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Missoni Launches Into Furniture Design [NY Design Week 2012]

Missoni Launches Into Furniture Design [NY Design Week 2012]
Design

The couture label adapts their fashion design methods in developing pieces for the home with bold patterns.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 26 may 2012

New York Design Week marked Missoni’s North American debut of their latest furniture collection, and PSFK had the opportunity to speak with Christopher Philips, Brand Manager for Missoni Home: The Americas about the collection’s design.

Philips explained that Missoni uses many of the same methods in developing their furniture as they do with their core fashion offerings, always starting with fabric and color choices first. Missoni Home designers essentially work backwards from traditional furniture designers- typically textile pattern and color selection is the last step in furniture design. The Missoni Home collection is also uniquely constructed; the brand has transferred their famous knitting and embroidery techniques that define their fashion line to their home line, creating pieces that have a handcrafted look and retain the  signature, striking, graphic design the brand is known for in the fashion world.

While the bold, strong patterns and bright colors of Missoni Home might not be for everyone, Philips thinks there is room for pieces of the collection in every home, commenting that accent pieces like pillows can give spaces a pop of punchy color without being overwhelming.  Many fans of the clothing line have also become fans of the home line, and just like with their clothing, buyers have already started collecting pieces from Missoni Home.

Scroll through images of the Missoni Home collection below:

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See more of our NY Design Week coverage here.

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