Goodmoods

Cristina

Celestino’s

 

Milanese Projects

True Story

3 months ago

An Art Deco boudoir inspired by « Wes Andersonian »? It must have been Cristina Celestino who was behind it. Very subtly, the Italian imposes her universe, recognisable among many. Whatever the project, she distils her very own je-ne-sais-quoi, between geometric furniture and pastel shades.

 

This year, she is full of ideas for her brand Attico, but also for Fendi, Fornace Brioni or cc-tapis. And she continues to play with the symbols of her beloved city: after reinterpreting a 1928 Milanese tramway for Design Week last year, this year she has set her sights on the iconic Caffè Cucci patisserie. A new version of this gourmet boudoir, designed with the Misha wallpaper brand. Very appealing.

Cristina Celestino
"A DELICIOUS COLOUR? AQUA MARINE!"
Photography: Alberto Zanetti © The Double J
The Caffè Cucchi
The Caffè Cucchi
The Caffè Cucchi

The Caffè Cucchi palette?

« A trio of colours (aqua marine, burgundy and salmon), subtly distilled on velvet, coloured mirrors and softened by hints of marble. »

An iconic music of the Caffè Cucchi ?

ANDREA POGGIO

"Miraggi Metropolitani by Andrea Poggio, a young italian singer."
The Caffè Cucchi

A delicacy worth indulging in ?

« The four pastries I imagined with the pastry chef of Cucchi! »

The Caffè Cucchi
The Caffè Cucchi
The Caffè Cucchi
Rotonda della Besana

A must-see address in Milan?

« Rotonda della Besana, is one of my favourite places, surely for its calm and peaceful atmosphere. »

A favourite material?

« I use a wide range of materials. Glass and ceramics are the ones I like the most: I found the perfect suppliers and learned how to use them in the best possible way. »

Fornace Brioni
“Back Home” collection, Fendi & Fendi Casa by Cristina Celestino
“Back Home” collection, Fendi & Fendi Casa
“Back Home” collection, Fendi & Fendi Casa

« For Fendi, I played with the famous striped Pequin motif, dear to the Italian house. A multitude of colours (blue, cherry red, black, mocha…) shape the space.

Then I chose to combine nubuck leather with travertine (a limestone sedimentary rock) for this colourful collection ».

“Back Home” collection, Fendi & Fendi Casa by Cristina Celestino
“Back Home” collection, Fendi & Fendi Casa by Cristina Celestino
Planetario project, designed for the Besana Carpet Lab brand
Fornace Brioni

Cristina juggles ideas and projects. With Planetario, designed for the Besana Carpet Lab brand, she brings fitted carpets back into fashion. At Fornace Brioni, she gives a breath of fresh air to cotto (a popular clay in the Italian Renaissance) by reworking it with geometric motifs in bas-relief in unusual tile formats.

Fornace Brioni

Past, present or future?

The future exists in the past and both are part of everything” said Nanda Vigo and that’s a good summary, I think! When I design an interior or a room, I play with history. My preference? Mixing contemporary technologies with traditional materials to give shape to my own aesthetics.

Extract from the film "Solaris" by Tarkovsky
Agostino Bonalumi
Lucio Fontana

Your inspirations?

« The 70s without hesitation, I admire the artists who went beyond the canvas, relating art to space: Lucio Fontana and Agostino Bonalumi. I am also attracted to old science fiction films, such as Tarkovsky’s Solaris. »

Agostino Bonalumi
Mood Letter

Receive every Thursday in your mailbox the fashionable trends, prescribers and styles.