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The World of Interiors April 2017

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5 min.
antennae

1 ‘I see red and white...’ said Jessica Ogden to APC about their 12th collaboration. It draws on the tomato hues that became popular with quilters in the 19th century after the advent of colour-fast dyes. From left: quilt (£255) and cushions (£115 each) Ring 020 7287 9659, or visit apc.fr. 2 Glass act: utilising the eighthgeneration Viennese glassmaker Lobmeyr’s traditional techniques to create contemporary designs, Martino Gamper has made over the classic whiskey tumbler. The ‘Neo Selected’ range comprises 18 models – yours from £76.50 approx each. Ring 00 43 512 05 08, or visit lobmeyr.at. 3 Old-school LP lovers and recent converts alike will appreciate spinning their vinyl on ‘La Platine LS’ turntable (£550). The deck combines the technical innovations and form of the ‘Omega’, by sound-system pioneer Elip son,…

7 min.
matched and mixed

NEVER TRUST a thin cook, goes the saying. But what about a clean paint-maker? For Francesca Wezel – who calls herself a ‘chef of paint’ – is suspiciously spotless. Her nails are scrubbed, her jersey pristine. Luckily, it seems I’ve just caught her at a good moment. ‘No, no! We get dirty… If you go to a paint shop and everybody’s clean, then they’re not making paint,’ she says, pointing to an apron behind her, reassuringly smeared and spattered. As if on cue, Camillo Boschetti, her second-in-command at Francesca’s Paints, appears from the mixing room of their Battersea studio, flecked from head to foot. The pair are both Italian (Francesca from Milan, Camillo from Udine, near Venice), but they met in London. They’ve been working together for all but two of…

1 min.
inspired interiors

1. BACCARAT French crystal house Baccarat has been creating timeless decorative homeware since 1764. Among the pieces in its latest collection is the Ginkgo vase, a design dedicated to equestrian lovers; it features an engraved and gilded depiction of an Arabian horse in movement, highlighted in gold. For more of the cristallerie’s homeware, and other decorative designs by leading luxury brands including Daum, Meissen and Saint-Louis, visit the home department in Harrods. Luxury Home, Second Floor, Harrods 2. BERNARDAUD While its heritage can be traced back over four generations and 150 years, French porcelain brand Bernardaud has, in recent years, become known for collaborations with resolutely modernist designers – Jeff Koons and David Lynch among them. The latest addition to its Ecume collection reflects a similarly contemporary aesthetic, subtle textural contrasts and intricate…

1 min.
antennae roundup

9 min.
raj against the machine

RAJ AGAINST THE MACHINE MASTER STORYTELLER of rattling yarns and ‘poet of Empire’, Rudyard Kipling was one of the best-loved of all English writers until the taint of colonialism dimmed his reputation. But his attitude to the Raj was never as simple and celebratory as his detractors would have it, not least because his work was inspired by an extraordinary knowledge of India and a deep love and subtle understanding of its people. In this, he followed his father, a consummate ‘old India hand’ and the man who did more to preserve and promote the traditional arts and crafts of India than almost any other of that vast army of colonial administrators who ran the subcontinent. John Lockwood Kipling is now little remembered, so an exhibition at the V&A celebrating his…

25 min.
books

FAUSTO AND FELICE NICCOLINI: HOUSES AND MONUMENTS OF POMPEII (by Valentin Schuckel and Sebastian Schutze; Taschen, rrp £135) The reputation of ancient Pompeii owes a lot to the Niccolini brothers, Fausto and Felice, who over 40 years in the late 19th century published in marvellously detailed copies, many in full colour, almost everything that had been found in the buried town. It cannot have been a great commercial success. The Niccolini had come a little too late for the earlier enthusiasm among the European elite for Pompeian-style wall decoration, and their vast, unwieldy illustrated house-by-house survey of the place belonged on a library table, rather than one for coffee. It first came out in more than a hundred separate pamphlets, later bound up into four immense volumes more than two…