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The World of Interiors October 2018

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1 Servomuto’s lights are entirely handmade by Italian craftsmen, a fact the company is justifiably proud of. Many, including these ‘Alghero’ wall sconces (available in black or orange; £120 approx each), are limited editions. So best get your skates on. Ring 00 39 0291 668 674, or visit servomuto.com.2 There’s surely no shortage of used sari material available to Luke Irwin for his recycled ‘Sari Silk’ hand-knotted rugs (£1,245 per sq m): each garment requires five to eight metres of fabric. Shown from top: ‘Lal’ and ‘Baingani’, two of 20-odd available, many of which reflect the original colours. Ring 020 7730 6070, or visit lukeirwin.com.3 Sorting the wheat from the chaff, or the low-grade granite from the lapis lazuli, has been Gerald Culli ford’s aim for nigh-on 50 years. Its…

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up with the new

below shelves stacked with Angel’s block collection, Maria Yiannikkou’s ‘Bird Chatter’ design covers a cushion (left) and the chaise; the green seat cushions are a Yateley design, ‘Chambers’, while the pattern on the blue cushion on the far right is called ‘Ethel’s’.Maria’s ‘Deer Deer’ and ‘The Hare’ flank Yateley’s ‘Globe’. For the team, the challenge of a digital collection lay in capturing ‘the life in the surface’ of hand-blocked clothANGEL HUGHES doesn’t really do new. ‘Everything I buy is second-hand,’ she says, looking around the treasure-trove rooms behind her shop in Barnes, southwest London. Out front, Tobias and the Angel sells the things she has mined from the past: antique homewares, vintage textiles given new life as accessories or Christmas decorations, wooden furniture made to traditional designs. On the last…

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antennae roundup

For details see page 278All prices include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book1 ‘Stepney’ pendant light, £342, Vaughan. 2 ‘Active’ emulsion (from top: ‘English Pear’; ‘Artichoke’; ‘Botanical Garden’), by Sanderson, £47 per 2.5 litres, Style Library. 3 ‘Edgar’ sofa, £5,695, Beaumont & Fletcher. 4 ‘Duval-Alexander’ sofa, £12,814, McKinnon & Harris. 5 Verdigris-copper bath, £5,422, William Holland. 6 ‘Forres’ planters, from £540 each, Bronzino. 7 ‘Trianon’ trimming (from top: ‘NCT512-04’; ‘Muette NCT513-04’), by Nina Campbell, £35 per m, Osborne & Little. 8 ‘D-Rajput Fantasy’, from £173.88 per sq m, Iksel. (PHOTOGRAPHY: LIAM STEVENS (2, 7))All prices include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book1 ‘Sophie’ armchair, by Federica Biasi, £4,572, Gallotti & Radice. 2 ‘Katya’ dining table, £21,191, Davidson. 3 ‘Campiello’, by Antonio Citterio, £7,460, Flexform. 4 ‘Benjamin’ handles, by…

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pride of place

With its unceasing momentum, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour continues to evolve and develop, championing the design world with a confident vision. On every floor, discover designs from a collective of undisputed world-class talent. With 120 international showrooms and more than 600 brands, it is all at one address.With its keen eye on the future, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has created more spaces for international brands to thrive and flourish. They’ve been carefully selected for their impeccable credentials, so it’s no wonder this renowned hub is the first port of call for design enthusiasts around the world.Opposite: ‘Sugar’ armchair, Julian Chichester. ‘Artemisia 8’ vase, by Wunderkammer, Miles x Bookshop. ‘Hughes’ dining table, Arteriors. Flamingo pink/gold and mint green/gold ‘Phenomena’ floor lamps, by Bomma, Poliform. ‘Costerman’s Garden’ wallcovering, Iksel Decorative Arts. ‘Brera’…

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hello, dollies

Moulay Sultan, a bearded male doll complete with djellaba, lurks in ivy next to his wife, Arousa, and three other femalesFatima Zorah Aimran, a 13-year-old villager, shows off her handiwork in the family sitting roomdolls made by Amina Costa, 11, are propped against canes in a corner of the gardenSoukeina Aimran Bando (left) and Soraya Gharabi embark on a new batchROHUNA is a village of 400 people, located 60km south of Tangier, on the Atlantic coast of what is known as old Spanish Morocco. There are a few wild olive trees, along with a sprinkling of fig and carob trees around a handful of stone houses with zinc roofs. The overall impression is of a sort of shanty town, set in a grandiose landscape, like the apparition of a god.I…

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copy and paste

‘Houghton’, seen here in close-up, is De Gournay’s interpretation of the patternin the De Gournay paper made for the Countess of Cholmondeley, coloured birds sit on monochrome stems and branches. Birdcages and perches were a feature of Chinese bird-and-flower wallpapers from the end of the 18th century.the apparent naturalism of the paper contrasts with the formality of William Kent’s interior. The walnut-and-gesso armchairs are robustly KentianFEW ROOMS as lovely as the Cabinet, in a corner of Houghton Hall in Norfolk, owe their appearance to financial exigency. Nor can there be many instances in English decoration of hand-painted Chinese wallpaper chosen as a pragmatic solution to the depredations of the salesroom. Across the walls of Houghton’s Cabinet fans a tracery of silver-white branches against a blue ground the colour of Ceylon…