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The World of Interiors April 2018

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4 min.

1 Jacques Biny’s fittings see the light of day once again. His 1950s models, most of which feature adjustable fins to direct the beam, have been reissued by DCW Editions – albeit with modern updates like leds and usb ports. The ‘Biny’ collection starts at £171 approx for a spotlight. Ring 00 33 1 40 21 37 60, or visit dcwe.fr. 2 Dienst & Dotter Antikviteter specialises in all things Scandinavian – including these purewhite candles (from $22 per pair). Handmade in Sweden, with diameters ranging from 22 to 70mm, they burn straight and evenly and are virtually dripless. What more could you ask for from a stick of wax and wick? Ring 001 212 861 1200, or visit dienstanddotter.com. 3 As a sequel to his resin-soaked-felt furniture range, Fran çois Bauchet…

7 min.
his real highness

WHEN THE 18-year-old Henry Prince of Wales lay dying of typhoid fever in 1612, his younger brother Charles brought one of his favourite things to his bedside to hold: a bronze pacing horse. Based on a monumental statue by Giambologna, it was one of 15 precious small sculptures that had been presented to Prince Henry by Cosimo II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Henry’s preference reflected his passion for horsemanship and his contact with the most sophisticated of continental court culture. But most of all it revealed his deep love of art. In his short life he assembled fine groups of northern European and Italian paintings, sculpture, antique coins, medals and gems; these treasures formed the core of what his brother would build into a collection of almost legendary status. At the…

2 min.
antennae roundup

5 min.
hand of the free

ARTIST Wayne Pate describes his creative brain as ‘a flea market’. Brought up in a suburb of Dallas, he says early inspiration came from visits to his Grandma and Papa, who lived two hours out of town in a small wooden house. ‘Papa had worked on the railroads and was a hoarder. He had a backyard full of junk – bits of cars, nails, shutter hinges. It fired my imagination. I used to play there for hours.’ Forty years on, play has turned to work, the metamorphosis complete and surprising as grub to butterfly. In the front room of a comfortable Brooklyn brownstone, the house he shares with his wife, fashion designer Rebecca Taylor, and their three children, Wayne paints confident, elegant compositions on canvas, builds spare, graceful collages in smoky…

2 min.
greater scapes

24 min.

LATIF AL ANI (by Tamara Chalabi et al; Hatje Cantz, rrp £40 approx) Few countries provoke as much fear and sorrow as contemporary Iraq. Over the last few decades, through the vicious excesses of Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship, Gulf wars, the catastrophic USled invasion of 2003, the brutality of Abu Ghraib, Isis and all the resulting social anarchy, the country has become a sad parable for descent into chaos. How did the Cradle of Civilisation turn into the home of horror? It’s impossible to read this book without a sense of great tragedy. Latif Al Ani – ‘the father of Iraqi photography’ – was born in Iraq in 1932 and still lives in Baghdad. His life is a classic tale of devotion to his chosen creative art. Given his first camera at…