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Pedrali’s Frida chair design, sold by La Mercanti, awarded

design chair Frida by Pedrali

design chair Frida by Pedrali

Frida , the oak design chair design designed by Odo Fioravanti for Pedrali, received the German Design Award 2014 in the category Home Interior.

The jury organized by the German Design Council, after reviewing more than 1,900 projects, attributed the victory to Frida and 99 other products.

After the success of the ADI Compasso d’Oro in 2011, this award confirms once again the value of Frida by Pedrali, quality office furniture production 100 % Made in Italy, through a design process that combines tradition and innovation, excellence in engineering and creative genius.

Pedrali obtained in 2013 the FSC C114358 ™ certification for the chain of custody of wood, which guarantees the origin of raw materials from forests that are managed correctly and responsibly according to environmental, social and economic standards.

“Frida is the result of a long work carefully done for a project that combines beauty and technology, attention to detail and simplicity” said Odo Fioravanti .

La Mercanti’s Arper chairs selected for ADI Design Index 2013

The Saya and Juno chairs nominated in the ” Design for Living “

The versatile and dynamic design of Arper chairs, a brand distributed by La Mercanti.

The dual choice is the recognition of industrial progress at both the production and the design choices that have made possible the selection of Arper’s chairs Saya and Juno, judged by the Standing Committee of ADI innovative products as meeting the requirements of the Association of Italian design, which is the highest authority on Italian design.

Saya chairs and Juno are two chairs that are very different in form, materials and functions, both of which were presented in Milan during the Salone del Mobile 2012. Saya , designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, is made of oak plywood, has a comfortable and boldly emblematic silhouette. Juno, one of the last projects of James Irvine, is made of polypropylene and has a declination of versatile use in both internal and external environments.

Saya and Juno will be part of the design | Opera , an exhibition of selected products, which opened on October 1st at the Triennale in Milan in conjunction with the presentation of the ADI Design Index 2013 and will remain open until 3 November 2013 to raise awareness to a wider audience, for the best of Italian design.

Arper chair Duna

Arper chair Duna

Video: the production of Italian design furniture, craft or art?

Expertise rooted in tradition, sprinkled with a touch of art, is Italian design furniture Mascheroni’s recipe

one who works with his hands is a labour
one that works with hands and head is a craftsman
one that works with hands, head and heart is an artist

Above, the sentences, oh so meaningful, which appear in the first part of the video. We remember the furniture of our grandparents. Sometimes they were still paramount for the charm of our living room or bedroom. At the time these pieces were bought, things lasted. Every object in the house had a story, a value, a significant and lasting destination. Then there was the consumerism, awith its disposable things.

Watch this video to understand the difference between a piece of furniture made ​​with a consolidated know-how and a generous, dedicated craftmanship, and standard furniture manufactured by who knows where, by who knows who or… what!

Goggle desk: make your office feel like home

Goggle design desk is now available on LaMercanti shop: a project designed for future oriented managers and executives, able to mix functionality and elegance.

It is an elite presidential designed for those who love to set themselves apart from the crowd, which recognises the importance of having an object of design in their office, not a simple desk, but an article of furniture which leaves visitors and guests pleasantly surprised and breathless.

Parri Design: Italian colorful seating collection

Parri Design come up with bright colorful chair in their collection at LaMercanti. Many chair has been designed to complete your desire about bright seating in several design with their unique characteristic. The objects for Parri Design are products for people from diverse cultures and sensitivities, and every chair, table and sofa is able to interact with the end user. The aesthetic of the brand “involving”, thanks to the multiplicity of versions and variations of color, seen as decisive character of the design.

The design is characterised by extreme geometric lines with a strong visual impact. The angles and the contrasting colours fascinate with their elegant originality, making Frame an ideal choice for both contract and residential interiors. Geometric lines allow versatility in arrangement. The collection includes the armchair, remarkable and spirited, sofas with right or left armrest and angular sofas. The metal frame is upholstered in fire-retardant polyurethane foam in varying densities, covered in a wide range of fabrics, and with chromed steel legs.

Office armchair in real alligator skin

Real alligator skin upholstery, not a farmed alligator (alligator mississippiensis) for luxury office armchairs by Mascheroni, on LaMercanti. This armchair was made from 4 mississippiensis alligator skins, the average age of the alligators being 60. Alligator skins with these specific characteristics and origin are particularly beautiful and show extraordinary features. The treatment and tanning process used to prepare these alligator skins are traditional and include 6 stages performed over about 60 days. This particular process ensures the skins have a wonderful look, are long lasting, strong and resistant both to light and to wear and tear.


The first treatment stage after tanning consists in hand cutting the skins to the required shape. The pieces are then paired with a calf skin to make them resistant to tear. Then they are precision cut using a template to guarantee the perfect shape. Finally the pieces of alligator skin and calf skin are sewn together. All the sewn pieces can then be gradually assembled to make the armchair upholstery. When all the pieces have been sewn together to make the armchair upholstery the alligator skin is ready for the last treatment. The skin is hand dabbed with a protective cream twice and finally it is polished.

Quaranta5 by Fantoni anticipates the revision of UNI EN – 527/1

Office desks collection Quaranta5 anticipates the revision of European standard UNI EN – 527/1 that requires a work top height of 74 cm ± 20 and a desk depth of less than 80 cm for use of laptop computers or flat screens smaller than 17”.

Tops with edges angled at 45° are a distinctive feature of Fantoni design: from the 1968 Multipli range, exhibited in the New York MoMA, to the 1996 Mèta collection. An evolutionary process that continues with Quaranta5, the range created to offer an excellent work dimension, as always based on simplicity and practicality.

Frezza and LaMercanti: Design & Technology

More and more collaboration between Frezza and La Mercanti: in an office world where the use of the computer reigns supreme, following the styling choices of the internationally famous architects and designers and the requests coming from the market, Frezza office furniture faces the challenge of the future by supporting intense process diversification and project innovation.

La Mercanti is today present on the world market with Frezza furniture through complete solutions studied on the customer needs, finding various and different answers to the style and budget requests 😉