What began as a casual stroll down Paris’ most fashionable street became a fruitful partnership between Dolce & Gabbana and Cabot House Furniture.
The vibrant and bold Carretto collection celebrates Sicilian inspired design.
JoAnn and Robert Bendetson were in the Dolce & Gabbana store on the iconic Avenue Montaigne during fashion week when a chance encounter with the brand’s head of retail led to an invitation to Milan.
Carretto Siciliano reveals the essence of the island with intricate motifs
They were invited to see the new furniture line by the Italian fashion house, which had just debuted at the Venice Biennale. “We’re curious about color, textiles and where the pulse is in design and inspiration. When Dolce & Gabbana invites you to Milan, you go,” said Robert.Tableware from the Blue Mediterraneo collection.
Although the collection was still in the early stages, the Bendetsons were excited by what they saw. After many more meetings over a couple of years, it became official—Cabot House (cabothousefurniture.com) would be the first furniture store to carry the full Dolce & Gabbana Casa line (dolcegabbana.com), including the furniture, housewares and textiles.The Blue Mediterraneo collection is characteristic of southern Italy
It’s a really exciting opportunity for Cabot House, a family-run business now going on five generations with Austin Bendetson as Director of Real Estate and Manager. The range and breadth of styles carried is a big win for Boston.
Tableware from the Carretto collection.
Even if you aren’t redesigning your home head to toe in Dolce & Gabbana, you can buy any of the accessories at an approachable price. “The housewares allow anyone to bring fashion into their home decor. You can create a whole look with the pillows alone,” said JoAnn. “This is not commercial furniture, this is art.” adds Robert. And like fine works of art, each piece of furniture is signed.
Pillows from the Blue Mediterraneo collection