Diesel's Successful Living home collection, which launched to the trade in Milan last year, is now ready for public viewing, lighting, and sitting in the US! The line includes lamps by Foscarini and furniture by Moroso, including tables, chairs, sofas, casegoods, and even a folding screen, ranging from $350-14,500. In tune with Diesel's edgy aesthetic, the pieces have three distinct themes: Music, Retro, and Discovery.
By far, the faceted Rock Pendant (left) and Bar Stool Stud (right) are the strongest, most original pieces. The pendant has a moody architectural quality, and it would triumph in any modern home. I love how subtle the bar stool's studs are; just that little bit of trim keeps it from being overdone. It looks comfortable, too! There's also a mirror with studded trim that's a riff on the BBDW Captain's Mirror; kind of cool, but I like the original better.
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Other items, like those with hairpin legs and bent plywood forms, are clearly inspired by midcentury designs, but don't quite succeed. Some pieces, like the X-ray/turntable-inspired coffee table, or the media console à la amplifier storage, have a contrived rock 'n' roll thing going on that's too trendy for investment purchases.
What do you think? If you want it for yourself, the collection is available at Diesel stores in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.