A very large collection with hundreds of pieces from tables to armchairs, from mosaics and ceramics to plates, from bar furniture to trolleys, down to aprons and kitchen bandanas and sumptuous chandeliers, created by artisans from all over Italy. Sicily itself inspires one of the four themes: Carretto, taken from the typical decorations of the humble but precious work vehicle of the island. “With Dolce&Gabbana Casa we wanted to create a unique lifestyle. One that represented our foundational values: impeccable craftsmanship, love for the ‘Fatto a Mano’, respect for tradition, and the quest for innovation,” stated Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. “Italian beauty is not limited to the genius of the great masters of the Renaissance and Baroque or the immortal words of great poets and writers, but extends to our breathtaking landscapes, our wines and our incomparable dishes… In the Faraglioni of Capri, in the blue of the Sicilian sea, in the golden beaches of our coasts, just as in the pizza, in the pasta and in the numerous desserts of our cuisine, there is an extraordinary poetry and a taste for the Beautiful and the Well-made that for centuries have given us unique emotions.”
A natural extension of the world of Dolce&Gabbana is its first-ever complete Casa collection, which debuted at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice last summer. It has been in the making for some time, with collaborations with well-known Italian artisans over the years, including Barovier & Toso, Mian, I Dogi, Venini, Barbini, Salviati and Tessiture Bevilacqua, creating unique and richly detailed products.
“We called on many artisanal experts, we asked them about things, but we also listened to them and got advice,” explain Dolce and Gabbana in during the presentation, which explored the different way in which we can enjoy our home settings. “I’m a bit bohemian” says Stefano, “I like to collect and preserve many objects that combine the humblest and the most precious, the sober and kitsch, while Domenico would revolutionize the house every six months. I remember, when we were a couple, we used to move furniture…”
Enter the world of Dolce&Gabbana Casa: relax on plush cushions, made of twill, duchesse, velvet or canvas and available in different sizes, featuring original prints or inspired by archival scarves and finishes that refer to the loungewear world. Throw on blankets in silk and wool jersey or jacquard, which are offered with illustrations of zebras and leopards; cozy up with light printed quilts, decorated with the traditional Sicilian patterns…
The Dolce&Gabbana Casa collection is of course not complete without kitchenware, such an integral part of the Sicilian lifestyle. Tableware includes, among other creations, plates in porcelain printed and glazed by brush, to make the particular raised effect typical of hand decorations, and trays in hand-finished and lacquered wood or in printed aluminium featuring the Collection themes. Blown Murano glass decanters and glasses, a true tribute to Italian craftsmanship, are available in different shapes and colour combinations typical of the Sicilian Cart – from yellow, to red and green – or dappled versions, result of traditional Murano craftsmanship. From the freshness of citrus scents to the elegance of floral notes a collection of candles, made even more special by the creativity of the different packages, brings the scents and colours of the Mediterranean into the home.