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Fil Rouge-Classic for the modern age
Living spaces which include the proportion and the aesthetic critera of classic beauty.
Fil Rouge is the name of Roberto Giovannini's new 2019 collection; a name which reflects its expressiveness.
Roberto Giovannini's Fil Rouge collection is, above all, an expression of continuity. Continuity intended both as a passion for the classic style and for the exquisite art of the highest quality woodcarving; it is also intended as the ability to project into the modern-day epoch the extraordinary luxuriousness of the forms of times gone by, aspects which, right from the outset, have permitted the company to make its mark in the panorama of classic style furniture.
Fil Rouge is born from the Master Roberto Giovannini's exceptional aptitude of knowing how to reinterpret the classic mindset whilst remaining faithful to the proportions and aesthetic norms of the classic style. He is able to confer to his furniture and furnishings the fundamental characteristics of functionality and ergonomics required to furnish contemporary living spaces.
Fil Rouge presents itself, thus, as a ‘collection’ of breathtaking images, a procession of extraordinarily beautiful elite interiors which continue to express Roberto Giovannini's aesthetic and conceptual philosophy and the emotions which are transmitted by his creations.
Different settings, ideal places for living the Roberto Giovannini experience, host different types of classic furnishings: different in style, finishings, decorations, materials and fabrics and united by the Fil Rouge of elegance, good taste and sophistication capable of generating an extraordinary and refined ‘coherence’ of togetherness. Fil Rouge is also the colour red. A strong shade of colour which is confident, intense and vibrant, symbolising passion and transmitting sensations of true ‘warmth’. Associated with furnishings, décor and fabrics or used for personalising a space, it's the colour behind defining the atmosphere and creating emotions.
For 2019, Roberto Giovannini is presenting a collection which reveals an exceptional creative approach to materials, to decoration and to colour. Thanks to unique and amazing combinations, Roberto Giovannini's décor generates fascinating interiors capable of evoking intense sensations of wellbeing and comfort.
The Fil Rouge interiors
Roberto Giovannini is setting the stage with four different interiors, all expressing a new experience of luxury and moving the fascinating world of classic furniture closer to modern-day living.
The intrinsic elegance of these spaces is a direct consequence of the formal, dimensional and stylistic equilibrium which Roberto Giovannini is able to create between furnishings which differ in style, finishings and decorative details.
The Entrance Hall
Here, Roberto Giovannini presents an extraordinarily elegant entrance hall where the 'visual rhythm' is dictated by the stunning forms and decorative features of the furnishings which define it. In particular, shaping the room's charm, there is the new round Etoile table (art. 598) with its tabletop in smoked glass and base decorated in Antico Veneziano (Antique Venetian) finishing. The base is intricately carved to reveal the sinuous silhouettes of swans and, indeed, lends to this table an allure of intrinsic exquisiteness and exclusivity.
The characteristic and sublime carved base of the Etoile table encounters the clean and essential lines of the glass tabletop, prompting a reinterpretation of entrance hall tables, in perfect equilibrium between the historical and the present day, between classic and contemporary.
The Living Room Space
Roberto Giovannini presents a living area of extraordinary beauty, aiming to recreate the atmosphere and irresistible fascination of the finest and most evocative aristocratic residences.
The forms and styles of the Fil Rouge furnishings, combined with the textures of the fabrics and deep shades of colour which animate the décor, in fact recall the charm of the finest living rooms. A blending of styles and decoration personalises the ‘open space’ setting, boasting walls adorned with the highest quality curtains and drapery, in an intense red to visually amplify the space.
Dictating the mood of the living room space, the new and majestic sofa, the maximum expression of hospitality and elegance. Operà (art. 1440) is the three seater sofa realised in soft, purple Dedar velvet, with its embracing form: a luxurious alcove where the curved band, decorated in Oro Leggero (Light Gold)(G079), follows to perfection the lines of the padded upholstery. The cushions completing the sofa are enriched by marabù edging; the seat cushion flounce is made in ruffled velvet.
At the centre of the space, however, there is the reinvention of the Toscano sofa (art. 1262CK) realised in delicate and luminous pearly-coloured Dedar velvet, coordinated with two lounge armchairs upholstered in the Coromandel design Dedar Jacquard fabric, and a pair of De’ Medici sofas (art. 1404) in Dedar red velvet: together, they create a pleasant and surprising contrast. The Toscano sofa is a reinterpretation of one of Maestro Roberto Giovannini's best creations, its characteristics of comfort and ergonomics having been adapted to satisfy the sophisticated requirements of contemporary furnishing.
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