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A duvet filled with pure silk: Shuj bedding sets land to CityLife

Home textile brand founded by Marta Marin brings a mix of Made in Italy excellence and Chinese tradition to Zaha Hadid’s residences


It all began in 2012, when Shuj founder Marta Marin got back from an eye-opening trip across China and soon established her own home textile brand. Nowadays, Shuj bedding and duvet sets are due to land to Penthouse One-11, the two-storey penthouse stretching over 300 square-metres designed by Milano Contract District within Zaha Hadid’s CityLife Milano housing complex.

Milano Contract District is an exhibition District dedicated to real estate operators, architects and interior design professionals; they partnered up with Shuji in 2016, and have been developing long-standing collaborations with top-level international interior designers to create luxury residences, yachts, and hotels of the likes of Milan-based Seven Stars Galleria.

Penthouse One-11’s three bedrooms match the best of Made in Italy design with Silk Embrace, a collection made of “countless overlapping layers of pure silk create the filling of an  entirely handmade product following an ancient and skilful tradition passed down by Chinese Buddhist monks since the 1st century A.D.” Bedding sets previously undergo a special wash-up treatment carried out by skilled Italian dyers with the aim to combine night comfort with dusty nuances such as mauve, stone grey and mud grey. Sheets are made of 100% natural materials like cotton and silk, while duvet covers feature soft and light satin cotton and are especially meant to clash with the pillows’ blend grey/bamboo tones. The cherry on top? A dove-grey, handwoven cashmere quilt!

“To work side by side with MCD on the CityLife project was a truly interesting and inspirational experience”, so creative director Marta Marin is keen to point out. “Starting off from MCD’s night-area layouts, we managed to enhance the potential and eclectically of our own bedding collection by blending Shuj’s chromatic palettes and material textures with our partners’ furniture selection. All in the name of physical wellness and luxury.”



by Roberto Fiandaca / 3 November 2017


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