FENDI CASA Salone internazionale del mobile 2019
Storage compartments, secrets and stylish details bring vibrancy to the new FENDI Casa collection being presented at the 2019 Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The codes of the Roman Maison convey the most exclusive trends for inside and outside the home, envisaging an intense, glamorous and ironic modernity.
And so we come to the Thea chair proposed at the Salone in the new outdoor version. A compendium of savoir- faire and handcrafting: new geometries marked out strand by strand by craftsmen, who interpret the technical material in an exercise of style that embodies the FENDI Casa world. Edges decorated with the iconic Peekaboo handbag braiding also feature in the geometry of the armchair backrest.
The new Dorian bed, an interpretation of the sofa by the same name, can be customised in every detail starting with the headboard. The zip slider with pull and F is Fendi logo and zip with coloured ribbing have been inspired by the latest ready-to-wear collections, in which zips, as seen on the catwalk, no longer provide a purely functional purpose but assume an aesthetic value. Or the Brigitte armchair, inspired by the steel structures of mid 20th century architecture, and presented in mink or upholstery in the Pequin pattern, Fendi’s non-logo logo, which immediately evokes the brand’s precious heritage and forms a fil rouge through the entire collection.
The FENDI Casa 2019 collection makes continuous, unexpected cross-references between fashion and #design. As a matter of fact, the Duke sofa’s heat-welded storage compartment featuring the all-over FF logo pattern, which provides practical concealed storage space lined in micro-fibre, draws its inspiration from FENDI travel bags.
The surfaces of the exhibition stand have also been embellished with graphic quotes inspired by the Astuccio fur designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 1971. The colour palette is characterised by a skilful use of colour that evokes nature and the sensations aroused by Cape Town in South Africa, a location of fascinating contrasts, which forms the backdrop to the new FENDI Casa 2019-2020 catalogue entitled ‘Somewhere’. Powder blues, greens and neutral gradations of grey, with splashes of saturated colour applied to textile accessories and complementary furnishing items.
The proposals are also creative, as can also be seen in the combination of materials: wild effect nubuck leathers and heavy fabrics sporting three-dimensional graphic designs, which emphasise the lines and metal elements proposed in the collection’s finishes.