The mosaic of your dreams.

Mosaics history from Appiani


Appiani mosaics has actively promoted its products on the Italian and international markets since it was first founded in Treviso in 1873. After initially focusing on the production of friezes, pan tiles and bricks, widely acknowledged for their high standards of quality in Italy and abroad, it turned to the production of pressed powdered clay tiles at the turn of the 20th century and created new systems for processing and firing materials.

Its founder Graziano Appiani started production of the first coloured ceramic tiles in 1910 and built “Eden village” to provide housing for his workers in a village that had its own restaurant, cinema and theatre: the first example of a forward thinking style of business. Throughout the period of fascism in the Twenties, the company worked to deliver orders for floor tiles for barracks, hangars, hospitals and railway stations.

After the end of the war, it started to produce the “red stoneware” that the company became famous for during the period of reconstruction and the years of the economic boom. In 1960, the Appiani family embarked upon a policy of modernisation and started to work on projects with designers such as Giò Ponti and Pompeo Pianezzola. It completed the building of an innovative production plant the following decade to make glazed porcelain stoneware using exclusive “monopressocottura” technology – single pressing and firing. The company was taken over by the Bardelli family in the Nineties, a well-known name in the industry, who decided to focus on reinstating tradition and heritage by developing the production of ceramic mosaics. Its manufacturing plant was completely updated in 2000 with the introduction of the latest automated systems and complete computerisation.

Collection Decors

We learned the art of mosaics from Venetian masters.
A great ceramics industry would be
nowhere without the skill of its artisans.
Unique works for your unique character.


Iconic, robust, flexible, timeless. Denim takes jeans out of context, in a surprising new form of expression. Subliming and updating the unique properties that have always made jeans a universal icon of style. The material is impressed with an innovative new finish suitable for floors and walls.

The essence of the yarn used to make jeans is represented in three patterns – Streaked/Striato, Wavy/Ondulato, Ruled/Sfilato – each developed in two different variants, with different patterns and colours. What changes is the inclinations, the relationship between warp and weft, the regularity of the stripes and weaves.

Collection Decors: Metrica

Metrica defines space with simple shapes and broken fragments capturing the essence of ever-changing geometry.


It is apparently the periodic recurrence and regular, harmonious flow of geometric elements that dictates the rhythm of Metrica. But in actual fact, modulation is subtle, intermittent, and unforeseeable: the linearity of the geometry is interrupted and motion is added with beats and cadences of light and colour. The alternation of accents is guided by a scheme which generates and defines new compositions.

The 4 decorations of Metrica, available in 4 colour variants, take their simple, explicit names – Cerchi, Incroci, Trattini, Parallele – from the geometries naturally created by juxtaposing multiple modules. If the Cerchi modules are set side by side, we obtain a circumference; grids and intersections are generated by the Incrocimodule; while the Trattini and Parallele modules form the motion of straight and parallel lines and angles.


The art of the mosaic, now as then.

“Memorie” is a perfect blend of architecture, design and art, which tells a fascinating story using mosaics, small glazed mosaic tiles of pure colour. Memorie is a journey back in time to the fascinating, ancient tradition of mosaics, which offers colours, sizes and shapes and finishes essential to create polychrome surfaces and large areas, combining with other shapes and sizes typical of ceramic tradition

Collection Decors: Memorie
Collection Decors: Tessuti


“Tessuti” is a series of figurative decorative modules which draw on the great tradition of mosaic. “Tessuti” means fabrics, and it is a vast collection of ceramic fabrics for unlimited design solutions.


The “Allure” single-press firing range is suitable for all wall covering uses in residential, commercial and wellbeing settings. These products are recommended for floor tiling in areas with low traffic. The colour shades of the photographed products are only for reference.

Collection Decors: Allure
Collection Decors: Allure
Collection Decors: Texture


Texture combines architecture with design and art. A story told in mosaics, little enamelled ceramic tiles in pure colours. Mosaics that take in light and reflect it to multiply their image and create multi-coloured surfaces and fields

Collection Decors: Texture
Collection Decors: Texture


Highline represent​s​ a smart reinterpretation of ​the ​brick design​. It​​ consists in fact of ​particular ​geometric​ effects​, well expressed by the ​brick’s silhuette ​and ​​made with mosaic tesserae, little glazed​ ceramic tiles in pure colors. Every sheet of mosaic tiles can generate an effect​ of ​both ​glossy an​d​ matt finishing​​​, every tesserae seems to cath-grab the light​ and reflect it giving a seductive perspective to the surface

Collection Decors: Highline


Sogni di Cristallo

Murano’s Art Glass Master

Sogni di Cristallo was born with the intention of unifying tradition and technology and exporting Venetian artisanal tradition all over the world

The history and tradition of murano’s glass

For centuries the handcrafting of glass has been an important economic reality for the city of Venice. The oldest document found related to the art of glass making dates back to 982. It describes a donation of glass and after the discovery of this

document, the 100th anniversary of glass blowing was celebrated in Venice in 1982. Many documents from the end of the 1200’s testify the foundation of glass factories along the so-called Rio dei Vetrai a Murano, where nowadays you can find the oldest glass laboratories. 
Starting in the year 1450, thanks to the intuitions and genius of Angelo Barovier, a member of an ancient

Murano family, there was an evolution in glass working techniques that would develop in the following two centuries. These changes brought about elevated creations and an incomparable purity in the glass. In the XVI century, Murano’s glass saw its brightest age: the techniques were perfected and the materials were fully developed thanks to the experiences of the fifteenth century.

Sogni di Cristallo for the new Grand Ryad Hotel Mogador in Casablanca

From then on, the glass masters dedicated themselves to perfecting the shape and the form. Blown glass became incredibly thin and pure, the shapes more essential and light. It was made to enrich the surfaces of European nobility. In those days there was also the presence of industrial espionage between the glass factories. Glass makers attempted to steal the secret techniques of the best producers in Murano.

The Venetian Republic acknowledged the artistic talents of those masters who introduced innovative methods in glass making. They also insisted on protecting their secrets, such as the invention of the techniques filigrana a ritortoli and the filigrana a reticello. These assigned “privileges” lasted for only a certain amount of time before the methods were used by all of the factories on the island.

The government also tried to limit the migration of the glass masters and their knowledge: in 1605 the Golden Book was written listing the names of noble families on the island of Murano, also known as the Glass Nobility.

In the 20th century, Murano’s masters followed contemporary artistic movements, dedicating themselves to a sophisticated craft and experimentation in their own art. They respected the millenary tradition that allows Murano glass to be a unique product, prestigious and incomparable.

Sogni Di Cristallo In New York

The Work Process

Venetian glass is made out from silica, a particular sand that becomes glass only after a certain chemical reaction. Adding sodium lowers the temperature of this important reaction. The potassium, an alternative to sodium and typical substance from Nordic countries, generates a bright glass that is good for grinding and engraving (like the English lead glass), but not for the complex work, typical in the Venetian tradition. The first mixing of materials takes place at night, and this process lasts the entire evening.

Sogni Di Cristallo for Jamie’s Italian Restaurants, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

To the two principle materials, a stabilizer (similar to calcium carbonate) is added, and eventually the color and opaque formula. The reverberation oven melts the materials at a temperature of approximately 1400 °C, and in the morning the glass workers find the melted materials ready to be modelled. The glass mix remains workable until it reaches a temperature of 500 °C. Those who work on the glass are collectively called la piazza, a group composed of helpers who are coordinated by the glass master.

The product is worked on by expert grinders that then proceed with the smoothing of the glass and other finishing touches. The engraving process is completed in independent laboratories by very highly specialized decorators. If the final decoration requires color, the object is painted in another specific laboratory.


Hand Blown glass

The glass blowing technique was discovered in the First century B.C on the oriental shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This endures as the most important event in glass history. Particularly in Venice, hand glass blowing remains a privileged technique that produces high quality products.

Murano’s masters have developed, starting in the Medieval Ages, an extraordinary ability to model and have invented new ways of making better shapes, always more and more sophisticated. Of all the techniques the most important is the filigree: in its both ways “retortoli” or “reticello”, which were born in the XVI Century, they recreate the effects of a net inside the glass itself.


This is used more often with translucent or slightly colored crystals in two ways: with a point of a diamond or wheel carving (realized with a small rotating metal wheel and provides a deeper cut than the diamond process).

Sogni di Cristallo: Delfi dei Dogi Venetian Chandeliers


This ancient technique, even older than the glass blowing, was rediscovered in the XIX century after almost two thousand years of not being used. Using a pre determined drawing, single colored tiles or sections of colored glass sticks are combined in the oven. This process allows the worker to obtain really brightly colored glass.

Sogni di Cristallo: Dafne Tavolo The Levant Collection

Crystal work

Since the Medieval Ages glassware has been a typical product of Murano. Today, well known designers collaborate with factories to realize contemporary models.

Sogni di Cristallo: Van Gogh Poppies Artistic glass


From Medieval Ages to the early XVIII century the so called cesendello was the most refined illumination system in houses and churches: it was a stretched out container, usually hung from the ceiling, filled with water and a layer of oil with a wick. A remarkable discovery in the XVIII century was the ciocca, a crystal lamp with arms that carried candle holders. This design included elements in blown glass and was decorated with colorful glass flowers and other pending elements: this model of a lamp is still highly produced today.

Sogni di Cristallo: Atena Lampshades


The difficulties in the techniques involved in modeling heavy masses of incandescent glass have been present for glass workers since the 1930’s. Today, sculptures occupy a fundamental position in the production of Murano’s glass.

Sogni di Cristallo: Teti Modern design


In the last centuries, glass sheets were handmade in Murano (by opening a blown cylinder) and then were elaborated by the mirror shops in Venice. This tradition has been preserved and expert mirror masters use the finest decorative techniques to equal the quality of the original masterpieces.

Glass Pearls

The most simplified pears are called conterie, pearls that can be rounded or with edges, created by extending hot glass tubes from the oven for up to ten meters. The manual skills are exalted in a so-called lume, a glass stick softened by the fire of a flame that is spooled around a metal tube. In this way, the pearl can assume every form the master desires and is later decorated with colored glass.

Sogni di Cristallo: Bisanzio The Levant Collection

Working with Fire

This effect is created by using a colored glass stick softened by a flame. It allows one to realize objects in any desired shape.

Sogni di Cristallo: Chandelier Van Gogh Yellow Iris Luxury Collection


This describes ornamental painting on the glass’ surface within the same glass material. Coming from the Islamic and Byzantine tradition, the art of enameling developed in Murano in the XIII century.

Sogni di Cristallo: Van Gogh Iris Deluxe Impressionism collection

About Sogni di Cristallo

Sogni di Cristallo

believe in spreading the brand name “Made in Italy,” but more importantly “Made in Venice.” Our ultimate goal is to bring together the thousand-year-old art of producing Murano glass with the new selling platforms and new opportunities in exportation. With additional outlets such as Ebay, our goal is to provide Murano handcrafted products at an affordable price, without sacrificing the quality.

Murano Glass Chandeliers #11 – Ca’ Rezzonico Applique – Sognidicristallo.it

All of our products are handmade using antique techniques by Murano’s masters, and all come with a certificate of guarantee. Our models vary from classic designs to the newest trends in glass. They are an ideal and affordable way to furnish your home, restaurant, hotel or store. We are always available for our clients who may contact us via web (email or Skype) or by telephone, from the moment your order is place until the delivery date.

Also available (particularly for lamp orders) is specialized telephone assistance for assembly. Because our products are handmade, every product that we sell can be fully customized. The customer can request the size and dimensions as well as any color they prefer. The packaging of all of our products is professionally monitored and secured using bubble wrap. Every order is completed within a 20 day maximum period and arrives with secure express UPS shipping in 24 hrs. The customer has 10 days to verify the quality of the product and confirm that the material is complete and intact. If the customer is not satisfied with the purchase they may send it back for a full refund.


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For pianists who want a piano that will be a true partner in their musical endeavors, or those who want to offer their children the life-long gift of music, Yamaha offers a truly versatile, modern take on this storied instrument. Yamaha released the first SILENT Piano™ in 1993, and has continued to improve the sound muting performance of SILENT Piano™ technology.

With all the allure of an acoustic piano in a form that you can play without worrying about the time of day or those around you, these instruments will soon become an integral part of your musical life. A Yamaha SILENT Piano™ offers the enjoyment of acoustic piano performance, even when played while wearing headphones.


A diverse range of voices

Your favorite voices in your headphones

The Yamaha CFX is characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The Bösendorfer Imperial delivers a Viennese tone imbued with subtlety and warmth. These two world-renowned concert grand pianos headline a wide variety of voices that also include electric pianos, harpsichords and organs.

SILENT Piano™ mode

Immerse yourself in the natural sound of the piano

Yamaha CFX Binaural Sampling provides such natural sound that you forget you are wearing headphones. Coupled with VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling) that faithfully reproduces the distinct resonance of an acoustic piano, this technology allows you to immerse yourself in the natural sound of the piano without being disturbed by others.


Unique Key sensors that allow continuous detection offer faithful reproduction of the player’s inspirations

Key sensors equipped with continuous-detection greyscale shutter sensing systems accurately capture the nimble movements and detailed nuances of the pianist’s fingers. The makes it possible to execute repeated notes and trills at the edges of keys smoothly and naturally. The sensors are non-contact, so they do not affect the touch of the keys.

Binaural sampling produces natural sound that envelops the player

Yamaha CFX Binaural Sampling provides such natural, all-encompassing sound that you forget you are wearing headphones. Binaural sampling is an painstaking method of recording – special microphones are set up in the same positions as the performer’s ears – done specifically to enhance the headphone listening experience.

Yamaha’s insistence on quality

The fact that we install SILENT Piano™ components on pianos as part of our in-house manufacturing process is one of the most important aspects to achieving the accuracy and quality that satisfy our exacting standards. Silent Pianos receive the same level of expertise and craftsmanship that we devote to each piano we manufacture.


SH2 and SC2 type

High-quality binaural sampling of the Yamaha CFX and high-performance sensors that meticulously capture the expressions of the player provide the rich, comfortable playing experience of an acoustic piano, even when wearing headphones.

The Yamaha SH Silent system is the first and only silent system in the industry to be equipped with an incredible sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full-size concert grand piano.



Serie Up 2000

The configuration of this armchair has anatomical characteristics and unmistakable anthropomorphous references. The chair is a metaphor of a large comfortable womb and recalls ancient statues of f1ertility goddesses. However, it has something extra: a spherical ottoman tied to the armchair.

Therefore, the image of comfort and convenience is combined with a more figurative image of a woman with a ball and chain on her foot. Gaetano Pesce explains the project as follows:

“At that time, I was telling a personal story about my concept of women: I believe that women have always been unwilling prisoners of themselves. This is why I decided to give this armchair the shape of a woman with a ball and chain, a traditional image of a prisoner. ”

Over the years, the UP5_6 armchair has become an international icon with different names, from “Big Mama” to “Blow Up”. It is still a very popular item.

Designed in 1969, from the onset the Up series has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design with its expressive shapes upholstered with elastic fabric. The seven items that form it include the armchair and pouf UP5_6, icon of modernity, metaphor of the female figure that is endowed with a comfortable womb and is yet a prisoner. This unrivalled icon of design is available in a junior version, wich is identical to the original except for being smaller in size. Designed for children aged over 3 years.

Gaetano Pesce


Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939 and educated in Venice, Gaetano Pesce has become prominent in several fields – architecture, interior design, graphics, film…. He realized numerous projects in architecture, including the Hubin apartment in Pairs (1986), the organic building in Osaka (1990), the gallery Mourmans in Knokke-le zoute, Belgium (1994), the Schuman residence in New York (1994), the office for the advertising agency twba/chiat/day (1994), or monumental glass design elements for the palais des beaux arts of Lille (1996). The architect’s reputation has also been built upon exuberant experimentation in the area of industrial design and furnishings, including development of a series of now iconic chairs, like the up series, tables and lamps.

In addition to maintaining long-standing relationships with such landmark furniture manufacturers as B&B Italia, Cassina and Vitra international, Gaetano Pesce has launched the New York city companies fish design and open sky to develop and manufacture home design objects, lighting and jewellery for the consumer market. Gaetano Pesce’s work is represented in the permanent collections of leading museums internationally, including the museum of modern art and the metropolitan museum of art in New York city, the San Francisco museum of modern art, the Victoria and Albert museum in London, the musée des arts décoratifs and the centre geoges pompidou in Paris, and the musée des arts décoratifs and the centre canadien d’architecture in Montréal. In 1996 he was honoured with a career retrospective at the centre geoges pompidou in Paris.


Francis Sultana set up his studio in 2009 to create interiors for many of his major art collector clients. The atelier and showroom are based in St James’s in the same building as David Gill Gallery, of which Sultana is also CEO. Francis Sultana is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections. Loved for his unique ability to merge the residential requirements of a domestic space with often large scale visual art, sculpture and installation pieces, his studio is working on projects in the UK and across Europe as well as in the US.

Interior Design

Alongside the interiors projects, the atelier also produces annual collections of bespoke and limited edition furniture and textiles under the Francis Sultana brand. Francis designs furniture, lighting and accessories and has created key pieces for important historical interiors such as Spencer House. This year he launched his latest collection, entitled Narmina at a prestigious dinner and exhibition at Claridges.

Both Francis’s furniture designs and his interiors favour the key periods of the 1920s and 1930s, his work is known for his use of noble materials such as bronze, rock crystal and straw marquetry. Francis has recently begun to design and manufacture bespoke tweeds which he employs across his upholstery. The studio strives to support artisanal skills and techniques from around the UK and Europe throughout their work.

One of only a handful of UK designers to be featured in Architectural Digest’s AD100, Francis Sultana is cited as one of Wallpaper’s Top 20 Interior Designers and is listed on House & Garden’s Top 100 and in AD France Top Interior Designers annual list.

His properties are regularly featured in magazines all over the world. He was the only British designer invited to join AD Collections 2017 in Paris.

Francis is a judge of both PAD and Masterpiece and sits on the board for the NSPCC Art Gala. He co-founded the Design Fund for the V&A and now sits on the International Council for the museum. He is also on the board of MICAS, Malta’s new museum project which opens in 2021 and will house Malta’s contemporary art & design collection. A book covering Francis’s Sultana’s unique approach to art, interiors and design will be published in 2018.


BODIL CHAIR  Patinated bronze & upholstery
VICTOIRE DAYBED  Patinated textured bronze, upholstery.
ANITA BANQUETTE  Patinated bronze & upholstery
PALERMO TRAYS  Patinated textured bronze, gilded rock crystal, Mica, straw marquetry
TOM ROUND COFFEE TABLE                                  Bronze in a silver finish, pearlescent paint, glass
ROCCO GUERIDON  Patinated textured bronze and rock crystal
RAPHAEL LAMP  Patinated textured bronze, silk shade



Since 1987

Made for Life


Inspired by the prominent Australian Artist Howard Arkley, the Arkley sofa combines soft rolling curves with bold geometric lines. Arkley’s intricate frame is crafted with a combination of sustainably managed Australian hardwood with precision cut plywood. Upholstered over the frame is a high resilience foam designed for support and topped with a slow release memory foam for superior comfort.

Collection Arte


Drawing inspiration from Clement Meadmore’s iconic stone like forms, Arte has a distinctly sculptured profile. Arte is defined by its geometric top shape and intricate leg detail, made by laminating timber and then turning the round profile to create an abstract sunburst effect. Each and every leg is unique in both form and colour.

Arkley Sofa

Inspired by the prominent Australian Artist Howard Arkley, the Arkley sofa combines soft rolling curves with bold geometric lines. Arkley’s intricate frame is crafted with a combination of sustainably managed Australian hardwood with precision cut plywood. Upholstered over the frame is a high resilience foam designed for support, topped with a slow release memory foam for superior comfort.

Collection Arkley

Panama Tray

Reflections Copenhagen, is a collection of handmade decorative mirrors and Crystal pieces. Inspired by the graphic expression of Art Deco and the vast contrasts of the 1980’s.

Our Story

We design and craft all our furniture in Melbourne with local materials. Our furniture is made to be loved – to grow and change with families over generations.

make our products sustainable throughout the entire lifecycle by using quality local materials, reducing waste, and making furniture that truly lasts.

Jardan has always revolved around family.

In recent years, our manufacturing has grown to include state of the art machinery , increasing our scope to produce both residential and large scale commercial projects in Australia, Asia, Europe, and America. Modernising our manufacturing process is driven by our vision for quality and sustainability at scale, complimenting the handcrafted elements of our pieces with the efficiency of modern machinery.

With retail stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and online, our vision for contemporary Australian living has extended to every part of the process, from the way we conceptualise and design, right through to the way our customers experience our products in store.

We’re Family

As an Australian family-owned furniture business in operation since 1987, we know there is no machine that can truly replace the hand or the eye. Every Jardan piece is crafted to order in Melbourne, with care and precision, by hand.

We’re a design-led business, and believe that good design has a profound impact on our lives. That’s why we have established the Jardan Lab: a space for our growing team of designers to evolve their ideas, solve design problems, create prototypes, and move our collections through production. We built our name with sofas, chairs, tables and beds, but today our contemporary design thinking and world-leading production are capabilities are about a total living approach, incorporating lighting, textiles, and homewares.

We take inspiration from the relaxed, Australian way of life; expressing contemporary ideas through quality materials. Striving to reduce our environmental footprint and

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The new Contour Collection

The new CONTOUR collection is the first of it’s kind for Zuster. CONTOUR meaning ‘an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something’ is an innovative collection utilising our manufacturing expertise to seamlessly wrap American Oak around organic shapes. The collection also includes new upholstery pieces manufactured in house by Zuster at our new dedicated upholstery factory.

Contour Den featuring our Sabrina Chaise Lounge, Tribute Coffee table with Glass Top and Halo Bookshelf Cabinet with Marble Handle
Contour X and Contour U Storage Cabinets, Contour Dining Table with Husk Suede Dining Chairs

“As a designer I believe when you can achieve the perfect balance of shape, proportion and texture the design is complete. With CONTOUR, I set out to create individual pieces with their own identity, with softened edges, three dimensional textures and shapes to be less imposing in interiors.”

– Wilhelmina McCarroll, Zuster Design Director

DENFAIR 2018 also saw the launch of Zuster FABRICS, a wide selection of exclusive residential and commercial grade fabrics and Zuster RUGS, a small exclusive collection of designer rugs.

Contour Four Leaf Clover Bar Table with Embellish Tan Leather Bar Stools

About Zuster


Zuster is Dutch for sister. In design terms, Zuster symbolises a legacy of quality Australian design and craftsmanship that embraces three generations of Dutch family heritage. Today, sisters Wilhelmina McCarroll and Fleur Sibbel draw on Zuster’s hand-crafting expertise to forge a new signature approach with the Jewel Collection.

High end fashion meets furniture in this collection of individually crafted pieces. Hand detailing draws out the luxurious and precious beauty of carved timber and blown glass. Highlighted by exquisite embellishments of precious stone and specialty marble, with hints of copper and brass.

Exceptional craftsmanship combined with Zuster’s passion for beautiful design and intuitive function infuses the collection with provenance and heirloom appeal. Each bespoke piece is a statement in its own right, enriching your home spaces and becoming part of your family history.


At the heart of the Zuster Collection is the hand. Pieces are individually crafted by Zuster’s expert cabinet makers, and shaped by the creative vision of Zuster Design Director Wilhelmina McCarroll.

Zuster’s experienced design and sales staff work with you to select your perfect piece and personalise this to your style and needs. Your bespoke order is drawn up in CAD for your approval. It is then passed to Zuster’s highly skilled craftspeople who form each piece by hand, from start to finish.

Provenance is bestowed through a lifetime of making and a passion for the finer details. Only the highest quality timber is used, and a durable long-lasting finish applied. Grain is matched down to the millimetre and timber cut to flow seamlessly. Each piece emerges perfectly balanced and flawlessly aligned.

Bespoke statements are made through your choice of size, finish, base, handles, and drawers or doors. A range of eight finishes in American oak with optional stone top allows you to match your piece to your style and space. Doors and drawers are embellished with your choice of hand-blown glass, timber, stone, crystal and brass handle options.

















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