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Introducing

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the world of interior design Splendour At The Savoy The brief for Reardon Smith Architects was to create a greater sense of sophistication for VIP guests A Life in Miniature A profile on Timothy Richards; an artist who creates miniature replicas of famous buildings Rich Colours and Luxury The challenge for Tailored Living was to introduce colour and still keep that feeling of elegance The Art of Marquetry Marquetry is a vessel for creativity to explore different motifs and colours says Jonathan Sowter Fabrics & Wallpaper New collections from Thibaut, The Silk Gallery, Linwood, Carole Fabrics, Altfield, Kobe, Karl Lagerfeld, Villa Nova, Romo, Jane Churchill and more

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plays a vital role in shaping our experience of a space says Mike Fisher Masters of Modern Design Clients and designers have a new appreciation for natural materials and textiles explains Ken Bolan The Here and Now Windsor Smith loves to bend old, familiar themes and styles into fresh, new discoveries Trend Or Not To Trend John McClain says that true quality design is timeless and classic, and essentially un-trendy Miami Beach Wherever you are, even if you are in the bathroom, you can see the water in Luca Andrisani’s Miami apartment A House From The Future The designer was asked to consider creative ideas that provide wow factor for this smart home


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Elegance: Classic Interiors’ and Tara Bernerd’s ‘Tara Bernerd: Place’ Shelba’s High Point Hot Spots Shelba Cornelison highlights her selection of must see showrooms for this season’s market High Point Preview The world’s largest furniture market is here again - see what’s in store with our selection of key showrooms Ashberg House This Chelsea home takes inspiration from the famous Russian Jewel Outdoors Latest designs from Indian Ocean, Haddonstone, Leisure Plan and more Rugs & Flooring New from Kährs, Deirdre Dyson, Stone Age and more Tania Johnson From lens to loom: the intricate designs in Tania’s hand knotted rugs start life with the click of a camera

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Platonic Fireplaces, Palazzetti and Morsø Bathrooms Latest designs from Catchpole & Rye, Drummonds, Hurlingham Baths, Aestus, Duravit, Aston Matthews, VitrA and more Lighting New from Christopher Wray, Martin Huxford, The Natural Light, Mr Light, Christopher Hyde, Tindle and more Candia Lutyens Her aim is to bring adaptations of classic designs to the 21st Century by giving them a modern twist Kitchens Extreme’s unique Experience of Design, Perrin & Rowe’s new brass sink and Design Space London’s latest project Tahoe Lake Cabin Nestling in the enclaves of Hurricane Bay, a mixture of natural light and artefacts take this cabin far above the usual lakeside retreat


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CONTENTS 174 Michaela Goldschmied ‘It is a country house

that’s a rustic and more welcoming version of the madness of Alice’s journey in the rabbit hole,’ says Michaela 180 A Texas Treasure Gwynn Griffith, gives new life to an old factory in San Antonio, transforming it into her personal cabinet of curiosities 186 Barcelona Apartment Drawing inspiration from the city, each room has its own character, boasting rich textures and polished raw materials 194 Wright Lane The brief was to align the interior architecture with the exterior and to make the home practical and stylish for both family life and entertaining

Cover story: Three vintage Parisian streetlights hang over the dining table, which is itself constructed from an old bridge. Read more on page 162

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OUR DESIGNERS JONATHAN SOWTER

WINDSOR SMITH

JOHN McCLAIN

LUCA ANDRISANI

JEFF ANDREWS

MARK RIELLY

MATTHEW FREDERICK

TARA BERNERD

MARSHALL WATSON

Making a piece of furniture in a school wood work class provided the spark of inspiration for a passion that has driven Jonathan Sowter, Founder and CEO of Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture, for almost 30 years. Jon loves to keep pushing the boundaries and particularly enjoys exploring new methodologies and materials. www.jonathancharlesfurniture.com

Since founding his eponymous practice, Luca Andrisani Architects, Luca has designed, managed and detailed over 40 international architecture and interior design projects for the world’s leading retail, commercial and residential clientele. With a presence in New York, Luca has worked with some of the world’s leading firms. www.lucaandrisaniarchitects.com

Matthew has always been attuned to the beauty of a well-appointed home, and the pleasure comes with being comfortable in such a space. Matthew is increasingly known for his efforts to redefine the American interior design aesthetic using architecture and design influences that reflect his timeless style. www.mfrederick.com 26

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Founder of Windsor Smith Home, Inc, author of Homefront: Design for Modern Living (Rizzoli, 2015) and creator of beautifully layered rooms sought after by leaders in the entertainment and business worlds, she builds spaces that reflect their owner’s unique personalities and demanding lifestyles. www.windsorsmithhome.com

An internationally celebrated interior designer who creates sophisticated and livable interiors for families and celebrities alike; including Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, America Ferrera and Michael C. Hall, to name a few. Jeff is skilled at pushing creative boundaries in ways that redefine traditional design aesthetics. www.jeffandrews-design.com

British Designer, Tara Bernerd, is founder of the established interior architectural practice, Tara Bernerd & Partners. Their designs reflect intelligent space planning and layouts, with a strong use of texture and colour which typify their projects. Tara has recently published a book about her key projects called ‘Tara Bernerd: Place’. www.tarabernerd.com

John McClain, the Principle Interior Designer for John McClain Design, turned his lifetime passion for transforming houses into beautiful homes into an opportunity to do the same for others. He has recently designed the new ‘Gilded Home by John McClain’ collection including various pieces of furniture, lighting, wallpaper and accessories. www.johnmcclaindesign.com

A partner of ARRCC, a successful interior design firm which creates engaging interiors at the leading edge of design. They believe in life-enhancing spaces that reflect both client and location, and through their refined approach to design, have developed a style focused on detail and substance. www.arrcc.com

Since founding Marshall Watson Interiors in New York City in 1985, Mr. Watson has developed a well deserved reputation as one of America’s most respected design industry leaders, garnering accolades from both his peers and clients. He has recently published a book called ‘The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors’. www.marshallwatsoninteriors.com


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CONTRIBUTORS REARDON SMITH ARCHITECTS TIMOTHY RICHARDS TAILORED LIVING JONATHAN SOWTER MIKE FISHER KEN BOLAN WINDSOR SMITH JOHN McCLAIN LUCA ANDRISANI NV INTEGRATION MARSHALL WATSON TARA BERNERD MORPHEUS LONDON TANIA JOHNSON CANDIA LUTYENS JEFF ANDREWS ARRCC MATTHEW FREDERICK

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ONATHAN ADLER

Prepare for stately slumbers with Jonathan Adler’s luxe Bedroom Royale scheme replete with historical references from around the world. Minimalist and modern with a subtle layer of glamour, the fully customisable Connery bed’s regal frame rests in splendour on brass or nickel feet, with matching nail heads mimicking campaign corners. Paired with Empire style matching furniture pieces for a bedroom fit for both kings and queens. www.uk.jonathanadler.com

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Inspired by nature’s organic shapes; the round, spiralling and uneven forms set Serip’s designs apart as exclusive and are immediately defined as ‘Organic Lighting’. In a world mainly focused on symmetry, standard and monotony, Serip responds with concepts such as unevenness, uniqueness and contrast, like nature’s powerful distinguished elements. Every produced piece is a singular and unique work of art.

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DAM WILLIAMS DESIGN

Introducing this specially commissioned Thomas Hamel coffee table by Adam Williams Design finished in a bronze walnut top. The simple yet elegant design is available to order in any size, and in bronze or gilded finish, and can also be manufactured as a dining table or console table to fit your exact requirements.

T: +44 (0) 174 983 0505 | www.adamwilliamsdesign.co.uk

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TANFORD FURNITURE

The Carter sofa and Flickinger armchair by Stanford Furniture are perfectly paired for a sophisticated and comfortable setting. A wide choice of fabrics offer muted tones or brightly coloured looks to enhance any room. See Stanford Furniture in High Point at its showroom: H/W 333 N. Hamilton St.

T: 001 828 459 1992 | www.stanfordfurniture.com

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IBRA

Successfully using themes to shape its collections for a number of years, Libra never fails to delight. Skilfully styled by an expert team, the themes are designed to help retailers, designers and consumers to pull together cohesive and stylish looks for the home. Drawing from the brand’s extensive portfolio to combine furniture with distinctive accessories and lighting, January 2017 sees the addition of two new themes including Monochrome and Fusion. T: +44 (0) 122 389 5800

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OBEYS

Continuously pushing boundaries in order to supply high-quality, pure products, Robeys provides the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. Aiming to achieve design perfection, Borek outdoor furniture - exclusively available at Robeys, pays great attention to the smallest details and the materials selected for its range of outdoor furniture making it the ideal choice for any garden space. T: +44 (0) 177 382 0940 | www.robeys.co.uk


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ONATHAN CHARLES

This low coffee table by Jonathan Charles was inspired by the natural elements found on the Langkawi Island in Malaysia. The solid brass frame and unusual marble top make it an ideal addition to the recently introduced JC Modern brand. Its sleek design lends itself to work well in a multitude of settings, but demands attention in its own right. Due to the exceptional interest in this piece, the designers are already hard to work creating additional options that will be nice additions to any room.

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At Kings of Chelsea, the exclusive Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors’ new collections place the emphasis on luxury materials while remaining contemporary and relevant. Soft hides, furs, silks, velvets and even fish leather are all exclusive to the brand, and there is direct input from the fashion house into its creations. Requests for bespoke and creative alternatives are encouraged and Kings of Chelsea also carry the full range of Roberto Cavalli home accessories.

T: +44 (0) 207 751 4586 | www.kofc.co.uk

T: +44 (0) 207 351 1922 | www.jonathancharles.com

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ENRY BLAKE HARDWARE

Bringing you the latest additions to Henry Blake Hardware’s Flute range, finished in elegant antique brass with relieved edges exposing warm gold detail. Whether the design demands traditional or modern, the unique and individual Flute collection of hardware will complement both. T: +44 (0) 138 648 326

www.henryblakehardware.co.uk

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ISQUE

The elegant Tetro radiator by Bisque - shown here in a stylish Champagne finish - is made from 100% recycled aluminium, making it both energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Its beautiful shape is a modernisation of a classic shape, making it a perfect choice for luxurious room settings.

T: +44 (0) 127 660 5800 | www.bisque.co.uk

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AVOIR BEDS

Luxury bed maker, Savoir, introduces the Holly 07. Designed by Ben BurdonCooper, the new bed features a statement headboard with neat button detailing. This bed reflects Ben’s interest in industrial design with a nod to classical styling. The oversized headboard with its restrained buttoning and piped edges embraces a modern metropolitan feel with the ebony legs echoing a delicately turned ankle.

T: +44 (0)207 352 0302 | www.savoirbeds.co.uk

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OCO WOLF

Founded in 2014, Coco Wolf has the ethos of providing a seamless flow of living areas into the exterior space. Two years of research and development has led to uniquely designed upholstered outdoor furniture that withstands the rain, wind and sun using breathable and hard-wearing materials that are also sustainable. Implementing the latest technology, the rain will glide off or through the ventilated pieces, allowing them to sit elegantly in any outdoor space. T: +44 (0) 207 262 8614 | www.cocowolf.co.uk


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INTIQUE

With no stores or showrooms, Vintique has quietly become the largest importer of European antiques in the USA. Its focus is simple - use huge purchasing power, streamlined packing and shipping, and an intuitive website to bring you one of a kind products at unbeatable prices. Sign into the website as a trade buyer and you get designer pricing and access not only to vintique.com, but also its three other company websites; blinkhome.com, leatherbooks.com and oilportraits.com. T: 001 678 296 8624 | www.vintique.com

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DAM WILLIAMS SCULPTURE

Presenting Janus by Adam Williams Sculpture - a metal sculpture based on the name of the beginning month of the year, January, which is the month of deep reflection. He looks into the future and the past which makes him more mysterious as he lives in two different time zones. Janus controlled the beginning and end of the war from conflict to peace, and this directional abstract sculpture perfectly depicts this juxtaposition. T: +44 (0) 174 983 0505

www.adamwilliamssculpture.co.uk

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AVID SEYFRIED

Renowned for manufacturing exemplary upholstered furniture in the UK, David Seyfried introduces the Berkeley sofa. Angular in its design with strong and clean lines, the Berkeley sofa lends itself to both classic and contemporary interiors. It is a recent addition to David Seyfried’s popular Berkeley collection. T: +44 (0) 207 823 3848 | www.davidseyfried.com


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IRCA

Offering a selection of high quality Mid 20th Century furniture and lighting, Circa specialises in unique pieces that encapsulate the design flair of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Whether you are looking to furnish an entire home from their range of Mid Century original vintage seating, tables, chairs, storage, lighting and mirrors, or simply looking for a signature piece to complement your existing furniture or design, contact: info@circabattersea.com. T: +44 (0) 207 223 3919 | www.circabattersea.com

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OLLINS & HAYES

UK bespoke upholstered furniture manufacturer based in Hastings, Collins & Hayes, is proud to announce the launch of three new products for Spring. Duggie (pictured) is a slim-arm, high-back accent chair with twin-needle tailoring on the arms. Ideal to mix and match with other pieces from the range, such as the Gracie sofa, this Duggie chair also works as a statement piece on its own.

T: +44 (0) 142 472 3905 | www.collinsandhayes.com

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OFA & MORE

Modern Elegance and Luxury is fast becoming Sofa & More. Handmade by skilled craftsmen are Sofa & More’s Franklyn armchairs and coffee tables which create a relaxed social ambience, while Juliet dining chairs are perfectly paired to a bespoke high gloss dining table give the room a cool and contemporary feel.

T: +44 (0) 208 997 1500 | www.sofaandmore.co.uk


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ABOVE: With accents of burnt terracotta throughout the open plan space in the Royal Suite of the Savoy, the look has been kept deliberately simple yet opulent

SPLENDOUR AT THE SAVOY This brief was to create a greater sense of sophistication for VIP guests

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he brief for ReardonSmith Architects was to create an entirely new Savoy Suite and a renovated Royal Suite. The two suites have been conceived to introduce an even greater degree of luxurious sophistication for the hotel’s most distinguished guests. Well-versed in the complexities of the hotel’s infrastructure from its Edwardian era beginnings, through Art Deco period expansion and 20th Century upgrades, the architects were uniquely qualified to design and coordinate this latest, and especially prestigious, refurbishment at The Savoy. With its procession of rooms spanning nearly all the fifth floor, including the space where Monet painted his panorama of the river, the Royal Suite has been refreshed

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Dimos Giorgou ReardonSmith Architects T: + 44 (0) 207 378 6006 www.reardonsmith.com

to enhance the heart of the space and encourage greater flow between the rooms. The office and the living room in the previous configuration were opened up to create a large, opulent space, at the heart of which is an exquisite new bar clad with faceted black glazing in gold trim. All technology has been cleverly implemented, including sliding panels that conceal the television at the flick of a switch. ‘Returning to The Savoy has been a true privilege,’ said Dimos Giorgou, Associate - Interior Design who has been leading the ReardonSmith Team. ‘Suites are especially important to the world’s most luxurious hotels and The Savoy and Royal Suites are destined to be the stage for international VIPs and celebrities over the years to come.’


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ROWBRIDGE GALLERY

Printmaker Emma Lawrenson’s deceptively well balanced pieces have long been popular at Trowbridge and so have now collected her best selling abstract works together in one collection. Emma’s expertise and knowledge of the printmaking form spans over 20 years and she has been exhibited in the Royal Academy. Her works are delightfully playful, with great attention paid to colour, and are often informed by natural forms. They work simultaneously as standalone pieces, but also as a collection that gels perfectly. T: +44 (0) 207 371 8733 | www.trowbridgegallery.com

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ORRIS BEDDING

Providing everything from headboards and mattresses, to all the bedding accessories, in luxurious finishes - Norris Bedding is hard to beat. Handmade mattresses to the clients’ specifications and layered only with the finest natural materials such as horsehair, lambs wool and cashmere; while the luxurious 600 thread count percale cotton used in the bed linen gives every bedroom a high end, boutique hotel feel.

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YPNOS BEDS

Award-winning luxury bed manufacturer, Hypnos, offers a full interior design service providing a range of comfortable stylish beds that create stunning centre pieces for a truly restful and stylish night’s sleep. With tall and winged headboards and shallow or deep divan bases available in a variety of sizes, styles, colours and fabrics, the service works to create a truly bespoke and striking bed for your home or client.

T: +44 (0) 184 434 8200 | www.hypnosbeds.com


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INIMO

Some of Minimo’s recent commissions have included a number of marquetry pieces using mother of pearl and dyed veneer. This particular example is a large wall panel in blue dyed sycamore, with geometric lines in grey and white dyed sycamore and mother of pearl in white and dark gold tones, making for a luxurious and unique statement for any wall.

T: +44 (0) 207 498 119 | www.minimo.co.uk

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ÄLSA - ART OF SWEDEN

Launching a range of premium mattresses in London, Hälsa - Art of Sweden’s mattress provides a peaceful night’s sleep. With an advanced ProFlex pocket spring system, layers of silk and 100% Austrian horsetail, they offer ample support and comfort, and better air circulation. Camel Wool is utilised to keep you warmer during Winter and cooler throughout the Summer.

T: +44 (0) 203 659 8183 | www.halsamattress.co.uk

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E FONTES

The Dot Table by DeFontes is a glamorous table design that captures the very essence of contemporary style. It reveals a very refined work in solid polished brass and the black varnished beech top comes with an inlay motif made of nails, each one separately hammered by an artisan. This modern design also serves as a conference table which seats eight guests making it a multifunctional piece of furniture suitable for a range of installations.

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RT 4 INTERIOR

Interior designer and conceptual artist Oksana Butman has just opened a new Moscow gallery dedicated to art for interiors. The artist, whose work has been exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art Gallery, set up Gallery Art4Interior showing work from Trowbridge Gallery as well as original works by Russian artists. The gallery can be found at: Moscow, Big Savvinsky per. 12. p.16 (Art Center on Savvinskaya near KADO). www.art4interior.ru

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IB HOME

Specialising in an extensive range of both stylish and high-quality items in Vintage Scandinavian, Boho and Industrial styles, PIB offers storage solutions and pieces that complement each other with ease so that decorating is no longer a chore.

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ITA COPENHAGEN

Simple and elegant, the VITA Copenhagen acorn is now available in white as well as polished steel, brass or copper kernel. This stylish nature-inspired pendant light is a modest and clean design which looks great as a single item or in groups for more of a statement piece. www.vitacopenhagen.com


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ETRAD

Beautifully handcrafted furniture in a huge selection of stunning fabrics and hides fill Tetrad’s enviable portfolio that is sure to bring a sense of traditional cosy comfort to the home. Every piece of furniture in the Tetrad collection encompasses the very best of British style and craftsmanship, each is unique in its own way creating the perfect classic look for any setting. T: +44 (0) 177 279 2936 | www.tetrad.co.uk

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EW RAVENNA

The Palazzo collection by New Ravenna is a range of stunning hand-cut stone mosaic flooring designed to create breathtaking geometric flooring that will enhance any space. Shown here in polished Allure, Xanadu, Nero Marguina, and honed Calacutta Gold, these opulent floors are both stylish and hard-wearing. www.newravenna.com

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ASIS

The Zoe armchair perfectly captures the essence of Oasis style - a style that promotes an understated elegance and draws its inspiration from Art DĂŠco graphics and architecture. Its generous proportions, wraparound form and comfortable seat are guaranteed to make it the focal point of any living and dining room setting. Its wooden structure in solid oak or beech creates the basis for luxurious upholstery coverings and detail using the highest quality fabrics and leathers.

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HAPEL STREET

With its plain headboard and platform base, Chapel Street’s new Astell bed has an unfussy look, but also brings a sense of movement thanks to its splayed stainless steel legs and the gentle curves of the headboard itself. A large statement piece for any bedroom, this bed lends itself to classic and modern rooms.

T: +44 (0) 208 576 6644 | www.chapelstreetlondon.com

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ESLEY BARRELL

The new Tetbury design by Wesley Barrell was inspired by Edwardian originals and high-sided Knole models. Tetbury is an elegant sofa with foam and feather wrap seat cushions as standard for maximum comfort with less need for constant ‘plumping’, feather-filled back cushions and two matching scatter cushions. Set upon turned legs with castors to the front, this model looks stunning when placed opposite a twin sofa and with matching coffee table footstool in between.

T: +44 (0) 199 389 3105 | www.wesley-barrell.co.uk

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AGO DESIGNS

Introducing exclusive new pull handles from JAGO Designs, designed to stunningly match with its contemporary curtain poles. Manufactured in the UK from solid brass and acrylic, they are available in an array of colours, including JAGO’s newest finishes: Conker, Tarnished Silver and Burnt Bronze. With bespoke lengths and diameters available, JAGO offers a truly bespoke service to meet your exact needs.

T: +44 (0) 149 446 2023 | www.jagodesigns.co.uk

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ARSHALL & STEWART

Each exquisite bed in Marshall & Stewart’s luxurious Diamond Collection is designed to suit individual requirements and boasts an intelligent spring system to guarantee comfort. This top-end bed collection has a style to suit every bedroom, each coming with its own 25 year guarantee on springs and frames.

www.marshallandstewart.com

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AIN JAMES FURNITURE

The Burr Walnut Collection from Iain James is a timeless classical range of quintessential English-made cabinet furniture. The golden tones of this beautiful grain allows the furniture to complement the majority of upholstery fabrics and interior dĂŠcor colour schemes, offering versatility and refinement to its surroundings.

T: +44 (0) 115 973 4481 | www.iainjamesfurniture.co.uk

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OGUE (UK)

The 2017 brochure from Vogue (UK) features the new Smooth II Contemporary Towel Rail, seen here in a cutting-edge stone walled bathroom. Designed with 38mm vertical tubing, well-defined mitred corners and lustrous Chrome finish, the Smooth II is crafted from high quality Mild Steel for increased durability.

T: +44 (0) 190 238 7000 | www.vogueuk.co.uk

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THE FACETED TABLE

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HAIRMAKER

British design manufacturers of custom chairs, sofas and stools, Chairmaker does everything in-house from the frame, to the upholstery in a variety of styles and designs. Chairmaker is totally flexible and can make a single chair, or hundreds for projects such as the Devonshire Club (pictured). T: +44 (0) 190 320 0663 | www.chairmaker.co.uk

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RANCESCO PASI

Opera by Francesco Pasi is a collection of international appeal and impressive elegance. The company is synonymous with design in the finest Italian tradition, and this latest collection is no exception characterised by an exceptional selection of materials and fabrics highlighting the uniqueness and luxury denoted by furniture with the Made in Italy label. Glossy lacquers and a minimalist palette of white, black and pale, natural colours are key to this collection. T: +39 045 710 3432

www.francescopasi.it

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imothy Richards makes exquisite plaster models of well-loved buildings, from the Pantheon in Rome to the Chrysler Building in Manhattan, which attract high profile clients from around the world, including Sir Terence Conran, to Harvard University. These treasures add lustre to interiors they are as seductive on a desk as if they were to be displayed in a bespoke cabinet. Timothy loves and understands architecture which adds an emotional quality to his models, beyond technical perfection. He masterminds a team of 10 in a workshop which was converted from a Victorian school building in Bath. The origins of his craft go back to pre-revolutionary Paris when Jean-Pierre Fouquet and his son, Francois, were making models of this quality.

Richards has worked as a sculptor and model maker for the past 25 years. Over the decades, he has miniaturised, among many other masterpieces: the US Capitol, the Flatiron Building in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial, Buckingham Palace, the Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh with its windows and balconies in pencil-thin lead, and a 35cm Ca’d’Oro in Venice with a turquoise glazed panel at the back. The models are handmade in British Gypsum plaster, using a complicated process that involves constructing a master from styrene sheets, then casting in silicone-rubber moulds. Most models range in size from 20 to 70cms, and the accuracy is so remarkable that people can mistake photographs of them for the real thing.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The Metropolitan Museum Book ends would make a beautiful statement piece for any living room, office or study. Timothy works on a model of the Temple of Vesta. A detailed model of the home for the United States Congress; the United States Capitol

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He has completed more than 150 models in Gypsum plaster, an effective masonry look-alike, and for tiny details he uses brass, lead and glass. Everything is done by hand by the workshop team. From the age of five, he made models of ships from card or wood - a box of cornflakes was transformed into a tea clipper. He went to art college in Taunton and traveled around Europe looking at furniture design (he loved the Wishbone chair by Danish designer, Hans Wegner). He taught art and design for six years before he set up his model making workshop in 1988. He showed his first four models, which included a Georgian terrace house, at various art fairs around the country. Sheer persistence won him a commission from Sir Terence Conran to create a 20cm Michelin Building, complete with the tiny figure of Bibendum.

Over the past 25 years, he has completed over 150 commissions. Some models are produced in blue, which look ethereal, as if they were illuminated from within. ‘The colour strips out the history from a building and allows the observer to look at the pure form,’ says Richards. He has attracted collectors from around the world, with a particularly large following in America. In 2013, he won the Arthur Ross Award, the US Institute of Classical Architecture and Art prize for artisanship in the classical tradition. Bath will celebrate its 250th anniversary with an exhibition of Timothy Richards models. ‘From Rome to the Royal Crescent’ which runs from February 11th until June 4th. One Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored Georgian town house that creates a vital picture of life in late 18th Century Bath.

TOP DOWN: A Limited Edition model of the Monticello house sits proudly on a desk. The detailed scale Timothy Richards Limited Edition model of one of the most iconic New York monuments, The Flatiron Building, acts as a good reminder of New York’s landmark architecture

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ABOVE: This elegant and understated living room features very neutral walls and flooring, but a pop of colour lifts the whole room with these two jade green armchairs

RICH COLOURS AND LUXURY The challenge was to introduce colour and still keep that feeling of elegance

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ailored Living is an interior design company tailoring their designs to the tastes and lifestyle of their clients and offering a complete design and project coordination service. The team takes pride in their knowledge and in depth experience that is required for all phases of project development, from design concept through to construction administrations. The brief for this 5 bedroom Dulwich family home renovation was initially to focus on and re-plan the ground floor. Rooms were moved around, every space was given a specific function and a flow was created within the property. A wall was removed to create a larger kitchen family area and new wider doors were installed to reinforce the connection with a well appointed garden. The house now feels like a grand home rather than small individual units that didn’t relate

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to each other. The client liked contemporary styles such as those of Kelly Hoppen, yet she wanted a scheme that would be far richer in colour. The challenge was to introduce colour and still keep that feeling of elegance, and a flow between the different shades and tones in different rooms that still worked together as a whole. Architecturally, a lot of structural changes were made to the room layouts to better zone the house. The original layout featured numerous arches which were immediately converted back into more contemporary straight lines. The end result was a total transformation of the property which has left the client extremely pleased. “The results have been amazing. I now have a luxurious home that has doubled in value since work was completed. The service that Tailored Living provided was second to none and I would recommend their very professional and bespoke service.�


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Jonathan Sowter Founder & CEO of Jonathan Charles Furniture www.jonathancharlesfurniture.com

THE ART OF MARQUETRY Marquetry is a vessel for creativity to explore different motifs and colours Sowter, cabinetmaker, is passionate about Jonathan preserving the Old World techniques of craftsmanship in

his designs.‘Marquetry has become a dying art form, thanks to modern technology that has replaced it with digitally printed surfaces that imitate the antique look,’ he says. ‘My goal is to educate and inspire designers and consumers about the art of marquetry by demonstrating its process in various fashions. Before one can create these beautiful decorative patterns, they must first learn the process itself.’ Originating in the early 16th Century in Florence, Italy, marquetry started out as inlaying marble and other stones and eventually transformed into wood-based veneer inlay in Antwerp in the late 16th Century. Shortly after, the French picked up the craft and added their own flourish to create the now iconic ornate floral patterns that marquetry is most commonly associated with. Achieved by inlaying different woods and other natural materials onto a surface to create a picture, marquetry requires both an artistic and scientific approach. Precision and a steady hand are absolute prerequisites; hundreds of hours are poured into the apprenticeship before someone is ready to transfer his or her skills onto a real surface. ‘I’ve always regarded marquetry as a vessel for creativity to 66

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explore different motifs, patterns, and materials,’ explains Jonathan Sowter. ‘Wood is the most common medium, but the real beauty - and thus the difficulty - is incorporating other elements into the wooden surface. I’m always challenging my craftsmen and design team to find unique and unexpected materials to add dimensionality to a piece of furniture. Mother of pearl, brass, and bone are just some of the elements we use to elevate the design.’ Jonathan’s team of craftsmen can create almost any motif and pattern beyond the heavily ornate designs typical of 17th and 18th Century English and French styles. His most current focus is creating optical illusions using different wood veneers. Referencing trompe l’oeil effects, these modern iterations bring a fresh perspective to the Old World technique. One cabinet, in particular, creates the popular fish eye lens using a four pointed star pattern that graduates in size closer to the center. ‘While buyers may not be fully on board with the Rococo or neoclassical style designs quite yet, I think they’ll want elements from those eras, like gilded details, carvings, and inlays that will translate nicely onto modern silhouettes. People are looking for an artisanal connection that demonstrates the authenticity of the craft rather than a digitally printed version,’ he predicts.


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Celebrated fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, has created a unique collection of bed linens which every stylish person will immediately covet. The collection, fit for the catwalk, includes quality at every level ingrained with Lagerfeld’s wit and sensual quality. Black, white, grey and the most soft hues of pastels in a romantic floral all feature, alongside velvets and top quality thread count cotton to convey this divine range in true KL style! www.karl.com

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The timeless new Ashton collection by Ashley Wilde is inspired by nature and created by combining organic textures with botanical imagery. The mottled ground adds depth to these beautiful fabrics, which are further enhanced with an intricate and detailed embroidery, and are available in a simple, easy-to-use palette of moody and sophisticated tones including smoke, shell, dijon, aqua, sand and taupe.

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Intensify your surroundings with Today Interiors’ textile designer wallcovering collection - Ember. With the use of metallics and foils and featuring a number of handcrafted designs using natural materials, these textured patterns will add character to any wall. Available in a contemporary colour palette of copper, champagne, blush, silver and gold, designs include plissés, woven stripes, basket weaves and large falling leaves on an iridescent ground. T: +44 (0) 1476 574 401 | www.today-interiors.co.uk 68

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In a move to broaden its portfolio of designers, Graduate Collection is working with established artists whilst still continuing to support the UK’s emerging design talent. The first established artist to join Graduate Collection is Charlotte Cory with a range of quirkily illustrated wallpapers and cushions entitled ‘The Visitorians’. Evoking the grandeur of a Victorian portrait gallery with a fascinating family menagerie, this quirky and fun wallpaper adds a contemporary twist to a traditional style.

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Known for its quality woolen fabrics in both traditional and modern designs, Moon is thrilled to introduce the new Parquet collection. Fast becoming a popular pattern choice within the contemporary home thanks to its nod to the iconic flooring technique, it comprises 22 exciting new colour ways to offer a modern makeover to the trend. The extensive palette including juniper, petrol blue, rhubarb and candy, ensures that there is a hue for every scheme and decor.

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The new anthology of colour has been launched in celebration of Myland’s long-standing work with British film, television and theatre. The special palette of twenty archive colours includes four metallic hues developed for the sector, which have been skilfully reformulated for the very first time, for use in the home. www.mylands.com 70

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Bring the outdoors in with Oasis, a collection of coordinated Sunbrella indoor/outdoor soft and luxurious fabrics that incorporate Thibaut signature style. The high-performance fabrics in this vibrant collection are lightfast and stain resistant, offering longlasting beauty and durability. Sunbrella fabrics can withstand intense light, so while they are great for poolsides and terraces, they can also be used in indoor spaces like sun-filled porches and window seats. Ideal for headboards, bedding, dining chairs and barstools, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned with all types of detergents - even bleach - and can be washed without shrinkage.

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The 3D Collection by Decobel is composed of fabrics and velvets that are given a three-dimensional effect thanks to an innovative process studied and implemented in the company and patented this year. In some collections, the 3D concept is present in the structure and is obtained through a number of processes and finishes, while in others it is simply an aesthetic effect obtained thanks to the nature of the yarns or how the colours interact with one another.

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A new range of stylish sheer fabrics by The Silk Gallery are being launched for Design Week 2017 in March at The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Among them is this beautifully delicate and abstract creation which features both opaque and translucent areas in a modern yet stylish design. T: +44 (0) 207 351 1790 | www.thesilkgallery.com

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‘Fable’, by Linwood, is an inspirational collection of weaves, prints and wallpapers that draw inspiration from the cultural tradition of storytelling around the world. ‘Amala’ shown here adds warmth and drama to any interior. T: +44 (0) 142 546 1176 | www.linwoodfabric.com

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The Larsen 2017 collection takes its inspiration from nature. Each fabric takes the semblance of a meticulous observation of our natural environment, featuring details such as the irregular lines of tree bark, the veins of a leaf, the glossy brilliance of magmatic rock and the fossilised effect of a stone. The fabrics offer beautiful textured effects; matt-shine contrasts, sophisticated, woven and embroidered; all in a palette of gentle and glowing tones. www.larsenfabrics.com 74

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Announcing the launch of Villa Nova’s first contract focused collections, featuring sheer, drapery and upholstery fabrics designed specifically for the contract and hospitality sector. Mira is a fabulous crushed velvet with a luxurious pile that is soft to the touch, which drapes perfectly and is also immensely durable for upholstery. This sumptuous velvet has been coloured in an array of versatile shades offering something to suit every installation. www.villanova.co.uk


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Putting dramatic pattern and luxurious velvet at the forefront of interiors, Black Edition has created a diverse range of designs that exude an intercontinental appeal and see fine art rediscovered and expressed. The collections are complemented by an array of innovative techniques, including a striking deboss velvet and a tactical woven stripe, while an engraved effect is present in the wallcovering collection. T: +44 (0) 162 375 6699 | www.blackedition.com

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Imaginative embroideries and painterly effects give the Atmosphere collection from Jane Churchill its artistic mood. The painterly approach is applied to a billowing floral motif in deep charcoal and inky midnight, giving it a romantic bohemian look, drawing on techniques from the painter’s studio to inspire their highly original designs. A rich sequence of Art Deco-inspired designs lead the collection in its strong sense of expressive modern glamour. T: +44 (0) 207 244 7427

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Marrying 1970s glamour with a sensibility for modern day design, Zinc Textile offers innovative and sensual design solutions for contemporary interiors. Offering an extensive library of original, quirky and deliberately unpredictable fabrics, wallcoverings, trimmings, cushions and throws, Zinc has quickly become a force of its own in the world of high end interiors. www.zinctextile.com

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Inspiring a slower pace of living, the Damaris collection offers a subtle use of design and layers of texture, creating a haven of calm with a sense of understated luxury. Exuding a delicate femininity, ethereal linen sheers evoke a relaxed, organic feel with an effortlessly supple handle. A decorative jacquard weave featuring an intricate paisley design and versatile, textural plain complete this refined collection. A delicate touch of colour, subtle bluey greys, soft lilac and dusky pink create a harmonious bond between design and colour giving the collection an air of tranquillity.

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Since 1958, Carole Fabrics has been creating quality, handcrafted window treatments and accessories for the window and home industry. The year 2017 will bring even more exciting new collections, new products and new programmes guaranteed to delight its customers.

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Having a rich heritage within the textiles industry with designs generated in its own in-house studio, Kai meets all the rigorous demands required for contract applications within the hotel, hospitality and cruise sectors. After a successful show at Decorex in September, Kai is looking forward to a similar response to its new collections - Mica, Earth Form and Kendi - which are every bit as show-stopping as its previous work. T: +44 (0) 170 763 5258 | www.kaidistribution.co.uk

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Pattern and colour take centre stage this season with the release of Spring/Summer collections at Altfield. Sitting alongside launches from its other internationally renowned brands is Pollack’s new Indoor + Outdoor fabrics, in collaboration with A Rum Fellow, showcased in five patterns and 25 fun and vibrant colour ways to celebrate the intricate geometric motifs and joyful colours of Mayan textile heritage. www.altfield.com

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This new collection from Colefax & Fowler, tells of exuberant luxury through ornate patterns and magnificent colours. The luxury sequence captures vivacious details from historical ornamentation and near-East exotica, integrating them with deft expertise into rich fabrics. Hints of the Orient mixed with Persian influences, Paisley and ikat patterns are styled in opulent shades of jades, reds and golds to bring instant depth and luxury to a room.

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The five designs in the new Mark Alexander collection reinterpret botanical designs for a contemporary audience, with a restraint and refinement in the use of colour to unify the collection. Retaining a hand crafted appearance, imprecise lines and variable shading give the designs a gentle naivety. Emulating dyed, hand blocked prints, these botanicals have been reworked through intricate laying techniques and then screen printed to create a wonderful aged quality. www.markalexander.com


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Introducing luxury fabric specialist Kobe UK’s new Boutique collection of unique and timeless, 100% natural, curtains and upholstery fabrics. This lavish mix of innovative textiles features sumptuous velvet, woven jacquard, cool cotton and soft satin appearance. A palette of rich deep and softly nostalgic tones complements the geometric, floral, paisley and botanical patterns. www.en.kobe.eu

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Essence by iLiv is a paired down and sophisticated collection of textured neutrals, to create timeless modern and classical interiors. The subtle palette and delicate designs add a touch of understated luxury to any room and allow the furniture to sign out from around it.

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The new wallpaper collection by Texturae embodies the irresistible charm and simple, clean elegance of the Art Deco movement. In this sophisticated collection, past and present mix in a happy blend suspended between art and design: retro minimal lines in subtle colours and soft nuances of contrast, emerge to illuminate the surface with gentle lights and vibrant metallic blushes.

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THE FINISHING TOUCHES What we touch plays a vital role in shaping our experience of a space

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he celebrated American interior designer, Eleanor McMillen Brown, said ‘the most important element in decorating is the relationship between objects - in size, form, texture, colour and meaning.’ Of those five criteria, texture is most often overlooked. What we touch and feel plays a vital role in shaping our experience of a space. Science is now proving that texture and touch play a much larger part in forming the interactions and emotional experiences we have with our surroundings. For example, haptics - the study of how touch affects us psychologically - is now playing a growing role in virtual reality technology. It has also been established that the texture and feel of objects not only influences our own moods but our feelings towards others. Until science is able to inform designers in more detail about the way texture affects us, the way we use it has to be largely instinctive. To me, it sometimes feels as though different textures are linked to past experiences and memories. The softness of velvets, silks and cashmere makes us feel cosseted and safe, while hard surfaces have a more industrial look which feels much less relaxing. Textures should reinforce the intended character and use of a space. A contemporary ‘designer’ kitchen uses sleek, solid surfaces to give a practical, clinical look, which is easily cleaned. The look relies on the materials being new and spotless - as what may initially look fashionable can date quickly. Hard surfaces do not develop that nice patina of age and eventually end up looking worn and used, so they are best suited in kitchens which are not used much. With its rougher textures, a classic country kitchen feels

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Mike Fisher Architect, Interior Designer & Creative Director T: + 44 (0) 207 349 1290 www.studioindigo.co.uk

warmer, more human and more comfortable. Wood is much better at absorbing the wear and tear of everyday life, so the overall look remains largely unaffected by knocks, spills and the passing of time. Of course it’s possible to blend these two looks. The challenge with modernism is to make practical contemporary interiors feel inviting and relaxing. Combining different textures can work well in any room and it can be a great way to add depth and contrast, particularly when working with a relatively limited palette. In much the same way that a single eye-catching painting, sculpture or piece of furniture can set off the rest of the room, unusual textures can also contribute to the overall look of a space. Some great examples include woven leather fabrics by Toyine Sellers, woven leather rugs from Lance and beautiful carpets from Front Rug which are made by combining the softness of wool and silk with the roughness of nettles - which are lovely to walk on in bare feet. Another favourite, Rooks Books, works with stingray, vellum and a wide range of other leathers. One of the most unusual are some 200 year-old Russian reindeer hides salvaged from a shipwreck off Plymouth. Buried and preserved under black mud, the ancient leather is extraordinarily soft and supple. It varies from a rich claret to a light sienna and smells of the sea and a smoky Russian birch forest, which is a reminder that good design should involve all the senses. Textures should be considered throughout the whole design process - they can make a space feel, as well as look, attractive, so they are much more than a finishing touch.


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Ken Bolan, Talisman A Member of the Chelsea Design Quarter T: +44 (0) 207 731 4686 www.talismanlondon.com

MASTERS OF MODERN DESIGN Clients and designers have a new appreciation for natural materials and textures

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pectacular pieces of furniture are always desirable but there is a renewed interest in collecting iconic, sleek, midCentury and more lavish, late 20th-Century modern design. Over the past decade, the vogue and value of 20th- Century design has risen with vintage pieces now reaching record prices. With a growing interest from not only the world of interiors but museums as well, the trend for investing in mid-Century furniture has become comparable to buying works of art. Pieces of exceptional quality we see include the works by great 20th-Century masters such as Paul Evans. The prices for this designer-maker have shot to stratospheric levels in comparison to those achieved a decade ago. A piece of Evans is a marvel of materiel choice, hand finishing and a study in obsessive attention to detail. In the mid-1990s, a handful of British dealers started buying vintage and mid-Century modern. Lucite lamps and consoles worked fantastically, bringing clean lines and modernity to interiors, as fashions changed from the country house look. By the mid noughties - it was a sellout. No one had seen anything like it before. The more we bought the more people acquired the taste for it. The mid and late 20th Century pieces we acquire range from vintage, given a contemporary revamp to fit the needs of modern spaces in our Talisman edition line, to sought after masterpieces whose originality we preserve as a testament to their conceptual genius. For current collectibles there is a demand for pieces in original condition from the star American and European designers of the mid to late 20th Century, such as the works of Paul Evans, Karl Springer, Tommi Parzinger, Aldo Tura and Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. 86

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Such craftsmanship and finish can be seen in a LaVerne dining table, with Matisse inspired motif. It is an exceptional example of how a new dimension can be given to metal. The bronze structure is treated with an acid etching technique that gives subtle colour variation and fluidity to the surface, resulting in a patina reminiscent of velvet. There is renewed interest in glamorous materials and jewel colours. By simply adding brass bases to a pair of bespoke chairs you instantly add another dimension. Pattern and texture is also key. Clients and designers have a new appreciation for natural materials and textures and aren’t afraid to mix pattern with pattern. Exotic shell and skin veneered pieces from the likes of Karl Springer and Maitland Smith are gaining a huge following. There is a strong symbiotic relationship between interiors and fashion led by social media and online lifestyle platforms. Artful curating is a look that designers and clients are creating. Clients wish to appear knowledgeable and individual: vintage and 20th Century modern collectibles are perfect for this kind of expression. Clients are more courageous, able to blend periods and styles seamlessly and are creating interiors that are above all, personal and new. However, pieces exceptional in design-quality and execution outlive the idea of trend. A single mid-Century modern piece can bring pleasure for many years. At the upper end of collectible designers such as Paul Evans, justification of investment in a high value single purchase ensures an originality and individuality - a way in which a special piece can become a fascinating focal point in the home. Unlike anything else you might find elsewhere. That is the magic of 20th-Century modern.


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Windsor Smith Founder of Windsor Smith Home Inc. www.windsorsmithhome.com

THE HERE AND NOW I love bending old, familiar themes and styles into fresh, new discoveries

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ime is the best design partner. There’s a rhythm and movement to homes where the classics of one generation fold in with the next. Even in my native L.A. where stylish sets are always hunting the latest and greatest, the most prevailing trend I see is a yearning to connect to something so truly, and so purely classic. It’s a desire to be part of a larger story, to surround oneself with things that vibrate history which also feel relevant and ever-so-beautifully in sync with rooms today. Blame all that beautiful eye candy on Instagram, Pinterest and our favourite shopping sites. My clients are casting their nets wider than ever before, and digging in deeper to discern what it is they love about every new find. They’re inspired by Scandinavian Modernism, Mid-Century Modernism, Brutalism, Postmodernism and countless more iconic moments outside of -isms. Even the Renaissance is on replay, but for reasons that relate directly to modern living. Finding a new perspective on the old has always been critical to good design, but so too is imparting a sense of history to the new. Subtly done is best. I like to look for avenues of crossover and, usually, a few cross-interests. The reality of designing for a cutting-edge Internet entrepreneur nesting inside a grand, Gilded-age home with exuberant moldings, for example, begged unexpected juxtapositions. Think Bogie plus Bacall or Gwen and Blake: Marriages of opposites that feel richer and more alluring together than apart. Very different from the trend for ‘eclectic’ rooms years ago, the goal now is a room where everything is deemed essential, choiceful and, most

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importantly, intimately connected to their owner’s uniquely evolving narrative. After all, what is a well-designed room if not a really good story? Imagine the power of a script written with you alone in mind. No one likes to be left behind on what’s new. That’s why I love opportunities to bring the past forward. I love bending old, familiar themes and styles into fresh, new palpable moments of discovery. Like my hero, the legendary Elsie de Wolfe, I want to deliver comfort while also breaking from expectations in a revealing new light. Surprising clients with unpredictable vignettes is one avenue of approach for me, and product design another: A Chippendale bracket executed minimally in glossy grey lacquer and clear resin, for instance, or a classical urn that contrasts a sleek, modern brass polish with a hammered interior reminiscent of global handcraft. I want these pieces - like my rooms - to have depth and to reveal themselves slowly. I’ve always been a strong proponent that beautiful rooms aren’t my job. Instead, I want the homes I create for my clients to serve them holistically. I titled my book ‘Homefront’ to coin a more active word for the spaces that divert our attention away from modern life’s usual distractions (buzzing phones, texts and status updates, to name a few) long enough to rest and regenerate our senses. Rooms and moments that feel transporting, yet work for the here and now. In other words, a design story so well told and retold that - familiar or not - its details enthrall in every subsequent telling. 


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John McClain Principle Designer for John McClain Design www.johnmcclaindesign.com

TREND OR NOT TO TREND I say true quality design is timeless and classic and essentially un-trendy

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t might seem difficult to stay on top of all the trends in the design industry. Every day, it seems, a paint company, fashion designer, or interior designer sends out a ‘must have’ for the next season and we all jump online to find out how we can get the greatest version of this amazing revelation. Well, brace yourself: I’m here to ease your mind and to say stop beating yourself up while trying to keep up with all of the design trends in the world; and that true quality design is, in effect, timeless and classic and essentially un-trendy. I have designed countless pieces of furniture from sofas to lighting to accessories and my goal is never to incorporate the hot new colour, but actually to hearken back to the timeless feeling of interior design that looks just as amazing today as it might have 50 years ago. Don’t believe me? Pick up a shelter magazine from a few decades ago or do an internet search for interior design of a certain year and look at the rooms that appeal to you. I assure you there will be repetitive furniture pieces, colours, or even fabrics that could find their way into your living room today. Now, I do know that there are technological innovations occurring all the time that might change the way we live for the better, and even some decorative elements that might become permanently part of the list of the timeless categories within the design industry, but overall, I suggest to stick with the tried and true finishes, colours, and materials in the largest part of your designs. Sprinkle the trends into your rooms with pillows, drapery, and accessories if you must pull in the ‘latest and greatest.’ These are easily replaced next year when the new list is released. Admittedly, timeless design tends to ebb and flow in and out of popularity just like fashion, however, here are a few components of interior design that I feel stand the test of time. 90

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Metallic finishes have undergone many variations from shiny/polished to an antique finish; however, brass, gold, silver, and mirrored finishes are a constant in the design of a space. I particularly enjoy mixing metals in a finished room. Furniture, walls, accessories, etc. will always be available in white or black. These are the colours that everyone can envision in their home. Furthermore, white combined with black is as current in your home now as it was when Dorothy Draper used it in the 1930s. Marble, travertine and limestone, oh my! Natural stone is used on everything from table tops to flooring and you can bank on countless variations in natural stone to always be popular; especially marble. From its first introduction to the market, a stainless steel finish on appliances (and subsequently on lighting, furniture and accessories) has changed the way consumers perceive quality kitchen appliances. Just watch any episode of House Hunters and you’ll hear the gasp of happy home shoppers when they find out a kitchen has stainless steel appliances. It’s a nice, neutral finish that works well in any environment without fighting with other finishes in the room. So there you have it. I hope I haven’t burst too many bubbles and ruined too many shopping experiences, but I do trust you will proceed with caution a little more before incorporating the ‘fabulous new colour of the year!’ Again, this is not to say that a trend could find its path into the land of timelessness, but I for one, am always a bit leery. My advice? Start your room with the colours, materials, and finishes that are as classically oriented as you can find; from there, layer on the trendiest most amazing patterns and colours that you can google search, and then? Add them to your list of donations for the following tax season.


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MIAMI BEACH Wherever you are, even if you are in the bathroom, you can see the water Luca Andrisani, Luca Andrisani Architects Founder and Architect T: 001 212 477 7919 www.lucaandrisaniarchitects.com

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eing my own client was very strange,’ says New York architect, Luca Andrisani. ‘So I really went crazy with the concept - because I was able to.’ That concept, for his loft-like North Miami Beach getaway was ‘60s Italian design, and the craziness comes in via the Vietri tile, designed by Gio Ponti. The tile was everywhere, both in the apartment and on the terrace. ‘I still think of it as a minimalist approach, because I just used one material.’ The rooms pick up the blues of Ponti’s design, in the window treatments, the kitchen cabinetry, and the upholstery throughout. ‘Ponti specifically matched this tile to the water,’ says Andrisani. ‘That’s why it was ideal. When you step in this, it’s the blue of the ocean.’ The ocean features prominently in the apartment: ‘The way the space is structured,’ says Andrisani, who created the open plan, ‘wherever you are, even if you are in the bathroom, you can see water.’ LEFT: The rosewood bed was custom-made by Midcentury LA. The ‘50s Murano chandelier was purchased at auction ABOVE: When Andrisani first saw the space, he thought to himself, ‘Oh, this is pretty.’ But when he saw the view, he thought ‘Oh my God. Forget it. It’s amazing.’ The terrace is laid with the same tile found inside. The tables and chairs by Maurizio Tempestini, were bought at auction

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ABOVE: A view from the poolside looking into the smart home designed so that technology is hidden when not in use but revealed at a touch of a button

A HOUSE FROM THE FUTURE The designer was asked to consider creative ideas that provide wow factor

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he property features a Creston home automation system with Lutron HomeWorks lighting and blind controls. With over 25 audio zones, 16 video zones and 350 lighting circuits, this was a major achievement for NV, especially given the logistical issues of delivering a project of this size over 14 hours away. The client was familiar with smart houses as this is their third and was a key part of the brief. Wherever possible, NVI were asked to consider creative ideas that could provide wow factor, as entertaining is one of the primary functions of this home. They rose to the challenge and designed solutions that allowed the techology to be hidden when not in use, yet reveal at the

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touch of the button. All from a simple user interface. They were tasked to provide bespoke user interfaces for control of the system. This included integration with the wine cellars, allowing the Creston system to keep track of and show information regarding the wines stored. Plan layouts of each floor provide feedback as to room status - showing if the lights or air conditioning have been left on, and the ability to switch off at the touch of a button. Plus, the much used ‘party mode’ feature. These custom designs set the user interaction of this project apart from the usual ‘cookie cutter’ approach used so often. NVI managed to turn a large, complicated smart home into an easy to use and seamless expereience for the client.


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THE ART OF ELEGANCE:

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nown for his meticulously researched, European inspired style, Marshall Watson creates interiors that are rich in texture, detail and simple luxuries. In his first book, The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors, Watson shares his finest work, demonstrating that while each of these homes is as unique as its owner, they all adhere to principles that transform a mere series of spaces into a genuine, coherent home: warmth, light, peace, comfort, balance, proportion, appropriateness, and last but not least, livability. Whether in an Italianate villa in Los Cabos or a family idyll on a Swedish island, a Gramercy Park apartment that blends shimmer and restraint, or a Newport Beach cottage warmed by walls finished in egg-yolk yellow, Watson explains how he translated each family’s lifestyle and aspirations, the house’s history, and the surrounding environment into a highly original form of elegance. Other featured homes are in Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Palm Beach, Napa Valley, the Bahamas, Naples, FL, and East Hampton, NY. LEFT: Watson added medallions and ribs to this living room’s barrel-vaulted ceiling to give it more presence. Photograph by Luke White ABOVE: The loggia of this Palm Beach residence reflects the decoration’s quality of carefree, slighting tongue-in-cheek elegance

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AUTHORS TARA BERNERD, RICHARD ROGERS, JASON POMERANC, CHARLOTTE FIELL, PETER FIELL | PUBLISHER RIZZOLI NEW YORK

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ara Bernerd has earned a reputation as one of today’s foremost architectural interior designers. An avowed crusader who believes that design can and should make a difference, Bernerd lives and breathes the projects she undertakes with her close-knit team. Having cut her creative teeth in Philippe Starck’s YOO design studio during the 1990s, Bernerd went on to found her own interior architecture practice in London in 2002. Since then, she has become renowned as much for her handsome signature style as for her genius with interior space planning.

Straddling the worlds of residential, hospitality, and commercial property development, Bernerd’s beautiful and innovative international interiors have attracted widespread critical acclaim, from elegant private homes, uber-stylish super yachts, and dramatic office headquarters to luxurious hotels, sexy and seductive nightclubs and chic yet classic restaurants. She has even designed a ski chalet, a hunting lodge, and a number of tree-houses. For the first time, eighteen of her most acclaimed projects from the past, present and future are showcased in Tara Bernerd: Place, with an introduction by

TOP: One of the multiple hotel rooms in the Thompson Chicago, a glamorous downtown boutique hotel on the Gold Coast of Chicago. Photographer: Philip Vile

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Bernerd and contributions from Richard Rogers, Jason Pomeranc, and Charlotte and Peter Fiell. The thread running through all of these projects is Bernerd’s approach to problem solving, which is both human-centric and designintelligent. This is why her interiors work the way they do and why they are notable for their engaging sense of warmth and character. By mixing high and low, merging the organic and industrial, and incorporating old with new, Bernerd creates a sense of place that is anything but ordinary. From a villa in Sa Torre and an apartment on Central Park West to Sixty SoHo and the Four Seasons in Fort Lauderdale, Bernerd’s work represents a new and more culturally savvy direction in interior design: one that acknowledges in an increasingly globalised world, in which people travel far more than ever before, that we all want to feel at home regardless of where we are. Whether in our private residences, or a hotel lobby, or even a restaurant, we all seek meaning and connection through a sense of place. Tara Bernerd: Place celebrates the scope of Bernerd’s creations and seeks to inspire on every level. TOP DOWN: A glamorous apartment with panoramic views overlooking Kowloon and Hong Kong Island designed by Bernerd - Photographer: Philipe Vile. Photograph of Tara Bernerd taken by Jason Alden

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WESTLAND ANTIQUE PRESTIGIOUS CHIMNEYPIECES

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14251. A rare 19th century Statuary Marble and gilded ormolu chimneypiece in the French Regency style with a large, exquisitely carved 18th century panel after Clodion (1738 – 1814).

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SHELBA’S HIGH POINT HOT SPOTS BERNHARDT FURNITURE COMPANY

www.bernhardt.com From its tried and true traditional best sellers to Modern Organic designs, Bernhardt never fails to satisfy. An award-winning company for design excellence, Bernhardt is a brand long associated with iconic design. Family-owned and founded in 1889, Bernhardt is a leading diversified global furniture manufacturer. Showroom: IHFC Design Center D601, Floor 6

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Modern Organic from Bernhardt Furniture Company

ADDED OOMPH!

www.addedoomph.com Added Oomph! will be bringing a collection of 30 to 40 old, authentic, hand-painted English pub signs as well as a large collection of antique English and French garden urns and statuary. Showroom: H/W 500 N. Wrenn St.

www.braxtonculler.com Having experienced strong and continuous growth for 36 years, Braxton Culler is well known and respected for its extensive product line for the entire home and outdoors. Customisation is welcomed. Showroom: 310 S. Elm St.

ALDEN PARKES

www.aldenparkes.com The quality story of Alden Parkes starts with Lynne and Khrys and the inspired design of their furnishings. From top materials to finishing touches such as the exclusive hardware using the lost wax casting method, Alden Parkes creates a very special sense of style. Showroom: H/W 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

AMBELLA HOME COLLECTION, INC.

www.ambellahome.com Ambella Home continues to be an innovator, meticulously crafting fine designs for every room in the home. Ambella was the first to design and introduce the ‘sink chest,’ a traditional wood design with sink on top and plumbed for faucet. It has been a huge success and has since become a category shown by many other furniture makers. Showroom: H/W Hamilton Ct., 310 N. Hamilton St, Floor 1

ARTMAX

www.artmaxfurniture.com Richard and Maria Chan, co-founders and owners of Artmax, are dedicated to providing quality and original designs. Expect the unexpected! Showroom: IHFC, Design Center D420, Floor 4

AVE HOME

www.avehome.com Ave Home designers are always mindful as they develop collections that are attainable for every taste. Fine hand-carved furniture and exquisite finishes make for timeless styles. Showroom: IHFC Interhall, Commerce Wing, Floor 1 104 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

CLASSIC LEATHER

www.classic-leather.com Founded in the mid-sixties by Thomas H. Shores, Sr., Classic Leather is still family and employee owned and operated. Stop in and see Tommy, Jr. and his team. Showroom: 106 W. Dr. ML King Jr Dr.

DORYA INTERIORS

www.doryainteriors.com Dorya will have one of the most exciting introductions in quite some time this Spring with the launch of its Vogue Living collection. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 1

E. LAWRENCE, LTD.

www.elawrenceltd.com Founder Eddie Lawrence is always front and centre at this showroom which features his wonderful selection of decorative leather and parchment-bound books. To the trade only, don’t miss this unique experience. Showroom: Market Square SAMS G -1010

FINE ART LAMPS

Laf Sofa from Fairfield Chair

CASTELLE

www.castelleluxury.com Trendsetters extraordinaire, Castelle brings award-winning outdoor living from urban to high rise, city chic to the always unexpected in contemporary designs. Don’t miss the exciting Barclay Butera launch for spectacular designs with limitless possibilities. Showroom: IHFC Main Wing, Floor 1

CENTURY FURNITURE

www.centuryfurniture.com When you think of designers like Richard Frinier, Thomas O’Brien, Bob Timberlake, Patrick Aubriot and other highly respected names - think Century! One of the world’s largest privately-owned manufacturers, Century is a true design leader. Showroom: Market Square, Floor 5

www.fineartlamps.com Fine Art Lamps stand by their motto: Beauty is nothing without quality. This award-winning company adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship and durability. All designs are made in their facilities in Florida, a unique blend of Old World tradition and New World innovation. Its own glass-blowing operation alone is nothing short of amazing. Showroom: IHFC Commerce Wing, Floor 2

FINE FURNITURE DESIGN

www.ffdm.com You will be delighted with the new introductions at Fine Furniture Design, a company which always pays attention to designer needs. Whether it’s casual, classic or sleek contemporary, FFD represents good taste and sophistication. Showroom: 305 S. Hamilton St.

CHRISTOPHER GUY

www.christopherguy.com Christopher Guy Harrison, the face behind the name Christopher Guy, is a well known British luxury furniture designer. As founder and head of his own international furniture brand, his signature designs are renowned. Showroom: 123 S. Hamilton St.

Capri Sofa by Dorya Interiors


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www.julianchichester.com A great source of contemporary furniture with that special Julian Chichester twist, JC transforms traditional into something fresh and spirited. The strategic use of unexpected materials enliven these delightful designs. Showroom: 118 Dr. M. L. King Jr Dr.

LEATHERCRAFT

Natalie Sofa by Hancock & Moore

HANCOCK & MOORE

www.hancockandmoore.com Hancock & Moore’s custom-made furniture is made from the finest of leathers and to the client’s most exacting requirements. Don’t forget H&M’s new occasional wood products as well as its fabric designs, a great addition to this fashion-forward company. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 3

HICKORY WHITE

www.hickorywhite.com With 114 years of innovation and inspiration, Hickory White is passionate about the ‘sit’ of a chair or sofa, or the stance of a table’s proportions. In other words, at Hickory White, custom is the norm (A Sherrill company). Showroom: H/W 309 N. Hamilton St.

HURTADO

www.hurtadofurniture.com Founded in Valencia, Spain, in 1940, Hurtado is an international company which thrives on constant innovation. See Ana Hurtado and her team for a grand tour of new introductions. Showroom: 208 English Rd., Hurtado Building

www.leathercraft-furniture.com For over 40 years, Leathercraft has been manufacturing exceptional leather seating. As a leather specialist, it offers the freedom and flexibility to customise its extensive line of very contemporary or popular traditional designs. Showroom: H/W 200 N. Hamilton St., North Ct. Floor 2

MOTTAHEDEH & CO INC.

www.mottahedeh.com Truly one of the hot spots at market, Mottahedeh is a recognised leader in antique reproduction ceramics and decorative accessories. Known for its hard porcelain dinnerware and fine china, these designs are primarily made in Europe and are loved throughout the world. Showroom: H/W 200 N. Hamilton St., N. Ct. 131, Floor 1 (Across from Sherrill)

MR. BROWN/LONDON

www.mrbrownhome.com If you loved Mr. Brown’s Belmont daybed and other colourful introductions at the Fall market, you’ll swoon over the new Spring items. It’s Mr Brown/London all the way for grand contemporary designs with a playful attitude. And don’t forget their Weather/Or Not collection Showroom: 114 -116 Dr M.L. King Jr Dr.

JOHN RICHARD

www.johnrichard.com The John-Richard design team transforms global inspirations into breathtaking collections. Its distinctive furniture, artisan-crafted accessories, unusual lighting and other accent lines, make powerful style statements. The relationship with award-winning designers and world-renowned artists has made John-Richard a single resource for luxury home furnishings. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 2

JONATHAN CHARLES

www.jonathancharles.com If you saw the Jonathan Charles JCModern designs at the Fall Market, you’ll be pleased to see what the designers have in store for Spring. The sleek designs and originality will enhance any setting. Plus, the ever-popular European antique replicas and much loved traditional designs are there in abundance. Showroom: H/W 200 N. Hamilton St., N. Ct. 125, Floor 1 106 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

Agate Cabinet by John Richard

NDI - NATURAL DECORATIONS INC

www.ndi.com Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and NDI does it so well with its realistic faux floral designs. NDI welcomes custom orders. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 1

THE NATURAL LIGHT

www.thenaturallight.com Founded in 1978 by Harvey Hollingsworth who recognised the importance of creating lamps made from natural materials, The Natural Light welcomed the strong design assets of JoAnn Hollingsworth in 1983. Together, they have formed a special niche in designer lighting. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 2

NEW GROWTH DESIGNS

www.newgrowthdesigns.com Whether you want beautiful and lifelike floral designs for the interior or outdoor greenery for your patio, New Growth Designs has the perfect solution. See Ed Glenn, in the new free-standing showroom this Market. Showroom: H/W 422 N. Hamilton St. (Red Line, Stop 20)

NORWALK FURNITURE

www.norwalkfurniture.com Hand built to designer’s specifications, each piece of Norwalk furniture shows off the company’s ability for customisation. Showroom: IHFC Main Wing, Floor 1 Delray Collection from Klaussner Outdoor

NATHAN ANTHONY FURNITURE

www.nafurniture.com Be sure to see Tina Nicole at Nathan Anthony for the newest additions to its exciting highly contemporary upholstery. You will also enjoy a choice of accent tables and rugs designed to complement the award-winning seating. Showroom: IHFC Interhall, Commerce Wing, Floor 1

PHILLIPS COLLECTION

www.phillipscollection.com The Phillips Collection - a truly unique experience - defines global style for the contemporary market. Mark Phillips and his team discovers design and designers, matching them with an incredible range of production resources developed over decades of travel. See these award-winning designs and award-winning Phillips family. A hot spot for sure. Showroom: IHFC Commerce Wing, Floor 2


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www.solarialighting.com This diverse line of speciality lighting products, with its distinctive weathered European styling will capture the imagination and warm the heart. Showroom: C&D Building, Floor 1

STANFORD FURNITURE

Jupe Dining table from Sarreid Ltd

REUAL JAMES

www.reualjames.com Reual James is different - It evokes emotions of happy times and its designs add visual flavour to any setting. See Travis and let him give you the history behind these items. Also, see J. Bertrum’s upholstered line in this showroom and say hello to Joe Manderson, whom you probably remember from the E J Victor days where he was one of the founding partners. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 1

www.stanfordfurniture.com Stanford Furniture eagerly gets its designer clients involved to bring the best bench-made designs to its customers. The J. Banks Collection is one example of how Stanford’s relationship with a leading designer like Joni Vanderslice brings already proven pieces that are comfortable, functional and timeless. Showroom: H/W 333 N. Hamilton St.

TAYLOR KING FURNITURE

www.taylorking.com One can’t help but wonder how Taylor King can get any better, but they do. With the colourful and stylish trend-setting designs, these transitional and contemporary finely upholstered pieces are ultimately customisable. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 3

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WORLDS AWAY

www.worlds-away.com Worlds Away, a superlative selection of to the trade furnishings, is filled with transitional and contemporary designs, distinctive and fashionable. Showroom: IHFC Interhall, Commerce Wing, Floor 1

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SHERRILL FURNITURE

www.skylinedesign.com Enjoyed worldwide for its luxury outdoor furniture with innovative designs, Skyline Design has an extensive line of handmade loungers daybeds, tables, chairs and umbrellas. Showroom: IHFC Interhall, Commerce Wing, Floor 1

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VISPRING LUXURY BEDS

www.vispring.com Vispring’s award-winning luxury beds from London is a ‘must-see’. The ultimate in comfort and support, these unique British designs are distinctively different. Showroom: Market Square, Floor 2

www.woodlandfurniture.com Long known for its elegant wood furniture and cabinetry, Woodland offers a wide selection of rugs, lighting and upholstered pieces for its designer clientele. Say hello to Lynn Harker and see the latest in Woodland creations. Showroom: IHFC Interhall, Commerce Wing, Floor 1

www.scarboroughhouse.net With the combination of age-old techniques and the latest technology, Scarborough House offers an extensive selection of handmade pieces created to last a lifetime. Showroom: 200 Steele Building, Floor 2

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UNIVERSAL TO THE TRADE

www.universalfurniture.com Universal to the Trade has been well received by designers who want stylish and affordable furnishings. This unit of Universal was developed expressly for the design community and will have many new introductions this Spring. Showroom: 101 S. Hamilton St.

WOODLAND FURNITURE

www.sarreid.com Sarreid is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Be sure to see this extensive line of home furnishings to the trade - especially the Jupe tables, an extraordinary dining table collection, expandable and available in small or larger sizes. Charles Hoffman and the whole Sarreid gang look forward to celebrating with you. Showroom: C&D Building, Floor 3

www.sherrillfurniture.com Buddy Sherrill’s goal is the same as it has always been: to exceed customer expectations for excellence in quality, fashion, innovation and service. Each piece of Sherrill upholstery is custom made by hand with highest quality products, materials and standards. Showroom: H/W 315 Fred Alexander PI., Floors 1& 2

TROWBRIDGE GALLERY

www.trowbridgegallery.com Come by Trowbridge Gallery and see the exciting New Additions collection as well as new bespoke and exclusive photographer editions. All in exquisite handmade frames, you’ll delight in one of the most extensive showings of contemporary art you’ll see anywhere. Showroom: C&D Building, Floor 2

Abstract Black & White Collection from Trowbridge Gallery

THIBAUT

www.zaki.com Just a block or so down from IHFC’s Main entrance, Zaki’s oriental rugs showroom welcomes market visitors. Showroom: 600 S. Main St.

www.thibautdesigns.com Explore to your heart’s content the exclusive furniture, fabrics and coordinated wall coverings. Showroom: Market Square, Floor 2

TOMLINSON/ERWIN-LAMBETH

www.tomlinson.com/www.erwinlambeth.com Over a century of fine furniture making, Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth shows off the works of a stellar group of designers including names like Barry Dixon, Larry Laslo, Michael Wolk, Charles Sutton and others. Showroom: H/W 525 N. Wrenn St.

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This setting features Ambella’s Big Sur sectional designed for a comfortable, casual lifestyle. Bench cushions and relaxed back pillows are raised on a plinth base. The new Greek-to-me cocktail table is shown in a satin finished brass frame with black painted brass top and shelf. The eyecatching Saddle benches are covered in a screen-printed, true suede hide with Shagreen pattern, creating a striking accent, while Ambella’s new Roades chair, with its solid beech frame upholstered in chartreuse velvet, complete this elegant room.

T: 001 214 631 8901 | www.ambellahome.com | H/W 310 N. Hamilton, Suite 110

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Combine any custom fabric or finish to generate your own interpretation of the Odyssey collection from Hickory White. The transitional styling of Odyssey combines modern materials with warm, tactile traditional elements answering today’s design demand for clean, inviting style with many custom options. T: 001 828 322 8624

www.hickorywhite.com | H/W 309 N. Hamilton St.

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The patterns in this exquisite Sumatra Gold mix by Eddie Lawrence have been broken down to appear to have a skin-like texture. Grounded with gold leaf tones for a modern/transitional feel and bound in greyscale Ikat, the contrast of these books is sublime. T: 001 404 355 9226 | www.elawrenceltd.com | Market Square Suites G-1010


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The Breckenridge sofa, Blair chair and Parker ottoman, by Leathercraft Furniture, are all curated to showcase the diverse offering of frames and covers available exclusively to the trade. The lustre of an iridescent leather is accented by a decorative nail head treatment. Crisp, bold colour and a grand scale stripe lend a feeling of freshness to the chairs, while a hint of quilting on the accent pillows add high style. T: 001 800 627 1561 | www.leathercraft-furniture.com

H/W 200 N. Hamilton St., North Court, Floor 2

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The five most iconic porcelain patterns at Mottahedeh have been made into trays and paired with the highest quality, pure vegetable oil soaps, adding a touch of style that is sure to delight. The soaps are lightly scented with a brilliant creation that combines the intensity of blossoms and fresh fruits with a subtle base of sandalwood and amber.

T: 001 800 242 3050 | www.mottahedeh.com H/W 200 N. Hamilton St., N. Court 131 (across from Sherrill) 112 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

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ATHAN ANTHONY

At its impressive 112� width, the new Andrew sofa by Nathan Anthony lends a fresh, contemporary silhouette that floats effortlessly on a tall wood plinth base. The company is also expanding its offering with new collections of accent tables and rugs. Pictured here, Tetra and Roxx rugs were designed to complement the award-winning seating. T: 001 323 584 1315 | www.nafurniture.com | IHFC Interhall - Commerce Wing, Floor 1


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Since 1979, Dorya Interiors has been creating exquisite hand-crafted furniture and interior elements with meticulous attention to detail and timeless style. Remaining true to its company core of manufacturing a superlative product, Dorya’s creations are favourites with designers around the globe as they are fully customisable to complement the modern lifestyle.

US T: 001 305 373 4446 www.doryainteriors.com UK T: +44 (0) 120 271 7071 www.interio.co.uk 200 Steele Building, Floor 1

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IRCA LIGHTING

This popular table lamp by Aerin for Circa Lighting captures its inspiration from the 1960s with its stylish crystal base and linen shade. The Aerin lighting collection is inspired with old world glamour and European mid-century design, but always with a modern point of view.

T: 001 877 762 2323 | www.circalighting.com | C&D Building, Floor 2

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This sophisticated setting by Hancock & Moore features the sumptuous Natalie sofa with its beautiful traditional tufting surrounded by a stylish exposed wood frame. The Alicia chair in white leather with diamond tufting shows off the company’s quilting capability. The correlating Boomerang chair features a more transitional look with a white finish and a black leather and fabric combination. The black and white zebra leather hides double as rugs while the Jinx cocktail table in nickel finish rounds out this colourful scene.

T: 001 828 495 8235 | www.hancockandmoore.com | 200 Steele Building, Floor 3 114 Bridge for Design Spring 2017


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OHN RICHARD

References to nature are evident in each design in this vignette by John Richard. The Agate cabinet shows a stunning agate design reverse hand-painted under glass. Atop the cabinet, the Zeta mirror features a frame of organic interlocking shapes. The Brass Sphere buffet lamp and creamy white Casablanca lilies are perfect accents for this setting. The cabinet, mirror and lighting pieces make a statement in any interior. US T: 001 662 453 5809 | www.johnrichard.com

UK T: +44 (0) 120 271 7017 | www.interio.co.uk | H/W 200 Steele Building, Floor 1

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Modern Organic from Bernhardt blends effortless sexy style and easy, casual chic for an artistic contemporary look. Crafted in organic woods and metals, its silhouettes are simple but adaptable to any surrounding. Modern Organic is created for those who like a strong look but want fashion and things easy to live with every day. www.bernhardt.com | IHFC Design Wing, D601 Floor 6

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This handsome Neo-Classic Hancock cabinet by Alden Parkes is a great addition to the dining room or foyer. It features brass circular accents over mirrored door fronts and is accented with custom brass hardware. Practical as well as pretty, this cabinet features adjustable shelves and gracefully carved solid brass stretchers with stylish fretwork. T: 001 904 279 1617 | www.aldenparkes.com

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RTMAX FURNITURE

Promising a special touch for any setting, this stylish cabinet and mirror combo from Artmax offers a good combination of classic and contemporary. The cabinet features an unusual front design with tone-on-tone undulating slats in dark cherry and Kona finish. Artmax takes pride in its extensive range of designs and looks. T: 001 773 376 6266

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AIRFIELD CHAIR

Offering an extensive selection of styles, fabrics and finishes, Fairfield Chair takes great pride in its manufacturing process which has been guiding principles since the company was founded in 1921. T: 001 828 758 5571

www.fairfieldchair.com | H/W 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 2

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RAXTON CULLER

Relax and recharge with this comfortable and fashionable chaise by Braxton Culler, widely known for its indoor and outdoor furniture. Probably best known for its distinctive lightweight wicker, the company offers an extensive line of products for the entire home T: 001 336 861 5800 | www.braxtonculler.com | 310 S. Elm St.

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The extraordinary expanding Jupe dining table from the Tower Collection by Sarreid comes from a Robert Jupe design (1835). Available in traditional and transitional looks, the versatile Jupe table is styled with the younger customer in mind but is appropriate for any age group who needs a lot of flexibility.

T: 001 252 291 1414 | www.sarreid.com | C&D Building, Floor 3

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The Columbo chair by Taylor King is shown in ‘Sunflowers Natural,’ a floral embroidery with delicate French knots. The fabric adds a contemporary touch with its bright bursts of blue and teal. Accented with a wood frame with ‘Acorn’ finish, this stylish chair is certain to be the focal point of any setting. T: 001 828 632 7731 | www.taylorking.com

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EW GROWTH DESIGNS

Gardens, decks, rooftop terraces and other venues are quickly transformed by blending the natural landscape with New Growth Designs’ artificial boxwood topiaries and hedges. NGD’s weather resistant outdoor line offers classically designed shapes along with fiberglass containers; the ideal solution for challenging growing environments as well as pop up events. Custom designs are available. T: 001 252 412 3200 | www.newgrowthdesigns.com

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ORWALK FURNITURE

The classic deep tufting and elegant bench seat hint at the traditional heritage of the graceful Bridgeport sofa by Norwalk. Among the many unexpected details are a tufted front rail and gently rolled arms, providing a fresh look to

this great design. T: 001 419 744 3285 | www.norwalkfurniture.com | IHFC Main Wing, Floor 1

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These designs from the delightful and comprehensive Soho collection by Hurtado offer modern sleek lines inspired by travels around the world. Combining a classic contemporary feeling with innovative shapes and luxury materials, this collection includes bedroom, dining room and occasional pieces for living rooms, each of which can be used to complement other collections.

USA T: 001 336 885 6660 | www.hurtadofurniture.com Spain T: +34 960 011 0000 | www.hurtadomuebles.com 208 English Road 122 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

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With the Castelle Solaris City Collection, outdoor living is handcrafted with an ultra-modern aesthetic from a space saving perspective. Showcasing Castelle’s finest in linear luxe, the Balcony Sling Dining was created for quiet spaces. These designs feature durable multi-stage powder coat finishing and weather resistant sling fabric T: 001 855 612 9800 | www.castelleluxury.com | IHFC Main Wing, Floor 1


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LAUSSNER

This delightful setting is from Klaussner Outdoor’s synthetic teak collection called Delray. Klaussner Outdoor’s customisation is well known for its extensive selection of fabrics and simple, yet elegant, styles.

T: 001 336 625 6175 | www.klaussner.com | H/W 101 N. Hamilton St.

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The Grand Weave Collection by Gloster is a new collection for 2017 but has already received rave reviews and several awards in Chicago: Design Excellence for lounge seating, the Lilli award for outdoor furniture and the Lillian B. Winchester Best of Show. T: 001 434 575 1003 | www.gloster.com

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CARBOROUGH HOUSE

This delightful contemporary cocktail table by Scarborough House allows the tempered glass top to show off the faux bronze patina wrought iron base, handsomely sculptured to add shape and character and certain to be an eye-catcher wherever it is used. Scarborough House is known for its classical, contemporary and casual designs and especially for its attention to detail. T: 001 336 878 7320 | www.scarboroughhouse.net | 200 Steele, Floor 2


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ASHBERG HOUSE

This Chelsea home takes inspiration from the renowned Russian Jewel Alex Issac, Morpheus London Head of Design T: +44 (0) 207 610 7170 www.morpheuslondon.com

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shberg House is a striking new residential property created by leading design studio, Morpheus London. Situated on Cathcart Road in the heart of Chelsea, Central London, the property spans nearly 9,000 sq ft and is arranged over five floors. The home takes its name and inspiration from the famous Ashberg diamond, an amber-coloured cushioncut diamond once included in the Russian Crown Jewels. The design team, headed up by Alex Isaac, former Creative Director of Linley, has taken influence from this extraordinary stone, not least in its glass architectural aesthetic and faceted interior details, but also the precise and exacting construction methods employed. The residence is designed in a modern vernacular to include a plethora of glass, black basalt and bronze details. The building elevations are a provocative counterpoint to Chelsea’s traditional brick and stucco villas, boldly challenging the status quo. LEFT: The elegant living area, following a neutral colour pallette, is complemented with metallic details such as the frames of the chairs, sofa and coffee table ABOVE: Large floor to ceiling windows and doors provide abundant natural light deep within the five storey Chelsea house

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NDIAN OCEAN

The Marina Sofa Collection by Indian Ocean is simplicity refined. These elegant outdoor sofas and armchairs combine clean lines with wood and metal frames, with deep seats for practical and stylish outdoor living. Focusing on beautiful materials the Marina is pure luxury - and is available upholstered in designer fabrics to add sensation to Summer living in 2017.

T: +44 (0) 208 675 4808 | www.indian-ocean.co.uk

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ADDONSTONE

The Personalised Range of engraved garden ornaments by Haddonstone features a range of planters, sundials, bird baths and plaques as well as standard obelisks and garden furniture. This Personalised Range allows designers to choose from three typefaces (serif, serif italic and sans serif) infilled in black, slate grey or gold, to create a personalised message - a perfect and stylish way to mark a special occasion or anniversary at either a residential home or commercial development.

T: +44 (0) 160 477 0711 | www.haddonstone.com

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NCOMPASS CO

Palma by Royal Botania is a new concept in parasols with modern organic aesthetics, and simple functionality that everyone can enjoy. Palma has a unique gas spring mechanism located in the parasol’s mast, enabling effortless opening and closing of the canopy. Available in a range of contemporary colour finishes to bring a touch of decadence to your outdoor recreation areas. T: +44 (0) 239 241 0045

www.encompassco.com

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EISURE PLAN

Designed by Thomas Sauvage, Premiere by Ego Paris is exclusively from Leisure Plan. The subtle details of its distinctive oval frame profiles, shaped into the smooth curves of the Premiere models, places this collection at the heart of Ego’s quest for individuality. With a diverse range of pieces, a choice of over 20 frame colours, 16 mesh colourways and optional teak arms, the Premiere collection is truly elegant. T: +44 (0) 127 981 6001 | www.leisureplan.co.uk

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PLACE IN THE GARDEN

The latest addition to A Place In The Garden’s range is the stunning Zinc Fire Pits, which are a practical and stylish way to bring both heat and a focal point to any exterior gathering place. These Gas Fire Pits are available in two designs and will be available to buy online from February 2017. The Fire Pits also include a Zinc Table top, giving them another function when not in use. T: +44 (0) 140 386 4866 | www.aplaceinthegarden.co.uk

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REASURE GARDEN

The innovative and creative nine foot Collar tilt umbrella is from Treasure Garden’s new North Shore designs and is shown here with the complementary Lagoon outdoor rug. The company’s Design Studio series allows customisation of umbrellas to match any outdoor setting.

T: 001 626 814 0168 | www.treasuregarden.com

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ISAZZA

Working with renowned designers and emerging new talents, Bisazza has produced a brand new collection of wood and mosaic tiles as part of the 2017 range. Edward Van Vliet’s wood collection focuses on the hexagon as a symbol of creation and revolution for the basis of his designs. Produced in a variety of colours, they are laser engraved with additional decorative details such as a star, to further enhance the natural beauty of the wood grain. www.bisazza.com

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OGER OATES

Kasuri is the new Eastern inspired flat-weave collection by Roger Oates Design. Created using a 14th Century Japanese textile technique where dye is randomly applied to yarn, it is then woven to create a distinctive brushed stroke pattern in the flat-weave cloth. This ancient technique has been applied to the year to create an organic, evolving pattern, which has been married with a simple plain textured herringbone band to create a smart, structured tailored stripe.

T: +44 (0) 207 351 2288 | www.rogeroates.com

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ADICI

Renowned for broadloom carpet that brings unmistakable Italian luxury to the home, Radici is turning up the style with Solo, a woven bouclé wilton that echoes classic tailoring. Crafted from 100% pure New Zealand wool, Solo features a textured tonal pinstripe for a smart and sophisticated look in the home. With cues to Italy’s unparalleled fashion heritage, the style comes in classic colours with a palette of 14 hues to provide an understated and classic look with a deep and rich colour. www.sit-in.it 132 Bridge for Design Spring 2017


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Introducing the Götaland Collection by Kährs - a new range of five oak wood floors. In colours spanning floury white to chocolate brown, the new three-strip collection combines lively oak with a vintage finish. It takes inspiration from Kährs’ Småland Collection, which includes complementary designs in a one-strip format. Kährs’ eco-friendly, engineered format makes the floor more stable and ideal for installation over underfloor heating. www.kahrs.com

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TONE AGE

Ascending in style, this bespoke staircase was crafted by Stone Age for a London property from Velado Limestone and installed with precision by its talented team. The warm putty, beige tones of the stone sit comfortably with the crisp grey and white interiors. A honed finish to the stones surface gives a natural slip resistance and helps to reveal the natural markings within.

T: +44 (0) 207 384 9090 | www.stone-age.co.uk

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EIRDRE DYSON

Conjuring up nature’s transient beauty with the launch of Deirdre Dyson’s Vista Collections of nine new carpet designs. Stimulated by nature’s ephemeral splendour, the designs showcase Deirdre’s signature contemporary style whilst hinting at trees with falling leaves, bull-rushes in still water, and water lilies floating on dark ponds. T: +44 (0) 207 384 4464 | www.deirdredyson.com


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Tania Johnson From lens to loom: the intricate designs in Tania Johnson’s hand knotted rugs start life with the click of a camera Since 2010, London-based Tania Johnson has been quietly making a name for herself in the interiors world, designing exquisite hand knotted rugs inspired by fleeting moments captured in photography. The way the light creates shadow and reflections, or the beautiful microscopic details found in nature are made permanent through Tania’s clever translation into warp and weft, using Himalayan wool and Chinese silk. The impermanence of nature is a subject that has always fascinated Tania and the interesting images she has gathered in both natural and urban environments over time from the basis of her collections. ‘Reflected Trees is based on a photo of reflection in a lake,’ says Tania. ‘Seconds later, the wind blew and that beautiful image was gone. I find the way patterns form and change very inspiring.’ Having graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in woven textiles,Tania began her career in New York as a designer at Calvin Klein Home, where she worked for five years. After brand’s first rug collection, which launched in 2002. Stints on textile design projects at Vera Wang and Martha Stewart followed but Tania realised her love was designing rugs. ‘Compared with the technical illustrations involved in machine woven fabrics, it was like creating art,’ she says. ‘I’d trained as a weaver and I missed seeing the processes and weaving techniques first hand.’

Tania’s designs are highly detailed, often using close tonal colours, and as such are extremely difficult to weave. Finding the best artisans was of the upmost importance, so she looked to Nepal, working with Good Weave (an organisation that certifies the ethical production of hand knotted rugs) to source the right manufacturer. ‘Having seen the craftsmanship and quality of the weaving from Nepal, I felt it was the best place to realise my designs,’ she says. ‘The Tibetan style of hand knotting was introduced to Nepal by the Tibetan refugees in 1959. ‘It’s a centuries old technique but the weavers there also understand the contemporary western aesthetic.’ From her London studio, Tania creates an intricate weaving graph for her designs and it’s this part of the process that she loves most. ‘The challenge of retaining the subtle transience of a photo whilst creating something permanent, beautiful and technically possible to weave is something I really enjoy,’ she says. ‘It’s amazing to be able to work with artisans from this ancient weaving culture, who not only understand my designs but share my enthusiasm in creating something new.’ Tania Johnson Design www.taniajohnsondesign.com

TOP DOWN: The Zurich rug and runner inspired by the meandering pattern of cracked lines in a Zurich pavement. Waterlines in Navy Taupe inspired by the swirling lines of pattern that are created by light dancing on water. Reflected Trees in Blue Silver inspired by an image reflected on a lake.

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ADAM WILLIAMS SCULPTURE

01749 830 505 info@adamwilliamssculpture.co.uk www.adamwilliamssculpture.co.uk

Janus Babington House (Soho House & Co) Available in any size Please contact our studio if you have any questions, or would like a quotation, or require any special commission work.


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LATONIC FIREPLACES

A high end cutting edge fireplace company with a wealth of designs in their portfolio, from residential properties in the UK and Europe to top hotels, Platonic Fireplaces’ bespoke service is unparalleled, offering a solution to every fireplace concept for any scheme. T: +44 (0) 208 891 5904 | www.platonicfireplaces.co.uk

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ALAZZETTI

The Noah Idro Ecofire from Palazzetti is a stunning and practical modern take on a classic stove. Its deceptively slim footprint and ability to be fitted flush to a wall make this stove very unobtrusive in a narrow room, and its coloured ceramic cladding allows it to be perfectly matched to its surroundings to blend in with understated elegance. Its digital control panel and Quick Start System make this an ultra-smart and functional fire. www.palazzetti.it

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ORSØ

Fusing traditional craftsmanship with contemporary Scandinavian design, Morsø has been providing innovative heating solutions alongside a pioneering design aesthetic for over 160 years. With a passion for fitting stoves into the individual aesthetics of a person’s home, Morsø has designed a range of unique stoves to create a focal point in any room from traditional, to edgy industrial spaces, to contemporary classics. www.morso.co.uk

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BATHROOMS

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ATCHPOLE & RYE

This range of beautiful and durable baths by Catchpole & Rye will make statement pieces in any bathroom. After manufacture, the Brass Bateau bath has a hard-wearing compound applied which helps maintain the interior and exterior finishes on the baths. This ensures they retain their respective appearances against the rigours of daily use. Available in three standard lengths, all Brass Bateau baths feature the signature Catchpole & Rye plaque on its plinth as standard. T: +44 (0) 207 351 0940 | www.catchpoleandrye.com

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RUMMONDS

Classic bathroomware by Drummonds is beautifully set within a simple, modern interior, putting all the design focus onto the gleaming brass, marble and china. The pieces chosen are all on a grand scale; underlining the luxury of having a large bathroom with space for dramatic pieces such as the spectacular double vanity. Designed by Drummonds’ Bathroom Design Service, this townhouse bathroom has a sophisticated urban edge suitable for the most modern of bathrooms. T: +44 (0) 207 376 4499 | www.drummonds-uk.com

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HADDER & CO

This Blenheim Bath from Chadder & Co has been created by hand and professionally wrapped in Carbon Fibre. Inspired by the use of this technique within the motor sports industry, designers at Chadder & Co have taken to using this method on traditional style baths, allowing them to create unique and interesting textures and baths with real wow factor.

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EVON & DEVON

The new freestanding tub by Devon & Devon, LamĂŠ is recognisable for the particularly opulent shine of its exterior surface and its raised double seat back. Precision hand-crafting of its classic form embodies a typically English aesthetic, ideal for the formal elegance of the most stylish bathroom. Offered with a Coventry tap fitting in a polished nickel finish, and a Flora claw-foot tub in an aluminium finish, this bath is a real statement piece. T: +44 (0) 207 221 5137 | www.devon-devon.com

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URLINGHAM BATHS

Lush, sublime decadence with plentiful proportions, the Torino Tub from Hurlingham really does convey comfort, relaxation and luxury. The stunning tub can be customised and painted in any way to accentuate and showcase the crisp, flawless body and shape. For an extra touch of class and sophistication, the Torino can be gilded in either real or faux metal leafing of your choice. T: +44 (0) 140 026 3310 | www.hurlinghambaths.co.uk

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ESTUS

Raise the bar with the new Cluster, the latest contemporary Towel Warmer by Aestus. Reaching new heights of multi-rail design, Cluster creates a large amount of additional space, giving you the ideal place to hang, dry or simply warm through your fluffy bath robe or plush towels.

T: +44 (0) 190 238 7080 | www.aestus.co.uk

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URAVIT

Developed in collaboration with Sieger Design, the Darling New bathroom series from Duravit features harmonious shapes highlighted by delicate edges. New products have been recently added including four new furniture washbasins ranging from 520 to 1020mm in width, which can be combined with vanity units from the L-Cube bathroom furniture series to create a truly stunning bathroom. T: +44 (0) 845 500 7787 | www.duravit.co.uk

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ITRA

Global bathroom manufacturer VitrA, is proud to unveil the launch of its new range of Shower Columns as part of the 2016 Bathroom Collection. With contemporary interior design currently so popular, the ‘Move’ Shower Column complements virtually any bathroom with its minimalist design and easy installation. With two adjustable massage jets, a fixed overhead rain shower-head and integrated hand shower, it creates a spa-like showering experience for all the family to enjoy. T: +44 (0) 123 575 0990 | www.vitraglobal.com

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STON MATTHEWS

A classic design, Aston Matthews’ handsome Hanover cast iron bath on claw feet features squared ends making it a particularly comfortable bath in which to lean back and relax. Manufactured from cast iron with a superior white enamel interior, the bath is supplied with a primed exterior allowing you to paint this tub in a customised colour to match your décor.

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RIGINAL BTC

The new Fin Grouping by Original BTC is an ideal central lighting source for living rooms and hallways. Deceptively simple when switched off and beautifully intricate when on, the Fin Grouping’s overlapping organic lines create mesmerising shadow play, matched by a single correspondingly ribbed ceiling rose neatly housing all the cables. www.originalbtc.com

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-TAC

Bring warmth to your home with V-TAC’s stylish range of copper pendant lights in a variety of contemporary styles. The warm copper with its textured finish reflects the light beautifully and adds a touch of elegance to any room. Ideally suited to be hung in groups or rows for maximum impact in a room. www.vtacled.com

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HRISTOPHER WRAY

The CAIP table lamp from lighting expert Christopher Wray shows off its hand engraved, glazed Majolica pink base making it a striking addition to any interior. The multitude of textures including black lacquer wood, chromed brass detail and satin trimming make it a truly dramatic and eye-catching lamp.

T: +44 (0) 207 013 0180 | www.christopherwray.com

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URIOUSA & CURIOUSA

The Lotus Dine Light by Curiousa & Curiousa features three separately hand-blown glass parts sat beneath a contrasting hand-crafted walnut disk. The main light pictured shows Yellow Ochre, Ruby and Aubergine glass, however any colour from our range of 21 colours may be chosen. Each light is designed, hand-blown and made to order in the UK, allowing you to find the perfect pendant to complement any scheme. T: +44 (0) 162 982 6284 | www.curiousa.co.uk

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ARTIN HUXFORD

Celebrating the pure architectural elegance of Modernism, Martin Huxford unveils the Perfect Curve Table lamp. Hand built from separate sections of brass, the polished curves create a textural contrast with the fabric shade which cuts through the curve. T: +44 (0) 190 374 0134 | www.martinhuxford.com

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HE NATURAL LIGHT

Overlapping circles of handcrafted metal are meticulously layered in a quilting pattern of interlocking rings in this stylish lamp by The Natural Light. The artist blends, assembles and fuses each piece one by one to create this graciously sized sphere, which is topped with a large shade befitting of such an exquisite piece. T: 001 850 265 0800 | www.thenaturallight.com

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AVEY LIGHTING

First produced by Davey in the 1920s, the factory pendant remains one of the heritage marine lighting manufacturers most iconic and best-selling designs. Re-interpreted in hand-blown glass instead of the traditional spun aluminium, copper or brass, this classic shape strips back to the bare essentials allowing every detail to display the craftsmanship and quality on show. www.davey-lighting.co.uk

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ND AVE LIGHTING

Introducing Aquagen by 2nd Ave Lighting, its brand new 3-tier custom chandelier featuring three steel tiers in a handsome Gunmetal finish, and highlighted with 60 Crystal Idalight Rods with an effervescent look. This dramatic lighting fixture is handcrafted by highly skilled artisans, and will create a memorable focal point in any room. T: 001 800 843 1602 | www.2ndave.com

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RITZ FRYER

This Upton pendant light by Fritz Fryer is a simple, ribbed glass globe hung on a cotton covered twistflex available in a variety of colours and finishes. This pendant design is a timeless and versatile light that will look equally good hung in a hallway, over a stairwell, above a kitchen island or also as cafe lights or restaurant lighting. T: +44 (0) 198 956 7416 | www.fritzfryer.co.uk

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R. LIGHT

A classic design from MR. LIGHT LIMITED, now in the twentieth year of production, the MR. LIGHT ML720 table standing dimmable picture light produces a narrow or wide angle halogen beam. Available in bronze, matt chrome, polished brass or matt black. Perfect for discreet controlled illumination of paintings where wall mounting is not appropriate. T: +44 (0) 207 352 7525 | www.mrlight.co.uk

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HRISTOPHER HYDE

The Belgravia chandelier from lighting specialist Christopher Hyde represents the highest level in exquisite detail and craftsmanship. Shown here in an Antique Silver Plate finish with smoked blue crystals, every chandelier is hand finished to produce a stunning focal point to any interior with its opulent design.

T: +44 (0) 207 351 0893 | www.christopherhyde.com

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ERCH & PARROW

The new Bussel Pendant Light by Perch & Parrow is a delicate yet industrial looking pendant light fitting. Made with a two tone charcoal and copper finish on the delicately scalloped shade, over a large exposed bulb, this elegant lamp shade would be ideal in a set of three over a breakfast bar or kitchen island in a modern contemporary kitchen. T: +44 (0) 208 629 1166

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INDLE

Beautiful, unique lighting from specialists around the world can be seen at Tindle’s London showroom. This gorgeous three tier glass chandelier is dressed with Bohemian crystal and can have Swarovski crystals added if required for extra sparkle. Smaller chandeliers and complementary wall lights are also available in this range, allowing you to add the wow factor to any room, big or small.

T: +44 (0) 207 384 148 | www.tindle-lighting.co.uk

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Candia Lutyens Her aim is to bring adaptations of classic designs to the 21st Century by giving them a modern twist Renowned leading designer and manufacturer of contemporary British home furnishings, Lutyens Furniture & Lighting, has now expanded into a more modern market with its new sister brand: Lutyens Contemporary. This sister branch is founded by Candia Lutyens, granddaughter of Sir Edwin Lutyens, who was widely regarded as one of the greatest British architects of all time. Her aim is to bring adaptations of classic designs by Sir Edwin into the 21st Century by giving them a modern twist and employing a range of new materials and manufacturing techniques to the process. As founder Candia Lutyens herself comments, ‘I am very excited to be taking this step to bring the Lutyens design ethic into the 21st Century and, with my own contribution to the new designs, making it a third generation of great furniture design within the Lutyens family.’ ‘My work brings adaptations of classic designs by Sir Edwin Lutyens into the 21st Century. I do so by going through an extensive archive of original drawings and carefully selecting unique designs that can be re-adapted and modernised to suit today’s market. The challenge is to create something new and relevant while not losing the charm of the original design,’ says Candia.

The new Lutyens Contemporary range opens with ten pieces of furniture including chairs made from moulded ply, three tables in Perspex as well as bedside tables, lanterns and mirrors in Valchromat - a highly contemporary, precision engineered self-coloured wood. Additionally, Lutyens Contemporary has launched a range of desk and table accessories made from turned walnut and sycamore. These include salt and pepper mills, candlesticks, a clock and barometer set, desk and table lamps and various boxes, trays and pen holders. Lighting is a big part of the Contemporary collection, and Candia discusses her personal favourites. ‘One of my preferred lights is the armed pendant, which was originally designed to be made of timber. It was a fun challenge to re-adapt this design using the wide range of materials that are available today. We are fortunate enough to be living at a time in which a vast range of materials are possible to work with and I was particularly drawn to Perspex for this design because of the way the light bounces between the arms. Advances in technology since this light was first sketched have also made this light very suitable for LEDs.” www.lutyens-furniture.com

ANTICLOCKWISE FROM TOP: A blue Cardinal Hat Light which was designed for the Chapel of Campion Hall at Oxford University. A red Halo light characterised by the glass ‘halo’. The Armed Pendant made from clear Perspex. The Turned Table Lamp available in Walnut or Sycamore. The Lozenge lantern featuring beautiful fabrics.

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XTREME DESIGN

Encouraging collaboration, original thought and challenging the limitations of design, Extreme’s unique Experience of Design brings a fresh perspective to the kitchen and furniture industry. Extreme empowers each client to create an environment which is uniquely theirs through a personal, collaborative relationship and is renowned among those that desire special, truly bespoke design. T: +44 (0) 208 846 8000 | www.extreme-design.co.uk

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ERRIN & ROWE

The UK’s largest independent kitchen and bathroom brassware manufacturer, Perrin & Rowe, heighten its already formidable product portfolio of British-made brassware with a collection of extra special finishes sure to answer the latest trend for metallic interiors. Consisting of a range of luxurious, metallic warm-tones, each high-quality finish brings a touch of class, sophistication and character to any kitchen or bathroom.

T: +44 (0) 170 852 6361 | www.perrinandrowe.co.uk

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ESIGN SPACE LONDON

This kitchen by Design Space London was commissioned by a passionate art collector and designed to be as much a gallery space as a place for cooking and eating. Ultra slim, matt black granite tops enhance the rectilinear feel of this kitchen, where every aspect of line and volume has been minutely considered in the creation of a magnificent setting for art and lifestyle alike.

T: +44 (0) 207 228 8088 www.designspacelondon.com

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LAKE CABIN Nestling in the enclaves of Hurricane Bay, a mixture of natural light and artefacts take it far above the usual lakeside retreat WORDS JAKE KENNEDY | PHOTOGRAPHS GREY CRAWFORD

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ight - be it bouncing off feature vintage mirrors, showering down from custom made chandeliers or reflecting into the home off the spectral waters of Lake Tahoe that lays just the other side of its windows was always intended to be a key element to this stunningly thought through landmark dwelling. Los Angeles-based designer Jeff Andrews, working for a family of five from San Francisco who had desired a home that could just as easily be a Winter hideaway as a Summer lake house, says he knew light would be integral to the design of the first ever project he’d worked on at the lake. Internationally celebrated, Andrews creates sophisticated and, perhaps more importantly, livable interiors for both families and an increasing number of US celebrities. Such an approach to interiors has put him in high demand, and his client list is impressive. Those who have called upon Andrews’ design skills include actors; Ryan Seacrest and Michael C. Hall, Kris LEFT: The view to Lake Tahoe from the great room, with two Mimi London sofas, Guillerme and Chambron Grand Repos chairs and Paul Evans tables ABOVE: This Jean Gillon designed captain’s chair nestles invitingly in the corner of the great room

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LEFT: Designer Jeff Andrews’ skill at continuity is seen best in the way the stone architecture becomes a feature all of its own around the great room’s grand fireplace ABOVE: Three stunning vintage Parisian streetlights taken from the French streets of Paris hang over the dining table, which is constructed from an old wood bridge

and Kylie Jenner, as well as various members of the Kardashian family. All of these big names are drawn to his work because of the pure livability of the results, he believes. Yet ‘home’ remains a key word for him evidenced in the Lake Tahoe project, with its comfort and fun throughout. In this case, according to the family who live at Lake Tahoe, design rules needed to be broken - or at least bent. Andrews was understandably happy to comply. Nestling in the enclaves of Hurricane Bay, the home’s design is awash with both natural light and specially commissioned and hand chosen artefacts that take it far and above the usual lakeside retreat, easily matching the family’s desire to create a space that was a touch ‘rustic chic’. Andrews says he has in fact always pushed at creative boundaries, all the while respecting traditional design aesthetics. The Lake Tahoe home is testament to this, with detailing throughout that is grounded in the at-first recognisable stylistic signs, but with on closer

inspection actually subvert and even poke fun at any ideas that have become too familiar. Working on an already impressive blank canvas of the work of architect Nicolas J. Kromydas, the six-bedroom timber and glass house provided the ideal starting point for Andrews and his team. They set about finding precisely the right design scheme that would mirror both the perfection of the home’s surroundings and the quirkiness and requests of its owners. From the moment you step into the entrance hall, you’re aware that light - and lighting - is key. The molded glass chandelier, decked with bronze, was made by Michael McEwen, and a further two hang in the double height great room just beyond. If you’re lucky enough to have a view of Lake Tahoe, it figures you need something special in the way of seating from which to truly appreciate it. With this in mind, Andrews sourced two expansive Mimi London sofas, covered in Edelman Leather and Designers Guild fabric. In front of these, as sculptural as they are Bridge for Design Spring 2017 165


RIGHT: The games room features five skulls on one wall, representing the five family members who live in the home

functional, sit a pair of Paul Evans tables. There is also ample space to appreciate the view from a pair of 1960s’ Guillerme and Chambron Grand Repos chairs, which were found through Melissa Edelman Antiquaire and covered in stylish grey fabrics from Raoul Textiles. Completing the seating in the room is a captain’s chair with a sumptuous throw, designed by Brazilian modernist furniture maker and entrepreneur, Jean Gillon. Tying the room together with its waved strands of 166 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

greys and ragged edges is a rug designed especially by Andrews. Acting as a nod to the shoreline just metres from it, it captures the spirit of the lake. Three large scale mirrors towards the ceiling reflect the ‘art’ of the room’s design back down, bowing slightly for theatrical effect. Leaving the great room, the dining room pans off to one side, with its dining table - actually hewn from part of a bridge (from Big Daddy’s Antiques in Los Angeles) - catching the eye first. Eight of designer A.


RIGHT: In this bedroom the wooden texture continues, this time in the form of a sloped ceiling

Rudin’s famed 716 dining chairs surround it, while at each end, Andrews has placed Daley wing chairs sourced from Lucca Antiques, also in LA. He says he is continually inspired by his Southern California upbringing, and his team regularly create both the interior and the exterior spaces with assistance of artefacts from local suppliers. Perhaps most strikingly, Andrews re-purposed French streetlights to hang over the table here. Freed from the 168 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

poles that once bound them to Parisian streets, these take on a new, almost otherworldly life in the dining room, adding a little humour and bending the rules once more. Andrews and his team visited the MarchĂŠs aux Puces markets of Paris, scouring the stalls there for vintage and industrial pieces like this, waiting for the perfect setting for them to be re-imagined in. Within this dining room, the streetlights fit the bill perfectly. Also re-purposed, the kitchen offers a home to a


ABOVE: In the kitchen, with a view over Lake Tahoe, wood from a barn door is used for the island to excellent effect, creating a tactile and contrasting texture

reclaimed barn door which Andrews had sourced, and this allowed the designer to bring continuity to the whole house as a result. So the rugged and worn wood a request of the family - was used not only for the island in the kitchen but also in the games room upstairs. Texture was important, Andrews believes. Be it the soft lilt of the wave-like feel in the great room, the rough stone of the building’s architecture or in the lush fabrics strung around the seats in a carefree way, at every turn you’re aware this house is a tactile one - and in all seasons, harking back to the family’s initial request. The games room also benefits from throw pillows covered in Katie Leede fabrics from Holland & Sherry, along with stools from the Thomas Hayes Gallery on 170 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

Santa Monica Boulevard. The five cow skulls hung on the stone wall act as both a cheeky homage to perhaps stereotypical interior design, but also as a nod to the five members of the home’s young family. The feeling of continuous flow was vital for Andrews, he says. He wanted to create a unified feeling throughout the home. In addition to his considered work mirroring the textures from the kitchen in the games room, there is a further pendant streetlight up in one of the bathrooms. The master bedroom was designed to feel like a further extension of the house too. Of course, there is the rock wall behind the bed, echoing the statement architecture, but there is also a Rêverie chandelier by French designer Jean de Merry, further wood in the form of the desk this


RIGHT: In this bathroom, a Parisian street lamp also features, adding a further sense of continuity to the whole house.

time, another custom designed rug and mirrors from Mexican design team, Casamidy. Again, a streetlamp features. Everything ties up beautifully. But ultimately it is the light - and illusion of light - whether inside of the home or out, that marks this lakeside retreat as something special. At night, these qualities are boosted further still, especially when viewed from the water, Andrews believes. Stepping outside to the water’s edge, looking back at the house, lights blazing in the dusk, it’s clear that this is a home which achieved all of its goals - and brilliantly. 172 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

JEFF ANDREWS JEFF ANDREWS DESIGN

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Michaela Goldschmied

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tepping through the colourful rooms of Michaela Goldschmied’s 5,382 sq. ft country house in Asolo, you’re struck by how smoothly evolved it seems, from the warren like areas for reading or relaxing, to its outer space, which feels as though it is in a state of permanent hideaway with well established flowers and plants draped around the entire property. In fact, it becomes clear that Goldschmied’s vision was similar in scope, with the current design of the home achieved only gradually. Important pieces have been picked over the years, and contrasts in its bold design stem not from notions of what the home should look like, but as a result of a busy family life. That said, all those colours were intentional. ‘I prefer vibrant and bright colours,’ Goldschmied says. Finding a definition for her home is tricky. ‘A term like ‘country chic’ isn’t entirely appropriate as it sounds planned and doesn’t necessarily encompass all the different styles and influences of the house. It’s most definitely a country house, so I’d say it’s a rustic, more welcoming version of the madness of Alice’s journey in the rabbit hole.’

FRONT: The facade of this picturesque house in Asolo is overgrown with Virginia creeper, the green leaves contrasting with the vibrant blue of the door shutters ABOVE: Michaela Goldschmied stands in the blue-painted porch of her country home RIGHT: The open plan living/dining area connects with a second sitting room through a beamed opening flanked by a pair of Indian stone elephants

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ABOVE: The walls of the bright living room are covered in a Chinoiserie-style wallpaper and the bricks around the fireplace have been painted in a matching pink

For furniture, the bold, idiosyncratic décor of items like the stone elephants that greet you at the entrance to the lounge, and the mounted deer heads by the wood burner beyond, could only have come from a life of collecting. ‘The furniture came little by little, sometimes from different trips, or was inherited from family members. Nothing was planned - it’s almost as if the interiors are pieces of the puzzle which I’m perpetually putting together and re-assembling.’ A sense of the outside is strongest in the room that is dominated by the fireplace. Potted plants, wickerwork, stone planters and a floral wallpaper echoed in a lampshade give the feel of the garden outside. Then, when stepping outside, the feel is one of time passed, the aged blue wooden beams hinting at the bold colours inside, and 178 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

the plants and vines growing on every surface. ‘I love all plants! There are various fruit trees which are a delight, but I’d have to say that some of my favourites are the crawling plants, which are all over the frontal facade. What I love is the slightly forgotten and wild look they bring,’ says Goldschmied. Yet despite the talk of things just evolving, Michaela Goldschmied’s home has in fact achieved its goal, she believes, and at the same time provides an insight into her work. ‘My vision for this - and any house I decorate is to mirror the personality of the owner and create a space which is tailor made for them and their comforts. I know my house is quite bold for most people, but it’s an extension of my personality - bold, colourful, vibrant, and welcoming.’


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TREASURE Designer, Gwynn Griffith, gives new life to an old factory in San Antonio, transforming it into her personal cabinet of curiosities WORDS ROB BRINKLEY | PHOTOGRAPHS WILLIAM WALDRON

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ecorator, Gwynn Griffith, has created her own rich, personal refuge in a late-19th-Century brick edifice that withstands the Texas heat in San Antonio. Inside, the rooms give new meaning to the word ‘collected’. With great passion, Griffith has juxtaposed antique cabinets, a Pop Art ‘hand’ chair, a French chaise longue, African stools, and Mexican plaster lions - all within walls that pulsate with colour. Saturated greens. Electric blues. Even a deep tobacco LEFT: The living room features a John Dickinson plaster table and a wicker tub chair covered with a sheepskin rug and the wall of paintings include some by Gwynn herself ABOVE: Gwynn sitting on the open staircase of her converted warehouse home

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brown in the grand living room, where dozens of mercury gazing balls dangle from the ceiling, catching glimmers of the Texas light that cascades through windows nearly 13 feet high. The scale of the former industrial building means that there’s plenty of wall and floor space for Griffith’s collections of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. Some are by Griffith herself. The realisation of this art-filled oasis didn’t happen without vision and pluck. Griffith, who has run a onewoman design firm for nearly 30 years, first moved into the building as a tenant in 1994, when the metal shop on the ground floor was fully operational. ‘There was still iron-working going on,’ she says. ‘Bang, bang, bang!’ 182 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

It turned out that Griffith wasn’t the only occupant on her third-floor rental space. ‘There were bats and pigeons. I used to hunt squab up there with a pellet gun. It was a very primitive situation.’ She made the best of it by raising walls, turning the open loft into a cosy haven. Five years later, when a chance to buy the entire building presented itself, Griffith took the leap. Out went the first floor’s metalworking equipment and drill presses; up went more walls and old French windows were modified to fit the existing openings. Griffith left intact at least one remnant of the building’s industrial history: the scarred pine flooring, which has been infused with character by scorch marks from a forge’s flying sparks and coals. Ultimately, she moved downstairs,


RIGHT: In the great room, a pair of lion statues are placed in front of the custom-made plaster fireplace beside a Louis XVI chaise longue

transforming the raw space into a combination residence and design office. The relocation also offered easy access to the property’s remarkably lush gardens, where she grows spinach, jalapeños, tomatoes, and basil. As Griffith applied colour and brought in art and antiques, the ground floor came alive. The rich and layered palette sprung ‘from out of my head,’ she says. The entry hall glows emerald-green. The kitchen walls blend lemon and lime. The effect everywhere is theatrical - a fitting backdrop for her quirky, eclectic assemblages, hunted and gathered in shops, on trips, and online. In the master bedroom, a mural of a Persian landscape by Mannino fills the walls, with trees stretching to the ceiling. In a cabinet room she calls her ‘chamber of curiosities,’ a sculpture by Giesey takes pride of place. 184 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

It’s a clay figure of a supine chicken, augmented with taxidermy head and feet - ‘a Mother’s Day present,’ says Griffith, laughing. Lately the decorator has found herself being pulled in new aesthetic directions. ‘All the rooms I’ve fiddled with recently I’ve changed to white,’ she says. She is drawn to modernist paintings of the 1930s and ‘40s and to sleek contemporary light fixtures. There are hints of this unusual new direction at her own home: to wit, a pair of chairs by Vignelli Associates, circa 1985, which look like handkerchiefs caught in free fall. They pull up to a well-weathered, white-marble table in the kitchen. ‘I’m a restless spirit,’ confesses Griffith. ‘I love change. I’ve been known to move the bed to the middle of the living room if the mood strikes.’


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frican influences fused with contemporary styling make this Barcelona apartment tactile and inviting. Created by ARRCC interior designers, it sits along the Passeig de Gracia avenue in Barcelona’s heart, enjoying views of the iconic, modernist Gaudi Casa Mia. The inspiration also draws from Barcelona’s culture. Its palette of rich materials adds integrity and authenticity, with raw wood mixing with metals, suedes and gloss, creating a sensory experience. The whole floor apartment functions as urban retreat and family home. The floor-plan functions for entertainment and family life, utilising space efficiently. The interior responds to a desire for open, connected living while maintaining privacy, and this is also true of the roof terrace. ABOVE: This whole-floor apartment lies along the leafy Passeig de Gracia avenue in Barcelona’s cultural heart RIGHT: Open, yet connected living was the desire for the interior space, achieved in part by the use of rich textures and exposed raw materials

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BARCELONA APARTMENT Drawing inspiration from the city, each room has its own character, boasting rich textures and polished raw materials WORDS JAKE KENNEDY | PHOTOGRAPHS LORENZO VECCHIA


TOP: The roof terrace creates some refuge from Barcelona’s heat, its custom umbrella echoing the trees of the busy Passeig de Gracia on which the apartment lies

Each room has its own character, boasting rich textures and polished raw materials. With stained oak woods, bespoke brass screens, modern cladding and lacquered paneling, it feels homogeneous. It is a space with a minimalistic and modern ambience, with both masculine and feminine finishes. The furnishing is an eclectic mix of curated pieces and personal artworks of the owner. ‘We wanted to create an intimate, warm interior common in high-end boutiques,’ says ARRCC 188 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

partner and project leader, Mark Rielly. ‘Masculine colours and darker woods provide clues to the African rhythms, so we took a relaxed approach to curves, adding draped leather sofas and details like the vintage endocrine coffee table. ‘A highlight is the custom suspended brass screening with triangular cut-outs inspired by African beading, separating the lobby from living areas,” adds Rielly. The feature timber ceiling behind the dining table allowed ARRCC to highlight one of the client’s key


TOP: In the luxurious main bedroom, faceted marble ledges sit alongside geometric lights, with trimmings of distressed leather continuing the feeling of fluidity

artworks, which anchored the space, giving a focal point. In the main bedroom, faceted marble ledges sit alongside geometric lights, with trimmings of distressed leathers, plush suedes and soft cream drapes creating a cohesive fluidity and warmth. In the kitchen, streamlined wood and stone fit the style. In the surrounding spaces, dark wood wraps onto the walls contrasted with Venetian plastering. Further bespoke features include the contemporary take on an African fire element on a faceted ledge in 190 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

the TV lounge, a carbon fibre dining table, OKHA vases by renowned glass blower David Reade, and jeweled chain lights. A sensuous timber sculpture curves snake-like to soften crisp edges. Outside, the landscaped roof terrace creates refuge from Barcelona’s heat. Custom umbrellas inspired by Passeig de Gracia’s trees create privacy. A double volume gardened wall reflects in the bar’s smoked mirrors, conjuring further space. ‘What may appear trouble-free came with great


RIGHT: Among many bespoke features this sensuous timber sculpture comfortably softens any hard edges in the main living space

complexity,’ says ARRCC director Jon Case. ‘We had to adhere the original plan, including a historical hexagon-shaped central courtyard. So we reflected elements of this throughout the apartment.’ It’s easy to understand why the West African apartment owner returns to the Cape-Town based ARRCC team. A global entrepreneur with a keen eye when it comes to architecture and design, he knows precisely what home fits to his lifestyle. 192 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

MARK RIELLY ARRCC www.arrcc.com


Wright Lane

The brief was to align the interior architecture with the exterior and to make the home practical and stylish for both family and entertaining WORDS KATY BRISCOE | PHOTOGRAPHS JOHN BESSLER

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ocated in Far Hills, New Jersey, approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan is this elegant family home nestled in five acres of immaculately manicured lawns and gardens. Standing at approximately 7,500 sq. ft, this home which was built in the 1990’s had an exterior that oozed classic French character and details, but its interior had been outfitted with American colonial details that did not sit comfortably with the new owners. The clients required a cosmetic renovation that sought to align the interior architecture with the exterior, and at the same time make the home practical and stylish for both family and social entertaining activities. That brief resulted in the design and fitting of a new kitchen, bathrooms, decorative molding and trim, as well as complete interiors. Another challenge was to showcase the family’s beautiful art collection - which includes pieces from Picasso, Twombly, Max, Miro and others - and give it a space of its own. Minimising or removing the colonial details within the house was a big challenge within the space, as there were LEFT: A sweeping driveway leads up to the stunning 7,500 sq. ft home which has exterior architecture which exudes French character ABOVE: A beautiful vase of pink peonies sits proudly on a large table in the hallway

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some awkward builder elements such as angled walls and basic molding which didn’t sit comfortably with the level of sophistication that was aimed for. Keeping the details relevant to both the architecture and the level of elegance required was key to getting the finished look to be perfect. The furnishings are all bespoke and designed to reflect an international sophistication and design sensibility. ‘We employed cool tonal colours throughout the home to unify the space and highlight the millwork details,’ explains Matthew Frederick, founder of M. Frederick Design. The foyer and dining room paneling was existing and was complemented by additional paneling in the family room and kitchen areas. The main staircase’s proportions were initially questioned but created a dramatic focal point by employing gloss lacquer in the handrails and stairs and a clean, fresh wide sisal runner that helps define the foyer space and adds a relevance to daily living. The foyer also features a beautiful Browne & Moore set of demi-lunes. ABOVE: Matthew Frederick stands proudly in front of the finished home LEFT: A custom made Jerome Park two-tier chandelier hangs from the double height ceiling in the family room above the vintage cocktail table which anchors the seating areas

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ABOVE: A dark bluestone pool adds depth and drama to the patio area which is surrounded by lush lawns and beautiful gardens, perfect for outdoor entertaining

The family room was initially an awkward double height space that was transformed by adding millwork and bespoke lighting to change the proportion of the room. A grand double height fireplace surround could have dominated the room, but instead with the correct pieces, it has been turned into a subtle, but elegant focal point within the space. ‘The cocktail table is a replica of a vintage piece we saw on our travels and it anchors the various seating areas in the room. The lighting - a Jerome Park two-tier chandelier - had to be custom made because we couldn’t find lighting of the scale and sophistication we needed from any standard offering,’ says Matthew. It sits over Browne & Moore upholstery throughout the room, and the area rug is called Merida, whilst the oversized, classic table lighting throughout the room is supplied by Visual Comfort. The dining room chandelier is the first example of its 198 Bridge for Design Spring 2017

kind in the United Stated from Saint Louis Crystal and features hand blown clear and graphite details. The kitchen is a completely custom configuration of cabinetry from the Browne & Moore Bespoke kitchen collection. It features 5cm statuary counters, custom coloured Blue Star range, custom lighting from our collection, and a powder vanity coloured to complement the range. ‘We completely removed the previous kitchen space and removed several walls to configure the new space so that it achieved the desired flow and visual access to the rear patio and pool area. For the pool, we specified a dark bluestone and a grey-tinged pool to add depth and drama to the area,’ Matthew says. The clients are very happy with the results. They love the flow of the space and the visual uniformity. They entertain often and have been thrilled with the feedback from friends and colleagues.


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