As purveyors of the finest interior design brands from the heart and soul of Italy, we’ve made a habit of advocating for the “Italian dream”, where style, function and elegance meet to create the perfect living space.
For the seventh day of our Interiors Advent Calendar, we’ve decided that there’s no better way of promoting the aforementioned “Italian dream” other than through this beautiful book by Assouline, titled “The Italian Dream: Wine, Heritage, Soul”. There is more joy and serenity in enjoying the Italian design if you pair it with one of the many exquisite wines that Italy’s bountiful lands have to offer.
Guided by Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli, a member of one of Italy’s oldest aristocratic families, Assouline’s gorgeous book invites us to discover the country’s finest wines. We’ll explore the secret corners of Italy—from family castles and vineyards to the charming foothills of the Alps, in order to bring forth the artistic and epicurean delights, and hidden treasures of one of the world’s most inspiring civilisations.
Gelasio’s commentary is essential on this journey, as he is a revered winemaker, industry consultant, cellar advisor, speaker and visiting lecturer on the subject of Italian wines. The book is illustrated with superb gelatin silver prints by Aline Coquelle, the renowned Parisian photographer, resulting in a 372-page tome that skilfully captures the spirit, tradition and timeless passion behind Italian wine.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your wine-loving friend this year, well… you’re welcome! The book can be purchased from the Wallpaper* Store, and we thoroughly recommend it, as it is a truly wonderful read.
All of the products featured on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar can be seen on our Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Instagram or follow us for regular updates on Twitter, or you can browse our brands for more information and design ideas.