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Italian design chairs and shoe stores: Bartu Schuhhandels, Germany

Italian design chairs are an essential design element not only in the office, but also in a shoe store. We can say that shoes, are for walking, so shoe stores don’t need chairs. Yet, in order to try a new pair of shoes during a purchase at a specialty store, you have to sit comfortably. Moreover, the more a store offers fashionable shoes, the more aesthetic and design of its premises are important.

This was well understood by the Bartu Schuhhandels Group (Josef Tretter GmbH & Co.KG), based in Munich, with nine shoes and handbag stores, trendy, spacious and elegant, who chose The Mercanti’s Italian chairs. Bartu Schuhhandels loved the design chairs Catifa 46 Arper, design by Lievore Altherr Molina, flexible to be used in indoor or outdoor spaces. Their frame and base are made from a wide range of materials, colors and finishes. Simple and sophisticated silhouette, depending on the variants that adapt to any environment and situation: in the kitchen or living space, in an office or a restaurant, or in a waiting room in a hotel. Fresh and sinuous in design, lightweight and versatile in use: Arper conceives design as a pure search for essentiality.

a Bartu Schuhhandels store

a Bartu Schuhhandels store

design office chair Catifa46

design office chair Catifa46





La Mercanti Italian furniture flies to Australia

Thanks to the collaboration with Dr. Stynes Rosemarie, La Mercanti furnishes Cloud sofa by B&B Italia in Australia.

For her foyer renovation she chose the elegant and comfortable sofa with a bench without backrest all in charcoal color. This sofa is supported by a polished metal tube that conveys a sense of lightness and mid-air suspension.

Designed by Naoto Fukasawa Cloud collection has a really simple and effective designed.

New project: Keats and Shelly House Museum, Rome

A real success story and a very exciting experience: the collaboration between the technical department of La Mercanti and the Architecture office Einaudi to create the archive of the Keats and Shelley House Museum located in Piazza di Spagna in Rome.

The project started with the planning of the rooms where metal cabinets were needed to store documents and important objects of the museum.

After the evaluation of the various solutions and a careful inspection, we defined the best fitting project. La Mercanti has supplied metal cabinets with sliding doors and horizontal drawing holders.

La Mercanti supply Isko denim offices

The Turkish denim specialist Isko has opened a new concept showroom called Iskoteca in San Benedetto del Tronto, and selected La Mercanti solutions for their office furniture.

The intensive cooperation between the technical team of La Mercanti and ArchPlan outlined by the company, allowed to develop customer requirements into concrete design solutions.

The new 360 square meters Iskoteca archive and showroom holds about 2.500 jeanswear items (soon to become 5.000) all made with Isko denims and finished with outstanding treatments.

“The aim of the initiative is not to make a new showroom for sales,” explained Moreno De Angelis, manager of Iskoteca and longtime expert in the development of treatments and washes for significant laundries and brands such as D&G. “It is rather an extra service we are offering our customers. They can come and see how our materials can be transformed – most differently and creatively. In addition, each garment can be tracked and every finish can be exactly reproduced according to its specific ‘recipe’ and laundry involved.”