New Year, new beginnings that make us guess what kind of vibes the coming twelve months will bring into our lives (and our homes). Some turn to astrology sites for the answers, but you don’t need to believe in Jupiter transits to read my semi-serious guide to zodiac signs and design in 2019. Happy New Year! Hope for an inspiring and creative one!
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Fiery and passionate, Aries is the first sign of spring, most independent and ego-driven of all the zodiac signs. Those born under the sign are not afraid of bold choices that assert their dynamic personality. The avant-garde Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen in vibrant red and the eccentric Neon Mouth lamp by Studio Job for Seletti will keep the energy levels high in 2019.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Sensual and ruled by Venus, Taurus natives have an outstanding eye for beauty. Born when spring is in full bloom, they feel most happy when surrounded by objects of art and greenery. Crystalline flower vases by Czech artist Milan Pekar and the Tropicalia garden chair by Patricia Urquiola will respond to the Taurus’ need for comfort in close proximity to nature.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Vibrant and adaptable, Gemini is an air sign ruled by Mercury, planet of communication. They love to exchange ideas, thrive on change and are quick to pick up any new trends. A vivid Flamingos rug by Illulian in Pantone 2019 Living Coral and the Gucci multicolor Star Eye folding table will satisfy Gemini’s penchant for eclecticism and curious finds.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Emotional and sentimental, Cancer is the first of water signs. They like to take care of their loved ones, invite their close friends for a homemade dinner and relax at the little seashore town they first visited when they were children. The Fioritura Pinfold Tray by Studio Blanco and the Qeeboo Rabbit Chair in azure by Stefano Giovannoni will bring back the memories of hospitality, serenity and childhood adventures.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Confident and energetic, those born under the sign of Leo enjoy their time in the spotlight. Ruled by the Sun, Leos never miss the opportunity to shine and show off their royal splendour. The Kartell classic Componibile in metallic gold and the Medium Knotted Cherry by Nika Zupanc in copper are both stylish containers for Leo’s most prized possessions.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Organised and attentive to details, Virgos love order, discipline and clear ideas. As an Earth sign, Virgo has a strong pragmatic side and is naturally attracted to design that is aesthetic, but also practical and functional. The Muuto Fiber Side Chair by Iskos-Berlin and the Journey Table Lamp by Sigvard Bernadotte in ascetic, Scandinavian style will certainly appeal to Virgo’s analytical side.
Do you like pieces that I’ve chosen for your zodiac sign? Part 2, with design ideas for the remaining six astrological signs, continues here.