...is the price of this Gucci room di­vider. Is it the ul­ti­mate ac­cent piece?

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The pan­elled screen is made from po­plar ply­wood cov­ered in a jacquard-wo­ven ma­te­rial, with a re­peat­ing pat­tern of colour­ful oc­to­puses and jel­ly­fish. Shades of so pink and blue are set against an elec­tric-green back­drop, which is en­tirely in keep­ing with Gucci cre­ative direc­tor Alessan­dro Michele’s play­ful, atyp­i­cal aes­thetic.

The piece stands 2.3 me­tres high, and 1.8 me­tres wide. Dome-shaped peaks add a touch of grandeur and are dot­ted with solid brass nail­heads. The screen con­sists of three sep­a­rate pan­els, con­nected by hinges so the size of the di­vider can be eas­ily ad­justed. It is made to or­der, and it will take 12 to 13 weeks be­fore it is de­liv­ered to your door.

A Gucci arm­chair en­cased in the same eye

catch­ing ma­te­rial is also on of­fer (com­plete with a pink fringe trim), for those who like to take a more co-or­di­nated ap­proach to the de­sign of their in­te­ri­ors. The chair costs Dh22,300. This is not the first time that Gucci has em­ployed an oc­to­pus mo­tif for one of its pieces –the ten­ta­cled sea crea­ture can also be found on a T-shirt and scarf. In the lat­ter case, it ap­pears wrapped around an an­chor and sur­rounded by tiger heads, in a fur­ther ex­am­ple of Michele’s un­con­ven­tional ap­proach.

Gucci launched its ded­i­cated home­ware line

last year, and it is brim­ming with the brand’s trade­mark mo­tifs. Cats, tigers, moths, bees and kingsnakes are em­bla­zoned across fur­ni­ture, crock­ery and ac­ces­sories, in a joy­ous con­coc­tion of colours, pat­terns and de­signs. “The idea is not to pre­scribe a par­tic­u­lar dec­o­ra­tive look, but to pro­vide el­e­ments that al­low for liv­ing spa­ces to be cus­tomised,” the brand says. “[Michele’s] col­lec­tion of items for in­te­ri­ors is in­tended to al­low for a flex­i­ble and per­sonal ap­proach to dec­o­ra­tion, bring­ing an ac­cent of Gucci’s con­tem­po­rary ro­man­ti­cism into the home.”

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