After seeing the wonderful designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) held in New York this year and the May Design Series in London, we also wanted to experience the stylish display of form and color at Maison & Objet Americas. The first edition of this event was held in May 2015 in Miami and it brought a unique display of amazing craftsmanship and exclusive designs where companies like Fendi Casa and Trussardi exhibited their latest creations.
Fendi Casa is famous for the numerous exclusive interior design projects developed for luxury apartments, villas, yachts and private jets. The collection presented here was developed in collaboration with architects Thierry Lemaire and includes a series of refined and eclectic furnishings, each piece featuring influences from both Italy and France.
Unexpected combinations of different proportions and materials and the use of materials such as brass, fine woods and leather offer us a glimpse at the sophistication and timeless elegance which defines Fendi Casa and all the company’s creations.
Metal as a material was repeated throughout the collection, becoming the designer’s signature style for the series. The unique balance between tradition and innovation and the modern classicism adopted as a style are also expressed through a chromatic palette that includes neutral tones combined with cerulean and iridescent grays and various pastel shades with dusty effects.
The Artù sofa and the two armchairs sharing the same name stand out with their cylindrical brass bases and the beautiful balance between elegance and comfort possible thanks to distinctive accent elements such as the minimal geometry of the designs, the simple but intriguing armrests and the simple, toned down yet eye-catching colors.
The set of Fleurette coffee tables is an abstract representation of a floral design. The tables feature simple but expressive designs, with irregular lines that define their tops and a combination of brass and wood which adds a touch of dynamism to the entire collection.
The company also displayed the Ginevra coffee table, a piece that stands out with its simplicity and clean geometry. Characterized by a minimal and sharp design, the table introduces elegant contrasts between the brushed brass structure and the ebony Macassar top.
The star accessory of the collection was the Chiara lamp. Its linear and simplistic shape captures the elegance specific to all the other pieces in a subtle and expressive way. The fabric lampshade contrasts with the metal base and its cylindrical silhouette is complemented by clean, linear details.
The whole collection is defined by harmony and consistency, displaying timeless beauty in a way that allows contrasting styles and materials to coexist and to complement each other.
Trussardi, with a history of exquisite design that started in 1978, exhibited a new furniture collection called Trussardi Casa which was created in collaboration with architect Carlo Colombo and Luxury Living Group.
The collection includes day furniture such as sofas and armchairs but also accessories, all of which were designed for stylish environments that also have a touch of cozy. The architect combined quality products, rigorous geometric lines and stylish materials to obtain a series of one-of-a-kind creations which revolve around simplicity.
The company’s preferred material is soft leather which was combined here with cotton, velvet and chenille fabrics. The base structures are built from a selection of wenge dyed oak, eucalyptus, Canaletto walnut with solid oak details and Emperador Dark and Carrara marbles, combined with metal accents with gunmetal finishes and brushed bronze.
The Italy sofa effortlessly combines elegance and discreet luxury in a series of traditional modular versions. Also available with a chaise longue, the sofa has deep seating and a simple, geometric silhouette which suggest a formal look. The brushed bronze or gunmetal-finished base add a bit of contemporary flair. Similar characteristics are also displayed by the Band sofa.
The harmonious design of the A-Round armchair combines a soft seat and sleek curves overlapping to cover a solid but lightweight structure and to complement the leather or fabric upholstery. The rounded back contributes to an overall architectural design.
The collection also includes the Sit 414 armchair and ottoman duo. With a steel frame and a riffle barrel finish, the pieces have a strong visual presence tones down with the soft leather upholstery. The clean lines and angles offer the armchair and the ottoman the dose of modern sophistication needed to make an impression.
Infused with vintage inspiration but maintaining a modern allure, the Cherries Chandelier is an accessory with a playful and strong character. The metallic plate is egg-shaped and available in finishes such as gunmetal, brushed bronze or glossy brass. The vertical stands with different heights offer the chandelier a dynamic presence while the white opal glass details bring a plus of elegance.
The Trussardi Casa collection manages to transmit the idea of family and comfort valued by the company using simple details and an array of natural and warm color such as cognac, sand, cocoa, petroleum and ecru combined with light grays, sage and mustard accents.
Although each unique in their own way, the elements displayed in both collections presented here capture a high level of style and craftsmanship which allow them to distinguish themselves from everything else.