Maison Margiela launches an interior collection

Room decorated with candles and wine bottles
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There's nothing wrong with straightforward and pared down, but sometimes even we crave something hair-raising, body binding and out-of-the-ordinary. Needless to say therefore, that the faceless face of avant-garde style, Martin Margiela, always comes top of our sartorial hit list.

Consequently, Maison Margiela’s launch into interiors with the installation - Mat, Satiné, Brilliant - at this year's Salone was top on our list to visit.

Room including 2 cupboard and 1 window

(Image credit: Maison Margiela)

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Recreating the Maison’s Parisian atelier in a 180 square metre space on via Savona – Margiela has created a topsy-turvy world of subtle interior intrigue and jarring aesthetic paradox.

With trompe-l’oeil diversions at every turn, including oversized painted images of the headquarters; Margiela’s approach is not for those of a pedestrian disposition. Disembodied mannequin limbs litter the space and office commodities including phones and typewriters come covered in a layer of white fabric.

Recycling past elements of the Margiela narrative, the elusive designer has included a champagne glass pyramid from the LA store and a model of a birthday cake from the 20th anniversary show in his Zona Tortona installation.

With an array of effortlessly effective bottle lamps, a collection of customised Russian dolls and a coffee table made from magazines - Mat, Satiné, Brilliant offered a tantalising opener to Margiela’s range of interiors and design service.


Maison Martin Margiela
via Savona, 60
20144 Milan


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.