Diesel Living unveils latest collaboration at Milan Salone

Bespoke Bathrooms has just returned from a fantastic visit to Milano for the Salone del Mobile, the world’s leading trade show for everything to do with interiors. Europe is just coming into springtime and we were lucky to have beautiful weather which encouraged us to wander beyond the fairgrounds to explore many related events around the city.

Over the next few posts we will be sharing some of our own images as well as images from press kits covering the general design trends we identified at the expo which will reflect back into bathrooms.

The bold Italian fashion house Diesel has over the last few years been expanding its portfolio to include interiors and at this year’s Milan Design Week unveiled a new collection of floor and wall coverings developed in partnership with Iris Ceramica, makers of porcelain stoneware surfaces.

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Bespoke Bathrooms visited the Diesel stand which was very exciting and original and included collaborations with other Italian companies to offer a full design solution from tableware to furniture: a home accessories range with Seletti, lighting with Foscarini, kitchens and bathrooms with Scavolini, wood flooring with Berti and furniture with Moroso.

“We love patterns and textures coming from the world of clothing,” explains Diesel Living creative director Andrea Rosso. “Together with Iris Ceramica we started to bring all our apparel expertise into a new format, having a texture like canvas or the surface of the leather jacket in a matte tile.”

With its metallic hues, iridescent colours and material textures like resin and cement, the new Diesel flooring was inspired by industrial references to create a metropolitan atmosphere for the home. The resulting collection includes Concrete, Industrial Glass, Camp, Stage and Hard Leather tiles. Some names perfectly suit the effect desired (Concrete, Hard Leather, Glass), but others are more obscure: Stage refers to the anti-slip finishes used on stage constructions, while Camp references the canvas, sacking and tarpaulin of an army base camp, combined with the glossy glazed surface of majolica ware.


Diesel Living – Concrete
A hyper-realistic imitation of urban concrete, Concrete strikes a mood part contemporary and part time-worn.



Diesel Living – Industrial Glass
Decontextualised, the typical outdoor glass of industrial windows enters the home and participates in interior design as if created for this very purpose.



Diesel Living – Camp
Camp is canvas, sacking and tarpaulin combined with the glossy glazed surface of majolica ware – and the hard surfaces of stone.



Diesel Living – Hard Leather
An eclectic approach to interior design, the concept of soft leather applied to ceramic tiles for an interior setting for both intimacy and socialising.



Diesel Living – Stage
Structured, corroded, dented, dulled metal – recalling the anti-slip finishes of stage construction materials.


Image Credits: 1st image Bespoke Bathrooms; all others Diesel Living/Iris Ceramica