Sustainable shipping is possible with Faro Barcelona and Nozama Green

A few months ago we closed the collaboration agreement with Nozama Green, the company that makes sustainable deliveries of our orders possible thanks to the use of emission-free vehicles.

With Nozama Green we also make it easier for all our customers to collect packaging and household waste so that it is recycled correctly and does not end up in our seas or forests.

This new service responds to our commitment to the environment and our desire to continue advancing one of our most important values: sustainability. Nozama Green is an expert in recycling, ensuring that it is done in the right way. This work is carried out by people at risk of social exclusion with the aim of giving them a job and a decent life.

With plans to extend the scope to other cities, this service is available in Barcelona. The aim is to contribute to the reduction of waste and emissions harmful to the environment and thus take care of our planet.
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How we approach a project

Our project team has been giving us tricks for lighting different spaces in the home, a restaurant and a hotel. Today we want to discover what their work philosophy is from the moment the lighting project arrives until it is finished.

1. Communication: listening to all the client’s requests and adapting the knowledge to their tastes. Normally clients know how to identify what type of light they want in each room, and our team helps them to know how to get it.

“The more difficult the challenge, the more exciting it is”

2. Light only where it is needed: a premise we have already learned in the previous tips. Every space has a specific need for light and we should not over-light it.

3. Take care of the details: do not forget that the equipment ‘enters your homes’, a private space dedicated to well-being, so everything must be to your liking and comfort.

4. Avoid glare: to achieve all of the above, choose lights with the light source as hidden as possible. This will also help facilitate long-term maintenance.

5. Custom-made luminaires: the Faro Barcelona project team always chooses the best luminaires on the market (if it is also a project in collaboration with the BioscaBotey store) and even makes them to measure.

6. A lot of enthusiasm and involvement: whatever the size of the project, the team works hard with maximum enthusiasm to achieve its realization. Motivation and closeness are their hallmarks.
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How to light up your working area

Due to the confined situation we are in to curb the spread and impact of COVID-19, many of us have been forced to work from home.

In order to be able to concentrate, establish a good dynamic and make the most of the resources we have, we bring you seven tips to light up your desk from the Faro Barcelona project team.

1. Make the most of natural light
Find the window in the room where you will be working and place your table there. It is important that it is on the side of the window, neither in front or just behind it.

2. Position yourself according to the dominant hand
To take advantage of the natural light, you should place yourself on the opposite side of your dominant hand. This way you will not make shadows when writing, drawing or typing on the work surface.

3. Strengthens space with artificial light
If you do not have much natural light, or to work during the hours of less sun, you can opt for a lamp.

4. Avoid contrast
When looking for the best artificial light, make sure it projects evenly throughout the space. It’s not a good idea, for example, to use only one lamp on the desk in a dark space. This bad contrast will make your eyes harder to focus.

5. Combines a table lamp with the general light
What we do recommend is that you look for a table lamp that serves as a support, and that helps to unify the general light of the room.

6. Look for a light with a temperature of 4000K
The ideal temperature for work spaces should be 4000K, which is measured by the Chromatic Reproduction Index (CRI) and tells us how the light is projected

7. The best warm light for decoration
Similarly, it is best not to use lamps with warm temperatures (1,000 to 3,000K) for work spaces. These, we recommend for decorative lighting.

8. A luminaire that regulates itself
To follow all these tips, and depending on the natural light and time of day, we recommend the INVITING collection. It allows you to regulate the intensity and temperature of the light and move the head according to your needs. You can buy it here.
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How to prepare your house for summer with Pía Capdevila

The interior designer tells us about her tips to have a comfortable, cool home in summer. Taking refuge in her house in Empordà and reading a good book on her porch are all Pía Capdevila needs. While as a girl she spent her summers by the sea, it is in the middle of the countryside where she now feels she can relax and switch off.

This interior designer, who has been working on design, architecture and decoration projects for over 10 years, defines her style as very much her own. She likes working with basics and neutrals, in order to then add colour with fabrics and patterns, and needs to know the space and her clients very well in order to start drawing and imagining.

Coolness and naturalness

Summer for her is a mojito and plans to spend time with her loved ones. And when it comes to decorating, she goes for natural fibres and colours with their own light like yellow, which is very fashionable this season. She also recommends turquoise and coral, using lights and light bulbs for chill out areas, cane materials, light fabrics as bases and fruits and plants as table centrepieces.

“Mixing is done more during summer! You need to avoid textiles that are not fresh or that are heavy; the rest is allowed. The sun puts us in a good mood.”

It must be silent

And following this style mantra, we delve into one of her latest projects, a small duplex in a coastal town. Using white as the base, the wooden elements like the floor and some furniture create a much more open and calm space. The colour turquoise also provides contrast and personality. The ECO INDUS fan stands out in the centre of the dining room, which with its design adapts to the interior designer’s summer essentials: “I’m looking for it to integrate perfectly with the ceiling and go unnoticed.”

Speaking of ventilation, Pía recommends the Panama style fans for the porch and tells us that for her the fan must be silent.

This might be why she chose the MINI MALLORCA model for the renovation of her own house in Empordà. In an amazing renovation project, the interior designer has managed to design a space that is open to nature, comfortable and calm. The white fan with maple wood blades is the perfect accompaniment to the decor of neutral tones and natural elements of the wicker or cane objects, and at the same time allows the dining room to be cooled and prepared for a siesta or some quiet relaxation time.

Wellbeing, in the end, is what we are all looking for in our homes and in our everyday lives. At Faro Barcelona we believe that it is the most important thing for people and we think about how an object can make you feel, live and connect with your lifestyle. Working with the best interior designers and amazing projects allows us to accompany people in their summers.
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