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Armani Casa matches artworks and furniture to create timeless compositions
A new challenge brings together art and style to supply a flavor of the glimpse and experience of living with Armani Casa
Rare is the trend home that finds the elixir to longevity: a leader inextricable from the brand’s identification, a timeless attraction, and an capacity to pivot across artistic disciplines with conviction. A single such model is Giorgio Armani – established virtually 5 a long time back, it continues to be steered by its razor-sharp founder, and its blend of geometry, clarity and excellent continue being as intact and alluring as ever.
Dwelling with Armani Casa
Riesling bar cupboard with moonlight motif by Armani/Casa paired with La plage dans la nuit, 2021, pastel and acrylic on canvas by Roberto Ruspoli, Male Torso, marble, Roman, 1st century Advert from Galerie Chenel and 1983 stool by Afra & Tobia Scarpa
In 2000, the brand unveiled Armani Casa, a entire-scale growth into the interior style and design environment, with vast-ranging choices in household furniture, components and decorative objects, and later on, an in-home studio in demand of Armani-branded resorts and residences. Now, Armani Casa is getting into a different innovative sphere: artwork, with a new undertaking aptly titled Art & Armani Casa. Art directed by Nick Vinson of Vinson & Co, the venture sees emblematic parts from the brand’s assortment paired with critical art and artefacts, ranging from Roman antiquities to modern is effective, intersected by prime illustrations of modernism. ‘This undertaking is a celebration of the timeless benefit of splendor, brought out in all its clarity by a sequence of unforeseen and inspiring conjunctions,’ says Mr Armani. ‘I have normally worked by signifies of subtraction, doing away with what is not required to spotlight the substance, design and workmanship. Pieces of home furniture are manufactured to keep: as opposed to style, they have an prolonged lifespan, which shines as a result of in these photos with interesting intensity.’
The pairings are not an instruction, but a flavor of the seem and sense of dwelling with Armani Casa. There are no half actions for the project’s debut, which functions work by top modern masters, which includes Mario Merz, Eduardo Chillida and Jean Dubuffet, together with up to date expertise, these as Eleni Vernadaki, Roberto Ruspoli and Maximilien Pellet.
Venetian plaster partitions and travertine flooring offer you a pure, nominal canvas on which to spotlight these visible assemblages. In one particular of them we discover Armani Casa’s ‘Osimo’ couch co-starring in a duet with Chillida’s 1985 untitled ink drawing, which has been turned into a limited-version rug by Alfombras Peña. Regarded for his monumental sculptures, the Spanish artist was just as adept on paper. His typically black-and-white performs have fat and depth, but also a delicacy and dynamism echoed in the volumes of the ‘Osimo’.
Euclide desk in black maple and painted metal by Armani/Casa, paired with Profile de l’homme en blanc et bleu, 2020, earthenware on wooden by Maximilien Pellet from Double V Gallery. On desk: Trapezophoros depicting a panther, Roman, 1st-2nd century Advert, marble, from Galerie Chenel, and Birds, Eleni Vernadaki,1980s’ chromed brass and earthenware. Bouquets by Castor-Fleuriste
In an additional composition, Armani Casa’s ‘Rosemond’ table, in brushed brown ash wood and satin light-weight brass, sits beneath a vortex-like do the job, in acrylic on jute, by Italian artist Merz. On the desk are a few busts by Spanish artist Sergio Roger, meticulously shaped in antique linen instead than plaster or marble.
Matrix console in black straw marquetry by Armani/Casa and Emblem lamp by Armani/Casa, paired with Parachiffre XXXIII,1975, vinyl paint on paper laid down on canvas, by Jean Dubuffet, from a private collection with the form authorisation of Sotheby’s Non-public Product sales, France. On desk: Head of Herakles and Head of Apollo, Roman, 2nd century Ad, marble, from Galerie Chenel
‘Whether it is a painting by a dwelling artist or a classical sculpture, I locate in these artefacts the exact same generate in direction of the essence, the similar linear style, the identical cautious awareness,’ suggests Mr Armani. ‘It is evidence that true modernity is traditional, and that the basic expresses absolute modernity, which is the essence of Armani Casa.’ An eclectic conference of eras and types, Art & Armani Casa reminds us that, in a digitised entire world, there is no substitute for the genuine offer. §