If you’re anything like me, you might have a slightly unhealthy obsession with Gucci at the moment. What if you could not only dress yourself but actually dress your home in their whimsical pieces? Cue the fireworks (and the credit card debit), because your fashion dreams are about to become a reality.
Today Gucci announced it will release Gucci Décor, an eclectic collection of items designed to allow customers to “dress their own spaces.”
While the price point is not for the faint-hearted, the pieces themselves are every bit as lust-worthy and whimsical as their fashion line.
Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s philosophy for personalising the home is similar to his DIY approach to clothes and accessories, where you are invited to customise pieces by applying decorative details as you wish…a pink chair here, a tiger embroidered decorative pillow there. The only rule being that there are none.
As with his magpie attitude to fashion design, the pieces in the new Gucci Décor collection display many of your favorite design motifs from Michele’s catwalk collection- the cat, tiger, Staffordshire ceramic dog, moth, bee and roaring tiger.
All the patterns, colours, designs and decorative tropes have been inspired by his fashion collections only reimagined for furniture, furnishings and crockery. Think pink and red lacquered bamboo chairs, bee tassel and snake embroidered decorative pillows, micro floral decorative screens, pussy cats, tea pots and tiger motifs.
Sumptuous cushions come with tassels or border trim with unexpected contrasting fronts and backs in rich velvet and decorated with designs like roses, snakes and tigers.
To partition living spaces, there are boldly decorative folding screens featuring patterns on both sides. A garden print, a pineapple print, geometrics, and patterns featuring octopuses or leaves. My personal favorite being a screen faced with pink velvet capitonné which echoes the look of the House’s store interiors and window displays (if one can’t live in a Gucci store at lease one can make their home look like one, right?).
There will also be four new scents for both candles and incense developed by Michele.
For those wanting to be incased in a Gucci-fied world, there is a range of unconventional wallpapers in silk, vinyl and paper. A postcard design taken from the pre-fall 2017 collection sits alongside a floral pattern from fall/winter 2015-16. The premium wallpaper is in silk and displays Michele’s take on the famous Gucci Flora design.
Start saving now because Gucci Décor will be launched from September with a progressive global roll-out in Gucci flagship stores and online. And don’t expect to find a dedicated area for the collection within Gucci stores. To emphasise Alessandro Michele’s notion that these pieces are simply another way to “dress in Gucci”, they will be spread throughout Gucci store interiors, integrated with clothing, accessories and shop fittings.
You might even find yourself sitting on such a piece, without even knowing it. Oops!