With a new book out this month and a pop-up store at Barneys New York through November, Vietnam native Muriel Brandolini has truly landed on the style map. Here, the designer tells T+L about the country that informs her textured, vibrant interior designs.
Q: What are some memorable moments from your last trip to Vietnam?
A: I stayed at the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (doubles from $175) and trekked with a guide to the isolated Hoang Lien Son mountain range, near the Chinese border. Wandering through the Bac Ha Sunday Market in Sapa in search of crafts and textiles is extraordinary.
Q: Do you have any rituals when you’re in Ho Chi Minh City?
Q: How was your Barneys home collection influenced by Vietnam?
A: Everything is beaded. The Vietnamese love jewelry. I created pillows and chairs made in Vietnam, thanking my country for making me me.