Where art meets design


Always divided by the thin, yet decisive, line of functionality, art and design find a way to meet in the realms of private and collective furnishing. Not just artworks employed to enrich an environment with value and aesthetics, but also furniture and accessories directly inspired by masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and more.

Creativity, content, and aesthetics. These are the common elements between the worlds of art and design, both capable of creating projects that mark a moment in history, shaping new stylistic currents, and suggesting a new interpretation of the world. Their difference? Functionality, that is the indispensable component of design that makes each object useful for a purpose and uniquely comprehensible by users who will utilize it.

A very different enjoyment from that of art, however, does not prevent these two realities from meeting in the field of architectural and interior design, as well as in the creation of the furnishing items themselves. Indeed, it is not uncommon for these items to draw inspiration from the figurative arts, reproducing, for example, furniture with a sculptural appearance, or true paintings made on coverings and fabrics. A unique way of conceiving living spaces that become containers of beauty and originality at the same time.

Each environment, its own masterpiece

Artworks are an absolute must in interior design. Whether they are authentic pieces or revisited replicas in the most original ways, paintings, sculptures, and installations are capable of enhancing the furnishing concepts of private homes, as well as collective spaces and hospitality areas.

Fundamental, for the combination to be winning, is to search for works most suitable to the architectural context, applying the same criteria used for any other furnishing element. It is not only about displaying a collector’s item but about creating a living harmony that reflects the aesthetic sense, proportions, and style of the space; without forgetting the emotional component of the work – and its meaning – which will naturally affect the enjoyment of the environment, defining its atmosphere.

No golden rule, though. Every room can be furnished in an absolutely creative way, using one or more works of art even from different epochs and styles, as long as they are linked by a coherent trait-d’union and positioned effectively, perhaps in points that focus attention through accessories and lighting.
But not only that, to amaze with a truly unique design, artworks can find space within the most unpredictable furnishings, such as a garage door that transforms into an unexpected blank canvas.


Reproducing your favorite artwork on the surface of a sectional glazed door. Today it is possible with Breda’s innovative laser cutting process that allows any subject to be engraved on portholes and transparent sections, exploiting twelve different shades of gray that offer an absolutely elegant result and extensive depth of image. No inaccuracies or smudges, nor any danger of cracking the methacrylate fillings, but only the beauty of a sharp and completely personalized image.


Surfaces to shape creativity and emotion

Even in terms of finishes, artistic inspiration dominates the world of design, offering solutions with a high degree of creativity (and functionality), designed to transform even the smallest detail into a precious element.
An aspect that historically has allowed the creation of architectural works, including residential ones, of great artistic value, as evidenced by the frescoes inside ancient private villas or the extraordinary “azulejos”, the tiles that decorate the exteriors of Portuguese houses and have made the historic center of the city of Porto a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thus, surfaces become the perfect place to experiment: walls to be decorated with imaginative wallpapers and tiles, but also table and sideboard tops, up to textile furnishings and mirrors.
Naturally, sectional doors with their large panels also offer a unique space to create memorable compositions, drawing inspiration from the oldest Italian artistic traditions.


Located between the Tagliamento and Meduna rivers, the city of Spilimbergo (situated a few kilometers away from Breda’s headquarters) is also known as the capital of decorative mosaic, a title due to the presence of one of the most prestigious schools of mosaic artists in the world, founded in 1922 and heir to the ancient Roman and Byzantine mosaic tradition. Here, the heritage of technical and artistic knowledge blends with unique materials sourced right from the riverbeds, creating an extraordinary combination that Breda has chosen to integrate into its most precious doors: The Pearls.
The Stone Jewels collection indeed allows the steel surface of sectional doors to be enriched with scenic mosaics always customized, to ensure their absolute uniqueness. Authentic artworks that serve not only as a closure for the garage but also as disappearing walls for the furnishing of showrooms, installations, and domestic spaces.