Architecture, Fashion, and Design
A relative newcomer to the world of shoes, Alain Quilici takes clear inspiration from our world of architecture and expresses it through a clever exploration of material.
Description of the Designer by Public Image:
ALAIN QUILICI, Shoe designer:
A fan of cinema, art and design. A lover of travel as an expression of culture and an inexhaustible source of knowledge. Attracted by the infinite possibilities of the world, Alain Quilici is a visionary, curious spirit, continually seeking links with the inner self. His collections are the result of unconscious observation of the nature surrounding him, which comes to him in the shape of new stimulation that he processes and modifies along the way. Alain observes and elaborates relentlessly, analysing and recreating, to express a unique, personal style. Get the whole story »
The well know Miami villa of Gianni Versace has been transformed into a 10 room luxury boutique hotel by famed Florida restaurateur Barton G Weiss. Prices start at $2,100 a night, what may be considered a bargain to stay in Versace’s old bedroom. The villa is rather extravagant with fantastical details and decoration, specific to Gianni’s own asthetic. It’s may not be quite my cup of tea, but it is rather extaordinary…
California born fashion designer, Rick Owens is set to showcase his furniture for the first time in Berlin beginning May 30th, in a show entitled ‘To Pop a Boner’. The show will be curated by publisher Angelika Taschen for Gallery weekend in Berlin running until May 2nd. Owens’ furniture collection was developed originally for the raw space of his Paris headquarters, made predominantly of plywood, and resin on fiberglass.
I found this and I wanted to share it with you all, just for kicks…
Here’s one way to use fashion as inspiration for furniture design, literally cover a chair in it. Granted there’s more grace and craft that goes into creating pieces like the armchairs pictured above, by Clarke & Reilly. The Georgian Chair is a one-of-a-kind set of two, created as part of an exclusive collection for Blackman Cruz (visit and drool). These elegant pieces are upholstered in 19th century Mennonite petticoats, which gives the chair its incredibly extreme depth and texture. A Mennonite probably would have found this a little frilly, but I’m a sucker for anything that takes a poke at utilitarianism…