Vogue Living September/October 2021

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

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Francesco Dolfo PHOTOGRAPHER For Milan-based creative Francesco Dolfo, photography has been a part of life since childhood. “It was handed down to me by my grandfather through my father and uncle,” says Dolfo. Born in north-east Italy during a notorious earthquake which, he says, “probably explains my restless and dynamic nature”, Dolfo was a member of Italy’s national kayak team before studying photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design. He shot the colourful home of Francesco Risso, creative director of Italian fashion house Marni (page 122), for this issue. “My aim was to capture the feeling of the house, which is a work of art,” Dolfo says. “I wanted to portray the atmosphere I experienced upon entering… the idea of a dreamy, surreal scenographic environment that at the same time is very…

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take the tour

Working with Nicolò Bini of Line Architecture, English model-turned-actor CARA DELEVINGNE has crafted a joyous ode to fun and frivolity in her LOS ANGELES HOME. Complete with a ball pit, tented POKER ROOM and attic party bunker, the white brick 1941-era property is decorated with GUCCI WALLPAPER, a CHANEL SURFBOARD, a crystal chandelier, a disco ball and a wall of many hats perfect for a MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY — among other style surprises. Visit VOGUELIVING.COM.AU for the full house tour. The pool area, with landscape design by Anton Prack, features blow-up pool toys and a cabana where owner Cara Delevingne stands. Vogue Living @vogueliving Vogue Living @VogueLiving vogueliving.com.au…

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editor’s letter

There’s just something about Italy. When I started telling people this issue would be dedicated to Italian design, they all had pretty much the same reaction. “Ah,” they said, their eyes growing distant as their minds turned to thoughts of sightseeing in Rome, shopping in Milan, reclining in Positano, or eating gelato anywhere at all. “I love Italy!” We all do. The food, the culture, the history, the language and, perhaps more than anything else, the design. The country has long been a vibrant hub of creativity and style. And rarely is this more true than during Salone del Mobile, the mammoth design fair that for the last six decades has drawn artists, architects, furniture designers, fashion houses and more to Milan. Well, usually. Following the cancellation of last year’s event, there…

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return to form

For 60 years the Milan Furniture Fair has held firm as the centre of the design world. If 2020 was effectively a leap year — the Salone first postponed then cancelled outright — this month, it’s back with a vengeance as what organisers are calling Supersalone. But behind the braggadocio of the blockbuster title, fact is this year’s fair is a scaled-back affair with a reduced participant list and fewer international visitors. But is that such a bad thing? For nigh on a decade, designers and buyers alike have been bemoaning the hyper-commercialisation of Salone del Mobile, which has strayed from its founding principle of promoting and nurturing the Italian design industry to a bunfight of global mega-brands (cars! booze! sneakers!) wanting in on the action. British designer Jasper Morrison famously…

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lights camera milan in action

MATERIAL MATTERS Hermès Hermès’s latest collection explores texture with bold, organic furniture by Studio Mumbai, enamelled copper centrepieces (right), and a playful tea service titled Hippomobile (left and centre). Italian artist Gianpaolo Pagni took inspiration from the patterns of jockey silks and equine engravings in the Émile Hermès collection for these mix-and-match designs. MARTA SALA ÉDITIONS THE CHIC MODERNISM OF THE MIRO BENCH BY ROME-BASED AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECT CARL PICKERING AND HIS PARTNER CLAUDIO LAZZARINI FOR MARTA SALA ÉDITIONS WORKS DOUBLE TIME AS A CONSOLE; JUST ADD SOME HEIGHT AND PICK EITHER A TEMPERED GLASS, LEATHER OR MARBLE TOP. STAR PERFORMERS Giopato & Coombes Lighting designers Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes (pictured with their Bolle Frosted pendants) are always a highlight on the Milan circuit. For 2021, the pair explore the outer reaches of sculptural illumination with…

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