From a glossary of flora-fauna motifs comes Gucci’s first foray into home accessories. No surprises here: the brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, has expressed interest in interior design before. The Gucci Decor collection, a selection of furniture and crockery, showcases Michele’s penchant for flamboyance.
Victorian-style cushions and padded chairs take on bold embroideries of Gucci’s iconic tigers, snakes and roses. Geometric patterns from previous fashion collections find new life on folding partitions and silk wallpapers. Candle and incense holders, produced by Gucci’s porcelain artisan Richard Ginori, sport intricate animal handles and are accompanied by exclusive floral scents by Michele. The pieces will be integrated into clothing and accessories displays in selected stores. Look out for them.
MY WARDROBE, MY HOME
The latest home furnishings from fashion houses
01 LOUIS VUITTON OBJETS NOMADES
Paying homage to Louis Vuitton’s beginnings in trunk-making, Objet Nomades is inspired by travel. The collection sees leather-clad furniture: the result of collaborations with renowned design studios.
02 VERSACE HOME
Golden baroque swirls, and large butterfly and flower patterns are probably what you’d expect from Versace’s home line. Instead, its 2017 collection takes on a subtler design: the outline of the iconic Medusa head motif for its chairs and bed frames.
03 DOLCE & GABBANA
After a successful collaboration with Smeg in 2016 to create 100 hand-painted fridges, the duo is back with another bright-coloured collection, Sicily is My Love: a series of smaller domestic appliances adorned with the region’s traditional art and floral patterns.