Interior Design

WILL AQUAZZURA’S FIRST HOME COLLECTION BRING THE SUBLIME SIMPLICITY OF ITS FLATS TO THE TABLE?

From luxury shoes to the table: the Aquazzura footwear brand announces its new line of home decor Aquazzura Casa Collection . To act as Creative Director of the new project, with which Aquazzura takes a decisive step towards the world of lifestyle, will be Fiona Leahy , the Irish-born designer whom in America they define “the queen of events”, with a curriculum that boasts projects such as wedding of Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson, an event by Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton and Nat Rothchild’s 40th birthday in Montenegro. In addition, of course, many events of the Florentine brand founded by Edgardo Osorio, with tables set as if they were works of art.

The first pieces of the Aquazzura home collection will be dedicated to the table , which will be officially presented in April 2021, during the next Milan Design Week.

“I am thrilled and honored to join the Aquazzura casa project as Creative Director” explains Fiona Leahy. “I enjoyed creating the Aquazzura events and it has always been a dream to make those settings available for purchase”.

even if we feel we are aiming for a romantic collection, as well as in the style of Leahy, which respects the DNA of the brand, famous for being a cocktail of Latin sensuality (homage to Osorio’s Colombian origin) , Italian elegance (home of the brand) and American easyness (where the designer grew up).

Interior Design

A MORE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PASSES (ALSO) THROUGH GREEN CURTAINS, WHICH REGENERATE NYLON

More and more people today choose to live green. This means becoming aware of the problems that our lifestyle and our consumption habits create for the environment, and adopting countermeasures, solutions different from those established, which give rise to new habits. how we conceive our home: these are small, big choices that chart the course of change. And as we will see, even a curtain can make a difference.

To understand it, just look around. The environmental issue is the one on which the challenge of the future is played, and the old production models, based on the intensive exploitation of raw materials and on the linear “production-consumption-disposal” approach, appear dramatically unsuitable to face it. In fact, resources are starting to run low, unlike waste, which is increasingly numerous, dangerous and difficult to dispose of.

And so it is urgent to take new paths, focusing on technology and research to rethink the way in which materials are obtained and recycled. Take for example nylon, the synthetic fiber par excellence, the first made chemically, in a laboratory in Washington, 85 years ago. Even then the need was to find an alternative, specifically to silk, whose exports had been blocked. On the eve of the war, the US military was desperate for a robust, yet flexible, and above all inexpensive material to make its own parachutes.