For reasons which remain opaque to me, no-one offered to send me on an all-expense paid trip to Salone del Mobile, the huge annual furniture and design show held in Milan, and which is attended by all the Cool Kids from across the globe who are in design. Alas! Good thing I can get a taste of what’s going on from afar. One of the most delicious items that came across my desk are the designs from Walker Zanger’s well-loved Duquesa (Spanish for Duchess) collection, which are now available in cement, and thus suitable for outdoor use.
The designs include Alba, Fatima, Fez and Jasmine, all executed in a dreamy blue called Mezzanotte. Fatima draws inspiration from 16th century Italian textiles, Portuguese ceramics and Moorish mosaics. Fez nods to Spanish and Egyptian wood inlays, pendant lanterns, and Chinese decorative screens. Alba’s roots are Moorish geometric designs and bronze metalwork, while Jasmine’s curves evoke arched Moroccan doorways and carvings.
See more here in this lovely PinBoard: