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Furniture Jun 27, 2024

Gucci furniture collection

A bold celebration of Italian style and the country’s rich tradition of design, Gucci’s furniture collection interprets past icons through a contemporary lens.

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The creative vision of Sabato De Sarno, the house’s creative director, De Sarno’s first furniture collection, Gucci Design Ancora, reissuing five 20th-century pieces by designers whose work helped make Milan the design capital it is today.

“Design objects have always been a source of inspiration for me, especially when it comes to icons,” says De Sarno.

“I have discovered them, observed them, collected them. I have explored their stories.”

The collection, which was unveiled at Gucci’s Via Montenapoleone flagship store during Milan Design Week, consists of five iconic pieces: the ‘Storet’ cabinet by Nanda Vigo, ‘Parola’ tabletop lamp by Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni, ‘Le Mura’, a 1970s-era sofa by Mario Bellini, ‘Opachi’ vase by Tobia Scarpa and the ‘Clessidra’ rug by Piero Portaluppi.

“It was important to choose pieces that were iconic but not super famous,” says the project’s curator, Michela Pelizzari, of the rationale behind choosing the designs, opting for pieces that played an important role in 20th-century Italian design but hadn’t yet become cult.

“Cult products are obviously all iconic, but it’s not true that all iconic pieces are already cult.”

Gucci Design Ancora starts exactly from these classics that have given shape and personality to the concept of Italian design, [which] today is so recognisable and loved all over the world,’ says De Sarno. ‘Translating the ‘Le Mura’ sofa, the ‘Clessidra’ rug, the ‘Parola’ lamp, the ‘Storet’ cabinet and the ‘Opachi’ vase in our Rosso Ancora colour aims to celebrate the values of Italian style.’

Each of the five pieces will be made to order and only be available to purchase on the Gucci website for one year to maintain their exclusivity.

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