Behind The Scenes 10 April 2017

Skyzack's AB Adventure

A store for all ages.

Since 1854, Arighi Bianchi has been creating quality furnishings that really stand out in the world of home interiors. A classic Italian history with a modern twist makes for incredibly eye catching pieces and great conversation starters.

Skyzack is a business made up of the youth of today. We are all reaching that age where we are leaving our parents’ homes, and kitting out our own places. This in mind, we decided to take a trip to one of the most unique and well-known furniture stores in Cheshire - we wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

The Experience:

Upon entering the store, you are greeted with an Aladdin’s Cave of wonders. You instantly know that this will be a one-of-a-kind shopping adventure. 

This can at first seem overwhelming, as you aren't sure where to start. However, if you take a step back and process the wonderment, you can delve into the beautiful treasures that await.  

Skyzack instantly noticed that there is a theme to each section of Arighi Bianchi, with specific areas composed to reflect a certain style or influence. This stood out to us more as we ventured deeper into the store. We wandered through coastal influences that reminded us of the seaside, to rooms full of clocks and mirrors; which exude 'Alice in Wonderland' vibes. 

Hidden Gems: 

The attention to detail around Arighi Bianchi's store is unparalleled. There are quirky secrets to be found in every nook and cranny - adding a truly playful element to the atmosphere. This brought forth senses of nostalgia as we explored the many rooms finding these hidden gems. 

There are even jukeboxes hidden around the store, playing funky music to add to the magic.

The Café Bar:

It would seem Arighi Bianchi have thought of everything. After such excitement, there is a cafe full of lovely refreshments. This offers the perfect opportunity to take a break, review what you've seen and make any important decisions.

Judging by what we've seen and heard the cafe is fantastic. The menu seems to cater to all and has a large range of options. From a simple tea and cake, to a full blown hot meal - Arighi Bianchi would be a great place to go for some well-earned grub, regardless of if you were furniture shopping or not.

The Flower House: www.theflowerhousecheshire.co.uk

New to Arighi Bianchi is The Flower House - a bespoke Cheshire Florist. They specialise in weddings and events but also have a brilliant range that would make great gifts or household additions.

We especially loved the animal plant pots and quirky, fun items. There was a great abundance of colour and you can see a lot of thought goes into their work. The Flower House seem unique in comparison to some other florists, and you can clearly see the passion in their work.   

Our Favourites:

Retro and vintage style pieces are certainly making a comeback in the interior design world - and they most definitely caught our attention. These unusual items would make a great conversation starter and a statement piece in any room.

We all loved the abundance of animal influenced items. From rhino-head wall lights to flamingo-legged side tables; and everywhere you look is another elephant based piece. Below are some that stood out to us most.

Matthew Williamson:

Our favourite themed room is one of magnificent colour. Pinks, blues and oranges create this magical wonderland. In collaboration with renowned designer Matthew Williamson (with Duresta), this room is full of bright floral patterns and animal-inspired items. Of all the fantastically themed rooms at Arighi Bianchi, this one is definitely a showstopper.

Special Mentions:

There were some particular items that stood out to us dramatically, however, we struggled to categorise them as they were so unique. These weird and wonderful objects would be perfect for any young person who likes to stand out from the norm.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, Skyzack have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Arighi Bianchi. Each visit is a completely different experience, as the stock is ever changing. This ensures the adventure never ends and you can certainly never visit too many times.

We think that Arighi Bianchi is a fantastic place to inspire young people with their interior design plans - with ideas that push boundaries and question the norm.

The store is a perfect place to visit whilst on a day out in Macclesfield with family or friends. With floor upon floor of unique treasures and a cafe to take a break; you could certainly spend many hours there and still have not seen it all.

 

Skyzack would like to take this opportunity to thank Arighi Bianchi for allowing us to gain such an in-depth insight into the store. We will certainly be visiting many times again!

We hope we’ve given you an in-depth view of what we believe sets Arighi Bianchi apart from the rest and keeps customers coming back for more.

Thanks for reading - The Skyzack Team. 

 

(Blog Author & Photographer: Tuesday Hibbert) www.skyzack.uk