Where does a luxury fashion brand go once it has conquered the wardrobe? The house, of course.
Ralph Lauren Home launched in 1983, and Fendi Casa was introduced in 1988. In the decades since, other luxury fashion houses such as Marni and Hermès have made compelling forays into the world of interiors, releasing decorative objects and announcing furniture collaborations at industry events such as the Milan Furniture Fair, or Salone del Mobile.
Most recently, Louis Vuitton unveiled its Objets Nomades collection—for which it has collaborated with star designers such as Marcel Wanders and Patricia Urquiola—in 2012, and Gucci Décor launched in 2017.
These launches and collaborations are not surprising; after all, the global luxury furniture market is expected to be worth over $35 billion next year, according to an Allied Market Research study. And in an ever-changing retail landscape, where personalized, curated products and immersive brand experiences are key, it’s no wonder that these haute brands are no longer content to simply outfit your wardrobe, but your homes, too.
Louis Vuitton Cocoon by Fernando & Humberto Campana Chair
Part of the French house’s Objets Nomades collection, this pod-like chair designed by the Brazilian Campana brothers is made with vacuum-moulded fibreglass covered with calfskin. $88,500
Hermès Pippa Mattress
Designed by Rena Dumas and Peter Coles, this elegant, lounger-style mattress is part of a line of furnishings intended to be both portable and foldable. Each of the 15 upholstered-leather cushions are removable. $29,700
Fendi Casa Velum Table Lamp
Inspired by the powerful shape of African tribal masks, the modern Velum lighting collection by Fendi Casa embraces both clean lines and luxurious materials. The table lamp features a leather-covered base, and a leather-covered steel lampshade. $11,300 from the Luxury Living Group
Armani Casa Gabriel Wadrobe
Armani Casa’s trunk-style wardrobe features fabric-upholstered internal compartments, automatic LED lighting and a dramatic curved design. Made in Italy and covered in a fine leather finish, the luxe statement piece adds drama and flair to any bedroom or dressing room in your home. $207,000
Rick Owens Half Box in Alabaster
California-raised, Paris-based designer Rick Owens’ artful furniture designs have even been featured in a stand-alone exhibition at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. The pieces are just as minimalist, austere and luxurious as you would imagine—think, sleek, ornament-free seating and tables crafted from natural materials such as basalt, alabaster, and petrified wood. Price upon request through Salon 94
Gucci Tropical Jacquard Armchair
Alessandro Michele launched Gucci Décor less than two years ago, and the line already encompasses categories from wallpaper to seating and tabletop. Quirky and vibrant, this made-in-Italy armchair is at once timeless and distinctively from this particular epoch of the storied label. $6,550
Trussardi Casa Relief Sofa
This 3-seater sofa from Trussardi Casa features both sumptuous quilting and clean, angular lines. You can order it upholstered in fabric or leather—the latter material would be particularly befitting considering the Italian house started out in 1911 as a leather glove company. $13,045 from The Luxury Group