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The World of Interiors April 2020

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4 min.
masters of design

It is an exciting time to be at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. The home of 120 showrooms and 600 international brands, it has an extraordinary vitality that can be credited to its singular offering – a strong sense of community, specialist expertise and commitment to creative excellence. No wonder it’s the first port of call for interior designers, architects and design lovers from across the globe. This is the place to connect, converse and create with the greatest concentration of world-class talent, all at one address. The largest of its kind in Europe, its influence stretches far beyond its London base. Nowhere else is guiding interiors with such an assured hand. Every showroom has been carefully selected for its impeccable credentials. From fabrics to furniture, kitchens to carpets, lighting to wallcoverings,…

4 min.
antennae

1 Agnès Emery’s new bronze ‘Corolle’ wall light, which is inspired by a leaf, is certain to grow on you; available in two sizes and four finishes, it costs from £145 approx. Ring 00 32 2 513 5892, or visit emeryetcie.com. 2 Rice fields and rainforests: Bali’s topography is cited as inspiration for Samuel & Sons’ eponymous trimming collection made from combinations of jute, cotton and flax (from £17 per m). Ring 020 7351 5153, or visit samuelandsons.com. 3 Since its inception in 1983 the Paris gallery En Attendant les Barbares has been forging links between Diego Giacometti’s ironsmith, Pierre Basse, and contemporary artists. Many of the fruits of that matchmaking have been brought together at its Diego Giacometti Forever exhibition (1 April-13 June), including Mattia Bonetti’s bronze 45cm-diameter ‘Guéridon Diego’ (shown),…

4 min.
møller lights

ERIK MØLLER nearly crashed the car when his son said he was interested in joining the family firm. Søren, on a trip back to Denmark from Australia, where he was living, had always said he wanted nothing to do with candle-making. But when he heard that someone had offered to buy the business, he felt stricken. ‘I just couldn’t imagine [it],’ he says. ‘I’d seen how much work they put into it.’ His emotional plea worked and, 33 years after it started, Ester & Erik still operates out of the same factory in central Denmark, its small staff still colouring the trademark tapered candles by hand. Until last year Ester, 78, was there every day. Ester’s long career supports Søren’s theory that candle-making ‘just sticks to you’. Why does he think this…

1 min.
antennae roundup

5 min.
peepers’ palace

IN THE LATE SUMMER of 1928, the Tite Street studio of decorative painter Colin Gill stood empty. Around it, the house was full of noise, for the artist’s one-legged mistress, Mabel Lethbridge, her daughter Suzanne and their butler remained in residence. Gill had left London for Oxfordshire. In a loose-fitting artist’s smock, belted around the waist, worn over Oxford bags with a shirt and tie, he devoted long days to an eccentric commission. On a high wooden platform he was painting six rectangular panels on the lofty ceiling of the north portico at Blenheim Palace. On completion each would bear an image of a single eye set in a geometric sunburst: three blue eyes and three brown eyes, arranged as a pair of large central panels flanked by two pairs…

1 min.
beau selections