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The World of Interiors February 2019

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1 When crafting the ‘Minnewaska’ chandelier ($14,400) from silver, Jonah Meyer of Saw kille Co channels the skills of his father, a smith who also worked the soft and luminescent metal. Ring 001 845 217 7890, or visit sawkille.com. 2 If these plates seem familiar it’s because the two pat terns, ‘Chaw ton Rose bud Moiré’ (top) and ‘Chawton Vine’, have appeared on these pages before as wall papers. (They were copied by Ham ilton Weston using 19th-century scraps found at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Hampshire.) Hand-painted to order by Sophie Andrews, a Janeite blogger, the plates cost £75 each, with a percentage going to the above institution. Visit Laughing with Lizzie on etsy.com. 3 Jamb has a knack for fashioning fabulous reproductions, be it a fireplace or, as here, furniture.…

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antennae roundup

1 Cable-knit cashmere, £495 each, Ralph Lauren Home. 2 Verbena single throw, £120, Society Limonta. 3 Merino-wool ‘Tri Blok’, by Shepherd, £440, The New Craftsmen. 4 ‘Romantic’ bedspread, £499, Yves Delorme. 5 Quilted velvet, £225, Toast. 6 Merino-wool and linen, £334, Volga Linen. 7 Gorse Welsh blanket, £285, Tinsmiths. 8 ‘Husky THZ506-01’, by Zinc Textile, £590, Romo. All prices include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book 1 ‘October’, by Chloe Baird, £220, Slowdown Studio. 2 ‘Drawi’, £265, Caravane. 3 Dot pattern, by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, £317, The Conran Shop. 4 Crimson ‘Four In Hand’, £1,150, Loro Piana. 5 ‘Evening Blanket’, £3,160, Hermès. 6 Mohair, by Lena Rewell, £552 approx, Svenskt Tenn. 7 Double ‘Origins’, $895, Swans Island. 8 ‘Ridley’, by Missoni Home, £214, Amara. All prices include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book…

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anatomy of a fabric

ALCANTARA Discover the contemporary colours, unexpected patterns and 3D effects of Alcantara’s ‘Alchimia’ collection. Alcantara is a unique material born from the blend of technology and tradition, and can dress any surface, imbuing it with character and soft comfort. The collection highlights the real essence of the medium, showing its versatility through a range of different techniques. A registered trademark and certified carbon-neutral, Alcantara is a proud ambassador of ‘Made in Italy’. Background: ‘Alcantara Shape A396’. Draped: ‘Alcantara Tara 101’, by Inga Sempé. Skirt: ‘Alcantara Helen 1100’. All fabrics are available from Altfield. Ring 020 7351 5893, or visit altfield.com. THESIGN means exclusive luxury textiles for the world’s top designers – the best of classic glamour, natural indulgence and cutting-edge innovation. Its collections feature some of the finest fabrics and wall-coverings…

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DIOR AND HIS DECORATORS: VICTOR GRANDPIERRE, GEORGES GEFFROY AND THE NEW LOOK (by Maureen Footer; Vendome, rrp £50) Doubtless Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy will need little introduction to many readers of this magazine. But for anyone unfamiliar with their oeuvre I have one word: portières. Gosh, they loved them. After ploughing through this ambitious tome you could be forgiven for thinking the two grands fromages of postwar French interiors were competing to see who could use them most. There they are framing a fireplace in Gloria Guinness’s Paris flat, courtesy of Geffroy, so that the chimney piece looks as though it’s squashed in a fitting room. And what are those flanking a sarcophagus of a bath (silver-plated and topped with – horreur! – swan taps) that Grand pierre installed…

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sipper club

1 ‘Wine Therapy’, by Baccarat, £795 for six, Harrods. 2 Emerald-green cut-glass tumbler, £28, Penny Morrison. 3 ‘Diamond Line’ martini glass, by Waterford, £105 for a pair, Harrods. 4 ‘Broughton’ highball glass, £98 approx, Ralph Lauren Home. 5 Cerise ‘Cliff’, by Murano, £220, Willer. 6 ‘Cuttings’, by Martino Gamper, £150, Stable of Ireland. 7 Faceted crystal tumbler, £36.95 for a pair, Graham & Green. 8 Green ‘Idra Murano’, by Nason Moretti, £52, The Conran Shop. ‘Lys’ plate, by Duralex, from £17.99 for six, Glass Co. Pewter plate, £45, Wentworth Pewter. All prices include VAT. For suppliers’ details see Address Book 1 ‘Image’, £75 approx, Vanessa Mitrani. 2 ‘Picardie’, by Duralex, £10 for four, Glass Co. 3 Recycled wine glass, £8.50, Baileys. 4 Picnic tumbler, £10, The White Company. 5 Recycled drinking…

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serious pursuits

1 Anonymous Tibetan weaver, Red Flayed Tiger, 1900-50, Tomorrow’s Tigers, Sotheby’s, 29 Jan-4 Feb. ‘These majestic animals must remain to remind us of the magic inherent in reality.’ So says Gary Hume, one of the artists designing limited-edition rugs for TOMORROW’S TIGERS, a project in support of the T×2 goal to double wild numbers of the big cats by 2022. Pieces by the likes of Bernard Frize and Rose Wylie, in collaboration with Christopher Farr, are inspired by traditional Tibetan tiger rugs, a number of which will also be on show at Sotheby’s 29 JANUARY-4 FEBRUARY.Tiger rugs were created to protect praying monks; help protect the tigers so they still burn bright. Details: 020 7293 5000; wwf.org.uk.BRITAIN7 JANUARY-8 FEBRUARY THE NATIONAL GALLERY, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON WC2 BRITISH EMPIRE LECTURES. Grand Tour:…