The only thing more luxe than really dope clothing is upscale home goods. Fortunately, the two go hand-in-hand in the interest of general flexing. There's really nothing better than sitting back in your obscenely expensive leather chair while wearing obscenely expensive, possibly leather, garments. Unfortunately, I've never really experienced that feeling. But over at The Independent, the world of fashion designers turned furniture designers is explored. While they're not necessarily a money maker, these furniture designs help tie together a brand's general message.
The likes of Rick Owens and Raf Simons have done projects related to furniture recently and, apparently, designers have become increasingly involved in the furniture world. According to Tony Chambers of Wallpaper, "Now every brand thinks very, very seriously and long term about how they use their name and their logo." But it's not about cashing in. I mean, how many $200,000 beds could Rick Owens really sell, let alone make, after all? And yet, Armani has had a bunch of growth in its home vertical, offering housewares and private interior design projects for clients. Armani has even designed residences in the Burj Khalifa, which are selling for almost 30% more than other, already ridiculously high-end units. What a crazy world we live in, even if we're not technically living in a Fendi-branded branded crib in Dubai.