Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ultima Porta TV

The technical precision of a plasma TV deserves an equally gorgeous display system. The Ultima Porta TV was created in that spirit of perfectionism. Its distinctive feature is a high gloss Ferrari red lacquer mounting panel which floats the TV above the frosted glass component shelf. The stable round base platform swivels 360? for customized viewing angles. A cord management porthole discretely organizes electric cables behind the support column. Finished in a matte aluminum grey to complement the television and audio/video components. With its minimalist archetectural appeal, the Ultima Porta TV will lend a living space a sense of pristine elegance. Made in Italy.

Sistema Miki Wall System

Miki is a brilliant pairing or two opposite ideas; cool sophistication and playful lightness. Bringing to mind the iconic Disney silhouette complete with big round ears, Miki displays and stores audio/video equipment in a lively styles.

The round black lacquered panel supports a wall hung TV and a clear glass shelf holds accessory electronics. Two cable portals keep cords between the components concealed. Ample storage and display space is provided by two wide drawers sitting low to the ground. The "ears" are fitted with randomly stacked cases for CD and DVD open storage. The round wall panel may be mounted at any desired height to the left, right or centerd above the drawers. An appropriate bracket for mounting the TV must be attached to the round wall panel. 30", 36" or maximum 42" TVs are ideal.
Designed and produced by Pacini & Cappellini of Italy, Miki is a hit worldwide for its lyrical form and precisely crafted details. Made in Italy.

Living Porta TV

The Living TV/Stereo stand, with it's sleek architectural lines smartly contains your media components. A perfect balance of open frosted glass shelving and closed storage, the free-standing system is further enhanced by its swiveling base. Engineered with technical sophistication, the Living system fuses minimal structure with maximum function allowing televisions or stereos to be openly displayed and their high-tech looks admired. The quietly contemporary structure is composed of an aluminum lacquered steel frame and cherrywood over multistrata beech for exceptional strength. Designed for today's lifestyle with spare, clean lines and an emphasis on multiple functions.

Screen Media Center

Today's media components are so slim and beautifully designed that they need not be stashed away in bulky cabinets. Now, media centers must be as up-to-date and high-tech as the exposed electronics they support.

Using only fourteen square feet of floor space, Screen is a fully equipped, multi-use media center with a flat TV clip rail, audio/video component shelf, hidden CD/DVD storage, two book shelves, and an open CD/DVD rack. The wide brushed aluminum base offers stable support and swivels 360 degrees, enabling the TV to be viewed from any angle or turned completely out of sight. Its wide face accommodates large plasma TVs - 42", 50" and some 60" models if the bottom glass shelf is removed. Vertical storage cabinets pull out from each side keeping DVDs/CDs and remotes neatly organized and hidden. Tempered etched glass shelves slip into narrow steel tracks and maybe arranged as desired. TV/video cables remain concealed by passing through the cable portal and out the bottom of the base. A second cable portal is located on top of the unit for placement of a central speaker or lamp. Screen is free standing and may be placed in the middle of a room to divide space.
Thoroughly sleek and modern, the unit is finished in three colors of high gloss lacquer or chocolate wenge stained oak. Intelligently engineered in every detail, Screen is a complete system for all your audio/visual home theater needs. Designed by Fabio Rebosio. Some assembly required. Please check TV dimensions for size suitability. Made in Italy.

Modern Flat TV Stand

The sleek beauty of today's high-tech audio/video equipment requires specialized furniture to properly house it. The new Modern Flat TV Stand is an intelligently engineered piece of modern furniture designed exclusively for LCD. LED and Plasma televisions. The two piece collection includes the flat TV stand and a matching coffee table with two storage drawers.

The collection's minimalist appeal is achieved with modern geometry and cool tempered glass cladding. Unlike gloss lacquer finishes which can easily scratch, the tough tempered glass is painted on the backside and securely attached to the console top, front and sides . Simply maintain with a soft cloth and glass cleaner. The TV stand's uncluttered form conceals interior adjustable shelves, hidden wheels, an integrated adjustable height/view angle support column, cable management portals, and ventilation openings. The tempered glass door front allows commands from the remote to pass through to the electronic components stored inside so all that remains in view is the beautiful flat panel television. Your collection of CDs and DVDs can be stored neatly out of sight inside the console box or in the two drawers of the coffee table. The console's flip-down door and coffee table drawers feature soft-close drawer technology. Both pieces are fitted with rolling casters concealed by stainless steel feet. Slim handles in stainless steel add visual interest. The adjustable height support column also rotates 45 degrees left or right and includes a universal TV hanging mount, making it unnecessary to drill into a wall.
Designed with strength in mind, the TV stand is suitable for flat panel televisions 42" to 60" in diagonal dimension and up to 132 pounds. The Modern Flat TV Stand and coffee table are shipped fully assembled and ready to accommodate your electronics and audio/video collections.
The high quality construction of these pieces is evident in the use of premium materials and all manufacturing is in compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001 - a strict quality management system model.
Offered in three glass colors, the Modern Flat TV Stand and coffee table may be purchased individually or as a matching set. The clean compact design is sure to satisfy most media display and storage requirements while being visually stunning. Made in Italy.

RACK TV System

Whether the need is for a single flat TV cabinet or an entire wall composition, RACK has a solution. Designed to house today's high-tech media electronics, this sophisticated system of modular components features many technical innovations. The closed storage and open shelf elements are available in a wide array of matte lacquer colors and natural woods, with two tone color combinations possible.

The basis of the modular system begins with the RACK TV wall unit. Available for purchase separately, the wall hung cabinet supports a flat screen television on its door which swings open and swivels 45 degrees left or right for an optimum viewing angle. Inside the cabinet is a slotted DVD / CD organizer where a large collection of movies and music can be stored neatly out of sight. Cable management portals are provided. The RACK TV wall unit is 47 inches wide by 53 inches high and is suitable for up to 52 inch televisions with a maximum weight of 55 pounds. Click here to view a video of the Rack TV System..
Composition 1 includes the RACK TV wall unit and a base cabinet for storage of electronic components. Inside the low cabinet is a sensor that relays commands from the remote controls to the components hidden inside, allowing the cabinet door to remain closed during operation. A single interior glass shelf supports players and recorders while the flip down door provides easy access. Components may also be placed on top of the base cabinet if desired. The base cabinet is 51 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 12 inches high. The RACK TV wall unit may be hung above at any optimal height.
Composition 2 is a chic assembly of horizontal and vertical storage elements that fills a living/media room wall. Composition 2 is created by using the RACK TV wall unit described above and adding a deeper base cabinet, a low drawer cabinet, a floor shelf and two wall hung cupboards. Keep clutter out of sight inside the wide pull-out drawer or on the glass shelves behind the cupboard doors. The RACK TV wall unit and two wall cabinets may be positioned in height and horizontal location as preferred. Two tone color combinations are highly striking - any combination is possible including matte lacquers, matte lacquers and wood or all one color as desired. Composition 2 is 153.5 inches long, 24 inches deep and 74 inches high (hung as shown).
Composition 3 combines closed storage elements with geometric open shelves creating a thoroughly modern media display and storage solution. A RACK TV wall unit, bookcases, component storage, a drawer and closed cupboards are artfully assembles into a dramatic wall system. Highly popular in chic black and white, Composition 3 may be ordered in any combination of matte lacquer colors, matte lacquer and wood or all one color. Suited for large living/media rooms, Composition 3 is 165 inches long, 24 inches deep and 90 inches high (hung as shown).
In addition to the designs described above, many other compositions are possible; click on this link to explore the extensive design possibilities. For assistance in creating a custom design and for all pricing, call 510-420-0383.
The modular RACK TV media system is intelligently engineered and aesthetically pleasing. All units are constructed with top quality hardware, lacquers and wood veneers. Its up-to-date styling compliments the beauty of today's sleek flat televisions and its many components offer highly creative options for display and storage. Made in Italy.

Box System Tall Cabinet

����The cool matte white exterior and frosted glass doors combine to give this tall cabinet minimalist appeal. Ideal for contemporary interiors, this versatile cabinet can be used in the dining room or office where concealed storage is desired. It is also suitable for the bathroom where it instills a spa-like ambiance.

����The unit is composed of two cabinets which can be joined as shown or used individually. Two units can be placed side by side to create a large wall cabinet with 4 doors. Ample storage is available in the upper cabinets which are equipped with one fixed shelf and two adjustable glass shelves. Stow smaller items in the eight drawers below.
����Highly adaptable, this modular cabinet suits many spaces and uses. Its pristine beauty quietly conceals stored items maintaining a well organized atmosphere. Simple assembly required. Made in Italy.

SA Buffet

Completely unique with its elliptical shape and curved glass doors, the large SA buffet incorporates only one straight edge into its graceful design, The interior surface of the glass is sandblasted, giving a luminous effect which lightly masks the objects stored inside. Double glass doors swing open to reveal a large interior glass shelf. The airy design is capped top and bottom with a layer of wood finished in white lacquer, bleached oak, wenge stained oak or cherry. A welded scissors-shaped base is formed from oval tubular steel with a polished chrome finish. Brushed nickel hinge hardware and door pulls complete the streamlined look. The curvaceous aesthetics of the SA buffet ideally combines with the Saarinen oval table, Saarinen round table and Saarinen chairs. This buffet also complements square and rectangular dining tables offering a fine counterpoint to their linear lines. Also available is a coordinating SA Ventrine glass display case. Assembly required. Made in Italy.

Dama Buffet 500

An elegant buffet with a curved front in matte finished cherry wood. The doors and top are inlaid with burled olive wood details. The interior contains adjustable shelves and interior drawer.

Frosted Glass Sink

This beautiful glass sink adds architectural style and function to your bath environment. It is artfully made in Italy made from a single piece of molded glass by master glass workers. It is predrilled for a single faucet. It is available in frosted and clear.

Moon Sleep Sofa

Appealing to lovers of unique design, the Moon is one of the most original sleep sofas available. The semi-circular sofa maintains a sleek profile with its minimal chrome frame and tailored upholstery. Plush feather wrapped foam core pillows offer a soft backrest. Four feather filled toss pillows add further luxury. The sofa's high density foam seat cushion provides firm and even support while keeping a neat appearance.

When the occasion arises, the Moon goes from half to full in two easy movements creating a spacious round guest bed or lounging sofa. Simply rotate the wheeled wooden platform from beneath the sofa and flip the cushion open. The multi-functional Moon grants a new solution for rooms used for a social gathering, media lounging and sleeping. Easy to care for, the soft synthetic suede covers are completely removable and washable. Available as shown in charcoal and white or in custom ordered colors. Please call for assistance with special order colors.
Based on bold geometric shapes and a simple expansion mechanism, this high style sofa is smartly suited to multi-use rooms. Constructed with high quality materials throughout, the Moon is made in Italy with precise attention to detail and design.

Freedom Bed

The smart and stylish Freedom Bed is a well thought out, hightly functional bed that can be arranged at whim into multiple compositions.

The four symmetrical head and foot rests and two tables are removable, allowing you to place them to suit your sleeping and lounging needs. Begin with a minimalist platform bed composed of only the wooden frame. Clip on two headrests and the tables for a classic scheme. Add two footrests to create an enveloping, visually pleasing symmetrical look. Move the foot rests to each side for the ultimate in comfortable lounging, reading and television watching. Even unique corner compositions are possible, creating individual places to stretch out for dreaming and relaxing.
The gently curving backrests are an architectural counterpoint to the squared solid wood platform frame. Their thick soft padding provides comfortable support for sitting up in bed. Covered in durable, washable synthetic suede that is softly napped, the covers are easy to clean; just vacuum and wash up with a sudsy terry cloth or remove them and toss in the washing machine on gentle cycle. The sand colored synthetic suede is factory treated with Dupont Teflon fabric protector for added stain resistance.
The tubular steel legs solidly support the wood frame, leaving its simple beauty undisturbed. Plastic inserts in leg tips protect floors. The solid beechwood frame is cherry stained and conceals flexible wood slats that eliminate the need for a bulky box spring and allow air to circulate beneath your mattress. Two moveable wood night stands are included.
Expertly engineered in every detail, this intellegent system allows you to be free to create a bed tailored to varied uses. Compose your own private sanctuary where you can rejuvenate yourself and explore your dreams.
Designed by and exclusive to The Freedom bed is available in 3 versions: cherry stained beechwood with 712 synthetic suede headrests, wenge stained beechwood with natural leather headrests and chrome with black leather headrests. Each is offered in three standard sizes to fit american mattresses: queen, california king and eastern king. Complement the Freedom bed with the stylish Rondo dresser and Rondo nightstand. Made in Italy.

Boss Bed

The Boss bed commands attention with its powerful definition of form and classic sophistication. Drawing from the design aesthetics of Mies Van Der Rohe's Barcelona chair, the softly padded leather headboard is detailed with hand sewn capitonne tufting and piping. Only the highest quality full grain leather is used for the ultimate in sensual feel. Many custom leather colors are offered by special order. Please call for assistance. Four headboard styles are available to suit your preference for scale and proportion: choose the daring Boss HIGH, the Boss MEDIUM, the minimalist Boss LOW or the chic Boss WIDE. The leather upholstered bed frame floats as if on a cushion of air above the steel base. Flexible beechwood slats support the mattress eliminating the need for a bulky boxspring while also promoting constant air circulation.

Premium quality materials and meticulous attention to details are evident throughout the piece. Boss appeals to lovers of modern design with its pure form and distinct sense of style. Designed by Bruno Rainaldi and manufactured by renowned ALIVAR. Made in Italy.

Modern Classic Bed

The Modern Classic Bed's stately and formal appearance graces the bedroom with refine modernism. Its impeccable craftsmanship embodies the spirit of perfectionism that fueled the Bauhaus style of architecture and design.

Drawing from the design aesthetics of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the headboard and frame are upholstered in soft, full grain aniline leather. Expertly tailored, the individual leather squares are sewn together using the capitonne technique, detailed with piping over each seam and then buttoned to create a tufted appearance. Two round bolster pillows contribute a strong counterpoint to the square composition while also providing support for inclined repose. Inset in the bed frame are orthopedic wood slats that allow for air circulation beneath the mattress. Four round chrome feet are inset to prevent toe stubbing and the padded frame is soft and forgiving.
Available in black and ivory leather, or, by special order, in 63 other leather colors. Please call for assistance in ordering special leather colors. Produced in three sizes to accommodate standard American mattresses in Queen, Eastern King and California King sizes, the Modern Classic Bed coordinates with all the Modern Classics by Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Stam and Bruer Create a fully luxurious bedroom environment with the addition of a coordinating Modern Classic Bench, Modern Classic dresser, Modern Classic Tallboy and Modern Classic Nightstand.

Freedom Bed in Black Leather and Chrome

The Black Leather Freedom bed has a steel frame with a polished chrome finish. It comes with two movable tables with a matching polished chrome finish. You may choose from any combination of black, yellow or red finish movable tables by selecting your color choice from the list.

Designed by and exclusive to The Freedom bed is available in 3 versions: cherry stained beechwood with 712 synthetic suede headrests, wenge stained beechwood with natural leather headrests and chrome with black leather headrests. Each is offered in three standard sizes to fit American mattresses: Queen, California King and Eastern King. Complement the Freedom bed with the stylish Rondo dresser and Rondo nightstand. Made in Italy.

Squaring Bed

Soft and inviting, the padded Squaring bed offers a wide expanse of tactile luxury. Designed by Guiseppe Vigano, this bed system recalls the uncluttered aesthetics of Japanese style.

Surrounding the mattress are two low cushioned benches for sitting, lounging or displaying objects. Squaring's studied proportions of varied widths and heights create a highly appealing composition. Being fully upholstered on all sides and maintaining a low profile, the bed may be placed in the middle of the room. Height adjustable flexible wood slats support the mattress eliminating the need for a box spring. The quilted covering is completely removable for cleaning and a matching bedspread is included in the bed system. Shown in vibrant orange cotton/viscose/polyester blend fabric, Squaring is available in 36 colors of softly napped synthetic suede. Low square wood feet are set back beneath the frame to maintain an eastern minimalist platform look. The recessed slats are designed to accommodate standard American eastern king or queen size mattresses. Squaring is composed of four cushioned frame elements and the bed slats; simple assembly is required. Made in Italy byBonaldo, an Italian leader in the design and production of high quality home furnishings

Como Bed

Blending both modern style and classical details, the dramatic Como bed imparts an air of importance to the bedroom. The cleanly tufted headboard rests on small translucent plexiglass feet and is attached to the softly padded frame. A long flat steel leg supports the end of the bed frame creating a clean, minimalist look. Premium quality, glove soft leather upholsters the bed keeping dust to a minimum; simply wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth.

Inset withing the bed frame are orthopedic flexible wood slats that support standard innerspring or latex mattresses. The slats eliminate the need for a boxspring and allow air to circulate beneath the mattress.
Como is produced in two headboard heights: medium and tall. The bed frame accommodates either standard American queen or eastern king mattresses. Choose from a variety of leather colors to compliment your interior color scheme.
The Como headboard is tufted without piping or buttons, giving it modern appeal. Expertly crafted by hand, the bed is 100% made in Italy. Simple assembly is required.

Wave Bed

The architectural beauty of the Wave Bed arises from its minimal styling and subtle details. With an upward sweeping curve, the platform and headboard envelop the mattress while providing a comfortable angle for inclined repose. Two cantilevered bedside tables, each fitted with a slim drawer, appear to float on air. Appealing to those with a modern sensibility, the Wave bed also satisfies a love of nature with its beautifully variegated Canaletto walnut wood. Two additional finishes are also offered - dark grey stained oak, and for those looking for the ultimate in sleek elegance - high gloss white lacquer.

Wave owes its weightless appearance to four inset solid wood legs supporting the bed frame and a clear methacrylate panel under each bedside table. The pure form of the design is enhanced by a reverse bevel detail on the platform perimeter and table fronts. Flexible orthopedic wood slats support the mattress eliminating the need for a bulky boxspring while allowing air to circulate freely. The slat system is suitable for both innerspring and latex mattresses.
The Wave bed is available in a standard Queen size or standard Eastern King size. The two cantilevered bedside tables are optional. Also available in the collection is an oval shaped Wave Dresser and a freestanding Wave bedside table.
With its sculptured beauty and high quality construction, the Wave collection is the embodiment of Italian design. Assembly required. Made in Italy.

Mission A-Frame w/ Swing Plans

Here is a sturdy, roomy, and simple to build porch swing. The beginner and weekend builder will have no problems constructing the swing itself OR the uniquely fashioned Mission A-Frame. This plan is adapted from a 100 year old design the distinct feature of which was the split A-Frame.

The swing itself is a hearty 5' wide and if you don't feel like making the A-Frame (which stands 7' tall), you can simply hang the swing under a porch. You are provided with a complete list of materials, including chain lengths needed, easy to read and understand measured drawings, many photos taken during the construction process, plus instructions and our customer support.

Sports Car Bed Plans

The spoiler of this fancy car, or bed, doubles as a handy bookshelf for your child's knicknacks. There is also hidden storage in the front end of the car, making for a neat little twist.

Full size patterns and painting guide are included, along with step by step instructions for building. The design is for a twin bed, and the overall finished size is 96" long, by 44-1/2" wide, by 32" tall.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Shaker Sewing Cabinet Plans

When we set out to design this Shaker-style sewing cabinet, a compact yet still attractive and functional piece of furniture was wanted. Plenty of useful features and storage options resulted. The cabinet IS designed for the sewing machine to sink down into the table on a hydrolic lift and the plans detail where you can purchase the necessary lift mechanism, or it can be omitted.

Shown here in cherry. It is 26-1/2" high, 44-1/2" wide, and 18" deep.
Included with your plan are the following: detailed instructions, large measured drawings, a complete list of materials, full size patterns for any curves, and a few photos. The best plan we've seen for a "sinking machine" cabinet.

Octagon Picnic Table with Accent Ring Plan

The self-contained table and bench design provides a lot of seating space in a relatively small area. . .the table is under 7' wide from bench to bench, while the table top is 4-1/2' across, giving you over 16 square feet of table top space. Each seated adult has approximately 22" of table width to themselves. Note the decorative ring around the edge of the table top, it's a feature not found in many picnic tables of this sort and you can always eliminate the ring.

The plan you receive folds out to a substantial 38" x 25" blueprint and includes: a list of the materials you need, cutting diagrams, professional measured drawings, many photos during construction, and detailed instructions. You'll need a weekend, but the plans make it easy. Look at Richard Dodds and his boys who turned it into a family project, attaching the eating surface.
All lumber for this project was specifically chosen to be common construction grade sizes, so anyone can easily find it at a local "home" store. This feature and the fact that you could build this table with a nothing more than a hand-held circular saw makes it an ideal project for most every handyperson. Build it for yourself, or build them for friends -- tables just like these go for upwards of $800 in some areas, but we all know 2x4's aren't that expensive.
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