The Missoni fashion legacy began in 1953 when Rosita and her husband Ottavio opened a small shop selling bold, patterned knitwear north of Milan. Since their humble beginnings, Missoni has exploded into one of the most renowned fashion brands of the century. After stepping down from her responsibilities at Missoni the fashion brand, in 2004 Rosita Missoni took over Missoni Home and transformed the business into a dynamic home décor company with products that she herself would want to purchase. In 2009, Rosita brought the quintessential Missoni patterns into the hotel business by overseeing the opening of the first Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh. You can expect to continue finding the signature Missoni Home fabrics in new and exciting places. In the 79-year-old entrepreneur's own words, "Furnishing my way means creating a habitat that's ordered yet informal, versatile and welcoming ... It must evoke emotions and curiosity, it has to become an oasis of colors and moods, a snug shell full of appealing, unusual elements in out-of-the-mold arrangements..."