Fendi Casa’s new furniture collection is an eclectic assortment of class acts

Showcased at Xavier Corberó’s Barcelona estate, the new Fendi Casa furniture collection includes pieces by Piero Lissoni, Atelier Oï, Cristina Celestino and more

FENDI signature yellow
Photographed at the iconic villa of Catalan sculptor Xavier Corberó, the latest Fendi Casa collection includes a re-edition of the ‘Ford’ table with a new wooden top, the ‘Doyle’ chair, and a mohair and botanical silk rug, part of the ‘Tiles’ series, left. Right,Toan Nguyen’s ‘Groove & Groovy’ armchair and ottoman made of long-hair yellow shearling on the carpet enriched with Fendi’s iconic Pequin stripes and trimmed in FENDI signature yellow
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Fendi Casa unveiled its latest collection of furniture, created in collaboration with a roster of global creatives. Orchestrated by the maison’s artistic director of menswear and accessories, Silvia Venturini Fendi, the collection features contributions from leading designers such as Piero Lissoni, Atelier Oï, Dimorestudio, Marcel Wanders Studio, and Cristina Celestino and Chiara Andreatti (the last two collaborated with Fendi for their Design Miami presentations in 2016 and 2017 respectively).

The ‘Vittoria’ sideboard by Cristina Celestino

The ‘Vittoria’ sideboard by Cristina Celestino with Thierry Lemaire’s ‘Parsifal’ armchair

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The collection is an evolution that fully represents the brand’s commitment to design: ‘It features cutting-edge designs; it’s more eclectic and in line with our collections for men and women, who I would imagine living in these new spaces,’ explains Venturini Fendi. ‘Everything is very organic and aligned with our DNA.’ 

Included in the launch are new pieces, as well as existing designs that come from the brand’s more experimental endeavours (such as the Design Miami collections). Together they form an eclectic picture of the company’s aesthetics and creative values. 

The ‘Soho’ armchair and chaise longue

The ‘Soho’ armchair and chaise longue by Toan Nguyen sit next to Atelier Oï’s ‘Metropolis’ coffee table 

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The sofa has a special place in this collection. A series of new designs offer diverse interpretations of the medium, suitable for different living styles, from the large-scale modular sofas to the more compact settee. Among them is the ‘Fun’ modular sofa by Atelier Oï, a favourite of Venturini Fendi for its ability to encapsulate the artisanal spirit of the maison. Featuring a bold, gridded design, it includes different elements to create a seating landscape, and is defined by a nubuck upholstery with a peekaboo effect on the corners, crafted to look like the padding is peeping out. ‘It is reminiscent of our “Selleria”, the workmanship from which everything began and which we have been carrying on since 1925, but in a very evocative, non-trivial way. In addition, it has a softness, a lightness that always distinguishes our work,’ she says.

There are also refined dining tables, chairs, armchairs and bedroom furniture, as well as a series of outdoor pieces by Piero Lissoni featuring bamboo structures and hemp upholstery. 

The ‘Sagano’ armchairs, designed by Piero Lissoni

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To mark its launch, the collection was recently photographed at the estate of Catalan sculptor Xavier Corberó, whose concrete arches form a backdrop for the collection’s rich textures. ‘The Barcelona house by Xavier Corberó interprets the same vision as Fendi’s expressive codes, as well as sharing a great coherence with the architecture of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the headquarters of the maison,’ says Fendi Casa CEO, Alberto Da Passano. Both buildings, he says, ‘emphasise the values of identity, creativity and craftsmanship that have always distinguished Fendi Casa’s collections’.

Concludes Venturini Fendi: ‘It’s increasingly key to engage in a conversation with international creative talents, who can add their own contribution to the evolution of the Fendi aesthetics, beyond more commercial boundaries.’  

Architectural image showing furniture behind large window in the house

Marcel Wanders Studio’s ‘Five’ sofa and the ‘Annabelle’ armchairs in Gazelle

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White outdoor sofa by Piero Lissoni for Fendi Casa

The ‘Sagano’ sofa and coffee table, designed by Piero Lissoni 

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Arches form the backdrop to a round marble table

The ‘Arches’ table by Atelier Oi, crafted from a single marble block

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House interior with abstract sculptures and two armchairs in green and brown

Thierry Lemaire’s ‘Parsifal’ armchairs in fine leather and bouclé, paired with the ‘Marrakesh’ ottoman by Toan Nguyen

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Detail of square ottoman with a quilted motif

Detail of the ‘Fun’ modular sofa by Atelier Oi in nubuck with inside in velvet. The stuffing and padding peep out from behind the upholstery for a peekaboo effect

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Blue sofa in the living room

The ‘Grand Plie’ sofa and armchairs by Thierry Lemaire upholstered in chenille and bouclé, shown next to the ‘Tarsia’ coffee tables by Toan Nguyen in white Carrara and black Marquina marbles

(Image credit: Andrea Ferrari)



A version of this article features in the April 2022 Global Interiors Issue of Wallpaper*, on newsstands and available to subscribers.

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.

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