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  • Rafa Garcia looks to Japan for inspiration for his Obi sofa for Sancal

    Rafa Garcia looks to Japan for inspiration for his Obi sofa for Sancal

    The Obi is a luxuriously comfortable bed-like sofa designed by Rafa Garcia. With Spanish siestas in mind, Rafa looked to Japan and translated elements of the kimono into a sofa that embraces the user, much like the traditional dress itself. “I like to find inspiration in photography and found some pictures of Japanese women dressed ...
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  • The pleasure of relaxation

    The pleasure of relaxation

    With clean, rational lines, Tiptoe by Rafa Garcia for Sancal takes contemporary pieces one step forward. A design based on a philosophy of simplicity and functionality, it is a sofa that can be used with different styles to create calm, serene environments.The slim legs give the piece its name, a model that is quiet, subtle, light an...
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  • Endless options with REW ...

    Endless options with REW ...

    Rew Modular Sofa designed by Rafa Garcia for Sancal. This new creation by Rafa García is tremendously versatile, and can be used for a variety of diverse projects that require pieces for resting, eating or working. Rest. An entire family of chairs, sofas and modules, as light as they are comfortable, can be used with two different t...
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  • Nido ...

    Nido ...

    The Nido Armchair designed by Rafa Garcia for Sancal. Nido, Spanish for nest, means home to a number of species and inspired Rafa García to create this small armchair. The seat or “nest” is supported by a steel or hand-crafted ash wood frame. The upper part provides “branches” into which a comfortable seat is fixed. ...
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  • Rew ...

    Rew ...

    Rew Modular Sofa designed by Rafa Garcia for Sancal. This new creation by Rafa García is tremendously versatile, and can be used for a variety of diverse projects that require pieces for resting, eating or working. Rest. An entire family of chairs, sofas and modules, as light as they are comfortable, can be used with two different typ...
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  • Nap Sofa ...

    Nap Sofa ...

    Nap is a new sofa (and sofa bed) designed by Rafa Garcia for Sancal. The quilted details are inspired by the old woollen mattresses. The sofa is converted into a bed in only two movements, and vice versa. A small compartment hidden under the structure is ideal to keep the bed clothes and cushions tidied out of sight. The compartment ...
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  • Exciting Going Ons ...

    Exciting Going Ons ...

    It’s delivery time at the Zu! The showroom was alive this week with new product being unloaded by our warehouse lads and unpacked by staff under the careful eye of Lidia our showroom manager (who, it must be said, was a gun on coffee duty). The entire staff pool get so excited when new furniture arrives at the showroom.  These are ...
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  • MILANO:2012 | Sancal...

    MILANO:2012 | Sancal...

    Salone Internazionale del Mobile is proving to be a celebration of colour this year! Sancal's "FLASH!" collection is really no exception, how could it be with the likes of Karim Rashid onboard!?  That's right, the pilot of the fluorescent pink pen has turned his hand to soft furnishings for Spain's Sancal. The result is "Float": a ...
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  • Two To Tangerine Tango...

    Two To Tangerine Tango...

    It's that time of the year again! The aesthetes at colour HQ: Pantone, have announced the annual Colour Of The Year! Hot on the heels of last years "Honeysuckle" comes the racy "Tangerine Tango"!  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® has the following to say of this years shade: Sophisticated, but at...
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  • Stick 'Em Up...

    Stick 'Em Up...

    So you have the furniture, you've treated the floors but staring back at you are some blatantly bare and desperately wanting walls... Fine Art? Yes, quite fine for those that can afford it. Paint a single feature wall? Too 'done'. A loud wall paper? It'll date too fast. So what if you combined all three of the above in a way that ke...
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