Design Indaba Profile: Rosita Missoni

Speaking in Cape Town on Thursday at this year’s Design Indaba conference is Rosita Missoni, matriarch of the Italian family-run fashion and home label Missoni. Rosita and husband Ottavio started the Missoni label over 62 years ago as a small knitwear workshop and the brand, characterised by bold colour and graphic zigzags, went on to become an international fashion house. In 1998 Rosita turned her attention to interiors and launched Missoni Home. Asked about her home philosophy she says, 
'Furnishing my way means creating a habitat that's ordered yet informal, versatile and welcoming. My home is always open to encounters or people just passing through, the family's comings and goings, and for when friends and acquaintances unexpectedly drop in. It must evoke emotions and curiosity, it has to become an oasis of colours and moods, a snug shell full of appealing, unusual elements in out-of-the-mould arrangements...' Here are some of our highlights from the current Missoni Home collection, images from Missoni_couch Missoni_cushions Missoni_bed1 For more information about this years Design Indaba conference go to