For 12 days, Gucci set up shop on Via Manzoni in Milan for Milan Design Week. The Gucci Cartoleria was a small space that represented a big step for the Italian icon. On the heels of the announcement that Gucci was launching a lifestyle category, the Gucci Cartoleria presented the opportunity to exhibit the new range of products in the magical, mysterious, and wonderful fashion that Alessandro Michele had envisioned them.
“When I was a child, going to the stationery store and finding pencils, pens, notebooks, games, meant bringing a dream into my daily routine. They were fine, well-made objects that spoke of craftsmanship and that, though part of my everyday life, were able to give off a magical, mysterious and wonderful aura,” Says Michele, “I imagined a small cabinet of curiosities, a Wunderkammer, like the cave of Ali Baba, that could accommodate these everyday objects and return them to a fairy-tale dimension.”
So, in signature style, the Gucci lifestyle offering takes on a dreamlike, otherworldly aesthetic. Elevating the often banal world of stationery with the label’s iconic motifs and high-end craftsmanship is no easy feat. From expertly crafted poker sets through to the most beautiful set of pencils you’ve likely ever seen, the Gucci lifestyle collection may have just sparked our new stationery obsession.
Shop the best of Gucci lifestyle below.
Horsebit Print Letter Set
With Christmas approaching in the not-so-far distance, this Gucci letter set looks like a solid investment. Radura-print envelopes recall the lost romance of letter writing while motifs like the horsebit print to the box nod to Gucci’s equestrian history.
Pen with Interlocking G Case
Well, if you’re reviving the lost art of letter writing you’ll need a suitable pen to accompany your new letter set. The gold-tone propelling pen comes with a full-grain leather pouch finished with the house’s Interlocking G logo.
Horsebit Pencil Set
In keeping with the Radura letter set, it’s highly likely that this is the prettiest pencil set in existence.
Daisy Duck Pencil Case
Luckily, the launch of the Gucci lifestyle collection coincides with the return to school and offices. Made from Gucci's signature eco-friendly supreme canvas, this pencil case should make your reentry to working life a little brighter.
Coloring Pencil Set
Alongside your pencil case — filled by your pencils and pen — make sure you keep things playful with this roll of 40 coloring pencils.
Gucci’s celebration of the magical and mysterious is not limited to purely fantastical things. In fact, this monogrammed canvas notebook is embellished with a very natural cauliflower detail to the bottom.
Any dedicated card player will understand the importance of a good pack. A supremely glossy finish is of equal importance to the decoration and the Double-G Pack does both to perfection. Housed inside a zipped supreme canvas case, you can steer well clear of damaging your 52 masterpieces.
Nothing says “I’m about to take your money” like bringing a full Gucci poker set to the table. Poker’s a game of psychology, so get the upper hand from the jump.
There is no more fitting end to a day of letter writing, card playing, and beating your friends at poker than slipping into this silk pajama set.
Oh, and this should help when you’re playing away from home. This is first-class travel in one convenient bag.
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