For the December 2016 edition of Design Miami/, we've designed a collection called The Happy Room. The Happy Room is based on the idea of a traveling VIP lounge: a collection of furnishings and an elegant, sophisticated concept of space that can be replicated by the maison inside its boutiques all over the world. A place of intimacy and excellence, for a private, personal experience. A space that brings value to time devoted to oneself, where the concept of time is understood as an intrinsic design virtue of the various pieces (the time required to produce finely crafted objects).
The forms are harmonious and rounded and every item, from tables to chairs, screens to mirrors, lamps to dressing tables, stands out for a particular focus on the use of materials, colours and skilled craftsmanship. The leitmotif of the project is that of inlaid materials, a stylistic trademark of the maison, seen here in the graphic approach using contrasting marble and onyx for the table tops, and in the play of reflecting coloured antique-finish segments on the mirror and the screen.
For the new Pop Up Fendi store in Omotesando, Tokyo, the designer Celestino has designed exclusive new pieces for the Happy Room collection, including a new marble console and customized sofas.
A tribute to tradition, but with innovative research and experimentation, which Cristina has applied in the invention of a new material, “ETERE”, obtained by treating fur with resin to create the two end panels of the screen. Light, flowing fur becomes solid, captured inside transparent resin, almost glazed, while conserving its soft image.