Snakes, pineapples, riotous blooms, snarling cats and the odd giraffe: These are some of the elements of nature you can bring into your home with the latest home-accessory collections by Gucci and Marni – watering or litter-box cleaning not required.
Mirroring the motifs and lush bohemian styling of Gucci’s fashion offerings under creative director Alessandro Michele, the latest Gucci Decor collection includes items such as a ceramic vase with snake-handles, plush armchairs with kitschy motifs such as pineapples, and colourful folding metal tables topped with separately sold trays. Like its heavily embellished and brightly coloured clothing, the brand’s home accessories aren’t for everyone. But, judging by the brand’s meteoric ascendancy over the past several seasons, there will be no shortage of domestic-minded fashionistas ready to cart these decorative items home from Gucci boutiques, where they will be stocked.
If a tiger roaring at you from the seat of a tasselled armchair isn’t your thing, Marni Market – a travelling showcase that will make a pit stop at Ion Orchard from Aug 1 to 15 – offers an alternative way to introduce wildlife into your space. Among its wares are colourful PVC-covered wire sculptures of animals such as a duck and a giraffe – not as functional as a tasselled armchair, for sure, but certainly no less fun.
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Marni’s menagerie of twisted-wire animals.