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The World of Interiors December 2018

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Just as it avoids overly fashionable décor, Interiors gives a wide berth to words beloved of marketing men. So our house owners don’t go on decorating ‘journeys’ or find kitchens to be ‘the heart of’ their homes. Colour rarely ‘pops’ (unless it’s being used by Andy Warhol), and can’t any meagre mix of styles be dubbed ‘eclectic’? Never let it be said someone appearing in our pages has ‘curated’ their objects – we save that for people who actually work in museums. So it might seem rum to theme an issue around a concept that, on the face of it, appears modish and rather meaningless. Isn’t every Tom, Dick and Harry Bertoia an ‘icon’ these days?It’s very much to be hoped not, since a number of designers, makers, architects and…

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(PHOTOGRAPHY: SIMON WITHAM (6, 10))1 To mark the centenary of the birth of Henning Koppel, its longtime collaborator, Georg Jensen has introduced the ‘Koppel’ collection. It includes his ‘Caravel’ cutlery in a new black finish (£105 for a five-piece setting) and ‘1041’ dish (£112,000), the original of which was destroyed because it didn’t quite meet the renowned designer’s exacting standards. Ring 00 45 38 14 98 98, or visit georgjensen.com.2 Geometric shapes are sempiternal – which is exactly why they so appealed to Alexander Girard. Three of his archival textile designs have been reinterpreted as flatweave rugs by Maharam. ‘Plus’ (shown here), ‘Steps’ and ‘Check’ all come in three colourways and cost from $2,000 for a 2.74 × 1.83m version. Ring 001 800 645 3943, or visit maharam.com.3 Two hundred…

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mackintosh down to a tea

in the front salon a central baldachin, which was recreated by joiner Frank McGourlick, is topped by an orb of flowers. Ladderback chairs faithful to Mackintosh originals were made by Angus Ross and low ones by Bruce Hamilton.a forest theme unites the rooms. A relief of stylised trees lines this onestairs lead up to the gallery from the street entrance.these glazed panels were made by Rab MacInnes and Linda Cannon and incorporate oval beads by master glass-blower Simon Eccles of Wolverhampton School of Art.THE INTERIOR is a sacred grove, dotted with dappled pools and scented roses. You sense the sunbeams on your face, but also the furnaces of the gods below, showering sparks of rubies and diamonds. You tread lightly over the greenery about your feet as curious exotic flowers…

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antennae roundup

1 ‘Original 1227’ desk lamp, by George Carwardine, £195, Anglepoise.2 ‘Petalo’ tables, by Charlotte Perriand, £3,865 for a set of five, Cassina.3 Bauhaus teapot, by Marianne Brandt, £7,798 approx, Tecnolumen.4 Le Corbusier colour fan, £61, Les Couleurs.5 ‘Barcelona’ daybed, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, £10,860, Knoll.6 ‘Knize Pentagondodekaeder’ pendant light, by Adolf Loos, £7,843 approx, Woka.7 ‘Untitled Conf 675’ rug, by Gunta Stölzl, £9,000, Christopher Farr.8 ‘Serie B’ glassware, by Josef Hoffmann for Lobmeyr, from £158 approx for a liqueur glass, Les Ateliers Courbet. All prices include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book1 ‘Willow’ armchair, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, £4,600, Cassina.2 ‘Strawberry Thief’ fabric (from top: slate/vellum; crimson/slate), by Morris & Co, £62 per m, Style Library.3 ‘Chippendale’ mirror, £480, Looking Glass of Bath.4 William Kent-style scroll-leg table,…

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strokes of genius

USM, metal-working since 1885USM In the new millennium, two key milestones were achieved by the ‘USM Haller’ modular furniture system. Its status as an icon of 20th-century design was secured in 2001, after being included in the permanent collection of the Moma, New York. And in 2015, it could trumpet having been on the market for 50 years solid. In other words, both the critical community and the public had delivered their verdicts.he family business launched in 1885 as a locksmith’s in Munsingen, Switzerland, where it remains to this day. Having diversified into window fittings, in the early 1960s USM, in a desire to modernise, commissioned architect Fritz Haller to design a factory and office pavilion utilising a flexible steel-construction system. Out of this experience, the modular furniture system, based…

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All titles can be ordered for the prices indicated (plus £4.50 or £8 UK p&p) from the World of Interiors Bookshop on 0871 911 1747Residents of both superyachts and river barges may live at society’s fringes, but with sea levels on the rise, they’re looking like canny alternatives to bricks and mortar. As its title suggests, ROCK THE BOAT: BOATS, CABINS AND HOMES ON THE WATER [1] (by Alisa Kotmair; Gestalten, rrp £40, WoI price £34) captures the living/work/leisure arrangements of those brave souls prepared to think outside of our landlubberly boxes. Paddle past a Philip Johnson-style glass cuboid bobbing about in Amsterdam, a floating Finnish sauna and a manmade ‘island’ off Vancouver. If all that space-saving design cramps your style, revel in double-page panoramas showing, say, a waterborne hotel…