The FIFA World Cup final is building to a similar heated intensity that the Brazilian sunshine is casting on the beautiful game. Can the host nation do themselves proud and go all the way? It’s time to join in the carnival and get family and friends together in celebration of football’s greatest prize. And why not add a bit of style, just like the Brazilians do?
If you are looking for somewhere to put down your beer, the Intervallo Foosball Table is the perfect coffee table for football fans.
If you are really passionate about your game, the pieces can also be customised through glass engraving.
The Italians may be out of this tournament, but there’s no doubting their style. Teckell’s tagline is ‘Luxury is a game to play’ and on that front they score a hat-trick with their conversion of retro pub game to elite lifestyle must-have. Take a peak at our full range of incredible tables.
Brazil – the name usually evokes images of barefoot football on the beach, street parties and carnivals with scantily-clad women. But away from the stereotypes, this South American country is also bringing some of the most exciting architecture and interior design to the world.
If you are looking for Brazilian flair and style, don’t just look to the feet of Neymar and Oscar, take some time to explore some of the residential and public buildings currently attracting global acclaim.
The country’s colonial Portuguese past can still be seen in the buildings of Salvador and other towns and cities, but its Modernist legacy has permeated everything from the 1950’s to the present day. 21st century Modernist design in Brazil is characterised by a functional use of glass, wood and concrete to create rectangular, horizontal areas of large open space. The architecture seeks to blend in with, and enhance, the natural environment, while a simple, minimal approach is also taken with the interior furnishings.
The ‘Toblerone House’ by Studio MK27 of Sao Paulo is an example of this contemporary style. Shortlisted for a ‘Villas’ award in the World Architecture Festival 2012, it seeks to make the most of its surrounding landscape. Constructed from three concrete slabs, it is set over two horizontal floors with retractable glass walls on the lower floor and wood slatted screens on the upper.
Marcio Kogan’s ‘Casa Lee’ has an similar Modernist, angular, horizontal style, with retractable glass walls and inset wood cladding.
The interior design uses neutral shades of leather and wood, with a large striped floor rug in the living room to add a splash of colour.
The ‘Maranhao Apartment’ in Sao Paulo, by architect Flavio Castro, is another example, using minimal pieces to maximise open space.
The simplicity of the concrete, glass and Corten steel structure, and the neutral interior colour scheme, are enlivened by a few colourful set pieces to add personality.
The Piumotto08 Corner Sofa by Busnelli is available in Lusso Fabric or Basic Leather in a choice of 20 shades. This contemporary adaptation of the Seventies corner sofa by Arrigo Arrigoni features soft curved lines and goose feather seating with a supporting heart of non-deformable foam. The supporting frame is made in metal section. Accompanying foot-stools are also available.
The Ara Leather Easy Chair by Porada features a frame of solid canaletta walnut and fabric cover. With a choice of more than 20 shades of fabric you can opt for neutrals to darks to brights. The walnut is also available in a choice of five finishes.
The stylish Conrad Armchair comes in a choice of 22 fabrics with stainless steel frame. Produced by JNL Collection of Belgium.
The Rail Large Sofa by Arketipo typifies elegant design with sleek, clean lines, synonymous with the minimalist look.
Arketipo has a reputation for trend-setting design with attention to detail, and a distinctive double-edged ‘track-like’ seam runs around the structure and armrests.
This wooden structure has raised feet of chromed metal or micaceous brown stained metal, creating an effect of lightness.
The Rail Large Sofa is available in a variety of neutral shades.
The Hatt Rug by Serge Lesage, can add some decorative colour to a room, continuing the linear design with its stripes.