In Miami, FENDI often collaborates with emerging designers and is now expanding such collaborations with an international debut on the market. This marks a new approach of the brand with FENDI Casa which will include exciting collaborations with international guest designers.
During the recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2019, running April 9-14, FENDI opened the doors of its space on Via Solari to unveil “Back Home”, a special installation showing the latest pieces designed by Cristina Celestino for the Roman luxury house and produced by Luxury Living Group.
As the project’s name suggests, “Back Home” celebrates FENDI’s iconic Pequin striped motif, its logo non-logo, which immediately evokes the brand’s heritage of elegance and sophistication with authentic discretion.
Armed with her signature style, which combines a delicate touch resulting from a thorough research and an audacious sensibility for colors and shapes, Cristina Celestino reworked the Pequin, – which FENDI introduced in 1987, the same year of the launch of its Casa interior design line, – to create a refined and creative range of statement pieces. They will be showcased with an exclusive installation, which will recall a Roman house from the 70’s immersed into a bourgeois atmosphere enriched with a visionary spirit. A large Pequin tent will convey a nomadic attitude – an invite to travel with the mind and the imagination – and will delimit the indoor space, creating a charming dialogue with the outdoor, decorated to resemble a fascinating Roman terrace with a terracotta floor and antique sculptures. Rooted in FENDI’s legendary sophisticated aesthetic, the “Back Home” collection shows an intriguing combination of materials, spanning from timeless and elegant marbles and onyxes, to fascinating metallic surfaces showing surprising tactile and color effects.
Curved, soft silhouettes define the selection of armchairs and sofas where the Pequin stripes take the center stage with their geometric, almost mannish look counterbalancing the femininity of the shapes. FENDI’s signature geometric motif explodes in a vortex for the rose-like design – from FENDI archives, designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 1983 – of the coffee tables and the carpets, where the FF logo discretely appears with grace and elegance.
Fashion serves as main inspiration for the collection, with the range of mirrors and lamps revealing silhouettes inspired by cufflinks, while the cabinets echo Art Decò’s stylistic codes with their juxtaposition of geometric shapes, bold curves, strong vertical lines, sport surfaces recalling stardust powder, sunset tones and galactic spaces.
To complement the interior design collection, Silvia Venturini Fendi, has conceived an exclusive luggage set worked in the Pequin motif, coming both in the classic tobacco and black color match, as well as in a new blue, beige and powder pink combination presented for the first time with vintage luggage pieces with the iconic Pequin of that time. The Pequin motif will also define an exclusive Peekaboo bag, available for sale in a limited edition of five pieces in the FENDI Montenapoleone boutique.
The “Back Home” collection was also presented at the new FENDI Casa exhibition space on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2019, as a tribute to Cristina Celestino’s creativity and design philosophy that creates subtle, sophisticated connections with the FENDI Casa Collection lifestyle. A keen eye for colour and materials, which blend in delicately with the furniture.
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