ICONIC JEWELS |C.M.
“Venice is like a dream; it’s a city that isn’t a city, where it’s nice to get lost and discover little corners with a unique charm. Getting to the lagoon is like taking a trip to one of the most special places in Italy. We found Palazzo Torres – a former bank – located just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square, and it totally became a part of our world, without changing anything, just keeping what history built. For us, the palazzo’s walls, mosaics, and ceilings were the basis for building beauty and innovation. With our new boutique, we want to convey harmony within history, from which everything is born, and the contemporary, told through the works of Venetian artisans.
(Domenico Dolce e Stefano Gabbana)
On the famous luxury shopping street Calle Larga XXII Marzo, just a few steps from Saint Mark’s Square and La Fenice Opera House, a Dolce & Gabbana boutique has opened in the majestic 19th century Palazzo Torres. It was designed for a city synonymous with beauty, history, and uniqueness.
There is also a room dedicated to the Fine Jewelry collection; here the floor mosaic is made of Black Marquinia Marble, and walls are decorated with dark blue glass mosaic walls, gold leaf stars, and a large baroque-style mirror.
A Green Antigua staircase leads to the noble area on the first floor, divided into three rooms for the most exclusive collections. Walls and ceilings are covered in boiseries, and floors are made of precious Venetian “battuto di terrazzo.” Venetian weaver Bevilacqua made the fine colored silk fabrics with contrasting decorations, and ceilings are adorned with original frescoes and three looming Murano glass chandeliers.
Yellow Siena Marble stands out in Women’s Evening Wear, as does the Azul Boquira and Irish Green Marble in the area dedicated to Men’s Formalwear. The ceiling is mirrored in shades of green and yellow, and there are Murano glass chandeliers – green in the Men’s area and yellow in Women’s. Furnishings consist of elements designed by Carbondale ad hoc for the boutique, and the historic Seguso di Murano family made exclusive glass pieces such as chandeliers, tables, hanging racks, and doorknobs specifically for the project. Experience a dreamy journey through history, architecture, and design that promises to enchant and charm all.