An iconic Made in Italy brand, a symbol of luxury and excellence, Villari presents its new “Golden Age” collection, a unique proposal of decorative objects, collectibles, accessories and home accents in which the elegance and refinement of porcelain meets contemporary design.
The highest quality and unique skills have enabled Villari to establish itself internationally over the years as a distinguished player in the field of interior design with products that stand out for their meticulous attention to detail and extreme refinement and that range from decorative objects, lamps, tableware, home and bathroom accessories as well as home complements, from the most classic taste to the most recent proposals of the “Home Couture” collection.
Combining craftsmanship and creative audacity, Villari has continued, for more than 50 years, to reinvent porcelain with a touch of poetry and imagination, giving life in 2022 to a new eclectic, sometimes ironic collection, the result of collaborations with a rich parterre of international creatives.
New Horizons for Villari’s Golden Age
The designers einvolved in the creation of the Golden Age collection of home decor, which allowed Villari to experiment with new forms of expression, reinterpreting the company’s tradition each through its own unmistakable stylistic mark are: John Beckmann, Ciarmoli Queda Studio, Matteo Ceron, Debonademeo, Giulio Gianturco, Ferruccio Laviani, Marcantonio, Fabio Novembre, Emanuele Pangrazi, Ramz, Li-Jen Shih, Elena Trevisan, and Elena Xausa.
Products that also open up to experimentation with different types of materials: no longer just porcelain but also Murano glass, metal, and leather.
An important milestone that marks the entry of Villari’s home decor into the most contemporary interior projects and the company’s desire to address an increasingly broad audience.
Gold Bullion Coin Bank Villari, design by John Beckmann
Provocative, ironic and in the pursuit of the most total freedom of expression, John Beckmann’s distinctive mark enters the Golden Age collection with a decorative object halfway between product and work of art.
“Gold Bullion coin bank” is a 24k gold hand-painted porcelain bullion bar that introduces an ironic and humorous concept inspired by the James Bond film “Goldfinger.” “Even millionaires have to save their money. Is there a better place to store coins than gold bars?” says Beckmann.
A divertissement that shows Villari’s ability to shape porcelain by making the most varied creative languages through his extraordinary artistic and technical skill.
The Idea of the Villari Kiss, design by Ciarmoli Queda Studio
Soft and sinuous shapes shaped in porcelain distinguish L’Idea del Bacio, the collection of complements and accessories signed by Ciarmoli Queda Studio for Villari.
The project, which pays homage to the artist Man Ray, stems from a playful approach applied to an object of everyday use, resulting in a proposal that straddles the line between product and work of art.
In its first collaboration with the company, CQS Studio proposes a collection with a strong personality composed of a table lamp in 24k gold porcelain and a diffuser and soap dispenser in red porcelain, both hand-painted, bringing character to the environment in which they are placed.
A collection that, through the choice of “kiss” as a synonym for cosmopolitan sweetness and sensuality, expresses a message of inclusion: “The Kiss is a personal sign accessible to all. Genderless and ageless.”
Precious Stones Villari, design by Matteo Ceron
Precious Stones is a collection of home decor accessories designed by Matteo Ceron that stems from the designer’s passion for shimmering and brilliant hues, full of the wonderful iridescent colors of precious stones, combined with materials such as gold silver.
A capsule, combining Murano glass with a metal frame, composed of a table lamp, a pair of side tables and a mirror, with a minimal design and contemporary lines, in which Ceron’s creative eclecticism meets refined materials and a meticulousness in the details carefully crafted by Villari.
Lapis lazuli blue and amethyst purple are the colors chosen for the glass – deep and intense shades that give the products a truly unique allure, transforming the environment in which they are placed. A sophisticated and elegant collection with a clean yet refined design, inspired by the Deco style in the preciousness of the materials.
Le Grazie Villari, design by Debonademeo
Le Grazie is the collection with which Debonademeo designers inaugurate their first collaboration with Villari. A family of vases inspired by the multiple meanings of the word “source,” which describes both the gushing of water and the electrical impulse of a light source.
From the myth of the Graces, a deity symbolic of life impulses, derive not only the sinuous shapes but also the feminine name of each piece in the collection: the tall vase Aglaia, the medium vase Euphrosine and the riser Talia. The three products are characterized by harmonious and vaguely neoclassical forms on which three-dimensional textures, of industrial memory, emerge, reminiscent of metal molds and mechanical devices.
The superimposition of primary geometries defines an essential yet symbolic design, where cones and cylinders become containers of water and light, respectively: synonyms of nascent energy, generators of new life.
The top of the vases is made of porcelain and can be used as a flower holder or object container, while the methacrylate base serves as a rechargeable lamp.
The result is a collection of seemingly ordinary objects, which are nevertheless capable of generating small domestic metamorphoses: “lamps that bloom” or “vases that light up” in a novel juxtaposition of form and function, craftsmanship and technology, industry and poetry.
Luz Villari, design by Giulio Gianturco
The Luz collection of rechargeable lamps by Giulio Gianturco expands with new proposals, which become part of the Golden Age collection, perfect for creating soft atmospheres by illuminating indoor spaces with their soft light but also designed for outdoor living.
Equipped with wireless or USB cable charging technology, Luz is a modern lantern. An adjustable, rechargeable and long-lasting table lamp that can be moved as needed in various home environments. With compact shapes and light volumes, LUZ lamps accompany you everywhere illuminating desks and patios.
The lower part that constitutes the illuminating body is made of PVC-, while on the upper part, the practical leather handle available in a range of surprising colors from mango, red, teal to black, facilitates the transportation of the lamp.
A decidedly contemporary proposal with which the company opens up to the use of new materials and which represents the perfect mix of harmony, elegance and functionality that has always distinguished Villari products.
Mino Villari, design by Ferruccio Laviani
Eclectic and experimentalist, Ferruccio Laviani collaborates for the first time with Villari, creating a collection of unexpected decorative objects and complements that cleverly reinterpret the company’s tradition through contemporary thinking.
This is how the Mino collection emerged, which, taking its cue from the iconography of early video games, proposes new expressive forms for porcelain. A versatile proposal that consists of Mino, a decorative accessory perfect for embellishing the home, the Mini Light candle holder and the Mini Tox incense holder.
“The iconography of early video games is always very present in my imagination, and certainly Mino is the fruit of this memory, going from two-dimensional to dreamlike and then materializing and becoming something real,” says Ferruccio Laviani
An ensemble of accessories, made of porcelain hand-painted in gold, that combine Villari’s mastery of craftsmanship with the boundless creativity of Laviani, who, in this project, mixes memory, a pinch of irony and the elegance of a precious and timeless material.
Acanth-Hang and $aber Tig€r Villari, design by Marcantonio
Art and design become one in the pieces by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, who joins the Villari world with two new proposals.
Connections between man and nature are his recurring theme, in interpreting the dynamics and beauty of nature by showing man’s attitude that alters the original.
Constantly searching for pure and synthetic concepts, the artist proposes objects that can fascinate and amaze by telling unusual and extraordinary stories.
From this approach comes $aber Tig€r, the reproduction of a skull of a prehistoric animal, redesigned into digital sculpture by working on a 3D figure obtained by photogrammetry, created by combining more than 400 photos taken from life. “The saber-toothed tiger has fascinated me since I was a child, it looks like a fantastic animal and yet it existed,” says Marcantonio.
Inspiration came from museum reconstructions that know how to amaze by allowing people to see live, through perfect reproductions, what animals, dinosaurs, primates that no longer exist looked like.
$aber Tig£r is a precious objet d’art porcelain, a piece that celebrates sculpture and the intrinsic value of the subject, made even more captivating by hand-painted teeth in 24k gold.
Beauty and functionality come together in Acanth-Hang’s design, which is drawn from the typical ornamental decorations that reproduce acanthus leaves, used throughout history as frames for mirrors or as plant curls that follow one another in a lively pattern around a painting or piece of furniture, or even on walls and rich stucco work in ancient villas.
Marcantonio thus reproduces that precious subject with the aim of creating a new porcelain object, hand-painted in 24k gold, with a decorative but also a functional function.
Acanth-Hang can in fact be used to decorate a wall at the entrance or behind the sofa, as well as a hallway, but at the same time it is a real coat rack.
Nobody Villari, design by Fabio Novembre
Fabio Novembre debuts in the Villari collection with the vase-sculpture Nobody. An object of great expressive force. A fourfold mask with enigmatic features that, through the reinterpretation of classical iconography, invites us to rediscover ourselves.
“Looking for faces in which to mirror oneself is a natural condition for developing self-awareness, for triggering empathic processes of collective growth. From this propensity Nobody was born, a porcelain face that multiplies on the cardinal axes to give a glance to anyone in search of it,” says Fabio Novembre.
Visionary and multifaceted, Fabio Novembre interprets the Villari porcelain theme through a proposal in which once again minimalist aesthetic research and metaphysical poetics meet.
Even the choice of gold is not accidental: a finish that has always belonged to Villari’s tradition, it imparts great dynamism to the product, also transforming each porcelain face into a surface in which to reflect and find oneself. Available in two sizes.
Funky Graal Villari, design by Emanuele Pangrazi
Light, transparency, color. Simple and minimal lines that know how to dialogue with each other, fit together perfectly and build a body of unique objects.
Funky Graal by Emanuele Pangrazi narrates, through five vases made of glass and porcelain, an inventive process that stems from design and its infinite opportunities. A relentless investigation between the strength of forms and the meaning of decorative language, a perpetual investigation of synthesis between memory and innovation.
Archetypes and seemingly distant worlds come into contact tracing an extremely personal language: “I have always considered the vase as a sacred object, linked to a religious dimension. Something simple and at the same time symbolic. Starting from this conviction, I imagined reinterpreting it through decorative elements far from the common paradigm, with the aim of creating something capable of representing tradition and the desire for rebellion.”
Two words, Funky and Grail, that perfectly define the idea of a contamination between the sacred, precious, unique element and a decoration outside the lines. The three vessels that make up the collection are composed of an extremely fine porcelain base with a gold bath, bound to the glass through special bonding.
The profiles arise from the varied intersections of primary forms and are united by the balance that binds and determines them: the sphere thus becomes a support and at the same time a formal element, capable of constructing an architecture in which glass and ceramic chase each other, join, and separate, playing with each other and defining a kaleidoscope of reflections. A connection between seemingly distant materials with the goal of creating objects immune to the logic of time and space.
Arabesque Villari, design by Ramz
Saudi Arabian designer Abdul Al-Romaizan (RAMZ) once again brings the energy and style, which have always characterized his design, to Villari by presenting the Arabesque collection, a series of unique porcelain objects to accompany the Arabic coffee ritual.
A charming collection consisting of dallah-the traditional Arabian coffee pot-glasses, coffee vessel, date containers and a saucer, all handcrafted in fine porcelain, with a base with high-relief motifs, 24-karat gold-plated brass, hand-painted in an elegant shade of black.
A tray with precious crystals at the handles, which also embellish the teapot and glass lids, completes the collection. A tribute to RAMZ’s passion for jewelry.
Refined objects born from the meeting of different cultures characterize the Arabesque collection, which reinterprets the Villari porcelain tradition with elegance, telling the story of the designer’s love for craftsmanship and creativity, art and beauty.
Rhino Villari, design by Li-Jen Shih
A symbol of justice and power, Rhino is an object-sculpture, a multicolored rhinoceros made of porcelain. To create it, artist Li-Jen Shih decided to transform the rhinoceros, a majestic creature that has always been considered a symbol of good luck and kindness in Chinese culture, into a contemporary, heroic and modern work of art.
“I have always regarded the rhinoceros as a creature close to me and decided to create a work aimed at witnessing its beauty and making people aware of the real risk of its extinction,” says Li-Jen Shih.
A human imprint is etched into the horn to represent the predatory action carried out by humans but, at the same time, also seeks to remind people of the importance of the respect due to all animals on Earth.
Let’s Dance Villari, design by Elena Trevisan
Shapes, inventiveness and creative experimentation are part of Elena Trevisan’s design code. Her work is characterized by pure forms and a passion for production techniques and craftsmanship. Her interdisciplinary approach takes the form of architectural objects that meet visual art and graphics.
From this approach comes Let’s dance, a vase-sculpture in fine porcelain. The design of this lively collection is signed by Elena Trevisan, who makes her debut in the Golden Age Villari collection.
A project with dynamic lines and vibrant pieces that showcase the designer’s intention to pay homage to the frenetic dances of all cultures and times. Explosive and bright colors, an urban line pattern and irreverent body expression are the elements through which Elena Trevisan interprets the Villari porcelain theme.
Block Party Villari, design by Elena Xausa
Well-known illustrator Elena Xausa collaborates with Villari designing a fresh and light collection that speaks to the new generations attentive to design but also looking for a moment of elegance and verve.
Block Party, the first collection of mugs, designed by Elena Xausa, consists of three proposals Eyeball Nose and Bloom that accompany a young, gritty and energetic table. With an eye to the pop past of our Italian design but with an eye to the contemporary, to the new trends of color block graphics.
Like three humorous characters with pronounced connotations, the three cups marked by pop patterns and bright colors, reinterpret with irony and at the same time with elegance the tradition of the Vicenza-based company.