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The World of Interiors October 2020

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
R 98,40
R 690,01
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Inspired by the flora and fauna of the namesake tropical grasslands, Phillip Jeffries’ ‘Savanna’ wallcoverings are available in an array of colours, textures and patterns and, it’s said, ‘take you on a journey that intoxicates all of your senses’. Phillip Jeffries, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 (020 7351 3333; phillipjeffries.com). This autumn Smallbone opens a new 1,400sq m showroom devoted to its latest collection, as well as a selection of products from other brands, including Samsung, Senso and McQueen Flowers. The multi-sensory space will be in Knightsbridge and is open by appointment only. Smallbone, 197-201 Brompton Rd, London SW3 (020 7589 5998; smallbone.co.uk). Caesarstone unveiled its ‘Dark’ collection of surfaces this summer, a project that saw the company’s design team head out into the desert to look at different stones, sand…

2 min
haute metal

3 min
antennae roundup

14 min
on the dot

‘YOKO OZAWA: JAPANESE TEAPOTS, TEA BOWLS AND CUPS’ ONLINE AND REAL-LIFE EXHIBITION [1] MAUD & MABEL, 10 PERRINS COURT, NW3 6-16 Oct. Mon-Sat 10-5. Drink in Yoko Ozawa’s tea-ritual-inspired ceramics, including ‘Ceremony’ (shown). Preceded by Jack Doherty’s soda-fired tableware (30 Sept-6 Oct. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10-5.30). Details: 07956 851549; maudandmabel.com. ‘GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR 2020’ ONLINE [2] 24 Sept-6 Oct. Daily 24 hours. Jewels to jugs: an exhibition of brooches (shown) from the Goldsmiths’ Collection alongside buyable bounty by a bevy of over 130 silversmiths. Plus, talks, tours and one-to-one studio visits. Details: goldsmithsfair.co.uk. ‘IKAI ASAI AT FOLK, A TABLE OF INSPIRATION FROM INDIA’ POP-UP [3] FOLK, UNIT 5, COAL DROPS YARD, N1 30 Sept-8 Oct. Mon Fri, 10-8, Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6. Come dine with… handcrafted tableware made by indigenous artists, artisans and designers.…

24 min

THE WORLD AFLAME: THE LONG WAR, 1914-1945 (by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral; Head of Zeus, rrp £25) A soldier, his face red and raw, one of 700,000 casualties at Verdun, the longest battle of World War I. A group of eager young schoolboys, unbelievably blond, members of Hitler Youth, waiting for their Führer to give them his autograph, at Berghof, the dictator’s holiday retreat. Another child, this time a 14-year-old Polish Roman Catholic, Czeslawa Kwoka, at Auschwitz-Birkenau, her lips bloodied from a beating, murdered by a phenol injection to the heart a short time afterwards. These are just three of 200 photographs selected by historian Dan Jones and Brazilian artist Marina Amaral to portray key events in what they call the Long War of 1914-45, the defining three decades of…

7 min
unfinished symphony

FOR THREE happy years, from 1938 to 1940, the Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian lived on a hilly road in north London. Eight decades later, three of his works – two oils and a charcoal – have come to rest in a flat at the bottom of the same hill. These are not the kind of images the artist was making in London. From 1919, he had been painting the pictures we now tend to think of as ‘real’ Mondrians: black grids on white backgrounds, blocked in with oblongs of red, yellow and blue. The trio of works in this austere, loft-ish, white cube-y flat date from the early 1900s and depict trees; things he had come to hate by 1938 as irredeemably natural, wantonly non-man-made. That they are unorthodox…