FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Jan. 27, 2011 – We are proud to announce that we have successfully translated our state-of-the-art website into five out of the ten principal Internet languages. In an effort to better serve our international customers, beginning January 27, 2011, lastrada.com will be going live in five languages– English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian. There is a separate section for each language on the website, with links and navigational aids in the language of each section.
From any page, viewers can readily move from items in one language to the parallel items in other languages simply by clicking on the flag icons at the website header. For now, only the English and Spanish versions of our website contain exciting audio-visual content; however, more language support planned for early 2011 will change that. What will not change is that we will continue to improve and update the site with fresh new content; making return visits always a rewarding experience.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Dec. 13, 2010 – Produced by the world-renowned custom design and manufacturing firm LaStrada Furniture & Interiors, “State-of-the-Art Interiors” presents the work of creative design professionals whose diverse backgrounds and design philosophies are shaping the world’s built environment. This richly illustrated book contains hundreds of innovative and unique interior design ideas for everyone. The book showcases a vibrant cross-section of custom work that includes single-family homes, commercial offices, luxury condominiums and much more.
This beautiful perfect-bound coffee table edition has over 232 pages of design ideas and full-color photographs– a fascinating visual tour through the current interior design landscape. As the reader ponders the furniture, colors, textures, and other elements of these inspired spaces, short captions describe the materials, finishes, functional highlights, and sometimes hidden elements in the designs. The book is captioned in both English and Spanish, making it the first of its kind in the interior design and furniture manufacturing industries.
ORLANDO, FL – Sept. 20, 2010 – The Orlando Home & Garden Show was a huge success. Held September 10-12, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center, the show enjoyed record attendance this year. On hand were elite contractors from all categories including irrigation, displays, tree experts, pools and spas, interior design specialists, and outdoor design consultants. Other feature exhibits included sunrooms, kitchens and baths, furniture, awnings and decks, HVAC services, windows, doors and siding, water treatment systems, home theaters, home security, insulation, solar energy management, and so much more.
After wrapping up the Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show on Tuesday, and with very little time to spare, dedicated La Strada team members drove north to Central Florida to set up the large Orlando Show exhibit in time for the Friday morning grand opening. Little did they know that our booth would win first prize out of all of the other exhibits! East Coast Consumer Shows conducted a random poll of both attendees and exhibitors, and the La Strada exhibit was judged best in show, based on color, organization, creativity, eye appeal and design. Our proud team members received the “1st Place Exhibit” plaque with onlooker applause!
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Sept. 16, 2010 – Welcome to our new and improved website. At La Strada Furniture & Interiors, we pride ourselves on offering the high-end materials and quality workmanship that you– the customer– have come to know and expect. Our new website is no exception.
The La Strada website is now audio-enhanced! Our friendly bilingual guide creates a personal atmosphere that puts visitors at ease and gives our pages extra impact. Visit us today to enjoy a true multi-media experience.
Enhancements include downloadable soft catalogs and full-color photo spreads, more extensive product information, an updated contact form, and a redesigned videos page. We’ve also added hundreds of new photographs to our galleries, and our new search function will make your job much easier. Plans are to add fresh new content as often as possible to make return visits a rewarding experience.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – June 15, 2010 - Today’s contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming – without being cluttered and dark. A contemporary style home can be a quiet and comfortable retreat. With its clean look, sleek lines and sophisticated appeal, contemporary is a style that can be incorporated into any area of the home. And, it’s a style that’s equally appropriate for offices, stores and commercial spaces too.
In a continuous effort to expand into the internationally popular modern-contemporary market, La Strada announces the release of “Studio La Strada”, a new 56-page full-color catalog featuring exclusively modern-contemporary designs. The richly illustrated catalog showcases La Strada Design Studio’s latest projects in contemporary furniture and interiors for every room in the home.
Highlights of the catalog include a complete section dedicated to chic, ultra-modern “Smart Kitchens”, which combine the latest modern conveniences with state-of-the-art space-saving technology. And, just like our popular 116-page main catalog released in May of this year, the new Studio La Strada catalog is presented in both English and Spanish. We are happy to say that these two bilingual catalogs are the first ones in the industry.
Of course, we do so much more than is pictured in our catalogs. Contact us to find out more about our full range of custom manufacturing and interior design services. We’d love to hear from you and discuss how we can be of help with your project or idea. All of our services are available worldwide. From this blog, you can download your own copy of any of our soft catalogs or you can visit www.lastrada.com.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – May 26, 2010 – When shopping around for a home, you will find all kinds of homes across the country and around the world. Some are big, some are small and some are simply average. When looking for ideas for a home theater, you will find the same thing. It’s important to remember that a home theater means different things to different people, so someone else’s idea may not be the best solution for you and your family.
Box kit home theater systems may be appealing to some people for several different reasons. Those with limited budgets or those who live in small apartments or those who have small spaces to work with will typically find that it makes no sense to invest in expensive electronic components that will rattle the walls or have the neighbors complaining.
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – May 18, 2010 – Imaginna Diseño 2010 closed its doors yesterday on a successful and satisfying trade show. There were over 130 exhibitors on hand from many different countries for the six-day event, held May 12-17 at the Corferias International Exhibition Center in Bogotá, Colombia. Among the 25,000 attendees, were over 5,200 professionals from the trade, including architects, designers, manufacturers and decorators.
With three booths set up in busy Pavilion 6, we got the chance to meet a lot of nice people. Our complete interiors concept, from pencil drawing to manufacturing to final installation was highly received by everyone we talked to. There was nothing else like it at the show…
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – May 19, 2010 – Visitors to La Strada’s home page will soon see a new and improved version of our website, which is scheduled to go live very soon. The new site will be full of surprises – so don’t forget to check it out.
Together with the new site design, we are inaugurating our new Spanish website, dedicated to the Latin-American community and Spanish-speakers in the USA. Both English and Spanish versions of the new site contain exciting new audio-visual content, make it easier for visitors to navigate through the site, and easier to contact us directly. The newly improved site will be frequently updated with fresh new content, making return visits a rewarding experience.
As part of its continuous expansion, La Strada released its new bilingual English-Spanish catalog in May, the first of its kind in the industry, and will soon open a new showroom on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. By subscribing to our blog, you’ll be sure to receive an email when we announce the official launch of the site and the grand opening of our new showroom.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – May 15, 2010 – A successful project means lots of work behind the scenes, long after the design itself has been created. This work should be performed by multi-talented individuals who are creative, professional and detail-oriented, as well as good listeners. These traits have as much to do with them as a person as they do with their skills. So, did you ever wonder what exactly goes on behind the scenes to turn a dream design into a reality? Well, we’re not sure how the other guys do it, but we wanted to show you how we do it here at La Strada…
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – May 14, 2010 – Outdoor living is a growing trend these days. This means creating a particular outdoor space for recreation, dining, cooking and other activities. Your backyard or patio is an extension of your home so in order to make it a pleasure to spend time there, it must be a beautiful and comfortable space. Did you know that an outdoor room is not limited to construction on flat, level ground. Many homeowners construct outdoor living spaces on multiple decks or levels. Adding outdoor living spaces brings the inside outside. When creatively designed, outdoor living spaces can be used throughout most of the year, in almost every season.