modern look of mid-century.

 

And can you tell us more about your craftspeople, manufacturing process and vision? 

Handmade techniques give a unique touch to all our pieces. Being based in the epicenter of furniture in Portugal allows us to have the best suppliers and materials. Our woodworkers, upholsterers and metalworkers have accumulated, along the years, the experience and know-how to perfectly execute our designs. Complete customization is one of our key strengths and that is the vision and motto.

 

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Learn more about the design vision of Laskasas.

Fabulous Bedrooms

Decorating a bedroom is always a personalized project that should encompass style with comfort and touch of sensuality and character. Focus walls with faux weathered historic looks, great wallpapers, ornate beds, classic sheets and Bloomsbury House style…we love all these amazing looks for your new bedroom…

 

Elegant Black and Gold

 

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Luxxu – an ornate luxury look with a sumptuous contemporary feel.

 

Hollywood Regency Goes Tropical

 

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Dreamy blue….Somewhere between fairytale, mid century modern and art nouveau we jut love this king sized Ariel bed in luxury velvet cloud from Sweetpea and Willow

 

Snow White Classicism

 

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The delicacy and freshness of white…a classic choice with a touch of femininity,  Romantic Ruffles Bed Linen, The French Bedroom Co

Boho Eclectic Style

 

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Eclectic style, art, patterns, Kantha quilts combined with metallics and Block Print Strip Wallpaper, Farrow & Ball

 

Top Creative High End Furniture Manufacturers via Lladro

High End Furniture Manufacturers

 

Contemporary design conscious high end furniture manufacturers are distinguished by an imaginative vision of every day functional household pieces, think regally conceived bedroom suites, modernist and inventive cabinets, consoles, sofas and chairs, as well as incredible dining sets with gorgeous chairs and elegant tables.

The best of materials and the most unexpected combinations of shapes, configurations and aesthetics define this group of haute furniture makers. In no particular order, but delightfully beautiful, we present the creative world of today’s most interesting high end furnitures manufacturers, selected for their bold aesthetics, surprising ideas and innovative outlooks. Many of these leaders in design are featured in the most exciting design fairs every year, astounding the interior decor crowd with their new ideas and curated spaces.

 

#1 High End Furniture Manufacturers: Boca do Lobo

 

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Made of wood Boca do Lobo’s Symphony Cabinet is a bold statement in gold with an updated Art Deco look, and it’s inspired by music, as an artistic re-interpretation of key design elements found in church organs, violins and the details of brass instruments. This high end manufacturer’s masterpiece is made of gold plated brass, rosewood veneer and gold leaf.

 

#2 High End Furniture Manufacturers: Luxxu

 

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Luxxu is a Portugal based high end furniture manufacturer and design company, well regarded for its various lines of furniture, lighting and home accents.

Luxxu is constantly presenting exciting new ideas and designs and have a way with sculptural metallics and surprising hues.

 

#3 Kartell

 

 

Kartell is one of the most well known high end furniture manufacturers and an iconic design force in modernist form and idea. Pictured here is the Invisible Table by Tokujin Yoshioka with Philippe Starck’s Masters Chair. Superb modernist iconic pieces are the trademark of this firm.

 

#4 Wiczny by Maciej Markowicz 

 

High End Furniture Manufacturers and Designers

 

It’s not just the large companies with extensive design and production teams that define high end and artistic furniture design today. Smaller artist led ateliers are also the place to look for truly inventive furniture and accessories. Designed by New York City based Polish artist and designer Maciej Markowicz this limited edition hybrid sculpture is designed to accommodate a full 88 key digital piano and provides shelving for various music texts and items. Evoking the graceful beauty of a shell over a nautilus, this collector’s piece is a fully functional digital musical instrument. Among the many exceptional pieces by this inventive designer in his Wiczny Studio. 

 

#5 The French Bedroom Co. 

 

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The French Bedroom Co. has an aesthetic that is best described as somewhere between the elegance evocative style of Gustavian interiors, Versailles and modern luxury. This Charcoal Rattan bed is made from solid ash wood with hand-woven cane insets. We love the smoky hues and sense of luxury, a perfect capturing of the signature look of this company – for this historic noble feel with a contemporary twist, we suggest adding a chandelier for a layered an evocative look.

 

Whatever company you may choose to accent or curate your luxury living space or business interior, these fine companies present innovative ideas with high standards of design and quality materials, a winning combination. They prove that trends in high end design can be cutting edge and pioneering while absolutely functional. 

 

This post is a repost from Lladro. 

Fall Design Trends – Go Gold with Boca do Lobo

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High polish, gold paired with gorgeous geometry…and a taste for the bold…

Artistic and imaginative, one of my favorite design interiors lines include Boca do Lobo, in all its modern-baroque glory…check out these fantastic fairy tale furnishings…..perfect for your fall upgrade….

 

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Monet Center Table…

 

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We love the gold Tortuga table.. for something truly daring ….diamond chocolate sideboard piece in your space..an absolute show stopper, this cubist creation is luxury artistry!

 

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The metropolis table combines the elegance of art nouveau with modernist geometries…what a fantastic focal piece for your holiday interiors….

 

 

5 Easy Stylish Upgrade Ideas for Your Spring Decor

1. New Legs with Pretty Pegs

Add an easy upgrade with Pretty Pegs -Furniture Legs and Parts  — a Swedish company that makes beautifully designed table legs that make your renovation splendid whether it’s refinishing an old table, adding style to an Ikea piece or making that change from boring to stylish. Contemporary and streamlined  –these are gorgeous….

 

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2. Circu’s Fairytale  Decorative + Furniture Superstars 

 

Something special from Circu Magical Furniture? Looking at their curated selection makes me feel like I am a child in a grown up body –as if  I accidentally time traveled. Amazing stuff, from teepee bedrooms to air balloon sofas, and cloud lamps,  so many things that make you feel like you are in a dream. Delicious!

 

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3. Beautiful Home Decorative Accessories by Bermuda Living

Not ready to commit to a huge hot air balloon bed? Go simple with throw pillows. Loving these gorgeous things from Bermuda Living lately!

 

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So pretty and modern. More to come from LA based designer Meike Legler. All images courtesy of Meike + Bermuda Living. 

 

 

4. Wallsauce’s Murals

Undisputedly my favorite is the series by London-based illustrator and textile pattern designer, Gabriela Larios…she is a return to artisan wallpapers in a way…love the mix of traditional folk art via El Salvador and the contemporary touch! If you are looking for art the company Wallsauce has a wide selection, having teamed up with Bridgeman Art Library for some stunning selections.  Customized and delivered to your home as well.

 

 

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Images courtesy of Wallsauce.

 

5. Linen Sheets from Lithuania

Handmade beautiful cool and anti-allergen sheets…so lovely…my favorites come from Linen Tales

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All images are courtesy of Linen Tales.

The New Luxe Decor -Design Ideas

 

The New Luxe Decor is all about elegance and a taste for the bold. Black and white with rich bursts of color and metallic elements. It’s truly traditional decor with an updated international vibe, think Studio Ko meets old world palaces….

Don’t get me wrong I will take blue and white stripes and cotton florals any day for that fresh off the beach look but I LOVE the grandeur of old world style. Fit for a Queen…

 

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We love Koket and their impeccable luxury styling..Style and classicism works beautifully in these two rooms…..

 

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Succulent opulence gorgeousness from Mia Fleur.

 

 

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A gorgeous crystal glass in dreamy smoke from Gurasu, pure luxury for that premium glass of wine.

 

 

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Noir and Blanc from Pooky.

 

 

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Smoked Tile, The Tile Company

 

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Oh Koket you make me feel like the only girl in the world…..

 

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Decor Hollywood Regency Style -Project X

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Project X took me out of my comfort zone is the best of ways… I was thrilled to help a friend and former client develop the glamorous decor and design theme of her very daring home. She wanted something that was Hollywood Regency style but updated and maybe a little over the top in a way that only goes in Vegas. After all, X is a Vegas performer and well, probably one of the most interesting people I have ever met.

 

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This blog is simply a series of mood boards made for X, I am excited to share these collages of sorts because making them was a real adventure for me and they remain visually entrancing…

Dedicated to X and the many risk taking performers, performance artists and adventurers all over the world.

 

LIVING ROOM

 

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DINING ROOM

 

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BEDROOMS

 

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BATHROOMS

 

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*Please note I do not post pictures of client’s or friend’s homes in the interest of protecting their privacy.

Give Your Home the Luxurious Look: How to decorate

Add luxury and splendor to your home or apartment with these designer inspired ideas

1. Lushly Green Hues

 

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Green, deep beautiful pine green, or a verdant kelly hue.

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Velvet furnishings, like this piece from Brabbu …Chose one furnishing to cover in velvet in an au courant color. The purity of cream is also very elegant, stone table and gray walls. Dove gray also has a certain monumental elegance….

 

2. Luxurious Grays & Onyx Tones

 

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3. Ornate Texture

 

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4. Vintage Chandeliers

 

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Vintage chandeliers paired with these historic blue walls, elegant formal dining table

 

5. Manor House Red

 

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6. Add Antique Sculpture & Wall Murals….

 

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