So what is this ‘happy room’ you ask? A room that could turn your frown upside down?
Well that is what luxury house Fendi aimed to achieve with their recently unveiled collaboration with Italian architect Cristina Celestino. The concept of The Happy Room serves to form the brand’s first ever travelling VIP lounge that could be replicated in Fendi boutiques all over the world. Celestino explains the room as being ‘A space that brings value to time devoted to oneself, where the concept of time is understood as an intrinsic design virtue of the various pieces (the time required to produce finely crafted objects)’.
The collection of meticulously crafted artisanal furnishings seamlessly reflect the essence of the brand; from colour palette to use of materials to construction technique. Some of the 12 designs include a fox-trimmed couch and armchair, a folding mirror screen, a vanity table and a set of three low tables resembling giant butterfly earring backs.
“I wanted to create something very artisanal and very difficult to make. It’s an idea of luxury that isn’t obvious to see, but is reflected by all the work that goes into each piece. Each was complicated to make” – Cristina Celestino
For the devoted Fendi customer who has everything, this will certainly get them jumping for joy.
The space was open from November 30 – December 4 2016 at the Collectors Fair Design Miami.