Fendi Transforms the Iconic Peekaboo Bag Into an (Actual) Work of Art

Dec 05, 2018 74

BY: Olivia Martin

In honor of Fendi’s 10th anniversary with Design Miami and of its Peekaboo bag, the Italian fashion house tapped Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis to create a series of sculptures that portray Fendi's identity. Marcelis’s luminous works in glass and resin have earned her many admirers in the fashion community; she’s also created installations for Repossi's Paris boutique and, more recently, New York’s Opening Ceremony. For the Italian label, she said, “We identified ten key icons of the house—the headquarters, the luxurious materials, the Peekaboo bag designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi—[and] I then set out to find a way to reinterpret and abstract these icons."

The Shapes of Water, Marcelis’s series of ten cast resin fountains on travertine podiums, opens December 4 at Design Miami. Water has been a recurring motif of the brand’s story since 1977 when it created a short film Historie d’Eau with the late bon vivant Jacques de Bascher. In 2013, Fendi worked to preserve and restore the Trevi Fountain in Rome, where the company is based.

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SOURCE: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/

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