Stay in Style! – A look at Dior first-ever home collection

By Sumit Malik
Stay in Style! – A look at Dior first-ever home collection
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS | The 4 storey sprawling store designed by Peter Marino. Dior Home, The House of Dior, at 160 New Bond Street, W1

Home is where the heart is. But for connoisseurs of fine living, in addition to heart, home is also where the art is!

Monsieur Dior, the creative mastermind behind the über-luxe European fashion house – Christian Dior, is famously known to have said, “Living in a house that doesn’t reflect who you are is akin to wearing someone else’s clothes.”

Indeed, home has been really close to the couturier’s heart. As Vogue’s Brooke Bobb notes, “when he[Monsieur Dior] wasn’t busy tailoring Bar jackets, he was curating his Louis XVI–style gilded chandeliers, medallion chairs, and toile de Jouy fabric in his Paris apartment with decorator Victor Grandpierre. Or he was carefully tending to his precious gardens and appointing the sophisticated, rustic corners at his country homes in Milly-la-Forêt and Provence.”

It’s no wonder then, that it wasn’t long before the house channeled his love for décor and gardening into a full fledged home décor line.

Yes, Dior fans. You heard it right!

Though Dior isn’t selling home ware products for the first time, however, the Parisian couture brand has hitherto only sold home ware items sourced from various artists. This new collection marks the launch of the new, in-house ‘Dior Home’ label.

Dior’s signature markers – the grey and pastel color palette, the Dior cannage and Monsieur Dior’s love for florals–have all been effortlessly retained. The brand commissioned 11 designers for the same, including noted names such as Lucie de la Falaise, Michaël Cailloux and India Mahdavi . The range includes hand-blown glass carafes, plates; Dior printed playing cards, crystal glassware and a picnic basket.

But when you Google “Dior Home”, it auto-corrects it to “Did you mean, Dior Homme?”! However, that doesn’t take away the fact that ‘Dior Home’ is a reality. And a gorgeous one, at that.

We at the Luxe Café bring to you, a curation of some of the launched pieces…

Marble Marvel | A classic marble staircase lead you up the store

Marble Marvel | A classic marble staircase lead you up the store

Arrivabene | Handblown Murano glass carafe and cups

Arrivabene | Handblown Murano glass carafe and cups

Veronique Taittinger | Crockery with the iconic lily of the valley prints from the House’s 1954 Muguet collection

Veronique Taittinger | Crockery with the iconic lily of the valley prints from the House’s 1954 Muguet collection

Lucie de la Falaise | Traditional wicker picnic basket

Lucie de la Falaise | Traditional wicker picnic basket

Giberto Arrivabene | Pastel pink glass paperweight

Giberto Arrivabene | Pastel pink glass paperweight

India Mahdavi | Dior Home plates. Each plate set includes three plates in three different colors: pink, white, and gray

India Mahdavi | Dior Home plates. Each plate set includes three plates in three different colors: pink, white, and gray

Michaël Cailloux | Deck of Cards inspired by Christian Dior’s gardens in Granville, Milly-la-Forêt, and La Colle Noire

Michaël Cailloux | Deck of Cards inspired by Christian Dior’s gardens in Granville, Milly-la-Forêt, and La Colle Noire

Peter Marino | Bronze boxes for the debut line

Peter Marino | Bronze boxes for the debut line