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Ideas and Inspiration, Interviews
Q&A with Interior Designer and Presenter Julia Kendell
November 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm 0
Following the recent launch of our new  ‘Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell’ range, we managed to catch up with Julia during the recent shoot for the launch of our collection. We had a chat with her to find out what she thought about the collaboration and the individual products.

Why did you choose to work with Danetti?

When I am designing an interior for a client I will only specify furniture from a supplier I can trust and who I know will be reliable. The furniture also has to be aesthetically beautiful, fit the brief and it’s also got to be good value. I have to be absolutely sure that it's going to arrive on time, in good order and should anything go wrong, I have to know that the company will be on it straight away. Danetti satisfies all those criteria so I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to collaborate on a furniture collection with them.

What elements of your personal design ethos have you incorporated into this range?

My personal ethos is all about creating an emotional connection both between the interior and the inhabitants who will be using that space. The reason that’s important is because in this day and age we're all so busy and we need a home that we can retreat to at the end of the day. Somewhere you feel safe, that's also energising. So for me creating this range of furniture, creates a perfect backdrop for home life that has a sense of energy about it. And that has been really important.

How would you sum up the range?

I’d sum up the range as being a fresh and robust collection combining organic materials and glossy surfaces. I've created something that’s really energising and is just a really fabulous collection for contemporary family living.

The Peacock blue is a beautiful accent - is it a bit of a signature colour of yours?

I really enjoy designing with blue. It’s a very calming colour and because of this and because it’s very easy on the eye. It means you can use quite punchy shades to create impact and depth in a scheme without it unbalancing the whole look of the scheme and without it drawing too much attention. So yes, it's just a fabulous colour. I love it!

What elements of the process of design do you enjoy the most?

I love the entire experience of designing and putting this collection together. It has been hugely exciting for me. Of course I suppose nothing beats the moment when you’ve done all the concept drawings, you’ve had all the meetings and then suddenly the pieces arrive and you can unwrap them and see them in the flesh. It's just so exciting.

How important was it to you that these products were affordable?

Affordable design has always been at the heart of my work. When I first started out in the industry a very long time ago it was very much an elitist sport. Only the very wealthy could afford to have really beautifully designed pieces of furniture and interiors and of course there's no reason why everybody shouldn’t have a beautiful home. So throughout my career, I’ve always championed really good quality design at good value.

What does good design mean to you?

Good design to me is creating a balance between something being aesthetically very pleasing (so it's satisfying all the senses I suppose, something that feels good, that’s tactile, that looks great, sometimes that smells great too) and also being functional and practical. You want something that makes you feel a whole emotional connection. 

How do you see these products integrating with the modern family?

I think that the dining table and the space around it is really underestimated. In this day and age when families are so busy and when the illuminated screen is such a draw - we need to be able to have family time around the dining table. It’s one of those moments when we can really connect as a family. It’s the place where you have Xmas lunches and birthday dinners. You can sort out problems and share experiences. Frankly, it is where memories are made, family memories and that is so, so important.

What do you think of the bar stools?

I am particularly thrilled with the bar stools. It’s really difficult actually to find the perfect bar stool. One that you can move easily, is comfortable, looks great, but these bar stools I think are spot on. They’re very easy to move around. Plus, they’re light as anything but they are very robust and you know they are going to last and they look fantastic. Even just the tiniest detail like the beautiful stitching around the seat. They’re absolutely stunning -I'm so so pleased with them!

How about the sideboards:

The sideboards have been designed with detail in mind and they will satisfy even the most discerning client. The chamfered detail throughout the whole piece is just beautiful. Whats more the 'soft close' mechanism and the super smooth sliding door are great too. It’s just so lovely to use. I love the combination of the materials as well. The gloss, and the matt and the timber I think just works so beautifully together. And of course there are a lot of surprising little details as well like the mirrored backs on some of the pieces - just beautiful…

What do you like best about the table selection? 

For the cost of the Arc round table, the price I think is quite amazing. I haven’t seen such beautiful veneer detailing on a table at that price - ever! So just how lovely to be able to have such a stunning piece in your kitchen or dining room. The Zen table is a contemporary spin on the classic trestle table it is the perfect size for a family or a group of friends. I wanted to keep the lines nice and simple and straightforward - it’s just perfect.

The chairs are so elegant, how do you feel about the results?

Comfort is so important when it comes to sitting at a dining table. The design of the Form Dining chair really focus's on this. It's available with and without arms and the detailing again is really really superior. Particularly the way the frame follows the curvature around the back, it’s just the most beautiful chair. Definitely designed with comfort very much in mind. We all like to spend time at the dinner table, nobody wants their friends or family to feel uncomfortable. Therefore the design makes you feel like you want to spend hours at the dining table. So there you have it! Our Exclusively Danetti range with TV Interior Designer and Presenter Julia Kendell in all it's glory. If you want to see more, head over to Danetti.com for more.
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Bar Stools, Colour
Six of the Best Grey Bar Stools
June 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm 0
Is 'Grey' the new 'Black'?  We think so!  Grey is quickly becoming one of the most popular colours in furniture and we find grey pieces are always requested by our customers!  Here's a guide to our favourite grey bar stools in our range.

Larino Bar Stool

Larino Bar Stool

Larino Bar Stool £79.99

The stylish Larino Bar stool has a unique Z shaped sleek chrome frame and a comfortable chrome finished footrest, perfect for perching on. The padded seat adds extra comfort and is beautifully upholstered in high quality soft faux leather in Putty Grey or alternatively Classic White or Black.

Teora Bar Stool

Teora Bar Stool

Teora Bar Stool £89.00 each

The modern Teora Bar stool offers excellent comfort, style and great value for money! The contemporary bar stool has well proportioned wider seat to add extra comfort. The padded seat is upholstered in luxurious but durable faux leather in Putty Grey or Bright Ruby Red. The sleek legs and footrest are finished in stylish chrome to create a sophisticated look.
Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool
Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool

Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool £119.00

The shapely Elise Chrome Gas Lift bar stool represents comfort and value for money. The stylish bar stool is upholstered in durable but soft faux leather in Putty Grey, Classic Black, Cool White and Trendy Cream. The chrome pedestal has a flat round base, measured at 420mm and a gas lift mechanism to ensure it is suitable for all! The Elise Bar Stool is also available in a Stainless Steel pedestal version.

Nicci Gas Lift Bar Stool

Nicci Gas Lift Bar Stool

Nicci Gas Lift Bar Stool £129.00

The Nicci Gas Lift Bar Stool has a classic chrome pedestal and the gas lift mechanism, which ensures that the bar stool is suitable for all. The Nicci Bar stool is unique with it's hanging footrest but the square flat base ensures stability and durability. The padded seat creates comfort and it is beautifully upholstered in soft faux leather in either Putty Grey or Bright White.

Yeppon Modern Leather Bar Stool

Yeppon Modern Leather Bar Stool

Yeppon Modern Leather Bar Stool £209.00

The Yeppon Modern Leather Bar Stool has a soft real leather upholstered padded seat and backrest which makes this stool very comfortable. The stylish bar stool is available in a wide range of fashionable colours, the most popular colour being Dark Grey Leather. The trendy bar stool is supported by sleek chrome legs which are curved to give extra interest and the frame height is 650mm.

 

Candess Bar Stool

Candess Bar Stool

Candess Bar Stool £269.00

The stylish and modern Italian, Candess Bar Stool is upholstered in your choice of either luxurious faux leather or soft and tactile split leather in a range of classic colours: Charcoal Grey, Black, Dark Brown, Beige, Orange, Ochre Yellow or Ivory. The sleek frame is either finished in polished chrome or matt aluminium lacquered metal. You can also choose from two fixed heights: 650mm or the higher 750mm.

 
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Bar Stools
Bar stools are perfect for our busy homes
March 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm 0
Salve bar stool by Danetti

Salve bar stool by Danetti

Here at Danetti, we like to get to know our customers. We chat to them about their interior design schemes and try to get a feel for how their use their living space.What they tell us time after time is that space is really precious in their homes. For many of them, one main room has to work as kitchen, sitting room, dining room and play room. They often don't want enormous furniture taking up their valuable floor space. And our customers also want the flexibility of having items of furniture that can be brought out when they have friends and family over, but then neatly stacked away when they've gone. Something we specialise in at Danetti, and which we often recommend to our customers, is bar stools. Forget any notion you have of bar stools being uncomfortable and unstable. The ones we stock often come with four solid legs, arm rests and foot rests, and some of them have backs to make them just as comfy as dining chairs. And you'll be able to find one that looks great, because many of our bar stools are available in several colours - sometimes you can even customise the legs and arms so you get just what you want. Bar stools work as occasional seating for guests, for tucking under a breakfast bar in you kitchen-diner, for positioning around a small high-rise dining table, and even just for adding a few seats to your current kitchen area. That's the flexibility our customers wanted. We aim to please! Take a look at the newest additions to our bar-stool range and see if there's one you would like in your home ... Danetti bar stools
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Bar Stools
Industrial Modern Designer Bar Stools
August 29, 2008 at 10:40 am 0
The Grason Bar StoolSturdy modern bar stools are the ideal seating for commercial use in places like restaurants, bars, hairdressers or even in members clubs. Choose the right sought of designer bar stool and you'll be able to transform a tired looking space into something really quite special.

Retro Chic:

The Ruiz Bar Stool

The Ruiz Bar Stool

Furniture that is going to be used in a commercial or industrial environment has to posses different qualities to that which is used in the home. It must be stain resistant, durable, and of course comfortable but that doesn't mean it should be lacking in style. Take the Ruiz bar stool for example, the base is made from long-lasting chrome and the round backless seat comes in either cream or red. It's a cool take on a piece of classic retro design. Plus because the seat is made from sumptuous faux leather, it can be wiped down and cleaned in a matter of seconds.

Affordable But Attractive:

There are so many modern bar stools on the market that finding one that is in your price range and also exactly what you have had in your minds eye won't be too hard. Whilst the stunning aesthetics of modern bar stools are sometimes reflected in the price, there are also many affordable but eye catching designs out there. The Grayson bar stool, sums this philosophy up perfectly with it's stunning long legged metal frame and simple square regenerated leather seat. It's design reflects the sleek and uber-modern interiors that have proved to be so popular over the last year or two. This kind of seat, over other kinds of modern bar stools, is ideal for placing in already minimalist spaces.

Stand Out Statement Pieces:

The Somen Bar Stool

The Somen Bar Stool

If you want something trendy and original, then again you won't be limited in choice. With new designers graduating every year there is a huge selection of individual looking stools available. A word of warning though, really think about how the stool you purchase is going to work in the space you plan to put it. Don't just think about what is on-trend and fashionable, your modern bar stools need to fit in and harmonise with the environment you already have. It is much like clothes; just because a certain style or cut is in fashion it doesn't mean it will suit you. Don't let this put you off though, unusual designs are what make a space unique and also what gives it it's character. People often remember visiting a bar that has beautiful furniture because it stands out in their mind. Stand out pieces like the Somen Bar Stools are incredibly innovative and also good looking. Almost like little magic toadstools, they are available in five bright colours and sit flat on the ground. At 450mm high and with a circumference of 400mm they create a casual atmosphere and can be easily placed by customers who want to sit with their friends! The best part though, is that they can be flipped over to create a table, so really they are two pieces of furniture in one; modern bar stools on one side and modern tables on the other.
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Bar Stools, Materials
Our Top 3 Chrome Bar Stools
July 18, 2008 at 8:55 am 0

Why does everyone like chrome?

Chrome bar stools are very popular at the moment, the chrome offers a high quality stylish element to a kitchen or bar. In this post I am going to focus on three of our most popular chrome bar stools and look at what makes them so desirable.

Ciro Bar Stool

The Ciro Bar Stool

The Ciro Bar Stool

The Ciro bar stool is a traditional looking bar stool manufactured to a commercial quality in Italy. We have successfully used these stools in many bars across the country. The high quality chrome finish will make a bar area shine and look inviting, and the padded seat offers comfort to people using the Ciro bar stool for a long period of time.  The cushioned seat has thick foam padding and is covered in a very high quality faux leather. Faux leather is particularly good because it is hard wearing, and easier to maintain than real leather, but it looks and feels like genuine leather. The simple construction of this chrome bar stool, the commercial build quality  and the excellent price of this stool makes it a good choice for the home and bars.

Savo Bar Stool

The Savo Bar Stool

The Savo Bar Stool

The Savo bar stool is a great looking modern gas lift bar stool, it has a large number of leather colour options, from classic black leather to a zesty lime green.  This height adjustable stool makes it very versatile as it can be used at various height surfaces. The flat circular base of the Savo bar stool makes the stool very stable and also adds an interesting detail as most chrome bar stools have trumpet bases. There is protection on the underside of the chrome base to prevent damage to floors.

Mirage Gas Lift Bar Stool

The Mirage Gas Lift Bar Stool

The Mirage Gas Lift Bar Stool

The Mirage gas lift bar stool is a great general purpose bar stool,  it offers great comfort with its padded seat and backrest and is height adjustable with the gas lift system. This is a fine Italian designed and manufactured bar stool that fits into almost any setting,  it is made to commercial quality standards and can be used in high traffic areas.  This stool is offered with an option of a high quality faux leather or a luxurious buffed leather covering.  The flat heavy weight chrome base of this bar stool makes it very stable, and this stool can go so low that it can be used as a dining chair.

More chrome bar stools at Danetti

We have spent a lot of time sourcing a large selection of high quality chrome finished bar stools as can be seen on our website. If these three stools take your fancy or you would like to see more please look at our complete range of chrome bar stools for sale in the UK.
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Colour, Materials
Chrome Furniture versus Satin Furniture
July 18, 2008 at 8:54 am 0
When it comes to picking a piece of furniture, most people will only really consider the finish of the seat part. With a growing range of stool seating on the market, more and more alternative options are available for the stem/legs of the bar stool. The most popular of which are the chrome bar stools, with a shiny finish, and the satin or painted aluminium bar stools, which have a matt finish.
The Volare Bar Stool

The Volare Bar Stool

Shiny Chrome Seating

The most popular bar stool finish and most commonly available, allowing for a greater range of choice when it comes to choosing your seating. Well chromed seating, will be highly polished and reflective, and often provides a great contrast between the matt seat, whether you have a leather bar stool or wooden chair. Chrome is easy to keep clean, although it's shiny surface can scratch with use, and over time these may show.

Matt Satin or Painted Aluminium Seating

The Antonio Bar Stool

The Antonio Bar Stool

Satin or painted aluminium finishes have started to become more popular recently. With a larger number of bar stools and chairs available with these matt finishes. The satin finish is generally created by powder-coating the base or legs in a colour such as grey or silver (other colours maybe available). The powder-coated finish is strong, and unlike the polished chrome bases will not show up scratches as much, although deep scratches may damage it. There is often little difference in price between chrome and powder-coated satin.
The Kika Dining Table

The Kika Dining Table

Brushed Stainless Steel

This is a rarer finish and often only available on a very select range of products, due to it's expensive price. The brushed finish is created by a fine abrasive action on the surface of the metal, this removes it's shine and leaves a dull polish. This is a perfect finish for seating in more high traffic areas such as restaurants and bars etc, as scratches and marks do not show up against the brushed texture.

Modern and contemporary furnature from Danetti

Danetti has a huge range of furniture ranging from chrome bar stools to satin finish dining tables.
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Bar Stools, Dining Seating
Choosing the Right Height Kitchen Bar Stool
July 4, 2008 at 3:56 pm 0
Whilst you are choosing the right design and style, choosing the right height of your kitchen bar stool is essential. Whether it be for home or commercial use, it is important to purchase a kitchen stool that can fit comfortably under your kitchen counter or bar.

Here is our Danetti guide to choosing the right counter height bar stool

Firstly measure your table, counter or bar from the floor to the base of the surface. Once you have this measurement, we advise that your kitchen stool needs to be 250-300mm (10-12 Inches) from the base of the surface to the top of the bar stool seat. This ensures there is enough space between the surface and the kitchen bar stool itself. If you want to buy a kitchen bar stool that will meet most height specifications, consider opting for a gas lift kitchen stool as this will have a variable height due to the gas lift mechanism. The gas lift bar stools have another benefit which is a swivel action making it easier to get on and off the kitchen bar stool.

Kitchen Counter Height Stools

Balin Bar Stool

Balin Bar Stool

Mirage Gas Lift Bar Stool

Mirage Gas Lift Bar Stool

If you are looking for a stool to fit under a standard kitchen counter height, we would advise you to purchase a stool that is between 610-670mm (24 to 26 Inches) high, in order to fit under the 890-910mm (35 to 36 Inches) counter table. Some of the counter height kitchen stools we recommend are: Balin Bar Stool and the Mirage Gas Lift Bar Stool.

Bar Height Stools

Grayson Bar Stool

Grayson Bar Stool

Saldi Bar Stool

Saldi Bar Stool

If you are looking for a bar stool to fit under a bar height, we would advise you purchase a bar stool that has a seat height between 710-760mm (28 to 30 Inches) to fit under the 1010-1060mm (40 to 42 Inches) bar table height. A couple of bar stools that fit this height we recommend are: Saldi Bar Stool and the Grayson Bar Stool.

High Bar Height

Oral Bar Stool

Oral Bar Stool

Rondure Bar Stool

Rondure Bar Stool

If you are looking for a bar stool to fit under a high bar, we would advise you to purchase a bar stool that is 810-860mm (32-34 Inches) to fit under the 1140-1220mm (45 to 48 Inches) bar table height. Some of the high bar stools we recommend are: Rondure Bar Stool and the Orla Bar Stool

Spacing your kitchen bar stools

Once you have the correct height kitchen bar stool, you now need to decide how many bar stools can fit comfortably in the space you have selected. You need to make sure there is enough room between each kitchen bar stool so that people can sit around the counter or bar and not feel overcrowded. We suggest that for a bar stool of 400-460mm (16-18 Inches) wide, you allow 530-560mm (21-22 Inches) of space and for a bar stool that is 480-560mm (19-22 Inches) wide, allow 610-630mm (24-25 Inches) of space between each stool.

More Information

If you would like more information on the kitchen bar stools that we sell and the bar stool heights please take a look at our kitchen bar stools page, the green box on the left hand side should enable you to search for kitchen bar stools that fall under a specific height category.
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