Oh Say Can You Seat?
By Robin Jay
Tucked in the tiny provincial commune of Martignacco – in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Northern Italy – craftsmanship and the pursuit of perfection are age-old traditions. That is why when La Cividina was founded there in 1976, its handmade sofas and armchairs were (and are) considered the authentic interpretation of Made in Italy. It’s also why interior designer Steven G. secured the rights as the exclusive showroom in the United States authorized to carry the collection.
Ask any artisan on the premises at La Cividina and you’ll discover that each timeless design they produce originates from the experience of the in-house creative laboratory and collaborations with designers who share the company’s values. Here, knowledge is handed down from generation to generation to offer seating selections that are a result of seasoned craftsmen who transform an idea into reality – a perfect balance of materials, form and function. Consider these sophisticated examples:
Nautile – This armchair sculpture by Peter Harvey is a work of art with soft, original lines that provide maximum comfort.
Osaka – Designed by Pierre Paulin, Osaka is a sinuous sofa composed of three elements held together by a special steel frame and covered with “stretch” fabric that perfectly follows its curves.
Aria – This head-turning design by Antonio Rodriguez is produced by precisely laser cutting a sheet of steel to create rhombuses that form the seat’s main body. Side pieces produce a graceful curve. The exterior is covered with leather that is carefully selected, cut and sewn by hand.
Mrs. Buffy – Ideal for “creating community” within large areas, this design by Paolo Martinig makes an ageless seating accessory for any home.
Folies Bergere – Created by PBA Studio, these armchairs offer an unexpected sense of protection and space for meditation and relaxation, thanks to gently embracing shapes.
To see – and sit in – these stunningly artistic and functional armchairs and sofa from La Cividina, make an appointment to visit Interiors by Steven G. 2818 Center Port Circle, Pompano Beach. For more information, call (954) 735-8223 or log onto www.interiorsbysteveng.com.