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Beautiful designer homeware that will turn your living space into a work of art

Beautiful designer homeware that will turn your living space into a work of art

Home is where the art is

Text: Su Fen Tan


At Salone del Mobile 2019, these fashion houses sashayed onto our radar with homeware collections that radiated elegance and exquisite craftsmanship. Disclaimer — major #homeinspo ahead:

Loewe

This year, Loewe pays tribute to the time-honoured craft of weaving with Loewe Baskets, an exhibition that showcased a tapestry of basketry, hand quilting and calligraphy. See the weaved vase in the cover image above? It is a vase designed for 'Ikebana', the Japanese art of flower arranging. Look closer and you'll find it is actually made with leather—an element that has been weaved into all the creations on show, marrying a contemporary touch with traditional craft seamlessly. Take a closer look in the short Instagram clip below, which features Japanese bamboo-weaver Hafu Matusomoto, one of 11 artisans Loewe worked with for the project: 

 

 

Fendi Casa

Fendi Casa's sophomore collaboration with architect and interior designer Cristina Celestino, the 'Back Home' collection celebrates its iconic Pequin motif, embodied by broad stripes in the unmistakable black and brown tobacco colours of the FF logo. The bold, geometric stripes are deftly juxtaposed with rounded shapes and silhouettes of the creations, which spanned from armchairs, sofas and coffee tables, to mirrors and lamps. Spot the limited edition Peekaboo bag in the Pequin motif designed by Fendi men's and accessories creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi to complement the collection. 

 

 

Versace Home

If sumptuous, statement-making living is your calling, then Versace Home is right up your alley. The collection incorporates the fashion house's signature motifs, from the Medusa and Jungle prints to Logomania, into both furniture and home items. Among the most striking designs were the Pop Medusa chairs in pink and yellow featuring a sculptural Medusa in relief on the back. They look especially lush in the bold neon setting designed by Sasha Bikoff for the exhibit in Milan. 

 

 

Louis Vuitton

It's always a pleasure to walk through (albeit virtually) Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades, a collection of travel-inspired creations by renowned designers from around the world. This year saw pieces by Atelier Biagetti and Zanalleto/Bortotto added to the ever-growing collection, joining a line-up that includes the likes of India Mahdavi, Tokujin Yoshioko and the Campana brothers. Our favourite from the lot has to the 'Bulbo' armchair, a new work of art for the living room by the Campana brothers that evoke the feeling of being embraced by a tropical flower. 

 

 

Gucci Décor

Showcased over two floors in a temporary boutique in Milan, Gucci Décor welcomed new additions to its collection that includes furniture, porcelain ware and wallpaper—more ways to infuse your living space with some Gucci magic. The pop-up store will be open through June. Don't fret if you can't be there in person, you can still download the Gucci app, which will allow you to see how some of these items would look in your home via AR technology.  

 

 

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