industry insider | Nov 21, 2016 |
Cristina Celestino to debut furniture for Fendi at Design Miami
Boh staff
By STAFF

Next week at Design Miami, luxury fashion house Fendi will launch its first-ever traveling VIP room, featuring furniture designed by architect Cristina Celestino. The mobile room, reports WWD, will be called The “Happy Room” and will include 1950s and art deco influences.

Pietro Beccari, Fendi chairman and chief executive officer, told WWD about working with Cristina Celestino: “She has perfectly translated our Fendi codes into a truly sophisticated and feminine collection of design pieces that show a unique personality and a whispered luxury, expressed through the skillful use of materials and new techniques, like the fur under resin, geometrical shapes, chromatic play, marble and glass inlays, all elements very much in common with us.” Celestino concurred, telling the trade magazine, “We share the use of color, a sense of irony and images evocative of the past yet made contemporary, artisanal craftsmanship and luxury materials.”

Prior Fendi collaborations for the Miami art show have included Maarten De Ceulaer, Guglielmo Ulrich and Dimore Studio.

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