When Gucci launched its home line – Gucci Décor – in September 2017, its creative director Alessandro Michele described the collection as “an eclectic mix of items with which customers can dress his or her own spaces”. The idea was not drawn towards a particular decorative genre but to provide workable components for living spaces to be designed according to preferences and themes.
This year, Gucci Décor returns with an even more extensive plethora of home products that epitomises Michele’s imaginative notion rather than the typical run-of-the-mill options. The romantic aesthetic of the fashion House is brought to life through an array of furniture, furnishings and decorative items – all to inspire customers to play with the spaces in their homes.
The pieces in the Gucci Décor Collection embrace familiar leitmotifs that are synonymous to the Gucci’s fashion pieces – elements that celebrate patterns, colours and characters, with a jolt of surprise. Look out for the creatures in the 2016 Gucci Garden – from tigers to panthers, beetles to gem-coloured snakes.
Abundantly laden in florals and statement Gucci text-based designs, the home collection offers functional side trays, chairs and boudoir pieces as well as decorative tableware, cushions and vases.
New to the collection is the arrival of a capitonné porter’s chair decked in leather or velvet, with a drawer at the bottom – ubiquitous to the French royals in the 16th century. Each drawer is upholstered with a Gucci jacquard fabric from previous ready-to-wear collections. It takes Tuscan artisans over 4 days to complete one chair — Gucci’s ode to artisanal craftsmanship associated with Italian makers.
Other novel additions include a range of mugs and large candleholders which feature three-dimensional snakes on the lid covers, plates, cups and even a coffee pot featuring the Herbarium floral print. There’s also a new selection of folding metal tables illustrating beautiful ‘Urtica Ferox’ motifs, the Gucci kingsnake design as well as the signature tiger print. Indulge also in their range of unconventional wallpapers in vinyl, paper and silk; featuring swanky patterns like roaring tiger heads, large white swans as well as colourful bugs. And not missing illustrations of Bosco and Orso — Michele’s two Boston terriers.
Gucci is also pioneering augmented reality technology that enables customers to see what the pieces from the Décor collection would look like in their own environments. Customers can check out the Gucci Décor section on the Gucci App to choose these featured items and ‘place’ them into their own spaces in real time – a trending design tool to help homeowners visualise better.
Gucci Décor is available in Gucci flagship stores and Gucci boutiques, online at gucci.com, and in selected specialty stores worldwide.
(All illustrations by Alex Merry)