Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring rainy days

The Milanese fashion and fabric house Etro is famous not only for gorgeous clothes and textiles but also for their philosophy of life characterized by quality, refinement and excellence of materials and workmanship. Their refined sense of color and the timeless decorative motif contributes to the elegance of this umbrella holder, by Etro Home Accessory, made of precious Florentine ceramic.
On a purple background we can admire the elaborate decorative motif called Paisley.
The name indicates a particular textile design of Eastern origin, which became popular in Europe in XIX century, and has become characteristic of the Etro brand due to their passion for history and for travel around the world, to the point that on their clever web site they even have a fun memory game based on Paisley.
Applied here to the classical form of the big jar, Paisley pattern becomes bright and sumptuous, perfect for creating an elegant atmosphere in the foyer of any house, the vase can be also used to hold delicate branches or just by itself as a focal point on a console.

A timeless piece.


qerat said...

Love Etro and their design philosophy.
Beautiful Jar

Michelle said...

I like the idea of would be stunning! After hearing your description, I'm more in love with it!


Dale said...

Very pretty piece. I knew Etro made some pretty fancy, brightly colored men's shirts (not that I own one..but I wish I did). I didn't know they made home accessories too!

DesignTies said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous piece!! Love the vibrant purple :-)

It's really too pretty to fill with umbrellas -- I much prefer your idea to fill it with branches :-)


P.S. You can see the red Alessi bowl that I won in your giveaway in my kitchen makeover post :-)

Maria Killam said...

That is such a wonderful shade of purple!

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