Design Week and Fashion: the stylists’ houses

“Sand you worry about your appearance, you also want to worry about the way you live. “In the documentary Interior motifs of 2017, the main character is the close relationship between fashion and decor. A correspondence that every year, during the Salone del Mobile, is reflected in the collections of the house.

The house according to Giorgio Armani

“Suite” chamber stands in wood and ivory leather ARMANI / CASA

Already in 2015, in Armani / Teatro, in Milan, the exhibition The Dream of Living, according to Giorgio Armani, was staged to celebrate a decade of projects carried out byArmani / Casa Interior Design. And today? For the Salon opens a new exhibition installation in the Armani / Silo roomsas Giorgio Armani himself explains: “The collection includes new pieces and various reissues of furniture that have written the brand’s history, summary references and suggestions that recur in my work:‘Art Nouveau, sophisticated and timeless, the atmosphere of China and Japan, nature with its inexhaustible ideas. An exhibition that summarizes the most important sources of inspiration in an articulated and emotional way in an emblematic series of environments, perceived as paintings rich in cultural, graphic and chromatic references ».

One of the eight themes in the exhibition / installation all Armani / Silos

One of the eight themes in the exhibition / installation all Armani / Silos

Eight themes are addressed in as many environments, such as the bamboo plant worldan icon of essentials fell apart like the “Sharon” armchair (“A structure so light that it seems to flow” explains Armani) and the silent servant “Suite”, which “comes from a recurring theme in my work: the journey, the desire for new discoveries but also personal enrichment. I have condensed it into this shaped piece of solid wood furniture: closed, it looks like a small, expensive suitcase for travelers from other times, the designer concludes.

Louis Vuitton’s nomadic objects

“Nova House” example of microarchitecture

An anniversary to celebrate from Louis Vuitton, in the Ten Years of “Objets Nomades”: objects inspired by travel that have come to life since 2012 thanks to the creativity of international designers and the savoir-faire of maison. Among the news exhibited from June 7 to 12 in Garage Traversi in Piazza San Babilain Milan (example of rationalist architecture that will be returned to the city completely renovated after twenty years of inactivity), models like “Cosmic Table” by Raw Edges stand out, with a carbon fiber base and an ice-like glass top, the seats in leather “Belt Stool” and “Belt Loung Chair” by Atelier Oï, and “Aguacate”, color and modular display by the Campana brothers.

Modular work

The modular work “Aguacate” by the Fontana brothers

But not only. Architecture is also a nomad as, as before, Louis Vuitton presents at the exhibition: for the first time in Milan, again in Piazza San Babila, it will be possible to admire the innovative modular “Nova House” residence, a nomadic microarchitecture designed in 1972 by the architects Michel Hudrisier and Mr. Rome for Studio Rochel. The journey into beauty and culture will end with Librairie Éphémère, a project dear to the house arriving in the city of Milan after Venice: from 6 Junefor a limited time, the newsstand at Piazza San Babila will host not only the newspapers but also the complete collection of Louis Vuitton Travel Book, Fashion Eye and City Guide.

Art and fashion: who are the 6 new artists for Louis Vuitton Artycapucines

Art and fashion: who are the 6 new artists for Louis Vuitton Artycapucines

The openings must not be missed

FENDI Casa Flagship Store_03_® Andrea Ferrari

FENDI Casa Flagship Store. ® Andrea Ferrari

Design Week will also be perfect for discover new stores. In a historic building in Piazza della Scala, Fendi Casa has recently inaugurated the first Milanese flagship store: 13 windows and 700 square meters house the day, night, kitchen and garden collections, as well as a wide range of items and accessories (including the new line of rugs). Many projects exhibited under Salone designed by world-famous architects and designers, called to collaborate by Silvia Venturini Fendi: as the “Welcome” sofa by Chiara Andreatti in wood and bouclé fabric or the “Cloe” chair by Studio Marcel Wandersin solid smoked oak (note for connoisseurs: the optical effect created on the edges of its leather shell evokes the iconic Fendi “Pequin” striped pattern).

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Room in the Dolce & Gabbana Casa store in Corso Venezia, Milan

Room in the Dolce & Gabbana Casa store in Corso Venezia, Milan

Kaleidoscopic vision, however, for the two first stores dedicated to Dolce & Gabbana’s furniture world. A panoramic excursion among cheerful themes in our tradition, crossing colorful collections launched in Venice last year to celebrate Italian craftsmanship: from “Blu Mediterraneo” to “Leopardo”, but also “Zebra” and “Sicilian wagon”. Colorful decorations that capture important shapes such as large fabric sofas, oak tables or bar furniture, created in collaboration with LuxuryLiving Group and exhibited in space via Durini. Inspirations that come back, even among the simplest interior accessories at the new address on Corso Venezia: cexits and duvets, Murano glassware and Sicilian ceramic plates, scented candles or tea and coffee sets. In short, not just shoes and bags: Even our home can change its appearance in an instant, by carefully choosing the right accessories.


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