The World of Interiors February 2019

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 期号



DIOR AND HIS DECORATORS: VICTOR GRANDPIERRE, GEORGES GEFFROY AND THE NEW LOOK (by Maureen Footer; Vendome, rrp £50) Doubtless Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy will need little introduction to many readers of this magazine. But for anyone unfamiliar with their oeuvre I have one word: portières. Gosh, they loved them. After ploughing through this ambitious tome you could be forgiven for thinking the two grands fromages of postwar French interiors were competing to see who could use them most. There they are framing a fireplace in Gloria Guinness’s Paris flat, courtesy of Geffroy, so that the chimney piece looks as though it’s squashed in a fitting room. And what are those flanking a sarcophagus of a bath (silver-plated and topped with – horreur! – swan taps) that Grand pierre installed…

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‘These majestic animals must remain to remind us of the magic inherent in reality.’ So says Gary Hume, one of the artists designing limited-edition rugs for TOMORROW’S TIGERS, a project in support of the T×2 goal to double wild numbers of the big cats by 2022. Pieces by the likes of Bernard Frize and Rose Wylie, in collaboration with Christopher Farr, are inspired by traditional Tibetan tiger rugs, a number of which will also be on show at Sotheby’s 29 JANUARY-4 FEBRUARY.Tiger rugs were created to protect praying monks; help protect the tigers so they still burn bright. Details: 020 7293 5000; BRITAIN 7 JANUARY-8 FEBRUARY THE NATIONAL GALLERY, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON WC2 BRITISH EMPIRE LECTURES. Grand Tour: Tim Barringer brings us face to face with colonial encounters expressed in art,…