From a glove making family business started in 1911 to becoming a major Italian luxury fashion house - stretching to interior design and furniture is not as far fetched as one might initially think. Designing luxury accessories, Nicola Trussardi soon developed the family firm into the ready to wear fashion that this company is renowned for. Not perhaps as renowned as the Gucci’s and Prada’s of this world but this elegant company does things with purpose and style – in a quiet way.
They collaborate with many designers on a myriad of projects and last year at the Salone del Mobile in Milan I discovered their 100th year celebration furniture line with designer Michael Young. Quiet, elegant, beautifully detailed, the edited pieces are very beautiful. I love the juxtaposition of noble materials such as wood and ceramic against more commercial ones such as plastic. The green colour looks much better in real life and I prefer the wood frames than the plastic ones.
Michael Young moved to Hong Kong a few years ago and in this collection you can see the references to Asian objects such as the Chinese lanterns reflected in his stools but detailed in the beautiful leather work that is Trussardi’s trademark.
I love these because they do not scream look at me right now and then the interest s over like a passing cloud, but they make a quiet statement and one is drawn to examine the details in the stitching, the materials and the form. These will go very well for my new client’s living room and dining room – a contemporary and elegant choice I think.