The World of Interiors September 2019

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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1 Jean-Michel Frank’s selenite cabinet (1935) spurred Sandra and Yann Jallu of Jallu Ebénistes to spend nine years perfecting their own use of the material. Shown: macassar ebony ‘Claudette’ console; £23,400 approx. Ring 00 33 2 99 95 10 38, or visit 2 Is the ‘Michael Aiduss × Houlès’ flat-braid range Greek new wave? The 15 designs are informed by the likes of Villa Kerylos, the Hellenistic-style 19th-century home of the French archaeologist Théodore Reinach (WoI Nov 1986, photographs by Richard Paul). From $40 per m, they’re available in the United States this autumn and elsewhere later. Ring Houlès on 001 212 935 3900, or visit 3 The light shines through: via pinholes created by the stitching on Rosi de Ruig’s latest recycled-cloth lampshades (WoI May 2018). Available in three…

antennae roundup

silks on a stick


ART DECO CHICAGO: DESIGNING MODERN AMERICA (ed. Robert Bruegmann; Yale, rrp £60) ART DECO CITY: THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS (by Arnold Schwartzman; Palazzo, rrp £30) While quite different from one another in format, these two books on a style that swept the world are both well-timed and valuable contributions. Art Deco Chicago is a massive tome, edited and introduced by a respected architectural historian with input from some 50 scholarly writers. Their theme is the city’s Art Deco design in all its permutations, from buildings to posters, magazine advertisements, fashion, household appliances, murals, wrapping paper and sculpture, presented in a gazetteer of 101 illustrated case studies. The making of this book goes back nearly two decades, to when the local Art Deco society first decided to record its members’ interests,…

serious pursuits

Nothing says Victoriana quite like a Staffordshire flatback. In the 19th century no middle-class home would have been without one, lined up with other treasured tchotchkes on a lace mantel scarf against the chimneybreast. Quite what the house-proud owners would make of the 21st-century iterations on show at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent as part of the BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL, from 7 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 13 OCTOBER, is anybody’s guess. For there are no cute spaniels or coy milkmaids perched on fences among the bold works by modern artists here; original flatbacks do, however, sit beside them. Some of these are erotic rather than twee, showing Victorian taste in a whole new light – think two lithe wrestlers entangled and naked but for a toga and a thong.…

fresh footage