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The World of Interiors October 2019

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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

6 min.
min hogg 1938-2019

Min kept two special files in her office drawers, and during 19 years as founder and editor of Interiors had ample opportunity to fill both. ‘REALLY NICE LETTERS’ overflowed with appreciative correspondence from professional and amateur design devotees whose eyes had been opened by the magazine’s unique coverage of everything from taxidermy squirrels to minimalist apartments. ‘RIP-OFFS’ was even more crammed, this time with pages torn – crossly – from titles that had copied WoI’s stories and styling features. As a journalist determined to remain as interested in what she published as her readers, Min never understood why editors submitted to plagiarism: ‘Why can’t they get their own ideas?’ But fresh thinking came more easily to her than most. It’s what allowed her to create a magazine that changed the…

2 min.
the world of interiors

EDITOR Rupert Thomas CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jessica Hayns ART DIRECTOR Mark Lazenby DEPUTY EDITOR Nathalie Wilson ASSOCIATE EDITOR, PARIS Marie-France Boyer FINE ARTS & FEATURES EDITOR Charlotte Edwards SENIOR EDITORIAL STYLIST Miranda Sinclair EDITORIAL STYLIST Max Egger EDITORIAL MANAGER/INSPIRATION EDITOR Grace McCloud CHIEF SUB-EDITOR Damian Thompson ART EDITORS Simon Witham Liam Stevens NEW YORK EDITOR Carol Prisant FOUNDING EDITOR Min Hogg PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Sarah Jenson COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Xenia Dilnot ACTING PRODUCTION CONTROLLER Skye Meelboom ACTING PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR Milly Aylott Harvey COMMERCIAL, PAPER & DISPLAY PRODUCTION CONTROLLER Martin MacMillan CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Richard Kingerlee NEWSTRADE MARKETING MANAGER Olivia Streatfield SUBSCRIPTION Patrick Foilleret (Director) Anthea Denning (Creative Design Manager) Lucy Rogers-Coltman, Brittany Mills (Direct Marketing Managers) Alan Paterson (Database Insight and Marketing Manager) Claudia Long (Assistant Promotions and Marketing Manager) PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Emma Redmayne PA TO PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Freya Hill ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Sophie Catto Emma Hiley (acting) ASSOCIATE PUBLISHERS (EUROPE) Alexandra Bernard (Tel: +33 5 5652 5761 E-mail:…

4 min.

1 Where Plain English goes its younger sister company, British Standard, eventually follows with more affordable versions of its wares – the latest being ready-made room dividing screens (from £900), which come in set sizes unglazed, allowing you to install your preferred style of toughened glass. Ring 020 7870 7688, or visit britishstandardcupboards.co.uk. 2 Cool factor: Big Chill’s client list currently reads like a who’s who in Hollywood, but it can’t be too long before it reflects the arrival of the company’s retro-style, 423-litre-capacity fridge (£2,995) in Blighty. Energy rated A+, it’s available in six colours. Visit bigchill.com. 3 If you’re a fan of quiet colours and coordinates you can just forget Schum acher’s ‘Liber tine’ collection. It’s the work of fashion designer Johnson Hartig, a man with a far-from-tame aesthetic. The…

6 min.
borders sans frontieres

AS WITH so many great ideas, the inspiration behind Rebecca Cole’s latest collection was incidental and unexpected. It started with a hat. About nine years ago the textile designer had taken a step back from fabrics and was living in rural France with her two small children, concentrating on painting while her husband jetted between their half-built house and his native Nigeria. ‘We lived a sort of idyll,’ she says, ‘DIY, painting and childcare all rolled into one.’ But then she began to reflect. ‘I thought: I trained in textiles and yet I’m not doing anything in textiles.’ It was around this time, while talking to her father-in-law on one occasion, that she noticed his hat. It was a splendid thing, made of strips of woven cotton in neutral and…

6 min.
designs on the future

There is a surge of confidence and energy at London’s Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Europe’s leading design destination, home to 600 international brands, is flourishing, and expanding as never before. This is about much more than meeting high demand for additional space: future plans represent an ambition to increase the breadth of what is on offer, attracting more highly influential names, design-savvy consumers and creating an indispensable hub for the industry. A world of new possibilities is opening up with exciting opportunities for visitors to connect with decision makers and world-class creatives, attend events and engage with experts in their fields. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is already the first port of call for interior designers, architects and specifiers looking for the best in design and decoration. It is an astonishing…

3 min.
antennae roundup

For details see page 276 PHOTOGRAPHY: LIAM STEVENS (1,7)…