FENDI Celebrates the Beauty of Collaboration at Design Miami 2022

A warm breeze rustles the palm trees that line the golden sand of Miami Beach. It’s late November, but the balmy weather offers no sign that winter is right all-around the corner. In a couple of times, the previously bustling streets will be packed with the greatest celebrities, influencers, and imaginative minds.

From November 29th to December 4th, Miami gets to be the centre of the artwork entire world. Dozens of worldwide artwork fairs, pop-ups, festivals, parties, and installations spring to life around the metropolis, attracting tens of 1000’s of art enthusiasts.

Among the several preferred points of interest stands Style Miami, an acclaimed and intercontinental collectible style and design fair. The show, which was established in 2005 and also has stops in Basel and Shanghai, strives to provide a blend of style and design culture and commerce to its people.

Celebrating its 18th yr in Miami and curated by Maria Cristina Didero, the concept of this year’s reasonable was “The Golden Age”, which Didero describes as a metaphorical strategy shared across cultures by means of time and area. Dependent on the artist’s inspiration and interpretation, “The Golden Age” can pay back homage to the earlier or forged hope into the long term.

Lukas Gschwandtner, a Vienna-primarily based artist with a penchant for leather craftsmanship was inspired by the previous. His piece named Triclinium, is made up of wearable canvas and was intended in collaboration with show sponsor FENDI.

“I like [Gschwandtner’s] get the job done,” explains Silvia Venturini Fendi, innovative director of the eponymous model. “[It’s] quite minimal, but quite wealthy in which means, and I was curious to see how he would interpret his individual vision and merge it with the FENDI vision.”

Gschwandtner proposed “Triclinium,” named for the arrangement of a few chaise longues chairs into three sides of a rectangle, as an homage to the brand’s Roman heritage even though also permitting him the liberty to remain accurate to his design and style of do the job.

The piece is an iteration of his sequence Pillow Portraits, which he initial created in 2021 by collecting historic references of women of all ages reclining on chaises longues and researching their postures, behaviours, and gestures as they interact with the home furniture. Gschwandtner’s inspirations consist of Titian’s popular oil painting “Venus of Urbino,” and “Sleeping Ariadne”.

“[Triclinium] is not influenced by a certain collection or by a emblem,…. [Gschwandtner] took so several aspects out of our manufacturer DNA,” describes Venturini Fendi. “And the in general perception is a pureness and cleanness to the job.“

Outside of the historical references, Gschwandtner, stepped outdoors of his ease and comfort zone working with silk and canvas —two elements integral to FENDI fashion— in his models. “I’ve generally wished to work with silk. I know it is the toughest materials to operate with. But I nonetheless preferred to check out,” he suggests. “I required to utilize my craftsmanship from past working experience to silk.”

Gschwandtner draped the entire set up in a canvas ordinarily utilised by FENDI for prototyping, and the chaises longues were being also established with both canvas and silk. The area is completed with a FENDI Peekaboo bag that Gschwandtner loaded with plaster and slice to reveal its inner building. He then employed those people deconstructed plaster-crammed pieces as minor sculptures and exhibited them all over the booth. It was a risk, but Gschwandtner claims the FENDI staff gave him total artistic control, a thing he was exceptionally grateful for.

“FENDI is so iconic. I adore the spouse and children custom. I really like the ladies there. They are all so potent. It is been attractive to get to know them, and to comprehend their language. And to give me a system like this is extremely generous,” Gschwandtner says.

Most likely the trust will come from FENDI’s storied earlier of layout collaboration. The luxurious dwelling has been supporting creativeness and design by way of a partnership with Layout Miami considering that 2008.

Since then, it’s been an annual contributor to the good, collaborating with all kinds of creators from German multi-disciplinary artist Sebastian Neeb to Italian-based design and style duo Dimore Studio and, much more not long ago, Mabeo —the home furniture and add-ons manufacturer and related structure studio from Botswana, Africa.

“Design and trend are really comparable since they have the typical root that they have to react to operate,” clarifies Venturini Fendi. “So, you use the two aesthetic and features in just about every undertaking.”

To cap off the week’s style celebrations, FENDI opened its first North American FENDI Casa shop. Located in Miami’s Style and design District, the shop attributes the house’s home décor and life style accessories assortment, designed below the creative course of Venturini Fendi and her daughter, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, who is the brand’s inventive director of jewelry.

The shop is imbued with FENDI’s signature refined nonetheless modern day aesthetic, and features furniture, tableware, and way of life components all designed with the greatest high quality components. Website visitors will uncover the iconic FENDI brand and colours artfully integrated into pieces during the assortment.

To celebrate the launch of FENDI Casa Miami, Gschwandtner established a small window installation identical to his Triclinium show.

Photographs courtesy of FENDI photographed by Robin Hill.