Gucci Launches Truly Groovy New Lifestyle Collection

Obviously these days discussion of almost every disappointment should really be prefaced with, “At least we’re lucky to be alive.” Still and all, the cancelled graduations, postponed weddings and the long delayed family visits have been a discouraging feature of this still ongoing health crisis.

High profile anniversaries were also stifled – for instance, Art Basel turning 50 last year and not even being able to stage Art Basel. And over in Florence, a really big one came this year, and had to be celebrated with at least some measure of restraint. Indeed, Gucci turned 100, and notably undertook an absolutely smashing collab with Balenciaga to mark the special occasion.

But the exalted Italian fashion house hasn’t stopped there. Rather, they have just released a decidedly flamboyant, slightly eccentric new lifestyle collection, which debuted earlier this month at Salone Del Mobile 2021 in Milan.

Leafy silk pajamas promise a very luxurious sleep, and the matching eye mask (please don’t wear over your nose and mouth) promises that sleep will be in peace. But for the waking hour, swanky stationary is a significant focus, practically begging us to stop all the digital communication in favor of more personalized, analog messaging. A new Gucci pen, especially, pretty much assures an utterly ethereal scrawling experience, based as it is around Luca Pacioli’s 16th Century discovery of the Divine Proportion / Golden Ratio – though the graphite pencil + pencil box set is surely a must get for all those fashionable Luddite friends.

There are also cool, Gucci-logoed paperweights (one, curiously, features a very happy-looking Donald Duck), an elegant notebooks/cards/envelopes set, and for gambling types, quite stylish poker and backgammon sets. For style-disposed travelers, the Gucci neck pillows are an absolute must, even if you’re still sticking to just trains and automobiles for the time being.

Naturally, it’s hard to pick just one – but gifting yourself or someone special a groovy new Gucci accessory is the perfect way to say “Happy 100th!” And looking forward to a hundred more…

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