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Connect Air ... light and durable.

Light and airy collection launched

Ideal Standard has launched Connect Air, its latest multi-product bathroom collection in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), offering a timeless modern style that connects with all the requirements in any bathroom.

The collection offers a comprehensive range of bathroom solutions. The extremely lightweight and durable Connect Air brings care lavished on every detail to guarantee, with its high quality materials, the highest standards of comfort and functionality, style and design, says a spokesman for the leading provider of innovative bathroom solutions that operates across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Designed by product designer Robin Levien and his team at Studio Levien, the Connect Air collection comprises ceramics – including WCs (water closets), bidets, basins, vessels, vanities, furniture, bathtubs and shower trays. 

Dimitra Dotsia, marketing manager at Ideal Standard, comments: “Connect Air brings unprecedented elegance to the bathroom with a range of ceramics, baths and furniture in an array of sizes and finishes, granting an airy feel to any environment and creating efficient, durable and stunning bathrooms. The collection can be configured to suit individual needs and different spaces.”

Levien adds: “The Connect Air collection taps into the minimalistic trend for sleek and slim line interiors, which can now be transferred throughout the household to include the bathroom. It is all about lightness at every element of design.”


Freeman ... variety of elements.

Freeman ... variety of elements.

Minotti unveils Freeman seats

Minotti’s new Freeman seating system offers a variety of elements with different features, strong aesthetic identity, elegant proportions and unrivalled comfort.

Freeman, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, embodies a dual identity, says a spokesman for the Italian company.

The Duvet elements feature smooth, enveloping lines and extra-soft cushions that, like a warm embrace, induce a feeling of pure relaxation. 

The Freeman Tailor elements, on the other hand, express a different personality, with their more defined shapes and one-piece seats enhanced with top-stitching that accents their graphic nature and contemporary spirit. 

The combination of these makes it possible to create ‘multitasking’ compositions, with a dynamic air that characterise different moments in the day and different ways of using the sofa.

The Tailor elements provide a charming alternative with ‘wing” backrests and armrests, both featuring clean, light lines in clear contrast to the considerable volume of the seats. 

The sofa of the Tailor elements is raised off the floor on metal feet with a glossy light bronze painted finish for an effect of overall lightness. The various parts in fabric are joined using a bronze colour strip of eco-leather with double-stitched detail, which lends the fabric a original look. 


The Hex dining table from Natuzzi.

The Hex dining table from Natuzzi.

Hex adds flair to any setting

Natuzzi Italia, a highly sought-after furniture brand among consumers of luxury goods globally, has unveiled the Hex dining table with its aesthetically unusual design and remarkable functionality.

The sculptural wooden structure of Hex makes any environment unique, says a spokesman for the Italian manufacturer. “The solidity of the wood contrasts with the refined glass top makes for a pleasantly surprising combination,” he says.

Natuzzi Italia is known for its exceptional design and craftsmanship. It has three state-of-the-art stores in the UAE: two in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi.

Founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, the Natuzzi Group designs, manufactures and sells an extensive collection of sofas, armchairs, furniture and home furnishing accessories. It is the largest Italian furniture company and the only global player in the sector, with seven production plants, 12 sales offices and over 1,200 points of sale across the world.