The Conran Shop’s Italia collection presents a journey through Italy, starting in the design capital of Milan, heading south through the verdant landscapes of Tuscany and meandering along the Amalfi Coast before finally arriving in Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia.
The exclusively, curated collections include Italian-made furniture designed by Magnus Long exclusively for The Conran Shop, hand-blown glass, lighting and decorative accessories from Murano, feather-light Italian cashmere throws and Paola Navone designs.
Launching with the Milanese Apartment and Galleria, epitomising classic and modern living with an architectural sensibility. Late Spring turns to the rural vistas of Tuscany conjuring up alfresco dining in courtyard kitchens, natural materials, rustic textures and hand painted decorative accessories. High Summer then brings the playful Amalfi coastline and Puglian peninsula to life with vintage pieces, outdoor furniture, food and drink, perfect for a picnic at the beach.
This focused edit and confident way of mixing materials, colours and textures captures the spirit and imagination of ‘Conran Italia’. This joyful celebration of Italy invokes the appetising aromas of home cooking, the sound of Vespas and the languid charm of a Riva gliding along the Adriatic coast.
“Italian design has been wrapped up in the DNA of the Conran brand from its early days. Italian culture has influenced us since the very beginning.”
– Jasper Conran, Chairman and Creative Director of The Conran Shop
The stores will feature; a selection of curated examples of Italian design and influence by Olivetti, the eponymous manufacturer of typewriters and designed communication products; chef Jacob Kenedy’s Gelupo Gelato brand serving handcrafted authentic and limited edition ‘Conran Italia’ flavours; along with the renowned mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s Bar Termini espresso and aperitivo bar will be teaching the fine art of making and serving Italian coffee with a series of masterclasses throughout the season.