Seaside resorts, mountains, lakes, European cities or hills? Wherever the destination, the trend indicates that travelling is regarded as a source of wellness, especially outdoors and in contact with nature.
The pandemic is changing our cities, but above all the way we live in them. And now that the transformation is under way, it is natural to wonder how the spaces of everyday life will evolve, which not only connect us with necessary services but also shape us as human beings.
If we follow European and global trends, the answer may lie in the theory of “20-minute neighbourhoods” - or “15-minute cities” - where all the services which are essential for daily life, health, learning and the development of one's inclinations and passions are located no further than a 20-minute walk - or bike ride - from one's home, with access to areas easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.
Choosing a pergola for your garden is the best way to enhance your outdoor space and spend pleasant moments in the open air, even at home. Before making this dream come true, within the reach of anyone who has a private garden space, it is necessary to define some factors. First, it is important to decide the purpose of the cover in the garden, so as to choose the right outdoor pergolas according to individual needs.
What can we do when we realise we need more space? Before resorting to extreme solutions, it’s good to consider all options. One of these could come from the outdoors: in fact, extending your home into the garden is one possibility, a solution that offers great results.
Home decor and outdoor furnishings can contribute to making the moment special, especially in this moment when we are all rediscovering domestic spaces and the value of time spent at home.
Precisely for this reason, today we’re going to explore four proposals to decorate your garden for Christmas and enjoy the holidays surrounded by decorations and bright wreaths.
Having a beautiful, low maintenance garden is the dream of many outdoor enthusiasts who are torn between the desire to treat themselves to an oasis around the house and the fear of not having the time and skills to care for it properly.
Hydroponics and aquaponics involve growing plants without using soil. No, it's not magic, but rather a possible solution for the future of agriculture and a trend in the outdoor sector where hydroponic and aquaponic gardensare becoming increasingly popular.
The furnishing of small spaces can offer countless creative and aesthetic possibilities: retractable closets, storage beds, unexpected boxes, niches that become wardrobes and bookcases that become partition walls. Outdoor spaces can present challenges that are just as interesting: furnishing a small balcony or a long, narrow terrace can become an opportunity to carry out large projects in only a few square metres.
The recent lockdown and the various social distancing regulations throughout Europe have forced many of us to reconsider our habits, starting from how we use places. So here's a sneak preview of garden trends for 2021, all in the name of renewed outdoor spaces to be experienced and shared.
Green jungles in airports and train stations, gardens in shopping malls, urban gardens in terminal waiting rooms: when architecture meets green design the effect is surprising.
Sipping a good wine while strolling through a garden-vineyard is an unforgettable experience, satisfying all five senses in just a matter of seconds. For this reason, many wineries have equipped themselves to give their guests an even more engaging emotion that goes beyond the glass but at the same time exalts it. Some have worked with great architects, employing bold choices and hi-tech materials to present themselves as designer wineries.
From “Community classrooms” to the social vocation of the outdoors: an interview with the architects of Glasgow-based O’DonnellBrown studio
A dimension that symbolises post-pandemic recovery and the use of space for new projects with a social vocation, architects are increasingly looking outdoors to host functions that were traditionally linked to the indoor world. The designers at the O’DonnellBrown Studio in Glasgow are well aware that they have revolutionised the idea of a school with their “Community classroom” project, creating an actual classroom designed as a system of wooden components to be assembled and modulated outdoors. Our interview with the architects of Jennifer O’Donnell and Sam Brown's team starts precisely from this new outpost of learning and sociality to raise the question: what does the future hold for the outdoors?
From the drive-in to home screenings: everybody loves outdoor cinemas
Magic and tradition: outdoor cinemas have always been a great summer classic offering both the appeal of a good story and the chance to spend some time together enjoying a film, which is made even more memorable thanks to the outdoor surroundings. After the sun sets, city squares, parks and corners are transformed into movie theatres offering a few hours of entertainment and cool respite from the summer heat.
Summer at home: how to make your home an ideal holiday place, starting from the outdoors
After the recent lockdown, 2020 will be a year for rediscovering your home, even during the summer. A term that we'll probably all get to know better this year is staycation, taking a vacation while staying home. This means that those having an outdoor space to enjoy start with a big advantage.
How to make the most of sloping gardens
Designing a sloping garden requires several considerations such as control of the water, a particular focus on the safety of the materials and furnishings chosen, as well as the plants planted. Conditions which at first sight don't encourage the creation of a green space. But where there's a problem, often there's also an opportunity.
Returning to normality after the pandemic also means rebuilding the sociality lost during the months of lockdown, a dimension that takes on value in the community and makes the public space a place of rebirth. It is in the wake of this idea that the outdoors and architecture intertwine, combining aesthetics and social commitment.
How do you design an outdoor space? We asked architect Andrea Boschetti, founder and artistic and scientific director of the Milanese studio Metrogramma. We talked about the origins of the relationship between architecture and outdoors, analysing the concept of outdoor space and trying to grasp the nuances that characterise it, as well as the evolutions it has gone through over time.
When we talk about architecture for hospitality, every element must be carefully designed to welcome and make comfortable those who will come to your hotel or facility.
Where to begin with the design of these indoor and outdoor environments dedicated to hospitality? We asked the architect Alberto Apostoli of Studio Apostoli in Verona.
In this article, we'll take a look at the 5 most interesting podcasts on architecture and design that you can listen to in your free time, while working out or when travelling.
We are happy to share with you the news that our production plant has resumed operations.
We return to work with enthusiasm and proud to continue to serve our market with professionalism.
In recent years many apps have been developed for those who love gardening...but don't always know how to do it right.
Today we'll take a look at a few of them – both free and paid – so you can find the one that best suits your needs.
In this article you can learn how to decorate with the right colours, letting yourself be inspired by creativity while also paying attention to some "general rules" that are always good to keep in mind to avoid making simple mistakes.
Intended as an intimate space where one can rediscover oneself, or a blank canvas for expressing one's style and personality, today more than ever the living dimension is closely connected with the universe of hi-tech.
We talked about this with Marco and Gianluigi Giammetta, the twin owners of Studio Giammetta Architects in Rome, with whom we embarked on a journey to discover the technologies that have profoundly changed our way of understanding living spaces.
What's a floating garden? A very green place that floats: here in fact plants and flowers draw their nourishment directly from the water, creating sophisticated, spectacular structures like suspended terraces and alternative and eco-sustainable irrigation methods. This trend, which today is inspiring garden design projects at an international level, has its roots in one of the seven wonders of the world: the hanging gardens of Babylon, the creation of which is attributed – according to different interpretations – either to King Nebuchadnezzar or Queen Semiramis.
The last ten years could be remembered as those in which the world's greatest architects have worked to merge the geometry of solid shapes with the elements of nature: that is the reason why we have seen greenery sprouting directly from the walls of buildings, water reflected in large surfaces overhanging seas and rivers and floating shapes following the wind wave.
After exploring some examples of green and sustainable architecture, today we travel among some of the most famous works of architecture of the Twenty-Tens (2010-2020).
How can we fully celebrate the combination of practical needs and aesthetic inspiration when we want to create or renovate a residential garden?
To answer this and other questions, we interviewed Dutch landscape architect and garden designer Erik van Gelder, who works by being inspired by natural elements, transforming them into shapes and materials.
Did you know that on Instagram the hashtag #gardendesign has more than 2 million posts?
Having taken a look at some of these many posts, we have selected 5 Instagram profiles that gardening enthusiasts can’t resist, to discover shots, details and perspectives that can be an inspiration for their outdoor greenery.
They were first invented in the United States and are now popular in Europe too. Today, the hashtag #tinyhouses on Instagram has more than 1,371,122 posts, and there are many blogs offering advice on how to make one, featuring the stories and life experiences of people who have decided to live in less than 30 square metres.
But is it really possible to live in such a confined space for a long period of time? Let's learn together what tiny houses are, their advantages and disadvantages.
Order, symmetry, elegance: these are the three keywords of the Italian garden – also known as a "formal" garden – which has profoundly influenced the history of gardening since ancient times. In fact, it is precisely the Italian style that inspired the romantic, refined French gardens and, in contrast, the wild English gardens, where freedom of expression triumphs.
How much have these outdoor spaces changed in the last ten years and how will they change in the future? And how can we recount our living spaces in a world that is constantly changing, even using increasingly fluid, shared and innovative means of communication?
To answer some of these questions we interviewed Giorgio Tartaro – journalist, author and TV presenter – who has been working on architectural and communication projects for some time.
Open spaces where the horizon is lost among wild flowers and the rays of the rising sun filter through sparse trees and reflect off the sparkling morning dew: such endless landscapes are the inspiration behind meadow gardens, an American and Anglo-Saxon trend that recalls prairies and green expanses embracing woods and moors.
Hanging branches, floating leaves, rootless plants and vases to decorate ceilings, verandas and windows: a sky planter is a technique that unleashes your decorative imagination and allows you to create floating gardens, filling spaces with greenery.
For this environment to be truly comfortable, it's essential to design the terrace planning and preparing every detail – from the choice of materials to the plants, from the flooring to the lighting – to make the most of your outdoor's potential.
We have often talked about the importance of a good outdoor lighting system to enjoy the outdoor spaces during the evening, but in this article we want to go further on this subject: let’s see how to choose the best lighting for gazebos or pergolas, discovering the different materials and stylistic solutions by Corradi.
If you are thinking of buying a house or renovating your indoor and outdoor spaces, it is useful to know that there are some professionals - from home personal shoppers to lighting designers - who can help you create the location of your dreams.
Daytime exterior: A table is set for lunch under a blue sky. Close by, the stove is on and a delicious dish is browning in the oven: everything is ready for a day spent outdoors.
In fact, an outdoor kitchen is a trend that combines the functionality and design of the cooking area with the wide range of possibilities that outdoor spaces offer. Let's take a look at some ideas of how to design a kitchen of this type.
Let's take a look at some ideas for fall decorations that will make your home intimate and refined, enriching the rooms with touches of nature and shades of this season.
Thanks to the quick sharing of a photo or hashtag, an attractive image could intrigue other people and encourage them to enter your location: obviously, the quality of your menu and service proposal should remain excellent, but if it is framed by an environment perfect to take photos, even better. Are you curious to discover all the tips for a perfect Instagram-style setting?
Those who love a slow-paced life and believe in simplicity to spark great emotions cannot help but be inspired by French influences. It isn't necessary to live in France to recreate that same effect, all you need are a few key elements. Following are some tips on how to furnish a veranda with a Provençal style and add a little fragrance of lavender to your outdoor space.
Let's review some recent architectural trends and learn some more about sustainable architecture by taking a look at the most interesting examples of green construction techniques, exploring structures that are transforming our cities, making them more and more liveable.
Wake up in the morning caressed by a warm sun, relax on the couch during the day and read a nice book in natural light, and cook or chat with friends in the evening illuminated by the horizontal rays of the sunset: a dream? Not if you pay attention to the best exposure of your house.
Today we'll take a look at four furnishing ideas to create a garden that's also perfect for dogs, always taking into account the aesthetic needs of the spaces and the design, with quality structures that should never be lacking.
A villa in the Swiss hills of Tesserete near Lugano, a green, refined outdoor area to be enjoyed all year round, with an open-air corner spa: today we'd like to tell you about a success story in Lugano – created by Matteo Scudiero and the EsseDiEsse team – starring the Alba bioclimatic pergola by Corradi.
One of the elements that must be considered when designing your outdoor space is the exterior flooring. It's a critically important component because it must be versatile, durable and resistant to wear and weathering yet still be able to integrate well with the space's structural and aesthetic needs.
Let's see together how to choose the best flooring for your garden, exploring different materials and stylistic solutions.
If what matters to you is creating a space that is cosy and comfortable yet extremely elegant and refined, this is the article for you. Let's take a look at how to transform your outdoor greenery into a true luxury garden.
From 28 August to 7 September Corradi will be the main partner at the Lido Cinema Lounge. The 76th Venice International Film Festival will open in just over a month and the Cinema Lounge will be the scene of interviews and meeting with journalists and international movie stars. During the ten-day Venetian event, the quality and design of Corradi structures will be one of the main characters.
Thanks to the beautiful days and temperatures you want to make the most of your outdoor space, and the summer lights, skies and colours inspire creativity. So, why not combine the benefits of spending time outdoors and your desire for fun by organising a garden party?
It doesn't matter whether it's a hotel with a swimming pool overlooking the sea or immersed in the tranquillity of a mountain lodge, or even a protected space in the centre of a lively, hectic city: the rules for perfect swimming pool area furnishings are the same. Interested in learning more?
A summer evening, a spring afternoon or a golden autumn day make perfect times for an outdoor wedding reception: couples who choose their wedding date at these times of the year understand this well.
Even though this year's summer seems to be arriving later than usual, the temperatures are starting to get more comfortable and we can begin to dream about the summer and pleasant evenings outdoors, enjoying a light breeze after a hot day and planning dinners in the garden with friends and family. These are long-awaited moments that we'd like to enjoy in total relaxation.
Let's take a look at the main types of garden mosquito nets and how to best protect your outdoor spaces...and your skin.
It doesn't matter if we have a house on the coast, a location overlooking the beach or a city apartment with a terrace: we can still let ourselves be inspired by the ambience and colours of the sea. How?
Let's take a look at the colours, materials and accessories that allow us to create a perfect outdoor space with nautical style furnishings.
A beautiful outdoors, like a beautiful living room, needs care. In fact, to truly experience the spring, enjoying its beautiful colours and perfect temperatures, you'll have to choose the outdoor cover carefully, perhaps letting yourself be inspired by some case histories of excellence.
But what are the elements of an outdoor solution that are most subject to wear and tear, and what are the terms of Corradi's warranty?
Experiencing your outdoor space to the full, however, doesn't mean that you're unprotected. Instead, having adequate cover in place to shield you during the sunniest hours and planning pleasant shaded areas to relax in will let you realise the outdoor space of your dreams. It will enable you to enjoy your outdoor space hassle-free and to the maximum.
In this article we want to talk about Brio, the new Corradi closure, which is perfect for sheltering the outdoor space from intense light and weather for an outdoor space that suits every season.
With the arrival of spring, the outdoor becomes the true protagonist of your home, the ideal place for leisure time and special moments of your day. That's why it is important to take care of it, making it pleasant and welcoming.
Read the article to find out what we think the best 2019 outdoor trends are.
The first form of cover we are aware of has its roots in the 12th century B.C., in what we can consider a primordial configuration of a parasol.
But how did we go from the umbrellas of thousands of years ago to the current outdoor covers and, again, from garden umbrellas to sun sails, a modern solution with high performance and attractive design? Let's find out in this article.
With summer's arrival we can combine the pleasures of the table with the pleasure of eating in the open air: you don't want to be caught unprepared, so follow some of our simple tips on how to decorate the garden table for upcoming barbecues with friends or birthday celebrations.
The key word is protection: our outdoor space must be comfortable and intimate, sheltered from the sun's rays and prying eyes. Have you yet to decide between a garden umbrella or a gazebo? To help you make the right choice for your outdoor space, we want to tell you about some of their features so that you can discover the advantages offered by a customised and custom-made solution.
Corradi embraces the philosophy behind the Milan Design Week once again: 6 days during which the Italian metropolis will be the undisputed center of the world for architecture and design.
A well furnished outdoor area, enriched with materials and colours that reflect the style of the house and embellished with some trendy elements will charm all your guests.
The solutions for making an amazing outdoor living area are many, but today we would like to suggest three styles you can copy that would make a spectacular modern patio.
What better way to add value to an outdoor space than the adoption of a wide scope solution? Wood or aluminium freestanding pergolas allow the creation of all-round outdoors, providing open air living areas, independent and separate from the main living premises.
Corradi will attend Internorga 2019 from 15 to 19 March, to confirm its international approach to the Ho.Re.Ca markets with Italian look and feel.
Pergotenda®, Bioclimatic pergolas and Sun Sails: Corradi outdoor solutions can turn an external area into an opportunity. A new exterior, in continuity with the interior, designed specifically for the needs of the HoReCa market, where open-air areas can be transformed into a comfortable space to live in many months a year.
Design, construction and assistance: Corradi doesn't just supply pergolas and outdoor covers. Indeed, it accompanies customers step by step from concept to project completion and after-sales service, offering personalised solutions. There is no shortage of successful case histories, and in this article we want to show you three recent installations of Corradi outdoor covers.
Spending time in your outdoor space, working in your garden, setting up a small vegetable garden or even just relaxing in nature is a true cure-all for the health of body and mind.
The positive effects of a life outdoors have become increasingly evident in recent years, especially for the most "vulnerable" people in the population like children, the elderly and the disabled.
In 2009 "Nature Deficit Disorder" was added as a modern syndrome in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders". This is why practising garden therapy and gardening activities in general is an important aid to combat anxiety, stress, depression and many other illnesses.
So let's take a look at the health benefits of Garden Therapy and how to practise it.
Travel and the needs of travellers have changed a lot in recent years. In fact, those who decide to embark on a journey are increasingly oriented towards personalised experiences that allow them to satisfy their desires and, at the same time, to fully appreciate the local culture. For this to happen, it is important that close attention be paid to services and furnishings through a Hotel Design that is able to combine and merge style, technology, comfort and harmony with the natural environment.
The pursuit of wellness through hydrotherapy is a practice that dates back to the ancient Romans, who used to spend several hours a day in hot baths to relax and purify the body from toxins. In recent decades spas and hot baths have become increasingly popular, also thanks to the understanding of thermal springs' positive effects on the health of the body and mind. But wouldn't it be nice to be able to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy without having to leave home?
Your own home can become an oasis of well-being by turning your bathroom into a private spa, renovating your basement or using the outdoor space to install an outdoor hot tub immersed in the greenery of the surrounding nature. Or if you then have a rooftop terrace you can enjoy a refreshing soak in the sky: what could be better than a moment of relaxation with a picturesque view?
In recent decades the concept of "living" has undergone many transformations, in step with the changes that have taken place in society and people's lifestyles. Today the home is no longer just a place for relaxing and getting away from the world, indeed it is increasingly becoming an environment for a full range of activities that in the past were the prerogative of others spaces. The increasingly common trend of smart working, less and less subordinated to spatial and temporal constraints, means that the home can be transformed into a workspace. Similarly, sports and cinema can become indoor experiences thanks to the tools and applications offered by technology. Organising secret concerts or dinners with strangers (social eating) is becoming increasingly widespread in the home, making it a true gathering place.
The Pantone Colour Institute has announced the colour that will accompany us throughout 2019 and that will dictate trends in the fields of fashion, design and furniture, even for the outdoors. After 2018's bold Ultra Violet, this year's choice fell on a more delicate shade, though just as full of verve, an elegant nuance between pink and orange. Indeed, the Pantone colour for 2019 is Living Coral, a colour that recalls the liveliness of the coral reef, chosen by the famous colour-brand to inaugurate a year promoting environmental sustainability, a theme that is also important for contemporary architecture, nature and optimism.
More and more people love to spend their time gardening, growing vegetables and, more generally, staying outdoors, even seeking out green spaces in the city. At the same time, the desire for community is growing, as confirmed by the many experiences of "life sharing" in various areas: from cars to homes, travel, urban gardens and apartment building spaces. This is the case of roof terraces, modern forms of hanging gardens where the passion for do-it-yourself greenery often combines with the desire to share spaces and services in apartment complexes.
Garden Design is the art of designing and landscaping gardens, parks and green spaces, a skill that is increasingly requested to professionals in the sector.
Far from being a purely decorative element, a garden represents a place where people can connect with nature, enjoying the physical and psychological benefits that contact with greenery provides. For this reason, the organisation of the green space, besides reflecting the aesthetic sense of the designer or owner, should be based on a well-defined project that takes into account some fundamental variables like the surroundings, the climate and the time available for its maintenance.
The veranda is an intimate environment, a wonderful space that deserves to be enjoyed all year round. While in the summer it can become a place where you can find shelter from the sun without giving up the benefits of the open air, during the cold season it is necessary to take a few steps to make the veranda an outdoor space that you can fully enjoy many months a year. In addition to using PVC closures, the right outdoor heating system will make your veranda a usable and – above all – comfortable environment, even during the coldest days.
So let's take a look at the most suitable solutions to create a wonderful heated veranda for the winter.
Once again this year, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recognised international architectural excellence by awarding the RIBA International Prize, just as coveted as the famous Pritzker Prize. The award follows rigorous deliberations by a jury of experts who selected 20 worthy projects as recipients of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence, decreeing the winner on 28 November.
While we are used to spending time in the garden or on the terrace outdoors during the summer, enjoying nature at its most lush and lively, there is no reason why the space has to go into hibernation once the winter comes. To the contrary, the arrival of the cold season marks the beginning of a new cycle where the outdoor space takes on a different identity, changing in structure, furnishings and colours. Moreover, taking care of your garden or balcony during the winter will let you have the outdoor space of your dreams once the summer is back.
Protecting the spaces against the elements, doing some maintenance on the structures and carefully choosing materials and furnishing accessories are fundamental activities when talking about a garden or a terrace. Let's take a look at some tips for beautiful winter outdoors.
Having a nice garden or a terrace, whether big or small, means being able to enjoy the surrounding natural space without straying too far from the comfort of home. If you then decide to protect your outdoors with outdoor covers, you will create an environment to enjoy more freely throughout the year.
Bioclimatics, pergolas and sun sails are an excellent solution to create protected, sheltered areas. But not only that: they also allow the outside to be transformed into functional outdoor areas where it is possible to carry out activities en plein air. Versatile and practical environments where you can bring to life projects and desires for an outdoor space tailored to your needs.
Having an outdoor space to enjoy even during the coldest months of the year is a dream that can be fulfilled by building a glass veranda in your garden or terrace. Who among us has never wanted to be totally surrounded by evocative natural scenery, perhaps during a nice snowfall, while staying protected indoors?
A European November is on the way for Corradi, which decided to start the autumn season with 3 trade show events between France and Spain: in Paris for EquipBaie and EquipHotel and, at the same time, in Madrid for Veteco.
The second edition of ArchiLIVE has been launched last October 11th. The exhibition was born from the collaboration between L’Arca International and the Créad Institute of Lyon, a landmark for training and professional updating dedicated to architects, designers and decorators.
In the heart of the second largest commercial district in France, archiLIVE is a working space for companies and architects, for exhibitions and meetings, that comes back this year in the renewed area signed by Patricia Lasserre Torrijos and Lofty Kelsch.
Is it possible to experience the outdoors even in the fall and winter, enjoying the colour and weather changes in complete freedom? We think so, provided that you know how to close pergolas and gazebos in order to create a comfortable environment. An outdoor space that is not only practical and elegant, but that also meets specific technical and personal requirements: this is why the choice of fabric is critical.
Indeed, knowing the various features of outdoor fabrics makes it possible to achieve high performance in terms of protection depending on the thermal and climatic conditions inside and outside your outdoor space. So let's see the types of fabric available and, in particular, the advantages of PVC outdoor closures.
The garden is a fundamental part of our home because it represents a sort of visiting card for our taste and style. For this reason it is important to dedicate time and attention to the decoration of outdoor spaces, an activity that can offer great satisfaction if done right.
Having a lush garden rich in plants and fragrant flowers, perhaps embellished with a fountain or a stream, promotes the well-being of those who enjoy it. If you want your green space to be transformed into a refuge from hectic everyday life, why not opt for a harmonious Feng Shui garden?
A well-organised and properly protected outdoor space offers many advantages, most importantly the possibility of having extra space to enjoy a multifunctional environment to be used many months a year.
Of course, to enjoy your outdoor space it is essential to create a sheltered area by setting up a cover – like a pergola – that can protect against the sun and bad weather. Since this is usually a small structure, in particular in the home sector, and built for the exclusive purpose of creating a shaded area without affecting the surrounding landscape, many people decide to opt for a DIY pergola, without contacting specialists in the industry.
While it is true that there are wonders like the Palace of Versailles, the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, the Butchart Gardens in Canada and many others, when it comes to the outdoors, especially in the private sector, there is no such thing as a "perfect garden". Or maybe there is? Certainly every residential outdoor space must be perfect for those who live in it, tailor made according to their needs including personal tastes and desires, but also unique details that should be reinforced.
But how to design a garden?
The garden, the terrace or the balcony are extensions of our home that deserve to be experienced not only in summer but throughout the year and in any weather conditions. The use of a pergola that protects and enhances your outdoor space can transform the exterior of your home into a comfortable area to be shared with loved ones or simply to be enjoyed in the company of a good book.
However, there is not always enough space to add elements typical of outdoor living. To turn your dream of spending time outdoors into reality the ideal solution is to opt for a wall-mounted pergola, a space-saving solution that is extremely versatile, elegant in shape and lightweight in structure, able to harmonise with your home and the existing structures.
Outdoor design for a café, restaurant terrace, garden of a restaurant represent the showcase of the contract sector. In fact, it takes just a quick look to capture the interest and admiration of customers and guests, provided that you know how to highlight the potential of each environment in the right way. Not only in the summer when people spend more time outdoors, but during every season since care, cleanliness, aesthetics and functionality are not temporary needs but rather keys to success all year round.
Corradi will be Main Sponsor of the Bologna Design Week 2018, the event placing the Design at the heart of the city. You can meet us in the courtyard of Palazzo Isolani, headquarter of the 2018 edition, with 4 Defense sun sails, molding the outdoor of the elegant 18th century location for the whole week and during the “Design Night”, planned for Wednesday, September 26th.
Every year between the end of August and the beginning of September Venice becomes the cinema capital of the world, hosting the International Film Festival on the Lungomare Marconi del Lido, this year celebrating its 75th edition.
An artistic and cultural event followed worldwide that once again this year will see the involvement of Corradi, with our Defense and Bioclimatics Maestro sun sails in the outdoor spaces of the historic Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria and the panoramic Terrazza Mediterranea, locations where you can find us until 8 September.
Since we are great movie buffs, we want to recommend 5 end-of-summer films to watch under your Pergotenda®, to spend these first September days with friends and family.
Making outdoor spaces accessible throughout the year and flooding the rooms of your house with natural light are factors of great importance for transforming every minute spent in your home into moments of pleasure and well-being. Whether you have a spacious house with a garden or a top floor apartment, the best solution to achieve a total connection with the surrounding world is to install sliding glass doors for outdoors.
The Venice International Film Festival is one of the most important events in the Italian cinema world and beyond. During the 75th edition - from August 29th to September 8th - the Venetian streets come alive with celebrities and silver screen stars, guests of the Festival that, since 1895, rewards the greatest talents with the iconic Golden Lion prize.
An important cultural event in a very suggestive scenario: this is the Venice Film Festival, to which Corradi takes part
Your home is your private space, where every room should reflect your tastes and personality, allowing you to fully enjoy every environment alone or sharing it with family and friends.
So comfort and togetherness above all: two concepts that are very dear to the Scandinavians who have been able to transform enjoyment of small daily pleasures into a real lifestyle, a philosophy so important for them that it finds its full expression in the word "hygge", an ancient Danish word that literally means "feeling satisfied", but that in reality expresses much more. Hygge means being together in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere, setting aside problems and maintaining a positive attitude. Hygge is a relaxing dinner with your loved ones, welcoming friends to the house, sipping a tea in front of the crackling fireplace or a beautiful view.
An approach to life that is also reflected in furnishing, breathing life into a real Hygge Style. So let's see what the characteristics of this Scandinavian furnishing style are and how to implement it at home.
Summer offers the chance to fully enjoy the beauty of the season, spending pleasant moments immersed in nature. If you have a garden, the best choice is to equip it with a gazebo or a pergola that lets you create an open-air living space, an area connecting your home with the outdoors. Indeed, back in ancient Rome where the art of gardening was widespread, it was customary to wrap fruit trees with ivy and vines that when connected with other trees formed evocative pergolas. So once you've chosen, the most suitable structure for your needs from among the outdoor covers, why not make it more dynamic and appealing by decorating it with climbing plants for gazebos?
Those who live in cities or on the upper floors of a building often don't have the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of a garden and live moments of relaxation outside their home. For this reason, if you have a balcony or a terrace, it's very important to be able to make the most of it, not only during the summer but also in winter. Verandas for balconies that completely or partially close the terrace allow you to better connect the balcony to the rest of the house, creating an environment that can be enjoyed at any time of day. Depending on the size of the balcony and your needs, the veranda can be used as a living area furnished with sofas and armchairs, or it can be transformed into a charming dining room with a panoramic view. Or the veranda can be a corner for studying, a fitness area, or more simply become a small greenhouse where you can take care of flowers and plants sheltered from the elements.
With the arrival of summer, your home's outdoor space becomes increasingly important, one of the most popular areas of the house. If you're looking for a solution that is not permanent - easy to install and remove - yet comfortable and elegant, the best choice is a sun sail for your garden. Among the most innovative and requested shading systems in the sector, these particular covers are the perfect combination of refinement, efficiency and practicality. Harmonious and lightweight but at the same time robust and safe, thanks to their versatility, the wide range of models available - including some types of custom sun sails - and the possibility of combining multiple sails, they are able to satisfy any need, turning a garden into a little corner of paradise.
After a long winter the summer has finally arrived, and with it a desire to spend more time outside, taking advantage of outdoor spaces even in the city for pleasant moments of relaxation, some spending time by themselves, some in company, some with a good book, others enjoying the sun. Corradi designs and develops solutions for outdoor living with the aim of providing space for time. Time that should be of the highest quality, so we cannot avoid having to deal with sun exposure and risks that "too much sun” can lead to, especially in terms of skin health and ageing.
So, how can we protect our skin from the sun, enjoying all the beauty that summer has to offer? Here are some tips.
On 20 June 2018 at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, the award ceremony was held for the 25th edition of the ADI Compasso d'Oro Award, the oldest and most prestigious award for Italian design given to goods, services and research distinguished by quality, innovation, ethical responsibility and sustainability. 283 projects went through a two-year selection, but only 16 were awarded the Compasso d'Oro, and 56 received an Honourable Mention.
As we are always attentive to the latest developments of Italian and international design, we have followed this event with extreme interest as it shines a spotlight on the tradition of excellence that sets apart products Made in Italy, always on the leading edge of innovation and oriented towards a global market.
"Architecture is a way of thinking and not a job", said the great architect Le Corbusier. This is absolutely true, so much so that now like never before an education in architecture represents an added value, versatile and transversal, able to inspire with an overview of many sectors, from communications to outdoor living, not focused exclusively on operational and design phases. Within this fruitful blend of knowledge it is interesting to explore the contribution of women architects, which is also expressed in an approach and in a sensitivity that are neither better nor worse but certainly different from those of men. The number of women architects is increasing all over the world (in Italy they account for 42% of the total), making "the woman question" in architecture an interesting topic to be studied in all its many nuances.
Turning an outdoor space into a place where you can spend some time relaxing and enjoying the company of others has always been our primary mission. Just like a garden or outdoor area, even a terrace can become a place for relaxing if properly exploited and covered: with the arrival of nice weather and especially the first hot days, it's a good idea to equip your terrace so that you can enjoy it in peace at any time of the day.
A hot summer afternoon can be transformed into a pleasant moment outdoors, making use of covers for terraces that protect against the heat, sun rays or even adverse weather conditions.
For years an international point of reference for architects and industry enthusiasts, the 16th edition of the Venice Biennale Architettura is open to the public until 25 November. It will be hosted in the Giardini, where the Central Pavilion is located, the Arsenale and in Venice's historic city centre.
This year's theme, "Freespace", celebrates the need for free and open space and the importance of architecture in providing for the well-being and dignity of every person, a topic that is also very dear to Corradi, always looking for innovative and customised solutions for every need.
So let's take a look at the programme, participants and the new developments of this Biennale Architettura 2018.
Outdoor covers allow you to enjoy your outdoor space for many months a year, creating precious corners for relaxing and pleasant shaded areas where you can protect yourself from the sun in spring or summer. Furthermore, today pergolas and garden sails are widely used to create hybrid indoor and outdoor environments where light and nature become part of a single domestic living space. If you have chosen an aluminium or wood pergola with fabric like Pergotenda® Corradi for your home garden or outdoor area, it will be useful to know how to clean the awnings on a regular basis to protect the canvas against mould and humidity, maintaining its performance and beauty over time.
In early March the prestigious Pritzker Prize was awarded, a recognition that since 1979 has celebrated the career and work of living architects who have made a substantial contribution to humanity and environmental development.
The 2018 Priztker Prize saw the triumph of the Indian architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, who over the course of his long career has designed hundreds of buildings, making the traditional and artisanal methods of his country dialogue with the techniques of prefabrication.
Living in the outdoor spaces of our homes also means being able to spend time together and relax during the evening, especially when the weather is nice. Choosing the right outdoor lighting is essential for enjoying your garden in all serenity, even after sunset many months of the year. This not just for the practical purpose of providing visibility at night, but also because a well-lit outdoor area is a safe one and therefore a place of true well-being. In addition, outdoor lighting can become a perfect decorative element if used to enhance the surrounding environment, its forms and its unique features.
Milan is a lively city, always on the move, a world landmark for trends and innovations: a city that never stops, just out of a hectic Design Week, kicked off the fuorisalone of taste this week.
Until May, 13rd, Milan Food Week and Milan Food City are lighting up the Italian metropolis again, with a tasty program: at Palazzo Bovara, two Pergotenda® Millenium® Celeb recreate the ideal outdoor space for show-cooking, samplings and food talks organized by Confcommercio Milan.
The "Corradi Days" are back: it’s the event organized in Germany and Austria that keeps on gaining success year after year.
13 Master Dealers involved for an Open Day (on May, 26th), to know all the Corradi news - such as Pergotenda® Millenium® Celeb - and to discover the dedicated promotions on lights, bicolor and vertical closures, valid until June, 2nd .
Like every year, in April Milan becomes the undisputed star of one of the most important events related to the world of design and architecture at international level.
The Salone del Mobile and the Fuorisalone 2018, from 17th to 22nd April, have in fact animated the Milan Design Week, enhancing, once again, the central role of the city on topics such as the culture of design and the importance of the Made in Italy worldwide.
Whether it's a garden, a private courtyard or a café or restaurant terrace, your outdoor space deserves to be enhanced with covers for exteriors that are able to make the most of their distinctive traits, in harmony with the surrounding environment. There are many advantages: while on the one hand - especially in the residential sector - pergolas and canopies shape a portion of the external environment to protect people from the sun and weather and to allow them to spend more months of the year outdoors, in the commercial sector outdoor furnishings for cafés or the pergola of a restaurant have the added benefit of adding useful space.
We have just been through what is probably one of the most severe winters of recent years. Now that Burian, the snow and the Siberian temperatures are just an icy memory, we can finally welcome the coming of spring. And what better way than to plan how to furnish a garden in spring?
Here are some tips, with the trends of 2018.
Once again Corradi is heavily involved in Milano Design Week: six days during which the Milanese metropolis is preparing itself to be the undisputed centre of all the events connected to the world of architecture and design, and which after its success year after year has become the protagonist of a much broader project.
As part of an event that grows out of the main hubs of the city and that provides opportunities for fusion, construction and development of a shared design culture, Corradi will participate in Milano Design Week with five macro events at three different locations.
Today in the world of outdoor furniture the term pergotenda is used in a generic way to identify a type of product consisting in a pergola structure covered by retractable canvas.
However, Pergotenda® is actually the registered trademark of a Corradi patent that created a whole new market. In fact, before its invention there was no product with a mobile stacking cover, so the brand not only comprises the name but also its unique and unrivalled technical specifications.
It’s time to celebrate.
Every anniversary is a special occasion for balances: 40 years have passed since the foundation of our company in Bologna, a workshop for the production of awnings at that time. Moreover, 20 years already since the Pergotenda® patent, which marked a decisive turning point in sun protection, effectively opening a new market and making Corradi a benchmark in the sector.
This year the experts at Pantone Colour Institute have come up with a difficult, flamboyant colour, often considered inappropriate (don't dare wear it to the theatre!). No, don't call it violet, because it is much more than that: it is Ultra Violet, the Pantone colour of 2018 that will set trends and be used in combinations and experiments in the worlds of fashion, design and furniture until December. We have studied it for you and we want to reveal what we have discovered, especially when it comes to using the colour of the year in outdoor furniture.
Are you ready?
From Feb 27 to Mar 3 we will attend R+T at Messe Stuttgart, landmark for innovation in sun protection during the last 50 years. The right context to present Corradi in Wonderland, and a lot of news to give space to your time.
The time has come: Monday, Feb. 26th we will inaugurate the new headquarter in Via M. Serenari 20 in Castel Maggiore (Bologna).
The 29th edition of Intergastra, the biennial event dedicated to the world of gastronomy and hospitality, returns from 3rd to 7th of February at the Messe Stuttgart. Thanks to the recent expansion of the exhibition area, it will be now able to count on 115.000 sq. m of space, to welcome the approximately 100.000 visitors expected and the 1,400 international exhibitors.
The appointment with the Women's Ski World Cup, which opens 2018 with the free downhill and super-G races awaited by athletes and enthusiasts, is back. Spotlight on the Queen of the Dolomites, which from 19th to 21st of January will welcome a large audience of athletes, technicians, sports personalities, media and VIPs in the fascinating setting of Cortina d’Ampezzo’s Alps.
The “Nancy Forum” promoted by Alliance Paysage from 17th to 19th of January brings together the network of independent landscape architects who, since 1994, have been working to define standards, proposals and trends in the high-end garden design sector.
Delicate is the wind that caresses the French countryside when the sun timidly shines once again after the cold and the silence. Yellow, purple, red and green, the flowers...
Over 2000 designers participating from 91 countries.
Corradi will be sponsoring "Regola & Arte", which will be held in Rome on Friday, December 1st.
"Regola & Arte" is a training course organized by "Legislazione Tecnica", the renowned magazine specialized in tutoring activities for professionals such as Architects, Geometers and Experts.
The Bologna Design Week is over, but the imprint of such an event certainly remains.
In fact, there has been a great participation to all the happenings, workshops and exhibitions that animated Bologna during the Cersaie Trade Fair, official sponsor of this edition.
From 1st to 3rd December Corradi comes back to Arkeda, the exhibition dedicated to architecture, design and construction held in Naples “Mostra d'Oltremare”.
After the inauguration of October 19th, new meetings will take place at archiLIVE, the groundbreaking space in Lyon born from the cooperation between the magazine L’Arca International and Cread Institut, the architectural school in Lyon, landmark for architects, designers and landscapers.
A special event will offer Corradi the chance to get in contact with the leaders of the sun protection business in the Netherlands: this is the “Romazo day” on November 6th, organized by the association of the sector.
40 selected companies, 500 architects attending, a location with a high aesthetic and architectural value. On October 19th, Corradi will represent “Made in Italy” at Meesters in de Tuin, in Cuijk, The Netherlands. One day dedicated to meetings, thoughts and brainstorming between master companies and landscape architects, organized by Inspyrum, a Dutch company well kown in the outdoor industry.
Born from the collaboration between L’Arca International and the Créad Institute of Lyon - a benchmark for the training and the improvement of architects, designers and decorators - the innovative concept that will be open to the specialized public from October 19th and for six months, in the premises of the institute.
The Bologna Design Week, with CERSAIE as official partner in this third edition, has definitely been an important opportunity for development, not only for the Emilia Romagna territory, but also for national and international realities.
The most important Italian event dedicated to hotellerie is back. From 12th to 14th October at Rimini Fiera, more than 14,000 hoteliers will be involved, thanks to the simultaneity of TTG Incontri, a B2B event for tourism industry, and with Sun, Salone dell’Outdoor.
Meet, compare and update are the keywords of the day dedicated to the world of hospitality, held at the Rimini Palacongressi on Wednesday 11th October, from 9 am to 8 pm.
Aline has always had a weakness for puppies, especially when they are small and playful, so much so that to cuddle them better she has the bad habit of putting them on the table.
Few days left to one of the most important events in Emilia-Romagna area and, specifically, in Bologna.
The 3rd edition of the Bologna Design Week is coming, together with CERSAIE, its official sponsor.
Thanks to Tag Des Gartens and our Umbra and Musculus dealers for being the perfect Corradi's world representative, choosing the Made in Italy design.
2nd and 3rd September has been days of great synergy at Rheinpark in Cologne, Germany.
Here the full gallery:
A week from the end of the 74th Venice Film Festival and one thing is still missing, the most beautiful one: the review of all the stars that shone in Corradi's firmament in the Venice Movie Stars Lounge and in other venues of the festival.
Can’t miss it.
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Another evening happily spent at Corradi's house. Thanks to Providence band, who once again...
Let’s start from the food: oysters and champagne. Continue with a picture on the wall: a Caravaggio. A little bit of music? Let the piano and violins play Mozart.
What are we talk...
The starry vault, the roofs, the streets and an evening walk in the heart of the city. A table, two, four, ten of a terrace that fades in the distance, with customers, yes, but far away, as is far away the buzz of their voices.
What could be better than a fair in the center of Cologne, to know everything about outdoors? Corradi got the answer. Don’t miss the opportunity...
Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Sofia Coppola. Elio Germano, Michael Fassbender, Joaquin Phoenix. Monica Bellucci, Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron.
These are just some of the...
This weekend we took home court advantage: a wonderful live concert by Providence in the Corradi Night on Friday, in a relaxed and...
They are a perfect couple, it doesn't matter what is said about them. He, moustached and distinguished, cylinder hat and cigar always in hand. She, composed and elegant, dressed impeccably and with a charming gaze. They came to the park because on Sunday everyone goes there.
It is scorching hot, it's almost noon and the sun shines mightily on the rocks. The seawater pool, which fills up when the wind blows and the waves are high, is now boiling.
What would happen if, for three days, a French town became the capital of gastronomy, opening the doors to international cuisine and giving birth to one of the most renowned events on culinary art? It would happen what it’s going on in Mougins, in the heart of the Côte d'Azur, from 23 to 25 June.
The website address is the only thing that hasn’t changed: corradi.eu. Everything else is deliberately new, with the aim of making navigation simple and complete, emotional and innovative, in plain Corradi style.
In view of the great success of the advertising campaign, which was launched by Corradi and Bose® during the "Corradi Days" in Germany, we decided to extend the deadline...
Corradi, always glad to support their dealers in the best way, signed an agreement with the Belgian Radio 1, for a radio campaign on air from the 29th of May to the 4th of June.
Corradi is happy to announce its entry into Alliance Paysage, a French Network which connects landscaping professionals since 1993 and has more than 160 affiliated members and about 80 companies among industry and service providers as partners.
The fantastic experience which saw Corradi's & Elle Decor Partnership at Fuorisalone in Palazzo Bovara, Milan has just ended. From April 3 to 28, two Maestro Bioclimatic Pergolas gave life to the Outdoor space in the ideal shopping experience offered by Elle Decor's concept store.
We wanted an Italian name, known all over the world, capable of expressing Corradi's genius and experience. We brainstormed on it for a long time, drawing up lists of words, and in the end we found it: Maestro. No other name reflected the elegance and technical performance of our new, unique product.
Corradi, in co-operation with the Belgian company Boretti – lifestyle professional in the outdoor kitchen and catering sector for years - decided to launch a tasty promotion: From the 1st of May to the 3rd of June, 2017, for Holland and Belgium, if you choose a Pergotenda® solution or Corradi Blioclimatics Pergola, you’ll have an elegant complimentary Barbecue "Barilo BBQ" by Boretti.
During the 13th and the 14th of May, 2017 will take place the 10th edition of "Yacht & Garden", the annual fair at Marina Genova.
Corradi, even if is always forward-looking, can’t forget the ties with its past. This ties allowed the company to grow and become a benchmark and trendsetter in the world of the Outdoor Living: that’s why the production of the "Defense" sail is back.
Officially online Corradi’s Facebook, Instagram e YouTube accounts. From now on you’ll be able not only to follow all Corradi’s world Events and News whenever you want, but, more importantly, there’ll be a way to keep track of all your feedbacks, exchanging and sharing ideas to improve the Corradi experience.
From March the 8th to March the 11th we will take part at the biennial exhibition in Milan dedicated to design and construction with a space that shows the alchemy of the 4 elements - Fire, Earth, Air and Water - which inspires our outdoor solutions.
Corradi will also be there in the extraordinary setting of Cortina d'Ampezzo for the Alpine Skiing World Cup January 28 and 29.
A positive experience for Corradi in Veteco, the international exhibition dedicated to solar protection systems, held in Madrid from the 25th to the 28th of October.
A Corradi Kubo featured in the episode of the 22nd of September of "Hotel da Incubo 2", the Italian version of the American reality show "Hotel Hell" by Gordon Ramsay, on Channel 9 of DTT.
Milan is the Italian metropolis with a cosmopolitan skyline, where the charm of terraces has been recently rediscovered.