What’s a design calendar without Milan Design Week? Salone del Mobile might have skipped 2020 and reborn as an experimental edition Supersalone 2021, but its celebratory spirit is present, loud and exuberant during Milan Design Week 2021 this week, which runs from 5 to 10 September 2021 in various venues in the city, spoiling design aficionados online and offline with some serious eye candy. And our first stop is the Versace Home’s boutique in Via Durini.
Versace Home’s new collection is the brainchild of Donatella Versace and award-winning architects and furniture designer duo Roberto Palomba and Ludovica Serafini. The collection combines silk, metals, marble and solid jewel tones and Versace’s signature patterns and motifs.
“Working with Donatella was like two oceans that meet, having her input and her guide to transfer the brand’s codes into the home collection that was an interpreter of design values and at the same time respectful of the brand itself was a great deal for us,” say Roberto and Ludovica.
The brand’s new La Greca pattern, which is a modern interpretation of the iconic Greek Key motif, evolves from the runway to the home and forms a jacquard that dresses furnishings. The pattern also provides a backdrop for some of the rooms in the Milan store.
Versace’s signature Medusa, Barocco and Trésor de la Mer motifs lend a sumptuous touch to sofas and chairs, coffee tables, beds and lampshades, mirrors and cabinets. Tone-on-tone engravings, screen printing, textile treatments and pleating give elegant vibrations to the surfaces, combined with glossy finishes. Feast your eyes.