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Back To School

Fun and functional homework space

Making your child’s room a place that inspire their creativity and play is very important to their development and growth.

Kids want to learn in every possible way they can, here are some kid’s workspace ideas and main points to consider when designing a room that will help inspire them to commit to those homework’s, even the ones we have trouble helping them with.

1.Location

Think about where you going to set up a working space, consider how your kids focus best, if they get distracted easily, perhaps a quite spot could become the new study area.

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2. Get creative

When designing your children’s bedroom, colourful and personalised elements can be easily missed out on in favour of functionality, Think about what your child’s passions are. Personalise their space making it sparks with creativity.

With Nidi Teens collection you can create endless number of arrangements to transform the space.

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3.The ideal desk and chair

Children are most definitely faster and springier than we are, however ergonomics are extremely important to their growing bodies. Make sure you pick the right desk and chair to provide a comfortable space. To determine the perfect height of the chair your child’s feet are supposed to be flat on the floor while sitting, with knees at 90 degrees angle.

Check out our favourite children’s furniture brand – Nidi for desks and chairs available in different modularity and colours.

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4.Storage          

Keep the clutter to a minimum! It is a lot harder to concentrate when kid’s workspace is strew with unnecessary objects. Keep it to a minimum and use storage options to leave the desk tidy and organised.

The more storage that you can get into children’s room, the less it creeps into the rest of your home. We can advise you on best storage options to fit in your space, from shelves and wall units, chest of drawers to sideboards.

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With kids back to school, get their room organised to encourage them to do their homework. Come and visit our Cambridge showroom and see one of our designers. We will inspire you and make sure you leave with a beautiful design for a homework space.

 

Home office furniture

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.

Get the perfect storage

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.

News from Cattelan Italia

A scenery always in evolution for CATTELAN ITALIA.

A strategy based on images is what we have seen during the Salone del Mobile 2013 where the key word is development of styles and technologies. In Milan Cattelan has presented a striking new collection characterized by the creativity and functionality to create contemporary design products. This brand is characterized by elegance, attention on the production process
and a careful craft knowledge. It is a modern taste, products are suitable for all type of houses with precious details of elegance and
sophistication. It seems flying in the air, with no material, with no weight to be enchanted by its lightness.

Has been very hard for us to pick some pieces but we had to shortlist some for you and here are what we think were the best in terms of elegance and design.

ELLIOT, designed by Giorgio Cattelan, a geometrical table with steel and lacquered graphite base,
 created with the composition of oblique pyramids. The top is in burned oak with irregular edges and
 represents an absolute modernity. It is a table you could adapt to every room because available in different 
versions: round, rectangular, extendible, warm like wood, aggressive like marble. In all version it 
maintains its modern design.

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CONVIVIUM by Giorgio Cattelan is a suitable modern console, with a huge functional mood. It is the icon of the eclecticism of 
Cattelan Italia. Like a mirror play Convivium speaks about the future interior design with different images 
according to different points of view. You look at it, you move and look at it again because it is
something that catch your attention. It is dynamic and functional.
The base is harmonic and all the piece has an equilibrium. Available in white lacquered embossed, graphite or
 satin steel. The top is extendible and as a magic touch it transforms the consoles into a table. It is available in white climb 
laminated, ossido grigio or walnut Canaletto with extensions matching the top. A huge scale of emotions, an eccentric vision where the support is a radial sequence which match 
the glass top.

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Domino, by Andrea Lucatello, is a table with the base in walnut Canaletto or oak stained ash, mix
 walnut-oak or multi colour lacquered. It fits in glamour rooms and represents the synthesis of a perfect
 equilibrium of creativity and rigor, design and the intention of going out from schemes.
 With the glass top, Domino is available in the oval or rectangular versions, clear or extraclear glass. Very 
glamour the melange of colours.

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The chair ISABEL, designed by Paolo Cattelan, represents the sense of living out of the usual scheme 
of time. A balanced inventive for a sophisticated comfort, it fits to live with different concept of furniture,
from the most classic one to the most modern one. It is the icon of the chairs, soft in the seat and 
gorgeous in the detail. Available in many different soft leather colours to suite anybody taste.

For more info on any of the Cattelan furniture don’t hesitate to contact us via email or visit our modern furniture showroom in Cambridge.

Hope to see you soon. Ciao