More than just a luxury automobile brand, Aston Martin is now making its foray into the world of design and living with a contemporary collection of furniture, launched in conjunction with the Furniture Show in Milan. While this is aimed at the discerning consumer with a taste for unusually-designed furniture (and perhaps, also, art installations as furniture) this could also be your chance to own a little piece of the much coveted luxury lifestyle brand without actually forking out a million bucks for the car.
The Aston Martin collection, also known as the Aston Martin Interiors line is made strictly in Italy, and embodies Aston Martin's trademark sophisticated and distinguised values in a series of office and home suggestions equipped with accessories and lighting. And like its technologically advanced automobiles, the Interiors line make use of only the best of materials in its construction.
We check out a couple of the coolest selections from the Interiors collection.
The Aston Martin Sofa is quite the scene-stealer, with its take on minimalism and futuristic design that is inspired by the Aston Martin itself, right down to the forms and curves that make up the automobile. Place it right in the middle of your living room for an instant conversation-starter. "What? An Aston Martin sofa? No way!"
For something that looks a little less like it's appeared straight out of a sci-fi film, the Chaise Lounge by Aston Martin is high on the elegance and style, whilst being just as captivating with the unmistakeable trademark curves of the Aston Martin. Its monocoque bodywork with padding of polyurethane foam also ensures top-notch comfort and relaxation - feel just as incredible as you would in an Aston Martin.. well, close to, anyway.
And like the car, these furniture are made-to-order to ensure absolute exclusivity. According to Alex Shlaen, the managing director of Panache Management, a Singapore based company that exclusively and regionally represents the Aston Martin Interiors and its maker, the Florence based Formitalia, the reception of Aston Martin line in Milan has been a tremendous success, and Formitalia craftsmen are now fully booked for the next few months to follow up on the initial orders.
"Each item is hand crafted and can take months to be made and delivered to customers," Shlaen added. "We do not have ware-houses nor pre-ordered items. All the items are customized and made by order. One by one. The true bespoke luxury".
If you would like to get your hands on one of these incredibly stylish furniture pieces to jazz up your house, make your way to www.panachemanage.com and they will coordinate your choice, materials, colors, matching items, and ship it straight to you. No catalog necessary - yes, it is that exclusive.