The new Missoni Home Collection has just been launched at the Maison et Objet trade fair in Pairs. Bursting with color and industry-defining patterns it is everything interior fans have come to expect from this iconic Italian brand and more. Utilizing their quintessential patterns such as the Greek key, they have also produced many unique and different designs from tropical fish prints to firework inspired pieces.
There are several themes running throughout the collection, which encompasses cushions and throws to poufs and rugs. Rosita Missoni describes her creative choices and how her Home collection moods take shape; “Inspirations come as they wish… sometimes you’re looking for them, sometimes they happen unexpectedly.”
“While selecting the hundred dresses from the different seasons of our 60 year old archive, for the exhibition at the MAGA museum in Gallarate ‘Missoni, L’arte, Il Colore‘, we were mesmerized by the preciousness of the pattern on a silk dress (with fringed cape) from 1971. It was a pattern inspired by the orient, designed in the 70s for both fashion and home, so evocative that we decided to reclaim it for the 2016 collection. And to call it Oriental Garden.” This range features beautiful flowering branches that are interpreted in different designs; macro print on cotton with both matt and shine effects and micro embroidery on luxurious sateen fabric.
“We tapped into the shades of this charming oriental motif and developed the beautiful story of fabrics with geometric patterns: irregular stripes, Greek keys and iconic motifs.” The magic of the Greek key on satin jacquards can be seen across bed linen and combines prints in tones of turquoise, amber, amethyst, slate and onyx on a sand background.
“Anemones, beautiful and enchanting flowers: looking at them, they appear to speak to you, they make you dream. Working with their simple shape, we enjoyed transforming them. We magnified or scaled them down to miniature.” This selection of designs is a celebration of the legend of Anemone; with gigantic and tiny flowers making a beautiful and surreal impact. Color palettes are restrained and unreal, seemingly fairy-tale, with black & white contrasts serving to intensify the freshness of the shades.
The Anemones Dream selection of designs takes its mood from the enchanting anemones to the delicate and evanescent tones of the undergrowth. Playing on the romantic atmosphere between dream and fairy-tale, recalling the legend of Anemone, nymph to the court of Chloris, goddess of flowers, the designs bring a sense of the fantastic to everyday living. Floral decorations combine with flame stripes, in black & white but also in white and coral or white and teal alongside countless precious woven geometrics.
A festival of the iconic flame design, the Fireworks range is a ‘very Missoni pattern’ and this latest version is particularly striking. The patterns and prints are across a multitude of designs including reversible fabrics with rainbow flames on either black or white backdrops. This is a very contemporary selection ideal for those looking to make a statement in their living space; in addition all fabrics are flame retardant.
Alongside the designs crafted for use inside the home each year Missoni also release designs for outdoor use. Perfect for those who wish to continue their style journey to their garden, boat or poolside the outdoor range of designs covers cushions to poufs. Colorful and lively fish swim immersed in an intense blue across the Tropical Fish range. Taking its inspiration from tropical climates, the range combines micro and macro stripes which are reminiscent of a maritime atmosphere with twisted ropes and hawsers.
There is also the Floral Galaxy selection of outdoor suitable designs, which takes inspiration from the great English mixed borders; a floral galaxy of flowers. Conjuring a longing for summer and fresh air this collection presents overflowing flowers that are pleasantly combined with the simplicity and freshness of rainbow stripes. All fabrics from both the Tropical Fish and Floral Galaxy ranges are of outdoor quality and 100% waterproof.
Fabrics are at the very core of all Missoni Home collections, and 2016 sees the interplay of key choices from jacquards to sateens. This year’s offerings feature a sense of the fantastical, with ethereal color choices and a distinct fairy-tale theme that is still thoroughly modern. Missoni Home have a unique ability to adapt with the times and each year they produce a refreshing home collection that feels new and exciting, yet is always rooted in their iconic patterns and color palettes.
The Missoni Home 2016 Collection will be arriving soon at Amara; discover their existing collections available now here.