PRIMAVERA ITALIANA ~ buying, sourcing, gathering, creating in Italy, March 2022
starting top left and going clockwise...
a sunny scene from the Grand Canal in Venice and Spring fiori in a Murano vase
NOUVEAU: Choix x Maria La Rosa* fringed cotton placemats paired with
Choix x Charvet Éditions** cotton linen napkins
(exclusively available at Choix!)
*Maria la Rosa and her two daughters handloom their beautiful fabrics at their atelier in Milan using methods reminiscent of their Sicilian roots.
**Charvet Éditions has been at the forefront of French fabric production since 1866. Each napkin is handwoven and manufactured in Armentières, France.
Villa Necchi Campiglio: no visit to Milano is complete without a trip to Villa Necchi (Piero Portaluppi, 1932) Experience the elaborate Art Deco interiors just as the Necchi Campiglio family lived in them. The home was the backdrop of the 2009 Italian film, I am Love (Luca Guadagnino), starring Tilda Swinton and a whole lot of tragic love.
NOUVEAU: Choix mini bolster pillows, accented with vintage trimmings found from the magnificent treasure trove, Arjumand’s World in Milan.
The entrance to the Tribuna Room at Palazzo Grimani di San Luca in Venice. An under-the-radar-must-visit palace turned museum showcasing Giovanni Grimani’s extensive archeological collection, ft. awe-worthy stucco work, and frescoes.
COMING SOON: collaborative creations with contemporary Venetian glass house, Laguna B. Stay tuned!!!
An American in Venice: the iconic Peggy Guggenheim in her signature Edward Melcarth butterfly frames at her home (now eponymous museum) in Venice.
Alexander Calder, The Grand Passage, 1974, find this work amongst Peggy’s extensive Surrealist art collection at The Peggy Guggenheim Museum.
NOUVEAU: The Palmist x Choix poetry cushions. One-of-a-kind pillows made with Choix sourced vintage African fabrics hand embroidered by The Palmist, Clementina Calleri, in her studio in Rome. Her pieces are made 100% by hand, each stitch, fringe and hour of precise work a celebration of her imaginary beloved palms.
The Palmist was born from Italian designer Clementina Calleri’s devotion to different artisanal practices and the idea of discovering new ways of sharing the manufacturing techniques she learned from her travels across Italy, Kenya, India and more. She works closely with local artisans to preserve their craftsmanship, ensuring the beauty of the handmade will continue to exist.
Her collection of Graceful Objects are an interpretation of the unusual and the exotic, and includes woven palm leaf lampshades, baskets, hand-embroidered pillows made from vintage linens, hand-painted ceramics, and more. The materials she uses are often recycled from antique furniture or from old usages; sourced in her travels or at the local market, making her creations unique and rare
SOLD OUT! More coming May 2022.
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