It was in Florence that the greatest sculptors and architects of the Renaissance redefined classic design. Today’s view of luxury living draws inspiration from the scale and symmetry, graceful lines, intricate hand carvings, and exquisite custom finishes that graced those designs. The Florentino collection embodies a lifestyle of luxury with pieces crafted in Rustic Cherry and Walnut Burl veneers with Ebony and Tulipwood inlays. Styling blends classic European lines with rich sophisticated finishes and plush upholstered seating for a fresh and modern interpretation of luxe.
Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and remains a cultural center for the arts and fashion. It was there that the greatest sculptors and architects of the golden age redefined classic design for the purpose of surrounding themselves with objects of beauty.
Time has not diminished that appeal, and today’s view of luxury living draws inspiration from classic proportions and symmetry, graceful lines, intricate hand carvings, and exquisite custom finishes. Crafted in Rustic Cherry and Walnut Burl, with Ebony and Tulipwood inlays, Florentino embodies a lifestyle of elegance by blending the enduring beauty of classic design with a modern interpretation of luxe.
The essence of luxury is found in creating a bold design statement. The Vittorio poster bed, with its soaring 90-inch spiral posts and pediment caps, makes such a statement. To punctuate the look, an elegantly turned post extension, available as an option and shown here, raises the height to 99-inches. A design statement indeed.
The grand Vittorio poster bed includes two distinctive sets of finials, designed to accommodate the high-low post option. The classic crown finials are designed to cap the high post configuration, shown on the opposite page. For those looking to make an exceptional statement, 9-inch carved post extensions are available as an option, and shown on page 4. These extensions bring the overall height of the bed to 99-inches. A different set of finials is included for use when the bed is set up in the high-low configuration, illustrated in the image above. The diameter of the carved oval finials on the footboard is larger than the diameter of the oval headboard finials in order to balance the scale of the posts.
The elegantly arched Cavallino platform bed features Walnut Burl on the headboard, footboard and side rails. The border of the headboard and soft radius corners of the footboard are accented with padded leather with nailhead trim.
The graceful serpentine front, decorative molding and distinctive bun feet on the Arianna dresser serve as a great pairing with the intricate carvings on the Riva mirror, finished in gold leaf.
The Florentino collection offers three distinctive nightstand designs. Shown here is the Lorenza bachelor’s chest, the largest of the three. It features a striking serpentine front, elegant pendant pulls, and intricate hand carvings on the base rail and bun feet. The Gabanna and Siena nightstands, shown on the following pages, offer great design and smaller scale.
Florentino Dining Room
With magnificent carved pedestals, a graceful serpentine top and intricate inlays, the Bertone dining table offers luxurious dining for up to ten, seated in beautifully carved dining chairs. The upholstered and pierced-back designs each showcase exquisite hand carving on the backs. Florentino redefines dining on a grand scale.
The Marcella dining chair features a sophisticated blending of upholstery fabrics. The seat is a supple brown leather. The outside back is a Venetian gold velvet, and the inside back is a gold and mocha woven medallion pattern. The look is exceptional.
The Armando bar and counter stools are stunning examples of the fluid lines and graceful style of Florentine design. The swivel seats and backs are upholstered in leather with nailhead trim, and a metal kick plate protects the stretcher that encircles the spiral carved legs.
With a gently bowed front, raised panel doors and bold pendant pulls, the Modena buffet serves as a focal point for any room. The carved scalloped base and decorative bun feet add a sense of grandeur to the design. Behind three doors are five adjustable shelves and a felt-lined silver drawer.
Florentino Living Room
Today’s luxury lifestyle blends the timeless lines of finely crafted wood designs with the sublime comfort of plush upholstered seating. The sophisticated look is both dramatic and inviting, drawing the eye to elements of pattern, texture, color and design. Luxury never goes out of style.
The sweeping lines of the Elisabetta sofa make it a statement piece for the collection. The tall shelter design is dramatic, and the tailoring is impeccable from every angle. The Donatella oval lamp table, finished on all sides, is dramatic from every angle and offers ample storage with two drawers.
With a magnificent carved frame and a height of 87.5 inches, the Como floor mirror is one of those unexpected designs that draws a second look.
The luxurious 98-inch Ravenna sofa boasts sensuous curves from every angle, accentuated with nailhead trim. Standard with an array of ten Lux Down pillows, the frame offers a luxurious look with superb comfort.
The regal Corsa chair features a beautiful hand carved frame, outlined with nailhead trim. Shown opposite in an embossed leather croc and fabric combination, the look is unmistakably couture. The Corsa is offered in both leather and fabric (see below) and comes standard with a 23-inch Lux Down kidney pillow.
The 74-inch Barletta console makes a grand statement in the entry hall, the dining room or the living room. Each of the four doors has decorative metal fretwork over antique mirrored glass.
The 40-inch diameter Giardini leather cocktail ottoman features a captivating design of nailhead trim around the perimeter, framed on the top and bottom by a ring of larger nailheads.