She is Cristina Celestino, the promising designer of the Made in Italy. Her tile collection “Plumages” was one of the most successful during the latest edition of the Fuorisalone in April 2016 in Milan (here the link to the post) and now her collaboration with the brand Fendi peeps out at Design Miami.
The project, called “The Happy Room”, is an interior space that comprises 12 pieces of furniture and lighting that will be showcased and sold in Fendi’s top stores. The collection aesthetic, defined by pure solids and an unusual color spectrum mixing pastel and bright shades, is inspired by Giò Ponti’s work and that elegant flair of the Fifties. As for materials, the designer borrows the extraordinary artisanal skills typical of Fendi, especially the inlay works that, applied to leather and fur, generate a puzzle effect in dresses. Similarly, Celestino creates a graphic inlay on surfaces using marbles different in type and color and the result is astounding! It produces a sophisticated idea of luxury that is achieved with such a great effort that makes every single piece precious and unique.
She said about her collection “I wanted to create something very artisanal and very difficult to make. It’s an idea of luxury that isn’t obvious to see, but is reflected by all the work that goes into each piece. Each was complicated to make.”
Oh Cristina… I vote for you! See to believe.