The lasr few eyars required us to turn our attention inwards, towards the way we live in our most intimate space: our homes. Our houses became the main stage of all our activities and social interactions for a long time, which led us to reevaluate decor choices taken before the lockdown and deal with the blurred boundaries between spaces of leisure and of work.
As 2023 beggins, we worry less about the pandemic, but economic and environmental concerns persist. Our attention now turns outwards: trends highlight solutions capable of combining our needs for functionality and personal well-being with those of a more responsible and sustainable consumption and production.
Here are 3 interior design trends to keep an eye on in 2023:
Long-lasting furniture and recyclable material
The top trend that will continue in 2023? It is unquestionably sustainability.
The importance of sustainability will see more and more consumers move away from fast-furniture and invest in designs that can truly stand the test of time.
A piece of furniture made with durable components and which, at the same time, can be easily recycled at the end of its life cycle, will lead this trend.
Aluminum, the raw material used in all Atim’s production, is one of these materials: it gives durability and resistance to the mechanisms and, on top of that, it can be recycled indefinitely without losing its original characteristics.
Transformable furniture: optimize spaces and investments
This topic becomes even more urgent in large urban centres, where the high cost of living is strongly felt and where finding a spacious house or apartment requires a very high investment. In this context, the choice of transformable furniture will be a very strong trend in 2023, an ingenious solution to the space constraint that most of us face today.
Adding further functionality to home furnishings allows to respect each person’s lifestyle and to indulge in various activities in a simple and practical way.
Manufacturers, designers and architects interested in finding intelligent and surprising solutions to optimize the space and investment of their customers can check the wide range of furnishing systems from the Atim Trasformabili collection, pioneer in the sector.
Well-being lies in forms: curved furniture is back
When designing aany home interior, perhaps even more important than the aesthetics of the furniture are the sensations that they make us feel. A trend that has recently emerged and which will still conquer a lot of space in 2023 is furniture with curved shapes.
Even though curved furniture is far from new, it is becoming more and more popular due to the fact that it exudes a relaxing, calming and welcoming feeling due to the softness and organic looks of the curves.
Curved sofas are just one of many examples of this edgeless design trend that aims to create a relaxing environment that benefits mental and physical health.
The manufacture of rounded shapes requires very specific technology and know-how, in which Atim has invested heavily in recent years. We support large furniture manufacturers in the development of customized solutions for their most ambitious projects.
Keep an eye on these 3 design trends for 2023 and your interior design projects will surely be a success!
With over 25 years of experience in the creation of innovative solutions for the furniture industry, Atim offers one-of-a-kind products and services for furniture manufacturers, architects and interior designers. For more information or to request a quotation, contact us!
Trasformabili in Brazil: Atim and Givi Mobili bring innovative furnishing solutions to the Brazilian market
We are committed to bringing to the whole world furniture solutions that allow people to transform their spaces according to their needs and lifestyles. Solutions that increase their comfort, that facilitate carrying out the most varied activities and that make the time they spend at home or at their work environment more enjoyable.
Arriving in Brazil is part of a plan to expand the presence of the Trasformabili Atim around the world, specifically with the aim of reaching more South American and Latin American customers. “We want to reach furniture manufacturers, furniture artisans and customers with our solutions, created to increase functionality and improve the use of living spaces according to the activities that each person carries out throughout the day. The strong experience of Givi Mobili in the sector has confirmed that they are the right partners to bring the Trasformabili line to Brazil ”, explains Vanessa Moretti, commercial manager of Atim.
The kick-off in Brazil
The Trasformabili were officially presented to the Brazilian market during the last ForMóbile, the international fair which is a reference for the furniture and wood industry. With a stand equipped with many different solutions for sliding tops, worktop extensions and retractable tables, Givi Mobili has captured the interest of visitors in search of innovative, design and highest quality Made in Italy products.
Now the whole Brazilian market can easily have access to Atim furnishing solutions to optimize spaces or simply make them surprising with all-aluminum systems, chosen by the main players in the furniture sector all over the world.
If you are an architect, designer or furniture manufacturer with projects in Brazil, contact Givi Mobili to learn about the advantages of the Atim Trasformabili line.
How to create the perfect office space and work better from home? We collaborated with Redfin to put together a list of great tips and tricks.
If you work from home, you know how important it is to have a dedicated office space. Having an area that’s clear from clutter, organized, and calming can help lower stress and boost productivity during the workday. However, some apartment-dwellers find it challenging to find the space to create an office in their unit.
To help you find some apartment office ideas, Redfin put together a list that’ll inspire you to create a stylish and productive workspace – even if you’re low on square footage. Whether you’re renting an apartment in New York or a condo in Seattle, you’re sure to find a way to incorporate an office space into your apartment.
1. Create a dedicated office space
Make sure you have a dedicated space for your office to separate your work mindset from your home mindset. If you start every day with your laptop at your kitchen table, move to your couch, and finish up emails in your bedroom, you won’t have a place to get away from work. We recommend a desk or workspace, no matter how big or small, where you can fully focus on your day job, so you can leave that work behind at the end of your day.
2. Utilize closet space
If you have a small rental home, don’t worry – big home office dreams can still happen in small spaces. “Hook” your next client as you set up shop in your coat closet. Add a drop-down desk, some lighting, and shelves, and hang those coats on hooks by the door.
Closets aren’t just for clothes anymore. Save space and build a desk, shelves, or whatever else your home office needs inside your closet. This way, it’s hidden away when you have guests, but you’d be surprised how much you can build inside a closet. Paint it a fun color and leave the doors open – you’ll get tons of compliments.
3. Keep your space clutter-free
For ultimate productivity, always keep your desk and work area clean and free of dust and clutter. Arrange your work area efficiently by keeping items you use frequently like your printer, phone, inbox, and working files within easy reach. Personalize your home office space by adding a few family photos and plants, but don’t go overboard as your goal is to keep your work area professional, orderly, and clutter-free.
4. Maximize your office storage with a tall bookshelf
Add decorative storage boxes to hold printer paper and supplies, a desktop file box for important papers, and an inbox for incoming papers. This frees up your desk (or dining table) for work and helps create a system for handling paper in your home.
5. Choose simple decor
When designing an office space in your apartment, consider placing your desk in front of or by a window. This maximizes productivity and improves focus. While it might be tempting to fill this space with all manner of mementos and knickknacks, sometimes these items can compete with our attention and create unnecessary clutter. Instead, furnish your office space with a single inspiring quote, air-purifying plants, and an oil diffuser to reduce stress.
6. Invest in ergonomic equipment
Comfort is important and ergonomics is equally as important. Spend a little extra on ergonomics; a good chair that has your back, a combination of an ergonomic keyboard and mouse (even when using your laptop), and a standing desk are all great investments. And as a productivity hack, get a second monitor — it’s worth its cost.
7. Choose multi-functional furniture
It’s rare for people to have enough space to reserve an entire extra room to be an office. The trick? Furniture that transforms or hides what’s inside.
Have you ever thought about pulling a whole workstation out of a bookshelf? Or keeping a whole table inside a standard drawer?
Transformable furniture is an amazing way to grant more versatility to any home environment. They are much more than space-saving: they’re a functional, smart, and elegant way to make our homes more resourceful and able to support our different daily activities.
8. Find the perfect location
When designing a home office in an apartment, consider the location carefully. Will you enjoy sitting in this space all day? Consider how you orient the desk for both comfort and productivity. And last but not least, don’t allow your home office to be the dumping ground for clutter. Clutter negatively affects your focus, making you less productive.
9. Personalize your space
Pick a statement item such as wallpaper, a unique light, or a fun piece of furniture, and build off of it!
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How to choose the right furniture for a small apartment? Here are some ideas, tips and advice on how to furnish small spaces. Find inspiration with many examples and photos of space-saving furniture solutions.
Light colors, adequate lighting and the application of mirrors certainly work well to make spaces feel wider, but it is furniture the key element to make rooms actually more spacious, functional and well organized.
The golden rule for furnishing a small house or a small apartment is to take advantage of every useful corner to make it highly functional, as well as aesthetically satisfying. Using space-saving furniture equipped with transformable solutions is the ideal solution to have a more versatile home, able to quickly change, transform and adapt to the dynamism of modern life.
Tips for furnishing small houses
Equip the walls with shelves and pull-out tables
Optimizing the spaces in the living area may seem like a challenge, but it’s actuallty quite simple with transformable furnishing solutions. You can easily pull-out a desk from a library compartment, for example: Oplà +39 adds an extra table that opens and closes with a simple movement, in order to engage or free space as needed.
Have an island with a sliding top at the open space
With little space available for the kitchen and living room, having an open space is often the preferred architectural solution in small appartments. The island becomes a great ally of aesthetics and functionality, acting as a separator between the two areas.
But what if it were also an aggregator? Sliding tops can totally or partially cover the surface of the island, allowing it to be used for both kitchen and living room activities. With a single movement, the island expands or becomes compact, adapting to the needs of the moment.
Solutions such as the Top33 can hide the induction or electric hob as well as the sink, which are revealed only when it’s time to prepare the meal and have a large table to enjoy the dishes. When dinner is over, just put the top back in its original position to free up the space, making the house more spacious, tidy and aesthetically pleasing.
Optimize the space in the kitchen
Expand the kitchen surfaces as needed
Kitchen surfaces never seem to be enough – even more so in small homes. The transformable furnishing solutions give more versatility to the kitchen at the same time as they optimize the available space.
You can use a standard drawer to store a pull-out top extension: Oplà Top positions itself flush with the top to increase the useful surface of the kitchen whenever it’s necessary. The system is also easy to clean and to put back in its drawer with a single movement.
Choose a space-saving pull-out table
A standard drawer compartment is enough to hide an entire table: thanks to surprising space-saving systems, such as the Lunch model by Atim, a table can be extracted from inside a drawer, useful for a quick snack or to place ingredients and utensils necessary for the preparation of food.
Innovate with multifunctional solutions in the kitchen
Maximize every space of the kitchen using multifunctional furnishing solutions, which make life much more practical.
Systems like Cook create a true chef’s corner, even if they only require the space of a standard drawer. Cook brings together 3 functions: cutlery holder, cutting board and snack table – with the addition of a convenient aluminum basket for collecting what has been cut and blend the ingredients.
Install glass sliding doors for extra light
In confined spaces, it is worth evaluating the advantages of sliding glass doors. Why? Because the sliding glass doors not only serve to divide spaces without cluttering, but also allow natural light to easily circulate among the different rooms. An illuminated environment increases the feeling of spaciousness of the house and directly affects the well-being of the inhabitants.
Atim sliding door mechanisms can add that right touch of design to the environment.
The right furniture to create a space-saving Home Office
How to create a space-saving home office
The Home Office has become the protagonist of interior design since remote working entered everyone’s lives. But is it possible to have an adequate Home Office in an apartment of a few square meters?
Of course it is! Once again the transformable furniture manages not only to create a dedicated workstation, but also to optimize the available space to welcome other activities after the workday is over.
There are plenty of solutions to design the ideal Home Office: from the most discreet, such as equipping a piece of furniture with fold-away or pull-out tables, to the most surprising, like hiding a complete workstation behind the door of a cabinet.
Medwood 2022, the leading furniture component fair in Greece, ended this Monday (April 4). The eighth edition of the event was Atim’s first as an exhibitor, with a dedicated stand and team to personally present the potential of top quality transfomable furniture to hundreds of people.
Medwood was a great opportunity not only to get to know new customers but also our Greek team, who excitedly presented the Trasformabili solutions to manufacturers coming from all the country.
The surprise of discovering what was hidden inside each drawer – a countertop, an extension to the top or even an entire dining table – struck the visitors, who gathered around the stand to see how ease it is to use the Trasformabili mechanisms and Atim’s extendable tables.
In addition to Atim’s booth, it was possible to find other Trasformabili in the stands of partners who have already embraced the technology and design of Atim mechanisms: Glycos exhibited Top 33, while Lygnos applied a Snack Top to its peninsula.
We are very proud of the team that made it all possible and we want to heartly thank Athanasio, Maria, Vasiliki and Drielle, who presented Atim for the first time in Greece. With enthusiasm and sympathy, they welcomed all visitors and demonstrated the versatility of the Trasformabili solutions to each and everyone, making Atim’s presence at the fair a great success!
Medwood officially marks the start of our collaborations in the Greek and Cypriot markets, in order to offer surprising furnishing solutions, of the highest Made in Italy quality, with that extra touch of design even to the most demanding customers and manufacturers.
If you want to find Atim solutions in Greece and Cyprus, write a message to email@example.com.
To furnish a modern kitchen, before even starting to select its materials, colors and appliances, the main concern should be the search for the best solutions to organize its space.
Those who want to create a functional kitchen which is, at the same time, aesthetically elegant, can innovate by applying a sliding top, such as those proposed in Atim’s Trasformabili line. Among the different models available, the solutions surprise for their ease of use, great resistence and that evident touch of design.
Striking sliding tops for the open plan kitchen
The trend of the openspace kitchen, connected to the living room, puts the kitchen island as protagonist of the whole room. To facilitate its organization, cleaning and use, it’s possible to apply a sliding top that completely or partially covers the worktop.
When closed, Top 33 conceals the whole worktop, giving the kitchen a clean and modern design. The elegance of the top’s minimum thickness (only 33 mm) is combined with the aluminum guides that make up its sliding system, guaranteeing a 60kg load capacity.
But why stop at the worktop, when you can add a design top that embelishes also the side of the island? Flap creates a sliding snack counter. Thanks to its guides, recessed laterally and under the island top, it is possible to enjoy a convenient snack angle placed at the end of the cabinet.
The sliding top that extends the kitchen peninsula
Both enthusiasts and design professionals are increasingly falling in love with the peninsula at the kitchen. There are several good reasons for that: it is the right compromise between the linear kitchen and the kitchen island, it adapts to either larger or smaller rooms and it often proves to be the key solution to take advantage of the available space in the best possible way.
Also in this configuration, Trasformabili sliding top solutions are an ally to improve the use of space, combining practicality with the “wow” effect of a design kitchen. Breakfast Top, for example, extends the island, creating a snack corner or hiding the worktops at will.
One more thing to keep in mind: the top doesn’t have to necessarily slide linearly. Solutions such as Corner add a surprising effect to the kitchen especially for its diagonal movement.
How to apply the sliding top in the linear kitchen
Is it possible to have a sliding top in a linear kitchen? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, here’s the answer: yes, it’s possible to optimize even the top of a linear kitchen with a sliding mecchanism.
The different sizes of Atim’s Corner system allow the application of a top that slides diagonally.
This solution not only creates a comfortable snack corner in the kitchen, but also helps to expand the worktop when preparing meals.
To learn more about our solutions, download the catalog of the Trasformabili line or contact us for commercial information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If 2021 taught us to explore the potential of every corner of our homes, 2022 promises to consolidate the trends that make domestic spaces increasingly versatile.
The growing concern for well-being and the right balance between dedication to work and one’s mental health will be the main protagonists this year. Therefore, solutions that expand the spaces and make them more versatile become the most sought after by those who want to create a home that welcomes, in the same place, the different needs of its inhabitants.
If you are planning your home, or are simply looking for inspiration to give your home a new look in 2022, here are our tips:
Islands with sliding tops that help delimiting, without limiting, open spaces
Solutions such as the Twice and Twice Top systems allow you to use both sides of the kitchen island according to the needs of each moment: pull the top towards the kitchen when you engage on culinary activities or simply slide it towards the living room when you want to have a table available to study, work, or make a video call that does not feature the kitchen as background.
Other solutions, such as Top 33 and Sestante, help to keep the space organized: when closed, these tops completely or partially cover the worktop and hob, thus helping to keep the house visually cleaner and tidier.
Retractable desks help establish when the working day is over
Pull-out desks or folding desks are effective solutions to officially declare when the working hours are over. In a few moments it is possible to store the entire workstation in a wardrobe, on a shelf or even in a drawer, transforming the same space into a reading or meditation corner where you can take care of your health and well-being.
Let the sunshine in and enjoy the most of natural light at home
The power that sunlight has on our mood, health and well-being is indisputable. So use and abuse of solutions that allow light to circulate more easily through the different rooms, such as sliding glass doors.
Speaking of glass, renovations to use outdoor spaces even during the coldest months have grown a lot in 2021 and should continue in 2022. How about having lunch on a nice table on the veranda all year round?
Consult our catalog of aluminum extendable tables, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and choose the model that’s right for you.
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A traveling house offers all the comfort, freedom and safety. Lately the number of vanlife supporters has increased exponentialy, boosting the continuous research of the sector for furniture that make spaces even more practical and comfortable.
Caravan, camper and motorhome trips were among the most popular forms of vacation in summer 2020. According to a survey conducted by Erwin Hymer Group in Europe, the sector has seen a 20% increase compared to 2019 and almost half of the vacationers who were on the road on a four-wheeled home were new to this kind of travel. The trend promises to be reconfirmed in 2021 and to continue to grow in the coming years: Germany, for example, has just recorded the best half-year in its history regarding the sale of caravans and motorhomes. There were around 63,000 new registrations from January to July 2021 in agreement with the CIVD (the German Association for the Caravan Industry).
The health security measures dictated by the pandemic certainly gave it a great boost, but it is also true that it was not the only one: the vanlife style has been gaining more and more supporters around the world for a while. People who want a roving and independent holiday, dedicated to discovering the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the area with the utmost comfort.
For those who still think of recreational vehicles (RVs) as a symbol of a hippy era or an icon of the 1980’s, it suffices to say that some motorhomes can actually be compared to yachts, both for the organization of their spaces and for their high quality finishes. Some luxury models, such as the Morelo Grand Empire, presented at the last Dusseldorf Caravan Salon, can exceed a cost of 600,000 euros, for example.
Ultimately, holidays on a caravan or motorhome are more than a simple alternative to the anti-COVID precautions. It’s an actual travel philosophy.
The RV sector in Italy
Tecnoform, Italian company specialized in designing furniture for high-end recreational and nautical vehicles, is constantly looking for innovative and high quality solutions, able to surprise and satisfy even the most demanding customers.
So it recently signed a collaboration with Atim for the creation of furnishing solutions that make the interiors of motorhomes even more versatile, using the space in a practical and intelligent way for to the different activities that people may carry out during the day.
“Our furnishings shape the RV interiors making them seem more spacious, modular and easily transformable. Whether using the vehicle to travel or to work, our goal is to enable a unique experience. This is why we have entered into this strategic partnership with Atim, integrating their ingenious sliding and folding mechanisms to our production, thus creating a furniture capable of making RV environments more dynamic and, at the same time, aesthetically satisfying”, explains Renzo Kerkoc, CEO of Tecnoform .
“I nostri arredi modellano gli interni facendoli sembrare più spaziosi, modulari e facilmente trasformabili. Sia che si utilizzi il veicolo per viaggiare o lavorare, il nostro obiettivo è consentire un’esperienza unica. Per questo abbiamo stretto questa partnership strategica con Atim, integrando i loro ingegnosi meccanismi scorrevoli e pieghevoli alla nostra produzione, creando così un arredamento in grado di rendere gli ambienti più dinamici e, al contempo, esteticamente appaganti”, spiega Renzo Kerkoc, CEO di Tecnoform.
The partnership will bring to Tecnoform’s furnishing solutions the technology of Atim transformable furniture hardware, specially adapted to the characteristics of RVs: the ease of use and the stability of the mechanisms, the lightness of the aluminum guides and the safety of their locking systems guarantee the safety and usability of the furniture even when the vehicle is in motion.
“It doesn’t always happen that we find partners who fully share our values, our desire to create, innovate and transform. But, when it happens, the feeling is truly unique. This makes me believe that many surprising solutions will come from this collaboration, the benefits of which will be indisputably experienced by those who will later enjoy the comfort of a real traveling luxury home ”, adds Stefano Del Prete, CEO of Atim.
With the extension of the Italian Furniture Bonus, 2021 is the perfect time to invest in furnishing solutions that make the most of domestic spaces
For those thinking abou refurnishing their homes in Italy, 2021 is the perfect year!
The incentive of the Italian Furniture Bonus, intended to furnish properties which have been reformed last year, has been extended until December 31th 2021 with a new limit of 16 thousand euros.
It could be the perfect opportunity to create multipurpose environments at home, perfectly suited to these post-pandemic times and the new use we make of domestic spaces.
Here are 3 ingenious tips that use transformable furniture solutions, able to make home spaces more versatile and also stylish:
Home Office is King
The global pandemic has made Home Offices the main protagonists of our homes in 2020, but the new ways of working remotely will most probably remain long after Covid is under control: in Italy, for instance, 2 in 3 companies plan to maintain remote working solutions even after emergency.
To create a space dedicated to work or to study is now an investment one cannot renounce to.
For those who want an agile Home Office, concealed solutions a are a great idea. A single movement is enough to extract a large desk from the cabinet, while keeping the internal compartment free to store the comuter, any documents and other office materials.
The great advantage of these solutions, especially in multipurpose environments, is to clearly delimit the spaces and times dedicated to work: opening the workstation desk is equivalent to starting the working day, while closing it means disconnecting and changing the focus to other activities.
Enjoy the Open Space
Space is never enough when you spend many hours at home.
Uniting the kitchen and the living room in an Open Space results in a larger environment and, consequently, increases the feeling of well-being.
Atim creates very useful solutions for the kitchen island. Its various models of sliding tops, for example, can be used in different ways: as an extra surface to place the ingredients while preparing lunch, as a table to invite friends for dinner, as a snack corner for a quick bite. Morover, it is also possible to transform them into a workstation when necessary, use the sliding tops to do homework with the children and even support them with home schooling.
Be inspired by Multifunctional Solutions
Another key concept in any home these days is the optimization of spaces. It doesn’t matter if you live in a big city, where the available square meters are limited, or if you are in a spacious countryside house: the great advantage of multifunctional furniture is to use space and environments in an intelligent way.
The usual cutlery drawer gains an extra function with a top that acts as a table for a quick snack. You can also take advantage of a regular drawer to insert a cutting board, equipped with knife holder and a practical basket for the mixer or waste. Or, if you really want to give carte blanche to your imagination, with the right furniture system you can turn the drawer into a coffee table to be used in the kitchen, where the space and the tables are never enough.
Atim specialty is the creation of transformable furniture systems, made 100% of aluminum and with the recognized quality of a Made in Italy product. For 25 years we have been committed to shaping the future of furniture design and increasing the usability of spaces in domestic environments all over the world, which has made us the partner of choice for the main players in the Italian and international furniture industry.
If you want to know more about our solutions, get in touch with us!
It’s not a virtual tour, nor an augmented reality experience. #We2You is an actual personal meeting at Atim headquarters.
As you well know, creativity, innovation and high technology are part of Atim’s DNA. We have therefore decided to patent a new solution in order to reduce distances in these times of social distancing.
We are proud to introduce #We2You, our new way to host personal meetings at our showroom, with the security and support of high technology.
How do the new showroom visits happen?
It’s not a virtual tour, nor an augmented reality experience. #We2You is a real meeting at Atim headquarters.
We believe that personal relationship is paramount, for this reason the revolution #We2You brings is the possibility of organizing reunions in our showroom that take place exactly like the personal visits we have always hosted.
Our new integrated system of strategically placed cameras features facial recognition and tracking functionality. Thanks to their high technology, you will be able to follow our every move and see the details of the solutions on display from different angles, while we explain their operation, their application or discuss which environment is preferable to use them.
In other words, it will be exactly like having a face-to-face meeting here at the company, but without leaving your office.
How can I arrange a meeting with #We2You?
It’s very simple!
If you are a professional from the furniture industry and want to know our solutions and commercial conditions in detail, here’s what you need to do:
- Write us an e-mail with your request.
- Once the day and time of the have been agreed, you will receive an invitation on your e-mail calendar with a link to access the meeting.
- Once you are connected, we will welcome you in our showroom as if you were entering Atim’s front door, and we will start our technical or commercial meeting according to your needs.
Contact us now to arrange your visit to Atim’s showroom!