The launch of Eclec­ti­cist

● Con­cept de­sign store opens in At­tard fea­tur­ing hand­picked art, fash­ion and de­sign pieces by top lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional cre­ators

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

A new de­sign haven has opened in At­tard, re­tail­ing prod­ucts by in­ter­na­tional cre­ative trail­blaz­ers in­clud­ing Tom Dixon, Ferm Liv­ing, Gubi, Jield and &Tra­di­tion, as well as ex­cit­ing lo­cal brands Carla Grima, Stephanie Borg and Tet­tiera.

“I set out to cre­ate a space ded­i­cated to de­sign and beau­ti­ful things,” says in­te­rior ar­chi­tect En­rika Piz­zuto, who launched the store last month. “I strug­gled to find the items that I wanted for my own projects, so that pro­vided the im­pe­tus for me to launch Eclec­ti­cist. The re­sult is a col­lec­tion of artists’ work and prod­ucts that I ad­mire, all of which have been hand­picked from across the world and which are now avail­ably ex­clu­sively in Malta.”

The store, which is cen­trally lo­cated on Pitkali Road in At­tard, re­tails dy­namic col­lec­tions of fash­ion, fash­ion ac­ces­sories, fur­ni­ture, home ac­ces­sories, art, sta­tionery, and gourmet foods. Even the cho­sen name, Eclec­ti­cist, is syn­ony­mous with the trea­sures you can find in­side. “This is a space that em­braces time­less de­sign and pieces that never go out of style. They’re fun, ex­cit­ing and ex­cel­lent con­ver­sa­tion starters,” the show owner says with a smile.

Ms Piz­zuto ex­plains that she has been pas­sion­ate about de­sign, and par­tic­u­larly Scan­di­na­vian de­sign, for a long time, and that this project has been in ac­tive devel­op­ment for over a year. “Now that we are open I am thrilled by the re­sponse we’ve re­ceived, as clients seem gen­uinely wowed by our range and the out­let it­self. They find that the vary­ing price points and the sheer range of prod­ucts on of­fer makes it easy and en­joy­able to shop for dif­fer­ent gifts in one place. This kind of feed­back is ex­actly what we hoped for, and I look for­ward to adding many more iconic pieces in the weeks and months to come.”

With that in mind, Eclec­ti­cist re­cently un­veiled its first Christ­mas col­lec­tion, which is in store now. Like many of the items in the shop, this series is in­spired by a Scan­di­na­vian aes­thetic, thus bring­ing some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent to the lo­cal mar­ket.

Eclec­ti­cist is open daily from 9am to 1pm and 4 to 7pm.

En­rika Piz­zuto

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