Maison Matisse is a French brand that made its debut at the Fiac fair of Paris in autumn 2019, celebrating the artist’s 150th anniversary with a surprising showcase. Founded by the painter’s great-great-grandson, its very first collection of original pieces were designed by the Bouroullec brothers, Jaime Hayon, and Alessandro Mendini (among his last projects). Now in 2020, Cristina Celestino joins the family.
The idea was as simple as it was efficient, bringing the maestro’s colourful joie de vivre as one of the Fauves into contemporary production, with objects for important homes and appealing prices, both in limited editions and not. The series was followed with the La Musique collection, crafted by the young French-Polish designer Marta Bakowski, who drew inspiration from the famous painting by the same name completed in 1939. For the label’s next event, we make our way to Paris Design Week, where the Maison presented its latest collaboration with Italy’s very own Cristina Celestino.
The Intérieur aux Aubergines collection, inspired by the eponymous painting by Henri Matisse and designed in partnership with Cristina Celestino, provides a rich decorative universe that artfully combines furniture and decorative objects.
To complement the furniture, Cristina Celestino designed the Belle épine floor cushion to add an Orientalist touch to the set. It is made up of 3 cushions that are attached using 6 buttons that give them a quilted appearance. The fabric used for this piece uses the same lampas with the all-over print that is also used for the armchairs, sofas, and folding screens.
The cushion fabric is made from natural yarns by a renowned Venetian factory that dates back to the 18th century that has exceptional know-how in creating lampas.
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