With La Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine putting on a retrospective of his work until 1st July, Alvar Aalto continues to...
Starting from scratch with white is an excellent foundation for any new scheme! This shade – and all its nuances – are precisely what you need. It remains to be seen how we want to work with them, how we want to blend and adjust them. Because at the beginning of this extraordinary (but, nevertheless, radiant) spring, the desire to let light into our homes is even stronger than ever! White, in all its splendour, re-awakens our senses. From floor to ceiling, we long for its clarity and softness! So, why not begin by painting your wooden floor in white? Some, less bold, will prefer to use just a hint, here and there. In our most recent collection, the “Enveloping Seventies”, we affirmed (loud and clear) our desire to snuggle up cosily together. Now, it is the creamy-coloured bench seat, the ultimate symbol of softness, that is making its mark on us. The first nuances of this immaculate, warm tone have come into their own on the organic Rotondo, our modular sofa. This seat, with its boucle fabric, as already made a place for itself in our living rooms and proved it will be with us throughout all the four seasons. We desire timelessness, and white never lets us down. Let’s have fun with it! Let’s place it on our favourite armchair, with a cushion, or on our bed, with carefully chosen bed linen. They say that we dream better in white! And if that’s not the case, why not use our Como bed linen range in soft cotton cheesecloth… Ultimately, if there is one thing that this symbol of purity allows us to do, it’s to create or accentuate contrasts. We would have no hesitation in laying a white rug, such as our elegant Velluto on a traditional wooden floor to give it depth, or placing a Portofino linen curtain along a coloured wall. A sensation of space and renewal guaranteed!
From floor to ceiling, we long for its clarity and softness! So, why not begin by painting your wooden floor in white?
We would have no hesitation in laying a white rug on a traditional wooden floor to give it depth, or placing a linen curtain along a coloured wall.