The Missoni Home Story
Ottavio and Rosita Missoni first met at the Olympics in 1948 (Ottavio was competing and making track suits for the Italian Olympic team at the time). The two eventually married in 1953 and started up a small knitwear workshop in a basement in Milan. When editor Diana Vreeland mentioned Missoni in a Vogue article in the 1970s, Missoni pretty much exploded into the fashion world and soon branched out into menswear, perfumes and home furnishings. The company is mostly run by Missoni's children while Rosita oversees home wear.
Why We Love Missoni Home
Missoni Home is immediately recognizable. Their tell-tale zigzag patterns and bright (though somehow still muted) colors instantly energize a room. The quality is exceptional, the design undeniably unique. Missoni home furnishings (like rugs, towels and robes -- yes, robes!) offer strong Italian fashion sense to the bedroom and bathroom, and their contemporary rugs, pillows and throws are great for adding a pop of color to the living room as well.
Fun Facts About Missoni Home
Missoni has recently entered the hospitality arena with their own Missoni Hotels entirely decorated with chic patterns and contemporary furniture.