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The World of Interiors December 2017

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3 min.
introduction

How many Modernists does it take to change a lightbulb? Surprisingly, it’s a concept that wouldn’t have entirely flummoxed the Marquess of Bute when he asked William Burges to reconfigure Cardiff Castle in 1868. Though electric light wasn’t part of the commission, Bute (then the world’s richest man) specified something ‘modern’ from his architect/soulmate, and the resulting Gothic Revival fantasy couldn’t have pleased him more. So despite its contemporary overtones of slick, monochromatic edginess the term can be far more wide-ranging than you’d expect; first used in 1555, it simply defines things that are conspicuously of their time. And so it continues, with the ‘m’ word appearing with regularity on the covers of design and decorating magazines both traditional and tub-thumpingly new. Everyone, it seems, can bend the label to…

4 min.
antennae

1 Take heart in the idea that Christmas jumpers of old may have found a stylish new life – in the form of ‘Faroe’ (right; £80 per m; 14 colourways), made of recycled jerseys. Also repurposed is ‘Tetric’ (£70 per m; five colourways). Supplier Frame and Cover is committed to sustainability. Ring 020 3637 2628, or visit frameandcover.com. 2 Modern nomads who need to stay connected wherever they are must wait until January to get their mitts on Nolii’s debut tech-accessories collection. The neutral, pastel or Day- Glo gadgets include the ‘Bundle’ cable, which can be neatly tied up or secured to a work surface using a rest (from £25). The ‘Stack’ power pack charges any device without an electricity supply (£125). Visit nolii.co.uk. 3 Turn the clock back to the postwar…

2 min.
antennae roundup

6 min.
les illuminations

IN 1923, glassmaker Jean Perzel set himself up as a lamp-maker in premises opposite Parc Montsouris in the south of Paris. A Frenchman of German origin who worked with the glass artist and École de Nancy founder Jacques Grüber, Perzel was passionate about electric light. The widespread use of the incandescent bulb in the 1920s had transformed interior lighting. Candelabra and gas lamps were things of the past, and architects and designers such as Robert Mallet-Stevens, Eileen Gray and Pierre Chareau were experimenting with the production of modern lamps. Perzel’s aim was to ‘treat electricity in the way earlier glassmakers treated the sun’. The idea was to diffuse light efficiently while preventing dazzle. Concerned with visual comfort, he developed an extra-white optical glass of exceptional luminosity that was also gentle on…

1 min.
in the line of beauty

Since its creation in 1978 by Andrée Putman, Ecart International re-edits the designs of furniture, lamps and objects from the twentieth century, saved from oblivion by the desire to make those designers known, including Eileen Gray, Jean- Michel Frank and Adolphe Chanaux, Pierre Chareau, Michel Dufet and Mariano Fortuny. She was passionate about their work, and went to great lengths to find their pieces, then refurbished and republished them and made them know. In 1984, Putman championed the boutique hotel concept by transforming Morgans Hotel in New York. This project marked a turning point in her career: she succeeded in carrying out the refurbishment of a luxury hotel with very few resources, and with this asserted her simple, pure design style. She also went on to work for the great names…

5 min.
make a movement

BAUHAUS : 1 Wall lamp, by Mart Stam, £354 approx, Tecnolumen. 2 ‘Laccio’ side table, by Marcel Breuer, £937, Knol l; with multi-purpose lamp, by Wilhelm Wagenfeld, £376 approx, Tecnolumen; sugar bowl, by Bauhaus Archiv, £195 (for a four-piece set), Alessi. 3 Cognac ‘Barcelona’ daybed, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, £10,982, Knoll. 4 Birch ‘Short’ chair, by Marcel Breuer, £1,780, Isokon Plus; cushion covered with ‘Morgan HB164-1’, by Hill Brown, £537.40 per m, Turnell & Gigon. 5 Canvas ‘Wassily’ chair, by Marcel Breuer, £1,333, Knoll; with ashtray, by Bauhaus Archiv, £120, Alessi. 6 Three-tiered ebonised-oak table, £4,560, Rose Uniacke; with ashtray, by Bauhaus Archiv, £110; tall basket, by Bauhaus Archiv, £65; cream jug, by Bauhaus Archiv, £195 (for a four-piece set); all Alessi. 7 Dark brown ‘Barcelona’ chair, by…