Design sets trends and decorates the home
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.