July has seen the exciting (but not so surprising) announcement of Gucci’s home collection line, Gucci Décor, on the brand’s Instagram page. The home collection, which features tasselled pillows, plates, upholstered chairs and other furnishings decorated with the brand’s iconic design motifs, is set to launch online and in select flagship stores in September this year.
The Italian house is just one of the many luxury fashion brands that have ventured into home decor. Salone del Mobile (or Milan Design Week) this year itself has seen the launch of home collections by high-end brands, such as Louis Vuitton’s Objet Nomades and Hermès’ latest range of boxes, cabinets, stools and tables.
“When you come into a room, the personality of the people who live there should come through,” Bottega Veneta’s creative director, Tomas Maier, once said. And that is reason enough to splurge on yet another piece of designer furniture or homeware. While we love our iconic Neverfulls or Birkins, there’s just something about living in a space which exudes complete luxury.
The French house’s 2017-2018 home collections debuted at this year’s Milan Design Week. The range comprises luxury furnishings ranging from jewellery boxes and serving trays to hooks, hangers and tableware — as well as modish chairs constructed from bamboo, and a bronze coffee table. Each piece, featuring the brand’s leather, is made in collaboration with architect Alvaro Siza, industrial design studio Barber & Osgerby, and designer Pierre Charpin.
Versace’s home decor line exudes the same opulence found in its collections. Furnishings and items utilise materials such as Fiore de pesco marble, nubuck leather, printed velvets and mercury wood — transforming your home into a swankier version of the Palace of Versailles.
One of the highlight pieces we love is the Mesedia Chair from the 2016 Versace Home collection. The chair, shaped as the iconic Medusa‘s head, is made of climate-proof aluminium — perfectly designed for outdoor living.
Into its fifth year, Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades homeware collection has added several new designs, with each piece drawing inspiration from the spirit of travel. The ever-evolving collection by the French house features limited edition pieces for your home — a result of collaborations with renowned designers.
Iconic pieces include the Blossom Stool by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and the Diamond Screen by Dutch product and interior designer Marcel Wanders.
Founded in 1987 by Alberto Vignatelli, Fendi Casa brings the brand’s avant-garde Italian design into home interiors. The range features collaborations with renowned international designers, resulting in a line that offers everything from contemporary to modern and classic pieces.
We’re obsessed with the Lake Como collection, which features classic lines, soft textures and vivid colour palettes — inspired by Italy’s Lake Como.
Bottega Veneta blends fine craftsmanship with quality materials, crafting classic pieces such as tables and sofas with a contemporary twist. Products include languid hammock stools, bronze drawer handles and a set of bronze tables — which were a result of a collaboration with jeweller Osanna Visconti di Modrone.