The World of Interiors July 2018

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 期号



1 The ‘Act III’ collection from New York design studio Apparatus is weighty in more than one sense. The 26 pieces made from heavy materials like brass and semi-precious stones (from $900) are co-founder Gabriel Hendifar’s attempt to create a tangible link with his Iranian heritage – descended from a refugee, his only encounters have been at a distance. Ring 001 646 527 9732, or visit 2 Hermès’ monumental Moroccantile-clad installation was a draw – as were many of the products it housed. Shown is ‘Orizaba’, one of Miguel Castro Lenero’s three limitededition, block-printed cashmere blankets embroidered with glass beads; they draw on his artistic practice and the company’s horsey heritage. Each 1.5 × 2m blanket costs £13,050 approx. Visit 3 Nilufar came up trumps again. Among the superlative designs…

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PARADISE GARDENS: THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAMIC GARDENS (by Monty Don; Two Roads, rrp £35) In this book, published to complement his BBC2 series of the same name, Monty Don tells us that, though the concept of heaven as a garden goes back to ancient Babylon, the first reference to the word paradise comes from the old Persian pairidaeza, which has a very specific meaning: an enclosed garden filled with fruit trees. Persian gardens were very ordered, divided into quarters (four is a magic and sacred number) by paths or rills of running water with a central fountain, thereby reflecting the four rivers of heaven: water, milk, honey and wine. Sour cherry, pomegranate and almond trees were grown in deeply sunken beds so that the tops of the trees were…

serious pursuits

Imagine a place where, within an hour and for free, you could see Captain Scott’s skis, a stuffed dodo, a living jellyfish, a 21st-dynasty mummy and a lute that (almost) belonged to James Joyce. That’s the idea behind the Horniman Museum, set in a leafy corner of southeast London and founded in 1901 in order to ‘bring the world to Forest Hill’. Mission complete, then. But it doesn’t stop there – ON 29 JUNE, the museum’s new WORLD GALLERY opens to the public, putting even more of its huge collection of anthropological artefacts on view. The culmination of five years’ work, the new displays explore how we interact with objects and ask us to question our understanding of the planet and its inhabitants, aided by the prow of a Libyan…

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