The World of Interiors

The World of Interiors February 2021

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antennae roundup

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vein glorious

A deep love of marble is the driving force behind Stone Objects, a firm that specialises in antique marble basins and sinks. For over 20 years, its founder Dominique Desimpel has travelled to all ends of Europe in search of rare stone objects in striking colours, patinas and patterns. Naturally, no two pieces in its collection are the same, as each has been hand-picked for its mesmerising veins, unique shape and type of stone local to the region where it was quarried. Whether it’s a palatial semi-circular, deep-red weathered marble basin sourced from Verona or a timelessly chic black-and-white rectangular stone sink with a central oval basin rescued from northern France, each piece in the Stone Objects collection has a unique story to tell. Its website is a wonderful source…

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JAPANESE DESIGN SINCE 1945: A COMPLETE SOURCEBOOK (by Naomi Pollock; Thames & Hudson, rrp £50) Only readers now in their fifties or older will remember that the arrival of Japanese vehicles in Britain in the 1970s meant that for the first time in our history you could be sure that the car would start on a cold morning. Perhaps that breakthrough was the harbinger of what now seems like a Japanophile era in the West, and also of the softening of the resistance of many at the time to buying either Japanese or German goods. The two decades that followed the Osaka Expo of 1970, and which also saw the arrival of the Sony Walkman in its many editions, proved to be a highwater mark in our awareness of Japanese…

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laid to arrest

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serious pursuits

THINGS TO SEE Throw off the winter gloom with a bracing walk around the gardens of WADDESDON, which look unseasonably becoming now that the annual light festival, an almost aurora-like spectacular, has returned for a welcome extra run from 7-31 JANUARY (details: uk). We can thank lockdown for that particular bonus and for the debut of SPIRIT ANIMALS, an online gathering until 10 JANUARY of leading ethnographic dealers who, in normal times (remember those?), would be plying their antique masks and shields in the flesh at the Tribal Art London fair right now (details: THINGS TO DO On 11 JANUARY, the Milk Tray by now all spent, you’ll be glad of something new to tuck into. As Diana Vreeland herself might have said, why don’t you… make your own CHARLESTON-INSPIRED LAMPSHADE?…