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RL Picks: Italian and Spanish-Inspired Decor

Achieve a romantic space with these modern European-inspired pieces


Historic Italy has spawned some of the most important furniture and product designers of contemporary times, such as Gio Ponti, Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottass, Vico Magisteretti and Antonio Citterio. Italian design is sleek, intelligent, and has an air of sexiness to it.  Here are some modern picks that you may want to consider for your space.

Picks by Paula de Guzman, Dagny Madamba, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions, Dairy Darilag and Paolo Feliciano.

Read the original article ("Design Round The World”) in the July 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.


Seletti Hybrid Dinnerware by CTRLZAK, P1,470 each (small plates), P3,500 (soup bowl), Dimensione

House Party Sounds

Torotela Desk by Paolo Cappello, P82,000, Dimensione

Come Back To Me

Comeback Chair by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell, price available upon request, Dexterton

Copper Class

Embrace Table by Pedro Sousa, P85,800, Dimensione

Monsieur Gastone

Gastone Folding Trollet by Antonio Citterio and Oliver Low for Kartell, price available upon request, Dexterton

Ready in Red

Lisboa Arm Chair by Joan Gaspar, P6,695, Dimensione

Groovy in Black

Lightness Metal Fruit BAsket by Antonio Cagianelli, price available upon request, Alessi

*Prices are subject to change.

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