Blossom rain: Studio Wieki Somers and Kvadrat add a touch of magic realism to Alexander McQueen
Titled 'Blossom Rain', it was inspired by McQueen's Spring/Summer 2015 collection and featured three geisha warriors holding a series of lamps against a bloom-like, hazy backdrop of laser cut Kvadrat textiles.
Along with the compelling window dressings, the Via Verri home of McQueen also played host to the magic realism of Studio Wieki Somers, including their famous 'Mitate' and 'Frozen in Time' pieces, as well as more recent works like 'Time Flies', 'Sprout' and 'Magic Mirror'.
Comprising Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg, the Rotterdam-based design duo is known for its whimsical designs, always anchored in history, immaculately engineered and with a natural way of introducing a touch of fantasy to the otherwise mundane. Paired with the distinctive garments of the famous fashion house, the effect was overall quixotic.
To celebrate the partnership, the Wallpaper* team hosted a party, inviting some of the most fashionable guests of Salone del Mobile to wander around the Milanese boutique and take in the sights, along with a glass or two champagne.