As soon as the first sketch appeared to mind as if by magic, the inspiration was immediate for the Lady of Real Estate who is always in search of new horizons of experimentation between Swiss perfectionism and pure Italian style. “We are the space we occupy. Happy or suffering, in tune with our surroundings. We need to be educated to a certain culture of living that is pampering, a compass to our existence. An oasis we can clearly see ourselves in and where we can feel good, cradled”, says Maura Wasescha revealing the exceptional DNA of her new adventure. This is how “casamaura” was born, the first of its kind. A universe of rituals for the home, according to the vision of the international godmother of the most cognizant wellbeing, who has turned luxury into a craft of excellence.
Bringing to life the unfulfilled dreams of the most reserved families in Europe and overseas, for which she has become certainty of bien-être to the ultimate degree, that of the Engadine, the valley so dear to her heart, from which everything is orchestrated. Masterpieces in the making, with the taste of the most authentic Made-in-ltaly, the one of masterful hands at work, creating a dream, in order to light up the cosmos of our house with peace. A sinuosity of ancient materials and purely eco responsible works, for a romance of sustainability. An energy of a limited number of accessories rarely found on the market. Limited editions rigorously tailor- made, characterized infinity of desires. Only and exclusively upon request. Savoring the waiting time it takes for the creation. A choice made with the awareness of the value of the savoir fare, the root of DOC Italian mastery that “Casa Maura” has proudly supported beginning with the name, the echo of Italy. A luxury whose roots are in its origins, elegance of simplicity.
An ad hoc world in ode to the Maison that is the renaissance of the hearth, in faith of the sacred original etymology of the home, the ancient fire of the goddess Estia who is its guardian. Because, according to the Argentine pen of Jorge Louis Borges, every home is a candlestick where lives burn in a secluded flame. The wonders made by Maura Wasescha, or selected by her, are ritual designs.
To give life to the “flames of conviviality”. Like the splendid brush painted plate made of ceramic rippled with 24-carat gold, or platinum. To depict/ represent the centrality of the hearth. Materic, sensual, from the touch of the delighted fingers of the craftsmen as they work the clay loaves cut with harp wire and baking in the oven. Artwork that requires over twenty days for every single creation. With unexpected shapes, each different from the other, in the act of delicate rebellion. To wrap and lull the dishes, for a table at which to share. To enjoy in harmony. That of the special essence by Maura Wasescha, in shades of emotion. A sparkling eau from Engadine, with Asian and, Mediterranean nuances, with the scent of wood typical of the Swiss stone pine and citrate. A unicum treasured in solid wooden cases with an organic handle made of rope. To unveil ancient pharmacy bottles, essential white, caressed by the silk satin bow of specially made reels. Illuminated by the gold leaf of the round flapping wings, symbol of the evolving world of Maura Wasescha, of which Casa Maura is the second-born. To the candles with 100% anti-soot wicks, veiled by a blend of loden and cotton that is now in extinction. In addition to the spray variation for hands, the home and fabrics. Gifts of well-being, in uncoated paper boxes, the most sought-after in ecological publishing.
Otherwise wrapped in tissue paper of rare workmanship, smoothed with a silk-like effect, from one of the most sophisticated small printing-houses. Also cradled like secret jewel boxes, made of fine hand-stitched leather, by master saddlers. Like a nest or a surprise cutlery egg, Design Egg, at the heart of Casa Maura’s poetics. Ode to life, in the sweet memory of those warm, almost golden eggs, collected in a child’s chicken coop and tasted secretly, before being sold by Grandmother. Silvering inspiration beginning from the first layer of brass thanks to an almost primitive workmanship, for a mysterious, mirror-like effect. Finishing with the diamond-shaped engraving, always in harmony with the environment, respecting its stones. The same zen softness is found in the silver jugs. Cylinder-shaped and rounded. To welcome water and its healing miracle. From the hand shaped beak, piece by piece, to the handle, almost like a butterfly in flight. From the talent of a magical welding wand. A game of details: the satin label on each box, the white glove supplied, for maximum care. Like the one for wine, the prince of hospitality. Artwork to be framed, with the Bottle Holder designed by Maura Wasescha. To host the most precious bottles, respecting the ideal inclination for oxygenation, in a hand-signed Limited Edition, using a diamond tip. Moving on to the silk velvet of the seamstresses’ looms, the only ones who still embroider sparks of gold thread produced by a company that dates back to the sixteenth century. Its pochette is dressed from the inside in pure Vichy or in cotton with an antique print of carved wooden matrices and the diaries in hand-sewn Venetian paper with a specially chosen paper grammage. Companions over time, for a relaxing home ménage. Together with the iPad holder made of natural textured leather, with a secret pocket of femininity and flexibility, made of whalebone. With careful research of just the right fibers balanced between innovation and design, for the ideal haute couture of the home.
The rounded glass vases that shed a special light on the flowers and the pyramid constellation candelabra in brushed bronze or absolute black color. A ceramic cabbage-leaf cachepot. Each piece one of a kind, sculpted and brushed into patterns of nature. Casa Maura goes far beyond the trend of living by making objects become a feeling of sustainability. Reminiscences of a way of loving as well as living. “If you don’t know who you are, your home will never be truly your own, it will always belong to someone else”, concludes Maura Wasescha who has followed the existential lesson of the German master of architecture Mies van der Rohe. “Less is more”. In the spirit of her space of rebirth, decisively New York style, in the heart of St Moritz. To celebrate over 40 years of evolution in the name of the home which, for her, is a woman. In synergy with her son Michael-Angelo and her family. Surrounded by cascades of columns, magnetic steps, a table for seduction all tailor- made. Handcrafted as if it were leather by Italian masters of iron. And a divertissement of curves, her very personal contemporary version of the Engadine meditation bench. Because the home is a promise of belonging, in a conviviality that becomes a fairy tale, waiting to be discovered.
Once upon a time, there was casamaura!