23 April 2018, Gaydon
A new furniture collection, borne of a collaboration between luxury British carmaker Aston Martin and makers of luxury interiors and accessories Formitalia, was previewed last week at Milan Design Week.
The partnership between the two luxury brands set out to create a unique, contemporary, yet timeless collection of furniture, reflecting the traditions and craftsmanship of Aston Martin sports cars.
The full collection, which will be available for sale in September, is flawlessly handcrafted in Italy using authentic, luxurious materials. Dark textured timbers are combined with the warm glow of brushed brass, indulgent velvets and leathers and the open textured weaves of hand woven Italian linens. Each piece is finished from a new choice of elegant colours.
A highlight of the collection is a signature sofa created from a blend of fabric, leather, wood and metal and comprising a magazine rack in soft leather or a service table in elegant Canaletto walnut. Also on show was a luxury sofa, with a shell dressed in incredible ‘cuoio’ leather from the Tuscan hills and a choice of any fabric or soft leather from the range to upholster the firm seat.
A selection of exquisite coffee tables were also on show, crafted from exotic Sahara Noir or Breccia Medicea marble and smoked or clear glass.
In the bedroom, the new collection features a bed which demonstrates the sheer beauty of simple, elegant lines. Also dressed in fine cuoio leather the bed features a futon-style mattress draped in cashmere and is topped with two cashmere-upholstered cushions. Also for the bedroom is a charming choice of sideboards where Canaletto walnut and leather have been brought together to produce two classically beautiful pieces of furniture.
Completing the collection are two striking armchairs, with seats upholstered in soft leather or fabric atop beautifully structured metal or walnut legs.
Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said: “The use of a common design language between our cars, our showrooms and our furniture, contribute to the unique feeling of luxury through an emphasis on quality and detailed execution. When you create a product that flawlessly combines design, technology and style, the result can be most rewarding.”
Gianni Overi, CEO of Formitalia, said: “We are very proud of this new Aston Martin home collection. The beautiful designs are artistic but remain timeless and true to the design philosophies of Aston Martin’s beautiful sports cars. Our discerning customers will enjoy using furniture that features Aston Martin design language in their homes.”