Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Armani shows eco-haute interiors at Milan's salone


(By Kate Carlisle) Milan, April 11 - Haute couture step
aside, Giorgio Armani just can't resist dolling up houses. And
now he's doing it with an environmentally friendly flair and
Venetian grace.
The new Armani Casa collection featured at Milan's Salone
del Mobile annual furniture trade show 2013 is stunningly
sustainable and uses unique, eco-friendly materials that the are
the cornerstone of Zen gardens.
Fiber from trimmed banana trees retrieved from crop
cuttings and Tamo wood from Japanese ash trees, whose veins seem
to recreate wind-blown sand or blankets of pebbles, are crafted
into furniture with pure lines and simple shapes - all conceived
and projected to be highly eco-sustainable.
Mirroring his iconic fashion designs, Armani's home
collections have, since their birth over 10 years ago,
consistently offered minimalist, ultra-refined style that draws
on timeless motifs, wrapped in an Italian aura.
Armani is not only inspired by nature in his 2013 Casa
line, he loops back to repropose his ever-present principle of
Just as his fashion items are made to stand the test of
time, so are his interiors, which are as livable as his clothes
are wearable.
Taking a sentimental journey of sorts, Armani's collection
peeps backwards in time for elements that make up the latest
Inspired by the old-fashioned travel trunk, the Gabriel
wardrobe has an Art-Deco feel, upholstered interior and
brown-leather trim reminiscent of vintage cases used for
overseas voyages and cruise liner crossings.
"My furniture is a jewel for all homes," Armani said when
presenting his latest line.
Another Armani debut at Salone 2013 is an elegant daybed
spun off of the former Engadin model, covered in soft leather
and precious fabrics by the Venetian textile dynasty Rubelli.
The Armani-Rubelli collection features jacquard, damask
and velvet by the fifth-generation fabrics family who also
refurbished the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, recreating its
colossal stage curtain with 12,000 meters of cloth and
upholstered Milan's historic La Scala Opera house.
Silk, one of the most ancient and versatile of cloths, is
central amongst the fabrics of the new collection, dipping into
leitmotifs from the 20's and 30's for the creations that revisit
evocative interpretations of early 20th-century graphics.
Perhaps the common denominator in this collection that
makes it stand out as 'made by Armani' is the fine balance
between art and artisan. Home accessories and decoration from
blown Murano glass give the feel of rediscovered keepsakes that
add history and depth to life-filled furnishings.

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