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India Mahdavi for De Gournay

I am very excited to show you the spectacular De Gournay Paris showroom designed by India Mahdavi as a part of the annual event Deco Off 2020. Only India could have pulled off such a glamorous look, that manages to be very belle epoque and very fashionable at the same time. The half Iranian, half anglo-Egyptian designer and architect is a master at creating sexy and unexpected colour associations and in using vibrant and brave shades, dressed with feminine details with interesting rounded shapes.

The showroom is composed of two large rooms. The lounge room with large purple velvet seats features India Mahadavi’s new Abbasi in The Sky wallpaper commissioned by the historic French brand De Gournay. The mural, part of the collection PPP, was inspired by the work of 16th century Iranian miniaturist Reza Abbasi; the scene is hand-painted on duck-egg coloured silk. A soft luxurious lilac carpet visually connects this space with the adjacent room where walls are covered with the bright orange version of the geometric wallpaper Chez Nina. Unmissable in most of India, Mahdavi’s interiors always include the Charlotte armchairs in soft pink velvet (see Sketch, in London for instance).

Photos di Rebecca Reid (courtesy of De Gourney)

in Color Inspiration, Furniture, Interiors, Ispiration

Green, pink and gold: Felix Soho

Who wouldn’t want to have a coffee at the Felix Roasting Co.?

After the great success of the Felix Roasting Co. in Midtown in New York and thousands of Instagram shares of its photos, Ken Fulk, designer, creative director and partner of the project and proprietor Matthew Moinian opened last August another hot shop in Soho, London, Felix Soho.

Like the American sibling, the interiors are lush and eye-catching. The dominant colours -a rich blue-green, a soft pink and sparkling gold- bring together different materials and patterns.

(Photographs courtesy Felix Roasting Co.)

in Color Inspiration, Furniture, Interiors, Ispiration, People

Boa Boa restaurant in Milan

Since last week things have massively slowed down in Italy and in the rest of Europe. The progressive and relentless spread of the Covid-19 has forced people to stop and reconsider their habits. The Italian government is doing a good job in keeping its citizens informed, not instigating panic and making decisions aimed at limiting the spread of this new and unpredictable disease.

To take our mind off this uncertainty let’s see what our Vito Nesta is doing. Do you remember him? I am sure you do. We have spoken about his designs more than once and a few months ago we published an interview where he explained his recent projects and he answered some questions about his creative process.

Today we are looking at one of his latest projects, the decoration of Boa Boa, an Asian-fusion restaurant in Via Pontonaccio, Milan. Vito created a fun and relaxed interior; he used mainly three colours (rust blue and bottle green), eye-catching wallpapers , lovely lampshades, velvet and a touch of gold to give the restaurant plenty of character.

The wallpapers Casablanca and Samoa are designed by Vito Nesta for Devon&Devon.

We just have to hope that Milan will be back on its feet in no time so that I can go and experience Boa Boa‘s cuisine that I have been told is delicious.

(Images courtesy Vito Nesta)

in Arts+ Crafts, Furniture, Interiors

A new version of Sketch by artist David Shingley

Since India Mahadavi did Sketch  in London, it has been copied and copied and copied again. To be honest India Mahadavi herself has proposed a similar formula in some of the shops of the luxury fashion brand Valentino.

After Sketch, pink velvet, rounded seats, Fifties table lights, restaurant sofas and polychrome marble became mainstream.

A good part of the success of this looks comes from David Shrigley‘s drawings that have given this sensual space an edge.

The British artist has recently selected 91 sketches to give Sketch a new feeling; this new collection of art is more of an impact and more colourful.I could show you some of the single pieces but for me it’s about the together.

It is an art to read and not just to watch; like a nice library in a house, it is food for conversation.

I have been to Sketch for a champagne tea and I can assure it is an embracing place where spend a few hours.

If you want to have a better look at David Shrigley‘s drawings or know more about his work, check his cool website.

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