FASH­ION HOUSE

From Peter Pilotto’s tech­ni­colour Lon­don De­sign Fes­ti­val town­house takeover to Valentino’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with porce­lain pro­ducer Ceramiche Piemme, the bright­est names in fash­ion and jew­ellery are hav­ing a love af­fair with home­ware – and the re­sults are sp

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LOEWE

WHO? Since 2013, Madrid-based leather and lux­ury fash­ion house Loewe has been headed up by Jonathan Anderson, the North­ern Ir­ish de­signer fa­mous for the avant-garde and bound­ary-push­ing cou­ture sent down the Lon­don Fash­ion Week run­way for his own brand, JW Anderson. WHAT? Anderson has brought his love for Bri­tish crafts­man­ship to the Span­ish brand by delv­ing into founder of the Arts and Crafts move­ment Wil­liam Mor­ris’ pat­tern ar­chive and cre­at­ing a one-off col­lec­tion of pieces, from coats to dresses, in iconic Mor­ris & Co prints. ‘I have al­ways been a very big fan of the work of Wil­liam Mor­ris, from his book­plates to his fur­ni­ture and tex­tiles,’ Anderson told us. ‘Mor­ris’s pat­terns trans­late eas­ily from home­ware to fash­ion, be­cause they are in­cred­i­bly mod­ern de­signs that tran­scend gen­er­a­tions.’ ( loewe.com).

GUCCI DÉ­COR

WHO? The glit­terati have gone mad for Alessandro Michele’s flam­boy­ant Gucci gar­ments (which fea­ture pussy bows, ex­otic an­i­mals, baroque prints and plenty of colour, of course), since he stepped up to lead the Ital­ian house’s de­sign in 2015. Now, Michele is spear­head­ing the brand’s first-ever foray into home­ware in its 97-year his­tory. WHAT? The de­but col­lec­tion in­cludes Chi­avari-style din­ing chairs, vel­vet-quilted screens, cush­ions, printed silk wall­pa­pers and beau­ti­ful stylised ceramic jars (made by the 1735-founded Floren­tine porce­lain man­u­fac­turer Richard Gi­nori, which the Gucci Group bought in 2013) con­tain­ing scented can­dles. The many flora and fauna mo­tifs from Michele’s collections abound: pop­pies, bees, in­sects and oc­to­puses, to name a few. The price point is haute, but this is cou­ture for the home. The next in­te­rior col­lec­tion lands later in 2018 ( gucci.com).

TIF­FANY HOME

WHO? Though most of­ten as­so­ci­ated with del­i­cate di­a­monds and time­less neck­laces, ear­rings and charm bracelets, Tif­fany & Co has ac­tu­ally been sell­ing home ac­ces­sories since its launch in 1837, when it opened as a ‘sta­tionery and fancy goods store’ stock­ing a range of bronze stat­ues, porce­lain ob­jets and dec­o­ra­tive mir­rors. WHAT? Tif­fany Home’s lat­est col­lec­tion is the first to have in­put from new creative di­rec­tor Reed Krakoff, who was for­merly in­volved with fash­ion brand Coach. His first full col­lec­tion comes out in spring 2018. The aim of Tif­fany Home’s range is to make the ev­ery­day ex­tra­or­di­nary, with a sense of hu­mour: this has in­volved tak­ing house­hold ba­sics (party straws, baked-bean cans) and pro­duc­ing them in precious me­tals or fine porce­lain, brand­ing them with dashes of the iconic Tif­fany Blue (tif­fany.co.uk).

BOHINC STU­DIO

WHO? A na­tive of Slove­nia, Lon­don-based Lara Bohinc has forged a stel­lar ca­reer as a jew­ellery de­signer – con­sult­ing for Cartier and de­sign­ing her own Art Deco-in­spired collections. But Bohinc orig­i­nally trained in in­dus­trial de­sign and, af­ter de­sign­ing her first piece of fur­ni­ture in 2014 (a ta­ble in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lapi­cida), she has been mak­ing tracks to­wards in­te­ri­ors. WHAT? She has just opened her first stu­dio and show­room in a beau­ti­fully con­verted Vic­to­rian town­house in west Lon­don – the per­fect her­itage-meets-glamour back­drop for her grow­ing line of fur­ni­ture, dec­o­ra­tive ob­jects and light­ing. Her love of precious stones pre­vails across the dis­ci­plines. ‘It is lib­er­at­ing de­sign­ing fur­ni­ture – you’re not con­strained by fash­ion’s fast sea­sons, or the weight of a stone on an ear­ring. My fur­ni­ture pieces are very fem­i­nine, I think. Sort of like jew­ellery for the home.’ ( bo­hinc­stu­dio.com).

3 ‘Chi­avari’ chair with em­broi­dered tiger, £1,830 4 ‘Fu­mus’ ( birch, orange leaves and beeswax) can­dle in ‘Star Eye’ porce­lain jar, £240 5 Vel­vet cush­ion with bee em­broi­dery, £795

1 ‘Bird Charm’ keyring with Wil­liam Mor­ris ‘Straw­berry Thief’ (1883) de­tail, £225 2 ‘Ham­mock Camo’ bag in Wil­liam Mor­ris ‘Hon­ey­suckle’ (1876) print and calf leather, £1,625

6 ‘Tin can’ sculp­ture in ster­ling sil­ver and ver­meil with Tif­fany Blue enamel, £945 7 ‘Crazy straw’ sculp­ture in ster­ling sil­ver with Tif­fany Blue enamel, £235

8 ‘Col­li­sion Con­sole’ ta­ble in Car­rara mar­ble and brushed brass, £20,831 9 Vases, from left ‘ Ven­turi Tooth’, £1,307; ‘ Ven­turi Pear’ (in blue and white), £1,524; ‘ Ven­turi Pump­kin’, £1,951

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