Our treasure chest

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History, Art, Culture, Good Food, Beautiful views, Traditions…
The “Bel Paese” is a real treasure, an inexhaustible source of wonders and inspirations.
Arteferretto’s artisans and master cabinetmakers, are constantly inspired by this beauty to create unique masterpieces.
We often think that craftsmanship is synonymous of classic style and old-fashioned objects, but it is not!
On the contrary, craftsmanship means high-quality furniture made in a style that is up to date and meets the requirements of shapes and functionalities adapted to our times.

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All this has led our artisans to design and then to produce a collection that presents all the best features of Arteferretto production: versatility, simple and balanced design, modern details, storage space.
This is the “Riace” collection. These are the majestic bronze statues, discovered by chance on the bottom of the Ionian Sea in 1972, which inspired us to create this new collection, a perfect combination of balance of shapes, simple design and unique details. Furniture that will become the main character of every room where it is placed.

Discover some models here below …

Chest of 4 drawers which, despite its small size, will bring great functionality and wide storage space.

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Tv stand that can be used as sideboard in the dining room as well as tv stand in the living room.

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Space saving bookcase suitable in every room where space is less and functionality is welcome.
Adjustable in height shelves and cabinet in the lower part.

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Clicking here you’ll see the whole RIACE collection.

The God of marketing

11th July 2019

15th and 16th of July are great days for online purchases.
The giant of online sales has decided to push sales thanks to effective advertising campaigns even though, in reality, almost nothing is granted to customer savings.

We know it because we are seller inside Amazon.
But the real mechanism of these promotional initiatives is known only to a very small percentage of people. And we know that we will not be able to change the state of things. Indeed, most of the time, if we do not adapt ourselves we look like as we are in another world, and that we are not very respectful of our customers.But it is not like this: we are always faithful to an attitude of loyalty and transparency.
In any case, by our side, we try to play the game to not totally disappoint the expectations of most of our customers.

In these 2 days (15th and 16th of July), we would like to offer gifts to every customer who place an order: a Summer T-shirt + Furniture care kit.
Other than the discounted prices already offered.​​​​​​​

P.S.: If you write “Arteferretto” on Amazon research you’ll find our products at a higher price. What a bad news! Do you know how much Amazon charge us? Well, we know.
That’s why we recommend to buy our furniture in Ferrettohome.co.uk.

Classic turns into contemporary style

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Classic style is timeless,
Classic style is beautiful,
Classic style is
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Classic style is unique...

Yes, everything is true but what if we make it a little bit suited to current needs and tastes?
Challenge accepted.

We can start from this two example: Louis Philippe chair and Classic bookcase.
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The Louis Philippe chair is characterized by a rounded backrest, upholstered seat and legs slightly shaped, solid beech wood structure for a everyday use chair.
This chair is really classic in its design but it is possible to make it more contemporary in order to place it in a modern home decor.
Here below there are 2 examples:

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The cherry colour chair is the traditional Louis Philippe, the most common and sold.
Let’s focus on the next two models.
In both models the legs are more contemporary style: in the first white chair the legs are slender, on the second black model the legs are more sinuous.
Thanks to these little changes of the shapes these models are suitable to furnish modern dining room because they have a charming and elegant contemporary design.
Other aspects that makes them special are the colours of the structure and the type of fabric that can be customized.
Lacquered colour and modern pattern fabric make a chair looks more contemporary style. (Take a look to our wide range of fabrics here)
Why we showed you these models? It’s easy: they meet today’s tastes while maintaining the comfort and solidity of the classic Louis Philippe beech wood chairs.
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Bookcase classic vs contemporary style
Regarding these bookcases, structure is exactly the same but the difference is clear and it is shown on the doors with different design and finish.
The doors in bronze finish are unique and add a touch of elegance outside the common bookcase in wood.
Thanks to these bronze finish doors the bookcase looks contemporary and it is perfect for those who prefer a mixed style of classic-contemporary furniture.
The classicism is kept in the solid structure and in the sturdy shelves of 23 mm, which do not flex under the weight of books and folders.
Basic features for a useful bookcase.

​​​​​​​Which is your favorite version? Do you prefer the pure classic style or you like a more classic-contemporary style?
Take a look to our furniture to find out your favorite style and do not hesitate to contact us to customize your piece of furniture according to your needs and tastes.

 

Customize your piece of furniture, make it unique

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“Have you prompt delivery furniture?”

“When I’ll receive my furniture?”

“Will this piece of furniture arrives already assembled?”

Everyday we answer to these kind of questions, because is easy to think that buying online means receive the item in few days: add to cart, pay, wait 3 days and delivery is made.

Everything fast, everything standard, no customization.

customizationWe are not standard company. We don’t have prompt delivery furniture, we produce customizable products (most of them already assembled) because we want to give our customers everything they needs exactly as they like.
“I would like to have this cabinet in distressed black colour” – No problem.
“I would like to change the legs of the table” – ok, no problem.
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For most of our products is possible to change colour, dimensions, fabric, hardware….

In our shop we have a wide range of colours, fabrics, hardware… from where to choose.

This is the reason why we do not have prompt delivery furniture.
We made products on demand according to our customer needs. Production time is about 15 business days and the price includes every single handmade process. Form assembling of raw wood, to polishing, to upholstery, packaging… every process in our factory is handmade by skillful craftsmen.

Example: 

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This classic armchair is sell in our shop (GM-777) finishing is timeless with a soft fabric in light colour so to easily adapt it to every kind of home decor.

 

 

buttoned armchair, classic armchair, solid beech armchair, upholstered armchair, buttoned backrest armchair, classic furnitureThis is the same armchair customized by our customer:  structure in cherry colour and upholstery in two tone velvet.

The backrest is in uniform blue colour while the comfortable seat is in blue damask velvet. This was the perfect combination according to the furnishing of our customer.
We liked this combination and so decided to show it in our shop.
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Upholstered armchair, classic style armchair, dining room armchair, wooden furniture​​​​​​​Another customer saw this armchair in blue velvet colour and decided to buy it. Before to place the order he asked us if it was possible to customize the colour of the structure (of course it is).
Black structure and two tone black velvet: rock’n’roll style! Perfect for the living room of our new customer.

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This is the same armchair, same wood structure but, as you saw, it looks very different depending on customer’s customi​​​​​​​zation.
We love satisfying our client, we like seeing how one piece of furniture completely change thanks to our customer tastes.

And what about you? How would you prefer this armchair?

How to choose the right colour for your furniture

How to choose the right colour for your furniture?
To answer this question, we can follow the experience of Monica, who is looking for a piece of furniture to furnish her house. Let’s read:

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I really need a new dining table…
I don’t like my square table anymore, and I would like to buy a new one, maybe with oval shape… I’m not sure…
I only know that I prefer it in wood, and with a timeless style… not too traditional nor too modern style…
Uhm, let me see online if I find a nice model…
Searching for: “Oval dining table in wood”
Wow! so many beautiful models… But not in melamine and not with these measures …
Let me see if I find an oval table of 130 cm…
Here it is! Oval, classic but not too much, a little bit bigger than what I’m looking for… Argh! It has the central leg in cherry colour but I would prefer it in white colour and 4 legs, What can I do?
Wait, there is a chat service … Let me try, maybe someone will answer me.
(If they answer me this means there is someone who cares about the customers)

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[CHAT]
Io: Good morning, I saw this table in Louis Philippe style. Is it possible to buy it in Ivory colour?
S: Good morning. yes it is! Every table is customizable in colour. Here is the page of colours with all details: www.ferrettohome.co.uk/colours/ 
(OMG! They have already answered my query! Not bad…)
Io: Thank you, actually I didn’t saw it but I definally will. I have another question: is it possible to have the table in a smaller size and with 4 legs?
S: Which size do you need?
Io: Almost 130/140 cm, extendable table please.
S: Ok, so take a look to the Empire table, it has 4 legs: https://www.ferrettohome.co.uk/product/fv-39b-extendable-oval-table-for-dining-room-130-210/
(Wow! I haven’t seen it before… I like the style, I like the legs, but I’m not sure about the colour)
Io: Thank you so much! I’m not sure about the colour. I prefer it in white colour, but also the kitchen is white, have you any suggestion?
S: Well, you could choose the white with patina colour, but if you still have doubts, I advice you to buy the samples of colours and then if you place the order, you’ll be refunded of the cost of the samples bought.
(Perfect! I think is a great idea buying the samples to check the colour and see if it matches with my kitchen)
Io: It’s what I was looking for, where can I buy the samples? When will I receive them?
S: Here is the link to buy the samples: https://www.ferrettohome.co.uk/product/zel-lacquered-colour-samples/  we dispatch them with Ups courier and you’ll receive the packaging in a couple of days. You’ll receive an email with the day of delivery.
(It is so easy!)
Io: Thank you so much for all information!
[I LEFT THE CHAT]

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Honestly, chatting with the customer service it was really useful, to check if this company is serious and professional and to clarify all my doubts.
Now I buy the samples, its a cheap service and even gratis if you think that they’ll refund you with a discount coupon to use placing the order.
[AFTER A WHILE]
Samples bought!
Email received: shipping tomorrow, delivery in 3 days.
[AFTER 3 DAYS]
Samples received…
Oval dining table in woodOh no! The white with patina colour is not what I tough it was…Much better the ivory colour, it goes better with my kitchen…
Perfect, now I only need to contact the customer service again. I really hope they’ll be as kind as the first chat.

And so, after a second chat with the customer service to ask more about the production time and the shipping method, Monica buys the Empire table in ivory colour.

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First of all: take a look the the colour samples available in the colour’s page. If you still have doubts, do not hesitate to contact the customer service. It will surely clarify all your doubts and answers all your queries.
Receiving the colour samples at home will allow you to choose the perfect colour, comparing them to the other furniture you already have at home. Don’t forget: you’ll be refunded of the samples costs.

 

Make your wardrobe ready for the new season!

With the beginning of the warm season is always nice to imagine and plan how to spend the free days.
I really like to plan some country side tours or walks in the nature. I’ve always enjoyed this time of the year with sunny weather and longer days, which is good for the mood too.

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However, when there is a slight increase in temperatures, then comes the fateful moment to get the wardrobe ready for the new season.
A task that we always try to procrastinate and that is challenging especially for us women lovers of clothes.
The space in my closet seems to be never enough and every year the situation becomes more and more unmanageable.

In these cases, having lots of available space is not enough it also necessary to organize it at best.
The optimal solution to overcome the problems of space and organization could be to choose a functional modular wardrobe like this.

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Single modules can be put together to make a wardrobe composition according to your needs.

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The inside space can be arranged as you prefer. Clothes hanging bar and adjustable in height shelves can be integrated in order to satisfy your needs.

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And if needed is possible to add a chest of drawer inside the wardrobe, very useful.

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We offer you the best solutions to organize your wardrobe in the best way possible. Getting your wardrobe ready for the new season will be very easy and pleasing.

Arteferretto anniversary

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Here we are again, ready to celebrate our 39° birthday.
25th of April is a date very important to us because was the day of our beginning.

 

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25th of April 1980, was a sunny but cool day.

The electricity line had been switched on the day before, so we moved out the Fiat 128 from the garage and for the first time the noisy air compressor started is work.

My brother, who had worked for a few years in a carpentry, started giving instructions explaining the various stages of the work to be done.

We started making products for others companies, bigger than us. Dreaming to become like them one day.

 

 

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The name of our company is the match between “Arte” which means art and the last name of our family ” Ferretto” . Arteferretto is a tribute to our family and to the way we desire to produce our products. Challenging but very stimulating.

Art… what is Art? We could say Art is a painting, a sculpture, music… and what about work? Isn’t art too? We think it is, if made with experience, ability, commitment, meticulousness, passion.

I still remember the first commissioned work. We put such attention to detail because we perfectly knew that our work would have been valuate by who gave us that work and from who our future would have depends on.

The first commandment

Since those early works it was necessary to set rules and a quality standard. What was born then as a fundamental rule, and still is in everyday work is: Every piece of furniture, every single piece it must be taken care of with the utmost care, as if the product coming out of it should be placed in our home.

 

Occasionally it happens that some customers take us to repair a piece of furniture bought somewhere and from a quick evaluation we can deduce a very low price and an even lower quality. It is an opportunity to reaffirm the validity of our principles with all the staff. “Would you put something like that in your house?” And just a half smile or a look is enough to get an unspoken answer.

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“Arteferretto” furniture are products that ourselves would place in our home. And in 39 years we have never changed this thought. It is a simple, elementary rule, but it gives the idea of our company policy.

Anyone who knows us knows that we make Art works, we all work with passion, to satisfy our customers and our customers rewards us coming back to buy and recommending us to friends and relatives. And for us this represents the best gratification.

 

 

“Sensazioni” collection: turn your dream into a real story

 

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A new collection is always a bet.
Will our customers appreciate it? Will we be able to present it at best? Will we be able to highlight the details that make it unique?
…Then that moment arrives… everything is ready, decisions are taken, and is time to show you our new collection, a unique collection: “Sensazioni”.
Inlaid furniture with floral patterns, solid structure in wood and timeless shapes.

Mobiletto sagomato con 2 cassettiClose your eyes and imagine an elegant room. Wainscoting wall in white colour up to mid height, and then wall paper with gold patterns. A bright room, very elegant. Going through the hallway there is a low sofa, soft and comfortable and very close to it there is a side cabinet with 2 drawers, this shaped table hosts the telephone. Inside the drawers a telephone book with all numbers written by hand, a note book and a pen. Is a clear invitation to sit down and call a friend.

Scrittoio classico con 5 cassetti per lo studio o ufficio, ArteferrettoOther scene: redeveloped area of the city according to urban design mostly populated by architects’ offices, young interior designers and new start-up of modern craftsmanship. Large hallways lead you to many offices all with same structure but different style. Some have an industrial-design, some others matching more styles together… A new architect wants to be surrounded by both modern and classic style in order to get inspired working on all her projects: minimal bookshelf in iron, cozy corner with many pillows to rest your mind and a 5 drawers desk in classic style. The desk has a very original shape, timeless finish and structure in solid warm wood. This is the right place to take a deep breath and put ideas together, before turning them into reality.

Credenza vetrina con 6 ante e 3 cassetti, ArteferrettoAnd now memories, the sweetest part… Grandma’s house, Sunday lunch, perfume of tasty food that warm up stomach as well as heart. Set the long dining table is a task of the nephews. Grandma opens the drawer of the inlaid display cabinet,and gently pick up the white tablecloth and lace napkins.
Now is the tableware turn. Grandma carefully opens the cupboard and pick up the dishes, water glasses, wine glasses…
Only the grownups nephews can touch the glasses and set the dishes, the smaller nephews can only set table cloth and napkins. No one but grandma can open the wonderful display cupboard.
Now the dining room is ready, the display cabinet is empty and all the family is finally together.

Present a new collection means give life to new rooms that will turn into real life stories.
Are you ready for your new story?

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Shoe cabinets: which one suits your needs?

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Good weather is coming and it’s time to think about changing clothes and shoes.
Regarding the change of clothes, is always the same dilemma: which clothes to keep, which to throw away, which to put in the bottom of the wardrobe, which to store in the right way…
But today I want to keep the focus on changing the season of shoes (my secret love).
Shoes are often left in the garage, in the entryway closet or placed in rather ugly shoe racks often hidden behind the door.
And what if we had a nice shoe cabinet that can also be used as a entryway sideboard? Shoes stored with care and in order inside a beautifully handmade wooden shoe rack (shoe cabinet on the left).

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We have designed shoe racks with original design to satisfied every need and different dimensions to give good solutions to those who have little space in the house (model in the center of the image) or for those who want a maxi cabinet that can accommodate up to 48 pairs of shoes (in my case this last model could be fine – model on the right).
We make shoe cabinets that can be used as an entryway sideboard with a useful and large drawer at the upper part and a wide surface on top.
We also make very small benches, easy to place in every room of the house thanks to the small dimensions. The full dimensions of this model are 55 cm x 35 cm and contains up to 4 pairs of shoes.
In addition, is possible to choose the upholstered top to have a soft seat while wearing your shoes (adorable benches below).

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During the change of season think about your shoes, place them in a beautiful shoe rack. 

Everyone needs relax

On some dull and foggy days it is not easy to wake up in the morning and start the daily routine.
It is even more difficult if the bed where we have rested is comfortable and enveloping, the weather outside is awful and your blankets are warm.
This situation get complicated … I do not know if is the same for you, but just talking about it, I would go straight back to bed !!

I’m thinking to those of you who have some small puppies that keeps you company during the nights or relax time … I do not have this luck because I live an apartment.
I imagine some furry friend comfortably positioned over the duvet, someone else lovingly curled up on the mat next to the bed or leaning against the bedroom door, waiting its opening  by his beloved human. What a tenderness!
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Thinking of these sweet little animals that fall asleep everywhere in order to stay with their owners, It came to my mind  the last idea of production, a few weeks ago: the creation of a comfortable shelter for the small puppies of the house.
Taking care of them producing a new product, robust but at the same time comfortable to offer happy moments of relax ti your pets.
The materials used are of excellent quality, the paint is water based, free of toxic substances, and we have not neglected the design, paying attention to every detail, because even the eye wants its part!
We also did the quality test and the product was approved with excellent appreciation by Stella and Kira, the two little dogs that often visit us for come pampering time. They were enthusiastic and if you also want to finally repay your furry friend for all the nights the he accompanied your sleeps, well the Arteferretto pet’s bed are a nice idea!
Customizable in finish and fabric, to easily place them in any furnishing decor.

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