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The World of Interiors June 2019

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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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4 min.
antennae

1 Astier de Villatte’s latest offering will bring a twinkle to both your eye and your interior. The opaline-and-clear-glass ‘Pavilion’ chandelier (£2,575 approx), available in turquoise or amber colours, is handmade in the firm’s Paris atelier to Merrie Shinder’s design. Ring 00 33 1 42 60 74 13, or visit astierdevillatte.com. 2 Interior designer and architectural historian Edward Bulmer is confident that his natural paint is the safest, healthiest and most beautiful available. Testament to the last-mentioned quality are his 20 brand-new colours, which brings the total to 90 overall. Prices start at £49.50 for 2.5 litres. Ring 01544 388535, or visit edwardbulmerpaint.co.uk. 3 There’s more to Roger Oates’s ‘Borders’ collection than its name suggests. Thought has been given to how the edges work as a stripe when the wool runners are…

2 min.
lights brigade

1 min.
antennae roundup

19 min.
books

THE COUNTRY HOUSE PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE: GREAT HOUSES OF THE BRITISH ISLES (by David Cannadine and Jeremy Musson; Rizzoli, rrp £65) With its cover picture of Uppark against an azure sky, The Country House could be yet another coffee-table book, but it’s not. It is an incendiary bomb lobbed in the direction of the ‘inherited privilege, abundant leisure and elite culture’ of the classes who owned, and still own, Britain’s country houses, and of the art- and architectural-history approach taken by people like James Lees-Milne, who called country houses ‘our most precious secular shrines’. In his introduction, the historian David Cannadine begins with The Treasure Houses of Britain, a sumptuous exhibition in Washington in 1985-86 showing 700 works of art from more than 200 country houses. He dismisses the claim of…

2 min.
positive spin

Parsua, the Galerie Chevalier rug brand, was created to kickstart the revival of the Persian carpet. The objective is to make carpets using ancestral techniques (hand-spun wool and dyeing using only natural pigments, sun and water to obtain a natural patina). The result is carpets of high quality, without ever resorting to the use of chemicals that harm the environment. The Parsua spirit lies where ancient and contemporary meet, mingle and harmonise. Pictured: naturally dyed, hand-knotted ‘Narendji’ carpet in cotton and wool, 3.5 × 2.5m, £10,000. Visit cbparsua.com The woven masterpieces created by Belgian luxury brand Thibault van Renne boast extraordinary design and uncompromising quality, durability and sustainability. Inspired by our human capacity to embrace emotion over logic, its legendary products are created by challenging traditional design methods in favour of…

6 min.
serious pursuits

Normally hidden from public view, the communal gardens of London are soon to be revealed. From behind brick walls, cast-iron railings and clipped hedges – and for two days only, 8-9 JUNE – the secret gardens of London’s boroughs will open to one and all as part of LONDON OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND. One such space is Collingham Gardens, created in the 1880s by the Victorian landscape architect Harold Peto, with rolling lawns and curving gravel paths. For a more recent addition to the city’s green spaces, visit Oasis Farm, in partnership with the children’s charity Jamie’s Farm, where a strip of wasteland has been transformed into a centre for community activity and biodiversity. New to the event this year are the Islamic gardens at the Aga Khan Centre, where…