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Homes & Antiques May 2019

Homes & Antiques is the magazine for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era, providing a unique mix of the very best of the old with the very best of the new. That's why, as well as being the official magazine of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, every issue delivers an inspirational blend of heritage and lifestyle.

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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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12 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
antiques to get excited about

Shape, quality, rarity, patina, provenance… the elements that attract us to a certain antique or vintage piece are varied and fascinating. Take production designer Tony Halton, for example. In his Georgian villa (from page 64) he blends formal Regency pieces with much-loved junk-shop finds. For Tony, ‘the thrill is in finding a bargain’. For other collectors, such as George Sims and Hannah Wright, it’s material and quality that make something irresistible. Their passion for well-made timber furniture has led to a home that is filled with amazing mid-century finds, from a medley of famous and little-known designers. Take a look from page 90. For columnist Jay Blades (p29), who seeks out unloved pieces and transforms them into extraordinary items, it’s all about the silhouette. He’s even been known to dive into a…

1 min.
my five favourite pieces in this issue…

JUST MY CUP OF TEA I have totally fallen for the latest, unexpectedly geometric, Emma Bridgewater designs. Classic, yet cool. EN VOGUE This print of a Vogue cover from 1929, by illustrator Eduardo Benito, packs a real art deco punch. COLOUR CLASSIC The Togo sofa from Ligne Roset is an icon, and this vintage number in a rich blue hue is to die for. AS SEEN ON SCREEN A prop from the 1980s version of Brideshead Revisited, this Homer sculpture was found by one canny collector. LUXE LOUIS An ultra-rare Louis Vuitton trunk, made from aluminium, that fetched over £160,000 at auction.…

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homes & antiques

Editorial Editor Mel Sherwood Production Editor Rachel Nott Senior Houses Editor Katie Pike Senior Staff Writer Sophie Hannam Editorial and Picture Assistant Katy Layton Antiques Writer Caroline Wheater Design Art Director Christianne Raymer Deputy Art Editor Kirsty Lyons Advertising Group Advertising Manager Laura Jones Advertising Manager Heather Golden Senior Brand Sales Executive Sophie North Brand Sales Executives Robyn Gollop, Olivia King, Phil Wallington Classified Sales Executive Molly Davies Advertising Designer Libby Parfitt Marketing & Production Subscriptions Director Jacky Perales-Morris Junior Direct Marketing Executive Emma Hunter Director of Licensing and Syndication Tim Hudson Syndication Manager Richard Bentley Production Director Sarah Powell Production Manager Emily Mounter PR Manager Toby Hicks Publishing Managing Director Marie Davies Promotions and Partnerships Manager Rosa Sherwood Group Managing Director Andy Marshall CEO Tom Bureau…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Paul Atterbury spoke to Janet Gleeson about rare Blue John Paul is a writer, lecturer, curator and broadcaster, who has been involved with art, antiques and social history for much of his life. He has been an Antiques Roadshow expert for 29 years. ‘If I couldn’t find a watercolour by Eric Ravilious or an Australian landscape by Arthur Streeton, I’d settle for a glorious piece of Blue John with silver-gilt mounts by Matthew Boulton.’ Sarah Bagouin-Harris interviewed in ‘Meet the Maker’ Sarah has been a professional potter for two years and is based in Exeter. She crafts ceramics decorated with gold lustre. ‘Something that I could find myself, or stumble across in second-hand shops. Perhaps books with some kind of note or handwritten message inside. I love how personal those messages can be, and the…

2 min.

Celebrating Bauhaus I read with interest the excellent article by Alice Hancock on the Bauhaus movement and László Moholy-Nagy’s (congratulations on using the accents!) involvement in establishing the New Bauhaus in Chicago. I recently visited Bácsbokod in southern Hungary, where László Moholy-Nagy came from, and I saw his place of birth – now a private residence – which is in the Bácsborsód part of the village. László Gróf, Oxford Nostalgia Trip Seeing the Regency sofa table in Caroline Wheater’s ‘Star Sales’ feature in the April 2019 issue took me straight back to my childhood. I have such fond memories of visiting my grandmother in her Norfolk home, watching her arrange gorgeous bouquets of flowers on a table very similar to the one you featured. Now that I know they are available for such a reasonable…

3 min.
the month

the PATTERN THE GLASSHOUSE The intricate flourishes and soft shades of vintage botanical prints make our hearts beat a little faster and that’s exactly what’s inspired the latest collection of fabrics and wallpapers from Sanderson. Calathea Botanical Green fabric (on table) costs £59 per m. stylelibrary.com/sanderson the ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF PARKER KNOLL To mark this landmark birthday, Parker Knoll is releasing two sofa collections prompted by the Twenties and Thirties; two of its most defining decades. The ranges include the tantalisingly squishy Hoxton (pictured below), from £1,826, and the classic button-backed Wycombe with sumptuous seat, from £2,066. parkerknoll.co.uk the COLLECTION MIRRORS FROM POOKY We all know Pooky for its pretty pendants, dazzling desk lights and tempting table lamps, and now we’re struggling to resist its latest drop of mirrors. A new foray for the lighting brand,…