Luxury hasn’t quite felt the same until now, and if you were to ask what may be missing from your crafted coffee table or hallway buffet, Dimore Studio for Dior is filling the gaps in spectacular style.
On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Dior Maison has unveiled 14 exclusive creations designed by Dimore Studio – founded in Milan in 2003 by the Italian-American duo Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran. Accumulating a respected customer base for its architecture and interior design, the studio known for its precious furniture, lighting and textiles has joined with the Parisian fashion house for a series of opulent homewares.
Available exclusively by special order – for a one-year period – the collection, spanning vases, trays, a cande- labra, a lighter and an ashtray, place-settings, frames and an umbrella stand saw its debut at Casa degli Atellani in Milan. Combining the virtuoso alloying of gold, silver and bronze, the pieces are infused with the House of Dior’s iconic code through the interplay of Plexiglas and natural woven rattan celebrating cannage.
As a former art collector and friend of some of the 20th century’s greatest artists – think Picasso and Dalí – Christian Dior’s fascination of Surrealism and Cubism is reflected in the exclusive collection. Fusing sharp, clean lines with, these crafted pieces do not simply act with purpose but rather make up a gallery of art objects.
The umbrella stand, in woven rattan encircled in gold-plated brass and black metal trim, is titled Ceci n’est pas un vase (This is Not a Vase), while a series – in smoked grey Plexiglas – comprising two (real) vases, a cubic lighter, an ashtray and tray, was christened Cubisme (Cubism). Across a series of vases and place settings, perhaps the grandest design comes in the form of the Buffet Tray – a blend of gold and silver shades, features, in its centre oval, the iconic initials CD.
Illustrating the unique contemporary signature of Dimore Studio, the pieces have been presented in five rooms. In each area, the décor is a play on illusion and presents a graphic theatre of outlined furniture sketches for an interpretation of real world settings.