EXCLUSIVE: ANTONIA AND DELVAUX TOGETHER AT THE SALONE DEL MOBILE
CELEBRATING THE 'COOL BOX' BAG
Belgian luxurygoods house Delvaux has chosen the Antonia boutique to host an exclusive kitchen-themed installation timed in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile, the annual international furniture fair that takes Milan by storm every April. The graphic display serves as the backdrop to celebrate Delvaux’s new bag, the Cool Box, named after its shape which recalls an icebox.
Bonding fashion and design, the eye-catching surrealist display in tonal milky white spotlights rows of the Cool Box bag in luxurious pantry hues, pastels and spicy colors, neatly shelved inside a fridge and kitchen counter. The graphic black and white 3D motif that frames the windows is a playful and impactful tribute to Milan’s status as the unrivalled capital of design. Flashes of neon lighting provide an unexpected surprise element.
Besides celebrating Delvaux’s latest bag style and Milan’s buzzy design week, the collaboration honors the longstanding and thriving relationship between Antonia and Delvaux.
The Cool Box will further elevate this special success story. Melding lightness, functionality and elegance, it is made from a single piece of butter-soft leather. At once voluptuous, supple and sturdy, it opens and closes with a single gesture as the wide band that runs across the top, artfully adorned with a silver or gold metal D, lifts to reveal a zipper.
The Cool Box also reflects Delvaux’s virtuosity for unique details with unlined leather, exquisite handles and a detachable strap. The vibrant color palette includes unexpected combinations such as Paprika and Turquoise, Saffron and Ebony, Nakuru (inspired by the Kenyan lake famous for its flocks of pink flamingos) and Ivory.
An authentic Belgian brand since 1829, Delvaux was founded a year before the birth of the Belgian nation, which declared its independence from the Netherlands in 1830. Under the stewardship of King Léopold of Saxe-Cobourg Gotha, an uncle of the future Queen Victoria of England, Belgium enjoyed significant growth, becoming the world’s fourth-largest economic power by 1901. Delvaux thrived honoring the grandeur, tradition and symbols of Belgium, earning the title of "royal warrant holder of the court of Belgium." Because as King Leopold II famously proclaimed, "The nation of Rubens must be as great in its art as in its commerce and industry."
In 1908, Delvaux registered the first ever patent handbag setting the base for future growth.