Space Savers


With convertible luxury furniture from Italy, Anima Domus shows how sophistication doesn’t depend on square footage.
by Joanne Chive

The holiday season often means hosting out-of-town guests. If you do not have a lot of room, that can be a challenge. But fortunately for those with limited space, there are unlimited options.

Anima Domus can help you explore those options. Founded in 1998 by Marconi and Silvia Naziazeni, Anima Domus has contemporary Italian beds, sofas, chairs and tables to furnish your home — regardless of dimensions. The business has grown from a small family operation into one of South Florida’s premier destinations for high-end contemporary Italian home furnishings, and has showrooms in Miami (305.576.9088, 5084 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 102) and Aventura (305.705.9975, 18245 Biscayne Blvd.).

The innovative space-saving designs are created by CLEI, an Italian-based manufacturer. Anima Domus is the exclusive dealer in the region.

Their most popular collection is the Swing CLEI convertible system, commonly referred to as a Murphy bed. CLEI has brought the design to the next level and has proven that just because a room is short on space, it does not have to be short on sophistication.

CLEI-ULISSE DINING (5)The contemporary wall beds maximize space by transforming a living room or home office into a guest bedroom. “Unlike many pullout sofas, the mattress is high quality and does not fold,” says Naziazeni. “The collection includes both horizontal and vertical designs, and they are often multifunctional. Depending on the style, some can be used as desks, tables, sofas or storage units during the day.”

These space-saving designs are not just for houseguests. Naziazeni states that some of his clients use the products themselves to save room. In addition to the beds, Anima Domus sells space-saving solutions for kitchens and dining rooms.

Naziazeni believes these designs are redefining the way designers and architects look at space. “This is the future. Space is at a premium in many big cities, so furniture manufacturers need to get creative. As our population continues to grow, furniture has to become more functional without losing design components,” he says.

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