As we begin to transition back into some semblance of normality; there's never been a more appropriate time to give our homes the update they deserve. Whether the return to weekly dinner parties with friends has inspired you, or if you're simply looking to start afresh; might we suggest giving your home some celestial love? It's 2021, and white crockery and grey marle cushions simply will not do anymore. Luxury fashion House, Christian Dior, knows this all too well – and has never been one to steer away from making a statement. Trailblazers both on the runway and through the House's Maison offering; Dior has launched its Constellation collection for those who want to honour astrology through their homewares.
It's no secret that here at RUSSH, we have a particular interest in both the celestial and interiors. Naturally, Dior's otherworldly Constellation collection is right up our alley. The mesmerising offering was birthed from a dialogue between creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri and famous contemporary artist, Pietro Ruffo. Designed in conjunction with the spring-summer 2021 haute couture collection, the offering of eye-catching ceramics and luxurious cushions illustrates the mysterious and fascinating aura of tarot cards.
In a nod to Christian Dior’s superstitious nature, symbolic sketches devoid of human figures magically celebrate flora and fauna on various series of plates and dishes in Limoges porcelain. Stars – those dazzling signs of destiny the founding couturier cherished – adorn embroidered cushions. The black and white illustrations and captivating motifs represent a dreamlike and enchanting getaway within the home. One we have been dreaming of for far too long.
Ruffo is a long-time friend and collaborator of Dior, and has previously worked on constellation-inspired designs for the house in ready-to-wear rather than homewares. His illustrations featured heavily in the brand's first loungewear capsule; Dior Chez Moi; which launched late last year. Luxury zodiac-themed loungewear and homewares? A match truly made in heaven for astrology lovers.
The Dior Constellation homewares collection will be making its way to boutiques very soon.