These Buzzy Travel Destinations Are Inspiring our Latest Décor Obsession – Here’s why
Finally, it seems that our life is getting back on track! With less restrictions orders, we can travel again to discover the best sites of the world. If you’re a mid-century lover, continue reading this, because we’ll give you a list of the best mid-century gems around the globe!
These buzzy travel destinations are inspiring our latest décor obsession: mid-century modern style! While many design trends come and go, this one is well-entrenched in today’s design vocabulary.
Mid-century modern style is a style of interior design characterized by a contemporary, somewhat futuristic aesthetic and an emphasis on function. The style rose to prominence in 1950s and 1960s America, took a bit of a dive thereafter, and experienced a resurgence in the mid-80s, borne of people’s nostalgia for its contrasting colors and materials, its focus on functionality above all else, and its simplicity of form—and we’ve been pretty much obsessed with it ever since. Perhaps the most compelling reason the movement has become so rooted in twenty-first-century design is its contemporary feel.
A new culture or country can give you everything from a mouth-watering new dish to a jolt of creativity. Our editors have travelled the world to find the best sites, so here’s our travel guide, specially created for mid-century aficionados!
The design of our 1st & Pike coffeehouse evokes the warm heritage of that first store through its hardwoods, furniture and lighting. The store is LEED® Gold certified. During construction, they made sure to recycle as much of the construction waste as possible. That is why coltrane is the perfect lamp for this ambience.
Where to Shop
Massimo Dutti Store
New York was also the scene of the international Massimo Dutti’s latest project, which requested the services of the lighting brand for the central New York store, located in the notorious V avenue. This time, in order to incorporate the sober version of Coltrane wall lamps, whose elegance feeds visitors’ eyes.
Located at the epicenter of the Big Apple in a street that is often referred to as ‘Billionaire’s Row’, this Stagging Project by Covet House is the ultimate landscape of society, culture, commerce and (of course) amazing design.Covet NYC 2.0 features the best interior design solutions from 12 world-famous top luxury design brands, including our favorite duo, DelightFULL and Essential Home.
The design project for this memorable stagging project was designed by one of the leading interior designers in the city, Roberto Rincon. He was the responsible name for the outstanding selection and composition of the most curated furniture pieces from the world’s most coveted luxury brands. All of the elements of this incredible selection were made by the finest craftsmanship experts in Portugal turning them into unique museum like pieces.
📍 PARIS, FRANCE
Where to Stay
Hotel André Latin
The majestic André Latin hotel is located in the heart of the «Quartier Latin» close to the Luxembourg gardens and the Pantheon, in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris, which is one of the oldest districts in the capital with its typical streets and universities. The location made the combination with these mid-century designs perfect!
Covet Paris is one of Covet’s showrooms, located in the city of love, fashion and design. If you’re going to travel to Paris this Summer, don’t forget to head to 154 Rue des Rosiers and check all the novelties!
📍 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Where to Eat
Comprising of three spaces that recall the heady-glamour of the Modern American era, Christopher’s brings you a Martini Bar on the ground floor, an elegant dining room on the first floor and a secluded Club Room on the lower ground floor for private events. Christopher’s strives to bring you its own glamorous drinking and dining experience, which is everything that DelightFULL represents.
The holistic interior design, with wall paneling of delicate nut wood veneer, frames made out of solid brass, floors coverings of Botticino and granite, tailor-made leather furniture, elaborate golden covered walls, and with our chandeliers (Matheny 3 and Ike) will stage an extraordinary shopping experience.
A private show flat in the heart of the world’s design capital: London. The showroom offer you an intimate design experience attached to an authentic scenario. Conceived with different collections of furniture, lighting and accessories, the apartment and its professionals are ready to inspire all the visitors with a private tour over amazing stories behind the pieces. A highly trained team is waiting to tell every detail of each brand, to answer all questions and to help to finish projects on time by showing the best choices. Most of all, we want to spend some quality time with you!
📍 MILAN, ITALY
Where to Find Design Inspiration
Bredaquaranta showroomin fatebenefratelli 10, is the largest multi- brand store in the city of Milan, entirely dedicated to the most prestigious brands of contemporary and luxury furniture. In the heart of the Brera Design District, bredaquaranta has two floors to exhibit their design and display how design meets reality.
Studiopepe is one of the biggest names in the design world, and Essential Home is one of the best mid-century furniture brands in the world. It only makes sense they came together to create the most exclusive collection of the year. We present you “Happy Few“, a mid-century modern furniture collection you will fall in love with if you’re a design lover like us!
📍 VALENCIA, SPAIN
Where to Eat
Restaurante Palacio Vallier
“We create exciting and harmonious spaces, with a happy combination between the parties; functional, responding to your needs; and sustainable, for its ability to remain in time.”
COVET VALENCIA is a 200 sqm baroque style building converted into a showroom which features a curated selection of furniture, lighting and accessories from the COVET HOUSE brands. The showroom is located right in the heart of the spanish city, in the first floor of the Palace of the Marquises of Caro and next to the Hotel Inglés, in the prestigious Milla de Oro, the street were the most luxurious brands can be found, from Louis Vuitton to Salvatore Ferragamo. At COVET VALENCIA you can not only test a market oriented selection of products, but also find all the tools needed to create the most unique projects.
📍 PORTO, PORTUGAL
Where to Find Design Inspiration
Oporto Douro Lounge
An ancient three floor waterfront mansion in Oporto located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Europe, Douro, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The house is filled with remarkable architectural details that hold the glory from a noble past and traditions of Portugal. In this timeless scenario, a unique showroom was born, and each room was decorated by prestigious design brands.
Covet Valley is a time capsule that takes you back in time to the 60’s. This house is the reflexion of Palm Springs, but in Portugal. We can tell you that, once you visit it, you’ll feel like you’re in one of the most iconic cities of Hollywood. It’s impossible to resist to the charm of these timeless trends! At Covet Valley, we can live and breathe the Mid-Century style. Douro River, the breathtaking landscape that is a Unesco World Heritage Site, is the main view of this place.
Where to Eat
Oliveto is an art déco Italian Restaurant in Bahrain that pride themselves on “being a unique, fine-dining Italian restaurant with authentic and freshly delicious dishes to satisfy all palates. With a passionate and diversified approach, the Oliveto experience enhances your five senses”, Oliveto.
The 20’s are back in business, however with a contemporary twist! Open your doors to art déco and retro style, and feel the groove of the 20’s! Despite its gilded and luxe feeling, art deco is “sleek” and exquisitely detailed!