The World of Interiors

The World of Interiors November 2019

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
USD 48.43
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1 Illustrator Laura Carlin and graphic designer Jo Briggs like a good yarn. Finding tiles to be the perfect vehicle for this, the pair established Such Stories. Their wares are made and printed with the former’s artworks in the heart of the UK’s pottery industry, Stoke-on-Trent. Prices start at £25 per off-the-peg tile, with commissions also undertaken. Ring 07766 011344, or visit suchstories.co.uk. 2 Ezequiel Farca and Cristina Grappin consider Mexico’s traditional ‘Equipale’ chair to be ‘perfectly designed and made’. That’s a lot to live up to when attempting a contemporary rendition, as the two architects did with this stainless-steel and handwoven-palm ‘Academia’ ($890). Ring 01152 55 5292 5115, or visit farcagrappin.com. 3 Sebastien and Valentina Nobile seem as keen to promote the versatility of their glassware as they are the ancient…

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antennae roundup

2 min.
fringe festival

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GERRIT RIETVELD: WEALTH OF SOBRIETY (photography by Arjan Bronkhorst; Lectura Cultura, rrp £66) Exhaustive but in no way exhausting, this lovingly compiled bilingual tome takes us far beyond Rietveld’s groundbreaking house built for Truus Schröder in 1924 in Utrecht and his ‘Red Blue’ chair. A foreword by the architect’s grandchildren reveals that only in the early 1990s did they discover that more than 100 of his houses had been built. This beautifully illustrated homage takes us into the heart of 20 designed and built between 1924 and 1964, and with over 500 pages – largely of photography – it offers an unprecedented opportunity to study the masterful detail that elevated Rietveld’s work. Although he later distanced himself from the De Stijl movement, Rietveld was very much part of that moment. He…

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plate class

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serious pursuits

Shortly before blowing millions of pounds on restoring Medieval AUCKLAND CASTLE in County Durham, philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer had a confession to make. ‘My heart does not thrill to architraves,’ he said. It might seem an odd thing to say given the painstaking nature of what followed, but Ruffer was motivated by altruism – reviving the depressed surrounding town – more than aesthetics. ‘Heritage,’ he went on, ‘comes second.’ Still, heritage has done pretty well out of his generosity. Thanks to him, the palace of the bishops of Durham, which has just opened to the public, is looking as splendid as it did in the 1790s, when James Wyatt went full Georgian-Gothic inside. Visitors can now take in the processional route he created, as well as St Peter’s Chapel, the state…