Designer Spotlight: Missoni Home
“I always love to use rugs. The one in Aria looks like color swatches,” explains Rosita, noting its technique is reminiscent of the way they made rugs when the brand started in the Nineties. “We keep redoing the colorways and improving the techniques at Missoni Home.”
If you are fond of a rainbow motif, this group is for you. Ikat-inspired, flame, and classic rainbow Zig-Zag patterns, which Rosita calls ‘flags’ of the brand, support the theme. Missoni Home doesn’t do florals per se but incorporates one style of each collection, presumably inspired by the gardens of Surimago. The Abigail flower print, this year’s motif, is a rainbow of watercolor vines crawling up a stark white background on bed linens.
Finally, the Fuoco or Fire/Constellation group is marked by playful astrological symbols reflective of ‘refined 3D mosaics. In the form of embroidered throw pillows or an artistic bas-relief on the backrest of a chair where one can choose their sign or as an allover pattern on couches or armchairs. There is even a constellation plaid becoming a wraparound throw. Specifically, the Aconcagua, Amarillo, and Andes patterns are essential in this group. Topping off these exceptional Zodiac signs is a unique resin-on-glass table in three colorways; shades of blue, black, grey, and white and, of course, a fiery red.
In city dwellings, she also stresses the importance of curtains to layer in color, pattern, and texture as one “creates corners,” as she calls it. She also loves screens for creating ‘corners’. “I like screens to hide things like a table or corner, especially if something is in disorder,” she explains, “I love [incorporating] them in different heights.”
One easy way to incorporate all three – color, pattern, and texture – is via the Arkansas textile with its black-and-white varying size Zigzag weave and contorting orange-and-red fringed diamonds. Another easy way is to pepper your outdoor space with the Atacama square poufs in various colors.