For Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of D&G, bringing their signature style to a home line was something they’d always wanted to do. But, what would have been a natural progression had to be sped up after Covid-19. “The circumstances we experienced during the pandemic led us to live the home environment even more intensely and to devote to it the attention that the daily frenzy often makes us lose,” they said.
So, they threw themselves into it, designing pieces that don’t just accent a space but create one. Much like their clothes, jewellery and watches, which embody a vibrant, maximalist sensuality, Dolce & Gabbana Casa is very bold and designed for someone who isn’t afraid of leopard print or of dressing their home “in imagination and fantasy.”
Everything from furniture, textiles and plates to coasters come in four signature options: ‘Carretto’ looks at unique Sicilian aesthetics and craft, ‘Blu Mediterraneo’ features motifs in the colour of the sea, while ‘Zebra’ and ‘Leopardo’ bring animal prints to furniture surfaces and accessories. “We like the idea that everything we do is recognisable and has a strong identity. This is true now for the Casa Collection pieces as well,” adds Gabbana.
Certainly not lacking in personality, each piece is a statement, brimming with colour and flair. The collection is also a nod to the warm and decorative Southern Italian style and a tribute to quality craftsmanship. “Our idea was never to do something ‘different’ but to bring our essence, our roots and our imprint to the Casa world as well,” Dolce adds. Yet, in wanting to craft their creations with the utmost quality, the duo say they recognised the need to work with industry leaders. As such, they ended up striking collaborative deals with legendary Murano glassmakers Barbini and Salviati, high-end textile company Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua and furniture makers Luxury Living Group among others.
“Craft traditions are fundamental and we’re convinced that they should be not only preserved, but also protected,” stresses Dolce, who along with Gabbana, made sure their exquisite home collection played a positive role towards the sustainability of the crafts in Italy.
While the duo say they hope to open DG Casa boutiques around the world soon – particularly in the Middle East – until that happens, the collection is available on their website.