Gilt Home is proud to debut our very own line of furnishings and home accents: Designed by our creative director, Tom Delavan, the Gilt Home Collection is a fresh, globally inspired take on his favorite vintage pieces.
“My goal was to embody what our design point-of-view at Gilt Home is,” says Delavan. True to that, these designs are clean-lined and sophisticated; luxurious yet practical; fresh and timeless at once.
Delavan brings a unique combination of talents to designing this collection. Having been an editor-at-large at domino, and currently an interior designer while serving as creative director for Gilt Home, he has a rare tripartite viewpoint — designer, editor, and business mind — that makes these pieces work from both a practicality and style standpoint.
“I created the collection based on the voids in the market that I kept seeing, as well as hearing about,” he notes. So he got to work on filling those voids. “We’re not making the everyday items you see at a mall store,” says Delavan.
To wit: the timeless walnut-framed Soren chair and Alex sofa; the lean-and-low, oh-so-Italian-looking Luca modular seating (“they’re like Garanimals; you can mix and match pieces, and you can’t get it wrong,” says Delavan); and the ingenious Bruno chair on a swivel base. There are plenty of accents too, like the sleek X bench, faux-fur throw pillows, and an inspired collection of floor coverings (we especially love the hemp rug, dyed with subtle washes of color).
Each of the designs is unapologetically modern, inspired by the best of midcentury Danish and Italian design. Yet the price points are accessible… pretty refreshing, considering how expensive this design genre has gotten. The ultimate goal here was to create design that’s accessible, fulfilling the motto of midcentury-modern master Charles Eames: to provide “the most of the best to the greatest number of people, for the least.”
After all, says Delavan, “What good is design if it’s not inclusive?”