High-end materials, Art-Deco styling and good-quality craftsmanship come together in a Utopian vision. We look back to earlier times and surround ourselves with a calm, inviting aesthetic. Cleverly combined, honest materials, creatively implemented ideas and an unfussy opulence create new kinds of comfort, together with a sense of intimacy and sumptuous sensory impressions.
For friends of ‘good taste’
India Mahdavi’s Chez Nina Club in the Nilufar Gallery was a highlight of the 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan. The magnificent interior, furnished with refined, made-to-measure items and silk wallcoverings from De Gournay, provided an intimate, elegant ambience. The interior landscapes manifested a feeling of comfort and security, flattering the cossetted eye. It is a sensuality that strives for intimacy and a sense of well-being and hearkens back to the artistry of the craftsman and the awareness of quality embodied in traditional luxury.
Tradition meets contemporary design
Milan-based Patricia Urquiola brings her modern design style to bear in a series of hand-knotted creations for carpet manufacturer cc-tapis. ‘Rotazioni’ consists of two carpet designs with contemporary, abstract patterns, which have been made in Nepal using ancient techniques. ‘Rotazioni’ plays with repeatedly overlapping cylindrical shapes, which emphasise the circularity that forms the matrix of the design. A range of pastel shades and chromatic contrasts hints at the colour shading on a cylinder and creates a three-dimensional effect. This increases the sense of volume and dynamism in the composition of the design.