These 5 Retro Italian Finds Are a Roman Holiday in Decor Form
Published Aug 7, 2019 5:54 PM
Living on the back of a Vespa. Twirling endless amounts of fettuccini. Wishing on a penny in the Trevi Fountain. These are the signs of a carefree Italian summer. Now New Yorkers can get a taste of a true Roman holiday without leaving the island of Manhattan.
MoMA Design Store and Fattobene, an online retailer that sells quintessential Italian basics, have teamed up for an end-of-summer pop-up shop at MoMA’s SoHo location. The 150-product selection features a bevy of retro finds designed as early as the 1800s through the 1970s (think: modernist staplers, a tagliatelle pasta-cutter rolling pin, and old-school candy tins), each selected by Fattobene founders Anna Lagorio and Alex Carnevali. From now through September 29, you can do like the Romans do and shop the collection, either in-store or online, where a smaller selection will be available. Here are five pieces we’re coveting:
The Spaghetti Outdoor Lounge Chair
With its stringy, flexible bands, this sunny yellow chair is charmingly named after what is arguably the country’s most famous dish.
The Sicilian Splatterware Carafe
For centuries, this southern Italian island has been known for this speckled motif. A ceramic pitcher covered in it will add a colorful kick to the dining table.
The Rainbow Hangers
You can stick to your all-black wardrobe and still have a vibrant closet with these painted beachwood hangers.
The Striped Kitchen Towels
These classic towels, which boast a traditional Italian pattern that dates back to the Middle Ages (!), will come in handy when you’re whipping up a homemade pizza.
The Designer Tiles
Renowned architect Gio Ponti designed these ceramic tiles back in 1960 for a hotel he was working on. For the first time ever, you can shop them for your next kitchen or bathroom renovation.