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Tired of the usual quartz, granite and corian? Looking for something different?

At Belvisi Furniture you can find the latest kitchen worktop trends.

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Dekton new concept of design a sophisticated blend of raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain as well as the highest quality quarts work surfaces.

 

High UV Resistance
Dekton is highly resistant to ultra violet (UV) light and will not fade or degrade over time making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications.

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Highly Scratch-resistant
Dekton is the most scratch resistant surface on the market and while the slip of a knife won’t damage Dekton, cutting boards are still recommended to protect your household utensils.

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Resistant to stains
While other surfaces are stain resistant, Dekton is completely Stain Proof. Even the most stubborn stains like wine, coffee, markers and rust can easily be removed from the surface. Since Dekton has extremely low porosity and contains no resins, it is chemical resistant. Drips or splashes of common household chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners or oven degreasers won’t harm Dekton.

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High Resistance to fire and heat
Dekton withstands high temperatures without burning, scorching or cracking. Hot Pots and Appliances like Crock Pots can be placed directly on the surface with no worry of damage.

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Resistant to abrasion
Dekton is even more resistant to abrasion than granite making it the ideal surface for commercial applications and high traffic areas such as flooring. While other surfaces show wear over time, Dekton’s finish will last for the life of the product and never needs to be re-surfaced or re-finished.

Resistant to ice & thawing
Dekton’s low coefficient of thermal expansion makes it Thermal Shock proof from both extreme heat and extreme cold. It’s natural resistance to ice and thawing makes it perfect for use in even the coldest environments.

DEKTON come in three different thicknesses depending on application requirements, the desired design and effect, from 8 to 20 mm

High mechanical Resistance
With over 5 times the flexural strength of granite, Dekton can be installed in thinner material over greater spans allowing for up to a 12-inch unsupported overhang on worktops, islands and bartops. Dekton’s high compressive strength makes it an ideal material for walkways, pavers or driveways.

Non-porous
Dekton is non-porous and never needs to be sealed. It naturally prevents liquids and gasses from penetrating the surface, making it a low maintenance surface that is easier to clean.

Color Stability
The manufacturing process used to make Dekton allows us control the pigmentation and decoration of the material giving better color consistency from slab to slab and resulting in a long lasting product that will not fade over time. The surface you install today will maintain the same new appearance for the life of the product.

Dimensinoal Stability
Dekton is very consistent in both dimension and thickness throughout slab which minimizes the need for field corrections and allows for easy installation.

Resistan to hydrolysis
Dekton is highly resistant to hydrolysis

Non combustible material
Dekton is a noncombustible material and withstands high temperatures without burning, scroching or cracking.

You can find all the latest Dekton samples in our showroom. Come and have a look! You can find us at 132 Newmarket Road, Cambridge.

Happy New Year from Belvisi Furniture

Here at Belvisi Furniture we had a great 2016, and would like to thank you all our customers who have appreciated our hard work, we have work on really exciting projects, using amazing pieces of furniture.

2017 for us is looking like to be an even better year, we have already new projects in the pipe line where we are going to use only the best of Italian Furniture from only top leading Italian brands.

Our new bigger showroom where we have recently moved in, is filled with only elegant luxury contemporary Italian furniture, where new exciting products are get added in every months.  Come and visit us on 132 Newmarket Road or give us a call to discuss your project and don’t forget that in January 2017 we will have a great Sales on :)

We would like to thank you all our customers for their support in 2016 and we look forward to working with you in 2017. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Silvio & Frantononconcepttablediningcontemporaryinteriorwoodwhitecambridgelondonbelvisi

Italian contemporary modern kitchen design Stosa City

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Welcome to the new City kitchen, a mix of vintage inspirations: design from the past interpreted with a contemporary take yielding an unconventional, creative style. A solid, decisive look, a kitchen that delights the eyes and is titillating to touch. Rough surfaces in Jeans oak, Brizzo oak, White oak or Sand paired with metal and sheet metal furniture, never-before-seen finishes like slate cement that evoke an industrial-style atmosphere.

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A design that works with traditional materials giving them a contemporary take. The “lpe” sheet metal hood gives a decided touch with strong personality.  The “Amico” metal shelf/pantry is a modern twist on 1950s style, yielding a “lived-in” feel. Flexible solutions like the “Amico” extendible, rotatable table which disappears, reappears and rotates based on your needs. There is more than one secret ingredient in City: choice materials and creative design.

stosa-city1Are you looking to re design your kitchen? From the design to the installation, we will work with you until your are 100% satisfied with your dream kitchen. Visit our showroom and talk to one of our expert kitchen designer.

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Jesse: A century of family-owned success

At Belvisi, we get joy out of helping our customers realise their dreams of a better living space for themselves and their families. This extends from start to finish, whether we’re chatting about our interior design service over a coffee with prospective customers or putting the finishing touches to their home. We love what we do.

We’re also careful to work with suppliers who share this commitment to outstanding design and to whom the ethos of a family business remains important. That’s why we love Jesse and are proud to be one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of this historic, prestigious brand.

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Jesse furniture stands the test of time

Founded in the 1920s as a humble but ambitious carpentry shop producing furniture for schools, by the ‘50s they’d established themselves as one of Italy’s foremost producers of home furniture. By the 1970s they were brightening up homes across Europe with a focus on care, elegance and modernity.

Today, we’re proud to work alongside Jesse; we share their ideas when it comes to the importance of quality and family. Modern Italian furniture from Jesse is built to stand up to the rigours of everyday family life, like this dining table. It combines a striking angular design, so rich in artistry, with a clear focus on using robust materials and time-honoured craftsmanship.

If you need more evidence of what Belvisi’s range of furniture from Jesse can bring to your dining room, look at the Moon extending dining table. Gorgeous furniture should enrich your life, however you choose to live it, and this table offers options to fit into any space or expand to easily accommodate extra guests. Bringing these exquisite creations into your home is just the start of the adventure.

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Fine Italian furniture for all of your home

Of course, Jesse is all about expansion, and while their roots lie in crafting furniture for communal spaces, they’ve also turned their attention elsewhere in the home. In contemporary bedroom furniture like this hinged wardrobe you can see the same philosophy. It’s the same meticulous focus on classic design mixed with the best of modern materials and construction.

By the same token, we can look at designs like the Skin sideboard or the Shade night stand and see this unpretentious approach to crafting great furniture for those who live life. Running through all our favourite Jesse models is a love of bold straight lines and strong matching colours to give any room a sense of expanse and motion.

We love this marriage of elegance and function which runs through Jesse’s work. We’re a family company ourselves so we recognise when designers keep in mind the everyday reality of what their creations need to stand up to and still produce furniture which takes your breath away at a glance.

Has this insight into one of our most trusted partners inspired you to take a fresh look at your home? Call us on 01223 327463 or visit our showroom in the heart of Cambridge. Come and find out how easy it can be to bring the very best of modern Italian furniture design into your life and create the perfect living space for your family.

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Children’s bedroom furniture: Options for life

When you’re decorating your children’s bedroom, you want to give them it all. To them, you’re a superhero so being able to give them their very own secret hideout is just part of the magic. Unfortunately, parents often face a reality check when it comes to working with the available space.

Many people we speak to struggle to combine the fun, colourful environment their little ones want with the practical limitations of what is usually a smaller than average room. Above all else, they want to know that the furniture they choose is safe and will stand the test of time.

Kid’s bedroom solutions with real Italian furniture

In our experience, it pays to take a step back and look at the big picture. What are you really trying to achieve with your kid’s bedroom furniture? What are the obstacles that stand in your way?

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Is it a matter of space? If so, think outside the box. In cases like that, the key lies in combining elements to maximise the floor space they need for playing and open up as much of the room as possible.

A room set up like this foldaway bedroom solution from Battistella puts their bed, desk, shelves and wardrobe all within arm’s reach of one another without compromising on comfort, style or durability. The imaginative folding bed is the star of this show, tying it all together as a dynamic centrepiece.

Maybe you’re contending with a room that’s an odd shape? In cases like that, it’s all about working with the room, not against it, to find new ways to include everything you need.

One solution might be this versatile composition. Even the tightest corners can be made to work wonders for you with raised storage, open shelves and a comfy bed tucked underneath.

For longer, narrower rooms, consider something like this combo with the Twiddy Plus drop-down bed. With a sturdy desk, bed and extensive storage aligned across one wall, floor space is maximised for playtime and adding the finishing touches to give them the space they’ll really love.

Long-lasting Italian children’s furniture for your home

What makes our selection of contemporary Italian bedroom furniture really stand out is the level of flexibility it affords your little ones. What’s great for your child now might not be just what they want or need in three years. Invest in an environment which they can mould around their changing tastes and it’ll pay dividends.

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Again, Belvisi and Battistella have you covered. With this bedroom furniture combo your children have all the fun and comfort that comes with the very best of modern Italian furniture, but with the ability to mix and match multiple bed configurations for sleepovers or just that little bit more room to spread out!

Alternatively, this composition is fully mobile on durable rails and castors, perfect for when they want to mix things up a bit. As they get older and the games get more sophisticated, they can roll out the beds to give themselves more sleeping space, or just as easily free up more room for larger projects.

The best of kid’s bedroom furniture from Belvisi

We understand that every children’s bedroom we help create is as unique as the child who loves it. That’s why we take the time to get to know each project we’re involved with in intimate detail to recommend the best ways to tackle each individual problem.

If you’re thinking about redecorating the kid’s room and need some advice, call us on 01223 327463 or visit our Showroom for a chat over real Italian espresso!

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Improve with Belvisi Kitchens & Furniture

A Cambridge independent family run business is  on a mission to help local homeowners to stay on-trend, with only the best of  contemporary selection of modern Italian furniture.

As Francesca owner of the business explained to us since when we have open we have been going from strength to strength and we have been able to understand the Cambridge market what exactly our customers are looking for. We deal directly with all the top Italian brand such as Tonon, Cattelan Italia, Bonaldo, Jesse, Calligaris, Foscarini and we pick product that are right because we know what works in Cambridge.

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So the wide range of furniture that we sell can be supplied or can also be installed as well from one of our expert furniture fitter.

As house prices in the city continue to rise, more and more people are deciding to  stay in the same home and by improving the house and what a better investment in your property than a fantastic new kitchen?  Our expert kitchen designer can help you designed your dream kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the house and is the place where we spend most of our time, cooking, socialising and is where we entreating our guest when they come around. So for us a kitchen should really show who you really are and most important has to be a practical kitchen a room that you and your family really enjoy using.

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With brands selected to offer only high quality combined with reasonable value for money, we can furnish the entire house, so if you are looking to upgrade your bedroom with a new bespoke wardrobe or if you decide that is now time to update your dining/living room area with a new TV unit, dining table, sofa or just a comfortable lounge chair we can help choose the right one.

The most important aspect of our work is that we pride ourselves on the service that we provide.

Don’t you have a clear idea of the style of the furniture that you are looking for?

…or  how the furniture will look in your room? but you fancy a change? we will show you how, that is why we offer a full Interior design service with the help of a 3D plan we are able to show to our customers how their new furniture will look like before they commit to buy it, sometime is amazing to see what you can do to open things up and what you can do even with small spaces! We give our customers as much of idea of our the new room is going to look like and this is done following the customer specification and within the budget that the customer has set. At Belvisi we can take on a full project even if this will involve stripping off the old furniture, clear everything away, re-skim your walls, sort out the electrics, re-decorate, tiling, make sure that everything is perfect and make sure that that our customers are fully satisfied till the job is done. In our showroom we have a good selection of contemporary Italian products where you can touch and see the quality and we always welcome our customers with a lovely Italian espresso and amaretto biscuit.

If you are looking to upgrade any of your room in the house come and discuss it with us and we will help you design your dream palace with the Italian style and with the Italian touches that will impress of your friends and will create a place that you will never want to leave.

At Belvisi Furniture we can provide bespoke furniture that is designed exclusively for you and you home. Call Us now 01223 327463 or visit our showroom.

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Choosing a Modern Italian Kitchen: 5 Important Considerations

The kitchen is, without doubt, the most used room in the house: we have put together a few simple rules that we think you should take in consideration when you are choosing the kitchen that’s right for you, your family, your taste and your lifestyle.

1. Don’t rush. Consider different styles and layouts to find the one that enhances your home and reflects your way of life!

2.The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. It must be a safe place for you and your family, as well as needing to last a long time. It is a place where you will spend a large part of your day so remember this when planning it!

3.Beautiful but impossible kitchens? Do not choose a kitchen that looks fantastic, but is not practical. We all would love a Hollywood style kitchen with big islands or peninsulas where we can cook Christmas dinner for the whole family, but to use the space we have available in the best way we must put ergonomics and practical considerations above all else. Modern Italian Kitchen fits best when it comes to practical kitchens. Opt for a practical and convenient layout, do not create cramped spaces.

4.Very important Don’t underestimate small spaces. There are many solutions for making the best use of the space available. Kitchens for small spaces should be both attractive and practical. Don’t forget you can choose between a large range of modular kitchens that offer equipment and accessories inside the kitchen units and that will help you optimise the space and hide away the mess.

5.Don’t let other people make the decisions. Listen to their advice, but remember you are in charge. Your kitchen is for you and your family. What would you like? What are you looking to achieve in your new kitchen? Take on board all the advice but remember that the advantage of planning a modular kitchen is precisely the fact that it is made to measure. It is a dress made to fit your requirements and you can choose from thousands of options. So be bold, think of what you like and choose on the basis of what the kitchen means to you and your family in your everyday life.

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Space optimisation in the kitchen is very important and the modular kitchens offer various solutions for not sacrificing ergonomics and practical considerations.

When furnishing small spaces, the role of the kitchen designer can be very valuable: depending on how the kitchen will be used, he or she can help you to choose from a variety of space-saving solutions.

If you like to have guests round for dinner , but your home will not allow you to choose a table big enough to seat all your friends, you could for example opt for a fold-away table, which when required will provide all the extra places you need. To get a better idea view our dining tables collection or call us for and advice 01223 327463.

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Cattelan-Convivium is a clever table that will help you maximise the space.

If you haven’t got the classic storage closet in which to keep all your cleaning items, you could instead choose a kitchen with storage cabinets, to keep everything neat, tidy and close to hand.

When planning your kitchen, try to make sure there is enough space to move about easily: working in tight surroundings can be dangerous, as well as not being much fun.

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If you dream of a kitchen with a peninsula or with a centre island, but the space is limited, there are a few ideas that allow the right compromise to be found, such as providing a snack counter for short breaks, where you can read emails or organise a little aperitif, separating the kitchen from the lounge in a practical way .

Practicality and aesthetics can also be provided by pull out storage units.Until a short while ago in kitchen design there were always unused spaces, even if just a few centimetres, that were covered by fillers and panels. Today these can be exploited with the pull out storage units that even in just 15 cm give us a useful compartment for storing jars and tins, or for keeping brooms and cleaning materials.

Corners too, usually hard to access can be made functional and practical by the use of corner units with pull out shelving ,that make even the most inconvenient areas much more accessible.

 If you have areas without much light. We have the solution!

For small and dark rooms the best colour is without doubt white, because it illuminates and reflects the light. Some may fear it is rather bland, but in actual fact it is anything but an uninspiring colour and offers various customisation. options. Choices can be made between warm or cold colours, woods with different grains, matt or gloss lacquered smooth surfaces, and many more solutions including matching with the worktop.

Take a look at our modular kitchens to find the space-saving solution that’s right for you! Come and visit our showroom where we will be happy to choose your dream kitchen. Our Cambridge showroom is open every day and the Stosa London Showroom is open for appointment only. Call us to book your appointment. We are looking forward to seeing you soon for a lovely Italian Espresso! Ciao

NEWS Maya: a winning project design.

Contemporary Kitchen Stosa, Cambridge, London, Uk

Contemporary Kitchen Stosa, Cambridge, London, Uk

An all-new product in the Stosa Cucine line, Maya, joins the broad range of Look System H72 models, the programme for building your own kitchen that offers 22-mm door widths and guarantees the best quality and sturdiness. The Maya model represents the new collection of kitchens with modern, elegant lines knowingly combined with a practical and functional design that wins over customers at first glance. Its fresh, young mood is the answer to the market’s latest demands, furnishing with taste and practicality even when space is tight. In the Maya programme, you can choose between 4 types of doors and 13 finishings: The distinguishing characteristic of this collection is the post forming door, which bestows the essential look of this smooth model with elegant rounding of the long edges of the door, softening its contours. Maya’s clean lines are joined by open Jolly units with Evo inlays, available in matt white and matt lead, as are the finishings on the throat handle and plinth. And to add another touch of style, Maya has two types of glass doors: fine glass door with aluminium finishing on the edge and glass door with aluminium frame. The different types of handle available (standard or throat) and new structures enrich and embellish the range, giving it an essential design but with a skilfully styled elegance.

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Modern Stosa Kitchen available in many different colours, lacquered or Matt

Maya is also available in the Allegra throat system version with 75-cm-high bases in oak jeans glossy iron laminate. The chromatic focus is the tall unit in life-colour varnished matt orange, for a pleasant colour contrast with the glossy, pure white of the kitchen and the earth oak tall oven unit. To give a touch of personality to your kitchen, the inner inlays are available in different combinations and in the colours and finishes of the Maya model, as well as in all the varnished matt finishing colours. The Stosa Design Centre designed Allegra Maya based on functionality and durability; this is why it is equipped with FENIX NTM™ back panel, a new futuristic material in the latest thermoplastic resin that self-repairs thanks to the use of applied nanotechnology. Allegra Maya by Stosa Cucine is ideal for those that see their kitchen as the most sociable part of the house.

Visit our Cambridge Showroom where we can help you design your dream kitchen, showroom also in London only via appointment. Call 01223 327463 for more info or click here to view our website.

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Decorating a home office: Finding the perfect balance

Given the nature of our increasingly connected, digital world, more people than ever are working from home. Here’s an interesting fact, at the start of 2014, 13.9% of the workforce in the UK was working from their own homes. That’s 4.2 million people, and 4.2 million individual work spaces which need to be found, arranged and maintained.

It’s hardly surprising that the quest to create the perfect home office space is one that puzzles a great many people. It’s a problem with psychological implications as well as functional and aesthetic ones. You need a space which is both distinctly yours, but separate enough from the rest of your home to put you in the right productive frame of mind. Choosing the right home office furniture is a great start.

Broadly speaking, you’re going to be making the choice between one of two types of home office space. A smaller space set aside in a corner of an existing room or using one of the less spacious nooks of the home, or a whole room dedicated to being an office.

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The right chair for your stylish home office

In either case, the first thing to consider is the chair you’re sitting on. Both figuratively and literally, this is the foundation of a comfortable office space. You’ll be getting closely acquainted with this piece of home office furniture and you need something with a deep seat, good arm support and a comfortable feel.

In this, our modern swivel leather office chair is a great choice and comes in a range of rich colours to match your space. Depending on the type of desk you’re working on you might need something a little more stripped back, such as Calligaris’ New York office swivel chair.

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In the case of the micro-home office, it’s about maximising the available space, keeping everything in its place while still allowing yourself the elbow room to be creative. Pieces like the Trailer office cabinet from Calligaris are discreet, adaptable and mobile for if you decide to rearrange your space. For smaller stacks of files, something like Cattelan Italia’s Jerry magazine rack is a convenient solution.

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What’s the best desk for your home office?

For those with a full room to dedicate to their office space, you can really go to town with the best of contemporary Italian office furniture. This desk from Novamobili could lend an artistic feel to your home office, or maybe Cattelan Italia’s Houston desk is what you’re looking for to lend your space that sense of luxury and grandeur.

All Belvisi furniture is custom-built to order by our trusted Italian suppliers. Whatever the space you’re working with, contact us and we’ll be able to discuss creating the perfect modern office furniture for your home.

How to light your home office

Something that often goes unconsidered here is lighting. When you’re working from home, where you’re more often concerned with setting a relaxing mood, you can lose sight of the fact that ample lighting doesn’t just help productivity. Eight hours each day spent concentrating on work means you need a well-lit office for the sake of your eyes.

Whether in a micro-office or a full room, a series of well-placed wall lights like the Fold light from Foscarini or the Folio wall light are expressive, effective and work great in well-spaced combinations. In the case of the Folio, it can work just as well on the ceiling to make sure your workload gets properly illuminated.

Decorating your home office can be tricky. Finding the balance between a beautiful home and an inspiring, productive work space isn’t straightforward, and we’re happy to help our customers find the right combinations. If you want a chat about how the full Belvisi interior design service can help you create the perfect office, contact us on 01223 327463 or visit our showroom in the heart of Cambridge.