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The World of Interiors February 2018

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1 Laurence McGovern’s fascination with the history of lighting (he doubles as an antique dealer) radiates from his fittings for Lorfords Antiques’ contemporary ‘Created’ collection. Pictured: ‘Hoxton’ articulated desk lamp (£564) and ‘Mercer’ swing wall light (£432), which are available in various finishes. Ring 020 3434 3133, or visit lorfordsantiques.com. 2 Follow in a centuries-long tradition and surface your floors with endgrain wooden blocks. These ‘high-craft’, sustainable ‘Centrepiece Hex’ (top) and ‘Centre piece Basic’ are made in Sweden from the heartwood of young birch and spruce respectively (meaning each block features a tree centre), and can be finished in various ways. From £96 per sq m. Ring Björg Form and Arkitektur on 00 46 70 509 2040, or visit bjorg.se. 3 Since setting up workshop four years after completing an archaeology degree…

1 min.
antennae roundup

3 min.
the greatest capes

Based in Zurich, Switzerland, 4Spaces creates fabrics and wallcoverings that break the traditional mould of the textile industry and its trends. Simple and tactile, its products combine time-tested handicraft techniques with character, individuality and the latest technology. Shown here is a cape made of ‘Plastic Fantastic’, lined with ‘Boho’ – a raffia-like patchwork fabric – and with a pocket of ‘Napoli’, which has an open-knit construction. Designed by the firm’s creative director, Michele Rondelli, all the above are available in double-width (300cm). For more information, ring 00 41 43 366 89 45, or visit 4spaces.ch. Originally launched as an interior-design company, Colony has specialised in luxury home fabrics and wallcoverings since 1980. The firm takes inspiration from classic French, Venetian, Piedmontese and Oriental interiors to create its elegant fabrics, reinterpreting traditional…

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THE ANATOMY OF COLOUR: THE STORY OF HERITAGE PAINTS AND PIGMENTS (by Patrick Baty; Thames and Hudson, rrp £35) In October 1892 Robert Louis Stevenson faced a colour conundrum. Writing from Samoa to a friend in London he just couldn’t quite describe the red wallpaper he coveted to replace a scheme of ‘topazy yellow’. ‘It’s not Turkish and it’s not Roman and it’s not Indian, but it seems to partake of the two last, and yet it can’t be either of them because it ought to be able to go with vermilion,’ he agonised. A few years later, in 1907, Arthur Seymour Jennings, a prolific author on decorating, mused: ‘If half-a-dozen practical painters, experienced in colour mixing, were asked separately to mix a given colour, say a sea green, it…

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on the dot

2 min.
serious pursuits

In 1912, David Bomberg was set to become one of the most brilliant painters of his generation. Trained by Sickert and toasted by Sargent, the hot-headed young gun had enrolled at the Slade and was taking tradition to task. Just 45 years later, he was dead, penniless and forgotten, unable to recover from the trauma of World War I. These themes of talent and tragedy loom large in Andrew Graham-Dixon’s excellent 2014 BBC documentary, David Bomberg: Prophet in No Man’s Land, which on 18 JANUARY, is being shown at PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY to celebrate its exhibition on the Modern master. And Bomberg’s not the only iconoclast to be found at the Chichester gallery. Running concurrently is a very different, though equally emotional display of Paula Rego’s sketchbooks, which open a…