“Eternal, infinite and powerful, seemingly simple yet always producing different paths,” this is how nature is perceived and described by designer Giorgio Armani. Derived from the Latin word natura, or “essential qualities, innate disposition”, nature word in ancient times, literally meant “birth”.
Inspired by the emotions transmitted by the purity of nature, the new Armani/Casa Collection unveiled during 2013 Milan Design Week features pure lines, simple shapes, and eco-friendly materials to protect the environment: striped banana tree finishes (gathered after the crops are cut) and tamo, the Japanese ash wood whose grain seems to reproduce the movements of sand in Zen gardens.
The Gabriel wardrobe was inspired by old trunks and it is made in tamo with internal lighting and brown soft leather- covered trim, reminiscent of the wooden construction of vintage travelling containers. The elegant daybed, which stems from the previous Engadin model, covered with soft leathers and fabrics from the Armani/Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli line.
The round Giove table has an exquisite Mexican onyx surface in warm orange tones. In vintage brown oak, the simple and light Great table offers an extremely thin top (a 1cm sheet), while the Gilbert table has its top in striped banana tree framed in canaletto walnut, with an orange lacquer structure or one of canaletto walnut. The Galassia stackable tables are made with carbonized coconut shells that create a play on light and shadow, or are covered in sea penshells.
Armani/Casa’s From Nature collection is completed with sophisticated abstract patterns of the Nepalese carpets and kilims, woven with ancient artisan skill.