Caroline Trentini Photographed by Rafael Pavarotti
LINA BO BARDI'S GLASS HOUSE
SAO PAULO BRAZIL
In 1951 Lina Bo Bardi designed Casa de Vidro, or Glass House, as her family home in what was then the remnants of the Mata Atlantica, the original rainforest surrounding São Paulo.
Bo Bardi is a towering figure in Brazil and while I was growing up, she represented the kind of woman I wanted to become. At a time when design and architecture was dominated by men, she was an exception. Like me, Bo Bardi was half Italian and half Brazilian. This mix informed her work and helped to create an entirely new visual language that integrated Italian rationalism with more non-linear Brazilian forms of expression. We see these two worlds come together in her iconic Glass House, where she sought to create a space that would seamlessly integrate domestic living with the natural world. As she put it, it was "an attempt to achieve a communion between nature and the natural order of things." In this, the first of a two-part series at the Glass House, we explore the wild gardens of the house. Here, the amazing Caroline Trentini is wearing Spring Summer 2018, a mix of stretch-knitwear and suiting, all made in Italy with only the very best materials.