Rooms wouldn’t be the same without them. Carpets, lamps, tablecloths and tableware, vases and purely decorative objects are true protagonists in the home, which get noticed not only for the function, but also for their looks, colors and ornamental motifs. Behind the decoration, every object or accessory can also rely on the quality of materials, like fine yarns, porcelain, precious ceramics, or high technology, as in the case of lamps.
In the tableware and giftware of Ginori 1735 a stylized flower, known as the “carnation motif,” summons up distant memories in the Oriente Italiano collection. The series translates into complete offerings for the art de la table ready to create place settings with an eclectic yet contemporary tone, as well as objects, interior decorating and gifts such as vases, table lamps, containers and object caddies.
Versace Home explores the Versace Barocco aesthetic in Virtus Gala, a collection from the line Rosenthal meets Versace, where black, white and gold join forces in porcelain tableware. The iconic Baroque “V” is at the center of the line, surrounded by stylized acanthus leaves.
Herbariae Parade by Vista Alegre is inspired by a centerpiece created in the 17th century to embellish the table at the French court, as well as by the naturalism of the 18th century. The pieces in fine white porcelain, with black borders and details, are adorned with elegant drawings of plants, colored in pale hues of Céladon green and Primevère yellow.
From the initial launch of Shorebird, the flock of waders of Normann Copenhagen has continued to expand. Shorebird is made in solid oak or walnut, with a simple, almost stylized silhouette. The series of birds now includes six variations, ranging from pale pastel tones of pink, delicate yellow and powdery green, to forceful shades of red, blue and green.
The Provençal roots and international experience of Emmanuel Philip, the scent expert from Grasse, son of a profumiere, have produced Cassina Home Fragrances, a collection of candles and dispensers full of evocative notes. For the fragrances, nature offers stimuli, as in the case of Santal King with its delicate red apple scent, or the citrus tones of Eolian Delight. Each fragrance comes in two candle or dispenser sizes, with an elegant glass container lacquered in matte black, glossy China red or glossy blue.
The Naturae collection by Gabel1957 is made of pure cotton panama and features graceful floral motifs, closely connected to nature in the designs Calunna, Botanica, Stella and many more. The entire collection is made with untreated organic yarns for low environmental impact, bearing witness to the brand’s ecological sensibilities.
Leaves in a wide range of forms are the distinctive feature of the Nel Parco tablecloths by Fazzini, for elegant table settings at lunch or dinner, adding a touch of color and elegance to any meal.
Stretched out on floors or hung up like tapestries, carpets dress the home, warming it and embellishing it like paintings. Among the protagonists of the many motifs of Fornasetti inspired by nature, we find fish, seashells, flowers, birds and butterflies. The big fish of the Lampuga carpet (tufted by hand in New Zealand wool and delicate silk) is a decoration created by Piero Fornasetti in the early 1950s, reworked in an accurate transposition to wool and silk.
Continuing with our marine explorations, the protagonist of Nautilus is a sophisticated composition of multiple seashell architectures, in a new carpet by Illulian that puts the accent on ornamental stylistic research. Himalayan wool, natural silk and vegetable dyes are the essential elements to bring exclusive allure to any room.
After the sea comes the Lake Collection by Golran, which takes its cue from the artist Yaacov Agam, who together with Victor Vasarely revolutionized the world of optical perception in art. The carpets in this collection are iridescent, shifting from bright daytime hues to more subdued evening tones, just like the reflections on a lake.
The artist from Barcelona Santi Moix has created the Flora collection of carpets for Nanimarquina, composed of three different models, all of which capture the beauty of flowers: Backyard, Promenade and Bloom. Each rug is made using techniques of the highest quality, where the colors accentuate details to bring out various phases in the life of flowers, from the bud to the blossom and the wilting demise.
Sahrai carpets immerse the viewer in extraordinary places, as in the case of Summertime, from the Underwater Life collection, featuring handmade quilting in silk and wool with silk reliefs. Available in five colors, or personalized hues, the rug depicts a palm leaf resting on a cream-color surface.
Luminous flowers are at the center of the table with LaFleur, a delicate rechargeable lamp by Slamp designed by Marc Sadler. It is made by warming Lentiflex® to a controlled temperature and literally shaping the material by hand to form the corolla of a flower, available in the colors Prisma and Velvet.
Using a photograph of the moon, an algorithm has been calculated to generate the form of the Calipso lamp by Artemide, with a fractal shape and irregular geometry to convey the unpredictable beauty of nature. Many little circles of variable diameter are precisely combined to reconstruct an organic whole: an object of light with great emotional impact, summing up optical and aesthetic intelligence.