With the “Gonzaga” collection, Cristina Celestino wanted to create a temporary short-circuit with timeless motifs, proposed for the first time in cotto.
The motifs are based on designs typically found in fifteenth-century paintings, and are proposed through typical patterns of perspective, patterns of light and shade, and draped effects.
The collection is dominated by grey and variegated cotto, which gives it a markedly Renaissance feeling, with its ideals of beauty and harmony. The distinctly classic elegance of the layouts are reminiscent of the old façades or floors in marble and wood of historic mansions and buildings, such as the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Sabbioneta, or the Ducal Palace of Mantua.
The decorative motif is described by the alternation of even cotto in shades of white, pink and grey, and variegated cotto, arranged in numerous combinations. The wall coverings are also made up of the same colours, in three designs inspired by classic architectural elements, such as the mouldings on pillars or stone wall coverings.
Photo credits: Mattia Balsamini
Styling and set design: Studio Fludd