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  10. Our Favorite 2016 Home Trends Natalie Pinedo 05-Feb-2016

Vintage Guatemalan Textiles

Tuesday, July 25, 2017



If there’s one thing we love here at Cisco Home, it’s beautiful fabric. We draw from a curated range of high-quality, natural textiles from around the world to upholster our furniture. From imported, hand-dyed colors to patterns designed in-house, we pride ourselves on our array of striking options for custom furnishings. It’s this love of fabric that makes us so thrilled to come across a beautiful new textile. So what’s our latest fascination here at Cisco Home? ` morgas!





These vintage skirts are made using natural un-mercerized yarn that has been dyed with indigo. Mercerization is a processing method that smooths the yarn, making it easier for a machine to dye and sew. Un-mercerized yarn, however, is softer to the touch and retains the same feel wash after wash. Since the morgas are hand-dyed, the fibers can stay in this more natural state. A range of indigo dye is used to create a variety of blue and white yarns, colors and patterns that are unique to the village in which they were made.




Traditionally, the morgas were woven by the men in the village using a foot loom. The women would then take these large woven panels and sew the ends together to form a fabric tube. The seams were another opportunity to show off regional styles; bright colors and intricate embroidery would adorn these hems. This colorful trim is known as the randa of the morga. The finished morga is a large, tubular skirt that is tied onto the waist with a fanciful embroidered belt.




The natural indigo dyes and handicraft nature of the morgas make each skirt unique. When we came across this heavyweight, dark blue morga fabric, we could just picture how beautiful it would look on furniture. The dyed yarn is woven into a variety of pinstripe patterns, giving the textile an unparalleled sophistication. Vibrant randas cut across the fabric adding a playful dimension. We still get excited about each morga textile we come across knowing we can transform it into an elegant and one-of-kind home furnishing.

High Point Spring 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Cisco Essentials Collection Las Vegas Market

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Thank you for visiting us at Las Vegas Spring Market 2017.

We are pleased to give you a tour of our Essentials Collection showroom. 


Enjoy the visit!


Refoundery Event

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Refoundery Event at the Los Angeles Design Center. Check out our photo gallery! 

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High Point Fall 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thank you for visiting us at High Point Fall Market 2016! if you were not able to visit our showroom, check out our photo gallery! 

Los Angeles Times : Building Furniture and Community

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Building furniture and community

Ronald D. White

The gig: Francisco Pinedo, 53, is chief executive of Cisco Bros., a fast-growing manufacturer known for environmentally friendly design and practices in its home furnishings business. Carrying the Cisco nickname that Pinedo has answered to since his childhood in Mexico, six Cisco Home stores operate in California. The company’s furniture, which ranges in price from $595 to $12,000, also shows in a gallery at New York City’s ABC Carpet & Home. Revenue has been growing about 20% a year for the past five years, Pinedo said, and the company has branched into new products, including textiles. “We’re not contemporary or traditional,” he said. “We try to cover the entire architectural landscape of Los Angeles.” ...read more

Environment Debut at Las Vegas Summer Market 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

If you missed our showroom take a virtual walk through the Environment Gallery, a division of Cisco Brothers! 



Las Vegas Summer Market 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thank you for visiting us at the Las Vegas Summer Market 2016! if you were not able to visit our showroom, take a walk through our new virtual tour! 





High Point Spring 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Thank you for visiting us at High Point Spring Market 2016! if you were not able to visit our showroom, check out our photo gallery! 

Our Favorite 2016 Home Trends

Friday, February 05, 2016

The start of a new year is a natural time to take stock of your surroundings. If your home could use an update, there's no easier solution than adding a piece or two that reflect the top interior design trends of 2016. Here are five design influences that we expect to be big in the year ahead, along with Cisco Home's sustainable, made-in-LA takes on the trends:

"Old World" Style 


Furniture that might look at home in a grand estate a century ago will feel totally current in the coming year. While we’ll always love the clean lines of mid-century modern designs, we've also fallen for sofas, armchairs and ottomans with a romantic old-world element—think tufting, velvet upholstery or intricately carved legs, as seen on the Dromedary Sofa and Mandarin Ottoman, above.



Statement Pendant Lights 



More dramatic than ceiling lights, less attention-grabbing than chandeliers, long, hanging lights are having a big moment. Cisco Home pendant lamps come in a variety of eye-catching colors and shapes and are made of hand-blown glass by a local LA artisan. 


Dark Metals

Think beyond silver and gold, brass and nickel, in the year ahead, because inky dark metals are poised to be the next big thing. We have long loved dark metals such as iron and blackened stainless steel for their simple beauty and industrial edge. The Chain Side Table and the Pearl Sconce are two examples of this trend done right.

Globally Inspired Textiles



Upholstery and pillows in patterns inspired by cultures from every corner of the globe will continue to feel fresh in 2016. Our one-of-a-kind chairs and benches covered in vintage kilims have been incredibly popular, and next month we are launching Cisco Textiles, a new line of globally-inspired fabrics designed by our very own Maurishka Pinedo.


Unique and Upcycled Accent Pieces



We believe that every space needs an element that is completely unique—there's nothing like a vintage or upcycled piece to bring warmth and personality to a room. 2016 will see the design world passing over mass-produced accents in favor of one-of-a-kind pieces (like our Grape Box Side Table, each made with a unique box from a vineyard, and our framed Vintage Life Preserver) with their own special histories.

Which design trends are you looking forward to seeing more of in 2016? Let us know on the Cisco Home Facebook page.