Just 40 miles east of Fabrègues, the tiny commune in the South of France that is household to Pierre Yovanovitch’s 17th-century castle (Ad, April 2018), lies an additional abode steeped in French structure history: Château de la Colle Noire, the onetime residence of Christian Dior. “Its architecture has always encouraged me,” Yovanovitch states of the storied residence, which is tucked absent in the Grasse countryside, wherever the manner legend blended his perfumes. “My home is like this too, quite very simple architecture but powerful and austere.”
So when Dior Maison tapped the Ad100 titan to desire up new residence extras, debuting on the heels of his the latest adaptation of the brand’s Medallion chair, Yovanovitch located ample fodder in these widespread grounds. Musing on Outdated Globe necessities that might have existed at La Colle Noire, he established out to usher household staples into a modern day context. The ensuing Midi assortment features an elegantly flared desk lamp, which echoes the curves of Yovanovitch’s hit furniture. A hand-carved cigar box, in the meantime, keeps excellent prime of intellect. (Embedded in its lid is a dial to evaluate humidity.) And, maybe most playfully, a Picassoesque mirror nods to the Fabrègues songbirds that lifted Yovanovitch’s spirit during the pandemic’s early lockdown days. These items and extra just debuted at the Nomad St. Moritz truthful, set in the Chesa Planta museum, in which Yovanovitch also unveiled new furnishings underneath his have label.
Like so a lot of Yovanovitch’s operate, the Dior collection tells a story of French savoir faire. Hewn from community timber (oak, hornbeam) and hand-carved by the renowned woodworkers of the Les Vosges location, every single item pays homage to the stripped-down elegance of the South
of France. “All of it is wood—rough, solid wood,” Yovanovitch clarifies. “I wanted to develop a selection with what was very simple and noble, like Dior did.” dior.com