DESIGNER | Rosita Missoni

DESIGNER | Rosita Missoni

Described by some as the nonna of knitwear, the matriarch of the Missoni Clan is a force to be reckoned with.

Rosita and her husband Ottavio (Tai for short) founded the company over half a century ago. Although she stepped down in 1997, she has hardly stopped! In 2004 she launched Missoni Home and in 2009 she cut the ribbon on the first Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh, since then more have opened in Kuwait, Oman, Brazil and Turkey. Her favourite smell is a kind of bush called Cestrum nocturnum, it's incense and honey mixed together, only flowering at sunset and all through the evening. Her guilty pleasures are crossword puzzles, wine and food. Her most treasured item is a coffee table painted by her granddaughters when they were twelve and ten.

But it is her love of colour that has made her a household name around the globe, "I cannot stay away from colour" - we hope she never does!

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missoni capsule collection | coniglio rabbit 40 puppet | colour 100 - DC
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missoni capsule collection | coniglio rabbit 60 puppet | colour 159 - DC
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missoni capsule collection | giacomo rectangular beauty case - DC
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missoni capsule collection | giacomo round beauty case - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith beach towel | colour 601 - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith document holder - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith home bag - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith kimono bathrobe | large - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith kimono bathrobe | medium - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith kimono bathrobe | small - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith rectangular beauty case - DC
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missoni capsule collection | keith round beauty case - DC
missoni capsule collection | keith soft slipper | colour 601 | large
missoni capsule collection | keith soft slipper | colour 601 | medium
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missoni capsule collection | orso bear bruno puppet | colour 601 - DC
missoni home | adam beach towel | colour 159
missoni home | adam beach towel | colour 160
missoni home | adam towel | colour 159
missoni home | adam towel | colour 160
missoni home | agung cushion 50cm | colour 121
missoni home | agung cushion 50cm | colour 186
missoni home | aida throw 140x200cm | colour 160
missoni home | alfred towel | colour 159
missoni home | alfred towel | colour 160
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missoni home | ali napkin | set of 6 - 3DC