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JOHN RICHMOND (Formitalia)

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

During Milan Design Week, could we not go to the inauguration of the new Formitalia & Mirabili showroom and gallery? Absolutely not.

The new showroom of Formitalia Luxury Group and Mirabili Arte d'Abitare (more simply Formitalia and Mirabili) will be a place where they will host buyers and press from all over the world, as well as being an enchanting exhibition space, strongly contemporary, created from an old industrial warehouse and… let me tell you, I am personally moved and love it when companies invest in redevelopment, transforming a problem into a strength and returning valuable spaces to the territory, for a new culture of sustainability.

There are many new features and artists on display, which we will talk about, but today we will take into consideration JOHN RICHMOND and the new home collection born from this collaboration with Formitalia Luxury Group, which has always stood out as one of the leaders in the luxury furnishings sector, founded on Italian craftsmanship excellence, technological innovation, and the refinement of its details.

Why JOHN RICHMOND? Well for me JOHN RICHMOND has always represented the quintessential rock designer, irreverent and fun.

It is no coincidence that his clothes have been worn by absolute icons of music, such as Madonna, David Bowie, George Michael, Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, just to name a few.

How can we forget his low-rise jeans with the irreverent writing “Rich”? Which anticipated and at the same time desecrated the logo-mania that would have swept through many other brands.

After all, his is the statement: “If I had to summarize this collection of furniture in one sentence, I would use the words with which people describe my clothes.They say I'm a rock'n'roll stylist but the term rock'n'roll is more a question of irreverent, sexy energy. Energy. This is what I put in my furnishings."

After the presentation in the Formitalia & Mirabili gallery, which ended with a party, we moved to the JOHN RICHMOND showroom in Milan.

I hope you like our photos.

Naturally, as always, we thank Bruno Baglivo (art curator for Mirabili Arte d'Abitare) perfect host for the material provided to us.

Below, for further information, we will publish the press releases of John Richmond and Formitalia.

Enjoy the reading

Gabriella Ruggieri for 1blog4u

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

In the world of design and furnishings, collaborations between creative talents often generate unique synergies that embody elegance, style, and innovation. One of these extraordinary unions was born from the meeting of renowned fashion designer John Richmond and the prestigious brand Formitalia Luxury Group.

On one hand, there's John Richmond, an icon of British fashion who has left an indelible mark on the international scene with his distinctive and daring style since his debut in the early 1980s. On the other hand, there's Formitalia Luxury Group, which has always stood out as one of the leaders in the luxury furnishings sector, founded on Italian craftsmanship excellence, technological innovation, and the refinement of its details.


 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

The resulting creations are an elegant fusion of contemporary style and timeless sophistication: pieces that bear John Richmond's distinctive signature through experimental details and urban accents, crafted by Formitalia's artisanal mastery with the highest quality materials.

Each piece in the collection represents a functional work of art conceived to elevate living spaces with a touch of glamour, distinctive personality, and timeless elegance (Formitalia)

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

John Richmond debuts in furniture design with the launch of a new home line developed in collaboration with Formitalia, one of Italy's leading furniture brands. The Home collection JR by John Richmond, unveiled during the Milan Design Week, exemplifies the brand's unique approach. It blends artisanal quality with cutting-edge design and modernity, offering a contemporary and innovative aesthetic.

"We are excited to introduce the new Home line, a reflection of John Richmond's distinctive aesthetic in the world of furniture," said Mena Marano, CEO of the brand. "We have worked diligently to infuse our bold and innovative spirit in every piece, allowing fashion and design enthusiasts to immerse themselves in our creative universe even within their homes."


 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

The collection captures John Richmond's Rock 'n' Roll spirit, with each piece exemplifying sophisticated design. High-quality materials and signature brand elements – such as tribal tattoo prints that tell a story, jacquard denim fabrics adorned with RICH monogram, and fine leathers crafted with innovative techniques – turn every item into a work of art. Denim effects, decorative prints, and padded pillows in leather and cotton, as well as rugs with captivating graphics and coordinated poufs, add a touch of comfort and versatility to any space.

The lounge chairs, in vibrant colours enhanced by jacquard decorations on fabric or leather, rest on elegant silver metal feet. To complete the collection, there is a music corner cabinet in black lacquered wood with a metal base adorned with tribal tattoo decorations. Coffee tables and other furnishing accessories are designed with materials ranging from marble to metal, while lamps and lighting solutions are envisioned as artistic installations designed to create an enveloping atmosphere in any setting. The Home Collection JR by John Richmond merges design with the finest Italian craftsmanship, offering a unique and distinctive style soon to be available in selected specialty stores worldwide (press release John Richmond)

Visit the Gallery n.1 and the Gallery n.2  (ph. Vaifro Minoretti)