Design Objects - The armchair UTRECHT (1935) by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Being of Dutch origins, Gerrit Rietveld is one of the most singular representative figures of modernism of the De Stiji movement, who designed several iconic pieces of furniture, among whom was the armchair Utrecht, a shape focused on comfort and relaxation.
Design Objects - The Zig-Zag chair (1934) by Gerrit Rietveld
The Zig-Zag chair is one of the first examples of a cantilevered solid wood chair, formed by four flat pieces of wood joined in sequence to create an extremely sophisticated design, reminding the Z-letter, that would mimic the way a human sit.
A small history of the T-SHIRT DRESS
This dress style was made for leisure time and casual style wardrobes.
The T-shirt dress made of good quality softly knitted cotton is one of the best and most comfortable style dresses for the summertime! Its shape is simple and lightweight, gives youthfulness. Makes a woman feel stylish even when going to the beach or for grocery shopping.
A small history of the PEPLUM/BASQUE DRESS
Looking through historical archives and books on fashion history, we encounter this silhouette dress on ladies of high society in France from the XVIII century. But true popularity it gained at the court of the English Queen Victoria when ladies started to sew it over the dress body top. Then for a long time this silhouette was forgotten.
It was reborn in the Forties of the last century thanks to Cristobal Balenciaga, being of Spanish origins, he used this application detail (called later “basque”), which to be honest, was a detail applied on men garments from the region of Basque, in Spain. Later, in 1947, Christian Dior borrowed this element to create his timeless “New look” style dress. Since then, a dress with such application detail was mainly associated with these two big couturier designers. Today it has a new vibe, more statuary and architectonical, and one of the most recent designers that brought the BASQUE/PEPLUM dress on-trend in the Fashion House Givenchy, look at the runways for SS-2022 ready-to-wear collection.
A small history of the TRAPEZE DRESS
After a terrible II World War, women were happy to return wearing feminine dresses with floating skirts and romantic prints (Dior style). But then a decade passed, and by the end of the Fifties, the love for sophisticated cuts and romantic dresses was going to an end. Women were looking for something new, different - modernistic, minimalistic, and easier-styled dresses.
Design Objects - mirror Ultrafragola (1970) - the Influencer’s choice of 2021 on IG
Its first appearance on the Instagram was made before, but particularly in 2020-2021 this design object reached a huge popularity, mostly during different lock-down periods and hanks to fashion influencers, who shared many looks in different occasions in front of this particular mirror tall almost two meters with lightening frame.
Design Objects - Serie Up (1969) by Gaetano Pesce
Gaetano Pesce is an Italian sculptor, designer, and architect. He studied architecture in Venice, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, at IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia), where later became a teacher to other great artists, among whom were Carlo Scarpa and Ernesto Nathan Rogers, just to name a few.
In 1962, he started his career as a designer, collaborating with Italian producer company B&B Italia, one of the leading Italian companies on the international arena creating design furniture for home and public spaces.
Design Objects - sofa Camaleonda (1970) - the most popular design item of 2021 on IG
One of the most famous and recognizable sofas on the Instagram platform from 2021, a must-have design icon in the house of top Influencers, became the sofa CAMELEONDA designed by the Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini in 1970, made in Italy by the producer company B&B Italia.
Looking on the social platforms you will often meet Camaleonda in the houses/apartments of fashion influencers and not only; sometimes it has beautiful coverings in smooth natural leather, other times it is more playful in different fabrics, but it is always recognizable thanks to its voluptuous forms and unique capitonnè design using cables, hooks, and rigs.
A small history of the TUNIC DRESS
It is the dress that states versatility and elegance at once.
The KAFTAN dress, or the TUNIC dress, is the same loose-fit style dress with opened neck, usually made of linen or silk. This style of dress is unmistakably related to the Orient, where hot climates require wearing airy and comfortable garments.
A small history of the WRAP DRESS
The creator of this timeless dress is a world-known designer originated from Belgium, Diane Von Fürstenberg, who created the perfect dress to suit every women's body type, embracing grace and elegance.
The WRAP dress concurred immediate attention of women around the world and a leading position in the FASHION INDUSTRY.