GRACIOUS AUDACIOUSFor almost three hundred years, Ginori 1735 has been one of the leading brands in the world in the lifestyle luxury goods sector, an expression of Italian excellence in pure porcelain with designs of the highest quality. Ginori 1735 has always associated itself with big names in fashion, art, design, architecture, cinema and home furnishings, bringing together age-old techniques with its ever-contemporary taste, to create products which are the fruit of leading visionaries.
BRINGING THE RENAISSANCE INTO THE MODERN LIFEWe worked for over two years with the brand to create LCDC La Compagnia Di Caterina – Ginori’s first home fragrance collection in which their finest porcelain is used to hold the flame of refined scented candles, burning incenses and perfumed essences. To create the LCDC collection, we reinterpreted the figurative art of the Ginori Manufacture, taking inspiration from Lucha Libre masks, from the illustrations of Jean-Paul Goude and from graffiti art.
LIGHT MY FIREThe LCDC collection is paying tribute to the life of Caterina de’ Medici with a collection dedicated to her entourage. We imagined every character in the entourage of Caterina de’ Medici as a symbol of a value to aspire to, an ideal which kindles one’s inner fire. And, each one has their own reasons for asking to be lit by this fire: one to burn with passion. One to fuel the fire of ambition, leadership and wisdom. One to keep alive the fire of friendship, grace and generosity. One to show great courage in seeing it all go up in smoke.
MEET CATERINA’S ENTOURAGEThe Lover, symbol of passion, carries a flame which burns in one night, or which lasts a lifetime. The Amazon, symbol of leadership, takes charge of her own destiny, emboldening everyone around her. The Scholar, symbol of wisdom, is one who contemplates the great design of life, an attentive observer who artfully tells the story of our human drama. No stranger to challenges and adventures, The Companion, symbol of friendship, is a faithful friend with whom to live stories which will stand the test of time.
The Favourite, symbol of ambition, is determined and self-assured, obtaining graces and favours for which others, in their envy, would throw themselves into the fire. The Fire-Master, symbol of courage, warms the heart of the palace. The Lady, symbol of grace, is elegant and mysterious, she is the one everyone is talking about but the whispers in the air around her can only make her flame burn more brightly. The Friar, symbol of generosity, is an expert in the alchemy of the human soul and always knows how to help.
REVIVING THE ICONIC LCDC, ADDING A SHIMMERING TOUCHEmerging from the gilded pages of history is Luca Nichetto's LCDC Gold for Ginori 1735. Unveiled during Maison&Objet, the special edition extension skillfully elevates Ginori's time-honored gold application technique, making gold a prominent feature that graces the faces of Caterina de' Medici's 16th-century court figures: Il Letterato (The Scholar), Il Seguace (The Companion), and L’Amazzone (The Amazon). These figures shine in both white/gold and black/gold variations, radiating renewed brilliance.
The interplay of radiant gold and delicate porcelain enhances the mystique of the figures. Paying homage to Ginori's legacy, LCDC Gold captures the spirit of the Renaissance, putting Nichetto's artistry on full display.
SCENTS BY THE OLDEST FRENCH PERFUME HOUSELCDC fragrances have been developed by Jean Niel, the oldest perfume house in France founded in 1779. Three different essences were designed to create a symbolic sensory journey from Florence to Paris: Orange Renaissance, Black Stone and Purple Hill. Orange Renaissance, inspired by the favourite ingredient during the era of the De’ Medicis in Florence, pays tribute to the orange blossom. Black Stone, inspired by the talisman given to Caterina de’ Medici by an astrologer in her court, evokes the spices used by alchemists in that period. Purple Hill, a fresh, light, floral fragrance recreates memories of the scent of the Tuscan hills in full spring bloom.
For Milan Design Week, two new home fragrances entered La Compagnia di Caterina. Musk Road, an exotic escape that lasts as long as a breath, or perhaps forever, and Amber Lagoon, the scent of a walk in lost time, the precise moment of infinite possibilities.
LCDC Gold also introduces two captivating fragrances: White Jealousy and The Gold Crown. Additionally, L’Amante, a rare 100-piece edition, features pumpkin-hued fabric and a gold-painted helmet.
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