What happens when a stylish accessories designer and a swanky remote island resort get together? Tropical magic that quenches our thirsty wander lusting souls. Super stylish accessories designer Mercedes Salazar has revealed her latest tableware collection in collaboration with The North Island, a remote luxury island escape in Seychelles, and it’s beautiful.
The fashion-forward already can’t get enough of Salazar’s sell-out statement earrings and handbags which tout an authentic artisanal aesthetic with whimsical creatures and bold florals. The signature woven raffia style in her creations boasts serious beach vibes and complements any warm weather getaway ensemble.
The Luxury Collection announces their second collaboration with renowned designer and Global Explorer Mercedes Salazar, unveiling her first homeware collection with the brand. Inspired by her travels to North Island in Seychelles, one of the newest additions to The Luxury Collection portfolio, Mercedes has created a vibrant, eye-catching collection of pieces for the home. Designed exclusively for The Luxury Collection, the items range from parrot placemats to cockatoo bread baskets and are available for retail beginning July 2021.
Mercedes Salazar x The Luxury Collection: North Island is inspired by Seychelles’ bold colours and diverse wildlife. Each piece brings the authentic island experience to life, explicitly drawing inspiration from the native Aldabra giant turtles, parrots, and white-tailed tropicbirds. The hue-driven- the collection is centred around the natural surroundings of North Island; bold pinks, blues, greens, and oranges reflect the exotic landscapes, fruits, and flowers on the island. Wicker candlesticks, vases, placemats, and baskets create a cohesive novelty piece for the home, reminiscent and reflective of the “barefoot luxury” of the North Island villas.
“The Luxury Collection’s hotels and resorts are all such unique destinations, and North Island is another example of exceptional harmony between the property and its surroundings,” said Mercedes Salazar. “The island is incredibly rich in biodiversity, and The Luxury Collection can showcase the destination’s commitment to preserve and cultivate the nature surrounding the hotel. From the vibrant colours of flora and fauna to the prints inspired by the exotic animals, North Island and its culture have a natural sense of authenticity – which I aimed to reflect in these new homeware pieces.”
“Much like The Luxury Collection, Mercedes is appreciative of the natural world and strives to include it in her continual journeys. She has the enviable capacity to absorb immersive aspects of culture, with a true understanding possessed by a Global Explorer,” said Philipp Weghmann, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “Her contagious wandering spirit and deep comprehension of what it means to be a world traveller make her an incredible partner to translate these experiences into products that can be enjoyed at home every day.”
Perfect for these tablescape-obsessed times of dining at home more, these intricate pieces in The Luxury Collection are sure to add playful detail to any meal and offer up that photo-worthy table moment.