Design aficionados have grow to be adept “armchair travelers” within the final two years—a lot in order that they’ve moved past scrolling Pinterest and Instagram and into one thing a bit extra concrete. From the consolation of their properties, right this moment’s designers are translating the spirit of far-flung locations into tangible objects at a fast tempo. Nobody embodies this idea higher than Martina Mondadori of Cabana journal and its namesake product line, Casa Cabana. Mondadori’s newest tabletop assortment, Fresco, is a swoon-worthy mixture of ceramics, linens, and glassware, all evoking the historical past of conventional craft in locations starting from Italy to Colombia.
Much like Mondadori’s personal type, the gathering is various and eclectic. Cabana partnered with Richard Ginori to create the Olga plates, which pay homage to Nineteenth-century Uzbek ceramics and have conventional Ikat motifs of concentric flowers. To obtain an genuine heritage look, the Ginori artisans used stencils and spray paint, mimicking the irregularities seen in unique takes on the idea. The desk linens—a mixture of cornflower blues, punchy reds, and complimentary pinks and greens—are impressed by Renaissance wall decorations. Mondadori, a virtuoso of the layered look, notes that “as always at Casa Cabana, tablecloths are the canvas to start ‘painting’ with,” and encourages shoppers to “have fun mixing all the other elements on the table.”
For glassware, Mondadori turned to the professional artisans of Murano. Balloton glasses are proven in blue, amber, and inexperienced, and painted by hand oil bottles add a very charming component to an association. Speckled ceramics made in Puglia really feel new and recent due to a contrasting scalloped edge that provides geometry and form to the setting. Mondadori additionally tapped Colombian artisans to create woven placemats in vibrant hues. Altogether, the gathering serves as a reminder that because the world continues to globalize in so some ways, so too does the desk.
The launch of Fresco coincides with Cabana’s seventeenth difficulty, created in collaboration with Belmond. Belmond serves as Cabana’s first hospitality companion, a hopeful signal that real-life journey is but once more on the horizon.