Yet more change in Barga Vecchia. Premises that for many years held a hairdressing salon, then remaining empty when the owner retired have now taken on a new lease of life and brought new colour and life in Via di Borgo. The L’alcova interior design and furnishing company who have for a number of years had a small exhibition space nearby have expanded into a new showroom and point of sale. The new space contains many of their emblematic hand finished furniture and fittings that have the L’alcova designs highly sought after in Italy and beyond.
Recently featured at the Salon del Mobile in Florence and popping up in some of the glossier Milan based fashion magazines, Paolo Caravacci and his handpicked team of designers have been gradually carving out a name for themselves over the last 25 years with simple but very fashionable designs for beds, tables and chairs using natural elements, where the wood is seen as wood and any “imperfections” are actually incorporated into the design. It has been interesting to see how some of their furniture have been incorporated into local restaurants such as the Altana with the more traditional feel and yet the same design stands perfectly well inside the more modern setting of the Scacciaguai restaurant.
Their website including a 3D virtual tour of their stand at the Salon del Mobile in Florence can be seen here