Abode Abroad

A hymn to Italianness

In a fusion of Italian craftsmanship and contemporary design, MC+ Studio founders Mattia Biagi and Cardenio Petrucci have partnered with luxury rug maker Illulian. The collaboration has produced the Orbis rug, a piece that blends MC+’s multidisciplinary approach with Illulian’s 50-year heritage. Both companies discuss their creative process, inspirations and the challenges of marrying tradition with modern aesthetics.

Reimagining history with the Lodge at Marconi

Nestled along the stunning coastal cliffs of Northern California’s Tomales Bay region lies Lodge at Marconi, a reimagined historic retreat that seamlessly blends mid-century modern design with the rugged natural beauty of its surroundings.

The Zen Collection by Draga & Aurel: Color-capturing tables with an “icy” effect

Draga & Aurel have continued their journey of experimentation into materials and transparency with the new ZEN collection of tables and coffee tables, presented recently at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery during Milan Design Week.

Product Spotlight: Migliore+Servetto for NEUTRA

With a timeless elegance approach, Migliore+Servetto designed a new collection for NEUTRA which is a step forward in the research of matter and its vibrations. This journey began at Milan Design Week 2023 and has continued under the brand’s creative direction.

Molteni Group inaugurates Molteni&C world’s largest flagship store and UniFor showroom

Molteni Group has inaugurated the world’s largest Molteni&C Flagship Store and UniFor Showroom in Shanghai, spanning over 3,500 square meters across two floors. This opening aims to create a visionary design landmark, showcasing Molteni&C Collections, an Art Gallery, and an immersive UniFor space tailored for architects and designers.

Sales of high value items, art and good furniture bring sunshine to many exhibitors at the Spring 2024 Decorative Fair

A strong opening day for the majority of exhibitors got the Spring Decorative Fair, held in Battersea Park  from 7-12 May, off to a flying start. The week brought serious buyers, decorators working on projects, and  trade customers looking for fine and unusual furniture, mirrors, lighting and elegant C20th furnishings. Art  in various disciplines sold well including sets of prints; modernist objects and works of art proved very  popular, with a notable interest in Brutalist designs; traditional English antiques and upholstery was in demand.

SKIN by Scarlet Splendour redefines luxury décor across any surface

Scarlet Splendour, the Kolkata-based luxury design brand boasting interior products which are both opulent and exuberant, has put the surface design to the next level with SKIN, the signature art panels creating rich, dramatic vibe for contemporary interiors.

Architect & interior designer Lauren Rottet’s grand salon in a Milanese mansion

Known for her award-winning interiors for the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, offices and high-end residences, Rottet celebrated the tradition of Italian craftsmanship in the artfully appointed Grand Salon adorned with unique antiquities and juxtaposed with select pieces of her cutting-edge Rottet Collection furniture

Giorgetti goes on stage at IMM Koln and Maison&Objet Paris

Simultaneously with the two international fairs, Giorgetti’s Stores in Paris and Cologne welcome the proposals of the latest collections, recounting the brand’s passion for detail and continuous quest for excellence

Oliver Hospitality transforms Lodge at Marconi in Tomales Bay 

Oliver Hospitality Unveils the Highly Anticipated Transformation of the Historic Bay Area Property, Featuring Modern Lodging, High Design by Home Studios, Dynamic Event Spaces, and West Marin’s Unspoiled Natural Beauty