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The new year has barely begun and furniture manufacturers are finally allowing us to look at their new collections. This year one trend is leaving all others far behind. No need to say anymore: Retro is back.

KARE DESIGN

The Art Déco Sofa unites with a Mid Century chest and Pop Art objects encounter a classic lounge armchair. Brass lamps and accessories are positioned as individual eye-catchers. “Retro Elegance” in perfection.
www.kare.de

New year, new trends – and one trend is stealing the limelight at the international furniture fairs. 2019 will most definitely be dominated by “Retro Elegance”. Old designs are being re-interpreted and classics such as the Mid-Century Style or Pop Culture are being presented in a modern form. Furniture soloists become eye-catchers in the living area, while organisers spread out in the bedroom and kitchen. We encounter intelligent modular systems, which not only guarantee neatness and tidiness but can be individually combined and are multi-functional.

As far as colour is concerned, there is a divide between colourful and dark-elegant. And grey continues to be a mega trend. However, the colour of the year, according to the international Pantone Colour Institute, is “Living Coral”, and it certainly makes a statement. The same applies to the materials returning to our four walls, brass and gold. Hence the design experts‘ tip: When used selectively, loud colours and striking materials are a real highlight. However, if exaggerated, they can easily become overwhelming. Wood can never be counted out, but there is no clear specification of a particular type. Domestic wood such as oak and walnut fuse with exotic wood, for example, rosewood or teak to create a harmonious appearance. Glass elements and natural stones compliment the look. And in the textile sector velvet is and remains a favourite. Soft, warm and luxurious – the mere sight of a velvet sofa or armchair makes us want to cuddle into it.

The pleasurable one

The philosophy behind the “Stressless” company can be deduced from its name. Its new Dining Collection offers a modern and somewhat different dining area. The table is stylishly supplemented with two “300D” chairs and the Dining Sofa “Spice”.
www.stressless.com

The Versatile one

“Avalanche” is the name of your new friend in terms of relaxation. The multifunctional piece of furniture is a high-back chair, a day bed, a seat with storage or a sunbathing option all in one object. Available in different shapes and colours.
www.cor.de

The Changeable one

“A future needs a past”, with this in mind, the manufacturer “Team 7” surprises us every year with new products made of natural woods. The dining table “Tema” is the perfect spot to spend quality time with the family, friends or a partner. In just one action, the table can be extended by one metre. Different types of wood on request.
www.team7.ch

The classic

The “DS-3011” table series has been a classic at “De Sede” for almost half a century. Now the couch table from the 70s has been given a new design and is experiencing a revival. The edge of the tabletop is covered by a leather band, the individual elements appear to hover in the room.
www.desede.ch

Ethimo

Grand Life is the new „story“ from Ethimo, a Lounge Collection, designed by Christophe Pillet, which will upgrade most elegant outdoor areas to an even higher level. It reminds us of places of timeless beauty with an enchanting and relaxed atmosphere, panoramas that evoke great peace of mind and outdoor areas with modest, comfortable and elegant furniture, which are the expression of the real Italian “Way of Life”.
www.ethimo.com

The enlightening one

Coloured glass combined with a marble base, the Stockholm table lamp’s appeal is primarily down to its minimalistic design. Influencers would presumably refer to it as an It piece.
www.boconcept.de

The Trendsetter

Storage space and decorative miracle, the “Zil” sideboard was created by designer This Weber for the Pfister studio. Clear shapes, high-quality materials and the option of different models make it the ideal choice for both the living and bedroom areas. It is, of course, particularly stylish in this year’s trend colour.
www.pfister.ch

The Assistent

Espresso cup, laptop, book – if you are sitting on the sofa you need an assistant. Namely the perfect side table. Rolf Benz’s “927” model proves to be exactly this.
www.rolfbenz.de

Let there be Lucerna

Lucerna is an exceptionally versatile design object, which exceeds its original function by far: Although it was designed for illuminating outdoor areas, it is also ideal as a decorative element for gardens and terraces, captivating with extraordinary light effects.
www.ethimo.com

Photos Copyrights: Kare, : COR, De Sede, Bo Concept, Ethimo, Pfister, Rolf Benz

The legend – Jean-Michel Basquiat

Nobody wanted to belong to a generation that misjudged another Van Gogh. How Jean-Michel Basquiat took the New York art scene by storm.

He did not win one competition as a child. His drawings were considered chaotic. He once lost against a boy, who submitted an exemplary Spiderman. It did not undermine his self-confidence, Jean-Michel Basquiat knew or believed he knew that he was destined to become an icon, a legend. And he was actually soon to make his breakthrough as the first Afro-American in the New York Art Scene.

Four years to get famous, six to get rich

The majority of Basquiat’s paintings are rich in colours. He has painted over everything that he does not like or that he does like. One layer follows the next and no, that is not chaos, it is richness, has depth. There is a concentrated brute force. The pictures are loud, scream at you. Four years to get famous, six to get rich, that’s how much time Basquiat set himself. At the time it sounded utopian for the boy without competitive acknowledgement and without enough money in his pocket for canvasses, but it wasn’t. Jean-Michel Basquiat was to soon find a visual language and it would take New York by storm.

At the age of six, Jean-Michel was knocked down by a car. When his mother visited him in hospital, she brought him a book about the human anatomy. The accident, his first memory, the book, his first source of inspiration. We still constantly discover scars, organs and skeletons in his works. Initially Basquiat wandered through the streets of New York under the pseudonym SAMO (same old shit) and sprayed everything that wasn’t moving. His aphoristic graffiti soon arouses the interest of gallery owners and one thing lead to another. One day he sold Andy Warhol self painted postcards for less than five dollars. Two years later his pictures cost up to 10,000 dollars. Money is thrust at him, there is not always a contract, sometimes the payment is made in drugs. An extravagant lifestyle that cannot last at this level, runs its course. Expensive parties, caviar and crystal meth. In some weeks Basquiat squanders up to 2000 dollars for drugs alone. A fruitful relationship developed from his encounter with Warhol; however their common work earns little applause, Warhol and his industrious protégée drift apart. When Warhol dies, Basquiat plunges into a crisis. Interviews, which he now gives, are difficult to bear, he stutters, swallows his answers, misunderstands the questions. He goes to detox and the 27-year old comes back with life and vigour again. In his diary Basquiat writes that he would like to buy a saxophone, a short time later he dies of a heroin overdose.

The more I paint, the more I like everything.

Basquiat, the Celebrated

In only eight years Basquiat managed to create an extensive oeuvre and to establish new figurative and expressive elements in the American art of the post-war period. His works rank today as the most sought-after art objects in the 20th century.
In 2017 Sothebys auctioned one of his pictures for 110.5 million dollars. Consequently Basquiat reached the highest price segment on the international art market. Taschen Publishing House has now published an XXL-Monograph, JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, which allows us to study the works of the idiosyncratic artist in its often wild and not always easy to decode overlap of text and picture. A wonderful book, an absolute must for art lovers, which shows that Basquiat’s works have lost none of their power even after over thirty years.

When I paint, I do not think about art, I try to think about life.

Photos Copyrights: Taschen Verlag, © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Cultivated Design

Minimalism is stylish and timeless. The Dutch Interior Brand HKLiving shows that it can also be warm. The two childhood friends Emiel Hetsen and Sander Klaver bring us nordic design with an Asian touch.

Jungle fever in the modern city apartment: The Wall Chart of printed linen-cotton material.

The current collection presents Asian influences in the lamps. These traditional fabric and bamboo lanterns are available in different models.

HKliving places emphasis on natural elements in the kitchen such as wood and tree slices as well as creative glazes on beautiful ceramics.

Sit comfortably so you can spend more time together.

Minimalism stylishly applied – the HKliving living room looks like this. 
The couch can be assembled individually from different elements.

Japanese minimalism and the courage to use unconventional colours make a minor but significant difference.

It’s all in the quantity and of course the style: At HKliving the cushions in different colours and shapes win us over.

Photos Copyrights: HKliving

ALIVAR – Design news from Salone del Mobile

The HOME PROJECT collection is a celebration of design excellence, discreet and measured elegance, conceived to stand the test of time. Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso for Alivar, the HOME PROJECT line has now been extended with new furniture and complements, designed for the living room or the bedroom, made with raw materials and components that are 100% Italian.

The new products will be showcased and visible to the public during the upcoming edition of the Salone del Mobile in a booth that brings to mind all the beauty and charm of classic contemporary living. Everything is in its place in the Giano high-chest, consisting of drawers of two different sizes to store everyday clothing and apparel, and side compartments which house small shelves and hooks to stow your belts and ties neatly.

Giano is embellished by two large “full-length” side mirrors that fold open or closed according to need, revealing or concealing the two vertical storage units on the sides, with a matt lacquered finish in a linen colour. The central mirror, which adds depth to the resting surface, remains visible at all times. The entire frame, which is available in heat-treated oak, black oak or in Italian walnut, is enveloped by sophisticated hide upholstery, just like the drawers and handles with visible stitching and satin finish nickel inserts.

For the bedroom, Alivar is offering the new Papillon bed, with its simple and striking shapes and ultra-soft padding, thanks to the comfortable headboard consisting of two large different-density polyurethane foam cushions and polyester fibre lining. The volumes of the headboard are in stark contrast with the slim frame and slender yet robust legs made of painted cast aluminium.

Mister Abstrakt

He felt colours and shapes, art was his life. Wassily Kandinsky ranks among one of the best artists that ever held a paintbrush in his hand and created classics. Reason enough, not only to devote this story to him but also the cover.

Let us begin this story with an “A” as in abstract. And end with “Z”, as in zanily cool. And we’ll do it by talking about Wassily Kandinsky. His character was a guy, who wrote art history. He is the founder of abstract painting and the man who attributed colours and shapes to emotions. He made blue transcendental and attributed the attributes earthly, aggressive and eccentric to yellow. The point became a primary element and the vertical line a warm, white phenomenon. The result of this rethink was pictures, showing the perfect combination of colours and shapes. And which are worth millions to collectors today. For example, the “Study of improvisation 8” from the year 1909 came under the hammer for 23 million dollars.

Wassily himself was born on 16 December 1866 in Moscow and died on 13 December 1944 in the French commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Happy? One can never definitively claim that of artists. What is certain is that he could look back on an eventful life. After dropping out of law studies, he devoted himself to art, lived for a long time in Munich and founded the exhibition group “The blue rider” with friends in 1911. As was
the case for many at the time, the First World War determined his place of residence or rather place to live and also his income. However, he was never badly off. His work was a creative potpourri that his second wife managed after his death. And she invested in foundations and art funding. Because courage also requires investors, Kandinsky knew that and his wife knew it too. Therefore to conclude simply a summary: Great guy, classy lady. The result a zanily cool story. Full stop.

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, München
VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
Foto: Gabriele Münter- und Johannes Eichner-Stiftung, München
Impression III (Konzert), 1911 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München

Business Nomads

Business to go

More and more people are becoming business nomads, preferring flexible job areas to a fixed workplace. A trend that has not gone unnoticed in the furniture sector, as seen at the IMM Cologne and the Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan.

 

Here today, gone tomorrow – today’s working life is characterised by movement and flexibility. Stationary workplaces, co-working offices or the home office, you work where you are needed or simply can work best. A change, to which interior designers are paying tribute. And in a most intelligent manner.

Experts speak of the spatial fusion of work and free time. We would simply call it flexible workplaces, which are predominantly characterised by digitalisation. Today we no longer need the office, one fixed workplace. Today we can create this space – depending on the job – whenever, wherever and however we want. This especially holds true for the consulting and creative sector, which generally have everything they need for successful daily work in a functioning computer, a smartphone and applicable software such as Skype, Facetime & Co..

Experts speak of the spatial fusion of work and free time. We would simply call it flexible workplaces, which are predominantly characterised by digitalisation. Today we no longer need the office, one fixed workplace. Today we can create this space – depending on the job – whenever, wherever and however we want. This especially holds true for the consulting and creative sector, which generally have everything they need for successful daily work in a functioning computer, a smartphone and applicable software such as Skype, Facetime & Co..

With the Copenhague Desk CPH 90, HAY provides the ideal workplace for all those with limited space. The simple lectern and the classic wooden chair are the perfect duo for those looking for a workplace that can be perfectly integrated into the living area.

The customers define the offer

Designers and responsible parties from the interior industry have recognised this fact and reacted accordingly. COR presented its new COR LAB collection at the start of the year, in which emphasis was placed on support from renowned external designers such as Uwe Fischer from Frankfurt or Pauline Deltour, who lives in Paris, as well as from internal experts. Ligne Roset also focuses on subtlety, creating not only stylish but also striking home offices. And Interieur from Rolf Benz is and remains ae eye-catcher, also in the office.

Creativity flows in the Freistil 149 from Rolf Benz. The original form of the armchair has been reinterpreted, but the protective aura remains. The chair is available in different colours and also as special edition.

Designed as a place of retreat, the furniture concept Floater, with its comfortable upholstery and adequate workspace, offers an area for creative work. Designer Pauline Deltour created this collection on order for the German brand COR.

If you look at the experts for office furnishings, it becomes apparent that customers today are presented with functional classics offering long life and clever, surprising features. In their new collections, USM Haller and Girsberger mainly present great pieces for the interior design of co-working workplaces. And of course these can be perfectly integrated into the home working area. Everything is included for the right lighting from standard lamps to the funny little man table lamp.

It does not take much to be good

In general, with a view to the ideal working place, it can also be said that a good desk, clever storage space and a comfortable chair form the perfect trio for doing a good job. The rest is a question of individual style. Two, three small items should always be considered in addition to good lighting, regardless of how extravagant or minimalistic your needs. The surface of the desk should be easy to clean, should not be too sensitive to spills and you will have more from the surface of your seating if it is ergonomically formed.

 

Photos Copyrights: © Hay, Rolf Benz, COR, USM Haller, De Sede, Moll, Coolinarium, Ligne Roset;

Best known for classic furniture, Ligne Roset also offers a stylish selection for the business nomad’s perfect workplace. The bureau Mural may be interpreted as a treasure chest, which is transformed into a secure locker when not in use. Nubo is also a beautiful wall design that can be converted into a desk in a matter of seconds. And Rewrite is the ultimate piece for all those creative minds, who love minimalistic elegance.

Even if the name sounds somewhat unspectacular, the DS-515 from De Sede is a real eye-catcher for the home office. Leather and steel in perfect combination provide sitting comfort over a long period. It was designed by Studio Greutmann Bolzern, Zurich.

Uwe Fischer designed the perfect combination of height-adjustable table (Level) and matching upholstered bench (Bridge) for the COR company. It is a pleasure to hold meetings, have heated writing work phases or even to take a break at this duo.

Getty images

Appearance does matter!

The visual trends for 2018 come under the melodious titles Masculinity undone, second renaissance und conceptual realism. Sounds exciting, but above all foreign. What is behind the forecasts from the image agency Getty Images?

Seriously, we do not officially read our annual horoscope for the coming year but nonetheless we are a little bit unsettled if it does not turn out as we would have hoped for the New Year. The same is true for trend forecasts. Ultimately, everyone knows what is coming, with the countless statements that can be found on almost every subject at the end of the old and beginning of the New Year. Both digitally and in print. One, who is always in on the act, is the image agency Getty Images. The company that belongs to the billionaire Mark Harris Getty predicts the visual trends for the coming year with uncanny regularity. And in 2018 these tally with the names Masculinity undone, Second Renaissance and Conceptual Realism. And that requires explanation. Somehow. A little.

Masculinity undone

Getty uses registered search terms over the past year as a basis for the forecast. So which research terms are entered most frequently and in what combination? The team of researchers and art directors also incorporates worldwide consumer and company behaviour in its analyses. The evaluation from 2017 showed that the «real man» or «tough» guy is played out. Today he is allowed to be somewhat softer, more emotional and to wear his –>
masculinity in a more reserved almost shy manner. In comparison with other word combinations, Getty registered an extremely high proportional increase for the search terms homosexual father, meditating father and single father on a worldwide scale. In 2018 men will not necessarily be more feminine, but rather with fewer edges. The first conclusion from one of the largest image agencies is therefore: Masculinity undone.

Second Renaissance

The second trend is characterised by the fact that today everyone is able to take a picture at any given time, thanks to Smartphones and other digital appendages. As a result the art of photography has fallen a little by the wayside, however in particular the appreciation for trained photographers. They are therefore choosing another path now, seeking inspiration in art history and breathing new life into the renaissance. Portraits are becoming stagings, faces works of art. Subdued colours and precious materials are used to create the look. Getty derives this «Second Renaissance» from the registered search terms abstract & luxurious as well as vintage & portrait.

Conceptual Realism

To conclude the trio, Getty also defined «Conceptual Realism» as a new trend. This means breaking down to the essentials, that people want images that are more real again. Alternatively: Authenticity in times in which many question what and whom they can still believe. Influencers here, software programmes there, digitalisation makes manipulation simple. In 2018 more and more pictures will appear which are characterised by their realistic style, but will also surprise us. Because reality will show new facets and they will be well constructed. Gut feeling may be good, but strategy and a solid concept are valuable. The search here was for the words reality and unexpected concept.

Well done

2018 will certainly be an exciting year on a visual scale, at least if Getty is proven right with his image horoscope. Ultimately, the only remaining question is for whom the forecast from the image agency makes sense? The answer: Brands and companies and a whole string of communication agencies. Because the times, in which we acquired customers with an advertising photo in the form of a poster, are over. Today target groups are defined, their expectations drafted and this provides the information on how they can be contacted. If you hit the right visual nerve once, you are in a good position. Because in the end it is like in the horoscope mentioned at the beginning: If the message holds true for one, the level of satisfaction increases.

Photos Copyrights: StockSnap, Shutterstock/Richard Lyons
Photos Copyrights: StockSnap

Food pairing

CAVIAR WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE OR LIVER PATE WITH JASMINE. SOUND WEIRD? BUT IT TASTES GOOD! THANKS TO FOOD PAIRING!

Lamb with chocolate sauce has become a classic. But combinations like beef with popcorn, pea-potato-mash with vanilla oil and jam or chocolate mousse with fried onions and bacon are also on the menus of hip restaurants. More and more chefs are dedicating themselves to Food Pairing. The wildest combinations are created, opening up a new, surprising world of taste.

How does it work?

The four senses influence our tongues, noses, ears and eyes, to indicate whether a dish tastes good or not. The tongue differentiates between the various flavours sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (meaty, hearty). Then there’s the pungency, which is perceived by the heat and pain sensors, but cannot strictly be termed as a taste. The nose senses the aromas, smells and fragrances – the more sensitive the nose, the better it can discern taste. The eyes provide the visual impression, the ears the acoustic sensation. Only when all four senses are combined can we assess the overall result, the taste.

Food Pairing is about finding out which flavours complement each other and form a harmonious entity when paired. The rule: the more similar two products are with regard to their flavour the better they match. Food Pairing is harmony within the same flavour group. In the past suitable combinations used to be the result of experimentation in the kitchen, today they can be determined in the laboratory. When the flavour DNA has been decoded it is possible to say which exact products suit and to what level. In Food Completing one decisive ingredient is added, the so-called contrast food, which exhibits a completely different flavour structure. A scientifically perfect dish could then for example look like this: Peas plus potatoes equals harmony. The addition of apricot jam and vanilla oil equals contrast.

World-class coffee meets Haute Cuisine

Even coffee is no longer just for drinking or in desserts, but also for cooking. The hot stimulant gives a lot of dishes that extra kick. If we consider that coffee contains more than 800 different flavours, it goes without saying that we use it as a spice. Its broad flavour spectrum is developed primarily during the noble art of coffee roasting. This evokes mainly roasting and nut flavours, peppery roasted aromas, traces of vanilla and clove as well as smoky and caramel flavours. Espresso & Co. give sauces and marinades that certain something. Chili con Carne for example becomes an unforgettable taste experience when a dash of espresso is added. Salmon and scallops are ideal partners in the aroma tango. They naturally have a light, sweet aroma, which harmonises with the coffee and its roasted flavours perfectly.

As part of the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks in October gourmets have the chance to get to know and savour culinary delicacies in top restaurants. The culinary experiences are uniquely complemented by exceptional Grand Crus from Nespresso. During the gourmet weeks top chefs create very special menus with one thing in common: They are all refined with special coffee from Nespresso.Thanks to Food Pairing, new, surprising worlds of taste come to life – things are never dull in the culinary world!

It all began in the fat duck …The origins of Food Pairing can be traced back to the British chef Heston Blumenthal, who began experimenting in the 90s with different flavours. Because of this, his restaurant «The Fat Duck» in Bray/England was named the best restaurant in the world twelve years ago. His menu included combinations such as white chocolate with caviar, chocolate muffin with blue cheese or oysters with kiwi.
www.thefatduck.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Photos Copyrights:  Nespresso, Shutterstock

The perfect imperfect man

THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW SENSUAL MEN’S FRAGRANCE COLONIA PURA NOT ONLY CONSTITUTED THE FIRST MILESTONE FOR LAURA BURDESE AS CEO OF THE ITALIAN COMPANY ACQUA DI PARMA, BUT ALSO PRESENTS THE NEW MALE IMAGE FOR THE BRAND.

Laura Burdese, you took over management as CEO of Acqua di Parma at the end of last autumn. Can you review the past few months in your new position?When I started at Acqua di Parma last year, it was clear that the brand was an uncut diamond, with a much broader potential. The main objective was to develop the brand further. To understand the history and heritage of the brand, I did a huge amount of research. Before we can see the future clearly in front of us, we have to travel back to the past. It’s the only way to determine the DNA of a brand and to bring it to the next level.

You are now starting a new chapter with the new fragrance Colonia Pura and are simultaneously presenting the new DNA of the brand…That’s right. During our research we discovered that while the brand is synonymous with strength, quality and heritage, it is perceived as somewhat cold in several countries. I asked myself how we could highlight the real values; our USP as an Italian brand, which reflects the cultivated style, the exquisite panache and the warmth of the Italian lifestyle.

How would you describe the translation into the new fragrance?

Describe the man. Colonia Pura resides in the classic Italian world, which combines cultured lifestyle, warm-heartedness and lightness. Its atmosphere is warm and sunny with light citrus fruits, from inviting nature with fascinating urban nuances. The fragrance lives from a minimalistic aesthetic, which is based on the concept of the purity of pleasure and was created for the man with style and manners.

In the new campaign you worked with real people for the first time …To touch emotions we decided to look for our ideal Acqua-di-Parma man. Not a man, who reflects the cliché of the perfect fragrance man but a natural, modern man, who works on himself to become an even better husband and father. In a way we looked for the perfect imperfect man and we found him. Showing him in his real environment with his children and his wife, is wonderfully authentic.

Which fragrances do you like the most?

One of my favourites is Colonia Quercia and I also love Pura, which could certainly also be seen as a unisex fragrance because of its light interpretation of freshness. And I also like Fico from the Blu-Mediterraneo collection.

You have just begun your journey – what do you dream of, when you think of the future of the brand?I dream that in a while, when people see our yellow they automatically think of Acqua di Parma, like Tiffany Blue, or the Hermes Orange or Cartier Red.

Everything’s coming up roses

GARDEN-TRENDS 2017

Barbequing goes digital

The Swiss national sport is as popular as ever: Cooking in the great outdoors is simply twice as enjoyable. In the coming garden season we will see beautiful designs merging with innovative technology. The new charcoal Booster grill from Röshults for example scores full points with its infrasound technology. Instead of 20 to 30 minutes warm-up time it promises the necessary heat in only 5 to 7 minutes. But above all the barbeque of the future will communicate with us, or rather with our smartphone or tablet … in the latest models numerous parameters, such as temperature and length of cooking time, can be controlled from a convenient distance via Bluetooth and the compatible app. So get barbequing!

Outdoor Living

The trend of the last few years to chillax outdoors continues: The garden is the new living room. Indoors and outdoors merge to one living space. Garden professionals intertwine materials such as wood and stone to a harmonious connection. Lounge furniture, high quality outdoor kitchens and flamboyant light designs transform the green retreat into a personal sanctuary. So take your portable speakers with you and enjoy your garden!

In the name of the rose

The permanent “higher, further, faster” call in our work-orientated society is triggering a countertrend in a number of areas of life. In the garden this means: too much perfection is out. Garden professionals are called upon to give the garden the overall appearance of having grown naturally. This type of garden setting involves a lot of work. The English gardens with their enchanting paths, romantic rose gardens and seemingly wild climbing plants – hiding an occasional rippling well or a small fountain – set a good example. Home grown happiness!

Water is life

What a blessing this cool water! That’s obviously what garden owners are thinking more and more, because the boom in pools and swimming ponds is unbroken. The trend is moving toward natural pools – to chlorine-free swimming pleasure in drinking water quality. Surrounded by natural stone walls or gently curved paving stones, it brings an element of elegance with an added pleasure factor into the garden. Bridges of natural wood intentionally interrupt the overall picture and are used as integrated reclining areas. So put on your trunks and have fun!

Classic autumn

Summer is not the only time we can enjoy the green living room: The Mediterranean way of life has become part of native gardens. Even at somewhat cooler temperatures the outdoor pleasure is popular: Thick fur and blankets keep the autumn champagne drinkers warm and winter barbeques are experiencing a veritable boom. And the cosy, warm whirlpool helps you relax completely at frosty temperatures. It’s good to enjoy life to the full!

We recommend HAUSER GÄRTEN AG as a competent contact partner for all trends and tips for your garden. The family-run company is a specialised, comprehensive service provider in the design, planning and implemen- tation of challenging projects. In the ATELIER VERDE, managed by Sarah Hauser, all ideas and concepts for garden and terraces are developed. The experienced garden designer implements, among other concepts, a wide range of different gardens and landscape parks in England and combines the secrets of English garden tra- ditions with the modern simplicity and elegance of Swiss Designs. HAUSER LIVING also presents selected garden furniture collections from renowned manufacturers such as Roda, Paola Lenti, Kettal, Tribù or Dedon. 

Photos Copyrights: Hauser Gärten, Gärten & Pools Sven Studer, Depositphotos