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For its Spring-Summer 2015 season this year, The Conran Shop are presenting a unique showcase Italian design, from furniture and lighting, through art, fashion and decorative accessories. Entitled Conran Italia, the idea is to take us on a journey through the Italian regions, from the historic urban settings of Milan and Florence, to the retreats of the Amalfi coast.
We start the season in February at an imaginary Milanese apartment. Rare vintage finds and mid-century rub shoulders with contemporary designs. Mosaic patterns and peppered marble floor tiles give the feeling of a grand, historic building – a look softened by gentle textures, a muted colour scheme and blossoming floral arrangements.
As the season progresses from April into June, we escape to the serene Tuscan countryside. We’re invited this time, to a villa in the rolling hills of Northern Italy. This is La Dolce Vita. Strolling about the sun-bleached orchards and vineyards: our focus on the Italian love affair with food and drink.
July: High summer arrives, and it’s time to pack bags and head for the southern Italian beaches. Destination: the Amalfi coastal village of Positano. The look: Beach Chic. The spirit: recapturing the glamour of the Amalfi’s 1950s heyday: the golden age for Italy’s beloved coastline.