De­sign sets trends and dec­o­rates the home

Avion Luxury International Airport Magazine - - DESIGN -

The sub­tle link be­tween in­dus­try and de­sign, ex­pressed by an ef­fer­ves­cent de­sign cre­ativ­ity, be­comes a fluid metaphor for con­tem­po­rary life. Rid­ing the wave of past knowl­edge and ar­ti­san skill, the search be­gins for a new di­rec­tion in a world of mass pro­duc­tion, for a unique piece filled with per­son­al­ity and ready to thrill. Ital­ian home style be­comes an ex­clu­sive, in­ti­mate trea­sure trove, filled with items of fur­ni­ture that are no longer op­u­lent, but char­ac­terised by an un­der­stated el­e­gance and a fo­cus on de­tails. Like the so­fas, arm chairs, chaises longues and meet­ing ta­bles with the rarefied at­mos­phere of Bent­ley Home, which fills the spa­ces in el­e­gant homes with pieces that cap­ture the style of the Bent­ley driver us­ing ‘Old Bri­tish’ tech­no­log­i­cal know-how, and char­ac­terised by fab­rics, leather, vel­vets and cash­mere in soft shades. Or the cap­ti­vat­ing crafts­man­ship and lin­ear aes­thetic sen­si­tiv­ity of the Ar­mani Casa col­lec­tion, which fuses the ori­en­tal in­flu­ences of ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign in a home en­vi­ron­ment ready to host time, opin­ions and pres­ences. The col­lec­tion in­cludes wall­pa­per pro­duced by dig­i­tal print­ing. Silk wo­ven with metal thread ac­com­pa­nies ‘mar­ble’ mo­tifs. Shan­tung silk, with its ir­reg­u­lar slub yarns, cre­ates in­ter­plays of opaque­ness and bright­ness in colours of blue, beige and sepia. Sisal fi­bre is used to ‘bind’ a shell ef­fect, which com­ple­ments the fab­ric on fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. The col­lec­tion in­tro­duces Ex­cep­tion, a dec­o­ra­tive screen in slub silk with palm print and frame in black-tinted maple; El­liot a con­tainer in sha­green fab­ric with uphol­stered in­te­rior pan­els; Ries­ling, a stor­age unit in the de­sign of a bam­boo tree. All il­lu­mi­nated by Hal­ley, a glass sus­pen­sion lamp, and Hyades, a ta­ble lamp with rock-type vein­ing or gold leaf on a base of opa­line/fumé glass. And among tac­tile twodi­men­sional tex­tures sim­i­lar to mother-of-pearl, stone, shells, and lurex and silk.

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