When the high decoration shines in a mythical architectural setting, its elegance and luxury wooden shelves have another look. A tasteful lesson without fissures. This is what has happened with the new Zara Home collection, presented in an incomparable setting: the mythical Villa Borsani. The parade leaves you speechless.
Villa Borsani and the high decoration
The new collection is an ode to sophistication and pleasure for high decoration. These words are defined by the Spanish firm itself, which decidedly bets on it to dress domestic interiors this winter. Although space, where he does it, is majestic, his proposals were born to show off in today’s homes and contemporary interior design projects. It is a luxury adaptable to our environments.
Open the doors of the mythical village Milanese architect Osvaldo Borsani to publicize this collection, and it is a luxury. A wonderful dialogue between the high decoration that defines its objects and the architectural spaces of this majestic residence. A stage almost film, built in Varedo in 1943 by Borsani himself and where the pieces of the new collection seem to have always been there.
In all the proposals of the firm to decorate our spaces, there is a common denominator: they distill glamor and sophistication without an outdated vision. It is a commitment to marble, cut glass, brilliants, and velvet. And also for the plants and flowers as decorative ornaments of a beauty without discussion. They have been inspired by the chromatic palette, the materials and aesthetic canons with which the villa was built by its creator. They pay homage to the Milanese style that was shaped by the famed architect when he decorated his residence in the 1940s. And there lies his undeniable attraction. Demonstrate the harmony in which pieces from other eras are discussed with current trends in interior design and high decoration.
The dialogue with Villa Borsani
In it, all of its high decoration objects are a constant dialogue with the designs that Osvaldo Borsani chose to dress his rooms and environments. Many of them are iconic pieces of emblematic creators. As the headboard of the bedroom, by Giò Pomodoro. In the large lobby, the spectacular staircase serves as a backdrop to present the interior gold pots in the collection. A walnut structure, Murano glass, and marble, apparently the same as the Duomo in Milan. Undoubtedly his vision does not leave indifferent and marks all the personality of that interior space, dyed with subtle pinkish tones. In tune with the imposing marble floor, decorated with beautiful drawings.
Publicizing this collection in the historic village of rationalist architecture has allowed delving into its interior spaces. In such a suggestive visit, the hall takes on a major role and makes it clear that marble has not lost a bit of topicality. Next to his ceramic fireplace by Lucio Fontana, some of the furniture in the collection looks and shows that he is a high decoration. The effect is a success; they fit perfectly. In particular its side tables in glass and metal, octagonal. The iron ones with golden threads and the ones with marble top. Very useful pieces to create corners in living rooms and living areas full of elegance.
Current interiors of another era
Villa Borsani summarizes the rationalist and aestheticist vision of its creator, Osvaldo Borsani. An architect who loved since childhood and in the family workshop his passion for design and architecture. Everything in this mansion is high decoration. On the outside, it is a stucco and brick construction. Surrounded by a beautiful garden of 3000 square meters.
Its interiors are distributed on two floors and open continuously to the outside. They are sublime stages decorated with custom furniture and pieces that Borsani himself designed. In addition to works by artist friends, unique pieces for the history of design. Recognizing them by the different environments of the villa is easy. As the doors of the bar furniture, the game table and the mosaic of the main bathroom. While stopping to look at the mirrored dressing table designed by Osvaldo.
Textiles and glassware: a separate chapter
Villa Borsani has made it possible to wear the tableware, the crockery and glassware of this collection on a semiprecious stone: its spectacular onyx dining table. There is rarely an occasion like this. Demonstrate that the high decoration of these pieces coexists perfectly with such an unusual surface. The result is a luxurious staging, replete with glitter and matte. And at the same time a chromatic parade where gold, amber, copper and cobalt blues come together. A very visual proposal where to dress the table for special occasions at home is a lesson in good taste. Crystalline glass cups, borosilicate cups, steel plate in matt gold. And as a background, floral jacquard tablecloths in linen and cotton.
Velvet and satin capture all the prominence of the textiles of this new collection, in which it is easy to fall in love with its cushion covers with embroidery of salamanders and precious stones details. Many of us are already looking forward to incorporating it into our rooms to enjoy a high decoration in them.