Collection IX

designer / Glamora

Images of the Far East, its sumptuous fabrics, the texture of silk and cashmere, reach us across the distances of time and space. Mid-century home décor, with its vintageflavoured subjects and colour scheme, enjoys a comeback. From the depths of a traveller’s imagination comes a new brand of abstract contemporary art. We see it in the trendiest galleries, as it discretely makes its way into the exhibit spaces with compositions of lines and geometric shapes interpreted in an entirely innovative way. In our remembrances, walls light up with iridescent images, with fluid shading punctuated by sudden flashes, pulled apart and outlined by the light of a prism – or they come to life by the unassuming appearance of plants, leaves, and blossoms that harken back to Nature and to artists’ gardens. Surfaces that speak to a land far, far away.

Collection VIII

designer / Glamora, Holger Lippmann

Memories and emotions slip into the mind of the traveller as he conjures up images of the countries and places he has visited. The images come together and pull apart kaleidoscopically to reveal forgotten fragments. Patterns from marble in Milan entrance halls slide past, decorations on kimono silks shimmer together with the crests of ocean waves, and geometrics from oriental rugs materialise. Snapshots that follow no particular order, like the unpredictable encounters made along the world’s paths.

Collection VI

designer / Glamora, Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas, Nigel Coates, Lorena D’Ilio

Blurred snapshots of places glimpsed from afar alternate with details enlarged by the lens of attention. Like a film shown on the big screen, memories feature macro images of surprising tree bark, floral decorations, lettering stolen from the pages of a newspaper.

Collection IV-I

designer / Danny Ivan, Karim Rashid, Emiliano Ponzi, Andrea Castrignano, Glamora

In these flashbacks appear images of exotic flowers, botanical roses, poppies with big petals. Of the many cities visited the mind remembers the surfaces of their buildings, covered with imperfect embroidery, writings in unusual characters, painted signs. Attention-grabbing details from everyday life. Because, as Marcel Proust reminds us, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”