AGRA & KOI – Furniture Inspired by the Symbols of India and Japan

BRABBU / Maison Valentina Press

September 24, 2015

Products & Materials

AGRA Collection is the modest setting of one of the most famous and most celebrated monuments in world, the Taj Mahal, also known as the marble masterpiece, situated in Agra, India.

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AGRA | Dining Table

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AGRA Dining Table, just like Taj Mahal, is an impressive display of craftsmanship and elegance. Its delicate work of the robust white stone softens the imposing structure, while touches of brass reflect golden warm tones to the polished surface.

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AGRA | Console Table | Display

The two new members of the family have much in common with AGRA Dining Table. They were projected with the same marble type and brass details. In the three pieces it is possible to see the beautiful veins of the stone. They are all different as it is a raw material. Elegance and harmony are achieved with the brass details.

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AGRA Console Table and Display are ideal for a modern home decor. The delicate work of the robust estremoz marble softens the structure, while touches of brass add golden warm tones. Place them in a contemporary interior, whether in a living or dining room or in an entrance hall to get a strong yet sophisticated look.

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This beautiful collection is allowing the placement of marble pieces in other spaces of the home rather than the kitchen and bathroom, which are the common places to settle pieces with this material. Therefore, the console can be placed in a living room, the display in the entrance hall and the dining table in the dining room.

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Regardless, the decoration mustn’t be all projected using marble, in fact, it is a material that goes well with others, thus, it will be easy to pick and mix the various elements. Textures and patterns are a good choice since marble is such a polished material. In fact, the term derives from the Greek words that meant “crystalline rock” and “shining stone”.

 

KOI Collection – Inspired by KOI Carp, a Symbol of Japanese Culture

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Originally created for BRABBU, the KOI Collection is one the brand’s most iconic families of pieces. Naturally it came out as a possibility as well to use the same inspiration for some pieces of Maison Valentina’s collection. That’s where the two brands meet one another.

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Despite having different design styles, BRABBU and Maison Valentina have the KOI Collection in common. Therefore, professionals can use the same inspiration for the project overall. The brands are teaming up to help professionals creating harmonious and unique styled interior spaces.

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KOI Carp, the inspiration of the collections is a recurring symbol of Japanese culture, highly appreciated by its decorative purposes, not only in water gardens but also in Irezumi practice or, most commonly, in tattoos. Its natural colour mutations reveal their capacity to adapt, just like the set of KOI pieces finishes that can be chosen to better fit each ambience. The KOI scales from the sides of the pieces shine and reflect – on its brass surface – the sun caught throughout the clear water. KOI and the Japanese word for love or affection are homophones, making the carp also a symbol of love and friendship.

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Products – Folding Screen, Center Table, Dining Table, Side Table, Console Table, Stool, Rug, Washbasin, Bathtub.

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About the Brands

BRABBU is a fierce design brand that travels the world inspiring itself in the unique cultures and places and bringing them into exquisite interiors through elegant design pieces. Nature lends as well its colors, scents, flavours and patterns. Rawness, fierceness and intensity are brought into a cosmopolitan lifestyle with elegance.

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Maison Valentina, a luxury design brand dedicated to bathroom interior design that was created in 2014 by the same company that distributes BRABBU’s designs in Europe – Menina Design Group. It resulted from a gap identified in the interior design industry which was the miss of statement pieces for luxury bathrooms.

www.brabbu.com, www.maisonvalentina.net


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