The Molteni&C | Dada By Solesdi Group 2021 Narrative Project, designed by Creative Director Vincent Van Duysen, is intended as a tribute to two great protagonists of one of the most creative seasons of Italian architecture and design: Ignazio Gardella and Carlo Scarpa. Innovators who were simultaneously, but with their own independent languages, key interpreters of the Modern Movement that started with the revolution of Rationalism. Their language of shapes, rules, details, material and color palettes inspires the 2021 Heritage Collection, starting with the pure harmony seen in the perfectly balanced volumes, in an alternation of solids and voids that comprise the Marteen multifunctional seating and storage system. In the Ratio modular kitchen, we clearly see Van Duysen’s interpretive flair, based on the presence of compositional elements similar to buildings and on the skillful use of materials, of which he is an undisputed master. Similarly, Nicola Gallizia’s 505 UP represents the heart of contemporary living needs, where domestic spaces are versatile, multifunctional, and can be adapted and modelled according to use, while epitomizing the height of Italian style. Two breathtaking chairs round out the extensive collection: Van Duysen’s Margou armchair is the ideal embodiment of the Belgian designer’s constant search for formal exasperation and aesthetic freshness; while London Designer Jasper Morrison’s Tea chair is a mesmerizing tribute to lightness. Aldo Rossi, Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners, Michele De Lucchi, to name but a few Grand Masters, would be proud; Miami.MolteniGroup.com.
After spending so many months at home in our leggings, sweatpants and basic tees, this season is about total everything! We want it all: Stunning scarves, wow dresses, show-stopping shoes, distinctive men’s formalwear — even our leisurewear is being taken to the next level. It’s a bold statement on the resilience of human nature as interpreted in haute style.
While a wrist-worn timepiece is essential for maintaining a busy schedule, the firm of Vacheron-Constantin has created a breathtakingly exquisite way of doing so in a limited edition of 30.