Illustration by Alex Merry
Print proud, luxury fashion label Gucci have launched a home ware range and we love it. Saturated in beautiful pattern, adorned with stylized animal motifs, the new ‘Gucci Décor’ collection is everything we would expect from Gucci and more.
The eclectic collection of interior items range from embroidered cushions to printed crockery to silk screens with octopus motifs. Creative director Alessandro Michele’s flamboyant magpie attitude is apparent across the whole range – “the overall effect is one of a surprising, joyous combination of hue, pattern and design, where there are no rules.” he states speaking of the Gucci Décor range. He also explains “the idea is not to prescribe a particular decorative look, but to provide elements that allow for living spaces to be customised.”
The Italian fashion house broke the news mid last year on their instagram with a series of beautiful hand painted illustrations by artist Alex Merry. Gucci commissioned Merry, a British folk artist, to bring the range to life and each of her artworks depicts the range in the colourful style Gucci is well known for.
“a flexible and personal approach to decoration, bringing an accent of Gucci’s contemporary romanticism into the home”
Gucci Design House
Gucci’s Herbarium motif—a whimsical Toile de Jouy design of cherry branches, leaves and flowers, inspired by a vintage fabric can be seen across crockery and wallpapers in a trio of colour ways
We love how Gucci have translated their mystical, conversational catwalk classics from octopuses to pineapples into furniture. Here their octopus jacquard stands loud and proud on this folding screen.
They have also introduced a line of unconventional wallpapers that come in silk, vinyl and paper. The wallpapers feature prints all from the ready to wear collections straight from the catwalks which we think work just as well in the home as they do on clothing.