At each of his fashion shows, held in the salons of 30 Avenue Montaigne, Christian Dior would seat guests on elegant Napoleon III-style chairs with seats decorated in casework, a graphic code that has become an iconic House emblem. Now, Dior Maison his paying home to its creator by launching a series of tableware collections inspired by the designer’s tastes, creations and inspirations.
In 1947, Christian Dior opened a boutique dedicated to the art of gifting, from mirrors and letter holders to candles and incense. The designer sought to provide all the pieces for a luxurious home, as he believed “living in a house which doesn’t reflect who you are is a bit like wearing someone else’s clothes.” Now, fueled by his words, the fashion house has hearkened back to its founder’s love for elegant entertaining with the new Dior Maison homeware line, which reimagines the home accessories of the storied brand’s couturier. As many are spending more time at home than ever before, the Maison presents the perfect opportunity to enhance one’s surroundings.
The collection of goods looks to Dior‘s archives, recreating tableware sets and incorporating iconic brand motifs. Decorative plates trimmed with the cannage motif add a touch of Lady Dior to the home, while the Monsieur Dior collection serves as an ode to the founder, with two-tone porcelain plates and coffee mugs.
Along with these classic offerings, seasonal collections also draw on Maison’s archives. Bringing the outside in, the Dior Gardens tableware set references Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway show, mirroring its celebration of the outdoors. Transporting the home, the Copacabana collection was inspired by couturier’s fascination with Brazil. As a result, seaweed motifs and mini aquariums painted onto vases bring the warmth, flora, and fauna of South America to any abode.
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