Within the vortex of what seemed to be an endless phase of remote working, the long days spent between the desk and the rooms of our own homes, with various projects, video meetings, group calls, and chains of emails just to feel a sense of virtual vicinity, became a microcosm where we learned to punctuate the new rhythms of a balance under construction. It’s what happened to nearly everyone during the last two years. But the echo we inevitably hear at every step in a return to old habits, also resounds in design. The Warm Suite by Gianfranco Ferré Home, an evolution of the Living Room presented in September 2020, represents just that: the bedroom and workspace, melded together in a singular solution of contemporary continuity, both delicate and reassuring.
To characterize the atmosphere is the Wynwood line, whose complex woodworking casually shifts the gaze from an overall vision to that of every single detail in a chromatic articulation playing on a palette of beige and dove gray. The solid beech in its most sophisticated, vibrant variant, is given an aerodynamic feel through the winged profiles of its hand-finished individual pieces — a unique detail that defines the forms in some cases and represents the structural element in others.
Here, the first element to capture our attention is the bed, standing out with a curved headboard — a slight and inviting sinuosity clad in a herringbone fabric recalling the most famous of sartorial accents — equipped with two lateral storage compartments sporting the same upholstery. Decorative and functional, they protrude slightly from both ends in an emphasis that optically raises the piece off the ground. At the foot of the bed, the Mini bench clad in nubuck matching the palette of the Suite gives the whole a touch of retro irony with its curved profiles, almost as if to suggest that while we may live in an unexpected future, our homes can still conserve and bring back the memories of our childhoods. In a game of full volumes and voids, night tables are paired to the bed with a soft-closing drawer tracing a slight, dynamic silhouette. Another reference to a timeless design classic is found in the dresser completing the bedroom. Here, the character of the Wynwood line is expressed in its entirety, embracing the canons of an almost minimalist essentiality with a couture detail: the mirror coating on its side, which gives life to an illusion where the structural element that should be the most evident, seems to disappear.
For the at-home workspace, Gianfranco Ferré Home has imagined a fluid and functional corner of comfort. The slightly curved surface of the desk is covered in a taupe nubuck, whose velvety texture provides a pleasant touch and feel, while a return to the Suite’s other colors concedes a pause to rest the eyes. Once again, the profile comes in solid beech with a warm Wengé tone, which is mirrored identically in a matching chair. The perfect circle of a mirror, contrasting the elongated, rectangular and blurred form of the adjustable wall lamps with a bronzed base and lampshade in plexiglass and white fabric, traces new perspectives of space and light. Among ONIRO Group’s strengths is the exaltation of a rich Made in Italy tradition overflowing with expertise and knowledge, which since 2014 has found the perfect interlocutor in the brand.