Art director Patrizia Moroso made a recent trip to DC. © Gionata Xerria Studio
Moroso at Salone del Mobile 2018.
The Seku Lounge Chair.
The Day Trip Collection.

Design Diva

Style impresario Patrizia Moroso comes to DC and dishes on color

As art director of her family’s Italian furniture brand, Patrizia Moroso has been commissioning cutting-edge creations from top international designers for decades. So when she visited Washington in May to discuss Moroso’s prolific 2018 collections, it was fitting that her talk took place in the Watergate Hotel. Fresh from a makeover by Ron Arad, the hotel’s public spaces brim with brightly colored furnishings that the London-based designer created for Moroso.

During a lively chat, Moroso touched upon color. “Pink is the color in Europe at the moment,” she declared. “But we’ve been using pink for years. We explore the world of color in a very wide way.” Moroso products are available through Apartment Zero.

An installation at Salone del Mobile 2018, designed in conjunction with Diesel, featured colorful indoor/outdoor Iron Maiden Tables.

The Seku lounge chair by Sebastian Herkner evokes riotous colors found in nature; it’s part of Moroso’s M’Afrique collection.

Designed by Marc Thorpe, DayTrip is part of the same  collection. Used as low tables or benches, the pieces pair surfaces handmade in Senegal with cushions produced in Italy.