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Watch our talk with Ginori 1735 and Luca Nichetto about their new collection of home fragrances

Dezeen teamed up with Ginori 1735 for a live talk with designer Luca Nichetto about his collection of home fragrances created for the Italian porcelain maker. 

Moderated by Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the talk explored the collection of home fragrances, the first in Ginori 1735's history.

Called La Compagnia di Caterina, or LCDC for short, the collection includes three fragrances in the shape of fragrance diffusers, burnable incense sticks and candles encased in a series of porcelain characters designed by Nichetto.

La Compagnia di Caterina by Luca Nichetto for Ginori 1735
Designer Luca Nichetto has created a collection of home fragrances for Italian porcelain maker Ginori 1735

The containers each feature a character from the the story of the Italian noblewoman Catherine de Medici's move from Florence to France with her court of artisans which included a perfumer.

The forms were informed by masks used in performative Mexican wrestling, graffiti and the illustrations of french graphic designer Jean Paul Goude,

During the talk Fairs and Nichetto discussed the story behind the collection, the meaning behind the characters and the inspiration behind the pieces.

The fragrances in the collection were developed by Jean Niel, the oldest perfume house in France, founded in 1779.

La Compagnia di Caterina by Luca Nichetto for Ginori 1735
The designer will speak about the new collection in a live talk with Dezeen today

Nichetto is an Italian designer based in Stockholm, Sweden.

He founded Nichetto Studio in 2006, which has completed projects such as a chair inspired by his heritage for Moooi and a modular furniture system for American brand Bernhardt Design.

Ginori 1735 one of the world's oldest porcelain makers.

Luca Nichetto. Photo by Morgan Norman
Luca Nichetto, founder of Studio Nichetto. Portrait by Morgan Norman

Founded in Florence in 1735, the brand produces tableware collections, flatware and drinkware as well as art objects.

They have collaborated with artists and designers like Gio Ponti and Luke Edward Hall.

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This talk was produced by Dezeen for Ginori 1735 as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.