Living la Dolce & Gabbana vita.
Today, you can shop the Italian design house’s first-ever home decor line, Dolce & Gabbana Casa, online on their website or Farfetch.com. The delightful drop comes a mere two months after the collection’s high-profile debut at their Alta Moda couture show in Venice. Their chic collection of colourful curios are each adorned in one of four signature motifs: Mediterranean Blue, Carretto, Leo, and Zebra.
Available now are velvet cushions inspired by archival Dolce & Gabbana scarves, wool blankets with illustrations of leopards, jewel-tone glassware, and trays with Sicilian-esque lemon motifs. The Italian fashion house says they will offer them online through December.
Back in August, the brand also showed a sneak peek at some of their bigger furniture offerings: a sofa upholstered in a statement swirling blue-and-white pattern, a round table covered in the eye-popping Carretto motif, animal print stools, and a leopard-pattern rug. “We wanted an explosion of colours, emotions, scents,” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana told Vogue. “Each theme embodies a different lifestyle.”
In crafting their creations, they collaborated with several Venetian heritage brands and artists, from legendary Murano glassmakers like Barbini and Salviati to luxury textile company Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua.
The brand expansion has been a long time coming, with the design duo describing it as a “natural extension of the Dolce&Gabbana world.” Of course, the world of home goods wasn’t completely uncharted territory: in 2018, they launched a line of juicers, toasters, coffee machines, teapots, and blenders with Smeg. The spring before that, they hand-painted 100 refrigerators for Salone de Mobile.
Yet the designers did feel a newfound sense of urgency over the past 18 months as people sought solace in their homes amid shutdowns. “The circumstances we have experienced recently have 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,” Dolce and Gabbana say.
So they decided to move from small appliances and objects to pieces that don’t just accent a space but create one. Much like their clothes, which seem to always embody the aura of a glamorous, sensual Italian woman, Dolce&Gabbana Casa is vibrant, feminine and bold, meant for the maximalist who exudes ooh-la-la opulence, considers leopard print a neutral, and dresses themselves and their home “in imagination and fantasy,” as Dolce and Gabbana put it.
Below, a selection of their online offerings. Prepare to indulge in some interior-design swooning.