Made in Italy, Alf Italia is the definition of modern Italian furniture. Designing stylish sets for the high-end home, Alf furniture is underlined by a specialist ultra-high gloss finish that has become a recognisable trait of the brand's image. In this post, we explore their history, their design process and features of 3 of their core collections: Heritage, Claire and Novecento.

Alf Italia Heritage Collection
Pictured: Heritage Collection

Alf Furniture: Made in Italy

Established in 1951

Based in the Treviso province of Northern Italy, Alf Italia have been designing and producing furniture for more than 70 years. This third-generation family run business are forerunners in Italian furniture innovation and creativity. Alf furniture is made to order in Italy, ensuring a unique finish and recognisable Alf Italia quality across every piece.

Designer Italian Furniture

Outstanding Quality Across Functional Design

Alf Italian furniture brings together beauty and function. Their 6-layer lacquer process ensures that each surface has a sleek shine that not only has a high-gloss appeal but provides increased resistance to clouding and dulling over time. This crisp and clear finish accentuates the natural textures of the veneer beneath the lacquer, creating a rich and deeply pigmented appearance. Better still, the way the lacquer is "set" offers increased durability against cleaning products and alcohol - so you don't have to worry about spillages tarnishing the look of its sleek surface!

Alf Furniture Made in Italy
Pictured: Detail of Claire Collection (left) & Novecento Collection (right)

Italian High Gloss Furniture

6 Layers of Clear Lacquer

From dining tables and chairs to coffee tables, sideboards, display cabinets and beds - all Alf Italia furniture ranges go under the same specialist process. Here's how it works:

  1. Once the furniture is designed, high-quality organic timber veneer is selected for construction. The pieces are individually stained to achieve the unique colour and texture desired.
  2. Next comes the lacquer. For this, the veneer is placed in an airtight chamber. This prevents impurities or dust impacting the crispness of the finish.
  3. After the first layer of lacquer is sprayed, the veneer is carefully buffed to smoothen any ripples or imperfections.
  4. This process is then repeated 5 times in a tried and tested method that creates the ultra-high gloss finish that Alf furniture is known for.
  5. To finish, the lacquer is applied and dried under UV light. The end result is one of the clearest, most crisp and durable finishes of lacquered furniture on the market.

The Collections...

Alf Italia Heritage

Alf Italia Heritage

Dark Velvet Birch Finish

The Heritage collection is one of Alf's most popular ranges. And with its dark and imposing velvet birch finish, it's easy to see why. Paired with the ultra-high gloss lacquer that Alf Italia is renowned for, the Heritage Collection oozes luxury. Mirrored surfaces and panelling perfectly complement the glossy finish, while 2 extendable dining tables ensure high-end style and functionality.

Modern Italian Furniture for Living, Dining & Bedroom

We offer the complete Heritage collection for dining room, living room and bedroom, so that you can create a cohesive scheme throughout your home. View a range of pieces from this collection in-store - contact us to find out which ones we currently have on display.

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Heritage SideboardHeritage Dining ChairHeritage Dining TableHeritage Chest of Drawers
Alf Italia Claire

Alf Italia Claire

Eco Veneer with Pearl Line Finish

Claire is the newest addition to our Alf furniture range, launching on our website in August 2021. More neutral in palette than our other Alf collections, this range is light and elegant. The Claire Collection features vertical line detailing across cabinet doors and drawer fronts for a subtle contrast of pattern. Beds in 2 sizes each feature backlighting between the upholstered and larger lacquered section of the headboard, setting a pleasing ambiance.

Luxury Italian Bedroom Furniture Range

For the Claire Collection, we offer all pieces from the Alf bedroom furniture range. The light colour looks beautiful within any luxe designer scheme. Match with other neutrals for a warm, contemporary space or use the pearlescent colour to offset dark walls.

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Claire MirrorClaire Bedside TableClaire BedClaire Dresser
Alf Italia Novecento

Alf Italia Novecento

Silverwood Finish

Translating in Italian to nine hundred, the Novecento Collection sits somewhere between the above Heritage and Claire ranges. The finish is silverwood with a horizontal and vertical grain that is brought to life under the ultra-high gloss lacquer. Silver-grey undertones make this range ideal for a high-end contemporary space, while slim handles and legs add hints of modernism.

Contemporary Italian Furniture for Bedroom, Dining & Living

Explore the full Novecento range with dining sets, living sets and bedroom sets to create your high-end Italian home.

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Novecento DresserNovecento MirrorNovecento Dining TableNovecento Display Cabinet