After launching a $27,000 bicycle, collaborating on the Neptune submarine and releasing a collection of luxury sneakers, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Aston Martin is now working on contemporary furniture. Yet, we did not see this coming.
Aston Martin, the luxury carmaker has partnered with Italian label Formitalia for a unique, collection of furniture that reflects the traditions and craftsmanship of Aston Martin sports cars. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, the furniture will be handcrafted in Italy, using authentic, luxurious materials. Including darkly textured timbers, warm brushed brass, indulgent velvet, leathers and the open-textured weaves of hand-woven Italian linens.
Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman sheds some light on why this collaboration is a natural progression for the British company. “The use of a common design language between our cars, our showrooms and our furniture, contribute to the unique feeling of luxury through an emphasis on quality and detailed execution,” says Marek. “When you create a product that flawlessly combines design, technology and style, the result can be most rewarding.”
Images – Formitalia
For the living room, the collection features a signature sofa that is created from a blend of fabric, leather, wood and metal and includes a magazine rack in soft leather or a service table in elegant Canaletto walnut. Also on show was a luxury sofa, with a shell dressed in incredible ‘cuoio’ leather from the Tuscan hills and a choice of any fabric or soft leather from the range to upholster the firm seat. Pair this with one of the exquisite coffee tables crafted from exotic Sahara Noir or Breccia Medicea marble and smoked or clear glass.
In the bedroom, the bed demonstrates beauty through its simple, elegant lines and is also dressed in fine cuoio leather. The futon-style mattress is draped in cashmere and topped with two cashmere-upholstered cushions. Buyers have the choice of charming sideboards where Canaletto walnut and leather have been brought together to produce two classically beautiful pieces of furniture. Completing the bedroom collection are two striking armchairs, with seats upholstered in soft leather or fabric atop beautifully structured metal or walnut legs.
From the promotional images, we suspect there will be a lot more furniture revealed before the launch in September.