Tips for surviving quarantine

For these days of quarantine we give you some advices that we follow in Balliu and helps us to face with energy and positivism these days of confinement.

1. Set a routine.

If you have set up a home office and you can afford to telework, set a schedule and try to respect it every day. Organise your daily tasks and set up rest hours.  You will be more productive, you will avoid distractions, you won’t be working any more hours than you should.

2. Find a balance between work and family.

Respect the hours you devote to work and the hours you devote to your family, it is important to seek a balance so that you can devote quality time to both parties.

3. Train and educate your workers.

Take advantage of your time to do those courses you had pending. It will help you to have a motivation and update your knowledge, this will be positive both on a personal level and for your professional career. You will get new ideas to put into practice in your business.

4. Plan your purchases

Make a list of everything you need and draw up a budget. When the confinement is over you will have your shopping organized and you will be able to spend more time on leisure.

5. Rethink your space

Confinement also gives us the possibility to observe our home more objectively. Make the most of your outdoor space, whether it is a small garden or terrace, get the most out of it and enjoy the good weather.
While the confinement lasts, we invite you to check our web site for all our Balliu outdoor furniture, tables, chairs, sunloungers and all the accessories you need to make the terrace your favourite place in your home.

6. Meditate

Take a few minutes to meditate, this will help you to be more patient and see the situation from another point of view and have a more optimistic view.

Think of this period of forty as a period of personal and professional growth, make the most of the time it gives us and transform a problem into an opportunity.

Interihotel BCN19 – Marketplace & talks.

On November 20, 21 and 22 we were exhibiting at the Interihotel fair, held at International Convention Center in Barcelona city. The perfect place for interior designers, architects and prescribers who are interested in searching new trends in furniture and decoration.

The event brought together 150 brands (25% more than in the previous edition) and 4,618 visitors from 42 different countries, consolidating itself as one of the main events of the contract-hospitality sector.

During the how, we could enjoy with interesting presentations by experts in Design & decorative arts. Workshops were organized about methodologies and useful practices for interior design professionals.

For this occasion, we present the Prestige version of our EVA PRO sunlounger, in the new tortora frame, combined with the ash fabric, a very elegant and stylish proposal, which perfectly works in those hotels who are looking for design and at the same time they do not want to give up continuing to offer the best quality and conform to their guests.

The Eva pro sunlounger, is a designed for hospitality professionals. It is certified by expert Laboratories, it holds up to 180 kg, it has an anti-finger trap back to prevent accidents and is made of polypropylene frame, a long-lasting material and that is also 100% recyclable.

We also present some examples of our new Balliu Selection products with the new Dalia chair. Stackable, made of aluminum profile and finished with epoxy paint. The success of the chair is on the cord, built with continuous polyester and PVC thread. Its composition makes it a highly recommended product for outdoor areas (gardens and communities) being very resistant to the weather.

In the press area, the decorators selected our Diana barstools, in textured white finish and sand fabric, those colors very well combined with the intense garnet color of the wall. The Diana barstool is a very suitable product for restaurant areas, it is light to be able to move it easily and stackable to save space in times of less use.

 

From Balliu, wewant to thank all those who visited our stand and the organizers for helping us during the preparation and development of the fair.

We visit the most important trade fair in the sector

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On 2 and 3 September, as is tradition, we visited the Spoga trade fair held in Cologne (Germany) to get up-to-date on the latest trends in the garden furniture sector.

This year, the main theme of the fair was City Gardening or what it means to garden when there is no garden, showcasing solutions adapted to urban areas We discovered the recreation of small jungles in reduced spaces. We saw many accessories such as flowerpots and cushions and lots of vegetation that help accentuate the sensation of well-being and create small oases that invite one to take refuge from the stress caused by life in big cities.

Regarding fabric colours, there are lots of pastels, particularly yellow tones, which are complemented with greens, pinks and blues. Regarding structural finishes, we saw a clear trend towards more natural colours, browns, dove grey and anthracite grey, which confirms the trend that has been advertised in previous seasons of making the terrace a continuation of the interior, where designs are valid for both areas, uniting the design discourse and following one overall concept of the space.

While it is true that we have observed new trends for decoration and finishes, we cannot say the same about new garden furniture solutions. Materials such as aluminium, polypropylene and wood continue to be the stars of the show.

The fair paid particular and necessary attention to the environment; we saw products made from recycled material and proposals such as the appearance of Green Areas in urban spaces that help control the temperature and contribute to controlling climate change.

At Balliu, we are looking forward to visiting the next edition which will be about Sustainable Gardens, where we hope to find interesting solutions that help control the environmental impact.

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In September 2019, we also visited the Habitat Fair in Valencia, the international showcase for the Spanish sector.

The fair is aimed at the national exports and projects market. Manufacturers present their new indoor and outdoor furniture, not just to agents and national points of sale but also to international influencers and buyers.

It helps to give visibility to companies that have still not taken that first step in beginning their export business and also to consolidate and increase the presence in external markets of those companies that already have export experience.

Our objective was to be up-to-date with new developments and observe new outdoor furniture trends to face the new season in our Balliu Store project.

Our installations have over 700 m2 for the display and sale of outdoor furniture. Although our brand Balliu is the star of the showroom, we like to expand the market with other powerful proposals to cover all the needs of the retail sector.

At the fair, we visited the brands that currently form part of our showroom to see their new designs and finishes.

Although the greatest success of the visit was getting to know new brands and, therefore, interesting outdoor furniture solutions that we hope will soon be on display at our Balliu Store showroom.