Where to acquire the best pieces of art

Art goes beyond personal enjoyment for those contemplating it; it adds value to luxury houses so even owners create spaces to show their pieces of art, becoming small museums in which show sculptures and paintings, in an inviting environment that makes every space shine.

ill add value, singularity and exclusivity to you house.

On today´s post, we are bringing a variety of places where you can find many artistic pieces of work which will make your space delightful.

TEFAF Fair, Maastricht.

TEFAF Maastricht is celebrated every year in Holland, it is the most influential classical and antique art fair in the world and attracts many visitors that want to acquire art work. Also, experts, art critics and collectors attend to this event.

More than 200 gallery owners from 13 different countries gather every year showing top quality and value art work. The fair’s reputation comes from a very strict authenticity process that every piece of art has to pass.

Moreover, in the last editions of the event, TEFAF is opening to modern art and photography.

ARCO Fair, Madrid.

The International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid is one of the main contemporary art fairs in the international circuit. It takes place every February in Madrid.

ARCO Madrid is a referent when it comes to breakthrough contemporary artists, you will find the latest artistic trends.

ESTAMPA Fair, Madrid

The ESTAMPA Fair, which is organized in collaboration with IFEMA in Madrid’s Fair, keeps in line with its mission of creating, encouraging and spreading the art market in our country, giving priority to Spanish and Portuguese collecting and gallering. This allows them to be known among foreign collectors and gallery owners thanks to the international invitation program. As it is usual, the General Program of galleries and the commissary program are assessed by a committee formed by private collectors, in charge of buying, and contemporary art collection commissaries in our country.

ARTBASEL Fair, Basilea.

ART BASEL is an international contemporary art fair that is organized annually in Basilea, Switzerland. It is a meeting in which many different plastic artists and art galleries from different countries take part.

The mix of painting, sculpture, photography, video-art, mixed technique and performances makes this fair a unique experience in the world.

FRIEZE Fair, London.

FRIEZE has transformed the London artistic scene since its beginnings in 2003. The fair takes place every year in London, in which there are two sections located in centric Regent’s Park; Frieze London is the section dedicated to contemporary artists, and Frieze Masters that shows art from previous periods, from old and Middle Age art to 20th century pieces of art.

In FRIEZE, you will find different styles organized in galleries: the world most recognized artists, breakthrough ones, galleries that display young artwork, Asian art galleries and some display Spanish art, among others.

FIAC Fair, Paris.

FIAC is an exposition for modern and contemporary avant-garde art. It is celebrated every year in Paris making it the world capital of contemporary art, where around 1500 artists gather meeting more than 75000 spectators in the halls of the Grand Palais, the PetitPalais, the Tuileries garden, the Eugène Delacroix museum and Vendôme square.

FIAC exhibits paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, photography, firm furniture and a lot of different sorts.

This fair comes as an opportunity to discover the latest news in contemporary art through the artwork of the most prestigious artists in the world.

EL QUATRE ON CLOUD Gallery, Barcelona.

It is a gallery adapted to the new times and technology. They work to ensure that everyone can purchase good quality art and they use their website for clients to admire the work of the artist with the comfort of being at home. Moreover, they have a great assessing service for their clients, what are the prices, styles and ideal places to buy the artwork that best suits the client.

Artenet is an online marketplace for selling original artwork (paintings, frames, sculptures, drawings…) done by modern independent artists. The artists can create an account and sell their artwork directly to the public.

KREISLER Gallery, Madrid.

Kreisler Gallery was founded in Madrid on 1965, opening new spaces later in New York (1970-1975), Barcelona (1979-2002) and Miami (1993-1995). During these years, the Gallery has worked with the best Spanish and foreign plastic artist, all of them displayed indifferent national museums and they have great international prestige.

Throughout the year a monthly program of individual expositions takes place and catalogues about these are edited.

The gallery also organizes other activities, such as the organization of exposition in collaboration with other galleries and museums in Spain and abroad; and also it carries out editions of original graphic works of its artists. It is important to notice that from 1975 the Gallery has been participating in International Art Fairs regularly.

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The 4 most eccentric villas

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On today’s post we’re telling you about those luxury villas whose owners didn’t want to give up on their most personal tastes, they didn’t have any hesitations to pay for custom services and facilities either. All of that, in order to get the most accurate to the dream home they desired the most.

It does exist a considerable list of people who have no qualms to pay any price for accomplishing their most desired dreams and self-induging themselves, as the last detail and the less important to take into account is money.

It exist an Economics term about the luxury goods, which perfectly fits with the construction of the most eccentric luxury villas. It’s about Veblen goods, and these describe demand’s behaviour conversely. This is, if a standard good reduces its demand when its price rises, Veblen goods have the particularity to increase their demand when their price rises.

This behaviour perfectly defines the most personal luxury villas’ owners tastes. So as they are obviously billionaire, they want their home to be different and unique from the rest too. And the higher the price of it is, the most exclusive it will be, less people could own it and more different it would be.

Hereafter, and by knowing how owners tastes and preferences define, we’ll show you a list of the most eccentric luxury villas, each one of these, with their peculiarities:

Acqua Liana, Florida.

It’s a luxury villa for the American real estate guru Frank McKinney. The best thing about this home is that it’s ecological and environmental friendly. This guru wanted the design to be inspired at tropical islands. It has an infrastructure fully dedicated to the house’s supply. As for example, a fleet of solar panels which take the place of a basketball court. Its rainwater collection system is so efficient that it would fill an olympic pool each 14 days. The most eccentric about this home could be it’s huge aquarium, a spa with waterfall or 11 terraces to enjoy of them.

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Versalles, Florida

It’s about the biggest familiar home ever built in the United Sates. The name of it is due to its exact similarity of the home’s entry with the Parisian Palace of Versailles. By now, it’s property of the real estate businessman David Siegel, who has it on sale for a new owner to get to finish it construction. The overall budget amounts to 100$ millions. In this property, we can find a some facilities such as a skating rink, an olympic swimming pool, a cave which leads you to 3 spas, 30 bedrooms, 10 kitchens, and a 25 metres high waterfall.

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Barbie Malibú Manor

It’s a 1000m2 manor fully dedicated to Barbie’s world and you can find it at the coastal area of Malibú, California. It was build by the famous interior designer Jonathan Adler due to doll’s  50th anniversary celebration. What attracks attention the most about this is manor is its pink colour. And all the references it touches upon Barbie. It’s a museum around Barbie. From a vanity with an exclusive collection of 25 dolls, to a living room worth to mention. A chandelier made of Barbie’s wigs and a mirror which frames are made of 64 dolls.

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The Manor, Los Ángeles.

It was the home for the renowned TV producer Aaron Spelling, sagas’ creator as for example of Charlie’s Angels TV series. Although it’s currently on sale, it was the dream of Aaron to live there with his family. The house’s counts on 123 rooms, an indoor skating rink, a bowling alley, and a room which only goal is to wrap presents inside of it. It also counts on sports courts and several swimming pools.

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Certainly, these luxury villas stand out for their eccentricities, and it is that luxury sometimes doesn’t know of bounds.

All of these luxury villas have in common the personality of each of their owners. And all the element required to build them up.

In iLuxenio, luxury and exclusivity defines us, and the first thing we have into account is the customer’s will. In every respect, we provide them with different options to make their dream home a reality.

As you can see in our works’ portfolio on the website, each villa is so different itself as their owners’ tastes. We are in charge of it until the end of the process. The result turns out to be even better than expected.

 

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The best sustainable villas in the world

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On today’s post we’re telling you about some of the essential elements which define iLuxenio’s activity. Our subject is not other but the construction of sustainable villas.

After reading this post, you’ll know what actually means a sustainable home, which elements are them composed of. As well as the reasons of the customers to choose this kind of construction. Finally, after explaining you the current scenario for these, we’ll leave you a list with the best sustainable villas in the world.

A sustainable home is that which bases its performance and construction on sustainability principles. This will imply a clean energy consumption and even energy self-sufficiency. We can also talk about homes made of ecological materials, or which performance (apart from coming from clean energy), it doesn’t provoke any impact on the environment.

The main reasons for buyers to go for sustainable villas are:

  • Comfort: living in a sustainable house guarantees you the maximum comfort with nature, although visually it doesn’t seem to be like that. Feeling, breathing and touching a home made of fine materials always make you feel good.
  • Health: inside a sustainable villa, it’s impossible to perceive signs of excessive moisture, lack of ventilation, etc. This would help the increasing number of people who suffer from respiratory diseases. As it avoids allergy problems, asthma, migrain or skin irritations.
  • Savings: the fact that sustainable villas are built in the best conditions, talking about thermal insulation, orientation, or cross ventilation would mean that it’s easier to reach a constant temperature and that it wouldn’t require a greater energy performance for it, due to low-quality enclosures, or an inadequate construction as much as for materials as for home’s orientation. If we really want to have a full sustainable home, we won’t regret about the great advantage it brings at long-term.
  • Regulations: the Technical Building Code (TBC), on its Basic Document of Energy Savings binds all new constructions before December 31st 2020 to be considered as nearly-zero energy.
  • Lifestyle: if you feel yo owe nature, ori f you think you could be more responsible with it. The peak of a healthy lifestyle isn’t only affecting to diet or exercising, but to all the activities we’re daily doing.

How to identify sustainable villas? Which elements make them different?

First of all, the wealth of natural materials.

Sustainable villas are made of fine and local materials, and make use of them for its correct functioning. We talk about locals because of obtaining easily resources. And because these materials are naturally made for adapting to the environment where they’re extracted and where they’re going to be built.

On the other hand, the plants multitude. Those help to mantain a constant temperature and moisture in the home. Apart from it, it’s ideal to use plants which require of very few water resources an those covered with rain collected water.

Secondly, by its design and orientation.

Sustainable villas projected on a plane seem to be perfect bioclimatic architecture works. But on the ground, these could mean a pain in the neck.

On the ground, the correct orientation of the home could be something impossible to get, or the correct functioning of the house not as efficient as expected. The same thing could happen with design, the work execution has to respect and understand the villa’s performance so the inital purpose of the construction doesn’t ruin itself.

Finally, the use of renewable energies and technological elements.

Sustainable villas are match really well with technology, although we apparently match sustainability with natural and ecological. Technology is able to control some certain elements of the villa in order to reach ideal temperature conditions (smart home). And obviously, another differential element would be to see renewable energy devices joined to one of the adjacent parts of the villa.

After knowing these features of sustainable villas, here we leave below some of the best sustainable villas in the world:

sustainable villasYing Yang House by: Brooks+Scarpa

It’s a full efficient villa located at Venice, California. It’s a single-family home which adapts to the needs of a family with children.

sustainable villasZEB Pilot House by: Snøhetta

It’s located in Norway and it’s the perfect example to build rustic sustainable villas.

sustainable villasLa Casa de los Vientos: José Luís Muñoz

It’s a villa located in the province of Cádiz. From its balcony you can watch Sotogrande, the Mediterranean Sea and even the Rock of Gibraltar.

sustainable villasS-House by: KO+KO architects

In this case, the villa not only stands out for its meandering shape with S form. But for being one of the fews which provides itself with geotermal energy.

 

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The importance of taking care of details in home interior décor

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On today’s blog we are telling you what kind of interior décor is suitable for each four seasons of the year and what parts are able to cause a greater impact at the time of decorating your home.

In general, the interior décor is simplified to the mixture and elements’ overlap which make sense between themselves.

We’ll tell you the keys of a detailed and a versatile décor:

Mixing textures:

The different rugosities, as much on walls or in furnitures would make that we sense some movement and life in the room.

Counting on several elements such as fabrics would help to sense better this sensation, and a heavy amount of elements could ruin our good intentions.

Integrating decorations:

Adding accessories or decorative elements help to emphasise a room’s décor.

We talk about elements which are different from the standard furnituring of the home, paintings, clocks, lamps or cushions.

Those will improve our design brightness in the decoration.

Specially if the colours of this are according to the room’s colour  or adds light and emphasis to the painting.

Hints must be temporary:

This kind of accessories help when you want to make a little change in your home.

Temporality is a key element for an interior décor lover, so this must be according to each season of the year and to each special event.

Inside of this, trend plays a fundamental role, but we always have to choose elements easy to change and which don’t provoke great efforts.

Taking care of proportion:

To hang a piece of art or a very small painting on great dimension walls will make these to lose on the walls.

Proportion has to play a fundamental role so there’s an adequate balance between the decorative element and the own house’s installation.

The same thing will happen with a pic or a very big print on a low wall or with very few space margin.

Taking care of strenght:

We refer to the walls’ colours, if you’re not sure ask for a simple so you check how it’ll result.

It’s illumination, the quantity of layers to be applied and the rest of decorative elements which are able to change tone’s perception.

What parts of a home are more attractive to decorate?

The heart of a home is divided between the living room and the kitchen.

And apart from that, both are the reference to define the style that the rest of the home could have.

A detailed kitchen and a  prepared living room for each season of the year could augur well what we are going to find.

We’re telling you some advices so they both look well-crafted and well maintained:

To use natural fabrics, specially linen and cotton which are very adaptable to the summer and winter.

Neutral colours for our living rooms’ walls, as white is, gives naturalness to the rest of the furniture.

The same as for a living room, for a kitchen’s interior décor some factors have to be taken into account as lightening is.

It’s about avoiding to have a very beautiful kitchen but very difficult to clean.

We have to take advantage from walls, to find symbiosis with appliances’ and furniture colours, etc.

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Which interior décor can I apply to each season of the year?

 Autumn: For this season of the year in which we all feel like staying at home, we advice colours which provide us with warmth and peace.

As the mustard or ochre are, and of course all of earth colours: terracotta, tan, brown or chocolate.

Using natural floral elements for our furnitures, as they are flowers or dry plants.

Finally, using wood so we get a rustic style for our interior décor.

Winter: To use velvety materials, very smooth and which would provide us with heat to our home, wool for our carpet, or the mohair for a blanket.

To use strong colours which provides with visual heat to the environment or the use of unpholstered furniture.

For the bathroom, an iroko timber which is very resistant to humidity.

Spring: The light returns to enter and we take advantage of it to put curtains with bright colours and natural fabrics.

This time we take advantage for use more colourful and dynamic plants for décor. To apply the ‘floral print’ to our walls with conventional prints.

Summer: We’ll use pastel colours or very clear, which reflect exterior light.

A general bright décor where blue tones prevail, paisley printing cushions.

Therefore to paint white the wood and if we have a terrace, to refurbish it with green plants tones.

So with a canopy and chill out furniture we can enjoy of them.

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Following those advices and making inquiries to a good interior designer the success of your décor is guaranteed.

But, what would be about a luxury villa without a décor up to it? In iLuxenio we ensure that results are perfect.

Write all of your queries to us for receiving more information about this subject and don’t hesitate to contact us in iluxenio@iluxenio.com

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