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Moschino Furniture

Italian

The Moschino story begins in the early 1980s, when Franco Moschino (1950–94), a freelance magazine illustrator and Gianni Versace collaborator, founded a label in Italy whose ethos was all about having fun.

Moschino initially pursued a degree in painting at Milan's Brera Academy of Fine Arts during the late 1960s, turning to freelance illustration to help pay his way through school. He found inspiration in Pop art, Dadaism and bold graphics. During the 1970s, he began to work for Gianni Versace’s now-legendary house as a sketcher and freelanced as a clothing designer with other fashion labels. In 1983, encouraged by Versace, he launched his own extravagant and excessive couture collection.

Moschino's expertly tailored, vibrant designs for casual wear and more, each adorned with loud, playful details, spoofed the chic high fashion of the day, and Franco's close relationship with fine art — as well as his eye for innovation — welcomed comparisons to Elsa Schiaparelli over the years. The label’s work essentially mocked the industry even as its hand fed Moschino, with the founder emblazoning shirts with slogans such as “Good taste doesn’t exist” or embroidering jackets with the phrase “Waist of money,” while the theatrical shows were positioned with an undercurrent of critique.

Today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds two vintage Moschino handbags in its collection: one shaped like a milk carton and the other an iron.

“Under all the surface witticisms, [Moschino] had a serious knack for running class pieces through a wringer of irony or Surrealism,” observed Vogue. “Chanel-isms were his favorite trope, though he also poked fun at Jean Paul Gaultier’s lingerie dressing and put out pasta bags in a parody of the Prada accessories craze.”

Accessories, jeans and the first men’s collection were presented at the Regal Palace in Milan in 1985, with his Moschino Jeans womenswear collection following in 1986. Then Moschino released Moschino for Women, its first fragrance, the next year in Europe.

In 1988, long before brands had considered the concept of a spin-off, Moschino bowed its cheeky diffusion line for men and women, Moschino Cheap and Chic, during the shows in Milan. The label thrived, adding its first stores in Italy and campaigning for eco-friendly fur. Its retrospective-slash-fashion show “X Years of Kaos” in the early 1990s benefited a children’s AIDS organization.

After Moschino’s untimely death at the age of 44 from AIDS complications, Rossella Jardini, his longtime friend and colleague, took the reins. She carried the torch for nearly 20 years, adding eyewear, watches and jewelry. American designer Jeremy Scott was named creative director in 2013.

Scott, who grew up on a farm and once unveiled a collection of evening dresses charred with burn marks, imbues all his work with a message of inclusion, be it his Fast Food collection in 2014 (hot dog dress included) or Moschino Barbie.

“I don’t care if the critics don’t like me,” Scott told Vogue. “I want to be the people’s designer, like Diana was the people’s princess.”

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Creator: Moschino
Framed Moschino Silk Scarf
By Moschino
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Red Moschino Scarf framed in sleek black. This stylish piece features a striking love heart with a peace sign in the middle, exuding an aura of love and harmony. Crafted with meticul...
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1990s Italian Moschino Furniture

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Kartell Toy Lamp Moschino Design by Jeremy Scott
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The iconic bear of Moschino, re-launched by the designer, becomes a table lamp for Kartell that interprets the playful, irreverent and colourful style that the two brands have in com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Moschino Furniture

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Plastic

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By Moschino
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A cabinet to arrange the most precious memories and objects. Pricing excludes VAT.
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2010s Italian Modern Moschino Furniture

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Aluminum

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2010s Italian Modern Moschino Furniture

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Aluminum

Contemporary Camicia Cabinet in Aluminium by Altreforme
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A multicolored rhombus cabinet to contain the most elegant clothes and accessories. Pricing excludes VAT.
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2010s Italian Modern Moschino Furniture

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Aluminum

Contemporary Colletto Coffee Table in Aluminium by Altreforme
By Moschino
Located in Calolziocorte (Lecco) Italy, IT
Aluminium is shaped like a sheet of paper, recalling the iconic Arlecchino's collar; the colours are applied with metallic effects enhancing the challenging geometry of this product....
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2010s Italian Modern Moschino Furniture

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Aluminum

Contemporary Guanto Mirror in Aluminium by Altreforme
By Moschino
Located in Calolziocorte (Lecco) Italy, IT
Funny expression of elegance and refinement, the glove becomes a mirror to cheer and brighten the walls of every room. Pricing excludes VAT.
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2010s Italian Modern Moschino Furniture

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Aluminum

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By Moschino
Located in Calolziocorte (Lecco) Italy, IT
Magic weaving of golden aluminium wires wrap around the maschera seat made of soft leather, creating an ironic product, fairy-like. Pricing excludes VAT.
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2010s Italian Modern Moschino Furniture

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Aluminum

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Moschino furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Moschino furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Moschino furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Moschino were created in the modern style in italy during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Chapel Petrassi, Marco Ferreri, and Claudio Bitetti. Prices for Moschino furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $405 and can go as high as $9,132, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,892.
Questions About Moschino Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    The difference between Moschino and Boutique Moschino comes down primarily to price. Moschino is the name of the Italian fashion house's high-end line of apparel and accessories, while Boutique Moschino is a diffusion line that offers pieces priced around 40% less. Until 2014, the Boutique Moschino label was called Moschino Cheap and Chic due to its more economical pricing. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Moschino apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    The country that Moschino is from is Italy. Franco Moschino founded the luxury fashion house in Milan in 1983. During the 1970s, he began to work for Gianni Versace's now-legendary house as a sketcher and freelanced as a clothing designer with other fashion labels, and it was Versace who encouraged him to launch his own label. Find a wide range of Moschino apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Whether Moschino is true to size depends on the piece. The Italian luxury fashion house has its own sizing system, which is different from the ones used by other labels and can vary from piece to piece. As a result, Moschino recommends that you read the sizing information on the product sheet to determine which size is right for you. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Moschino apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    When it was announced in 2023 that Jeremy Scott was leaving Moschino, he did not state publicly why he was stepping down as its creative director after 10 years. He later stated that he felt that it was time for a new direction after his decade with the luxury brand. He continues to own his eponymous brand. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of Moschino apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, Moschino is a high-end brand. The Italian fashion house offers pieces that are carefully produced out of fine materials. The brand’s high-end status dates to the early 1980s, when Franco Moschino founded a label with an ethos that was all about having fun with style and materials. Moschino has continued to produce expertly tailored, vibrant designs with theatrical flair and fine details like embroidery. Find a selection of Moschino apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.

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