The World of Interiors August 2018

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1 Jess Pownall is well placed to replicate mid-century Italian and French upholstered furniture, which she sells through her company, Artisanna London. Since 2010 she and husband Robbie have dealt in designs from the period. These new ‘Todi’ chairs cost £1,450 each. Ring 07802 535789, or visit 2 These ‘Arc’ (left) and ‘Paon’ rattan lights are a feather in Colonel’s cap. Or should that be Native American headdress? Such war bonnets, as well as African ceremonial masks, were the inspiration for the fittings, which cost from £207 approx apiece. Ring 00 33 1 83 89 69 22, or visit 3 Opium’s natural split-bamboo chik blinds are artisan-made in much the same way as those that first lent privacy and shade to the palaces of northern India centuries ago. The five…

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KAY NIELSEN’S A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS (Taschen, rrp £250) The 1,001 (or Arabian) Nights is one of the most seminal books in history. For over a millennium the stories, supposedly narrated by Scheherazade to King Shahryar, have inspired poets, novelists, painters, sculptors, composers, playwrights, filmmakers, designers, singers, actors – just about every area of human creativity in fact. It is assumed the stories were collected from ancient Indian, Middle Eastern, Byzantine and Greek folklore and first published in Arabic some time around the eighth century ad. The first European edition appeared 170417, translated into French by Antoine Galland, who took the liberty of adding Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sinbad the Sailor. The text we now assume to be one of the literary masterpieces of Arabic civilisation began life in…

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Francis Alÿs – Belgium-born, Mexico-based – is something of a global artist. His work, like the painting above, explores geo- and sociopolitical ideas, conflict and what it means to be a citizen of the world. He’s known for his boundary-blurring interdisciplinary approach (much of his output draws on his training as an architect), with public performance, re-enactments and installations all playing a part in his oeuvre, and his profound, poetic pieces have appeared everywhere from Copenhagen to Turin, Lima to London. This internationalism makes him a natural choice to be a star of this summer’s LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL, alongside others including Annie Pootoogook, Paulina Olowska and Kevin Beasley. In fact, all the artists taking part in the tenth edition, which runs 14 JULY-28 OCTOBER, have something in common: an outward-looking stance…

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