The World of Interiors January 2019

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 期号


mindful living

IN AN INCREASINGLY digital world, we yearn for texture, softness and intimacy in the places we choose to live. Wandering around 8 Deep Water Bay Drive in Hong Kong, the serenity is pervasive. Nestled amongst mountain splendour, with easy access to the central business district, the property is surrounded by luscious nature, with Hong Kong’s rich heritage lending a sense of elegance, refinement and understated nobility. One of the show flats was unveiled in late 2018, and is the vision of internationally renowned designer Joyce Wang. A true international powerhouse, she was born in Hawaii, educated in the UK and Boston and cut her teeth in the Netherlands at Delft and in LA before finally settling in Hong Kong, where she started her design studio in 2011. ‘Luxury living for me…


RENE PROU: BETWEEN ART DECO AND MODERNISM (by Anne Bony et al; Norma, rrp £50) René Prou was a French designer who wove his way with style and grace between Art Deco and its modernising descendants. Although he did not join the militant Union des Artistes Modernes, he was friendly with many of its members and designed pieces in sheet metal and duralumin tubes. Beautifully printed (and bilingual), this book has a value that extends beyond the interests of hardcore enthusiasts. Prou’s consistent presence at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in the 1920s and 30s constitutes a rare and revealing litmus test of changing taste. Similarly, the close attention Anne Bony gives to the use of materials – wood veneers, textiles, metalwork – will nourish research into…

shades of the bough house