Missoni at Home, If You Live in Manila (Or Want To)
Did last fall's Missoni for Target launch whet your appetite for retro 1970s design with a modern Italian flair? Are you thinking about relocating to Manila, Philippines in the near future? If you act fast, you could be in luck--MISSONIHOME for Acqua Livingstone Tower is a total Missoni interior design experience, and the very first residential Missoni-branded operation in the world.
Harper's Bazaar recently reported on this property in Manila, which boasts 645 units for those who want to live "a Manila-by-Missoni way of life." In the brief HB article, Missoni marketing director Vittorio Missoni sells the MISSONIHOME vision, calling it "a celebration of life...an experience of happiness, excitement, beauty, creativity, style, and elegance."
Let's take a sneak peek at all this luxury ... and the price tag.
The MISSONIHOME units at the Acqua Livingstone Tower are strewn with Missoni-brand decor, from beds and pillows to wallpaper and carpeting. And if surrounding yourself with dizzying retro chevron stripes isn't enough, maybe the swim-up pool bar, upper-level amphitheater, lounge, DJ booth and dance floor, barbecue facilities, business center, indoor and outdoor gyms, Jacuzzi, library and spa will entice you. All of this for the low, low price of $82,000-$613,000 -- that's practically bargain-basement pricing, when you consider that a single Missoni dress starts at around $1,000.
Of course, we could see some drawbacks to living in a space so crammed with wavy lines, like how to get to sleep when you get the spins after a night of too much prosecco, or where to hang the "Dogs Playing Poker" painting you've had since college.
Photo by MISSONIHOME via Harper's Bazaar
Peruse more Missoni Home interior design at Missoni Home 2011. (Turn the sound down or hit the mute button at the top of the home page.)