With travel largely off the agenda over the past twelve months, you might well be missing those luxurious Italian getaways you’re so used to taking each year. After all, there’s nothing quite like a lavish escape to some of the nation’s most picturesque regions, which come complete with sunshine, scenic beauty, and of course, great food and wine. From Tuscany to the Amalfi Coast, there’s no shortage of things to love about it, but if you’re yearning to book yourself that first-class flight then you may have a little longer to wait.
One of the highlights of any trip to Italy is of course, the opportunity to stay in yet another of its many five-star hotels. The country is known for its penchant for super luxe interiors, with most accommodation choices retaining traditional Italian features throughout their rooms. It is this that makes them some of the most opulent and beautifully designed accommodation choices in the world.
Whichever way you look at it, there is one thing that remains undisputed; nothing exudes luxury quite like Italian design. And although it might be too soon to start planning that next getaway, there is no reason you can’t enjoy a little Italian sophistication in your own home in the meantime. If you’re looking to give your home an opulent upgrade this year then a few carefully chosen pieces of ornate Italian furniture can quickly elevate the overall feel of any room, transporting you straight to your favourite Florence five-star hotel or your villa of choice in Veneto.
Italian design has been dominating the interior design market for centuries now, and the nation has been seen as a centre for furniture design since as far back as the Roman Empire. The demand remains just as strong today as it was back then; Italian furniture sales exceeded $36,610 globally in 2020, and that number continues to grow.
With Italian manufacturers known for using the very finest quality materials and requiring expert craftsmanship to create, if you’re looking for beautiful, well-made furniture then you simply can’t go wrong. Despite the ever-changing landscape of modern trends, there is one that we can always come back to, and Italian furniture – which has become synonymous with the utmost in quality – is a surefire way to make you feel like royalty in your own home, whatever year it happens to be.
Steeped in luxury, authenticity, and timeless elegance, luxury Italian furniture retailer, Venicasa is one of Europe’s leading providers of luxury Italian furniture, offering high-end pieces of furniture from Italy and further afield that are so beautiful, they might just take your breath away.
From Formenti and Bizzotto to Formitalia and Tonino Lamborghini Casa, Venicasa’s high-net worth, affluent customer base has access to an assortment of major Italian brands, shipping all across the globe to give this world-class retailer far-reaching appeal.
Carlos Rodriguez at Venicasa, says: “Italian furniture has proven to be not just incredibly beautiful, but immensely durable and impeccably well-made, too. What you spend on it will pay for itself over time, making it an excellent investment for your home, and many of our customers will have the pieces they purchase from us for life.”
From chaise lounges to coffee tables, the proof is in the pudding – and many pieces of luxury Italian furniture actually seem to improve with age. Meticulously handcrafted to within an inch of their life, you’ll likely never spot even the tiniest flaw.
“Items such as these last so well that they often become family heirlooms, passed down through the generations,” says Carlos. “This often means that the furniture actually increases in value over time, eventually becoming antique. Nonetheless, it’s not uncommon to see a great granddaughter or grandson proudly continuing to use their great grandparents’ Italian furniture in their own homes rather than selling it – often, it’s just too beautiful to let go of.”
Italian luxury at home
If you’re eager to add some Italian luxury into your own home this year, then Carlos recommends selecting a few carefully chosen pieces that you can see remaining in your home for years to come. Although ornate and beautiful, Italian furniture can be incredibly versatile, too.
“Many of the items we stock combine traditional Italian flair with a modern twist, and would look great in any luxury home,” Carlos explains.
So, if you’re looking to pick out a few key pieces to transform your living space, what should be top of your list?
Our top picks
The Arredoclassic Venere Chaise Lounge, $2,858
This opulent chaise lounge features ornately carved wooden feet and is expertly crafted in the softest and most sumptuous of fabrics, with luxurious curves that make it the perfect feature piece for a stylish and sophisticated living room. If you’re after a piece of furniture with the ‘wow’ factor, then this is it.
Bizzotto 158 Infinity Coffee Table, $9,529
Another stand-out piece that is certain to win you compliments from guests, this offering by Bizzotto features a 3” thick, natural walnut tabletop that simply oozes grandeur. Completed by a beautiful 24kt gold plated base, what truly sets this piece apart is that no two are the same – making for a unique investment piece that will last you for years to come.
Formenti Modern Pegaso Four-Door Sideboard, $8,118
For regal opulence with a modern twist, this stylish sideboard is the ideal accent piece for any luxury living room or hallway. Featuring plush details in marble and tufted top grain leather, it’s a contemporary addition that is perfect for keeping clutter out of sight and keeping your drinks collection carefully put away.