April : Saporini

Mark of luxury

When it comes to exquisite designs and craftsmanship, leather furniture from Italy instantly comes to mind. From the design to materials and finishing, you can be assured of an exquisite furniture set that would enhance your living space with timeless elegance.

Harvey Norman recently launched a new range of leather Italian-made sofas from Saporini which is fully Italian designed and crafted in Matera, southern Italy. From design conceptualization to carpentry, sewing and upholstering each Saporini sofa is crafted by the best local artisans.

As opposed to resorting to mechanization and outsourcing various parts of production to save money, Saporini’s sofas are still lovingly handcrafted in-house at Matera.

Saporini founder, Rosario Merlino has over 30 years of experience in Italian furniture. He founded Saporini in 2010 with a mission to create high-quality industrially advanced, original expressions of timeless beauty while observing the traditions of fine Italian craftsmanship. Each Saporini model offers custom comfort, designed to cater to distinctive tastes.

Saporini sofas are made of genuine top grain cowhide tanned in the time-honoured tradition that assures its natural beauty. Due to its nature, you may see scratches, insect bites and scarring - typical markings of high-quality top grain hide.

What sets Saporini’s leather sofas apart from the rest is its usage of traditional Italian techniques, such as the true-blue Italian tanning method using natural vegetable ingredients.

Vegetable tanning is a traditional craft fast disappearing in Europe. It is eco-friendly and the resulting colors tend to be rich and warm and look completely natural. The leather ages better and is also smoother to the touch.

Saporini’s sofas provide utmost comfort with carefully selected foams made in Italy to maximize sitting comfort. Of course, it would be cheaper to use generic foam fillings- the industry standard of most factories but Saporini instead invests in a multitude of different density foam fillings, often multi-layered and cut using special geometric shapes to disperse load, benefiting the overall longevity of the “look” and “sit” of your sofa. Special memory foams, hi-tech wrapping techniques, and tailored webbing tensions are just some of the tools in its sofa science kit.

Because of these different high resilient foams Sapporini uses, no other local manufacturers are able to provide such distinct comfort. Italians are known for designs and comfort, which locals will find it hard to emulate 100%.

All this passion for engineering the comfort around the design makes for a truly magnificent and durable sofa.

When it comes to design, Saporini has a personal approach to the relationship between designers and production, employing six outstanding designers - Alberto Torres, Andrej Msisic, Asher Goldberg, Carlo Flagiello, Pol Torres and Saporini Interno, each with a unique design background to curate the ranges.

With quality materials and top-notch workmanship, you can be assured of the comfort, quality and aesthetics of Saporini leather sofas.

Harvey Norman is so confident with its Italian range of furniture products that it offers a lifetime warranty on the frames/structure on its Italian sofas.

Feel the quality and luxury at Harvey Norman’s IPC Flagship Superstore where you can find the new range of Saporini leather sofas available with added features, such as power recliner and adjustable headrest in addition to the usual two-seater, three-seater, modular, armchair and corner suite models. The sizes are great for both apartments living in Malaysia as well as landed properties.

To cater to individual tastes and preferences, this new range is available in over 50 types of cowhide and colours. Different categories of cowhide have different grain and thickness for a different look and feel- you can easily match your new sofa to your interior design.

As for colours, Saporini closely follows Italian fashion trends to reflect a refined and dynamic palette of the latest colours, which includes a new black matte finish. Observation of trends in Malaysia indicates the prevalent colours chosen here are shades of tan and burnt orange.

You may get the impression that such luxury would cost dearly, but you would be surprised at how affordably priced it really is. The Saporini range at Harvey Norman starts from RM 7,996.

You can now add a touch of elegance and class to your living space. Italian style won’t go unnoticed- make a statement in your home today with Saporini.

Check out the new range of Saporini leather sofas  online or walk-in at Harvey Norman’s IPC Flagship Superstore located at L2.07 of IPC Shopping Centre.

*This article was published on The Star, Sunday 28 Apr 2019 by  Star2.com

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