British creative flair meets fine Italian craftsmanship
For the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Canali interviewed well-known British designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby as part of the brand’s “200 Steps” project.
The video interview, published online today and featured in the display windows of the Milan boutique in Via Verri, describes the creative process of the two designers through the iconic designs produced when British creative flair meets fine Italian fine craftsmanship. The artistic installation includes pieces like the Tobi Ishi table designed for B&B Italia, the Four Leaves coat stand and the Poppins umbrella stand for Magis, the Tab lamp for Flos, and the Tip Ton chairs and Map Table for Vitra.
The limited edition Lanterne Marine lamps designed for Venini have been given their own special window display, with an exclusive preview of PORT, a design that embodies the two British designers’ deep and long-standing interest in the marine sector and their passion for colour.
The modern, linear forms of Barber & Osgerby’s work and the elegant, contemporary lines of Canali suits are interwoven in a melodious symphony brimming with creativity and fine hand craftsmanship. Fashion and design, both expressions of a unique artistic sensibility, influence each other and are nourished by the same innovative lifeblood to create “unique pieces”.