As with all things in our post-Internet world, boundaries can no longer be counted on to separate one field from another, allowing the unbridled mixing of ideas which, inevitably, begets more ideas. One area this has been especially evident in is the intensifying osmosis between fashion and interior design, with the biggest names of each respective sphere translating their aesthetic for the other.
Ranked from largest to smallest, we rounded up five of the most striking recent examples of this interplay in the slideshow below.
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Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech
Morocco held a special place in legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent's heart, where he owned a villa in Marrakech that he frequently retired to in order to soak in its exotic sights and sounds. A museum dedicated to his life's work recently opened on October 19. Designed by Studio KO, the museum's facade is constructed from the red brick that is so indicative of the Moroccan cityscape, while the peculiar ways in which they are laid reflect the "warp and weft of fabric." Spread over its 43,000-sq-ft footprint is a permanent exhibition, a cafe, a 150-seat auditorium, a research library with over 6,000 volumes of book, as well as a temporary exhibition space.
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LVMH Headquarters staircase, Paris
As arguably the largest fashion conglomerate in the world, LVMH, which owns luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior, is bound to impress when it comes to its physical offices. Cue French designer Ora Ïto, who was tasked with designing a show-stopping staircase for the headquarters of LVMH's media division, located in Paris' 15th arrondissement. Comprised of 429 oak battens, the slatted structure wends its way down four floors before joining with the auditorium on the bottom floor to form its walls.
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"The Furniture of Rei Kawakubo" exhibition, Paris
Better known for founding the COMME des GARÇONS fashion empire, an obscure chapter in the reclusive Rei Kawakubo's decades-long creative output is the focus of an ongoing exhibition at Parisian art gallery A1043. 15 examples of Kawakubo's furniture designs that gallery owners Didier and Stéphanie Courbot collected over three years are on show, demonstrating the designer's conceptual approach that blurred the lines between furniture and sculpture all the way back in the '80s when they were first produced. Ends 22 December.
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STÜSSY Livin’ GENERAL STORE x Modernica Fibreglass Arm Shell Rocker Chair
The Japanese home goods arm of international streetwear label Stussy, STÜSSY Livin’ GENERAL STORE, has continued its collaboration with Los Angeles-based Modernica to rework yet another one of the latter's iconic mid-century fibreglass chair designs. Here, the Arm Shell Rocker Chair has been reinterpreted in the relatively subdued hues of "Elephant" and "Pebble" atop brass legs, with only a co-branded sticker underneath to denote its joint provenance.
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nendo x YKK "Zippppper"
Japanese design firm nendo – known in the design world for their prolific output of home goods and interior design projects – has partnered with zipper manufacturer YKK for a radical reimagining of its humble product. The final result instills nendo's structural expertise and trademark out-of-the-box thinking for five new designs: zips that cross paths, can accommodate gaps, fasten 3D structures, a zip that has no start or end point, and a zip that can be fastened with one hand only.