In October, Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood welcomed Canada’s first free-standing store dedicated solely to the Versace Home collection—inside, a decadent display of tableware, lighting, furniture, and textiles liberally embossed with the iconic Medusa head. The new Via Gesù range pays homage to the Palazzo Versace on the Via Gesù in Milan, home to treasured artifacts collected over the fashion house’s 36-year history. The collection is both ornate and edgy, emblazoned with Baroque motifs for the couch, the kitchen, and the Christmas tree.
Cushions are handcrafted from Italian silk, printed with metallic and coloured designs inspired by classical art and architecture. Similarly, stemware is coloured and illustrated by hand—green, red, amber, or clear crystal is painted with decorative gold and platinum lines and fired at 560°C. The line of stemware, coined Gala Prestige, is available in champagne, red wine, white wine, and water goblet varieties, differentiated by height, rim size, and rim shape. For holiday, ornaments like the Barock Christmas Ball and Glitter Bell are made from German Rosenthal porcelain and hand painted with platinum and gold bands, which are applied in two layers and fired after each application.