The World of Interiors

The World of Interiors December 2020

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antennae roundup

address book

Abbott & Boyd. Ring 020 7351 9986, or visit Amara. Ring 0800 587 7645, or visit Andrew Martin, 60 Sloane Ave, London SW3 (020 7225 5105; Annie Sloan. Ring 01865 803168, or visit Aram Store, 110 Drury Lane, London WC2 (020 7557 7557; Argile, 555 King’s Rd, London SW6 (020 7736 6260; Arte, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London (0800 500 3335; A Rum Fellow. Ring 020 8245 6779, or visit Atelier Ellis. Ring 020 3931 6296, or visit Balineum. Ring 020 7431 9364, or visit B&B Italia, 250 Brompton Rd, London SW3 (020 7591 8111; Beaumont & Fletcher, 261 Fulham Rd, London SW3 (020 7352 5594; Benjamin Moore, 263 Fulham Rd, London SW3 (020 7351 1489; Bennison…

the colour collective

WEDGWOOD prides itself on being the home of diverse originals and timeless luxury ceramics. With 261 years of British craftsmanship under its belt, the brand has the power to ignite contemporary individualism in home style. Bold, individual, heritage design codes break down traditional notions of luxury thanks to eye-catching ranges – curated by emerging tastemakers – to create one-of-a-kind tableware and interior schemes. Feel free to embrace intuition. Be it distinctive colours, textures or patterns, break the rules with confidence. Wedgwood helps the curious and the creative to design inspirational spaces to suit their own fancies and foibles. For details, visit FRITZ HANSEN is introducing 16 new colours for its instantly recognisable Arne Jacobsen seating – thanks to a collaboration with the visionary editor, design curator and gallerist Carla Sozzani. These…


Rejecting the ‘petty snobbery’ of his upbringing, in 1973 Daniel Meadows took to the road for 14 weeks in a 1948 Leyland double-decker bus that he’d bought for £360.20. He visited 22 towns and cities, making photographic portraits of 958 ordinary people. This set the tone for all his projects. In his heyday, he captured places such as Darlington, Moss Side and Portsmouth, when poor communities were still tight-knit and before the streetscape was saturated by brands. Here’s a Salford steeplejack lolling atop a chimney; a crowd rapt by Wimbledon in an electrical-goods shop window; a severe old man washing up in a titty apron. Seeing the camera as a ‘tool for social engagement’, DANIEL MEADOWS: NOW AND THEN: ENGLAND 1970-2015 [1] (Bodleian, rrp £25, WoI price £22.50) is free…

southern comforters

ALABAMA GETS cold in the winter. We might more readily think of heat, particularly since a warm climate is needed to cultivate cotton – the crop that, perhaps more than any other, has shaped the state’s complex history. But on chillier evenings, you might want a quilt over you; in a house without insulation or central heating, you might need four or five. Stella Mae Pettway made her first quilt when she was about 12. She started out younger, first helping her mother sort the different coloured pieces and fluff up the cotton batting. In the day, she worked in the fields like everyone else. Initially, sewing was a requirement; now, at 68, she tells me ‘it’s a joy’. The first quilt top Stella ever pieced was a ‘Pig in the…

flying colours