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The World of Interiors November 2017

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4 min.
antennae

1 ‘Murano meets Memphis’ would seem to sum up Nikolai Kotlarczyk’s ‘Scena’ carvedglass mirrors (from £1,550) for Portego. But while they’re made on the island famous for glassmaking, it turns out inspiration came from sources that pre-date the 1970s Italian design group by over 400 years: Palladio’s architecture. Ring 00 39 3 334 149 198, or visit portego.it. 2 Hamidou Diallo grew up in a small Guinean village where indigo dyeing was commonplace. It rubbed off – the experience, not the colour. He and his wife, Tuulia, founded Tensira to show case fabrics spun, woven and dyed by hand in the republic. The latest products are double-sided contrasting cotton duvet covers (£345 each approx) in 12 combinations and three sizes. Ring 00 33 9 83 87 93 10, or visit tensira.com. 3…

5 min.
toiles of hercules

FOR NEARLY 30 years, Christopher Moore has inhabited lush landscapes lively with piping shepherds, nymphs, birds and flora curling round Classical ruins. As loyal World of Interiors readers will by now know (this is not the first feature dedicated to the wonderful world of Mr Moore; WoI Aug 2007), such scenes grace many of the antique textiles he so meticulously and lovingly reproduces from his studio in Delhi. With these joyful toiles, chintzes and indiennes, he lives a life surrounded by pastoral and floral fantasies, so it seems almost overdue for him to bring out a collection actually named ‘Arcadia’. Built up over the years, Christopher’s rich archive of pattern books, documents and fabric scraps – mostly dating from the 18th and 19th centuries – is the precious source for all…

1 min.
antennae roundup

2 min.
sleeping partners

14 min.
books

NEW YORK: PLACES TO WRITE HOME ABOUT (by Polly Devlin; Pimpernel, rrp £40) In the preface to her book on chic Manhattan dwellings, Polly Devlin quotes John Updike: ‘The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.’ To affirm that singularity, there’s scarcely a painting of a mustachioed-guy-in-a-party-dress here, let alone a caged ceramic monkey on a tiger-skin piano shawl, that wouldn’t nonplus the natives of Wichita, Kansas, or Moosehead, Maine. I’m not kidding. It’s not about being eccentric. Or even rich. Rather (also in the preface but slightly rephrased), it’s about Lord Macaulay’s injunction that 22nd-century design geeks should know ‘how the parlours and chambers of our ancestors looked’. And yes, this well-chosen medley of living rooms and bedrooms snaps an…

4 min.
new kids on the block