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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‘3 days of design’, inspiration and trends

A few days ago we flew to Copenhagen to attend the city’s design week, ‘3 days of design’. We did it within FRAMING, an event that brings together important design brands in the incredible Odd Fellow palace.

The space, designed by Studio Flemming Lindholdt, was designed to bring the most emotional and least intrusive part of each proposal and group companies with their objects create an experience. Faro´s philosophy that we take advantage of to make the brand known among entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector, design students, interior designers and architects. In a particularly young environment, the WHIZZ collection and the portable LAMPANOT lamp that reminds Barcelona and that the visitors related to the city triumphed. They highlighted the freshness and our dynamism.

Showing our designs next to those of brands such as ARPER, VICCARBE, HUGUE or VERGÉS was a great opportunity. Our design team also highlighted the proposals of the Danish MUUTO and HAY and the level of the exhibitions. They defined the experience as ‘a different and necessary exhibition to get closer to the Nordic design’ and they returned delighted with the city ‘that pampers every detail and is inspiring in general’.
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Clerkenwell and the London design

If in London there is a neighbourhood where the best showrooms, the latest trends and the new creators meet, that is Clerkenwell. And a few days ago we participated in the design week organized by the district.

In a collaboration with Solus, a British brand of ceramics and material for interior design projects, we fly to the English capital with a very special selection from our catalogue. The attendees, mostly interior designers and recognized architects, highlighted the HOSHI lamp and the JELLYFISH collection.

It was a very good opportunity to make the brand known among the best specialists in the United Kingdom, exchange impressions with other companies of design objects and reaffirm ourselves in a young and dynamic environment.
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The first time at Materials&Light

In mid-April, we participated at our first Parisian fair Materials&Light with a selection from our latest collection.

Organised by renowned magazine DA Architecture in central Paris, the fair brought together design professionals, architects and distributors. It was a good stage upon which to reaffirm the strong presence of Faro Barcelona on the French market and to meet with its audiences at a luxurious location.

Around 2,000 visitors passed through Carreau du Temple, a modernist style pavilion, in addition to our stand, where they could get to know models such as HOOK, JELLYFISH or LINK. Of them all, the hanging version of LE VITA, the fan JUST FAN and the wall light NIKO triumphed:

LE VITA is a collection designed by Nahtrang with a delicate and simple style. LE VITA evokes elegant, simple and harmonious life. A classic space that lets the magic in.

JUST FAN is one of our star fans. Silent and efficient, it has a DC motor and reverse function. It is designed to cool down the temperature, but, above all, to provide wellbeing and style.

NIKO is another design by Nahtrang for people who need to recharge their batteries before going to sleep or to bed. It has a wireless charger incorporated and its light can be regulated. Ideal for the bedroom.

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New showroom with HUS Milano

During the Euroluce Fair, the space dedicated to lighting at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, we inaugurated a collaboration with HUS Milano.

It is a very careful selection of our latest collection at the showroom of this design atelier on Via della Moscova. A union that enables us to be at the epicentre of design with a permanent showroom in cooperation with our partner. Many of our designs could be found there, such as HAN, NIKO, TAKE AWAY, LE VITA and WHIZZ, among others, in a space with much charm and design history. Villa della Moscova is located in the Brera Design District, the zone that hosted other initiatives dedicated to design, making the most of the time when the Salone was not open and becoming a relaxed meeting point for professionals in the sector.

The exhibition “Inspired in Barcelona: Mediterranean Design” organised by Centre del Disseny and Cluster Habitat also took place there. With the purpose of bringing a representation of Mediterranean design to the city of Milan, it selected the lights LOOP and LOTUS, and models of another 40 consolidated Spanish brands.

Two very important and interesting collaborations that completed the experience at Euroluce, a week dedicated to design, new projects and inspiration.
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Euroluce, an experience for all the senses

From 9th to 14th April, we took part for the fifth time in Euroluce, the space dedicated to lighting at Salone del Mobile in Milano.

It is one of the most important fairs in the world of furniture and lighting and had over 1,150 international companies dedicated to design, the great highlight of the show.

We travelled to Milan with scenery by Michaela Mezzavila, who was in charge of designing the stand under the concept of wellbeing, energy, commitment and consciousness. Of open spaces and warm materials, the spirit of Faro Barcelona could be felt in each corner of the stand. An ideal environment that we completed with the collaboration of ENEA and its stools. Visitors, architects, designers and interior designers, among others, were able to enjoy our latest proposals in a relaxed setting. Models such as LE VITA, PURE, MOOD, LE PETIT, HOOK, BRONX, MASK and LOTUS in lighting and JUST FAN and POLEA in ventilation, triumphed among a large offering.

Under the slogan “Living on the bright side“, we wanted to convey, in a fresh and original way, our vision of the design of objects. Convinced that these are much more than that, that they convey emotions and identify us, we created different profiles for each lifestyle. You can discover them here. Innovation space

Creativity and technology were also protagonists in our proposals. Models and ideas in full development stage were presented to get to know our clients’ point of view.

But, one of our principle highlights was without a doubt the presentation of the project MAKE IT. A portable light totally customisable thanks to 3D printing that was started at the fair itself, where we were printing different casings throughout the meeting. MAKE IT enables the base to be purchased, and the diffusor to be designed and printed on a 3D printer prepared for this. Or, if there is no software, choose from one of the designs that Faro Barcelona has put together.

And, to complete our proposal’s sensory experience, we also have virtual reality glasses where you can see the designs in an actual residential space and get to know all their details. We did it with the “BIM as request” technology, a collaborative method that is practical to integrate and that enables manufacturers, architects, engineers, etc. to work together for the execution of projects. These were some very intense and happy days! And, we wanted to make the most of the zeal that is experienced in the city during Fuorisalone with two activities in Brera Design District: the exhibition of Centre del Disseny y Cluster Habitat, and the HUS Milano showroom.

Ultimately, Euroluce 2019 was a week full of inspiration, emotion and design. Another great chance to get closer to all those who feel and enjoy, like we do, the brighter side of life.

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This summer choose Faro Barcelona fans

The season of heat and high temperatures is coming. The naps in the garden, the dinners in the open air and a huge desire to stop and rest.

To avoid heat preventing you from enjoying the summer, we present you our offer in ventilation. Fans created for wellbeing, sustainability and design that can reduce the ambient temperature by up to 8º.

Where to find them?

There is a fan for each type of home

Choosing the ideal fan depends on the characteristics of the space it will occupy and the device itself. Within our wide gamma, we recommend you:

JUST FAN: fan with DC motor, high performance, durability, lightness and low consumption. It is available in 3 different sizes and 5 finishes. It has a DC motor and a simple and sober design.

ICE SPEAKER: fan with light, modern style and with speaker connected with Bluetooth. It is ideal for large rooms and, thanks to its inverse function, it can also be used in winter.

TYPHOON: a good option for the outside. Yes, you read correctly. TYPHOON is a design fan with IP44 that will allow you to install it on porches or entrances. It also has an anticorrosive treatment and DC motor.

POLEA: one of the novelties of this year. This fan has a nautical-inspired design, DC motor and is ideal for all types of spaces. It is suitable for inclined roof and has an inverse function.

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A way of life for each type of luminaire

We design objects thinking about the happiness and comfort of the people who will be in contact with them. Our design speaks of well-being, energy, commitment, respect and conscience.

And you, with what design do you identify yourself?

A conscious life

A leisurely, full and conscious life. Enjoy a sunny day with friends; Respect the environment and want to improve the world in which you live. Inner peace is the new success. Well-beign

Breathe deeply and feel good. Look around you and recognize yourself in everything you have achieved, in every object, smell and memory. You have found your site Well-being is the new wealth. You love technology

You like to have control, you are a demanding person. You love technology and do not conceive to live without it. You look for the change in the things that surround you to achieve perfection, you do not settle for little. Free souls

Life in the city is accelerated, dynamic and exciting. It is full of free souls that move with lightness and character. They do not like to have only one space. They are spontaneous and revolutionary, they leave a mark. Creating

You have found inspiration, it is time. You are calm and you find in your origins what makes you shine. You create letting yourself be carried away, like a writer who faces the blank sheet without any means. The happiness

“A day without smiling is a lost day” and that is why you have to live with joy, vitality and freshness. Fill the days with colours, the people you love and good times. A toast for today! You like to shine

The magic sneaks into your space. You look for harmony and elegance. You are touched by the subtle, delicate and bright. For you, the important thing is now, enjoy, share and feel. A luxury. Being connected

In a changing world, being connected becomes essential for you. Be dynamic while efficient, have a foot in each continent and venture. And, from time to time, stop and recharge the battery.
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INVITING receives the 2019 Red Dot: Product Design award

INVITING, by Swedish designers Bohman & Folenius, has been awarded the prestigious 2019Red Dot Design Award.

It is the third recognition for this modern and functional design that puts at the centre of its creation the need and experience of the person. Thanks to its operation, which allows to regulate the light intensity and colour, is distinguished by the adaptability and autonomy, the human centric lighting concept that has been valued by a distinguished jury. Red Dot Design Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the design and creation sector worldwide. With more than 60 years of history, these awards of German origin include bringing together the most important professionals in the sector and enhancing the innovation of products that, according to their manifesto, ‘deserve global attention’.

INVITING will become part of the official yearbook of the winners of Red Dot and will participate in the exhibitions held both in its Museum in Essen and around the world.
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We open a new meeting space in Barcelona

In spring we will open a new space in El Born neighbourhood, right in the centre of Barcelona, which will serve not only to show our novelties, but also as a meeting point with all the publics of our brand.

It will be much more than a showroom, a place to live the essence of our brand and our values and create great stories together. 1.000m2 dedicated to the exchange of ideas and impressions on design, welfare, new trends and much more. The design of the space, the work of the Piedra Papel Tijera studio, wants to turn the visit into an experience and surprise the visitor from all angles. It will also be the creation space of the product development and innovation team of Faro Barcelona.

The new space of the brand will be at Calle Princesa, 52, a multicultural and dynamic area used to welcome new proposals.

We are waiting for you this spring at Faro Experience Hub.
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