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Autumn/Winter 2021

REFRAME THE ROOM The revival of living elegantly

INTERIORS | LIFESTYLE | PROPERTY


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COVER Photographer

Oli Douglas. This page, toys Sebra Morgan the octopus toy £27.95 and Triton the turtle toy £24.95; Sebra Food five-piece food play set £38.95; Liewood Vikky Bath Toy £19.95 for set of two; books from a selection in-store. The Harrods Bookshop, Lower Ground Floor; Toys, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com

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036_Italian by design Alberto Alessi reveals the secret behind the success of his family business

086_Celebrating Kenzo Kenzo Takada’s K3 brand continues the late designer’s bold and fearless legacy, successfully translating fashion into lifestyle

KEY PIECES

044_Artistic approach

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functional retreats with furniture that is

capture the subtleties of universal emotion

both practical and stylish

Let the jazz age be your style guide

021_The moment A covetable selection of homewares

Exquisite tabletop pieces poised

When the worlds of interiors and fashion

With tactility as a watchword, turn to a comforting warmth, marble and glass to bring an ornamental quality

collide, the creative spark is irresistible

071_Feast your eyes From hearty fare to on-trend tableware,

078_Sweet dreams Capture your child’s imagination with magical bedroom backdrops

rustic doesn’t have to mean rudimentary

to transform your dining experience

034_Bright ideas

061_Touch sensitive wool and wood to imbue your home with

068_Fashion in the house

with sustainability front and centre

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Create serene spaces, tranquil nooks and

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LIFESTYLE

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084_A taste of the tropics Sun-kissed pieces to conjure up island life

114_The vinyl cut Turn up the cool factor with Au Départ Paris’ portable Vinyl Trunk

Must-haves from tumblers to textiles, all with colour at their core

040_The smart set

DESIGNER FOCUS

PROPERTY

029_Fruit of

091_Harrods Estates

the bloom

A collection of gadgets engineered to solve

Bohemian fashion label Bernadette sets

Discover London’s most exclusive

every need and indulge every whim

its sights a little closer to home

properties for sale and rental

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Introduction

RINGING THE CHANGES AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

The team behind Harrods Home magazine aims to reflect the landscape of the

interiors world and, in planning this issue, it became apparent that there had been a shift away from clear-cut trends to something wholly more organic. Of course, this is due to the fact that we’ve been in our homes more; ultra-minimal décor may look fabulous, but to live and work in it all day, every day? Not so much. If there is any trend to tap into, it’s one that is less about the look and more about the way a space makes you feel. Take, for example, the four pleasing rooms from our furniture shoot. Each tableau is inviting in different ways, either through the use of an earthy palette via natural materials; statement furniture that caters for intimate gatherings as well as celebratory ones; or a single chair with fluid curves, guaranteed to help you unwind. We explore this same theme in our textures shoot, expertly captured to showcase the beauty of raw elements such as wood and marble. And, of course, there is the hot topic that is becoming increasingly prevalent in our conversations: sustainability. All of our stories in ʻThe Moment’ (page 21) talk about the homewares brands that are taking those crucial steps towards more ethical production. With sustainability comes the idea that your purchases count, whether that’s by investing in tech or in iconic designs that will never go out of style. Elsewhere, we examine fashion powerhouses Preen, Dior, Versace, Etro and, in a longer profile, Kenzo – find out how the brand has successfully translated fashion into the home while retaining its signature style motifs. Ultra-bohemian brand Bernadette is another leading example, with patterns as pretty to wear as they are to put food on – and together with some autumnal recipe ideas, you have a great starting point to prepare for those dinner parties that (we hope) are making a comeback…

From the Harrods team

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Contributors HARRODS HOME EDITOR AMY BROOMFIELD HARRODS MAGAZINE EDITOR KATIE SERVICE FASHION FASHION EDITORS JACK REID, ELIZABETH REYNOLDS, CHRISTOPHE RUIZ FASHION FEATURES EDITOR LINDSAY MACPHERSON CONTENT ASSISTANTS MARINA PAMIES, CLEMENTINE SAGLIO, CHARLOTTE TORODE BEAUTY BEAUTY EDITOR OLIVIA DE COURCY BEAUTY WRITER MOLLIE HAMMOND BEAUTY ASSISTANT ELLA CROSBIE LIFESTYLE FEATURES WRITER GRACE CAIN CONTENT ASSISTANT ZOEY HAYNES ART, FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY HEAD OF CREATIVE BARNEY PICKARD HEAD PRODUCER WENDY HINTON SENIOR PRODUCER ZOË ROBERTS PRODUCERS KIM REDDISH, CHARLOTTE SANKEY ASSISTANT PRODUCERS ELIOT BRITTAIN, KINGA WOJCIECHOWSKA CASTING EDITOR EMMA SOMPER CREATIVE LEADS CASEY CAREY, EMILY SELLERS PROP STYLIST CLARA METTER ASSISTANT PROP STYLISTS JUSTINE BLENNERHASSETT, KATIE CARROLL, KAROLINA PINHEIRO PICTURE EDITOR FRANCISCO LUDOVICO LEAD ART EDITORS NATALIE BOO MOSQUERA, AMBER SINCLAIR ACTING LEAD ART EDITOR KARA WRIGHT DIGITAL CREATIVE LEAD VICKY BIRD DIGITAL DESIGN & DELIVERY KAURI-ROMET AADAMSOO, JONNY CLEMENTSON, MELISSA LIVINGSTON CHIEF SUB-EDITORS CAROLINE HUNT, NICOLETTE THOMPSON SUB-EDITORS SARAH ALLEN, GREG HUGHES HEAD OF DIGITAL CONTENT JODIE BLACKBROUGH DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER NEIL THORNTON DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR MELPA GRIFFITH DIGITAL WRITERS EMILIE DOCK, ABIGAIL GURNEY-READ, HARRY MILLS SOCIAL MEDIA GENERAL MANAGER KATIE AMEY DEPUTY SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER SHELAN KAFOOR SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVES MAVIS HSU, OLIVIA LOWER, KATIE WATERIDGE SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT MANAGER SADAF HASSIB CREATIVE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR BETH HODDER PA TO CREATIVE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR KAYLEIGH SANDERSON-BROWN HEAD OF CREATIVE OPERATIONS DAWN HALL TEAM OPERATIONS MANAGER CLAUDIA CROUCH LEAD PROJECT MANAGER SUZY CHAPMAN EDITORIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER DANIELLE MORT EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EMILY BONE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER KIERAN HORGAN PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MANAGER PAUL BRADY PRODUCTION EXECUTIVES DAVID BROWNING, ANDY M C DOWELL PARTNERSHIPS DIRECTOR ALEX UNITT FASHION, ACCESSORIES, WATCHES AND JEWELLERY BRAND PARTNERSHIPS GENERAL MANAGERS HARSHEEL BAINS, SOPHIE READ ACTING BRAND PARTNERSHIPS GENERAL MANAGER NATASHA DUNK BRAND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER ROSIE M C HUGH BRAND PARTNERSHIPS EXECUTIVES SHEENA ANADKAT, LAURA ATHERTON, ANOUCHKA GRANON, SHANNON O’HARA BRAND PARTNERSHIPS ASSISTANT ABIGAIL DONALDSON BEAUTY BRAND PARTNERSHIPS GENERAL MANAGER LOUISE HOBHOUSE ACTING BRAND PARTNERSHIPS GENERAL MANAGER AIRLIE HYLAND BRAND PARTNERSHIPS EXECUTIVE TREVISHA QUASHIE BRAND PARTNERSHIPS ASSISTANT GABRIELLA WHITE HOME, TECHNOLOGY AND THIRD PARTY BRAND PARTNERSHIPS GENERAL MANAGER STELLA LEE ACTING BRAND PARTNERSHIPS GENERAL MANAGER RAPHAELLE VANDERHOEVEN BRAND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER ELISSA HUTCHINSON-GILBERT BRAND PARTNERSHIPS EXECUTIVES MILLIE JANE M C FARLANE, ASTRID TENTORIO BRAND PARTNERSHIPS ASSISTANT MOLLIE TOYE STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS PARTNERSHIPS DIGITAL MEDIA STRATEGY GENERAL MANAGER LUCIE LEVERTON PARTNERSHIPS MARKETING GENERAL MANAGER LIZZIE CANTOR PARTNERSHIPS MARKETING MANAGER SHRINA PATEL PARTNERSHIPS MARKETING ASSISTANT EMILY M C LEAN PARTNERSHIPS, OPERATIONS & PROJECTS MANAGER MEERA PEIRSON PARTNERSHIPS PLANNING & OPERATIONS EXECUTIVES SABRINE LAW, OLIVIA MACQUILLAN PARTNERSHIPS PLANNING & OPERATIONS ASSISTANT FRANCESCA HERVEY-EXLEY CORPORATE CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS GENERAL MANAGER JACKIE YEE CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS EXECUTIVE ANNA PHIPPS-BRIAN ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES HARRODSPARTNERSHIPS@HARRODS.COM REPRODUCTION ZEBRA • PRINT PRODUCTION PINDAR (PART OF THE YM GROUP) PAPER SUPPLIER GOULD PUBLICATION PAPERS UK LTD HARRODS, 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL Tel. +44 (0)20 7730 1234 • harrods.com All information and prices are correct at time of going to press. Offers and promotions may have limited availability. We hope you enjoy reading Harrods Home magazine. As we are committed to providing the highest level of customer service possible, we would love to hear your comments. Please email magazine@harrods.com. The paper in this magazine originates from timber that is sourced from responsibly managed forests, according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The manufacturing TPSSOHZIV[O-:*HUK7,-*JLY[PÄJH[PVUHZ^LSSHZ0:6 HUK0:6HJJYLKP[H[PVU TO DISCOVER MORE, DOWNLOAD THE FREE HARRODS APP FROM THE APP STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY

“What changes have you made in your home in pursuit of sustainability?’” We ask this issue’s cast list… W Casey Carey Calm & collected, p46 For stylist and creative lead Casey Carey, living sustainably comes naturally. Prior to working at Harrods, she was creative content manager for a vintage retailer. “I’ve always invested in vintage clothes, antiques and craft pieces that I view as heirlooms of the future. Nothing I buy is for the short term. I also try to shop plastic-free, and I extend the life cycle of containers by reusing them whenever I can,” she says. Top: A team member applies the finishing touches on the latest shoot

Lizzie Mayson X Feast your eyes, p71 London-based food photographer Lizzie Mayson’s work has appeared in magazines including Seed, Waitrose,The Guardian and Delicious. What does she do to be sustainable? “We get weekly fruit and veg from Oddbox, a company that saves surplus food. I’ve also started a herb garden on my terrace; and when I’m looking for homewares, I scour antiques markets or seek out local makers. It not only ticks the sustainability box, but also helps support independent businesses.”

W Eva Donckers Fruit of the bloom, p29 Photographer Eva Donckers is based in Antwerp and works for various Belgian newspapers and international magazines; she also exhibits her work in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. “I recently decided to only surround myself with the things I really need, and quit impulse-buying because of the impact it has on our surroundings,” she says. “We will also soon have a green roof on our home.”

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Begg x Co

Scotland’s textile industry isn’t all about tartan – as the workforce of Begg x Co well know. Established in 1866 as part of the progressive weaving community in the town of Paisley (yes, like the print), the brand has never compromised on its founding values of craftsmanship, innovation and meticulous attention to detail. Today, the plant continues to pioneer cutting-edge weaving techniques, combining these with traditional methods and mill machines (many of which were created by employees more than 70 years ago) to create throws and blankets in the world’s most luxurious fabrics. Bonus: Begg x Co is a member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, so whether you’ve got your eye on a lambswool blanket or a cashmere throw, you can rest assured it’s been sourced ethically. > Begg x Co Cocoon wrap £395

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“Supernatural is a smoky and spicy scent conjuring up an after-dark vibe of magical forests and mysterious spells”

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After struggling to find a candle that ticked all the boxes (clean-burning, sustainable, ethically produced and, of course, super-chic), former fashion editor Carol Han Pyle set out to create her own. After a meticulous research process that involved talking to almost 100 vendors worldwide, she eventually found a perfect combination: vegan coconut-soy wax (no toxins here), organic cotton wick, and handblown glass vessels crafted by a 75-year-old familyowned company in Italy. And all the fragrances have been carefully developed using only natural ingredients (we especially love Supernatural, a smoky and spicy scent conjuring up an after-dark vibe of magical forests and mysterious spells). The brand’s ultimate goal? To have no carbon footprint – via a scheme that it is calling #NetteZero. From left Nette Another Life, Supernatural and Laide Tomate candles £62 each

Jars X Every aspect of Jars’ ceramic tableware – including the environmentally conscious process behind each organic handcrafted design – is inspired by a passion for the great outdoors, particularly the pastoral landscape of the brand’s home in the south of France. And after a rich heritage that spans more than 150 years – and with contemporary craftsmen still employing the closely guarded secrets of their forebears – Jars now has its sights set firmly on a hopeful future. From the perfectly imperfect Wabi collection to the classic Studio, each of the covetable ceramic pieces has been crafted using sustainable methods, from limiting energy use to recycling water and china-clay mixtures. > Plates, clockwise from left Jars Studio dinner plate £22 and dessert plate (on top) £20, Wabi plate £49, dessert plate £43 and oval bowl £48

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Oyuna X Looking for cashmere with a conscience? So was Mongolian-born designer Oyuna Tserendorj when she founded her eponymous brand in 2002. Taking a considered approach to elevated home accessories (think ultra-soft blankets, throws and robes – in other words, all the ingredients for the most luxurious duvet day ever), the Oyuna collections are designed in London but inspired by the nomadic traditions of Tserendorj’s homeland. The preservation of Mongolian culture and land is a big part of the designer’s mission; that’s why her company (along with the Sustainable Fibre Alliance) is going all out to offset the huge social and environmental impact of modern cashmere production by restoring grasslands and eradicating complex supply chains in favour of direct collaboration with nomadic communities. Oyuna dressing gown £799 Home, Third Floor; and harrods.com

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From left Bernadette satin pyjamas £635 and dress £540

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B L O O M Creativity abounds at the Belgian home of Bernadette and Charlotte de Geyter, whose fabulous florals are a breath of fresh air

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Interview Quirky porcelain, mixand-match colours and flea-market finds look entirely at home against a candy-floss-hued canvas – and chime perfectly with the de Geyter duo’s take on life

“Once you arrive at my mum’s house, you immediately feel as though you’re on vacation,” says Charlotte de Geyter of her mother’s two-storey bastide – which, with its ivy-blanketed façade and tiled roof, looks as though it has been lifted straight from the Provençal countryside (where this type of abode is traditionally found) and dropped just outside Antwerp. “That’s the atmosphere we want to introduce into our daily lives,” she explains. “Bernadette the brand is how we feel when we are home.” Charlotte is the white-blonde echo of her mother. And aside from bringing her into being, Bernadette de Geyter is also her daughter’s business partner and the inspiration behind the name of the brand they now operate together. Sitting side by side in their white-walled Antwerp studio, the pair often intercept each other’s sentences, continually trading a never-ending supply of knowing looks and bright smiles. Exuding enviably nonchalant elegance, they are the living embodiment of the brand they launched in 2018 with a collection of vivid dresses featuring Charlotte’s hand-drawn botanical prints. Indeed, the brand’s Instagram account is as much a personal record of their daily lives as it is a showcase for the latest pieces. “The more we share, the more we feel like people understand the brand and what we are trying to do,” Charlotte explains. Over the past 18 months, most of us have found that our lives (and Instagram feeds) have revolved around home, and the de Geyters are no exception. However, even before lockdowns became the norm, Bernadette’s colourfully eclectic dwelling was an integral part of the family’s routines and inspirations. “My mum has a special way with decorating,” says Charlotte. “I think she could make a trash bag look cool.” Bernadette has a penchant for flea markets, which has translated itself into an impressive collection of treasures: vintage tablecloths and bed linen from France; quirky porcelain objets from local haunts in Belgium. “She has the ability to see something and imagine how it could work in the house,” says Charlotte. Fortunately, Bernadette has plenty of room to work with. Inside, her home is spacious; on the ground floor, each light-filled room leads into another, making it perfect for entertaining – and although Bernadette lives alone with her Australian labradoodle, Maurice, she insists that “everyone is

Above and right: All around the country retreat, with its inescapable connections between outside and in, colours create warm, comforting spaces, not least the impressive – and inspiring – rose garden

“Every room has a big window… the connection between interior and exterior is very special”

Far left Natural textures and neutral colours give vibrant artwork the chance to take centre stage; left, clockwise from top left Bernadette Pink Cup and Saucer £75, Wide Mug £40, Espresso Cup £35, Round High Bowl £35, Dinner Plate £55 and XL Flat Round Plate £285

always welcome”. To that end, she focuses on creating a warm atmosphere. “My home has to be cosy,” she says. “That’s very important to me. For example, I always light a candle while I eat – even in the morning.” Then, of course, there is her unmistakable knack for playing with colours. “You can’t do it with every house, but you can here because it’s so spacious and it works really well with the outside,” she explains. “Sometimes, it can be very grey here in Belgium, so it’s nice to enter a room where everything is so happy.”Charlotte agrees: “A couple of years ago, my mum painted her dining room pink… now, every time you walk through the door you get an instant hit of joy.” This attitude to colour has certainly fed into the way that mother and daughter design for their own brand. “We are really inspired by the ways that colour can affect your mood,” says Charlotte. “We love to challenge ourselves to use really bright, fresh tones.” Both women also acknowledge the impact of the garden, not only on their work but on the décor of the house itself. “Every room has a big window, so the connection between the interior and the exterior is really very special,” says Charlotte. The leafy outdoor space was inherited from the French woman who owned the house before Bernadette – and, as a keen gardener herself, she’s upheld the legacy of her botanically enthusiastic predecessor. She has also added plenty of her own touches over the years, most notably a rose garden that blooms each year in clouds of pink and white. And it’s > INT ER IOR S | LIFEST YLE | PR OPERT Y

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Right, clockwise from left Bernadette Tablecloth £210, Cup and Saucer £75, Wide Mug £40, Espresso Cup £35, Large Vase £380, Round High Bowl £35, Side Plate £35, Napkin £205 and Dinner Plate £55

Left and below: A ceramics collection this extensive (with Bernadette pieces alongside myriad others) demands to be shown off – and to be used; light floods into interlinked rooms, adding yet more joy and energy to the ever-present swathes of pink From left Bernadette maxidress £785 and dress £900

“One of our strong points is that we are women from different generations with different ideas” a place where Charlotte can often be found, snapping photos on her phone and searching for inspiration for her print designs. Both women agree there is no better place to unwind after work than in this peaceful, verdant space where the only sound that disturbs the air is birdsong. In recent months, the garden has assumed an even higher level of importance. A combination of lockdown and surprisingly good weather meant the family spent a great deal of last summer outdoors. They took to carrying the dining table out onto the lawn, where they could sit down and enjoy an alfresco meal together (“When the sun shines here in Belgium, we really have to take advantage,” says Charlotte, wryly). Ultimately, these intimate family occasions began to spark new ideas. “It was the first time since we launched the brand that we had time on our hands,” remembers Charlotte. “When we started dressing up and hosting our own private little gatherings in the garden – creating special moments just for us – we found that we wanted more Bernadette.” That’s when they had the notion of taking Charlotte’s prints and transforming them into a new collection of ceramics. “Now, you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner with Bernadette,” says the elder de Geyter. “You can match your plates to what you’re wearing and what you’re serving.” This sets off a giggly back-and-forth between the duo about which meals

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they like to serve on each dish. “It’s nice in the morning to use the cream one, and then the pink is good for pasta…” Charlotte picks up the train of thought. “The mint green would be good for a salad, or perhaps a little snack at 4pm,” she says, referring to the latest addition to the Bernadette colour scheme (exclusive to Harrods, no less). Bernadette laughs. “We definitely eat more now!” Luckily for the pair, they have what could well be one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of recipe books. Piles of them line the shelves that creep around the walls and over the door in the kitchen. “My grandma was addicted to cookbooks,” Charlotte explains. “Every holiday she would give us one of her old ones, but she would rewrap it as if it were a brand-new gift. Now, my mum’s kitchen is like a library!” Bernadette describes this room as her favourite space in the house because “it is the place where everybody comes together”. Aside from the plethora of cookbooks, it’s also where she keeps a portion of her own sizeable collection of ceramics (both antique and new), which she has been building over the course of many years – and which has undoubtedly had an influence on the brand’s first foray into homewares. Characterised by striking prints and colour combinations, this organised jumble of dishes, bowls and teacups is certainly beautiful to look at – but the items are not merely decorative.

Fine Watches, Ground Floor; Luxury Jewellery and Womenswear, First Floor; Home, Third Floor; and harrods.com

“If you put things behind doors, you forget to use them,” Bernadette says. “I keep everything on shelves so I can see them… that means I use it all.” And she is unconcerned with presenting a uniform tablescape, instead preferring to mix and match items and patterns, depending on her mood. She is quick, though, to point out that she is not the chef of the family – that accolade goes to her daughter. “Well, I really love to eat,” Charlotte laughs. “So I have to cook, especially this past year. I love making pasta and anything from Yotam Ottolenghi’s books; and I am obsessed with eggplants.” Life in the de Geyter household certainly sounds idyllic, but we haven’t yet touched on the (potentially thorny?) question they must get asked all the time: what’s it really like working with family? The two women give each other a playful side-eye. “You can answer,” says Bernadette, and Charlotte laughs: “At the beginning, we had to adjust, because we were always talking about work. But now, we know what we have to do – relax, pour a little glass of Champagne and talk about something else!” says Charlotte. “But it’s fun, and there is a lot of trust. We know each other so well that we don’t need a lot of words to explain what we mean, and we always have the same vision.” The duo’s cross-generational viewpoint is often lauded as a central part of Bernadette’s appeal, a sentiment with which Charlotte wholeheartedly agrees. “My friends tell me that once they try on a Bernadette dress, they can tell it’s been designed by a woman,” she says. “I think one of our strong points is that we are women from different generations, with different bodies and different ideas of what we want to wear.” “And we can see it for each other,” Bernadette interjects. “I learn a lot from my daughter; sometimes I don’t feel as though I can wear a particular dress, but she persuades me to try and it ends up becoming my favourite piece.” Perhaps more than their unique perspective, it’s the mutual respect for each other that mother and daughter share – and the obvious joy that comes with it – that is really at the heart of Bernadette. The pair radiate a certain kind of unaffected joy that makes you want to step into their world and stay there. “We are very proud to work together – and it makes us very happy,” Bernadette says. “We are very, very happy people.” So what would such a contented duo consider to be the ultimate luxury? “Doing nothing!” Charlotte exclaims. “Being at home on a Sunday, turning off our phones and eating good food.” Beside her, Bernadette offers up her warm, quietly thoughtful smile. “For me, it’s that moment in the evening when you put on your pyjamas and say: My God, we had a good day today.” BERNADETTE AND CHARLOTTE’S TOP PICKS

Studio William Tilia Satin cutlery £380 for 24-piece set

Holistic Silk pillowcase £80

Cartier Panthère de Cartier watch in pink gold £18,200

RedLine Absolu yellow-gold and diamond bracelet £595

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Bright ideas Shop the rainbow, with vibrant pieces guaranteed to inject colour into any home

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1. Vitra Panton Junior chair £162; 2. Riedel Laudon tumbler £65; 3. Poltrona Frau Leather Pot in Mimosa, small £120; 4. Pollack Analog fabric (on daybed) £220 per square metre; 5. The Rug Company Witton Bright rug £1,100 per square metre; 6. KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer £499; 7. Missoni Home Aretha bath mat £165; 8. Zinc Textile Falconetto cushion £160 Cookware & Appliances, Furniture and Home, Third Floor; and harrods.com

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Brand profile By Amy Broomfield

When it comes to transforming everyday items into objets, whimsical home brand Alessi is the art gallery of kitchenwares – and Alberto Alessi is the curator

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Many moons ago, I arrived at Alberto Alessi’s home on the edge of Lake Orta in Italy, late due to a flight delay, flustered, and recovering from a nasty bout of laryngitis. As the taxi arrived outside his home, Alessi emerged with a crisp, cool glass of white wine in his hand for me, made from grapes grown on his own land. I don’t really remember the exact words he uttered, but they had an immediate soothing effect, and the rest of the interview and shoot around his home was as relaxed as could be. In the afternoon, after we wrapped, the crew toasted with his homemade grappa. “Do you still make grappa?” I ask now, as we sit on a Zoom chat, he from his sunny office in Italy, me in my kitchen on a dreary London day. “Of course,” he says. “We continue to make chardonnay, pinot noir, late-harvest wine, and with the skins we make grappa.” Today, 11 years since we first met, Alessi is in his 51st year at the family business, slightly more than half of the company’s entire existence. And he still possesses the same avuncular qualities that immediately put those around him at ease. He smiles often, gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about design, and is thoughtful with his turn of phrase, words coloured by the rhythmical lilt of his Italian accent. How has the most unusual year been for him? “It wasn’t a problem for me because I love being at home,” he says, contentedly. “I don’t like travelling and so during the pandemic I spent two-thirds of my time at the office – I was one of the few permitted to go to the factory – and the rest of the time I was at home.” Alessi took over a floor of his house, which he describes as his own “personal museum”, and it’s somehow comforting to know that he and his wife faced the same issues as everyone else, living and working on top of each other. “We negotiated clear rules,” he says with a smile. Now in its 100th year, the Alessi brand is an icon on the Italian homewares scene, best known for reimagining the design of everyday functional kitchenwares, often with a whimsical twist. Even those uninterested in design would easily recognise the octagonal Moka coffee maker, or the triangular birdwhistle kettle, 9093, or even the different characters depicted on corkscrews – only a brand like Alessi could make such a pedestrian item so cute. Today’s playful products are a far cry from the original output of the business. Founded in 1921 by Alessi’s grandfather Giovanni, the company initially operated as a metal workshop, creating small household items from brass, copper and nickel. It was never intended to create kitchenwares. “It was a much simpler time,” says Alessi. “We had a workshop of maybe just 30 or 40 people and my grandfather didn’t care so much about design, he was more attentive to function and quality.” It wasn’t until Alessi’s father Carlo came on board – first as chief designer in 1935, and then as general manager in 1953 – that the business began to collaborate with external designers and architects. “When I joined in 1970, what I did was increase the number and quality of designers,” says Alessi. “But the roots were already there.” While he is decidedly modest about his contribution to the business, it is undeniably Alberto who has honed the look and feel of the brand we know today. It has been his life’s work to collaborate with more than 300 star architects and design heavyweights including Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Piero Lissoni – the list is almost endless. And many of the creations have been hailed as revolutionary, displayed in museums around the world, from London’s V&A to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Indeed, Starck’s trailblazing citrus squeezer, the Juicy Salif, has become an icon in itself – “a transgression of the rules” and proof that functional doesn’t have to mean ordinary. But the pinnacle of designs for Alessi personally is the 9090 coffee maker. It was created by German designer Richard Sapper as a tribute to Alessi’s maternal grandfather, Alfonso Bialetti, who invented the Moka Express. “Between the thousands of products I curated, this is >

This page: If only all coffee makers were as prodigious as this sculpture of Alessi’s classic La Conica, pictured with Alberto Alessi. Opposite page: The brand’s 9090 coffee makers pay homage to the famous Bialetti Moka Express, originally designed by Alessi’s grandfather in 1933


Brand profile Celebrating Alessi’s centenary, the brand’s new Values collection features innovative objects to usher in the dawn of a new century of experimentation; from left Alessi MP0210 salt, pepper and spice grinder £100, ES18 salt grinder £75, BBA01 photo frame £28, ES19 salt, pepper and spice grinder £82, Ercolino bottle opener £36, ES16 kitchen jar £34, KP01 photo frame £38, ES17 corkscrew £75 and ES15 centrepiece £186

maybe my number one,” says Alessi. This also marked the brand’s first official foray into kitchenwares – and it has never looked back. When I ask about his own design skills, Alessi is quick to correct me, preferring to call himself a mediator above all else. He is, of course, wellversed in design philosophy, and incredibly passionate about its principles: “It is a creative discipline with a very clear artistic and poetic matrix. It is a new form of art and poetry in the times we live in. That means all designers I meet need to be good poets before they are designers.” Despite the huge breadth of products created by the brand, there are some distinguishing consistencies: clean lines and architectural elements are commonplace, and many items are finished in polished stainless steel with matte-plastic accents in block colours. But to Alessi, what gives them their timelessness is an ability to snapshot a period in time. “We consider ourselves an industrial research lab,” he says. “Like a publisher publishes only the best books, we publish only the best designs, and to me those are the ones that capture the spirit of the times in which they were created.” Combine this approach with Alessi’s personal passion to continually explore new arenas and you have an output that feels forever fresh and innovative. Most recently, the business has teamed up with Seiko to make watches and with Swiss producer Laufen to make bathroom accessories. Alessi also has his sights set on furniture-making, though he admits the competition is tough. Any prospective collaborators? “Yes – but I’ve been told not to tell you!” he says with a laugh. In such a competitive space as the design world, what advice would an experienced curator give to a young and ambitious creative? “When I started my job, I had maybe 20 to 25 designers to choose from in Italy – they were high quality but very few. Today, there could be 25,000. I would say finish school and find a job in a studio with a great Milanese designer; that is still a great way to start. Secondly, I would say he or she is choosing the best possible job. If they work hard, they have the potential to really recreate the world around them.” Cookware & Appliances, Third Floor; and harrods.com

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Above: The instantly recognisable Juicy Salif citrus squeezer; left: Alessi’s Moka espresso coffee maker is a contemporary take on an Italian signature kitchen staple

Images courtesy of Alessi

“What gives Alessi’s products their timelessness is an ability to snapshot a period in time”


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Lorenzo Quinn’s striking sculptures tap into emotions familiar to us all – yet their power lies in the myriad personal meanings they can inspire

Artistic approach

If you’re an artist who deals with intangible human experiences

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Clockwise from right: The Force of Nature II in London’s Berkeley Square; an earlier work, The Force of Nature, on display in Shanghai; Hand of God, part of a private collection in Ireland; Quinn upscales from a model in his studio

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– trust, acceptance, love – how do you distil them into a visual form without veering into the same old clichés? For contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, the answer is simple: offer your work to the people, then allow them to relate to it in whatever way they choose. “The moment the sculpture enters the common space, it is no longer mine,” the sculptor explains. “My ownership ceases and it becomes the people’s.” Quinn has always taken inspiration from his own family relationships, and many of his most recognisable pieces are rooted in the love he has for his wife and sons. Working from his studio and foundry near Barcelona, Quinn uses the traditional technique of lost-wax casting to create his now-iconic figurative sculptures, including the expressive recreations of human hands that have become his signature. Whether cradling a weary figure or holding up hotels in Venice, these monumental renderings act as a profound reminder of humanity’s eternal values. For his LOVE collection, Quinn has created a series of sculptures that tap into the subtleties of universal emotion on an intimate level. Each has its own story close to the artist’s heart, often revealed in the short poems that accompany the works. The enduring image of two hands meeting embodies Quinn’s all-embracing approach to the subject of love while inviting the viewer to draw their own conclusions. Whatever Quinn’s creations mean to you, build an exceptional collection with the help and guidance of the Halcyon Gallery. As the ultimate fine-art destination, Halcyon specialises in works by some of the most notable artists of the last century – think Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and (of course) Quinn. Offering advice on everything from acquisition to such technical aspects as sculpture placement and lighting, the gallery’s expert team is on hand to help you discover the life-enhancing power of art – however you experience it.


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“Bold furniture sets the stage for days – and nights – of unforgettable entertaining”

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Deco in the detail Conjure the geometric glamour of the Roaring Twenties with stylish and streamlined pieces and patterns 2. 1.

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1. Ligne Roset Hood table lamp £570; 2. The Rug Company x Kelly Wearstler Archetype Lake rug £1,600 per square metre; 3. Gallotti&Radice Selene vanity desk and mirror £8,280; 4. O.W. London Striped teacup and saucer £48; 5. O.W. London Maze tea plate £32; 6. Savoir x Teo Yang Moon 01 bed from £45,000; 7. Pollack Icon fabric (on chair) £432 per square metre; 8. Edelweiss Moda grand piano £75,000 Furniture and Home, Third Floor; and harrods.com

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“Customers are invited to put the beds to the test, guided by an in-store sleep expert ”

The bed of your dreams If there’s one thing we know about sleep, it is not to take it for granted – and when it comes to getting quality shut-eye, Hästens has totally got your back Been struggling to nod off? Maybe not surprising, given all the variables that can disrupt our rest. But sleeping is one of the most important things we can do for our physical and mental health, and if the past year has taught us anything, it’s that looking after ourselves is a number-one priority. It was between 1952 and 1954 that the scientists of the British North Greenland Expedition came to a conclusion that we now consider to be gospel: an average of eight hours’ sleep is essential to feel revitalised. Of course, with the often-hectic pace of modern-day life, that number has to be far more flexible today than it was then – with a perhaps more realistic take coming from Torbjörn Åkerstedt, a professor of psychology at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, who specialises in sleep research. His sage advice: “You should sleep as much as you need in order to feel fit the next day.” The idea that we all have unique sleep requirements is something that Hästens understands innately. The brand draws upon six generations of craftsmanship and its heritage as saddlemaker to the Royal Court of Sweden to create beds that are specially designed to give you the best chance of an uninterrupted night’s rest. And posture is front and centre.

Dr Edie Perry, another expert in the field, advises, “The most important thing when you sleep is to have your spine in a straight position, because that is the foundation for a neutral posture.” A Hästens bed works in tandem with your body: it is meticulously constructed – using the finest natural materials, all ethically sourced – in such a way that your spine remains in its most natural position, however you choose to lie. This, in turn, helps correct your posture, ensures your weight is evenly distributed for optimum comfort, and relaxes your muscles – the perfect recipe for restorative slumber. You might not see the benefits by looking at the bed, but you’ll definitely feel them. To really grasp the quality of a Hästens bed, customers are invited to put them to the test – guided by an in-store sleep expert, who will listen to your requirements, suggest beds for you to try, and examine your natural sleeping posture.You’ll also be talked through the options for size, shape, firmness and colours, as well as patterns and accessories. After all, it’s got to look the part, too. Then it’s over to the craftsmen to turn your dream into reality. Call +44 (0)20 7225 6748 to book your bed test today, or visit us in-store to discover the Hästens linen and furniture collections; beds are priced from £5,000. Beds, Third Floor


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TOUCH SENSITIVE For rooms with a quiet, easy elegance, it’s hard to beat the textural and tactile aesthetics created by wood, marble, wool and glass Photographer Jake Curtis / Stylist Casey Carey

From left Fendi Casa Onyx ball in Verde Alpi marble £2,916; Soho Home Verona candle (on mantelpiece) £64; Gallotti&Radice JVќLL table £1,788; Poltrona Frau Pura bowl £1,250; Baxter Tebe table £3,250; Eichholtz Adler Side Table £1,704; (on table) Purling London Alabaster Stone Checkers £375; Soho Home butter dish with knife £42; Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance speaker £2,250


Interiors From left Flexform Giano ottoman £2,760; Roche Bobois Ténéré pedestal tables £1,630 and £1,430; Ligne Roset Atacama table lamp £451, 0U[LYZ[PJLJVќLL[HISL£ HUK Tasso vase £259; Wood by William Hall from a selection; Brunello Cucinelli Mirror Set £780 for set of three

“Light or dark, artisanal or refined, showstopping furniture or innovative accessories… timber has the power to transform”


Interiors From left The Rug Company Deep Pile Merino Natural rug and Agnes rug, both from £2,456; Begg x Co Rona cashmere throw (VUÅVVY) £549; Somma Johannesburg throw £189; Schlossberg Anouk cushions £179 each; Linley Deco Tub Chair £3,950; Schlossberg Senja throw £329

“When it comes to wool, warmth and tactility are a given, soothing the senses and creating an oasis of calm”


Interiors From top Roche Bobois Precious Vase Blue £700; Poltrona Frau x Angelo Mangiarotti Kypelon glass £120; 9LÅL_Ghibli 55 table £2,300; Roche Bobois Classics Set de Bougeoirs Cendrillon transparent candlesticks £1,400 for set of seven; Ligne Roset Indigo Vase:T £120

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Home. It’s been in vogue

Illustrations by Zoë Barker

Finger-on-the-pulse designers long ago realised that customers want to immerse themselves in their signature look – be it in the form of a dress, a divan or a duvet cover. So can you have it all? Of course you can, says Grace Cain

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since that fateful day last year when we all officially hung up our Fendi Baguettes in favour of sourdough starters. When many of us swapped #fashion Instagram for DIY renovation TikTok, or just relished the opportunity to scrutinise the slivers of kitchen behind our Zooming colleagues (sorry, colleagues). But you don’t need some writer to tell you that fashion – unlike football – is now coming home. That said, a cursory Google search will serve up hundreds of articles explaining how luxury fashion brands have used the pandemic as an excuse to pivot into homewares – despite the fact that this is really nothing new. The love story between fashion and interiors has been blossoming for decades, stretching back far beyond lockdowns; beyond the advent of social-media platforms that allowed our homes to become a public statement of personal identity in the same way as fashion; even beyond the hazy pink velour days of the early 2000s, when the only way you could sneak a glimpse of your favourite celebrity’s living room was via MTV Cribs. Everyone is familiar with the full skirts and cinched waists unveiled by Christian Dior in 1947, but the transformative fashions of his New Look were just the beginning of a masterclass in branding. Monsieur Dior enjoyed a close working relationship with two interior decorators, Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy. Between them, the pair designed both Dior’s private home and his couture house at 30 Avenue Montaigne. At a time when Paris was still reeling from the destruction of war, the sleek neoclassical style favoured by the design duo was almost as shocking – and, ultimately, as desirable – as the sumptuous optimism that the New Look represented. Grandpierre and Geffroy’s shared vision helped set the stage for a fully formed brand identity that you can still buy into; Dior Maison’s distinctively chic take on tableware, wallpaper, soft furnishings and furniture is all very much central to the brand’s empire. Sartorial know-how has always been just one facet of an Italian design scene in which superb craftsmanship and materials are king. Take Etro, for example. While its signature paisley prints may always have been more visible on the catwalk than on the sofa, the brand was founded in 1968 as a textile design factory, and it has been creating upholstery fabric since 1981. With that in mind, it’s unsurprising that the bold prints and vivid palette that are central to Etro’s DNA have translated so effortlessly into striking cushions and tableware, as well as quirky home accessories. An instantly distinguishable aesthetic is always going to work across multiple design disciplines, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the world of Versace. Having first dipped an extravagant toe into the sphere of homewares in 1992, the high-octane glamour that has characterised Versace for more than four decades has well and truly made itself at home. Fuelled by drama and Italian opulence, the brand’s signature motifs are easy to spot – the iconic Medusa head, graphic Greek key pattern and dramatic swirls of baroque-style prints are at the heart of Versace’s maximalist appeal, whether they are hanging in your wardrobe or draped across the bed. Although the romance between fashion and interiors is nothing new, the fact remains that people are suddenly paying more attention to it – and perhaps that’s partly down to the wider changes that have shifted consumer attitudes towards a more sustainable mind-set. Interiors trends naturally move more slowly than their fashion counterparts, and there’s something deeply reassuring about the thought of investing in a really beautiful chair that will be enjoyed every day for years to come, rather than in something that just ends up at the back of the wardrobe. If you love the mismatched florals and irreverent chintz of British brand Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, why not fill your space with its opulent silk eiderdowns, frilly cushions and hand-beaded curtains? Fashion is an armour against the outside world, but your home is the world you create for yourself – and there’s nothing new about that idea. IN T ERI OR S | LI FESTYLE | PR O PE RTY

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Dining Recipes by Emily Ezekiel / Photographer Lizzie Mayson

From top Brunello Cucinelli bowl £150; Jars Maguelone plate 27cm, £27

Feast your eyes The soft sizzle of melting butter; the promising bubble of a saucepan; the warm smell of baked apples that – just for a second – takes you back to your childhood. Whether you’re whipping up dinner for one or feeding the whole family, a home-cooked meal is always a little bit special – and with fresh, hearty ingredients, the magic begins to happen long before dinner is served › INT ER IOR S | LIFEST YLE | PR OPERT Y

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Warm late-summer salad This deceptively simple and splendidly colourful dish looks spectacular on the plate – and is every bit as satisfying on the palate

Ingredients

Method

2 tbsp butter

Start by making the dressing – simply add all the ingredients to a clean jam jar, screw the lid on and give it a really good shake until all mixed together. Try it and adjust to taste, then set to one side.

Serves 4 as a starter

300g Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise 1 head of radicchio 100g blackberries 1 blood orange 3 sticks of celery plus leaves 100g blue cheese This page, clockwise from top Celso de Lemos napkin £42.95; Peugeot Méribel salt mill £49.99; Brunello Cucinelli bowl £150; Jars Maguelone plates 27cm, £12.95 and 20cm, £19; Zwilling small bamboo chopping board £16.95; L’Objet Terra bowl £26; Cutipol Goa spoon from 24-piece cutlery set £419; Wüsthof Classic Ikon 9cm paring knife £82.95. Opposite page Soho Home Hillcrest platter £99

For the dressing 1 tbsp white miso 1 clove of garlic, grated 1 tsp honey

the orange and slice into rounds. Slice the celery sticks on the bias and toss the pieces in with the other salad vegetables. Scatter the celery leaves on the top, crumble the blue cheese over, toss in the fried sprouts and drizzle with the dressing. Eat straight away. >

Place a large frying pan over a high heat, add the butter, then add the Brussels sprouts, cut side down. Fry for 3-5 minutes or until they are really golden and starting to caramelise. Give the pan a good toss and continue to fry for a further 3 minutes.

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Autumn risotto As the occasional cooler note slips into our days and evenings, heartier meals provide welcome comfort and sustenance – and this crowd-pleaser is no exception

Ingredients

Method

1kg butternut or acorn squash, cleaned

Using a sharp knife, halve the squash lengthways (no need to peel) and scoop out the seeds. Slice into rough 3cm chunks.

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Add the squash to a roasting tray with the juice and zest of a lemon, the halved garlic and chilli flakes. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle over 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Roast for 45 minutes, tossing everything halfway through. At the same time, add the sage leaves, and mix together well.

a couple of minutes. Pour in the wine and stir continuously until it is totally absorbed. Start adding the stock a ladleful at a time, stirring until each addition has been absorbed. This should take about 15 minutes. Remove the roasting tray from the oven. Squeeze out the garlic cloves from their skins, then add to a blender with half the squash and whizz until smooth.

60g butter 100g Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve This page, clockwise from top left Jars Maguelone dipping dish £15; Tori Murphy Harbour Stripe tea towel £25; Eddingtons Olivewood rustic boards £29.95 each; Wüsthof Classic Ikon 9cm paring knife £82.95; Cutipol Goa spoon from 24-piece cutlery set £419; Les Terres Blanche Fleur de Sel de Camargue including spoon 100g, £22; L’Objet Terra sauce server £45. Opposite page, clockwise from top left Peugeot Méribel salt mill £49.99; LSA International wine glass £40 for set of four; L’Objet Terra bowls £26 each; Soho Home Hillcrest pasta bowls £125 for set of four and jug £80; LSA International Canopy Vase from Trio Vase Set £75; Celso de Lemos napkin £42.95; Soho Home Hockley spoons £42 for set of two; L’Objet Terra platter £65

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Midway through the 45 minutes, start the risotto base by pouring the stock into a saucepan and placing it over a medium heat, keeping it at a simmer.

Pour the blended squash into the risotto, then fold in the remaining diced squash and any sticky bits from the tray, keeping some of the crispy sage leaves to one side.

Peel and finely chop the shallots and celery. Add the remaining olive oil to a heavy pan and place over a medium heat. Add the chopped veg and fry gently until softened.

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Burnt caramel and apple galette This French-style rustic tart makes for a mouthwatering finale to any autumn meal. As a finishing touch, simply add a scoop – or two – of your favourite ice cream

Ingredients Serves 4

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To make the crust, mix the flour, almonds, salt, sugar and orange zest in a bowl. Add the butter and rub it in until you have a crumbly mixture. Make a well in the centre and add the cold water, a little at a time, mixing as you go – you might not need all the water; you just want the dough to begin to bind.

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To make the filling, finely slice the apples – no need to peel. Add to a mixing bowl with the sugar, vanilla-bean paste, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger and cornflour, then set aside. Preheat the oven.

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Once the pastry has chilled, place on a lightly floured surface. Roll out into a circle 30cm in diameter, moving the pastry every few rolls so it doesn’t stick. Transfer to a lined baking

tray and sprinkle over the chopped hazelnuts, leaving a 5cm border around the edge. Arrange the sliced apples however you like. Roll the border up around the apples, shaping it roughly. Chill for 20 minutes. While the tart is chilling, make the caramel. Put a nonstick pan over a high heat, pour in the water, add the sugar and bring to the boil. Once the sugar has all melted, the syrup is golden brown and bubbles have formed all over the surface, take the pan off the heat. Mix the vanilla-bean extract into the double cream and pour it into the pan. Whisk in with the butter and add a good pinch of sea salt. Take the galette from the fridge, brush the edges with the beaten egg, and sprinkle over the demerara sugar. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is crisp, then remove and drizzle it with the sauce.

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SWEET DREAMS From cribs to crayons, soft toys to slides, there’s something special about the choices you make for your little ones’ first bedrooms. And stylish, practical solutions can also be fun and inspiring, says Grace Cain Photographer Sarah Hogan Stylist Clara Metter

Clockwise from bottom left The Rug Company Axel rug from £2,456; Snüz SnüzKot Skandi changing unit £499; Sebra HJ[P]P[`ÅVVYTPYYVY£ "Liewood Vikky Bath Toys in Safari dark rose mix (other one on stool£  MVYZL[VM[^V"Jellycat -VZZPSS`)YVU[VZH\Y\Z[V`£  "IVVRZMYVT a selection in-store; Vitra4VKLS+Z[VVS£" Gubi Pacha lounge chair £2,521; Begg x Co :[YH[O0RH[:[YPWL[OYV^£ "Oyoy Hope /LKNLOVNJ\ZOPVU£ "Fiona Walker 4VVUHUK:[HYZ^HSSKLJVYH[PVU£  " Snüz:Uüa2V[:RHUKPJV[£ "Begg x Co *VJVVU^YHW£ "Ligne Roset Jar: Tonka IHZRL[£"Sebra Morgan the octopus toy £ "Jellycat3HSSHNPL+YHNVU[V`£ 

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This is a place where dinosaurs roam the bookshelves while a whale rides a train across the carpet; where monumental mushrooms grow beside the mountainous peak of a slide, and the moon and the stars twinkle quietly on the walls. The first world they experience is the one you build for them, so make it a magical one, with charming furnishings and – of course – plenty of cuddly companions. If the mention of nursery décor fills you with thoughts of garish colours and shiny plastic, think again. Brands such as Vitra, Jupiduu and Snüz make an excellent case for pared-back wooden furniture and a calming, neutral colour palette. And while toys will inevitably end up strewn across the floor, you can temper the chaos with playful yet stylish storage solutions from the likes of Olli Ella and Ligne Roset – though when the toys are as cute as those from BigStuffed, Liewood and Sebra, you might be happy to see them out on their travels. As for older children, Bonton’s desk and rattan chair provide the perfect spot for them as they begin to discover new worlds, from the ones they read about to the ones they create for themselves. Let the adventures begin. > From left The Rug Company Axel rug from £2,456; DockATot x Morris & Co..YHUK+VJRJOHUNPUNTH[PU>PSSV^)V\NOZ£"Jellycat )HZOM\S)\UU`ZVV[OLY£  "Ligne Roset1HY!;VURHIHZRL[£"Jellycat3HSSHNPL+YHNVU[V`£ ")PN:[\ffLK;OL>HSY\Z[V`£   Opposite page Oyoy-VSSV^[OL9HPUIV^^HSSOHUNPUN£  ; on shelves, from top Flos)LSSOVWSHTW£ "Oyoy Erik Elephant cushion £ "IVVRZMYVTHZLSLJ[PVUPUZ[VYL"Oyoy9HPUIV^J\ZOPVU£ "Olli Ella7PRPIHZRL[£ "Liewood Vikky Bath Toy in Safari dark rose TP_£  MVYZL[VM[^V"Liewood >PUZ[VUUPNO[SPNO[¶9HIIP[PUKHYRYVZL£ "VUÅVVYMYVTSLM[ Paul Smith Split Light rug from £2,791; Fjällräven4PUP2rURLUIHJRWHJR£"Bonton)VOuTLJOHPY£"on chair) Wigiwama3PVU;V`J\ZOPVU£"BontonKLZR£"on desk) Vitra ;VVSIV_KLZR[PK`£ Caran d’Ache5LVJVSVY00JYH`VUZ£ Brunello Cucinelli `V`V£MVYZL[VM[OYLL"Vitra,HTLZ,SLWOHU[£ 

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“This is a place where monumental mushrooms grow beside the mountainous peak of a slide”

On shelves, from left, top row Sebra Stacking Bird toy £33.95; books from a selection in-store; Liewood Winston night-light – Rabbit in dark rose £34.95 and Vikky Bath Toys in Safari dark rose mix (other one next to small basket) £19.95 for set of two; Olli Ella Holdie Barn £69.95; SebraHJ[P]P[`ÅVVYTPYYVY £32.95; )PN:[\ffLK The SeaStar toy £100; middle row )PN:[\ffLK The Walrus toy £89.95; Olli Ella Mushroom Basket £49.95; Vitra Eames House Bird £259; bottom row Vitra S-Tidy desk tidy £30; pens and pencils, stylist’s own; Vitra Hexagonal Containers £95; Jellycat Sherri Sheep toy £21.95; Sebra Daydream puzzle £89.95; Olli Ella Holdie House £69.95; Little Lights Cloud lamp £129; Oyoy Erik Elephant and Lobo Lion cushions £41.95 each; VUÅVVYMYVTSLM[Paul Smith Split Light rug from £2,791; )PN:[\ffLK The Manatee toy £125; Jupiduu slide £249; Oyoy Mushroom basket £74.95; Sebra Food Ä]LWPLJL^VVKLUMVVKWSH`ZL[Z¶]LNNPLZ £ HUKTLH[ ÄZO£ "Sebra Sleepy Croc cushion £84.95 and baby walker £129; )PN:[\ffLK The Whale toy £89.95 The Arcade and The Harrods Bookshop, Lower Ground Floor; Home, Third Floor; Childrenswear and Toys, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com Digital Technician Sophie Bronze Lighting Assistant Sam Peter Reeves

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A taste of the tropics Drift away to sandy archipelagos, where vivid coral and cool aqua shades shimmer beneath clear blue skies 1. 2.

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1. Joanna Buchanan Sparkle Lobster napkin rings £99.95 for set of two; 2. James Malone Sea Life wallpaper £156 per 10m roll; 3. Edelweiss G50 Sygnet grand piano, £39,995; 4. Joanna Buchanan Shell Resin napkin ring £89.95 for set of two; 5. Joanna Buchanan Shell swizzle sticks £99.95 for set of six; 6. Savoir x Bill Amberg Ocean 01 bed £50,450; 7. Ginori 1735 Il Viaggio di Nettuno teacup and saucer £215 for two sets; 8. Versace Home Trésor de la Mer cushions from £3,818; 9. Colunex Drape lamp £977 Furniture & Beds and Home, Third Floor; and harrods.com

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Brand profile By Jessica Jonzen

With a hugely successful fashion brand dating back to the ’70s, Kenzo Takada came to home interiors relatively late in life

Celebrating Kenzo When the fêted fashion designer

Kenzo Takada at his home in Paris, January 2019

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Kenzo Takada launched his interiors brand K3 at the Maison&Objet exhibition in January 2020, no-one was more surprised than Takada himself. “I’m nearly 81 years old and I’m still working,” Takada told WWD with his trademark laugh. “I’m surprising myself.” So, when Takada passed away the following October from complications related to Covid-19, it was a cruel irony. “He was in great shape and still so full of energy,” says Jonathan Bouchet Manheim, Takada’s great friend and business partner, and the CEO of K3. “I was with him every day in hospital, and five days before he passed away, he came out of his coma and seemed much better. We were chatting for two hours and he said, ‘Now that I have slept for three days, I have so many ideas!’” Manheim, who had known Takada since childhood, was with him when he died. “We were holding hands. It was very difficult. He was like family and was the kindest and most humble man you could ever meet. We still miss him, but he would want us to move on.” To say that Takada defied expectations is something of an understatement. This, after all, is the man who rode down a Parisian catwalk in 1978 on the back of an elephant, having been told it would be “impossible” for a Japanese man to work in the fashion industry in Paris. “Men weren’t allowed into design schools,” Takada told the Financial Times in an interview in 2019. “Being creative was not accepted in Japanese society in the 1950s. And, more than anything, my parents opposed the idea of me working in fashion.” Takada was the fifth of seven children born to Kenji and Shizu, who ran a traditional inn. Captivated by his sister’s fashion magazines, the young Takada – born in Himeji, near Osaka, in 1939 – idolised Yves Saint Laurent after watching a film about him, but studying fashion was out of the question and Takada dutifully enrolled on a literature course at Kobe University. However, when his father passed away soon afterwards, he dropped out and became one of the first male > IN T ERI OR S | LI FESTYLE | PR O PE RTY

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“We all feel really honoured to have worked with Kenzo, and very grateful to be a part of this wonderful new home brand that he started in the later part of his career. We are excited to continue with his dream of his home lifestyle brand, K3”

in the logo are the symbol of a Japanese number. K3 was in development for three years and launched with three distinct collections. Maiko bears all the Kenzo signatures. “It’s very floral, extremely bright and feminine, with a midday feeling,” says Manheim. “Sakura is much more subtle, with more of an early morning feel; and Shogun is a more masculine collection and has an evening feel, with gold and black.” The launch was a seminal moment for Takada. “When we launched, he cried,” says Manheim. “I’d never seen Kenzo cry. K3 was something extremely dear to him. He thought we wouldn’t succeed, but I’m kind of pushy!” K3 has since collaborated with Italian bedding label Sferra, after Takada came across the brand in Harrods. “They say when you meet special creative people, there is an aura to them – that is what I felt with Kenzo when I first met him and honestly throughout the entire development period,” says Michelle Klein, president and CEO of Sferra. “We all feel really honoured to have worked with him, and very grateful to be a part of this wonderful new home brand that he started in the later part of his career. We feel we delivered the stunning bedding he envisioned, and are excited and proud to continue forward with his dream of his home lifestyle brand, K3.” Indeed, Takada was so prolific that next year’s collections are already complete, and his designs will be used for the year after. “We’ve never had so much demand,” says Manheim. “Kenzo really wanted K3 to be a success, and it will continue. I will fight for it.”

Michelle Klein, president and CEO of Sferra

An irreverent disrupter of restrained Parisian haute couture, Takada showed his prêt-à-porter in season. His early shows were joyful parties in the shop, with friends of different ethnicities acting as models. The international market beckoned, but when his clothes under the Jungle Jap brand appeared in US department stores, the shops were picketed by Japanese-Americans offended by the pejorative word ‘Jap’. “I thought I would change the meaning,” Takada recalled. He was taken to court in the US twice and subsequently changed his brand’s name to Kenzo. The rebrand did him no harm, however. His shows became extravaganzas – his 1977 New York collection was shown at Studio 54 with Jerry Hall and Grace Jones dancing on the catwalk. “By the end of the 1970s, Kenzo was considered the number-one-selling brand worldwide,” Takada told the Financial Times. The menswear collection followed in 1983, and a home line in 1987, inspired by the house near Bastille that Takada was building with his partner, Xavier de Castella. “That was when Kenzo started to love interior decoration and got the taste for decorating a home – and from then on it was something he really enjoyed a lot,” says Manheim. Hidden by a traditional Parisian façade, the house was an ode to Japanese design, complete with carp swimming in a pond, a pavilion, and a room dedicated to tea ceremonies.

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Right, from top Takada at his AW91/92 fashion show in Paris; K3 Sakura Hana Maru king-size duvet cover £459 and pillow shams £90 each, Sakura Kikyo pillowcases £122 each and Sakura Edeum throw £379; below Takada doing some design sketches at his home in Paris in 2019 Luxury Linens, Third Floor

Takada parties at Maxim’s in Paris in 1986

In the early ’90s, Takada suffered a series of personal tragedies. De Castella passed away in 1990 after five years of declining health, and the following year, Atsuko Kondo, Kenzo’s pattern maker, whom he described as his “right hand”, had a stroke. “In this way, I had lost both of my wings,” Takada said. His mother passed away that same year. The sale of Kenzo to luxury conglomerate LVMH took place in 1993, with Takada staying on as creative director until 1999. In 2009, Manheim started working with Takada, helping him on various design projects before becoming his business partner in 2013. “He was not very responsible with work,” Manheim says, laughing. “He just wanted to really enjoy things all the time. He was extremely generous and wanted to see the people around him having fun. My role was to keep everything more professional than it would have been if it was just him, but that made it good. I think when you work in an environment where you have so much fun and the team is so close, it does wonders.” A collaboration with Roche Bobois was a “huge success” – indeed Takada’s second redesign of the brand’s iconic Mah Jong sofa is launching in September. Manheim then floated the idea of launching their own brand, but, at first, Takada was dismissive. “I said, ‘Why don’t we take all the graphics and the multicultural aspect that you brought to fashion and build our own identity?’ He said, ‘I’m too old!’” But Takada finally agreed, and the pair began to work on the concept for K3 with designer Engelbert Honorat. Takada was keen for their new brand to incorporate elements of both the East and West, so the letter K represents the Roman component, while the three dashes

Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images; Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

students at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, before going on to design children’s clothes for a department store. Fate then played a hand: when Takada’s flat was demolished to make way for the 1964 Olympic stadium, the 10 months’ rent he received as compensation paid for a ticket on the slow boat to Paris. The two-month journey, taking in Hong Kong, Saigon, Colombo, Bombay, Egypt and Spain, was informative and Takada studied the local fashions at every port. Takada arrived in Paris in January 1965 and scraped by selling drawings to fashion houses for 25 francs each. In 1970, he rented a tiny boutique in the Galerie Vivienne and daubed a mural of jungle scenes on the walls, inspired by Henri Rousseau’s The Dream. He named the store Jungle Jap, and his first collection was made with cheap cotton from the Saint Pierre flea market in Montmartre and a selection of fabrics he had brought back from a trip to Japan. It was fashion without frontiers, blending cultures and aesthetics in a fresh and inclusive style to create clothes that were loose and easy to wear. The show was a triumph and led to his work appearing on the cover of Elle. Takada’s star was on the rise.

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LONDON LIVING Our edit of the capital’s most desirable properties


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Ovington Court Knightsbridge SW3

This stunning apartment is on the fifth floor of a residential block in central Knightsbridge, with rooftop views over the area. The property has been totally refurbished to the highest specifications using the finest materials. Accommodation comprises a stylish entrance hall, a bright reception room with open-plan kitchen/dining, and two double-bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms. Features include an Italian marble fireplace, stone worktops, fitted antique mirrors, herringbone timber flooring, a bespoke fitted kitchen with Miele appliances, fitted carpets in the bedrooms with inset brass and timber border, bespoke fitted wardrobes with inset fabric in the bedrooms, book-matched Italian marble in the bathrooms, video entry, and surround sound throughout. Ovington Court is on the corner of Brompton Road and Ovington Gardens, moments from Harrods and an amazing selection of shops, cafés and restaurants in Knightsbridge and nearby South Kensington.

GUIDE PRICE

EPC RATING

£1,950,000

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TOTAL AREA

CONTACT

819sq ft (76sq m)

+44 (0)20 7225 8933 reem.dougramaji@harrodsestates.com

LEASEHOLD Approximately 143 years remaining

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The Knightsbridge Apartments Knightsbridge SW7

A very spacious two-double-bedroom apartment is on the fifth floor of this premier development. The property is presented in excellent condition and features full comfort cooling/heating and polished hardwood floors in the living areas, with the accommodation comprising a generous entrance hall, a large reception room, a separate fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a separate walk-in wardrobe. There is also a small balcony, private underground parking space and a separate storage room. The Knightsbridge Apartments boasts impressive reception areas, 24-hour concierge, security, valet parking and awardwinning landscape gardens. The development – which also includes world-class leisure facilities, with a 20m swimming pool, gymnasium, health spa with treatment rooms and a private business suite for residents – is located on Knightsbridge, opposite Hyde Park.

GUIDE PRICE

EPC RATING

£4,975,000

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TOTAL AREA

CONTACT

1,213sq ft (113sq m)

+44 (0)20 7225 6506 shaun.drummond@harrodsestates.com

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Telegraph Cottage Surrey KT2

Set within a small private, gated development of 4.72 acres (the residence of General Eisenhower during World War II), with only five other detached houses, this striking neo-Georgian home provides accommodation on a plot of 0.45 acres. With a south- and west-facing rear garden, it includes seven generous bedroom suites and four stunning reception rooms, including an orangery and a spectacular double-height reception hall with a lift to all levels, as well as staff quarters. Leisure facilities include a cinema room, gym and 35ft pool, and there is a large forecourt and garaging for three cars. The property has been constructed to exceptional standards, with full air conditioning, a heat-recovery system and interior finishes to the highest specifications. Located close to Coombe Hill Golf Club, Telegraph Cottage is within walking distance of Richmond Park, with Heathrow and Gatwick airports easily accessible via the M25.

GUIDE PRICE

EPC RATING

£10,500,000

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TOTAL AREA

CONTACT

12,476sq ft (1,159sq m)

+44 (0)20 7225 8933 reem.dougramaji@harrodsestates.com

FREEHOLD

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Beaufort Gardens Knightsbridge SW3

This new three-bedroom first-floor lateral apartment has beautiful proportions, with high ceilings and no fewer than nine full-length sash windows facing on to Beaufort Gardens. It also has an additional 350sq ft of terrace, high-specification finishes throughout, direct lift access, a porter and a residents’ gymnasium. A unique collection of nine apartments, 41–43 Beaufort Gardens is exquisitely imagined by worldrenowned Paris-based interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch and arranged across three 19th-century townhouses in the heart of Knightsbridge. Apartment 3 has been fully interior-designed by Charu Gandhi. A brand-new development, constructed behind a retained period façade and located on an exceptionally quiet residential street, this prestigious address is only two blocks away from Harrods and close to the amenities of Sloane Street as well as the green open spaces of Hyde Park.

GUIDE PRICE

EPC RATING

£15,000,000

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TOTAL AREA

CONTACT

2,554sq ft (237sq m)

+44 (0)20 7409 9346 simon.barry@harrodsestates.com

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Chesham Street Belgravia SW1

This elegant penthouse is on the fourth floor of a small, discreet block, newly refurbished to the highest standards and set within a magnificent whitestucco-fronted period building in the heart of Belgravia. The accommodation includes a spacious reception room with dining area and open-plan kitchen, three double-bedroom suites, a guest cloakroom and direct lift access. There is also a separate storage vault on the lower-ground floor. A new development of six apartments, 33 Chesham Street combines the elegance of period architecture with contemporary design and technology, including comfort cooling. The apartment has been interior-designed by Todhunter Earle, one of London’s top studios, and is offered with all furniture, artwork and accessories. It is also eligible for an RBK&C residents’ parking permit. Moments’ walk from Sloane Square, Chesham Street is ideally located for the world-class amenities of Chelsea, Sloane Street and Knightsbridge.

GUIDE PRICE

EPC RATING

£7,350,000

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TOTAL AREA

CONTACT

1,754sq ft (163sq m) including

+44 (0)20 7409 9346

separate storage vault

simon.barry@harrodsestates.com

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Adams Row Mayfair W1

This exceptional four-bedroom freehold mews house is in a quiet-yetcentral Mayfair location. Meticulously renovated by the current owners, this fantastic property has an abundance of entertaining and living space, and has been thoughtfully refurbished with some unique features. The residence includes a large entrance hall and a dining area leading through to an open-plan kitchen and family room. The kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, a Sub-Zero & Wolf fridge and freezer, and an integrated pizza oven. The family room has a working gas fireplace and a remarkable automated roof. Upstairs is a stunning master bedroom suite with terrace, and the main reception room that spans the width of the house. The second floor consists of three further bedroom suites. A cinema room, gym and steam room on the lower-ground floor, as well as a private garage with car lift, make this an outstanding Mayfair residence.

GUIDE PRICE

EPC RATING

£11,950,000

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TOTAL AREA

CONTACT

3,872sq ft (360sq m)

+44 (0)20 7409 9047 robert.cox@harrodsestates.com

FREEHOLD

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Park Lane Mayfair W1

This large lateral four-bedroom apartment opposite Hyde Park is rarely available. It is found within a luxury apartment block with a 24-hour concierge service. The modern apartment has been fully equipped with a Crestron smart-home system, comfort cooling, an integrated speaker system and electric blinds/curtains. The accommodation comprises an open-plan 36ft reception room and dining room; a fully fitted kitchen; a master bedroom suite with dressing room; a second master bedroom suite with dressing room; a large double bedroom with en-suite shower room; a fourth double bedroom; a family shower room; and a guest cloakroom. One of the most prestigious addresses in Mayfair, 55 Park Lane is ideally located for Hyde Park and the boutique shopping district of Mount Street.

GUIDE PRICE

EPC RATING

£8,995,000

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TOTAL AREA

CONTACT

2,812sq ft (261sq m)

+44 (0)20 7409 9047 robert.cox@harrodsestates.com

LEASEHOLD Approximately 113 years remaining

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Trevor Square Knightsbridge SW7

This beautiful, spacious two-double-bedroom apartment is located on the fifth floor of the former Harrods Depository on the southern end of this charming Knightsbridge square. Presented in immaculate condition, the property benefits from high ceilings and an unusually large reception room, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, two large double bedrooms, a master en-suite bathroom, a guest cloakroom and generous built-in storage. There is also a large designated car-parking space. Considered to be one of the premier residential developments in Knightsbridge, Trevor Square is ideally located moments from Harrods, Brompton Road and Sloane Street, with Hyde Park just a short walk away. The development also has 24-hour concierge and porter services.

PRICE

EPC RATING

£2,500 per week plus property fees*

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*harrodsestates.com/tenants CONTACT TOTAL AREA

+44 (0)20 7225 6759

1,771sq ft (165sq m)

chloe.wise@harrodsestates.com

Upper Grosvenor Street Mayfair W1

This superbly presented ground-floor/lower-ground-floor apartment, set in an 18th-century building, is just moments from Grosvenor Square. Benefitting from a lift, the stunning four-bedroom duplex has been meticulously designed to create a superb entertaining space, and includes an integrated sound system, a complex security system and air conditioning throughout. Of particular note are the high ceilings, spacious drawing and dining rooms, the master bedroom suite and two exceptional patio gardens. The apartment also offers three further bedrooms (two en-suite) and a family bathroom, and is available on a furnished basis.

PRICE

EPC RATING

£7,500 per week plus property fees*

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*harrodsestates.com/tenants CONTACT TOTAL AREA

+44 (0)20 7409 9158

4,291sq ft (399sq m)

robinboghhenrikssen@harrodsestates.com

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Trevor Square Knightsbridge SW7

This stunning townhouse is situated on one of Knightsbridge’s most beautiful and private garden squares. The property is finished to the highest standards and consists of a kitchen, dining/family area, conservatory leading to a patio garden, study area, first-floor reception room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, a shower room and a cloakroom; there are two additional bedrooms on the lower-ground floor. The house boasts wooden flooring, a surround-sound system, underfloor heating, excellent storage throughout and an abundance of natural light. It also enjoys access to the verdant Trevor Square communal gardens, and is just a short walk from Hyde Park, Harrods, and Knightsbridge underground station on the Piccadilly line.

PRICE

EPC RATING

£2,500 per week plus property fees*

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*harrodsestates.com/tenants CONTACT TOTAL AREA

+44 (0)20 7225 6759

2,085sq ft (194sq m)

chloe.wise@harrodsestates.com

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Basil Street Knightsbridge SW3

An elegant and spacious lateral three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment, this property boasts two adjoining reception rooms, ideal for entertaining and everyday living. The apartment is presented in immaculate condition throughout and is situated on the second floor of a prestigious, well-maintained mansion building, which comprises just 10 family-sized apartments and has a resident caretaker. The property is in the heart of Knightsbridge, with Harrods, Sloane Street and the Piccadilly line underground in very close proximity.

PRICE

EPC RATING

£1,800 per week short let/£4,000 per week

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long let plus property fees* *harrodsestates.com/tenants CONTACT TOTAL AREA

+44 (0)20 7225 6759

1,766sq ft (164sq m)

chloe.wise@harrodsestates.com

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The unparalleled view from a 12-seat Grand Tier box*

Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore SW7

Bed & Bath, Third Floor; and harrods.com

Grand Tier box: £2,500,000 / Leasehold: 845 years

*Actual box not pictured

From Paris, with love… inspired by the city of romance, the new St Germain range from Harrods of London evokes the style and tranquillity of the French capital’s chic boutique hotels. The soft pink palette, embroidered cushions and floral-print duvet sets have all been designed with mix-and-match appeal – so you’ll have no problem in creating the bedroom of your dreams.

A very rare opportunity has arisen to purchase a 12-seat Grand Tier box in the world’s most prestigious concert hall. Offering exceptional views of the main stage, the box is located on the eastern side of the auditorium, close to the numerous bars and restaurants for entertaining your guests in style. Seat holders are entitled to their seats for all ‘ordinary lettings’, which amount to approximately two-thirds of performances in any 12-month period. We also have a selection of stalls seats available to purchase, with asking prices from £290,000 per pair. Contact: shaun.drummond@harrodsestates.com or phone +44 (0)20 7225 6506

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