A contemporary mountain chalet



Two giant wooden sculptures dominate the dining room cleverly located by the large windows in this contemporary mountain chalet in Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy.

Architect: Mario Mazzer
Photographer: Stefano Scata / The Interior Archive

Can you help?  We sent this image to an expert in tribal art at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. who did not recognize the carved wood forms but thought they could originate from Madagascar, Ethiopia or Southern Sudan. We also sent the image to a collector in New Zealand (could they be Maori or Polynesian?) and she was unable to place them. We’re still searching for an answer…

TablemakersFor a contemporary dining table like the one pictured made in solid hardwood, Tablemakers are suppliers of bespoke furniture in any unusual size or shape. There’s a standard range to choose from, which can be adapted to your specifications. They also make dining chairs, consoles or any other table, desk or sideboard to suit your requirements.

chairs from BenchmarkBenchmark was originally established by Terence Conran and Partners in 2004 offering a hand-crafted range of timeless designs. Apart from the collection created for domestic clients, Benchmark designs and makes bespoke furniture and woodworking for commercial and retail projects: from counter-tops to park benches. There’s a wonderful selection of chairs in Benchmark‘s range including the Christo Dining Chair pictured here, designed by Terence Conran and made in solid oak (priced from £557).

upholstered benches from Sofa &  ChairThe Sofa & Chair Company manufacture all types of upholstery: hand-built sofas, sofabeds, headboards, banquettes, ottomans, dining and armchairs to any design in traditional or contemporary styles. Here are a couple of bespoke banquettes which they have made to commission.

banquette from Sofa & Chair




Fabric from Pierre Frey‘Tonic’ F2903030 from Pierre Frey is made in their own factory in France from over 80% pure New Zealand wool. Available in a large range of colours, the finishing treatment applied to the fabric makes it extremely soft. Shown here in Rouge.


Fabric from Jane ChurchillThis red armchair is upholstered in Jane Churchill‘s ‘Branscombe’ fabric from the Woodbury collection is made in Italy from 100% cotton and is suitable for curtains and upholstery.

Stone flooring from Paris CeramicsThe flooring in our chalet image looks like ‘Antique Blonde Barr’, which has been quarried since the 17th century in the Lanquedoc region of France. These large flagstones are laid in coursed lengths and in random sizes in varying tones of golden beige. Paris Ceramics is one of the few companies that is able to consistently supply this type of antique stone.

Lighting by John CullenJohn Cullen is a leading name in discreet lighting, providing their own beautifully-designed fittings for all types of domestic and commercial schemes, including the latest energy-efficient technology, whether you are interested in highlighting artwork, or creating subtle lighting effects indoors or out.





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