DESIGN STORY: Home Invasion
The winter holidays usually mean a lot of time away from home and police say thieves are taking advantage of that to break into homes. They recommend running through a checklist before leaving home — like put your lights on a timer so it looks like you’re home, make sure to lock all doors and windows, and tell a trustworthy neighbor that you’ll be gone so they can keep an eye on your house. Because once Pia, the PIN–UP intruder, has made her way inside your home, she’ll eat your food, raid your closet, and sleep in your bed. And she’ll look good every step of the way.
Pia lets herself in via Modus, a swing door in opaque graphite glass, a design by Giuseppe Bavuso for RIMADESIO. She’s wearing a classic single-breasted coat and pleated circle skirt in green, yellow, and red plaid, a brushed wool caban in brown and white, metallic silver pumps, and a silver leather hood, all available through CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC.
Pia kicks back on Mags, a three-seater sofa by HAY, upholstered in yellow Hallingdal 65, a fabric by KVADRAT. The rug is called Peas and is also available through HAY. Her wool dress with embroidered knots, as well as the black boots, are from the Fall Winter 2018 collection by Jonathan Anderson for LOEWE.
Not one to hide her light under a bushel, Pia showboats next to Arrangements pendant lamp, a recent design by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS. The Alma table is available through PIETRO RUSSO DESIGN. Pia’s yellow plastic top and skirt are by HELMUT LANG, her yellow overdress is a design by Raul Lopez for LUAR. The shoes are called Keilla and are available through SCHUTZ. The glasses she’s wearing are by SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE, the ones she’s holding are by designer MICHAEL KORS.
Pia cools her heels and quenches her thirst for likes in front of a hybrid refrigerator-freezer-fridge from GAGGENAU’s Vario 400 range. Pia’s hip bodice bustier in striped jacquard is by ECKHAUS LATTA, her classic women’s volleyball game shorts are by NIKE, and her beach sandals are a product of MELISSA shoes.
Pia makes herself at home on the new Bowy sofa and coffee table designed by Patricia Urquiola. Equally comforting are the Maglia rug, 905 chair (by Vico Magistretti), and Volage Ex-S coffee table (by Philippe Starck), all of them available through CASSINA. Pia’s camel wool doll coat, petal cashmere one-shoulder knit top, and the orange cotton boxers are from RICK OWENS’s Fall Winter 2018/19 Sisyphus collection.
With an acquired taste for luxury beds, Pia is loving herself sick on the leather-upholstered Suzie Wong, a design by Roberto Lazzeroni for POLTRONA FRAU. The remaining ancillary pieces are by Mr. Lazzeroni as well, except for the Lyra chair, a classic design from 1934 by the Italian company’s founder Renzo Frau. Pia’s “flasher” trench and green patent leather skirt are by HELMUT LANG, the Campos Tee and Elra bra top are by MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH. Her black and hot-pink Dub boots are available through CAMPER.
Vincent Van Duysen’s new Ratio kitchen concept for DADA/MOLTENI & C provides the perfect backdrop for Pia’s late night snacking. The designer’s equally decorative Pottery canisters are also available through WHEN OBJECTS WORK. The dark blue leather coat dress Pia is seen wearing is by Parisian luxury house HERMÈS. The low-top platform sneakers are decidedly lowbrow and are made by BUFFALO LONDON for OPENING CEREMONY.
Taking a load off her feet, Pia avails herself of the nearest side table. The collection of Lazlo tables was designed by Philipp Mainzer for E15 and comes in Nero Marquina oiled marble tops with either a zinc-plated or blackened steel base. The dark green mohair sofa is called Sant’Ambrogio a design by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for AZUCENA. Pia’s striped tie-top is by OPENING CEREMONY. The Ex-Libris silk Carré scarf is by HERMÈS, the wide-legged jean is by ECKHAUS LATTA, and the strappy white Meela stiletto sandal is by SCHUTZ. Background photograph by Ingmar Kurth.
POLIFORM’s new designs have Pia kicking up her heels. The Bristol sofa and the Home Hotel coffee table were designed by Jean Marie Massaud, and the gold-plated Baba metal side table, a design by Roberto Barbieri. The Zip Up Anorak jacket is from OPENING CEREMONY, the Laud skirt is by RACHEL COMEY, and the black suede over-the-knee boots are by HERMÈS.
Pia takes the art of lounging to new heights amid the Granville seating system and chaise longue, conceived by the French interior designer Christophe Delcourt. The Ring side tables, made from brass and copper, were designed by Nendo. Everything, including the Shields coffee table and the Wisp wool rug, are available through MINOTTI. The red vegan leather jacket and jeans are by TELFAR. The red patent leather pumps are by KENZO.