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APRIL 2019

NOW
31 News The hottest new designs, this month’s
shopping wishlist and a look inside Molteni
& C’s luxe new flagship London showroom
45 Design heroes The genius of Afra and
Tobia Scarpa’s architecture-inspired pieces
46 History of a brand How Montana brought
colour and innovation to storage design
49 Inside story The revival of Falcon
Enamelware’s pleasingly utilitarian range
50 My cultural life Fashion-forward graphic
designer Frith Kerr’s artistic influences revealed
52 Colour in context Discover the eternally
optimistic palette of Gio Ponti’s Villa Planchart
54 Fendi: crafting the Casa Silvia Venturini
Fendi discusses the fashion house’s impact on
our homes – past, present and future
59 Architecture New exhibitions and builds,
plus the story of Sydney’s Punchbowl Mosque
63 Architectural wellness Take a tour of
the new wave of buildings designed to increase
your health and happiness
69 Technology Smart innovations to help you
declutter, recharge and improve your sleep
112 Paper & ink Intricate folds to pieces
made of pulp – fill your home with designs
that show the quiet power of paper
123 Unfold the history of paper From
ancient China to contemporary homes, the art
of origami has always encouraged inner calm

DECOR ATING SPECIAL


PICTURE: JAKE CURTIS

71 The definitive edit of this season’s wallpapers, paints and fabrics,


plus how to bring bling to your walls and master neutral palettes

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HOMES
128 Artistic licence An Edwardian artist’s studio
ESCAPE
293 News Why London’s South Bank is
that’s become a light-filled home suited to modern living the place to be seen this spring, plus designer
cinemas across the UK and a look inside
142 What lies beneath Renovating this apartment Soho House’s new Mumbai outpost
revealed the layers of history hidden within its walls
307 Gardens Why you plant, not what you
152 Sense & sensibility The creative owner plant, is the question concerning us this month
of this Parisian flat is a firm believer that
a home can only look as good as it feels 309 Getaway Explore the history and arts
scene of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital that’s
164 The sound of silence Classic colours this year’s hot, under-the-radar destination
and eye-catching displays bring character
to this sanctuary in the heart of Berlin

FINALLY
28 Subscribe This month’s great
176 United by design Considered, bespoke offer for loyal readers
details turned this Copenhagen home into
a space that works for the whole family 312 Stockists Seen something
you love? Here’s where to buy it
184 Experimental nature Showing the
merit of instinctual decorating, this home 322 Fine print The ‘Gillian S
is full of playful colours and proportions Zebras’ fabric by Brunschwig & Fils
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NEWS / SHOPPING/ OPINION/ TRENDS Edited by A MY MOOREA WONG

RELAX on a
modern ICON The star of &Tradition’s new launches
is undoubtedly the ‘Loafer’ sofa by Space
Copenhagen. The design comes directly
from the iconic Radisson Collection Hotel
Royal Copenhagen, for whose rooms the
brand developed the ‘Loafer’ lounge chair
last year. With its semi-circular backrest,
punctuated by fluted panels of stitching,
the piece is available in an earthy palette.
£3,660 as pictured (andtradition.com).
NOW

PEARL glow
A hand-blown opal glass sphere nestled safely inside a delicate
dish of concave textured aluminium, the ‘Musa’ conjures up
images of a newly discovered pearl. By Note Design Studio,
who began by modelling the lights’ circular forms in paper,
the poetic designs come in three colours – ‘Salmon’ (pictured),
‘Mink Grey’ and ‘White’. Available as wall sconces, table lamps
and a battery-powered portable model that can bring a diffused
radiance to any room. From £352, Vibia (vibia.com).

TONAL BLISS
Parisian brand Caravane’s rumpled
linens and travel-inspired designs have
been stripped back to the most simple
and effective of palettes this season.
The new collection may have come over
all monochrome, but there’s plenty of
interest, with the company’s signature
tactile textures and global patterns
looking exceptional in black and white.
From left: ‘Imeon’ throw, £240;
‘Trombone’ chair, £329; ‘Maya’ linen
cushion cover, £69; ‘Bell’ lights, from
£190 each (caravane.co.uk).
PICTURE: SALVA LOPEZ

WITNESS The role of tradition and craft in modern


design is more important than ever.
THE HAND Take timber experts The Galvin
OF THE Brothers’ new collaboration with David
Mellor Design as a case in point. Its
MAKER cutler’s stool (left) is a reimagined
version of the ones once used by cutlery
makers and silversmiths (from £165;
galvinbrothers.co.uk). Meanwhile,
Dutch brand Moooi’s ‘Obon’ terracotta
table (below), created by Italian
designer Simone Bonanni, is glazed
by hand (from £565; moooi.com).

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WISHLIST

SUBTLE BLUSH
Curvaceous designs and a palette of pale
plaster-like pinks are instantly calming 3

10
7 11

6
COMPILED BY: KIERA BUCKLEY-JONES

1 ‘Rabane Naturel’ wallpaper, £148 per metre, Lelièvre (lelievreparis.com) 2 ‘And She Grew’ print, from £30, Laurie Maun (lauriemaun.com)
3 ‘Mother Of Pearl’ paint, £45 for 2.5 litres, Designers Guild (designersguild.com) 4 ‘Terho’ pendant lights by Maija Puoskari, from £258 each,
Mater Design (materdesign.com) 5 ‘Moderna’ linen in ‘Storm’, £95 per metre, Mark Alexander (markalexander.com) 6 ‘Desert’ rug, £522,
Ferm Living (fermliving.com) 7 ‘Cover’ chair by Thomas Bentzen, £985, Muuto (muuto.com) 8 ‘No 1: Plaster Pink’ cushion, £64, Stoff
Studios (stoffstudios.com) 9 ‘Arild Curve’ vase, from £59.50, Broste (brostecopenhagen.com) 10 ‘Nona’ bowl, £8, Habitat (habitat.co.uk)
11 ‘Materic’ dining table by Piero Lissoni for Porro, from £9,143, Silvera (silveraltd.co.uk)

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OBJECTS of desire
Art doesn’t just hang on walls – the latest objets
d’art bring culture to shelves and desks. Kelly
Wearstler’s ‘Frequency’ collection for Georg
Jensen (bottom) embraces the signature silver
curves of the Danish brand’s designs, with bowls,
vases and hurricane lanterns surrounded by
dancing ribbons of stainless steel. They’re pieces
of sculpture that hold their own without needing
to be put to use ( from £95 each; georgjensen.com).
Sebastian Herkner’s ‘Ecrin’ collection for Nude
( below) follows a similar ilk – thick pressed glass
pots with colourful bubbles balanced on top, they
are beautiful empty or filled ( from £39.60 each;
nudeglass.com). Meanwhile, designer Arik Levy
has transformed his ‘Rocks’ sculptures, a series
of monumental totems exhibited around the world,
into a size suited to the home. A collaboration
with Lalique, the hand-finished ‘RockStone 40’
crystals (right) are described by Levy as ‘man-
made nature’ ( from £17,000; lalique.com).

THESE BEAUTIFUL
DESIGNER
PIECES DON’T
NEED TO FULFIL
A FUNCTION
TO DESERVE
A PLACE IN
YOUR HOME
From top ‘RockStone 40’ crystals,
PICTURE: KLEINEFENN

part of a limited edition of eight


by Arik Levy for Lalique. ‘Ecrin’
jars by Sebastian Herkner for
Nude. ‘Frequency’ bowls by Kelly
Wearstler for Georg Jensen

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D E S T I N AT I O N S T O R E

MOLTENI & C
The Italian brand’s new London flagship is a shrine to design What’s the story? Step through a set of towering
doors on Brompton Road and you enter the world of
total calm that is the new Molteni & C showroom.
With an interior orchestrated by the brand’s creative
director, designer Vincent Van Duysen, the space
occupies a building built in the late 1800s, with rooms
full of architectural idiosyncrasies.
What will I find inside? Magnificent arches and
doorways, all clad in textural plaster by Oikos, lead
you to discover kitchen designs by Dada (including
a wine cellar tucked into an alcove) and a living room
– with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the
V&A across the road – which features classic pieces
such as Gio Ponti’s ‘D.156.3’ armchairs, the ‘Turner’
sofa by Hannes Wettstein and Foster + Partners’ new
‘Ava’ bookcase. ‘I wanted to evoke domesticity and
conviviality,’ explains Van Duysen. ‘People can relax
in this living room that opens up to the world and lets
London in – it’s cinematic.’ The pieces of art come
from Molteni & C’s ‘The Collector’s House’ project, an
edit of work by six young Italian artists. Head down
the walnut staircase and you find intimate rooms.
‘The vaults have a historic poetry, adding an element
of curiosity,’ says Van Duysen. ‘We’re showcasing
iconic designs – giving them space to breathe.’
Why should I visit? For the sheer beauty of the
store, and the serenity it radiates. ‘As you enter from
the buzz of the capital, you feel immediately calm.
It has a sense of protection,’ Van Duysen continues.
‘Architecture has to function as a sanctuary. You feel
at ease when entering this space – it’s a reaction we
aim for in all of our work.’ molteni.it

‘PEOPLE CAN RELAX IN THIS


LIVING ROOM THAT OPENS UP TO
THE WORLD – IT’S CINEMATIC’

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Celestial
SPHERES
SUGAR DROPS
Known for its simple silhouette, Arne
Jacobsen’s ‘Drop’ chair for Fritz Hansen
has stood the test of time, maintaining
its iconic status since its inception in
1958. First relaunched in 2014 in a more
muted palette, the piece has now been
reimagined again, this time in pastel
tones. The three new hues – ‘Millennial
Pink’, ‘If In Doubt, Blue’ and ‘Gen-Z
Yellow’, all with a choice of chrome or
colour-matched legs – make this design
ready for a new generation of devotees.
From £270 (fritzhansen.com).

The elegant ‘Reveal’ light by


Norwegian designer Silje Nesdal
for Northern hangs in a delicate
balance. A glowing LED tube
supports a hollow sphere of
glass, hand-blown by master
craftspeople. That simple
structure lends this piece a
weightless feel. Turn it on, and
the natural tone of the shade,
paired with the soft yellow glow BARRELS OF FUN
PICTURE: CHRIS TONNESEN

within, emulates the colours Created by Canadian-British designer Philippe Malouin, the ‘Barrel’
of the breaking dawn or the series for SCP comprises a dining table, coffee table, bench and stool.
shimmering light that dances With drum-shaped legs made using streamlined strips of American oak
on the waters of the Norwegian planks – the timber traditionally used when barrel-making – these
coast. £459 (northern.no). designs are sturdy yet playful. Table £5,695; bench £2,200 (scp.co.uk).

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SIT pretty
With previous collaborators including
Matthew Hilton, Timorous Beasties and
Bluebell Gray, heritage British furniture
maker Ercol is once again working with
a textile firm to create limited-edition
designs. This time that brand is Flock,
which will add two new geometric
GREAT patterns by artist Rachel Parker to
Ercol’s ‘Marino’ frame. From £1,995,
SCOTT available April, Heal’s ( heals.com).
Having brought her stylised drawings
of flora and fauna to brands spanning
fashion, retail and film, illustrator Katie
Scott has now collaborated with Polkra
on a set of five candles. The beguiling
painted designs feature crawling vines,
budding flowers and human elements on
tonal ceramic vessels, each containing a
natural-wax candle. £49 each (polkra.com).

THE GREAT RECLINE


Ligne Roset’s ‘Clam’ hides a secret function. The first piece by
Léo Dubreil and Baptiste Pilato – the talented duo who were
discovered when they took first prize at the brand’s annual design
competition – transforms into a spacious double bed in a few easy
clicks. Choose between a lacquered metal or wooden frame.
£4,796, available this summer (ligne-roset-westend.co.uk).

WELL DRESSED
Society Limonta’s new collection is full of linens that
speak to a darker colour trend for spring. The diluted
palette of ‘Olive’, ‘Mauve’ and ‘Fard’ (an orange-
pink) can be seen working in harmony together on
the new ‘Mix’ tablecloth (above), with its dynamic
brushstrokes. £340 (societylimonta.com).

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DESIGN HEROES

AFRA &
TOBIA SCARPA
The Italian husband-and-wife duo known for
their amazing architecture-inspired designs

Italy’s answer to Charles and Ray Eames,


Afra and Tobia Scarpa were born two years
apart – Tobia in Venice in 1935 and Afra in
nearby Montebelluna in 1937 – and both
studied architecture at the Università Iuav
in Venice, graduating in 1957. They set up
their own studio in 1960 and continued to today – among them are the ‘Biagio’ table
collaborate until Afra’s death in 2011. lamp (1968), carved from a single block of
From the start, the Scarpas’ work was Carrara marble, the ‘Foglio’ steel wall light
heavily influenced by Tobia’s father, the (1966), whose soft curves are said to resemble
famed Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. He a shirt cuff, and the ‘Fantasma’ floor lamp
was known for his concrete buildings, which (1961), made from a metal structure sprayed
had a Brutalist aesthetic but were also inspired with a unique resin that produces diffused
by the geometric lines of Charles Rennie light. All demonstrate the Scarpas’ lifelong
Mackintosh and the simplicity of Japanese ambition to explore the limits of technology
style. One of Tobia and Afra’s earliest designs, and materials. ‘The most amusing thing was
the ‘Pigreco’ chair for Gavina (1959), was being able to amaze others by making objects
strongly reminiscent of Mackintosh furniture. that were considered impossible,’ Tobia has
In the early 1960s, the Scarpas worked said of his time designing for Flos.
with entrepreneur Dino Gavina and architect The Scarpas also created some of the most
brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni important seating of the 1960s, including
to establish the Flos lighting brand. Here, the ‘Coronado’ for B&B Italia (1966) – made
they not only created some of the first lighting using cold-moulded polyurethane foam that
to use halogen technology, but also several was groundbreaking at the time, it combines
memorable designs that are still in production tradition and modernity. More dramatic still
was the ‘Soriana’ for Cassina (1968), made
from swathes of leather or fabric gathered
THE SCARPAS HAD and ‘pinched’ together with decorative chrome
clamps – sadly, it’s no longer in production
AN AMBITION TO and vintage examples are highly prized.
EXPLORE THE LIMITS Continuing his father’s legacy, since 2002
Tobia has been teaching at his old university
OF MATERIALS in Venice, where Carlo Scarpa also taught.
WORDS: AMY BRADFORD PICTURES: GERMANO BORRELLI, FALCHI SALVADOR

Clockwise from above The


‘Coronado’ sofa, B&B Italia. ‘Soriana’
seating for Cassina. ‘Biagio’ table lamp
and ‘Fantasma’ floor lamp, both for Flos

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H I S T O RY O F A B R A N D

MONTANA
From one ahead-of-its-time
storage system, this firm has
built a reputation for offering
innovative and bright designs

Founder of Danish furniture brand Montana,


Peter J Lassen – who since the late 1950s
worked as head of product and development,
and then later as CEO of Fritz Hansen – is
and always has been a forward-thinking man.
In 1974, he noticed a shift from the decorative
style of architecture and design to a more
pared-back aesthetic, and created a piece to
chime with this mood: the ‘System 60/60’.
Clockwise from above Peter J Lassen The shelving unit’s name refers to the size
and his son Joakim. ‘Montana Free’
storage by Jakob Wagner (also shown
of the boxes that form it. At the time, it was
below). The updated ‘Panton One’ crafted from solid pine and delivered to
chair by Verner Panton customers as a flat pack. This turned out to
be impractical – or perhaps ahead of its time
– and was discontinued a few years later.
However, Lassen knew that he was on to
something, and when Fritz Hansen was sold
in 1979, he left and bought back the rights to ‘I removed all the unnecessary parts so that
the system. It formed the basis for his new it featured rounded edges, missing corners
company Montana, which launched in 1982. and retracted fronts.’ He began manufacturing
‘As a sculptor starts with an abstract stone, in MDF, a brand-new material at the time,
I began with an abstract square box,’ he says. making the system more lightweight.
In 2015, Peter J Lassen’s son
Joakim took control of the firm,
expanding its worldwide sales
DID YOU KNOW? and its offering. Tables and
F O U R K E Y FA C T S chairs by Stefan Wewerka,
WORDS: BECKY SUNSHINE PICTURES: RUNE BUCH, ANDERS HVIID-HAGLUND

A B O U T M O N TA N A Schmidt Hammer Lassen


1 The brand uses only PEFC- Design, Arne Jacobsen and
certified wood and ensures new Salto & Sigsgaard, as well as
trees are constantly planted. the ‘Montana Free’ system by
2 Since 2007, Montana has Jakob Wagner, were added.
exclusively used water-based This year, however, is all
lacquers in 42 colours, which
neither smell nor contain solvents.
about Lassen’s close friend
Verner Panton. A new take on
3 Its workshop and headquarters
are located in a former jam factory the ‘Panton One’ chair, with
on the Danish island of Funen. a seat woven from paper string,
4 The Montana storage system is will be followed by even more
such a staple of Danish design that updates of the late designer’s
it has been used in the royal pieces, due to launch at the
family’s Christiansborg Palace. Milan furniture fair in April.
montanafurniture.com

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I N S I D E S T O RY

FALCON
ENAMELWARE
The revival of this brand proves the Today, this comfortingly retro, enamel-coated
enduring appeal of utilitarian designs range of kitchenalia, with its ever-so-British
palette of colours – ‘Pillarbox Red’, ‘Pigeon Grey’,
‘Coal Black’ – can be seen on shelves in the most
fashionable of homes. However, until seven years
ago, you wouldn’t have found it in any high-street
shops or homeware boutiques.
First produced in the 1920s by Joe Kleiner &
Sons in the Black Country, Falcon Enamelware’s
durable, virtually unbreakable designs became
instantly recognisable for their pronounced rim.
Despite the pieces’ initial popularity, the firm
went out of business in the 1990s, only to be
reborn in 2011 under the thoughtful stewardship
of Emma and Kam Young, owners of interior and
product design consultancy Kiwi & Pom.
The duo first became interested in Falcon
Enamelware when planning the new interior for
a café and went on to investigate the brand’s
history, joining enamelware collectors’ clubs
across the UK, before tracking the manufacturer
down and proposing a renewal of the line. They

partnered with technology business guru Peter


Hames and graphic designer Hugh Morse, who
shared the vision of creating a heritage brand
THE VISION WAS TO CREATE with contemporary relevance. The original line
was expanded to offer lifestyle pieces, such as
A HERITAGE BRAND WITH jugs, utensils and candles. The shapes have been
CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE refined, with the rims rounded out for a softer
feel, and the original range of colours added to.
Emma Young says: ‘It took us a couple of years
to prove the revival wasn’t a flash in the pan.’ Now,
WORDS: ELIZA HONEY

there can be no doubt that Falcon is here to stay.


From left Three-pint jug in ‘Periwinkle Blue’,
£29.50; tumbler in ‘Falcon Blue’, £6; tumbler It’s investing in new kilns, and its first dedicated
in ‘Periwinkle Blue’, £6; mini tumbler in retail space opens in London’s Clerkenwell soon.
‘Periwinkle Blue’, £5, all Falcon Enamelware falconenamelware.com

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M Y C U LT U R A L L I F E

FRITH KERR
An arbiter of taste tells us what
they’re reading, watching and more
In the ten years since she founded
her eponymous graphic design
studio, Frith Kerr has created work
for the likes of Frieze Art Fairs, the
Guggenheim, Ilse Crawford and
Anya Hindmarch (‘Anya Smells’
candle range, 7), all in her uniquely
tongue-in-cheek style. She comes
from a creative family – fashion
illustrator mother, graphic designer 2
father – and is an alumnus of the
Royal College of Art, as well as a
trustee of the Arts Foundation and
a member of the Alliance Graphique
starred in the film adaptation.
Internationale. Despite this, she
My favourite film is American
says: ‘The only thing I was sure of
Gigolo (4). Richard Gere. Lauren
growing up was that I didn’t want
Hutton. 1980s LA. Blondie. It’s
to be a graphic designer’. ‘Life never does go
3
the teenage film I’ve never let go.
according to plan.’ (studiofrith.com).
A quote I love is ‘The answer is,
there is no answer’ – J G Ballard.
My all-time favourite piece of music is all
The best gallery in the world
the soundtracks to Krzysztof Kieslowski’s
is The Rodin Museum in Paris,
Three Colours film series (3) by Zbigniew
because you can play hide and
Preisner. It’s nostalgic, emotional music.
seek in the garden.
I’m currently listening to lots of Reggae. We
The last exhibition I saw was
listen to records while cooking – we buy vinyl
Strange Days: Memories of the
by people we’ve never heard of and fall in love
Future (6), in partnership with
with them. My son, who’s seven, has just started
New York’s New Museum at 180
learning the trumpet and plays along.
The Strand in London. My studio
The record that makes me feel 4 designed the exhibition identity

WORDS: AMY MOOREA WONG PICTURES: CLARE SHILLAND, KPA PRESS, REX BY SHUTTERSTOCK, ALAMY, SPORTSPHOTOLTD/ALLSTAR
instantly happy is Smalltown Boy
and typography for the show. I’ve
by Bronski Beat (2).
also just finished curating Ahead of the Curve,
At the moment I’m reading my
a celebration of women artists and designers
way through a list of books my mum
at Willow Road, the former home of Hungarian
loved, that she gave me before she
architect Ernö Goldfinger and his wife Ursula,
died. The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope
now a National Trust property.
Mortimer is excellent and close to
The last performance I saw was Katherine
the edge. I have a vintage copy with
Ryan’s stand-up comedy show at the Garrick
Anne Bancroft on the cover, who
Theatre. My husband was roasted for looking
bored and wearing a beret. My step-daughter
5 squirmed. It was a hilarious family outing.
If I had a free day in London I’d watch all
24 hours of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at
the Tate Modern. Or I’d lie quietly under a tree
in one of the capital’s green spaces (Greenwich
6
Park, 1). If it was raining, I’d most definitely
stay home – it’s a rarity and I love
7 the sound of rain on our roof.
My favourite place to visit is
the Isle of Arran in Scotland,
where my grandparents lived.
I’m looking forward to museum
director Ralph Rugoff’s Venice
Biennale (5). He curated The
Infinite Mix, an exhibition held
at London’s The Store in 2016.

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COLOUR IN CONTEXT PA I N T
PA L E T T E

VILLA PLANCHART, CARACAS ‘French Rose’, £43 for


Designed by Gio Ponti, this home’s colour scheme is eternally optimistic
2.5 litres, Sanderson
(stylelibrary.com)
In 1952, the renowned Italian architect and Villa Planchart in Caracas, Venezuela, is
designer Gio Ponti penned an article for the realisation of the joyful chromaphilia
industrial design magazine Pirelli entitled Ponti expressed in Pirelli. Graphic shapes
‘The World Must be Colourful’. It was an in rose, slate, sky blue and butter yellow
‘Glass IV’, £48.50 for 2.5
impassioned love letter to bright colour and adorn interior doors, ceilings, floors and
litres, Paint & Paper Library
a scathing indictment of grey-wearing, grey- tabletops. Stretched between these planes (paintandpaperlibrary.com)
thinking traditionalists. A few months later, of colour are white walls and vast windows
and with this credo still at the forefront of that lend the scheme an effortless airiness.
his mind, Ponti began work on an ambitious Ponti, whose career spanned from the
new project halfway across the globe. early 1920s to the late 70s and encompassed
‘Pale Wedgwood’, £48.50
for 2.5 litres, Little Greene
(littlegreene.com)

‘Humpty Dumpty’,
£40 for 2.5 litres, Earthborn
(earthbornpaints.co.uk)

many shifts in colour mood, was particularly


at home with blue and yellow. One vast
ceiling in the second house he ever built –
known as L’Ange Volant, just outside Paris
– is emblazoned with Palladian-inspired
motifs picked out in canary yellow and dove
grey on a background of pale cerulean. He
was to return to this palette again and again:
on chairs, tableware and rugs, in hotels and
private homes. Perhaps he loved it so much
because he was proudly Milanese. Walls of
yellow plaster set against blue skies are a
perennial feature of northern Italian towns.
But the colours show another influence:
that of Ponti’s clients. During the early 1950s,
Venezuela was experiencing an economic
boom. Anala and Armando Planchart, close
friends of Ponti for whom he designed Villa
Planchart, were typical of a confident new
generation. They were cosmopolitan and
design-focused. What they wanted, they
told Ponti, was something modern and filled
with light. He obliged, tearing up the first,
WORDS: KASSIA ST CLAIR PICTURES: ANTOINE BARALHE, LUCKY IF SHARP

slightly stolid, hacienda-like building he had


sketched and creating something of the
moment. The villa’s pinks, yellows and blues
reflected the optimism of the post-war global
economy and the combination, which might
in other hands have seemed infantilising,
was given sophistication by Ponti’s use of
bold, geometric shapes. All mid-tones, the
colours give an impression of harmonious
family living, a reflection of the joie de vivre
of the era and the outlook of the villa’s
confident, sociable owners. It is a place that’s
been built with parties in mind – a home, in
short, for a life lived in polychrome.

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Crafting the CASA
Fendi Casa has been bringing a sense of style to our homes
for 31 years and, with Silvia Venturini Fendi keeping
a watchful eye, the artistry’s set to continue
Words BECKY SUNSHINE

D
esign is in Silvia Venturini Fendi’s blood
– granddaughter of legendary Fendi
co-founder Adele Fendi, she’s creative
director of the brand’s menswear and
accessories lines (the mighty Karl Lagerfeld heads
up womenswear) – and Fendi Casa is a passion
of hers. Launched in 1988, it now has a dedicated
design team, forging the future of interiors.
The collection’s signature aesthetic is slick, with
noble materials, such as Italian marble, rich woods
and brass, elegantly combined with immaculate
upholstery fabrics and fine detailing. Furniture is
big, bold and unapologetically glamorous, featuring
plenty of soft, curving silhouettes – a characteristic
it shares with the fashion house’s clothing and
accessories. What also ties it together and makes
it unmistakably Fendi is its refined craftsmanship.
Having last year celebrated a decade of showing
new design collaborations at December’s Design
Miami and fresh from presenting a collection at
Maison & Objet in Paris this January, the brand
is gearing up for more exciting pieces to be unveiled
at Milan Design Week this April.
As one of the very first fashion houses to add
a dedicated homes line, Fendi has been involved
in the world of interiors for 31 years; a lot has
happened in that time, but this is a brand used to
shifting trends. ‘Things change with time,’ says
Venturini Fendi, musing on the brand’s evolution.
‘Our style started as classical and Roman, but now
it’s more international, just like the company.’
INTERVIEW: CLAUDIA BAILLIE

Portrait Creative director of Fendi menswear


and accessories Silvia Venturini Fendi
Opposite ‘LouLou’ armchairs and the ‘Infinity Lite’
floor lamp from the Fendi Casa collection
KNOWN FOR
UNAPOLOGETIC
GLAMOUR,
FENDI CASA’S
FURNITURE IS
BIG AND BOLD,
WITH CURVING
SILHOUETTES

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‘CRAFTSMANSHIP IS ALWAYS
RELEVANT, AS IT’S CLOSELY
TIED TO THE BRAND’S DNA’
‘Before, we were more local,’ she says, looking to Like Venturini Fendi, Brunschwig also deeply
the brand’s history of championing Italian artisans. believes in supporting new design talent, which
An international presence, however, means that Fendi is now known for. A memorable highlight
home and fashion can be linked to create what was ‘Craft Punk’, a 2009 installation in Milan that
chairman and CEO Serge Brunschwig refers to as presented the process of building an object by 12
the ‘Fendi Universe’. Clever touches, such as piping, young designers, including Simon Hasan, Peter
zips, bag buttons and the instantly recognisable Marigold, Studio Glithero and Raw Edges – all of
trademark ‘F’ logo, applied to furniture remind whom have since forged successful design careers.
you of the desirable Fendi lifestyle. And, where ‘Artisans are fundamental,’ explains Brunschwig.
technology is implemented to create new designs, ‘Our future and the sustainability of Fendi’s work
they’re never far removed from artisanal skills. relies on them. These roles are ones that could
As Brunschwig tells us: ‘Both innovations and have disappeared, but it’s our responsibility to
From left The elegant ‘Aura’
traditional methods play their part. I was really make sure that they still exist in 20 year’s time.’ desk and stool. ‘Delano’ bed
amazed by the technological advancement in how So what’s next for Fendi Casa? Venturini Fendi and ‘Volturno’ bedside table.
pieces are built. Yet at the same time, expertise in remains tight-lipped for now. ‘It’s a secret,’ she ‘Belt’ sofas and ‘Camilla’
craftsmanship is always so relevant, as it is so says, but insists that the surprise will be worth armchairs, all by Fendi Casa
closely tied to the brand’s heritage and DNA.’ the wait. We never had any doubt. fendi.com

F E N D I C A S A T O D AY K E Y P I E C E S F R O M T H E 2 0 1 9 C O L L E C T I O N

‘Ceasar’ sofa, ‘Ford’ dining table, ‘Dorian’ three-seater ‘Doyle’ armchair,


£10,339 £25,769 sofa, £24,369 £6,589
NOW

‘Bridgete’ two-seater ‘Duke’ three-seater ‘Moonlight’ bedside ‘Ceasar’ super-king


armchair, £8,700 sofa, £13,599 table, £7,159 bed, £11,880

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ARCHITECTURE /

PARK LIFE
The first of a family of nine sculptural
kiosks, designed by award-winning
architecture and design practice Mizzi
Studio to house an outpost of artisan
café brand Colicci, has opened its
shutters at London’s Ritz Corner in
Green Park. The curvaceous design
( left) is clad in steam-bent sustainable
oak, produced in collaboration with
artist Tom Raffield. Structures yet to
be built include the Horse Shoe Bend in
St James’s Park, which will be covered
in tubular brass to mirror the metal
on the The Queen Victoria Memorial,
and a café on Hyde Park’s Serpentine
Bridge, with a sweeping roof that studio
founder Jonathan Mizzi describes as
a ‘stingray smile’ (mizzi.co.uk).

NEW NORDIC
COLLECTIVE
With offices in Oslo, Innsbruck, San MEMORIES
Francisco and New York, plus work ‘David Adjaye: Making
all over the globe, it’s about time that Memory’, currently open at
the award-winning Norwegian London’s Design Museum,
architecture practice Snøhetta was explores the important role
celebrated in hardback. Snøhetta: of monuments and memorials
Collective Intuition (£59.95, Phaidon) in the 21st century, looking
shows 24 projects at how the public perception
– including the 9/11 of world events can be shaped
Memorial & by architecture. It focuses on
Museum Pavilion in seven projects by British-
New York and the Ghanaian architect Sir David
Oslo Opera House Adjaye OBE, including the
– all of which Smithsonian National
illustrate the firm’s Museum of African American
WORDS: JAMES WILLIAMS PICTURES: LUKE HAYES, ALAN KARCHMER

boundary-pushing History and Culture in


approach to design. Washington DC (bottom),
the new National Cathedral
of Ghana in Accra, and the
UK Holocaust Memorial and
Learning Centre in London
(top, due to open in 2021).
One memorable highlight
is the full-scale section of the
wooden Sclera Pavilion,
created for the 2008 London
Design Festival. Open until
5 May (designmuseum.org).

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ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURAL ICON

PUNCHBOWL MOSQUE BY
CANDALEPAS ASSOCIATES

Sydney’s new concrete masterpiece, where design


and faith combine to create a place of wonder
Perhaps the first of a new generation of contemporary mosques,
the striking concrete curves and reimagined traditional details of
this place of worship, recently completed by Candalepas Associates,
mark it out as a modern, meaningful architectural masterpiece.
Located in the culturally diverse and vibrant community of
southwest Sydney’s Punchbowl (named for the circular valley it
sits within), Candalepas Associates’ brief from the Australian
Islamic Mission was to provide a complex of buildings for the local
Muslim community. When approached 10 years ago, practice
founder Angelo Candalepas was hesitant to take the commission:
‘I never imagined myself as someone who would build a mosque,’
he said. ‘I would never have thought I could create something for
a faith I knew nothing about.’ However, travelling to Ahmedabad
and Agra in India, he was inspired by the beauty of Islamic design.
Arranged as a quadrangle, partially open on one side, the large
concrete buildings are linked by two courtyards. One leads on to
the street and is designed for daytime activities, while a more private
outside area provides space for large religious festivals and events.
Melding traditional Islamic elements with contemporary design,
the mosque houses one main prayer space, topped with an impressive
timber-lined dome that’s surrounded by a sea of miniature concrete
WORDS: JAMES WILLIAMS PICTURES: RORY GARDINER

domes, each seemingly carved into the ceiling. The small domes
are a visual reference to muqarnas, the ornamental vaulting found
in Islamic architecture across the world (a beautiful example of
which can be seen in the entrance to the Shah Mosque in Isfahan,
Iran). Each of the 102 domes is punctured with a small oculus that
lets in daylight – at night, the effect is like a sky full of stars. Other
significant decorations include the 99 names of Allah, all inscribed
in gold calligraphy on the walls of this sacred space.
An inspirational building, Punchbowl Mosque now serves not
only as an extraordinary backdrop to worship, but also as an example
of the unifying power of architecture. candalepas.com.au

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Architectural
WELLNESS
Offices and homes can increase your The building you’re in right now could be
good for your health. It could be making you
health and happiness – we explore the more productive, fitter, calmer, even happier.
new wave of buildings that are helping That is if its creators have followed the
principles being adhered to by a new wave
to improve lives in the UK and beyond of architects, who are prioritising the mental
and physical wellness of the people who will
Words PIP MCCORMAC use their structures. They are flooding spaces
with energising amounts of natural light,
utilising comfortingly tactile surfaces and
encouraging people to be active indoors. It’s
an exciting, holistic approach to wellbeing.
Take the new Outdoor Care Retreats at
PICTURE: IVAR KVAAL

the Oslo University Hospital (pictured) –


designed by design practice Snøhetta, the
secluded wooden shelters in the hospital’s
grounds are surrounded by birch trees

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and birdsong. The aim is that nature will put
patients into a relaxed state, aiding their
recovery. Another example is the Stamba
Hotel in Tbilisi, designed by the Adjara Arch
Group. It’s an industrial space transformed
into an indoor jungle, which brings the
soothing sensory experience of a rainforest
into the centre of the city.
‘We’ve all been in places where we feel
instantly happy, calm and relaxed,’ says
architect Oliver Heath. ‘Designers need to
recognise drivers that can improve wellbeing
and use them as the pillars for every project.’
This is not just a fringe idea, but part of an
industry-recognised movement. Leading this
new way is the Well Building Institute, the
international body that created the Well
Building Standard – a certification awarded
to projects that fulfil certain criteria. These
include optimal indoor air quality, access to
well-filtered water and healthy food choices,
good natural light, a soothing environment
that encourages activity, and a wealth of
relaxation spaces. So far, 1,286 buildings have
achieved the standard worldwide, a handful
of which are in the UK (though many more
adhere to the institute’s principles).
Ben Allen of Studio Ben Allen was the first
architect to be awarded the Well Building
Standard for his London headquarters,
designed for the engineering firm Cundall.
Completed in 2016, it is an ‘active office’, with
chairs replaced by communal benches that
encourage people to move around more.
Naturally antibacterial brass countertops are
used in the kitchen and fittings throughout
are made from wood, because it ages more
beautifully than plastic furniture, which
‘DESIGNERS develops chips and scuffs. At Platform in
Leeds, an office created by DLG Architects,

NEED TO
RECOGNISE
DRIVERS
THAT CAN
IMPROVE
WELLBEING’
Above Ben Allen’s design for engineering firm
Cundall’s headquarters, with an abundance of
wood and communal benches instead of chairs
Right Wall-to-wall windows allow for almost
uninterrupted views of the city at Platform’s
offices in Leeds, designed by DLG Architects
Opposite An urban rainforest aesthetic brings
a sense of calm to Tbilisi’s Stamba Hotel
ARCHITECTURE
PICTURES: DIRK LINDNER, NIKOLOZ PANIASHVILI

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ARCHITECTURE

vast windows show off the view of the city


and the stairwell is decorated with the largest
mural in Europe – to encourage people to
walk up the stairs rather than use the lifts.
‘Experiencing beauty affects how someone
feels about their surroundings, and compels
them to feel good,’ explains David Bailey,
a partner at DLG. ‘Employers are finally
seeing the benefits of spending money on it.’
Oliver Heath’s work follows the theory of
biophilic design, which proposes that while
a direct link to nature is ideal, textures and
colours that mimic it can evoke the same
emotional response. Carpet tiles he created
with flooring company Interface copy natural
textures, introducing the organic from the
ground up. At the Hackney Garden School,
Heath turned an unused space into a sensory

haven for autistic children, with booths lined


with grass-like carpet, while at Re:Mind,
a stylish meditation centre in London’s
Victoria, Heath installed lights made from
Himalayan pink salt – their natural glow
helps to put visitors at ease. For a recent
residential project, he lowered all of the
house’s windows so that its wheelchair-bound
owner could look out at the garden she loves.
‘You could see the instant positive effect that
had on her mental state,’ he says.
Allen adds that it’s important for people
to follow wellness guidelines at home, too.
‘Avoid using lead-based paint and strong
adhesives that emit toxic chemicals, and cut
materials offsite as much as possible to
reduce harmful dust. Also, decorate with
colours and textures from nature – they can
make you happy.’ He sums up: ‘If we feel
good in our surroundings, at home and at
work, our wellness can only be increased.’

NATURAL
COLOURS,
TEXTURE
AND LOTS
OF LIGHT
CAN MAKE
YOU HAPPY
Top Carpet tiles created by architect Oliver Heath
and flooring company Interface to mimic grass
Above left Hackney Garden School’s sensory safe
haven for autistic children, also by Oliver Heath
Left Lights made of Himalayan rock salt emit a
natural glow at the Re: Mind meditation centre

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TECHNOLOGY /

CHARGED DESIGN
The new ‘Terazzo Edition’
of Native Union’s sleek ‘Dock’
wireless charger takes this
on-trend material into the
tech realm. The ‘Black’ and
‘Rose’ (pictured) jesmonite
discs make a stylish home for
your phone. It works with
all Qi-compatible devices,
including the latest iPhones.
£130 (nativeunion.co.uk).

OFF THE RAIL


The touch-controlled
‘Styler’ smart wardrobe by
LG promises a wrinkle-free
future. Its ‘TrueSteam’
technology gently refreshes
S L E E P E A S Y Stress, caffeine and, soon,
and dries delicate garments
a final season of Game of Thrones to binge-watch – between washes, removing
there are many reasons why you may not be getting creases, allergens and
enough sleep. Lenovo’s ‘Smart Clock’ aims to help odours, making ironing a
you by bringing Google Assistant into your boudoir. thing of the past. Available
With a single command – ‘Hey Google, goodnight’ this autumn ( lg.com/uk).
– it can dim your smart lighting and serenade you
with music. £79, available this spring (lenovo.com).

WIRELESS FOR SOUND


Bang & Olufsen’s ‘E8 2.0’ wireless

CLEAR YOUR DESK


earphones blend Danish design with
cutting-edge tech. To charge, simply
Samsung’s ‘Space Monitor’ is a stylish way to place the touch-controlled buds in their
declutter your home office. The display features leather case, which provides 16 hours
an adjustable tilting arm that provides effortless of battery life. £350 (bang-olufsen.com).
close-up views, or can be pushed flush against
the wall. It’s available in either 27-inch QHD
or 32-inch 4K resolution, and the cables are
hidden in the arm to enhance the minimalist
aesthetic. £400, available June (samsung.com).
WORDS: TOM BAILEY

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DECOR ATING
FA B R I C S / WA L L PA P E R S / PA I N T S / T R E N D S / N A M E S T O K N O W Edited by KIER A BUCKLEY-JONES

Your home is a canvas


– fill it with colours,
patterns and prints
that delight. There’s
plenty to inspire you
in our spring/summer
decorating special

The art

of interiors From top ‘Feu Follet’


fabric by Christian
Lacroix, £105 per
metre, Designers Guild
(designersguild.com).
‘Bauhaus’ wallpaper,
PICTURE: JAKE CURTIS

£60 per roll, Mini Moderns


(minimoderns.com).
‘Limpopo’ fabric, £283
per metre, Pierre Frey
(pierrefrey.com)
D E C O R AT I N G

DESIGNS on
the OUTDOORS
After three years of research, Kvadrat has
launched its first outdoor fabric. Designed
by Copenhagen-based Karina Nielsen Rios,
‘Patio’ is a vibrant upholstery textile in 24
colourways made from specially developed
yarns to be fast-drying and water-repellent
(it is resistant to chlorine and seawater,
too). Depending on the level of contrast
between the yarns (there are two colours:
one in the warp, the other in the weft),
it appears to be either a single hue or
textured. Suitable for parasols as well
as furniture. £85 per metre (kvadrat.dk).

THE NAME TO KNOW


STUDIO NO.12
Designers Emma Rayner and
V I S I T T H I S In his role as art director of Sahco, Vincent Van Duysen
Katie Earl ( from left) aim
has designed the fabric firm’s first residential showroom, opening at
to bring fresh vision to the
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour this spring. Pop in to see the new
world of luxury interiors
collection of fabrics inspired by Duysen’s own home (sahco.com).
What makes Studio No.12 unique? ‘We set
up the studio because we have a shared

In full BLOOM
passion for wanting to change the way that
luxury interiors are seen,’ says Earl. ‘Rather
than being carbon-copy beige, we try to
show that luxury can come in many forms,
showcasing pieces of design in a more
The new ‘Foscari Fresco’ collection of wallpapers by Designers Guild architectural way,’ continues Rayner. ‘For
instance, rather than having an armchair
puts a contemporary spin on florals. Inspired by the beauty of 16th- with a trim and lots of cushions, we would
century Venetian art and the luminous frescoes by Italian painter upholster it in a lovely fabric,’ she adds.
Paolo Veronese (the fabric range that accompanies this is named after ‘That way it becomes something sculptural.’
him), its textural designs (‘Tourangelle’, pictured) are hand-painted First project? ‘We were lucky that it was
in shades that range from pistachio to rose. A refreshing reinvention working on the Gasholders development
in London,’ says Earl. ‘It was a collaborative
of decorative blooms. From £195 per roll (designersguild.com). effort, with the architecture and interiors
sympathetic to the industrial building.’
Are there any interiors you’re particularly
proud of? ‘We worked on The AllBright,
the UK’s first female-only members’ club
in Bloomsbury, taking our influence from
the women involved in the Bloomsbury
Set,’ explains Earl. ‘We started with a light
palette on the ground floor, working up
to dark colours in the cocktail bar.’
Do you have a design signature? ‘Our
schemes can be really quite masculine,
from the shape of the furniture we use to
our de-saturated colour palette,’ says Earl.
‘We would always use burgundy red, for
example, rather than pillar-box red.’
What are you working on now? ‘All of
our work has been thanks to personal
recommendations, and in the past six
months we have been working on more
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residential projects, including a house


in Hampstead,’ says Rayner. ‘It’s been
a lovely shift for us.’ (no12studio.com).

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MOTOWN IN MIND
Margo Selby’s new woven fabrics for Osborne & Little have their
roots in Memphis, paying homage to blues and soul singers from the
1950s and 60s through textiles. ‘Marvin’ (pictured), a tessellating
pattern in cut velvet is named after Marvin Gaye; the ‘Smokey’ pile
velvet is inspired by Smokey Robinson, and a satin ‘Valli Stripe’ of
various widths for curtaining and cushions nods to Frankie Valli
and the Four Seasons. From £99 per metre (osborneandlittle.com).

T H E C O L L A B O R AT I O N
C O L L E T T- Z A R Z Y C K I F O R
C H R I S T O P H E R FA R R
Anthony Collett (centre) and
Andrzej Zarzycki’s ( far right)
rugs for Christopher Farr are
bespoke and covetable. As
four of the studio’s designs,
by Georgia Collett ( left), are
made available to buy for the
first time, she discusses her
process and inspirations
What’s your background? Before
becoming senior designer at Collett-
Zarzycki, I studied fashion and textiles at
Central St Martins and then textiles at the
Royal College of Art. Before switching to
interiors, I worked as a print designer in
the fashion industry for a number of years.
Explain the inspiration behind this new
range… Abstract expressionism, the work
of Anni Albers and American folk art. To
begin with, I played around with mark
making on loose sheets of paper.
What was the next step? I photographed
these drawings and put them into the
computer, adjusting the colours, scale and TIME FOR A TRIM
compositions. Each pixel of the images Mediterranean-style coastal living
then became translated into a single knot
for Christopher Farr’s artisan rug makers.
was the creative starting point
They selected the best materials for each for Samuel & Sons’ new ‘Amalfi’
design. ‘Assembled Stripe’, for instance, collection of cotton and linen tassel
is made from Afghan wool, which takes and brush fringes. The lush beauty
colour in a wonderfully irregular way, of the region’s vegetation can be
accentuating the gestural brushstrokes. seen in the colour palette – think
‘Ink Stripe’, meanwhile, is made from
silk, which adds a subtle shimmer.
coral, lemon and blue thistle – while
the patterns are derived from the
What about the colours? We felt that it
was important to keep the rugs neutral and architecture seen in port cities and
monochrome, so that they could work with fishing villages. The highlight of the
many different styles of furniture. Plus, the range is the woven cotton vignette
patterns are so bold, it works well if the ‘Sorrento’ (right), composed of a
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colours are more subdued. bi-colour stripe piping, symmetrical


Pictured above: ‘Brushstroke’ rug, £14,165, striped border and a twisted cord
Christopher Farr (christopherfarr.eu) tassel fringe. From £18 per metre
(samuelandsons.com).

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THE COLLECTION

Be pattern ‘ I C O N S ’ B Y Z O F FA N Y
Head of design Peter Gomez
(above) discusses influences
as diverse as Japanese

FORWARD
There are plenty of wallcoverings that will entice a braver breed of decorators this season.
graffiti, Bauhaus motifs and
quintessential British style
What is the idea behind the ‘Icons’
collection? For the past few years, we’ve
been building a foundation for the brand
From bold, graphic patterns to whimsical motifs, these five standout murals would all be with lots of plains and textures, so we now
wanted a collection that celebrates hero
perfect for cloakrooms. Alternatively, make a statement and use them on a stairwell.
designs. Each of the weaves, embroideries
From left ‘Ottoman Velvet With Carnations’, £65 per square metre, Surface View (surfaceview.co.uk). and prints is standalone; some are new,
‘Oriental Garden’, £99 per roll, Rockett St George (rockettstgeorge.co.uk). ‘Safari Soirée’, £140 others are taken from the archive.
per roll, Divine Savages (divinesavages.com). ‘Zumbi’, £455 per roll, Fromental (fromental.co.uk). Are there any influences you’re paying
‘Dinosauria’, £185 per roll, House of Hackney (houseofhackney.com) homage to? It’s an exciting time in design
because things we think of as being
modern, such as Art Deco and the Bauhaus
– which inspired our archival ‘Abstract
1928’ linen – are actually coming up to
their centenaries. We constantly draw on
the archive, but if something is stunning
we won’t reinvent it: we celebrate how it
was originally. In this case, we have simply
introduced new colourways.
How do cultural elements play a part in the
collection? At its core, Zoffany is an eclectic
brand, so we’ve included a jacquard with
bold brushstrokes called ‘Rakugaki’, which
means graffiti in Japanese, and ‘Kuba’,
a geometric linen featuring elements found
in traditional African textiles. There’s also
‘London 1832’, a quintessentially British
WORDS: EMMA LOVE PICTURES: DAVID JENSEN, ROB KATER

design taken from our archive.


Why did you decide to include such a
GRAIN EXPECTATIONS spectrum of fabrics in one collection?
The ‘Icons’ range is the result of us looking
at every era in the Zoffany archive. We
For the past nine years, Wonderwall has been transforming have such a range of looks, from classic
salvaged panels from its workshops around the world into to contemporary, and it’s through working
real-wood wallcoverings that celebrate timber’s natural with our stylists that we have been able to
mix them together. It was such an exciting
grain. Its latest designs include ‘Leaf ’ (pictured), which collection to work on and it’s encouraging
is made from repurposed Ukrainian walnut, harvested by to see the response – people are being
an indigenous mountain tribe, and trimmed with strips of braver with design (stylelibrary.com).
bog oak. From £690 per square metre (wonderwallstudios.com).

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Golden hour
Gilt or brass finishes are the latest way to bring glamour to your walls Trust a fashion designer to devise a way of
– think subtle sheen and abstract patterns that feel opulent yet modern making gold sequinned walls look sophisticated
and contemporary. Californian designer Erica
Tanov’s new ‘Shimmer’ tiles for Clé (from £76
per 90cm square; cletile.com) are made from
oversized brass paillettes, inspired by one of
her bag designs and the image of sunlight
gleaming on water. At Tanov’s store (left), they
clad one wall of the otherwise simple space.
‘You can use them minimally or on a larger
scale for true decadence,’ she says.
Tanov isn’t the only name using gold in
exciting new ways, though. British designer
Fay McCaul’s ‘Aurora’ tiles resemble armour,
but are actually made from metallic textile
components, arranged in intricate layers
beneath fabric netting. Another Brit, Emma
Peascod of Studio Peascod, creates modern
designs using the traditional French technique
verre eglomisé (gilding on the reverse of glass).
And materials expert Fameed Khalique has
endless golden finishes in his huge Chelsea
archive, which he’s applied to every surface
imaginable. ‘Gold not only brings a wonderful
warm glow to an interior, but also creates depth,’
he says. ‘Non-traditional materials can look
more modern than wallpaper – woven metal
mesh feels almost industrial, while gold silks
or velvets are calmer and softer without losing
impact.’ To avoid sensory overload, he advises
introducing pattern and colour contrasts rather
than just blocks of solid gold. Breaking up the
gilding can create a more pared-down look.
If you still prefer the ease of wallpaper, opt
for distressed designs that don’t shout ‘bling’.
Lelievre, Anthology and Christian Lacroix all
have great options – the latter’s ‘Picassiette’
mosaic-like pattern resembles the background
of a Gustav Klimt painting.
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More modern
opulence for walls
From glittering tiles and wallpaper to
the most decadent material innovations
Custom-made surface made
from recycled yogurt pots,
gold foil and recycled coffee
grounds, from £240 per
square metre, Smile Plastics
(smile-plastics.com)

‘Rain’ metallic textile, £712 ‘Aurora’ tiles, from


per metre, Fameed Khalique £120 each, Fay McCaul
(fameedkhalique.com) (faymccaul.com)

‘Picassiette’ in ‘Doré’ by Christian


Lacroix, £75 per roll, Designers Guild
(designersguild.com)
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‘Brume’ wall finish


with gilded leaves,
‘Amoir Libre’ textile available on paper, wood
wallcovering, or glass, from £802 per
£110.50 per metre, square metre, Ulgador
Dedar (dedar.com) (ulgador.com)

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THE SCHEME

DELICATE DETAIL
For a soothing look that’s still packed with interest, layer 2
small-scale patterns in pale shades of stone and grey

Fabrics in main image ‘Merrill’ (used as curtains), £69 per metre;


‘Bowler’ (on headboard), £110 per metre; ‘Cherner’ (covering bed), £50
per metre; ‘Lautner’ (as throw), £115 per metre; cushions covered in
(from rear) ‘Albers’, £45 per metre; ‘Sasaki’, £110 per metre; ‘Albers’,
£110 per metre, all Larsen at Colefax & Fowler (larsenfabrics.com)
GIVE A NEUTRAL ROOM DEPTH 1 ‘Symphony’ fabric, £218 per metre, Altfield (altfield.com) 2 ‘Nahli’ fabric
in ‘Clay’, £70 per metre, Romo (romo.com) 3 ‘Labyrinth’ linen, £39 per
COMPILED BY:KIERA BUCKLEY-JONES

BY MIXING FABRICS – DAINTY metre, Clarke & Clarke (clarke-clarke.com) 4 ‘Penline’ fabric by David
Collins Studio, £145 per metre, Baker (bakerfurniture.com) 5 ‘Purbeck
PATTERNS IN CALM SHADES Stone’ paint, £46.50 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball (farrow-ball.com)

MAKE GREAT BEDFELLOWS 6 ‘Macrame’ fabric in ‘Tobacco’, £95 per metre, Zinc Textiles
(zinctextiles.com) 7 ‘Plain Weave’ linen in ‘Natural’, £40 per metre,
Volga Linen (volgalinen.co.uk) 8 ‘Cotton III’ paint, £48.50 for 2.5 litres,
Paint & Paper Library (paintandpaperlibrary.com) 9 ‘Vermont’ fabric
in ‘Ash’, £61.20 per metre, Prestigious Textiles (prestigious.co.uk)

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Neutral power
They may be the building blocks of most decorating schemes, but pale colours
can be a challenge to get right. Here’s how to make them work harder at home
Words AMY BRADFORD

Finding the perfect neutrals for your


home isn’t always straightforward – as
you’ll know if you’ve ever studied a
paint colour card, with its dozens of
nuanced options for white. Get the
combination right and your room will
look magically larger and brighter;
choose unwisely, and it could end up
feeling too cold, slightly too warm or
just flat and monotonous.
When decorating with neutrals, it
helps to think of them not as single
shades, but as tonal families. So it’s not
just a matter of painting a room in one
colour: layer different variations of the
same hue together and you’ll create
something with much more depth and
interest. The Mylands paints shown
here (£46 for 2.5 litres; mylands.com)
are a useful case in point, with several
paler and stronger neutrals skilfully
combined to form palettes that are
anything but one-dimensional. ➤
PICTURE: THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE

Paints pictured ‘Pediment’; ‘Marble


Arch’; ‘Grouse’; ‘White Hart’ (all on
screen); ‘The Boltons’ (on table), all £46
for 2.5 litres, Mylands (mylands.com)

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It is also vital to remember that


neutral doesn’t just mean beige. In
these pictures, there are barely there
pinks, lilacs and peaches, as well as soft
greys, putty hues and even the odd hint
of blue and green. You can combine
them in any way you like – although
often it’s best to stick to either cool or
warm shades so they work in harmony.
The best way to discover what goes
together is to buy tester pots and begin
experimenting on your walls. Some
brands make paler and darker versions
of the same colour, designed to match
effortlessly – Little Greene and Paint
& Paper Library are great at this.
Lastly, don’t think of paler shades as
dull; it’s possible to have a lot of fun with
neutrals. Provided you’re thinking in
terms of warm or cool families, there’s
potential for lovely contrasts. Look to
Ellis Paint, which not only organises its
neutrals into groups of five sample pots
to try out, but also combines shades in
thoughtful ways (grey-brown with soft
pink or almost-yellow, for instance).
Turn the page for our suggested pale
pairings – ideal for adding effortless
interest to neutral rooms. ➤
PICTURE: THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE

Paints pictured ‘Frieze’; ‘Sleet’;


‘Grey Ochre’; ‘Chambers Gate’; ‘Saint
Johns’; ‘Sloane Square’, all £46 for
2.5 litres, Mylands (mylands.com)

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Paints pictured below ‘The Boltons’;


‘Limestone’; ‘Chalk Farm’; ‘White Hart’;
‘Colosseum’; ‘Stone Castle’, all £46 for
2.5 litres, Mylands (mylands.com)
Right ‘Stone Castle’; ‘Sloane Square’;
‘White Hart’; ‘The Boltons’, as before

Pale pairings It’s easy to create neutral interiors with these complementary paint duos

PA I N T & PA P E R L I B R A R Y E L L I S PA I N T LITTLE GREENE


‘Marble IV’ and ‘Lady Char’s Lilac’, both £49.50 ‘Sabi Grey’ and ‘Morandi Yellow’, both £46 ‘Welcome 109’ and ‘Dorchester Pink’, both £45
for 2.5 litres (paintandpaperlibrary.com) for 2.5 litres (atelierellis.co.uk) for 2.5 litres (littlegreene.com)
PICTURES: THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE, LUCKY IF SHARP

EARTHBORN DULUX FA R R O W & B A L L


‘Peach Baby’ and ‘Donkey Ride’ clay paints, both ‘Smooth Maple’ and ‘Soft Stone’, both £29 ‘Jitney’ and ‘Dimity’, both £46.50 for
£40 for 2.5 litres (earthbornpaints.co.uk) for 2.5 litres (dulux.co.uk) 2.5 litres (farrow-ball.com)

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DARKER DESIRES
Moodier colours are big this spring, as
stripes and zigzags become the go-to for
those looking for an alternative to florals

Fabrics in main image On table (from left) ‘Tempo’ linen in ‘Terre’,


£160.80 per metre; ‘Zeppelin’ linen in ‘Prusse’, £283.20 per metre;
‘Janis’ embroidery in ‘Exotique’ (on throw), £386.40 per metre; ‘Marin’
velvet (on chairs) in ‘Nattier’, ‘Ondee’ and ‘Fraise’, all £158.40 per metre,
all Pierre Frey (pierrefrey.com)
1 ‘Azuri’, £68 per metre, Anthology (stylelibrary.com) 2 ‘Zouina’ fabric,
COMPILED BY: KIERA BUCKLEY-JONES

OFFSET VIVID DESIGNS WITH £135 per metre, Osborne & Little (osborneandlittle.com) 3 ‘Scree’ paint,
£43.50 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene (littlegreene.com) 4 ‘Rivoli’ velvet
PLAIN VELVETS THAT PICK OUT in ‘Framboise’, £78 per metre, Manuel Canovas (manuelcanovas.com)

CHOICE HUES – THINK RUSSET, 5 ‘Houdini’ velvet in ‘Chambray’, £28 per metre, Andrew Martin
(andrewmartin.co.uk) 6 ‘Valais’ fabric by Missoni, £184 per metre,
SAPPHIRE AND DUSKY TEAL Jane Clayton (janeclayton.co.uk) 7 ‘Hippo Hooray’ clay paint, £40
for 2.5 litres, Earthborn (earthbornpaints.co.uk) 8 ‘Textile Tramonto’
5 fabric in ‘Marina’, £227 per metre, Svenskt Tenn (svenskttenn.se)

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Realms of fantasy
Cole & Son’s new wallpaper collection by the Italian designer brings his whimsical style to the fore
Italian designer Piero Fornasetti produced thousands of patterns chequered cat. There’s also ‘Cocktails’, a stylised 1950s design of
during his lifetime. As demonstrated by his most famous design, glassware in bright hues. As Bean explains, these prints have diverse
‘Tema e Variazioni’ – an image of opera singer Lina Cavalieri’s face origins. ‘Piero Fornasetti’s home in Milan was a major source of
reworked in more than 500 ways – part of the charm of his work inspiration – its bookshelves are full of curiosities,’ she says. ‘We
is its endless adaptability. His fanciful artworks made their way noticed lots of porcelain cats, so we included one in “Libreria”.’
onto silk scarves, furniture and porcelain; today, you’ll see them The ‘Cocktails’ pattern originally graced a 1950s ice bucket, while
customised for everything from home scents to lacquer trays. another new design, ‘Bastoni’, is a depiction of walking canes
The latest addition to the world of Fornasetti is ‘Senza Tempo’, borrowed from the motif found on a 1940s silk scarf.
the fourth collection of wallpapers created with Cole & Son. ‘It’s Although the playfulness of Fornasetti’s work lends itself to new
the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2007’, says Carley versions, care has been taken to ensure the wallpapers remain
Bean, the latter’s head of design. ‘It includes both old favourites in faithful to his vision. ‘We’re meticulous about the scale and colouring
WORDS: AMY BRADFORD

new colourways [such as ‘Acquario’, a fish motif that originally – they need to be true to Fornasetti’s hand while working as liveable
appeared on scarves and ceramics] and fresh designs.’ repeats,’ explains Bean. ‘Some designs started off as small forms,
Among the selection of new patterns is ‘Libreria’ (above), which so we had to enlarge them without losing any of the detail.’ Detail,
takes a classic Fornasetti theme, the bookcase, and reimagines it of course, is what continues to fascinate people about Fornasetti
as a set of display shelves, complete with objets d’art and a surreal – these are designs that will enchant for years to come. ➤

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Continuing the
Fornasetti legend
Four Cole & Son wallpapers that
remain true to the designer’s aesthetic
Clockwise from below ‘Malachite’, showing
the ripples of stones in semi-precious gem
tones. ‘Nuvole’, a dreamy skyscape in
thunderous greys. ‘Cocktails’, taken from the
design on an ice bucket. ‘Procuratie con
Vista’, on which St Mark’s Square in Rome
is turned into a playground for monkeys. All
available from March (cole-and-son.com)

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The definitive
edit Photography JAKE CURTIS

Styling KIERA BUCKLEY-JONES

It’s the ultimate resource for interior designers and home decorators
– our pick of this season’s best fabrics, wallpapers and paints,
arranged in inspirational palettes that will work in any space
SERENE SHADES
Watery blues and grown-up pink create a peaceful look
From left ‘Pieces’ wallpaper, £126 per roll, Zimmer & Rohde (zimmer-rohde.com).
‘Java’ fabric in ‘Marella Pink’, £55 per metre, James Hare (james-hare.com).
‘Dodo Pavona’ wallcovering by Moooi, £249 per metre, Arte (arte-international.com).
‘Cody’ wallpaper (on stool), £59 per roll, Villa Nova (villanova.co.uk). ‘Quick Step’ stool
by Sarah Kay, £215, SCP (scp.co.uk). ‘Epsilon’ wallpaper in ‘Mist’, £39 per roll, Scion
(stylelibrary.com). ‘Grande’ fabric, £110 per metre, Fermoie (fermoie.com). ‘Electric
Dreams’ fabric, £299 per metre, Dedar (dedar.com). ‘Feuille d’Or’ wallpaper, £90 per roll,
Osborne & Little (osborneandlittle.com). ‘Salinas’ wallpaper, £79 per roll, Harlequin
(stylelibrary.com). ‘Tangier’ wallpaper, £145 per roll, Ottoline (ottoline.nl). ‘Préciosité’
fabric, £30.40 per metre, Camengo (camengo.com). ‘Ishinomaki’ high stool by Keiji
Ashizawa for Ishinomaki Laboratory, £295, SCP (scp.co.uk). ‘Cothay’ fabric in ‘Pewter’
by Kravet, £95 per metre, GP & J Baker (gpjbaker.com). ‘Solids Fabric 1’ fabric,
£48 per metre, Sunbrella (sunbrella.com). ‘Fierce’ wallpaper, £36 per square metre,
Mural Wallpaper (muralwallpaper.co.uk) ➤
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CORAL & ROSE


Pantone’s colour of the year, coral adds modernity and punch to more traditional pink hues
1 ‘Maiolica’ fabric in ‘Paprika/Teal/Ochre’, £59 per metre, Harlequin (stylelibrary.com) 2 ‘Peony’ velvet, £85 per metre,
Imogen Heath (imogenheath.com) 3‘Rhubarb’ paint, £49.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library (paintandpaperlibrary.com)
4 ‘Campinola Pretty Pink’ tile, £220 per square metre, Claybrook (claybrookstudio.co.uk) 5 ‘Forma’ fabric in ‘Flamingo’,
£39 per metre, Scion (stylelibrary.com) 6 ‘Bengali’ fabric, from £56.45 per metre, Sunbrella (sunbrella.com) 7 ‘Grace Coral’
wallpaper, £50 per roll, Graham & Brown (grahambrown.com) 8 ‘Taos’ fabric in ‘Acacia’, £30 per metre, Villa Nova
(villanova.co.uk) 9 ‘Picot’ braid in ‘Old Rose’, £14.20, George Spencer (georgespencer.com) 10 ‘Angie 185’ paint,
£45 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene (littlegreene.com) 11 ‘Anna’ fabric in ‘Rose Ancient’, £65 per metre, Manuel Canovas
(manuelcanovas.com) 12 ‘Brera Gessato’ fabric in ‘Coral’, £69 per metre, Designers Guild (designersguild.com) ➤

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INDIGO & ICE


Pair deep blue with white for a crisp look – textured weaves and sheers will soften the overall effect
1 ‘Quarters Ink’ wallpaper, £60 per roll, Graham & Brown (grahambrown.com) 2 ‘Aria’ fabric in ‘Indigo’, £105 per metre, Imogen
Heath (imogenheath.com) 3 ‘Ballade’ fabric by Etamine, £126 per metre, Zimmer & Rohde (zimmer-rohde.com) 4 ‘Paleo Tribu’
wallpaper, £169 per metre, Arte (arte- international.com) 5 ‘Hicks Blue 208’ paint, £45 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene (littlegreene.com)
6 ‘Alexis Night’ fabric in ‘Slate’, £81.35 per metre, Nya Nordiska (nya.com) 7 ‘Otaka’ fabric in ‘Chalk’, £69 per metre, Harlequin
(stylelibrary.com) 8 ‘Rakugaki’ fabric in ‘Ink/Tiger’s Eye’, £109 per metre, Zoffany (stylelibrary.com) 9 ‘Plaster I’ paint, £49.50
per 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library (paintandpaperlibrary.com) 10 ‘Mora’ fabric in ‘Ink’, £36 per metre, Villa Nova (villanova.co.uk)
11 ‘Koi Scallop’ tile in ‘Ultramarine’, £10.80 per sheet, Artisans of Devizes (artisansofdevizes.com) 12 ‘Utsuro’ wallcovering in ‘Frost’,
£145 per roll, Black Edition (blackedition.com) 13 ‘Brookhaven’ mosaic tiles, £129.89 per square metre, Claybrook (claybrookstudio.co.uk)
14 ‘Winton Cord With Tape’ braid in ‘01 Ivory’, £26 per metre, Samuel & Sons (samuelandsons.com) ➤

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SAVANNA ST YLE
Team warm sienna tones with tribal-inspired pattern
From left ‘Minako’ fabric in ‘Paprika/Plum’, £59 per metre, Harlequin
(stylelibrary.com). ‘Boca’ fabric in ‘Sapphire/Russet/Gold’, £29 per metre,
Harlequin (stylelibrary.com). ‘Glazier’ wallcovering in ‘Orange Raku’, £868.50
per panel, Phillip Jeffries (phillipjefferies.com). ‘Merlin Heure Bleue’ fabric,
£129 per 141x90cm, Lelièvre (lelievreparis.com). ‘Maîtres de la Forêt Mosaïque’
wallpaper in ‘Bleu Smalt’, £420 per roll, Hermès (hermes.com). ‘Ishinomaki’
high stool by Keiji Ashizawa for Ishinomaki Laboratory, £295, SCP (scp.co.uk).
‘Garden Party’ fabric (on stool) in ‘Limoncello’ by Gert Voorjans, £134 per
metre, Jim Thompson (jimthompson.com). ‘Delove’ wallpaper by Maria
Gomez Garcia, £100 per square metre, Wall & Decò (wallanddeco.com).
‘Infinis Meandres’ fabric, £113 per metre, Misia (misia-paris.com) ➤

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Combine bold prints with burnt orange, terracotta, paprika and mustard for a fiery, fierce scheme
1 ‘Seahorse’ fabric in ‘Splash’, £221 per metre, De Le Cuona (delecuona.com) 2 ‘Carros’ fabric in ‘Mandarine’, £105 per metre, Manuel Canovas
(manuelcanovas.com) 3 ‘Trimmings 8’ braid in ‘Chocolate’, £18, George Spencer (georgespencer.com) 4 Verona’ fabric in ‘Summer Sun’,
£270 per metre, De Le Cuona (delecuona.com) 5 Leather cord, find similar at VV Rouleaux (vvrouleaux.com) 6 ‘Crocodile’ fabric in ‘Spice’
by David Rockwell, £160 per metre, Jim Thompson (jimthompson.com) 7 ‘Janis Boussac’ fabric, £386.40 per metre, Pierre Frey (pierrefrey.com)
8 ‘Soller Poudre’ fabric, £60.70 per metre, Camengo (camengo.fr) 9 ‘Bardi’ fabric in ‘Sienna’, £145 per metre, Mark Alexander (markalexander.com)
10 ‘Morning Room’ paint, £49.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library (paintandpaperlibrary.com) 11 ‘Treron No. 292’ paint, £46.50 for 2.5 litres,
Farrow & Ball (farrow-ball.com) 12 ‘Metro Deco Columbus Circle’ tile, £44.35 per square metre; ‘Metro Deco Columbus Circle Pencil’ tile, £1.49 each,
both Claybrook (claybrookstudio.co.uk) 13 ‘Ashmore Jute Border’ braid in ‘06 Mesa’, £87 per metre, Samuel & Sons (samuelandsons.com) 14 ‘Zazu’ fabric
in ‘Firecracker’, £76.80 per metre, Prestigious Textiles (prestigious.co.uk) 15 ‘Fitzroy’ fabric in ‘Madder’, £60 per metre, Villa Nova (villanova.co.uk) ➤

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FOREST FEEL
Intense moody greens and foliage-inspired details
From left ‘Palazzo’ fabric, £139 per metre, Nobilis (nobilis.fr). ‘Kobo’ bench
by Keiji Ashizawa for Ishinomaki Laboratory, £205, SCP (scp.co.uk). ‘Opal’
fabric in ‘0004’ (on bench), £133 per metre, Sahco (sahco.com). ‘Vessel’
wallpaper in ‘British Lichen’, £65 per roll, Mini Moderns (minimoderns.com).
‘Puzzle’ wallpaper in ‘Grass’ by Neisha Crosland, £65 per metre, Christopher
Farr Cloth (christopherfarrcloth.com). ‘Green Wall’ wallcovering, £125 per
roll, Osborne & Little (osborneandlittle.com). ‘Highfield 3’ fabric by Alfredo
Häberli, £101 per metre, Kvadrat (kvadrat.dk). ‘Free Spirit’ wallpaper, £41.50
per roll, Caselio (caselio.fr). ‘Precieux Bleu’ wallpaper by Jean-Paul Gaultier,
£363 per 70x100cm, Lelièvre (lelievreparis.com) ➤

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ZESTY & TROPICAL


For a brighter twist on the natural trend, pair citrus shades with exotic patterns
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: STUART MILNE

1 ‘Linnean’ fabric in ‘Botanical Green’, £75 per metre, Sanderson (stylelibrary.com) 2 ‘Leopard’ fabric in ‘Aqua Chartreuse’,
STYLING ASSISTANT: OLIVIA ADLER

£89 per metre, Parker & Jules (parkerandjules.com) 3 ‘Cindered Olive’ tile, from £160 per square metre, Clé Tile (cletile.com)
4 ‘Parlour Palm’ wallpaper in ‘Citrus’, £45 per roll, Scion (stylelibrary.com) 5 ‘Arsenic No. 214’ paint, £46.50 per 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball
(farrow-ball.com) 6 ‘Lin Froissé’ fabric in ‘Jaune Ocre’, £91 per metre, Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli (rubelli.com) 7 ‘Trimmings 8’
narrow braid in ‘Soft Taupe’, £18, George Spencer (georgespencer.com) 8 ‘Tennyson’ fabric in ‘Pale Green’, £50 per metre, Blendworth
(blendworth.co.uk) 9 ‘Carys 148’ paint, £45 per 2.5 litres, Little Greene (littlegreene.com) 10 ‘Parrot and Palm Azure’ fabric by John
Derian, £65 per metre, Designers Guild (designersguild.com) 11 ‘Kauai’ fabric in ‘Citron’, £29 per metre, Clarke & Clarke
(clarke-clarke.com) 12 ‘Autumn’ wallpaper, £49.55 per roll, Casadeco (casadeco.com) 13 ‘Rain Forest’ embroidery in ‘Tropical’, £99
per metre, Sanderson (stylelibrary.com) 14 ‘Cannes’ tile in ‘Esmee’, £13.45 each, Claybrook (claybrookstudio.co.uk)

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This page ‘Roy Cocoon’ chair, £701; ‘Ivo’
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From left ‘Shake’ sideboard by Sebastian Cox, £2,995, Benchmark (benchmarkfurniture.com). Functional Forms #02 artwork, £400, Jacek Dziubiński
(jacek-dziubinski.net). ‘Fairlight’ bowl, £145, Bird & Branch Turnery Co (birdandbranch.london). ‘Washi’ wallcovering by Élitis, £214.20 per metre, Abbott + Boyd
(abbottandboyd.co.uk). ‘Segni Minimi’ rug by Giuseppe Di Costanzo for CC-Tapis, £4,030, Matter of Stuff (matterofstuff.com). ‘Arv’ chair by David Thulstrup for
Brdr Krüger, £1,350, Skandium (skandium.com). ‘25’ dining table by Bruno Fattorini and Robin Rizzini for Desalto, £3,828, Staffan Tollgård (tollgard.co.uk).
Recycled newspaper, gesso and graphite bowl, £450 for similar, Magie Hollingworth (magie.h@ntlworld.com). ‘Riflessi’ vases by Rosaria Rattin for Kose, from
£478 each, B&B Italia (bebitalia.com). Porcelain vessel by Justine Allison, £46, Madebyhandonline (madebyhandonline.com). ‘Ariake’ bench by Gabriel Tan for
PAPER
& INK
The ancient Japanese art
of origami displays the
quiet, contemplative hand
of the maker. These designs,
inspired by intricate creases
and folds, suit indigo accents
Photography JAKE CURTIS
Styling ALEX KRISTAL/MADE GOOD
Production FLORA BATHURST/MADE GOOD

Ariake, £1,130, Roam (roam.dk). ‘Ajiro Plank’ polished maple veneer (on wall panel) by Maya Romanoff, £212 per metre, Altfield (altfield.com). ‘Moon’
paper pendant light, £876, Davide Groppi (davidegroppi.com). ‘Icha’ oak chair by Chris Martin for Mass Productions, £658, Coexistence (coexistence.co.uk).
Quiet Flood artwork, £1,250, Vicky Edwards (vickyedwards.co.uk). ‘Paperwood’ stained-ash coffee table by Anderssen & Voll for Ariake, £755, Roam
(roam.dk). ‘Monochrome Vessel I’, £2,300; ‘Monochrome Vessel IV’, £450, both by Carolyn Genders, Contemporary Applied Arts (caa.org.uk). ‘Plateau’
dish, £45, Bird & Branch Turnery Co (birdandbranch.london). ‘CH25’ lounge chair by Hans J Wegner, £2,656, Carl Hansen & Søn (carlhansen.com).
‘Graffito’ fabric (on cushion) by Kelly Wearstler, £117 per metre, Lee Jofa at GP & J Baker (leejofa.com) ➤
Opposite, from left ‘Eturno’ sheer fabric
(on window), £370.80 for a 150x300cm panel,
Création Baumann (creationbaumann.com).
‘Origami’ tray by Rosaria Rattin for Kose, £378,
B&B Italia (bebitalia.com). ‘Strøm’ blue bowl
by Nicholai Wiig Hansen, £75, Raawii (raawii.dk).
‘Globe’ pendant light by Maria Fiter for Crea-RE,
£225, Heal’s (heals.com). ‘Ginko Bianco’ tissue
paper wallcovering, £434 per square metre,
Fabscarte (fabscarte.it). ‘Airisto’ desk by
Joanna Laajisto, £940, Made By Choice
(madebychoice.com). Khadi paper, stylist’s
own. ‘Kuro’ charcoal cube, £19; ‘Bincho Bottle’,
£89, both Sort of Coal (sortofcoal.com). ‘Paper
Skin’ vessels, from £24 each, Studio Pao
(paohuikao.com). ‘Arte Marfa’ stool by Claesson
Koivisto Rune for Nikari, £576, Twentytwentyone
(twentytwentyone.com). ‘Swell’ porcelain wall
sculptures by Sara Dodd, £800 each, Joanna
Bird (joannabird.com) ➤
This page, from left ‘Plane’ dining table
by George Winks, £3,400, Temper Studio
(temperstudio.com). ‘Print’ platter, £800,
Hannah Tounsend (hannahtounsend.co.uk).
Khadi paper and charcoal, stylist’s own.
‘Paper Skin’ vessel, from £24, Studio Pao
(paohuikao.com)

Opposite, from left ‘Plane’ dining table, as


before. Khadi blue paper and charcoal, stylist’s
own. Splinter, £425; Untitled, £425; Untitled,
£375, ink and watercolour artworks, Vicky
Edwards (vickyedwards.co.uk). Untitled Blue
Collage gouache and ink artwork (on top),
£400, Caroline Popham (carolinepopham.com).
Carbonised ash board, £120, Bird & Branch
Turnery Co (birdandbranch.london). Sycamore
dish, part of the ‘Erosion’ collection, from
£200, Luke Hope (hopeinthewoods.com).
‘Print’ earthenware vessel, £150, Hannah
Tounsend (hannahtounsend.co.uk). ‘CH53’
stool by Hans J Wegner, £454, Carl Hansen
& Søn (carlhansen.com) ➤
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From left ‘Geisha’ wallcovering by Élitis, £190
per metre, Abbott + Boyd (abbottandboyd.co.uk).
‘Arcum’ lounge chair and cushion, £2,700, Dan
Preston (danpreston.co.uk), upholstered in
‘Modena Mano Morbida’ fabric, £189 per metre,
Astrid Textiles (astrid.se). Khadi sketchbook,
stylist’s own. ‘Graffito’ fabric (on cushion) by
Kelly Wearstler, £117 per metre, Lee Jofa at
GP & J Baker (leejofa.com). ‘Tache d’Encre’
fabric (on cushion) by Dominique Kieffer,
£117 per metre, Rubelli (rubelli.com). ‘Twiggy’
sheer fabric (on window), £131 per metre,
Rubelli (rubelli.com). ‘Folded’ vases (three
pictured), from £150 each, Luke Hope
(hopeinthewoods.com). Exercises in Space #07
brass sculpture,£600 for an edition of two,
Jacek Dziubiński (jacek-dziubinski.net).
‘Gallery’ stool by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen for
Fredericia, £575, Aram (aram.co.uk). ‘Tekiò
Vertical P1’ lampshade by Anthony Dickens
for Santa & Cole, £996, The Conran Shop
(conranshop.co.uk). ‘Binchotan’ coal sculpture,
£2,274, Sort of Coal (sortofcoal.com). ‘LC001’
lounge chair by Thomas Haarmann, £3,485,
Magazyn (magazyn.be) ➤
This page, from left ‘Tints Le Corbusier’
wallpaper, £22.44 per metre, Arte
(arte-international.com). ‘Paper Colour
Study in Blue’ sculpture, £500, Caroline
Popham (carolinepopham.com), painted
in ‘Hicks’ Blue’, ‘Royal Navy’, ‘Juniper Ash’
and ‘Bone China Blue’ emulsion, £43.40 for
2.5 litres, Little Greene (littlegreene.com).
‘Lente’ vase by Rosaria Rattin for Kose,
from £878, B&B Italia (bebitalia.com).
Paper pulp vessels, from £50 each;
‘Textural Drawing’, £450, both Magie
Hollingworth (magie.h@ntlworld.com)

Opposite, from left ‘Urushi’ stool


by Max Lamb and Hidetaka Wakashima,
from £10,000, Gallery Fumi
(galleryfumi.com). ‘Concrete Washi’
wallcovering, £111 per metre, Phillip
Jeffries (phillipjeffries.com). Untitled
artwork by Arjan Janssen, £2,300,

PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: FELIX SPELLER STYLING ASSISTANTS: PHOEBE LOWNDES, OLIVIA CLIFFORD FLOWERS: WORM (WEAREWORM.COM)
Richeldis Fine Art (richeldisfineart.com).
‘Palais Ovale’ coffee table by Anya Sebton
and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm for Asplund,
£1,817, Twentytwentyone
(twentytwentyone.com). ‘Cappello’ lamp
by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen
for Molo, £260, Gordon Young Architects
(gordonyoungarchitects.com). ‘Strøm’ jug
by Nicholai Wiig Hansen, £91, Raawii
(raawii.dk). ‘Relief’ vessel by Justine
Allison, £36, Madebyhandonline
(madebyhandonline.com). ‘Shadowlands’
vase, £240, Barry Stedman
(barrystedman.co.uk). Khadi sketchbook,
as before. ‘Von’ chair by Hlynur Atlason,
from £1,405, Ercol (ercol.com). Cushion
covered in ‘32612-11’ fabric, £105 per metre,
Kravet (kravet.com) and ‘Christian Pleated
Piping’ by Lori Weitzner, £45 per metre,
Samuel & Sons (samuelandsons.com).
‘Line’ rug by Woodnotes, £1,031 as shown,
Skandium (skandium.com)
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From origami to modern creatives exploring new ways to use
this ancient material, we look at why we’re all drawn to paper
Words KATIE TREGGIDEN Illustration GAIL ARMSTRONG

People have been folding paper for as long as there has been paper the archetypal origami crane (pictured above). Japanese legend
to fold. In China, where the practice is known as zhe zhi, it emerged holds that anyone who can fold 1,000 of these auspicious birds will
alongside the invention of paper, around 105 AD. It arrived in Japan have whatever their heart desires.
400 years later, brought across the sea by Buddhist monks, and Contemporary artists still connect to this sense of ritual, often
gradually made its way to Europe through silk-trading routes, bearing referring to the power of repetitive paper folding. ‘My dad died
a name from the Japanese words ori (to fold) and kami (paper). while I was researching my first paper project, and origami became
The high price of paper meant that origami was initially reserved my therapy,’ says paper artist Angela Fung. ‘I folded metres and
solely for religious and ceremonial purposes, but even as it became metres without really realising what I was doing.’
more widespread as the cost of paper fell, belief in its mystical Scottish designer Kyla McCallum, who creates set design, window
properties remained. The writer Akisato Rito was the first to create displays, bespoke lighting and interior products inspired by origami
written instructions for paper folding in his authorative 1797 book and geometry via her studio Foldability (foldability.co.uk), echoes
of origami designs, woodcuts and poetry Hiden Senbazuru Orikata this notion. ‘I like the fact that you have to make everything by
(The Secret to Folding 1,000 Cranes), which described how to make hand with paper – it is a very meditative material,’ she says. ‘You

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ween humans a
bet nd
Y PAP
‘T N IT
her FI
e is a natural A F

ER

are doing something that you don’t have to actively think about,
but it is just enough to stop your mind from racing.’
Although that might explain why designers are increasingly
working in this ancient material, it doesn’t quite explain why we
want it in our homes, but it comes close. In living memory, we have
touched paper all day long, from the diary or calendar that told us
our plans for the day to the book we curled up with in bed at night.
Now that so many of our daily interactions are digital, perhaps we
are craving the tactility of paper once again, and so it is finding its
way into our interiors. ‘Paper has been with us for aeons,’ explains
visual artist Kubo Novak (kubonovak.com). ‘There is a natural
affinity between humans and paper. I love it for its delicacy, its
fragility and its almost infinite creative possibilities.’
As our surroundings become increasingly slick, shiny and screen-
based, we yearn for the imperfections of natural materials. ‘People
are drawn to the colour, finish and the warmth of paper,’ adds designer
Liam Hopkins (lazerian.com). ‘We are more and more conscious of
the natural environment and feel a connection to that through paper.’
You might not have the time to fold 1,000 paper cranes, but perhaps
a little more paper in your life is all your heart desires.

P U L P C U LT U R E T H E B E S T N E W PA P E R D E S I G N S

‘Pleat 3’, £105, ‘Paper’ porcelain vase by


Plain origami vase, £23, The Lightning Fold Desktop box set, £39.50, ‘Petra’ pendant, Scholten & Baijings for Hay,
Tedzukuri Atelier (etsy.com/shop/ Present & Correct £235, Foldability £60, Design Museum Shop
(tedzukuriatelier.com) lightningfold) (presentandcorrect.com) (foldability.co.uk) (designmuseumshop.com)

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HOMES
LONDON / PA L E R M O / PA R I S / B E R L I N / C O P E N H A G E N / N E W Y O R K

Engage
the
SENSES Colours that reflect your
personality, evocative
scents or the simple joy of
silence – home is more
than a place, it’s a feeling
PICTURE: KASIA GATKOWSKA
ARTISTIC LICENCE
An Edwardian artist’s studio has been opened up into a light-filled space suited to 21st-century living
Words KARA O’REILLY Photography RORY GARDINER
Living room Full-width
Douglas fir flooring by
Dinesen enhances the
feeling of space. The sofas
and chairs are by George
Smith, upholstered in
a variety of fabrics by
Pierre Frey – ‘Miwok’,
‘Craft’ and ‘Bella Coola’.
The rug is by Luke Irwin
Stockist details
on p312
T here’s a risk when stripping a building back to its bones that, while you reveal a spectacular space,
it can then feel austere, almost untouchable. Not so in the case of this former artist’s studio in
London, where the conversion by Siniša Rodić of Rodić Davidson Architects and interior designer
Suzy Hoodless has created a warm, made-to-measure home for the young family living there.
The immense project took nearly three years to complete, but was aided by the fact that the
owners had rented the property before buying it, living there for a few years before undertaking
the build. ‘They already understood what they liked and disliked about the house,’ says Siniša.
‘They knew how light moved during the day and how the views changed over the seasons.’
Siniša structurally reworked the building, stripping out a whole floor to create the striking,
double-height living space. This is the public face of this home, a sweeping open-plan room subtly
divided into intimate zones for relaxing, lounging and dining. The only remnant of the original
first floor is the office area that now sits on a mezzanine above the sunken snug. ‘Planning was
the initial challenge,’ explains Suzy. ‘Creating different areas for the family that still had

PAINTED GALLERY-WHITE, THIS HOME IS THE PERFECT FOIL


FOR ITS OWNERS’ COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART
a harmonious flow between them.’ Three bedrooms, plus the playroom, utility area and cloakroom, are all located in the
new basement floor that was excavated from under the original structure and spreads out beneath the garden.
Whilst clutter-free and minimlist in style, the house isn’t stark or sterile. Painted white, it becomes a foil for the owners’
collection of contemporary art and comfortable furniture. In fact, the vibrant colours, prints and patterns on these pieces
have more impact against this clean backdrop. This may be a place with a very distinct aesthetic, but its success as a home
is about more than its good looks. ‘For us it’s about how spaces make you feel and what they enable you to do in them,’ says
Siniša. Suzy agrees: ‘Interiors should improve peoples’ lives. They should be an extension of their owners’ characters.’
rodicdavidson.co.uk; suzyhoodless.com

Opposite The ‘N.E.T’ dining table by Søren Ulrik Petersen for MA/U Studio is matched with ‘0414’ chairs by Gallotti & Radice – interior
designer Suzy Hoodless had them all upholstered in blue velvet Stockist details on p312

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Snug Sunken below the main
living area, this family TV
space features a ‘Mah Jong’
sofa by Roche Bobois
Artworks Many of the large
pieces that dominate this
space were purchased from
Maddox Gallery and Halcyon
Gallery, both in London
Stockist details on p312
IT MAY
BE WHITE,
MODERN
AND FREE
FROM
CLUTTER,
BUT THIS
HOUSE’S
INTERIOR
ISN’T STARK
OR STERILE

Kitchen An anthracite grey


Boffi kitchen with a granite
worktop gives the space an
industrial, engineered look
Stockist details on p312
VIBRANT
COLOURS,
PRINTS AND
PATTERNS
HAVE MORE
IMPACT
AGAINST
THE CLEAN
BACKDROP
OF THIS
HOME

Basement This space was


inspired by the interior
courtyard of a Moroccan riad,
with a central light well.
Sliding and pivoting
cupboards and doors allow
this subterranean level to be
transformed from open-plan
to separate rooms. The ‘Miloe’
sofa is by Piero Lissoni for
Cassina, upholstered in fabric
by Designs of the Time
Stockist details on p312
‘INTERIORS
SHOULD
IMPROVE
PEOPLES’
LIVES AND
BE AN
EXTENSION
OF THEIR
CHARACTERS’

Bedroom The bed, bedside


tables and dressing table are
by Ben Whistle, while Davies
Shaw designed the custom-
built wardrobes. The ‘Spoon’
bath is by Benedini Associati
for Agape and the silk rug
is from The Rug Company
Stockist details on p312
Bathroom The floor, basin unit and stone walls are
all finished in Nero Marquina marble. The sink is by
Kaldewei, while the tap and shower are from Cea.
A pendant light by Collier Webb hangs above the basin
Bedroom The wall behind the bed is upholstered in
‘Adamo & Eva’ velvet by Dedar Stockist details on p312
W H AT
LIES
B E N E AT H
Reconnecting with the city of Palermo,
Dario Longo began a restoration
project that has uncovered the layers
of history hidden within his home’s walls

Words AMY BRADFORD


Photography ALESSANDRA IANNIELLO/LIVING INSIDE

Hallway The apartment still has its original tiled floors, while
the intricate fresco was discovered underneath coats of paint
Exterior This stunning palazzo dates back to the 17th century
Living room The floral design on the wall may resemble wallpaper, but is actually
another fresco. The velvet sofa is a vintage piece from the 1950s
‘ I WA S
BORN IN
and my family still live there, but after I left for
university, I rarely went back,’ says Dario Longo. Now
a lawyer in Milan, his reconnection with his home
city has been a gradual process. ‘About 10 years ago,
I spent a weekend there with a group of friends,’ he

PA L E R M O
remembers. ‘At first, I was surprised how much they
liked it and that they kept wanting to go back. I think
it’s because it’s still so authentic, like stepping back
in time.’ The weekends became an annual tradition,
and soon Dario began looking for a permanent base.
But even though Palermo’s full of beautiful mansions,
his search wasn’t easy; much of the city’s old wealth has fallen away, so those grand
buildings have either sunk into disrepair or been cheaply refurbished.
Eventually, Dario discovered this apartment, housed on two floors of a 17th-century
palazzo. Much of its charm was hidden under layers of modern plaster and garish
orange paint, but there was one beautiful frescoed ceiling still on show. ‘It was the
reason I fell in love with the place,’ he says. The original layout was also completely
unchanged, with its huge, wonderfully proportioned rooms.
This feeling of authenticity was vital to Dario. ‘I wanted to feel what it might have
been like to live here two or three centuries ago.’ He added little except a couple of
new bathrooms; the rest of the renovation process consisted of stripping away all
that old, encrusted plaster and paint. He enlisted the help of local architect Mario
Vigneri and restorer Davide Sansone, the curator of a ceramics museum nearby, to
uncover what lay beneath. ‘To our surprise, we found many more frescoes,’ he says.
In the dining room, though, Dario has decided to leave parts of the modern plaster
intact, repainting it a deep blue. ‘Because it’s so thick, it stands out – it’s a reminder
of how the walls used to look and the work that’s been done.’
As for furniture, Dario sought out pieces with a sense of history, mixing antiques
with 1950s designs and just the occasional contemporary buy. He also indulged his
love of asian art. ‘In old Palermo, it was fashionable to have one room dedicated to
chinoiserie, and I wanted to recreate something similar,’ he explains.
The serene atmosphere of this place has worked on Dario in ways that are more
than just visual. ‘I’m the kind of person who always has to be out and about doing
something, but when I’m here I’m much more relaxed, and so are my friends,’ he
says. ‘The place is so big that you can be on your own even among lots of people; we
just chill out, drink wine, read a book or spend time on the terrace. That’s something
I’ve never been used to before.’ architettomariovigneri.it

Dining room Eero Saarinen’s ‘Tulip’


table for Knoll is paired with brass
chairs from Rockett St George. The
‘Tube’ chandelier is by Michael
Anastassiades. Little Greene’s ‘Woad’
paint shade covers the unrestored
sections of wall and ceiling. A collection
of antique soup tureens on small
shelves serve as a decorative contrast
Portrait Homeowner Dario Longo
sits on a velvet 18th-century sofa from
Sicily beside inlaid Chinese tables.
The lamps are 1950s pieces by Italian
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Living room This frescoed ceiling was the only one
left in its original state when Dario bought the
apartment. A Murano glass chandelier suits the room’s
opulence, along with an 18th-century Sicilian sofa
covered in Japanese fabric (detail above)
Bathroom Walls, floor and the ceiling in this
space are covered in hexagonal tiles – for
similar, try Mandarin Stone’s ‘Hexa’ in ‘Blush’
Bedroom The ‘Asha’ bed is by Italian brand
XAM and is dressed with linen bedding from
Society Limonta. The pendant lamps and
suitcases – which serve as bedside tables – are
vintage finds Stockist details on p312
‘ I WA N T E D T O F E E L W H AT I T
M I G H T H AV E B E E N L I K E T O L I V E
TWO OR THREE CENTURIES AGO’
Living room Farbfeld
by German artist Günther
Förg hangs above the
vintage Jean-Michel
Frank sofa. The side tables
are by Francesco Balzano,
and the coffee table is by
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all about change, trends, speed and novelties,’
says the co-owner of The Corner, a trio of concept stores
in Berlin dedicated to luxury men’s and womenswear. ‘My
apartments are exactly the contrary. I like them to feel timeless and
peaceful – they are my safe haven after a long day.’
While Emmanuel is based in the German capital, the Parisian has always
maintained a place in his native city. Two years ago, he acquired this 180-square-
metre apartment on Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement, a charming area rich
in 19th-century Haussmann architecture. ‘It’s in the same building where my parents
used to live, so I felt immediately at home – and there’s no better feeling when you’re
looking for a place to live,’ says Emmanuel, who was also drawn to the apartment’s layout.
Rather than the corridors and small rooms he was expecting, he discovered one big space

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leading into another. ‘When all the doors are open it looks like a loft, but with all of the typical
Haussmannian mouldings, fireplaces, wooden floors and high ceilings,’ he says.

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lifetime collection of furniture and objects – proof that his discerning eye extends beyond the
sartorial realm. ‘When I was a student, I began buying American mid-century pieces and just IN
never stopped collecting,’ he says. Current possessions include iconic designs by Jean-Michel
Frank, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, as well as contemporary pieces by the likes
of Ron Arad and Rick Owens – all of which passed a rigorous buying process. ‘Whether it’s
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art or furniture, I always have a place in mind for an object before I purchase it,’ he says.
‘I usually try it first and if it doesn’t fit, I won’t keep it.’
Of course, de Bayser’s tastes have evolved over the years: ‘I was more design-radical
when younger,’ he says, ‘but I couldn’t sit comfortably anywhere – now my
priority is feeling good in my surroundings.’ One way he does this is by giving
attention to the smaller details, changing the music, candles, flowers
and lighting to suit the hour of the day, the season or the occasion.
‘Many people entering my abode tell me they immediately
feel a sense of peace,’ he says. ‘It’s great to be able
play around with the sensuality of a home.’
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Living room Homeowner Emmanuel de Bayser


stands beside sheep sculptures by François-
Xavier Lalanne, which are some of his favourite
pieces: ‘I like the humour,’ he says. The floor
lamp is a vintage piece by Alberto Giacometti ➤

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is Francesco Balzano, and the chairs
are a classic by Pierre Jeanneret
Dining room ‘Standard’ chairs and
a ‘Granito’ table, both by Jean Prouvé
for Vitra, face another striking
circular artwork, this time by Swiss
painter Olivier Mosset
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Office ‘Standard’ chair and ‘EM’ table both by
Jean Prouvé for Vitra. The lamp is by French
ceramicist Georges Jouve and the low ‘Oeuf’
chair is a vintage design by Jean Royère
Living room The yellow armchair is from By
Lassen and the red ‘Ours Polaire’ chair a vintage
piece by Jean Royère. The plaster floor light is by
Serge Roche and the artwork by Anish Kapoor
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Bedroom A ‘L001’ pendant light by Philippe Anthonioz and stone


bedside table by Francesco Balzano suit this room’s neutral look.
Behind the vintage ‘Ambassador’ chair by Jean Royère stands
a Serge Mouille floor lamp. The artwork is by Camille Henrot
Stockist details on p312
THE
SOUND
OF
SILENCE
Calming, classic colours
and eye-catching displays
bring character to this
serene sanctuary
Words CLARE SARTIN
Photography HELENIO BARBETTA/LIVING INSIDE

Hallway The stained-glass door is an original feature


from 1905 that homeowner Tatjana found when
renovating the flat. A vintage pendant light bought in
a Parisian flea market can be seen in the living room.
The yellow chair is a piece by Eyal Burstein – the first
‘design’ item that Tatjana ever purchased
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home needs to be a place to rest, to digest and Tatjana’s eye for collecting is evident in almost every room, with
reflect on what you have seen outside in the open shelving and glass-fronted cabinets housing curated pieces
world,’ says Tatjana Sprick. The design picked up on her travels. In the kitchen, there’s a wall of tableware
consultant and freelance membership manager and glassware, while in the bedroom shoes line up like artworks.
for the German Fashion Council travels the ‘I love to look at my things,’ she says. ‘It’s not always practical because
globe spotting the next big trends, absorbing of the cleaning, but I enjoy changing around what’s on display.’
all the influences she can, but when she returns to her apartment Her most treasured possession, though, is her large Louis Vuitton
in west Berlin, it’s the silence she craves. suitcase. ‘I found it when I was 16,’ says Tatjana. ‘I had offered to
‘I rarely listen to music at home,’ she says, relishing instead the clear out my parents’ spare room and it was in the very back corner,
peacefulness of her 157-square-metre abode in one of the quieter like a prize, filled with linens that had been in the family for
neighbourhoods in Berlin. ‘No hipsters,’ she quips. When Tatjana generations.’ She dragged the case with her when she first left her
first moved here, however, things were less calm. The flat had not childhood home in Germany to move to Paris, and it’s been a feature
been touched since 1976, so a lot of renovation work was required. in almost every apartment she’s lived in since.
She removed the dated carpets, lowered ceilings and fitted shelving Tatjana is used to exploring the continents for work, and even
and, following the advice of local architecture firm BCO Architekten, jokes that ‘home is actually anywhere I place my suitcase for more
began knocking down walls and changing the layout. The small than a week’. However, she knows the importance of having her
kitchen was moved to the heart of the home, into the ‘Berliner personal sanctuary to come back to. Somewhere that, when she
zimmer’ – an architectural quirk of many flats in the German capital, closes the door, there’s quiet. bco-architekten.com
this long room runs from the front to the back of the property.
The apartment has three large entertaining rooms, all of which
are painted a pristine white. Tatjana often works here, so the bright
scheme keeps her alert and awake, while also making the most of
the light that floods into the front of the flat. Move into the private
spaces of her home, though, and you find plum, dark green, pink
and pale blue. ‘They are colours that make you feel cosy and
protected,’ explains Tatjana. It’s a confident palette, but one that
she argues is also quite classic. ‘There are many beautiful, trendy
colours to choose from, but, as I work with trends every day, I was
searching for something timeless at home.’

‘THERE ARE MANY


TRENDY COLOURS
TO CHOOSE FROM,
BUT, AS I WORK
WITH TRENDS
EVERY DAY, I WAS
SEARCHING FOR
SOMETHING MORE
TIMELESS AT HOME’

Living room The yellow-velvet ‘Royale’ sofa


by Castello Lagravinese for Casamilano is
covered with cushions picked up in India,
while the small side table is by Garth Roberts
for Peter Mabeo. The sideboard (also seen
opposite) is a vintage Scandinavian piece,
while the rug was bought in Marrakech and
the elaborately decorated side table in Syria
Stockist details on p312

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THE APARTMENT’S THREE LARGE
ENTERTAINING ROOMS ARE
PAINTED A PRISTINE WHITE TO
MAKE THE MOST OF THE LIGHT

Dining room Homeowner


Tatjana stands beside chairs by
Emü and a custom-made table
by Llot Llov. The pendant light
was found in a vintage shop in
Berlin, while the plates on the
wall are by Darkroom London
Stockist details on p312
‘I LOVE TO LOOK
AT MY THINGS AND
ENJOY REGULARLY
CHANGING AROUND
WHAT’S ON DISPLAY’

Kitchen The cabinets are


by Ikea – ‘I just added the
wooden countertops,’ adds
Tatjana. The porcelain is
from Istanbul, as well as
classic Rosenthal pieces.
The jugs on the upper shelves
are by Eyal Burstein, Nacho
Carbonell and Max Lamb
Stockist details on p312
Dining space The 1940s table
and chairs in this area attached
to the kitchen were found in
a vintage store in Berlin, and are
paired with a customised bench.
The Murano glass floorlamp
is another vintage find
This page The ‘Viscontea’
pendant light is by Achille
and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
for Flos, while the framed
photograph is by Daniel Buren.
On the writing desk – a piece
from Tatjana’s grandmother
– small vases are displayed on
a plate from Kulak Ceramic
Bedroom The wall is decorated
with wedding belts from
Morocco. The throw on the bed
is from central Asia – Tatjana
bought it after using it on a film
set. The Chinese bedside tables
came from a flea market
Stockist details on p312
BY

D ESI G N
UNITED

The thoughtful overhaul of this Copenhagen home – with


its considered, custom-built interior and wealth of texture
– has created a space that works for the whole family
Words TESSA PEARSON
Photography NATHALIE KRAG/LIVING INSIDE
Styling and production TAMI CHRISTIANSEN

Dining area Three ‘Bubble’ lights by George Nelson for Herman Miller hang
above the handmade dining table, which is flanked by a bench and a classic
Cherner armchair Stockist details on p312
Kitchen Kristian built
the cupboards and shelving
himself using oiled oak. ‘I love
the way it ages,’ he explains.
The pendant light is from
House Doctor, while the tap
and sink are from Blanco
Stockist details on p312
‘W E
WA N T ED
TO
create a home that was more than just a design showpiece,’ says Kristian Lillelund of
the Frederiksberg apartment he reworked for himself and his partner Mariah Malewicz,
as well as their children – Inés, Clara, Elliot and Viola, all aged between eight and 16.
‘We’re one of those modern families: I have two girls, and my wife has a boy and a girl,
so every second week there are six of us living here. We needed to be able to enjoy it
when we’re joined by all the kids, as well as when it’s just the two of us,’ he explains.
Kristian’s solution was a clever, compartmentalised layout, which placed the children’s
rooms at one end of the 160-square-metre apartment, and the main bedroom and living
spaces at the other. ‘This way, our home doesn’t feel like a big empty shell when we’re
here without them,’ he says. Much thought also went into bringing warmth and tactility
into the spacious flat, which receives little in the way of natural light. ‘Instead of trying
to brighten it up, which we knew would never really be successful, we opted to play up
the hygge (comfort) factor with a cocooning grey palette and lots of oak and pine plywood.’
Dusty rose was used throughout to create contrast, and for its softness, something
that pleased the two youngest girls immensely. ‘They saw the pink on the bathroom
walls and negotiated very hard on having their shared room in the same colour,’
remembers Kristian, who has his own studio, RUM4, and designed a wealth of handmade
furniture for the apartment, which is filled with hardworking built-in solutions.
His highly customised interior is the key to making this versatile home work for
everyone, from the large dining table in the kitchen – which also functions as a creative
workshop and homework station – to the contemporary four-poster bed that gives
Kristian and Mariah’s bedroom its more grown-up edge.
‘It’s important that we all feel at home here, and that we can hang out together as
well as have our own private spaces,’ Kristian explains. ‘Being home with all the kids
can be hectic and noisy, so it’s great that we can create a silent haven in the living room,
and they still have the freedom to make all the noise they want.’ rum4.dk

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‘IT’S IMPORTANT
THAT WE ALL FEEL
AT HOME, THAT WE
CAN HANG OUT
TOGETHER AS WELL
AS HAVE OUR OWN
PRIVATE SPACES’

Living room The wall-to-wall


bookshelf, complete with a
built-in sofa covered in dusty
pink fabric from Kvadrat, was
designed by Kristian. The rug
is a vintage Moroccan piece
Study area A bespoke desk
is paired with a chair by
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Bathroom Sugar-pink walls
are paired with monochrome
concrete floor tiles by Marokk
Stockist details on p312

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‘WE OPTED TO PL AY
UP THE HYGGE
FACTOR WITH A
COCOONING GREY
PALET TE AND LOTS
OF OILED OAK AND
PINE PLYWOOD’

Bedroom A raised four-poster


bed, a bespoke design, helps
to create intimacy in this large
room. The paper lampshade
is from Paris Au Mois D’Août,
and the linen by BOBO.
A ‘Cigar’ floor lamp by George
Nelson for Herman Millar
sits beside the bed, while in
the corner (left) there’s an
‘Eames Lounge Chair’ by
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Stockist details on p312
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Detail This unique side table by Giancarlo
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grey chair is a vintage design by Gio Ponti
Living room Giancarlo’s ‘Smile’ chair
sits beside the bespoke sofa, which is
upholstered in fabric from Holland &
Sherry. A piece by New York-based artist
Jayson Musson hangs above. The vintage
coffee table is by Milo Baughman, and the
rug is from Stark. A vintage Ron Rezek
lamp sits on the butcher’s-block side table
Stockist details on p312

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Dining room Giancarlo


designed the dining table
and the chairs are by Pierre
Jeanneret. A ‘Float’ wall light
by Ladies & Gentlemen
Studio is suspended above.
The abstract painting is
by Christopher Astley
Stockist details on p312
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Kitchen Homeowner Giancarlo


designed the cabinets, marble island
and stools. The pendant lights are
Dutch designs from the 1960s
Study area A 1970s lamp by George
Champion sits on top of the Pierre
Jeanneret-designed ‘Pigeonhole’
desk Stockist details on p312

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Detail A 1960s desk and a chair


from the 50s create a calm work area
Bedroom Above the bed hangs
a Marilyn Minter portrait of
Giancarlo’s son. The ‘Bed’ by Jasper
Morrison for Cappellini is covered
with Belgian linen from Cowtan
& Tout. The vintage bedside lamps
are by French designer Alfred Tormos
Stockist details on p312

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K ITCHENS
VOLUME 4

your essential guide


NEWS / TRENDS / INSPIRATION
K ITCHENS
211

CO N TEN TS 222

203 NEWS
The latest product launches, from colourful cabinetry
to the best black taps. Plus, the inside story
of eco-aware Italian kitchen brand Scavolini 212

2 20 T E C H N O L O G Y
Meet the gadgets that are revolutionising baking,
dish washing, coffee making and recycling
225 TRENDS
Introducing the hottest kitchen looks of the season
and all the products you need to recreate them
238 RECIPES FOR SUCCESS
Three design-minded homeowners
reveal how they’ve transformed the most
important room in their house

238 244 SERVE UP STYLE


Update your kitchen with colourful cookware and
crockery in uplifting spring-like shades
228 251 I N S P I R AT I O N
An exclusive peek inside the world’s most beautiful
kitchens, where you’ll find unique decorating ideas
and everything you need to steal their style
27 9 D I R E C T O RY 232
Our definitive guide to the best kitchen
showrooms to visit across the country
29 0 S T O C K I S T S
Love something you’ve seen in ELLE Decoration
Kitchens? Find out where to buy it

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244
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K ITCHENS
I love a statement kitchen. They have to be functional, sure, but now more than ever
they’re an opportunity to be creative. Forget the idea that kitchens should only be practical
– in fact, they provide you with the perfect chance to show some personality. Materials
are key, because they can be used in exuberant ways – think expansive slabs of veined
marble, tiles in unexpected patterns and places, poured concrete and crafted wood. Across
the 100 dedicated pages of this ultimate kitchen guide you’ll find all the inspiration you
need to help you find your own style, from bright colours to palest white, riotous pattern
to showstopping stones and everything in between.

Supplement Editor
PICTURE: JAMES STOKES

Editor B E N S P R I G G S Supplement Editor A M Y M O O R E A W O N G Art Director P H I L I P P E B L A N C H I N


Chief Sub Editor C L A R E S A R T I N Photography Director S H A R O N O ’ N E I L L
Designer J A C K M E L R O S E Picture Researcher E L L I E S U M M E R S With thanks to R E B E C C A H A L V E R S O N , L I A M C O H E N , V I C T O R I A R I C H A R D S

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NEWS
KITCHENS

Words by K ATE WORTHINGTON

BOLD
flavours
British cabinetmaker Plain English likes to
do things the old-fashioned way when it comes
to crafting its kitchens, which are made by
hand in Suffolk. Its range of finishes, however,
is anything but traditional. Cupboards are
available in a palette of contemporary hues,
including the bright blue of ‘Starched Apron’,
clean white of ‘Boiled Dishcloth’ and vibrant green
of ‘Pretty Pickle’. Choose a single shade or pick
and mix for a look that’s much more unique.
Kitchens from £45,000 (plainenglishdesign.co.uk).
KITCHEN NEWS

Get a
GRIP
SieMatic has been pioneering
handleless kitchens for decades,
but with the new ‘SLX’ it has
succeeded in engineering its
most streamlined, discreet and
ergonomic design yet. The angle
of the recessed grip has been
finessed, making the cupboards
easier to open and more striking
– you can even add controllable
LED lighting to give the kitchen
an otherworldly glow. From
£25,000 (siematic.com).

ALL TOGETHER NOW


Silestone, known for its beautiful and durable
surfaces made from 90 per cent natural
quartz, has just introduced an integrated
sink, the ‘Integrity Q’. Having your sink and
worktop made from a single piece of stone
creates a seamless effect, plus it’s ultra-
hygienic as there are no crevices for bacteria
to hide in, while its rounded corners make
it easier to clean. From £600 (silestone.co.uk).

DOWN TO EARTH
Balineum’s ‘Terra Firma’ glazed tiles will add some organic lustre
to kitchen splashbacks. Available in 11 colours – including (clockwise
from top) ‘Chalk’, ‘Husk’, ‘Bone’, ‘Shale’ and ‘Zinc’ – they are inspired
by the palette of mid-century architects, from John Lautner to Craig
Ellwood. £320 per square metre (balineum.co.uk).

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KITCHEN NEWS

TREND

HIDE
and
SEEK
Increasingly, open-plan homes
mean there’s more interest than
ever in kitchens that can be tucked
away when not in use. ‘The most
prevalent challenge with modern
properties is space,’ explains
Daniela Condo, designer at Life
Kitchens. ‘Ever-shrinking home
footprints mean that rooms are
multifunctional; combining
living, cooking and dining in one
space is becoming the norm.’
Life Kitchens’ ‘Hidden Kitchen’
(top) can be concealed within
seconds behind fumed larch doors
that sport a chevron design ( from
£25,000; life-kitchens.co.uk).
Boffi’s ‘K5’ (middle) performs
an entirely different kind of
disappearing act – the island’s
solid-elm worktop slides across
to cover the sink ( from £50,000;
boffi.com). Chamber Furniture’s
new kitchen units ( bottom),
meanwhile, can be shut away
behind flush bi-folding doors
made of fumed oak ( from
£40,000; chamberfurniture.co.uk).

‘EVER-SHRINKING
HOME FOOTPRINTS
MEAN COMBINING
LIVING, COOKING
AND DINING IN ONE
SPACE IS BECOMING
THE NORM’

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KITCHEN NEWS

Stone-cold CLASSICA monolithic hunk of stone is the star


of Fendi’s ‘Ginger’ kitchen. Its island
has been clad carefully so that the
flow of the marble’s veins remains
uninterrupted, while the integrated
hobs and sink ensure the material gets
maximum exposure. Every detail has
been meticulously crafted, from the
copper trim to the monogrammed
knobs and cabinets, also lined in
marble. From £80,000, Luxury Living
Group (luxurylivinggroup.com).

ROCK STARS
New tome Stoned:
Architects, Designers
& Artists on the Rocks
(£45, Lannoo) mines
inspiration from the
homes and projects of
creatives who have used
stone in exciting and
innovative ways. From
brightly coloured strata
to veined marble and
natural stone, it’s packed
with wow-factor ideas.

PICK OF
THE BUNCH
Aran Cucine’s ‘Oasi’ kitchen by Stefano
Boeri Architetti has an unusual focal
point at its centre: a living fruit tree.
The idea was to create a positive
meeting place around which families
and friends could socialise. The island,
clad in recycled wood, is a kitchen and
dining area all in one, neatly housing
all the essential elements – storage,
PICTURE: ANDREA FERRARI

oven, dishwasher, fridge, sink and hob


– as well as two wings that create extra
seating. £423 for a 60-centimetre
module (arancucine.com).

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KITCHEN NEWS

FOUR OF THE BEST


B L A C K TA P S
Embrace the dark side
in your kitchen with this
enduring brassware look

1‘Essence’ in ‘Hard
Graphite’, £387.85,
Grohe (grohe.co.uk)

Rainbow collection
Available across four kitchen designs, the new ‘Magnet Create’ paint-to-order
range allows customers to choose from 15 on-trend cabinetry shades. The
palette covers everything from inky ‘Midnight’ to dusky pink ‘Rose Bowl’,
all in a contemporary matt finish. Our favourite hue, ‘Forest Walk’ (pictured),
2
‘Tinkisso’, £89.99,
Dowsing & Reynolds
(dowsingand
reynolds.com)
offers a different take on the dark kitchen look – pair with brass accessories
for a luxe feel. ‘Dunham’ kitchen, from £3,624, Magnet (magnet.co.uk).

3
STEEL
A LOOK
Dornbracht’s new glazed
steel sinks come in three
colourways – black, white
and sand – in both matt and
‘DOT316’ in ‘Black
gloss finishes, allowing you
Chrome’, from £478,
to complement or contrast Ritmonio (ritmonio.it)
your surface with your sink.
Why glazed steel? Its durable
properties mean it can stand
up to extreme temperatures,

4
chemicals and acids, and it’s
highly scratch resistant. From
£865 (dornbracht.com).

‘Purist’, from
£771, Kohler
(kohler.co.uk)

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KITCHEN NEWS

RAISE
THE
BAR

British design studio Extreme’s latest project was designed with its art-collector
owners in mind. ‘The island had to be a piece of art in its own right,’ explains
creative director Marcello Cuconato. ‘Its cantilevered breakfast table is an
engineering feat, supported by steel structures running from underneath the
floor and up through the table.’ The island and extended bar are both made from
marbled Laminam ceramic – a surface that is not only beautiful but practical,
being more durable than marble. From £40,000 (extreme-design.co.uk).

FOUR OF THE BEST TEA TOWELS


Give your kitchen an instant injection of pattern

1
32 STUDIO LIVING

4 With two decades of experience in bespoke design,


Roundhouse knows the recipe for making a brilliant
kitchen. After a year of development, the brand has
launched its first modular kitchen system, ‘Studio’.
PICTURE: BO BERGENSTRÅHLE

Its vast library of tailored materials and cabinetry


1 ‘Bullfinch & Waxwing’ tea towel, £14, Timorous Beasties
has been edited down to a capsule collection of
(timorousbeasties.com) 2 ‘Dance Party’ tea towels, £7 for two, John Lewis fixed-size units, which are available in 24 external
& Partners (johnlewis.com) 3 ‘Akin’ tea towel by Ferm Living, £12, Nunido door finishes including matt, textured and lacquered.
(nunido.co.uk) 4 ‘Lackticka’ tea towel, £3 for two, Ikea (ikea.com) From £25,000 (roundhousedesign.com).

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TREND

REFINED
RUSTIC

Shaker-style kitchens are eternally popular, but some


brands are giving this classic look a contemporary
twist. Humphrey Munson’s ‘Spenlow’ design ( left)
is a streamlined take on the traditional raised and
fielded (refering to the classic woodworking methods
used to create this design) panel door, and comes in
modern colours created exclusively by paint brand
Mylands ( from £40,000; humphreymunson.co.uk).
For a different take on the trend, look to this kitchen
in Suffolk (above), where British Standard has given
its cabinetry a new look, with a worktop made from
reclaimed scaffolding boards and utilitarian
hardware that adds a modern, minimalist feel
( from £8,000; britishstandardcupboards.co.uk).

GET INTO
SHAPE
Italian furniture brand Poliform has become
a byword for quality and craftsmanship since it
was established in the 1970s, and with its ‘Shape’
system it aims to bring the same exacting standards
to kitchens. Built to order, the options include
a breakfast bar, spice rack, and a herbarium with
lights and hidden cables. Just as materials and
finishes can be specified for its designs, ‘Shape’
has a diverse range of colours and compositions
to choose from, right down to the thickness of the
worktop. From £36,000 (poliformuk.com).

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TREND

CABINETS
of curiosities
While some of us are dreaming of hidden kitchens,
others value the art of display. Valcucine’s first-ever
glass kitchen, ‘Artematica’ (top), is perfect for showing
off tableware ( from £50,000; valcucine.com), while
SCIC’s ‘Labirinto’ (middle) has glass vitrines that add
a gallery-like quality to its brass-clad cupboards ( from
£30,000; scic.it). Finally, with backlit eye-level cabinets,
the ‘HD23’ by Rossana (bottom) is ideal for curated
kitchen curios ( from £60,000; rossana.uk.com).

PERFECT PASTA
You’ll never resort to cooking dried pasta again after
completing this evening workshop at London’s Petersham
Nurseries, where its chefs share their recipes for pasta dough
using the freshest ingredients – including organic eggs from
sister business Haye Farm. Learn how to make ravioli,
garganelli and tagliatelle, as well as some simple Italian sauces.
6, 13, 20 and 27 March, £65 (petershamnurseries.com).

PICTURES: MATT AUSTIN, ALEXANDRIA HALL

PRACTICAL MAGIC
Standing up to the wear and tear of daily life, Jack Trench’s ‘JT
Classic’ kitchen features cabinetry clad with Corian – a durable
material more commonly used for worktops. It has been teamed
with timber finger-pull handles to add an element of traditional
craftsmanship. Choose from European white oak, American black
walnut or European cherry. From £60,000 ( jacktrench.co.uk).

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H I S T O RY O F A B R A N D

SCAVOLINI
Italy’s most popular kitchen brand
– and the most ecologically aware

When brothers Valter and Elvino Scavolini


opened their kitchen workshop in Pesaro,
on Italy’s east coast, in 1961, it was just Above Scavolini’s
a small family business. Photos from the ‘Mia’ kitchen
time show a collection of modest fitted Below The ‘Diesel
Open Workshop’
kitchens, many in wood, or the brown and
design collaboration
yellow shades so popular at the time.
From the very beginning, Scavolini
experimented with new technologies and design studio Nendo. Its name means both inspired by professional kitchens and
materials, working with designers to give ‘wood’ and ‘container’, and the idea is that created with chef Carlo Cracco.
its products a unique look. This approach, it can conceal all your kit behind seamless Reasons to invest in a Scavolini kitchen
coupled with the firm’s broad range of doors, as well as inside lidded storage boxes go beyond matters of style and practicality,
styles, meant that by 1984 it was Italy’s arranged on open shelves. It has a practical though – it’s one of the most eco-conscious
leading kitchen brand – a status it still melamine finish that mimics the grain of brands out there. In 2011, the company
enjoys. The company’s collection is still just elm. The ‘Diesel Open Workshop’ (below), installed an amazing 40,000 square metres
as diverse today, too. The traditional line a collaboration with the of solar panels on its
includes the ‘Belvedere’, which looks like it fashion and lifestyle factory roof – they now
could be straight out of an old Tuscan villa, brand, is one of the new DID YOU KNOW? produce 90 per cent of
while the modern collection explores looks launches. It responds to S C AV O L I N I FA C T S its energy needs (the
from industrial to futuristic (there are also the growing trend for 1 The company is still family-run rest comes purely from
affordable ‘Basic’ and ‘Easy’ ranges). merging cooking and – its CEO is Fabiana Scavolini, renewable sources).
Among the firm’s most truly innovative living spaces. Also new daughter of founder Valter. The firm’s cabinets are
kitchen designs is the ‘Qi’ by Japanese is ‘Mia’ (above), a design 2 Innovative materials are key crafted from recycled
to the brand’s success. It created wood, and are matched
Fenix NTM, a crosspolymer that
can be ‘mended’ by applying
with only the quietest,
heat to remove scratches. most energy-efficient
3 Scavolini kitchens feature
appliances you can buy.
accessories for eco-conscious Regular quality testing
consumers, including taps that ensures its designs last
reduce water consumption and a long time – you can
the latest low-energy LED lighting. order spare parts, even
4 In 1979, the company for older models, to
established the Fondazione extend their lifespan.
Scavolini, which sponsors the
And, when your kitchen
Rossini Opera Festival and
established the Casa Rossini does eventually need
Museum in Pesaro. replacing, nearly all of it
WORDS: AMY BRADFORD

5 At the brand’s Multiliving can be recycled. Great


showroom in London’s West design that’s principled
Hampstead, you can see the latest – it’s a winning recipe.
Scavolini kitchens in person. scavolini.design;
multiliving.co.uk

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TECHNOLOGY /
THREE OF THE BEST
H O T- D R I N K K I T

1
Alessi’s new
cordless electric
‘Plisse’ kettle is
decorated in a
pleated design by
architect Michele
De Lucchi. £79
(alessi.com).

2
Hotel Chocolat’s
‘Velvetiser’, designed
by Dualit, makes
decadent Parisian-style
hot chocolate in two
and a half minutes. £90
(hotelchocolat.com).

TRASH TALK
Hygiene meets style in the voice-activated ‘ST2015’ by Simplehuman.
3
Just say ‘open bin’ (or wave your hand directly above its infrared sensor) Prefer your coffee freshly ground? Jura’s
compact, touchscreen ‘ENA 8’ bean-to-cup
and it will oblige, revealing capacious twin compartments for recyclables coffee machine makes ten different speciality
and food waste. Its stainless-steel finish doesn’t just look good – the drinks. From £975 (jura-ena.com).
nano-silver coating is germ-repellent, too. £250 (simplehuman.com).

KEEP IT CHILL
Blast chillers are commonly
found in Michelin-starred
kitchens. They freeze cooked
food quickly and safely, locking
BAKE TO THE FUTURE in freshness without sacrificing
Panasonic’s state-of-the-art bread flavour. Smeg’s touchscreen-
maker, the ‘ZP2000’, weighs, controlled ‘SAB4104S Linea
kneads and bakes, drawing on Aesthetic’ performs the
a repertoire of 18 automatic same sorcery in domestic
programmes. Its signature bake kitchens, freezing meals
is a fluffy artisan loaf with a crispy and chilling wine in minutes.
crust, but it can also turn its hand
to gluten-free loaves, pasta and
£2,999 (smeguk.com).
preserves. £200, AO (ao.com).
POLISHED & PRISTINE
Let Miele’s revolutionary ‘G 7000’ smart dishwasher worry about
the dirty dishes. Its integrated ‘PowerDisk’ technology dispenses
the optimum dose of detergent automatically, while an app allows
you to manage it remotely to ensure you always return home to
sparkling glasses and spotless cutlery. £2,300 (miele.com).

IN THE MIX
KitchenAid is celebrating
its centenary by releasing
a limited-edition ‘Heritage
Stand Maker’ inspired by the
iconic firm’s first-ever colour
palette. The stylish
appliance’s ‘Misty Blue’ hue
is teamed with a super-
tough, freezer-safe ceramic
mixing bowl, plus a
ten-speed motor. £699
(kitchenaid.co.uk).

MAKING WAVES
Blanco’s chrome ‘Solenta-S Senso’ mixer tap combines a clean
aesthetic with sophisticated touchless start-stop sensor
technology, meaning it can be activated with a simple hand
movement. Plus, precise flow and temperature settings reduce
your water consumption. £800 (blanco-germany.com).

THE COOKERY CHANNEL


Meet your new sous chef, the ten-inch Lenovo
WORDS: TOM BAILEY PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES

‘Smart Display’. Brimming with artificial


intelligence, the Google-powered voice
assistant makes it easy to follow YouTube
recipe videos without getting flour and
grease on its screen. Want to master the art
of making authentic ramen? Just ask. £230,
John Lewis & Partners ( johnlewis.com).

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TRENDS
KITCHENS

From the brightest yellow to of-the-moment woods and stones,


we reveal the looks to love, and the buys you need to make them work
BOLDER blues
Add drama to your kitchen with rich
and intense shades of indigo and navy
While watery tones of blue are the mainstay of bathroom
design, you can be more daring in kitchens. A heavy dose
of navy or indigo adds a sense of depth, while clearly
defining the space – ideal in open-plan homes. The blues
should be dramatic and deep (shades that Yves Klein
would approve of ) and aim for variations in tone, with
either irregular finishes or a mix of materials in the
same shade. Flashes of bright white and metallics shine
particularly well when backed by blue.

Left Design studio Hecker Guthrie’s freestanding


kitchen is defined by its bold tone (heckerguthrie.com)
Below ‘Kit Kat’ mosaic tiles from Australian brand
Academy Tiles bring tonal difference to this kitchen by
Doherty Design Studio (dohertydesignstudio.com.au)

PICTURES: SHANNON MCGRATH, DEREK SWALWELL

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Pale TONES
Classic white never goes out of style, but
for a modern touch add creams and greys
White tones have the benefit of bouncing light around
the room. Combine a range of materials to create texture
and interest and be sure to allow hints of pale grey to
stray into the mix – it softens the look, making it less
intimidating and clinical than stark, brilliant white.

Top Guillaume Alan studio combines marble with ash wood in


a chalky hue (guillaume-alan.com) Left Carrara marble island
by architect Giuliano Dell’Uva (giulianoandreadelluva.it) Below
Mandarin Stone’s ‘Glacier White Base’ tiles (mandarinstone.com) ➤
PICTURE: ANDREA FERRARI

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D E TA I L S

BLUE&PALE TONES
10

Off-whites and pale greys are the ideal companion for deep navy and indigo

11
5

3
7
8
6

1 ‘Smalt’ paint, £45 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene (littlegreene.com) 2 ‘Oak Hampstead White’ wooden flooring, from £118 per square metre, Ecora
(ecora.co.uk) 3 ‘Piuma Edition’ chair by Studio Kronos, from £344, Cattelan Italia (cattelanitalia.com) 4 ‘Botella Summer Cloud’ tiles, £161.19 per square
metre, Topps Tiles (toppstiles.co.uk) 5 ‘Empira White’ quartz, £550 per square metre, Caesarstone (caesarstone.co.uk) 6 ‘Elica 2575’ dining table by
Zanotta, from £3,076, Chaplins (chaplins.co.uk) 7 ‘Everyday’ mug in ‘Conran Blue’ by Emma Lacey, £36, The Conran Shop (conranshop.com) 8 ‘Munch’ bowl

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14

12

13

by Studio Arhoj, £40, Liberty London (libertylondon.com) 9 ‘Cobalt gloss’ wall tiles, £46.40 per square metre, British Ceramic Tile (britishceramictile.com)
10 ‘Crystal Rock’ pendant by Arik Levy, £2,170, Lasvit (lasvit.com) 11 ‘Midnight Blue’ linoleum kitchen fronts, £6,000 as pictured, &Shufl (andshufl.com)
12 ‘Casey’ dinner plate, £27, Ralph Lauren Home (ralphlauren.co.uk) 13 Marbled milk jug by Myer Halliday, £45, Heal’s (heals.com) 14 ‘Dandelion’ tiles
in ‘Milk/Marine’ by Claesson Koivisto Rune, £142 per square metre, Marrakech Design (marrakechdesign.se) ➤

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VIBRANT yellow
Add sunshine to your cooking by using
the brightest, most cheerful of colours
A more vivacious take on the mustard trend that’s
been dominating interior design, this golden, buttery
tone is an instant way to energise your kitchen and
lift your mood during mealtimes. Opt for a single shade
and stick to it, using it over as big a space as you dare
for optimum impact. Pair with neutral accents, or pick
out the same bright hue on patterned tiles.

Top Architectural firm R2 Studio


(r2studio.co.uk) teamed cabinets
from In-toto in yellow with a
patterned design from Alhambra
Tiles (alhambratiles.co.uk)
Right An ‘Imperial Yellow’ Corian
worktop is exactly colour-matched
to the units, walls and ceiling in this
acid-bright kitchen by Russian For
Fish (russianforfish.com)

PICTURES: JULIA HAMSON, PETER LANDERS

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Wood
GRAIN
Choose timber that has an obvious grain
for an organic look with a design edge
The natural nuances of timber offer a timeless way
to add interest, pattern and movement to a kitchen.
Think beyond flooring and add wood to surfaces,
walls and ceilings, choosing large boards that really
show off the material’s texture. For an update that’s
smaller in scale but just as aesthetically pleasing,
use segments of wood as tiling for unique
splashbacks. Alternatively, embrace modern
marquetry on cupboard fronts for a directional look.
PICTURE: SHARYN CAIRNS

Top Salvage expert Retrouvius used reclaimed office


shelving to create this marquetry (retrouvius.com)
Above right Ikea’s ‘Hammarp’ oak worktop (ikea.com)
Right ‘Armourpanel’ cladding by Havwoods lines this
space by Clare Cousins Architects (clarecousins.com.au) ➤

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D E TA I L S

YELLOW&WOOD
The zingiest and spiciest of shades suit timbers with statement grains

1 ‘Gamboge’ paint, £49.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library (paintandpaperlibrary.com) 2 ‘Darna’ engineered oak wood flooring,
£218.34 per square metre, Havwoods (havwoods.co.uk) 3 ‘Haller’ tall storage unit, £1,500, USM (usm.com) 4 Walnut cutting board
by Bloomingville, £46, Scandinavian Design Center (scandinaviandesigncenter.com) 5 ‘Portofino’ range cooker, from £2,399, Smeg
(smeguk.com) 6 ‘Diamante’ tiles in ‘Ocre’, £37.84 per square metre, Topps Tiles (toppstiles.co.uk) 7 ‘Elliot’ dining table by Jason Miller,

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8 9

11

10 12

13

£5,418, De La Espada (delaespada.com) 8 ‘Otura’ tiles, £168 per square metre, Bert & May (bertandmay.com) 9 ‘Rock’ pendant light by Diesel
for Foscarini, £495, Utility Design (utilitydesign.co.uk) 10 ‘Strøm’ jug by Raawii, £89, Touva (trouva.com) 11 ‘Idra Rigadin Ritorto’ tumblers
by Nason Moretti, £72 each, The Conran Shop (conranshop.com) 12 ‘Ivalo’ tray, £50, LSA International (lsa-international.com) 13 ‘Ester’
chair by Stefano Bigi, £1,032, Porada (porada.it) 14 ‘Babouche’ paint, £46.50 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball (farrow-ball.com) ➤

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Left Interior architect Arjaan De
Feyter (arjaandefeyter.be) chose
‘Rajasthan Vert’ marble from Van
Den Weghe for this splashback
Above Green onyx forms a striking
island in this kitchen by Studio
Liaigre (liaigre.com)
Below ‘The Green Marble Kitchen’
by Jonas Lindvall for Swedish
brand Ballingslöv (ballingslov.se)

GREEN
marble
PICTURES: PIET-ALBERT GOETHALS, MAX ALM-NORELL

Stones in the most verdant of tones


celebrate nature in all its glory
Coloured marble is dominating interiors
this year, especially in the kitchen. Greens,
from bright emerald to the softest of mints,
work beautifully, and slabs with intricate
veins make the most striking worktops,
splashbacks and even islands. To complete
the forest feel, add wooden accents.

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Sleeker SILVER
Choose this metal for a finish that looks
both professional and glamorous
Cool, sharp and ever-present in the kitchen – from
chrome taps to stainless-steel cutlery and appliances
– shining silvery finishes are now playing a starring role.
Covering walls, surfaces and storage areas, the result is
a contemporary, luxurious feel. Finishes should be slick
and smooth, in both high-shine and brushed effect,
while gleaming tiles add extra shimmer.

Above Delicate mosaic tiles


catch the light that bounces
off the cupboards in this
kitchen by Whiting Architects
(whitingarchitects.com)
Left Softly silver kitchen
by ILB Design (ilb.de) ➤
PICTURES: SHARYN CAIRNS, LIESBET GOETSCHALCKX

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D E TA I L S

GREENMARBLE&SILVER
Combine the most contemporary of metallics with the intricate veining of coloured stone

6
4 7

2
1

1 ‘Guatamala’ green marble, £55.90 per square metre, Stone Source (stone-source.co.uk) 2 Limited-edition chrome ‘Panton’
chair by Verner Panton, £1,610, Vitra (vitra.com) 3 ‘Deco Glass’ tiles in ‘Silver’, £174.60 per square metre, Fired Earth
(firedearth.com) 4 ‘Saarinen’ dining table in ‘Verde Alpi’ by Eero Saarinen, £14,928, Knoll (knoll.com) 5 ‘Verdi Alpi’ tumbled
marble tiles, £130.80 per square metre, Mandarin Stone (mandarinstone.com) 6 ‘Rock’ candleholders, £130 for two, Tom Dixon

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12

10

11

(tomdixon.net) 7 ‘Pitcher 974B’ by Henning Koppel, £8,500, Georg Jensen (georgjensen.com) 8 ‘Ego’ kitchen by Alberto Torsello,
£33,375, Abimis (abimis.com) 9 Green marble wall clock by Hubsch, £99, Lagoon (vivalagoon.com) 10 Marble pendant lights
by Wrong.London, £139 each, Amara (amara.com) 11 ‘Gretha’ bowl by Louise Roe, £84, Royal Design (royaldesign.co.uk) 12 Green
marble, from £500 per square metre, Fiandre Architectural Surfaces (granitifiandre.com)

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RECIPES
for SUCCESS
Three design-
minded homeowners
reveal how they’ve
transformed the
most important
room in their house
Words EMMA LOVE

JONAS BJERRE-POULSEN
ARCHITECT
A founding partner of Danish practice
Norm Architects, which is renowned for
its minimalist, refined projects, Bjerre-
Poulsen lives with his wife and two children
in a small fishing village, a 25-minute
drive from Copenhagen. We look inside his
harbour-front home to see how his design
ethos has influenced this family kitchen
KITCHEN PROFILES

The kitchen was dark and cluttered when we moved in. It was
French inspired, with black-and-white floor tiles, and pots and pans
hanging everywhere – the opposite of what it is now. To begin with,
we evened out the floors and removed some of the ceiling beams.
I made a line of low cupboards from one side of the kitchen to the
other, which has the visual effect of stretching the space, making
it appear bigger. The main kitchen is at ground level, with stairs
leading down to a utility room/larder in the basement.
Norm Architects designed this ‘Surface’ kitchen for Reform.
The Danish brand creates Ikea hacks, working with a range of
creatives to design worktops and cupboard fronts that can be used
to upgrade existing cabinets. It saw a gap in the market between
standard kitchens and beautiful but expensive ones by cabinetmakers.
The kitchen is very tactile, made of smoked oak with a saw-
cut veneer. You can see and feel the distinct grooves made in the
wood by the saw. The handles are made of bronzed brass – as you
use them, they gradually gain patina.
Kitchens have to be functional – that’s important. For example,
our gas stove is built on a small piece of furniture made from stainless
steel, so it’s like a professional kitchen. You can place hot pots and
pans directly on the worktop next to the gas burners.
I wanted to open up the space so that daylight flows in from
all sides. When you are in one of the living rooms or the main
entrance, you can see and sense the kitchen but you can’t actually
see everything. The parts that you can see are all about the materials
– this kitchen is like a piece of architectural furniture. The cast-iron
pendants above the sink are by Danish company Menu. I prefer
this type of indirect light to spotlights, which give off a harsher
illumination that hits you on the head and hands, creating shadows.
If I’m not home, dinner is a takeaway – my wife doesn’t cook.
I do all the cooking and I love it. I find it relaxing and the kitchen is
often the place where we hang out and talk to guests. normcph.com

INSIDE MY KITCHEN Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen shares his cooking secrets


Signature dish? I’m especially fond of Italian food. Before I started studying passion of mine. For instance, I like the first Noma cookbook, which was
architecture, I lived in Rome for a year – I tried to learn all of the cooking photographed by Ditte Isager.
tricks and now have a large repertoire of pastas, risottos and bruschetta. Go-to utensils? A pot, pan, spoon and knife: with those simple tools
In the past five years or so, I’ve also taught myself to make Vietnamese food. I can make almost anything.
Cooking soundtrack? Usually the only music to be heard is the busy sounds Most treasured object? A 1970s teapot made by ceramicist Bente Hansen,
of sizzling pans and boiling water. who has a lot of beautiful, expensive pieces on display in the Danish Design
Favourite recipe book? I have a library with around 100 recipe books. Museum. I also collect ceramics from Japan, Korea and Denmark – they
I love to browse through them and look at the food photography. It’s a big are used as decorative objects in my kitchen. ➤
PICTURES: CLARA JUEL BJERRE- POULSEN

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MADS LARSEN DIRECTOR OF
BOFORM AND CPH SQUARE
Since 2014, Larsen has been the director
of Boform, a contemporary Nordic kitchen
company inspired by Danish architecture
from the 1950s and 70s, as well as CPH
Square, which is known for its urban-style
kitchen designs. He lives on the outskirts
of Copenhagen with his wife Kirsten and
one of his sons, in the upper apartment of
a 1920s detached house. He talks us through
the inspiration behind this bright space
KITCHEN PROFILES

When designing our kitchen, the colour came first. At the time, and painted it the same colour as the walls. Before, it was
we were testing out more adventurous hues for the Boform ‘Frame’ closed off and looked monumental. This adjustment has made
kitchen, so our cupboards are painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Oval Room the whole interior much lighter. We also turned the space into
Blue’. Very strong colours don’t suit the natural, northern light we a kitchen-diner, which I much prefer – we love to entertain and the
have in Denmark, so we wanted to create a kitchen that was still dining table from Habitat can be extended to seat up to 14.
within a subtle, muted palette but more interesting than neutrals. Both Kirsten and I like to cook, especially Italian food. This
It’s quite unusual here to use shades like this, but it’s my favourite is a good season for me, as I can make hearty dinners, such as the
thing about the kitchen. Italian casserole osso buco – my
Each individual cupboard and signature dish – as well as risottos
drawer has its own crafted frame. INSIDE MY KITCHEN
and beef bourguignon.
There are no handles – these are The extractor fan is built into
incorporated as indents in the fronts
Mads Larsen on his must-have cooking kit the worktop. It works using a
so that they don’t detract from the Cupboard staple? Mustard. It has to be both sweet and strong, downdraft, which is more efficient
design. The whole thing looks flush but it can be used in so many ways to create flavour. at removing cooking smells than
and contemporary. Our philosophy Go-to recipe book? Made in Italy by Giorgio Locatelli. the traditional models that hang
has always been that a kitchen has It explains perfectly all the basics of Italian cooking, such from the ceiling above the hob – plus,
as how you should make your sauces from scratch.
to be a piece of furniture – one that I always bang my head on those. It
What kind of cook are you? A social one – I like to do my
really works as part of a space. makes the overall design of the
cooking with people around. It’s always nice to have one
The worktops and splashback of my sons or guests standing next to me so I can spend time kitchen look cleaner.
are made of Statuario marble, with them while I’m chopping vegetables. The floorboards are newly laid
part of the Carrara family. We Most important utensil? There is absolutely nothing worse pine, painted in Farrow & Ball’s
selected this stone because it has than a kitchen without a sharp knife. ‘Hague Blue’. We chose this colour
the finest lines and veins. It looks When you’re not cooking, where do you like to eat out? Pluto as a contrast to the blue kitchen
slightly more architectural. in Copenhagen. They serve small plates inspired by Spanish, cupboards and to ensure that there
We opened up the staircase so Italian and Nordic cooking. The food is extremely good. was more depth to the room.
you can see through the treads boform.com; cphsquare.dk ➤
PICTURES: ANITTA BEHRENDT/LIVING INSIDE

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A L I S TA I R B L A K E A R C H I T E C T
When Blake set about renovating his home
– the top flat in a late-Victorian terrace
near London’s Finsbury Park, which he
shares with girlfriend Sonja Field –
transforming the kitchen was a priority.
The newly open-plan layout is blessed with
lots of natural light, which complements his
wooden scheme with its precise aesthetic
KITCHEN PROFILES

I designed the kitchen to enhance the delicate vertical texture


of Fineline Tilly board, an Austrian engineered timber made
from thin pieces of pine glued side by side, which gives a really
interesting detailed effect to the joinery.
I had the idea of using white concrete for the worktop and
sink after seeing it used to create a staircase in the RIBA
award-winning Covert House in Clapham. Narrow doors in the
flat meant that the concrete had to be cast in-situ. To make sure
that the kitchen was strong enough to support it, the plywood
carcass had to be built on site too. I wanted the entire kitchen to
look completely clean with no join lines, so for the splashback
I used cork, which comes on a roll, backed onto plywood. Everything
was finished with a coating of white Osmo oil.
I inherited a lot of furniture from my grandparents, including
the Ercol dining chairs with Gothic-style detailing – they were
very uncool during my childhood. The dining table is by Ilse Crawford
for Ikea. It’s made from cork, which matches the splashback.
I made the pendant light myself, using a gold-leaf-covered cymbal
and a stack of copper pipe reducers to encase the plastic cord.
It is a surprisingly good kitchen for cooking in. Sonja and
I usually do all the prep at the table. Next to the hob there are two
vertical drawers, where we keep all the herbs and oils – we leave
those open when we cook so that we can dip in for whatever we need.
I’m obsessed with hiding all the functional elements of the
kitchen, so the cupboard at one end opens up and slides back,
housing the kettle, toaster, blender and cutting boards. It allows
the kitchen to be a sculptural backdrop when not in use.
I recently did a cooking course in Morocco, where I learnt
how to make a lemon chicken tagine and an aubergine dish
called Zaalouk salad. I also love slow cooking chilli for hours and
making Thai green curry. I used to work at the architecture practice
DSDHA and, every Monday, two people would cook lunch for the
whole team of around 30 people. I cooked that green curry a number
of times. The original recipe is from a Nigel Slater book, but I have
tweaked it for years and now it feels like my version.

INSIDE MY KITCHEN Alistair Blake fills us in on his foodie rituals


Podcast to listen to while cooking? At the moment I’m listening to Off Menu Fanciest kitchen gadget? I have a sous-vide cooker (essentially a water
with comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster. It’s like Desert Island Discs bath for cooking at low temperatures and locking in moisture), but I’m
but for food; they ask guests to choose their dream menu. still plucking up the courage to actually use it.
Must-have utensil? A very thin, flexible spatula for flipping omelettes. Most-loved type of food? I adore dim sum. I have cooked them myself,
PICTURES: TOM BAKER

Favourite meal? A good steak followed by my mum’s chocolate roulade but the best place to experience them is Beijing Dumpling in London’s
with raspberries. I’m not a brilliant dessert chef, but she is. When I was Chinatown for the soup dumplings and spicy aubergine. I have eaten
growing up, she made that recipe for me on every birthday. there more than any other restaurant since moving to the capital.

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er ve up
S STYLE
The days of staid stainless steel and
white porcelain are behind us – it’s time
to embrace the freshness of spring-like
shades and update your kitchen with
colourful cookware and crockery
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ZEST FOR LIFE


From left Borosilicate glass coffee mug and saucer, £11.99; golden tablespoon, £7.99, both Zara Home (zarahome.com). ‘Bulky’ teapot by Jonas Wagell
for Muuto, £75, Amara (amara.com). Stoneware egg cup in ‘Soleil’, £8.50, Le Creuset (lecreuset.co.uk). ‘Duck’ kitchen timer by Alessi, £35, A White Room
(awhiteroom.com). Gold cutlery by Bloomingville, £25 for a four-piece set, Scandinavian Design Center (scandinaviandesigncenter.com). ‘Terra.Cotto’ sauce
pot by Stefania Vasques for Sambonet, £89, The Conran Shop (conranshop.co.uk). Yellow tea towel, £13, Piet Hein Eek (pietheineek.nl). Paring knife
– for similar, try the ‘Shun Classic’ by Kai, £86, Borough Kitchen (boroughkitchen.com). ‘Jellies Family’ glass by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell, £8, Nunido
(nunido.co.uk). Porcelain cup by Aldo Bakker for Particles Gallery, stylist’s own. Glass from Dille & Kamille – for similar, try ‘Glass’, from £3, Hay (hay.dk) ➤

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S I LV E R S E R V I C E
From left ‘Songbird’ ornament by Kay Bojesen for Rosendahl, £70, Skandium (skandium.com). ‘Kastehelmi’ glass bowl by Oiva Toikka for Iittala,
£37.75, Made In Design (madeindesign.co.uk). Measuring cup by Dille & Kamille – for similar, try ‘Vardagen’, £3, Ikea (ikea.com). Grey mug from
Loods 5 – for similar, try ‘Neu’, £15, Ferm Living (fermliving.com). ‘Mercer’ white plate, £4.80, Crate & Barrel (crateandbarrel.com). Patterned plate
from Loods 5 – for similar, try ‘Brookland’, £6, Habitat (habitat.co.uk). Linen napkin, £6, Arket (arket.com). ‘70s’ espresso mugs by HK Living, £5 each,
Scandinavian Design Center (scandinaviandesigncenter.com). Grey colander by Zuperzozial, £6, Forma (formahouse.co.uk). Cutlery, £3.99 per piece,
Zara Home (zarahome.com). ‘Terra.Cotto’ sauce pot by Stefania Vasques for Sambonet, £89, The Conran Shop (conranshop.co.uk) ➤

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E AT Y O U R G R E E N S
From left ‘Gustav’ marble board by Louise Roe, £24, Royal Design (royaldesign.co.uk). ‘Second Skin’ bowl and cup, both price on application,
July (julyadrichem.com). For similar sherry glass, try ‘Avignon’, £48, Dartington Crystal (dartington.co.uk). For similar decanter and wine glass,
try ‘Wavy-Effect’ decanter, £19.99; glass, from £7.99, both Zara Home (zarahome.com). ‘This Side Up’ glass by Studio Kalff, stylist’s own.
‘Terra.Cotto’ frying pan by by Stefania Vasques for Sambonet, £71, Connox (connox.co.uk). ‘Terra.Cotto’ sauce pot by Stefania Vasques for Sambonet,
£89, The Conran Shop (conranshop.co.uk). ‘Kastehelmi’ tumbler by Oiva Toikka for Iittala, £23 for two, Amara (amara.com). ‘Gina’ bowl with lid
by Louise Roe, £25, Royal Design (royaldesign.co.uk). ‘Kaleido’ tray by Clara von Zweigbergk, from £13, Hay (hay.dk)

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KITCHENS

Words by K ATE WORTHINGTON

RED ALERT
Belgian interior architect Arjaan
De Feyter created this striking
kitchen using Travertino Rosso,
supplied by natural stone company
Van Den Weghe. ‘I had a sample of
this red stone for almost 15 years,
but I had to find the right project and
people for it – people with a strong
personality who would dare to be
different,’ he says (arjaandefeyter.be).
Stone Travertino Rosso, from £39,343
per square metre, Van Den Weghe
(vandenweghe.be)
Tap ‘KV3’ in natural brass by Arne Jacobsen
for Vola, £1,033, Panik (panik-design.com) ➤
PICTURE: PIET ALBERT GOETHALS
LAW OF
THE JUNGLE
The owners of this kitchen enjoy
a botanical vista from their breakfast
bar. Proof that there’s no need to shy
away from elaborate pattern in the
kitchen, the lush vegetation pictured
on this mural combines well with an
unexpected mixture of materials,
from fluted marble to flashes of gold.
Wallpaper ‘D-Dream’, from £338 per square
metre, Iksel Decorative Arts (iksel.com)
Taps ‘Fusion Round’ in gold by Quooker, £1,749,
Appliance City (appliancecity.co.uk) ➤

PICTURE: JAMES STOKES

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ISLE OF TILES
The humble ceramic tile is versatile, durable and makes an impact, so what better material to use
for a hardworking kitchen island? In this project by Australian architecture and interior design
studio Robson Rak, jade metro-style tiles have been used to creative effect (robsonrak.com.au).

Tiles ‘Victoria’ in green, £128


per square metre, De Fazio Tiles
PICTURE: SHANNON MCGRATH

& Stone (defazio.com.au)


Lighting ‘Parachute’ pendant lights
by Nathan Yong, £365 (left); £288
(right), Ligne Roset (ligne-roset.com)
Seating For similar, try ‘Imo’
stools, from £395 each, Pinch
(pinchdesign.com)

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ANGLED
POISE
Created by Belgian studio
Atelier Dialect for a client
who’d fallen for the pink
resin floor of a fashion store
they had designed, this
modern kitchen gives the
powdery palette some edge,
with an angular worktop
made of terracotta granito
(atelierdialect.be).
Worktop For a similar look,
try ‘TE047’ terrazzo, from £960
per square metre, Diespeker
(diespeker.co.uk)
Tap ‘KV1’ by Vola, £825, Panik
(panik-design.com)
Appliances ‘PV175CB’ hob in
white, £849, Smeg (smeguk.com) ➤

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HIDDEN DEPTHS
Concealing its functional elements inside a
wall-length walnut sideboard and leaving the
upper walls cupboard-free, this kitchen is virtually
invisible. Its grooved frontage hides the joins
between doors so the only clues to the room’s real
purpose are the tap and sink and nothing distracts
from the design classics that take centre stage.
Kitchen Bespoke design by Quincoces-Drago
& Partners (quincocesdrago.com)
Dining table ‘Saarinen Oval’ by Eero Saarinen
for Knoll, £4,644, Aram (aram.co.uk)
Lighting ‘IC S2’ by Michael Anastassiades
for Flos, £420, Aram (aram.co.uk) ➤

PICTURE: ALBERTO STRADA

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BOLD AS BRASS
For a masterclass in the art of mixing materials, look no further than this
kitchen by Melbourne-based interior designer Fiona Lynch. It marries
white stone with black joinery (left) and blackbutt timber (on the island),
crowning it all with a stretch of polished brass (fionalynch.com.au).
Cabinets For similar, try mirrored brass doors with a birch ply core,
from £214, Metal Sheets (metalsheets.co.uk)

PICTURE: BROOKE HOLM

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THE NEXT BIG THING


Large-format tiles are making waves in the world of kitchen design. Compared to the busier look
of smaller styles, super-sized pieces create a clean, calm aesthetic. Here, an ethereal glaze adds
to the serene feel, as does the pale natural timber cabinetry with pared-back brass detailing.

Tiles ‘Ossido/24’ bespoke pale


blue hand-painted lavastone,
£800 per square metre, Made
a Mano (madeamano.com)
Cabinets This is a bespoke design
by JLK Design Studio (JLK-DS.com).
Pluck kitchens can create similar
units with integrated handles,
from £12,000 (pluck.kitchen) ➤

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ALL THAT
JAZZ
Belgium-based interior designer Lionel
Jadot took inspiration from the Art Deco
era for this unique kitchen. The marble
surfaces and gold walls are handsome in
their own right, but it’s the extra details,
such as the detailed chequerboard trim
on the splashback, that really evoke the
glamour of the 1920s (lioneljadot.com).
Paint For a similar
colour, try ‘Antique Gold
Effect’, from £7 for
125ml, Craig & Rose
(craigandrose.com)
Tiles For similar, try
‘Victorian Black/White
Chequer’, £72.22 per
square metre, Topps
Tiles (toppstiles.co.uk)

PICTURE: SERGE ANTON

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CAST AWAY
Concrete kitchens make a big impact, but can appear imposing and cold. In this
PICTURE: PIET ALBERT GOETHALS

design by Spanish architecture studio Mar Plus Ask, the cast-on-site island is
warmed by bespoke copper lighting and plywood cabinets (marplusask.com).
Kitchen island Haus Concrete Surfaces can create a similar design.
Concrete worktops, from £468 per metre (hausconcretesurfaces.com)
Cabinets For a similar bespoke plywood design, try Plykea (plykea.com)
Tap ‘KV8’ by Arne Jacobsen for Vola, £931, Panik (panik-design.com) ➤

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GO WITH THE GRAIN
Timber is the ideal material for giving a modern kitchen soul, so why stick
to just one type? This room is a patchwork of different varieties, from the
light oak used to create the breakfast bar, to dark eucalyptus cabinets and
polished parquet floors. The result is a harmonious combination that
breathes life into this streamlined design by Ferruccio Laviani for Dada.
‘Hi-line 6’ by Ferruccio Laviani, from £40,000, Dada (dada-kitchens.com) ➤

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THINK INSIDE THE BOX
Give kitchen workspaces an identity of their own by lining them – splashback, sides, underside
and all – with a shock of contrasting material. This kitchen by Belgian design firm La Fabrika
Studio teams baby blue MDF units with a workstation wrapped in terrazzo (lafabrikastudio.be).

Surface ‘Grigio Venato’ terrazzo,


from £52.32 per square metre,
Bomarbre (bomarbre.be)
Cabinets For similar, try Finch
London, which can create bespoke
kitchens in any colour, from
£35,000 (finchlondon.co.uk)
Accessories For similar utensil
holders, try the ‘Hexagon Vase’
by Trine Andersen for Ferm
Living, from £32, Made In Design
(madeindesign.co.uk)

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PICTURE: VALENTINA SOMMARIVA (PHOTOGRAPHY), DIEGO PACCAGNELLA (STYLING)

PILLAR OF SUPPORT
TM Italia’s Casa Flora project, created in collaboration with
architect Matteo Ghidoni, is part kitchen, part sculpture.
Playing with scale and colour, it’s a design with a difference
– its worktop, made of green Guatemalan marble, sits above
two strikingly mismatched turquoise legs (tmitalia.com).
‘T45’ by TM Italia, from £40,000, Hub Kitchens (hubkitchens.com) ➤

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LAID BARE
Architect Danielle Siggerud chose
to celebrate the beauty of raw
finishes and materials in this
kitchen, artfully combining exposed
brickwork, concrete and a handsome
slab of calacatta viola marble. The
extra-thick worktop makes a focal
point of the island and showcases
the stone’s markings from every
angle (daniellesiggerud.com).

Worktop For similar, try ‘Calacatta


Viola Polished Marble Slab’, from
£522 per square metre, Mandarin
Stone (mandarinstone.com)
Lighting ‘TR Bulb’ suspension frame
by Tim Rundle, £680, Menu (menu.as)
Seating ‘Afteroom’ bar stools, from
£230 each, Menu (menu.as)

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FINE FUSION
Taking cues from Scandinavian and
Japanese interiors, this apartment
in Oslo by architect Johan Tran is a
minimal masterpiece. Its sliding room
dividers echo the paper screens used
in houses in Japan, while beech veneer
cabinets nod to traditional Scandi
craftsmanship. Drawer fronts have
been grooved to mirror the herringbone
floor and add a touch of extra detail
in this otherwise unembellished space.
Cabinets Wilder can create a similar kitchen,
from £6,000 (wildercreative.co.uk)
Handles For similar, try ‘Holy Wafer’, £13 each,
Superfront (superfront.com)
Tap ‘Linus-S’ in ‘Anthracite’ by Blanco, £555,
Trading Depot (tradingdepot.co.uk)
Appliances For a similar cooker hood, try the
‘KS110BLE Symphony’ by Smeg, £589, John
Lewis & Partners (johnlewis.com) ➤
PICTURE: INGER MARIE GRINI/HOUSE OF PICTURES

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CURVE
APPEAL
Architecture firms CaSA and
Margherita Serboli Arquitectura
joined forces to create this bespoke
kitchen. Rather than squaring off
the Portobello marble worktop and
splashback, they chose rounded
corners that give the space a gentler
look. The curves continue with the
small porthole window and circular
extractor hood (casa-architects.co.uk;
margheritaserboli.com).
Tap For similar, try ‘Tinkisso’, £90, Dowsing
& Reynolds (dowsingandreynolds.com)
Appliances ‘Corinthia Isola’ cooker hood in
‘White Matt/Tibetan Silver’ by Faber, £1,299
Angel Appliances (angelappliances.co.uk)

PICTURE: COURTESY OF KETTAL (KETTAL.COM)

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ENVY-ENDUCING GREEN
Transform cupboards quickly and economically with a lick of paint in a bold hue. Australian
design firm SJB has used this kitchen’s full-height cabinetry as a canvas for an invigorating
green – for even more impact and extra durability, go for a gloss finish (sjb.com.au).

Paint For a similar colour, try


PICTURE: FELIX FOREST

‘Resplendent Emerald’ by Valspar,


available in gloss and matt finishes
from £15 per litre, B&Q (diy.com)
Tap ‘Pescara Semi-Pro XL’, £468,
Franke (franke.com) ➤

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WINDOW OF
OPPORTUNITY
Transparent glass splashbacks are having
a moment in the design spotlight – they
bring extra light into a dark kitchen and,
if positioned carefully, reveal unexpected
views. In this space by Australian design
practice Flack Studio, the well-placed
window perfectly frames a neon artwork
that runs along the garden fence outside.
Kitchen Bespoke design, from £55,000,
Flack Studio (flackstudio.com.au)
Artwork Neon piece by Aly Indermühle
(indermuhle.com.au) ➤

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IN THE NUDE
Bring a subtle rosy glow into your kitchen with putty and clay tones – an updated take
on the classic neutral palette. Choose brick-like tiles with a tumbled finish for texture
and add terracotta, plywood and copper accents to complete the look.

Tiles ‘Rosa Perlino’ tumbled


marble, £93.87 per square
metre, Mandarin Stone
(mandarinstone.com)
Cabinets For similar, try oiled
birch plywood doors, from £1,000
for a small kitchen, Custom Fronts
(customfronts.co.uk)
Tap For similar, try ‘Harbour
Clarity’ in brushed copper, £135,
Tap Warehouse (tapwarehouse.com)
Lighting ‘Geometric Terracotta’
pendant light, £65, Nick Fraser
(nickfraser.co.uk)

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DRAMATIC TURN
This flamboyant space is the work of interior designer Patricia
Bustos. Her magpie eye has borrowed hallmarks from the Art Deco
era (the mosaic tiled floor), mid-century style (brass accents and
pastel shades) and the theatre (red fringing). No surface has been
left unadorned – even the ceiling is dressed to impress in two shades
of green. Proof that sometimes, more is more (patricia-bustos.com).
Lighting Vintage ‘Ginko’ lamps by Carlo Giorgi – try 1stDibs (1stdibs.com)
Flooring For similar, try mosaic tiles, £7.74 per sheet, Binibi (binibi.co.uk) ➤

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FROM THE
GROUND UP
Herringbone tiles needn’t be confined
to flooring, as this kitchen by interiors
practice Doherty Design Studio proves.
The graphic, orderly repeat pattern flows
up the sides of the island, where it meets
the organic strata of the stone worktop
(dohertydesignstudio.com.au).
Worktop For similar, try ‘Cote D’Azur’ marble, from
£528 per square metre, Lapicida (lapicida.com)
Tiles For similar, try ‘East Hampton Marble’ from
£114.82 per square metre, Fired Earth (firedearth.com)

PICTURE: DEREK SWALWELL (PHOTOGRAPHY), JESS LILLIC (STYLING)

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A PERFECT MATCH
Achieve a completely coherent look in your kitchen by using the same material for your
splashback, floor and worktop. Norwegian brand Lundhs’ bespoke tile service allows customers
to order tiles and countertops in the same stone. Worried about everything becoming too
matchy-matchy? Break up the look with light and dark woods (lundhsrealstone.com).

Worktop ‘Lundhs Blue’ in a silk


PICTURE: MORTEN RAKKE

finish, from £680 per square metre


(lundhsrealstone.com)
Tiles ‘Lundhs Blue’ hexagonal
design on splashback and floor,
from £200 per square metre
(lundhsrealstone.com) ➤

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FREE SPIRIT
Self-contained kitchens offer flexibility and the
illusion of space. This design by British furniture
maker Edward Collinson combines white lacquered
doors, a stainless-steel worktop and an oak interior,
all handcrafted in London (edwardcollinson.co.uk).
Kitchen ‘The Broad’, £13,500 (including appliances), Edward
Collinson (edwardcollinson.co.uk)
Accessories ‘Spade’ and ‘Longboard’ chopping boards, from
£105, Edward Collinson (edwardcollinson.co.uk)

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PICTURE: PHILIPPE FRAGNIERE (PHOTOGRAPHY),
HANNAH FRANKLIN (STYLING)

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Edited by CL ARE SARTIN

A
AGA
Invented in 1922 by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gustaf Dalén, these cast-iron ranges are now made at the brand’s Shropshire foundry.
Pictured ‘ER3 100-3’ range cooker in ‘Slate’, from £7,865
Prices from ‘AGA 60’, from £5,925
Showrooms nationwide (agaliving.com) ➤
DIRECTORY /

A RT IC HO K E
Expect handcrafted designs and a respect
for materials, with all kitchens made
with care in its Somerset workshop.
Pictured Bespoke design for a home in
Hampshire, inspired by the large kitchen
table in Lanhydrock House, Cornwall
Prices from £100,000
Unit 9, Cheddar Business Park, Wedmore
Road, Cheddar BS27 (artichoke-ltd.com)

B
B &Q
This DIY specialist has almost 300
showrooms located across the whole
of the UK and currently carries 11
price-friendly kitchen lines, ranging B LAKE S LO ND ON
from the traditional to the trend-led. Book an appointment to view this firm’s showroom, where it displays the latest
Pictured ‘IT Marletti Anthracite Gloss’, trend-led examples of its bespoke kitchen joinery and interior design.
£1,091 for an eight-unit galley kitchen Pictured ‘Wexford’ kitchen, £47,800
Prices from £788 for the ‘IT Sandford’ Prices from £40,000
Showrooms nationwide (diy.com) 46–48 Jaggard Way, London SW12 (blakeslondon.com)

B OF F I BR I T IS H STANDAR D BULTH A UP
An Italian firm known for its super-chic CUP B OAR D S This high-end German brand offers three
kitchens and collaborations with The more affordable offshoot of Plain looks – the minimalist ‘b1’, workshop-
big-name designers, including Piero English. Costs are kept down with inspired ‘b2’ and architecture-driven
Lissoni and Patricia Urquiola. off-the-shelf, rather than bespoke, styles. ‘b3’. Plus, there’s now the ‘b Solitaire’
Pictured ‘Combine’ by Piero Lissoni, Pictured Neutral cupboard fronts for range of storage and display pieces.
made of compact island blocks a modern rustic look, from £465 each Pictured The ‘b3’ kitchen, from £36,000
Prices from £43,200 Prices from £8,000 Prices from £12,000 for the ‘b1’ kitchen
254 Brompton Road, London SW3 41 Hoxton Square, London N1 37 Wigmore Street, London W1
(boffiuk.com) (britishstandardcupboards.co.uk) (bulthaup.com)

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C A E SA RS T O N E
Caesarstone manufactures premium
CAPLE
Kitchens and appliances can be viewed in
C HA MB E R F URN IT URE
Specialising in hardwood kitchens, this
quartz for countertops, splashbacks, person, by appointment, at this cabinetry Kent-based business prides itself on
wall cladding and floors. There are 48 maker’s showroom in Bristol. The sleek craftsmanship and design details.
premium surfaces to choose from. ‘Contemporary’ and traditional ‘Classic’ Pictured A green and brown marble
Pictured ‘Statuario Maximus’, from ranges cater to a wide range of tastes. worktop and handleless island in this
£800 per square metre Pictured Modern-looking ‘Arezzo’ bespoke design for a London home
Prices from £380 per square metre kitchen in ‘Smoke’ Prices from £40,000
Unit 3, Navigation Park, Morson Road, Prices from £8,000 The Old Timber Yard, London Road,
Enfield EN3 (caesarstone.co.uk) Showrooms nationwide (caple.co.uk) Halstead TN14 (chamberfurniture.co.uk)

C HA R L IE K I NG HA M
This bespoke cabinetmaker focuses
CONNAUG HT KI TCHEN S
European engineering reigns at this
D
DA DA BY MO LT E NI & C
Visit this showroom for designs by
on classic joinery methods to craft brand, which specialises in the slickest Vincent Van Duysen, Luca Meda and
unique pieces of furniture. designs by Leicht, as well as bespoke Dante Bonuccelli. You can mix
Pictured This project has a modern English ranges by Stoneham Kitchens. elements to create an original space.
take on Shaker-style cabinetry and Pictured A contemporary Leicht Pictured ‘VVD’ kitchen by Vincent
includes appliances from Miele kitchen with dark lacquer cabinets Van Duysen, from £40,000
Prices from £19,000 Prices from £35,000 Prices from £25,000
53 Blandford Street, London W1 2 Porchester Place, London W2 245–249 Brompton Road, Chelsea,
(charliekingham.co.uk) (connaughtkitchens.co.uk) London SW3 (dada-kitchens.com)

D AV O N P O RT D ESI G N S PACE L ON DON DE VO L


Bespoke cabinetry – from traditional Head to one of this brand’s two London Visit any one of this brand’s three
designs to handleless styles – is made showrooms to browse the latest kitchens showrooms to see the classic ‘The Real
in this firm’s Colchester workshop. by Italian brand Modulnova, as well as Shaker’ kitchen, as well as a tempting
Pictured The ‘Shoreditch’ kitchen has bathrooms and living spaces. range of ceramic tableware.
an urban edge that’s a new direction for Pictured The simple, uncluttered lines Pictured ‘The Real Shaker Kitchen’,
this brand known for its classic styles of the ‘Fly’ kitchen by Modulnova from £12,000
Prices from £45,000 Prices from £25,000 Prices from £12,000
Peartree Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 120 Webber Street, London SE1 Cotes Mill, Nottingham Road,
(davonport.com) (designspacelondon.com) Loughborough LE12 (devolkitchens.co.uk) ➤

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E
ECORA
This flooring specialist’s London
ESP R ES S O DE SI G N
Expect to find Cesar, Euromobil and
E XTR E ME D E S I G N
This family business creates kitchens
showroom stocks new and reclaimed Aster ranges, plus the latest appliances, to suit any style. It has showrooms in
woods, all suitable for kitchens. Also at this brand’s three London showrooms. London, Buckinghamshire and Surrey.
explore its selection of wooden chopping Pictured Private project for a London Pictured Bespoke, art-inspired kitchen
boards, serving utensils and more. home, featuring the Cesar ‘Maxima 2.2’ with a ‘Bianco Statuario’ ceramic
Pictured ‘Oak Portland’ flooring kitchen in white lacquered oak splashback and worktop by Laminam
Prices from £71 per square metre Prices from £20,000 Prices from £40,000
20 England’s Lane, London NW3 Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London 145 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13
(ecora.co.uk) SW10 (espressodesign.co.uk) (extreme-design.co.uk)

F
FI R E D E A R T H
Founded with the aim to bring a little
G
GLO BAL LUXURY LO ND ON
Discover Italian-made Scic, Fendi
H
H A B ITAT
Find kitchens by German manufacturer
Spanish style to British homes, this Cucine and Exteta kitchens here. Each Kütchenhaus at this high-street retailer
brand’s vast range of tiles for walls and project is curated with attention to – the Tottenham Court Road branch has
floors is a great way to bring a splash detail and luxurious materials. 3D software to help you plan your space.
of colour or pattern to your kitchen. Pictured ‘Pompei’ kitchen crafted from Pictured Industrial ‘Stone Art’ doors
Pictured ‘Futurism’ tiles, from £79.46 lavastone by Scic, from £30,000 paired with ‘RIVA’ sanremo oak fronts
per square metre Prices from £30,000 Prices from £9,000
Prices from £0.53 per tile 87–89 Wigmore Street, London W1 196–199 Tottenham Court Road, London
Showrooms nationwide ( firedearth.com) (globalluxurylondon.com) W1 ( habitat.co.uk)

HA RV E Y J O N E S HO WD ENS H UB KI T C H E NS
For more than 40 years, this company With more than 690 depots nationwide, Discover Italian kitchens by Record è
has been making handcrafted kitchens. Howdens is the UK’s major trade kitchen Cucine and TM Italia, as well as the latest
Its ‘Shaker’, ‘Original’ and ‘Linear’ supplier, with a selection of styles that appliances from Falmec, Gaggenau and
designs are all primed, ready to be will appeal to all tastes. Miele at this Battersea showroom.
painted any colour of your choosing. Pictured The classic ‘Burford White/ Pictured ‘Concept T30’ and ‘Concept
Pictured ‘Arbor’ kitchen in duck-egg Paintable’ kitchen D90’ kitchen units by TM Italia
blue at the firm’s Islington showroom Prices from Contact your local builder Prices from £40,000
Prices from £18,000 to get individual prices for your project Oyster Wharf, 20 Lombard Road, London
Showrooms nationwide (harveyjones.com) Depots nationwide ( howdens.com) SW11 (hubkitchens.com)

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Cabinetmakers since the 1800s, this
I IKEA
Create your perfect kitchen with this
I N TE RVA R I
This showroom is the only place in
brand produces handmade kitchens in iconic Swedish brand’s modular and the UK where you can buy kitchens
its Felsted workshop using traditional brilliantly affordable ‘Metod’ system by Spanish brand Mobalco. It also sells
techniques and modern innovations. that is incredibly customisable. its own bespoke range, as well as designs
Pictured Bespoke version of the Pictured ‘Metod’ cabinets, from £10 by Vaselli and Second Nature.
‘Spenlow’ kitchen for a Hampstead home and ‘Maximera’ cabinets, from £57 Pictured The brand’s London showroom
Prices from £40,000 without appliances Prices from £99 for a ‘Sunnersta’ Prices from £15,000
The Joinery Works, Gransmore Green, miniature kitchen 16a Wigmore Street, London W1
Felsted CM6 (humphreymunson.co.uk) Showrooms nationwide (ikea.co.uk) (intervari.com)

J A C K TRE NC H
This London-based company crafts
its bespoke kitchens by hand, with
a sharp focus on exceptional design
and contemporary detailing.
Pictured The ‘JT Classic’ kitchen,
from £50,000
Prices from £50,000
5a Rosebery Avenue, London EC1
( jacktrench.co.uk)

K
K I TC HE NA I D

J
Inside KitchenAid’s London Experience
Store is a display of large and small
appliances, as well as a demonstration
J O HN L EW IS O F H U N GER F OR D kitchen and a cookery school.
Kitchens are meticulously crafted within this brand’s Oxfordshire workshop, Pictured ‘Artisan Power Plus
and displayed at its 13 nationwide showrooms. Blender’, £649
Pictured The ‘Rise’ collection by 2LG Studio, from £35,000 Prices from £79 for a hand blender
Prices from £25,000 98 Wigmore Street, London W1
156–158 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 ( john-lewis.co.uk) ( kitchenaid.co.uk) ➤

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KI T CH E N S B Y HO L LO WAY
Mixing and matching materials is this company’s business. All of its five styles of kitchen are made by hand in its Shrewsbury
workshop, where its team of interior and architectural designers are also based.
Pictured A bespoke kitchen extension and design for a private townhouse
Prices from £30,000
67 Northcote Road, London SW11 (hollowayskitchens.com)

KI T CH E N S
I NTE R N AT IO N A L
L LAUR E NC E P I DG E ON
Kitchens by Italian brand Elmar and the
LI F E KI T C H E N S
British designed and made kitchens that
From detailed design, to installation and German firm Häcker are on display, as are crafted with care and passion. Its
after-care, this brand does it all. Head well as appliances by Swiss firm V-Zug. showroom’s 4D virtual reality suite can
to one of its six showrooms in Scotland. Pictured ‘@Home’ by C&S Design for show you inside your dream kitchen
Pictured A bespoke commission, with Elmar, with hanging tubes that house an before a single cupboard is built.
a curved island and gloss cabinets extractor hood and lights, from £60,000 Pictured ‘Refined’ kitchen
Prices from £15,000 Prices from £20,000 Prices from £25,000
Denmore Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen 31–35 Fulham High Street, London SW6 Railway Arch 213, Newnham Terrace,
AB23 ( kitchensinternational.co.uk) (laurencepidgeon.com) London SE1 ( life-kitchens.co.uk)

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PA R TN ER S
LUND H S
Founded in 1962, Norwegian brand
M
MA G N E T
This British kitchen specialist has 100
A trio of London showrooms that Lundhs has been supplying natural stone years of experience and a wide range of
promote the latest in modern Italian for generations. It stocks four materials choice – its new ‘Magnet Create’ service
design, with sleek, stylish kitchens. through its distributor, Gerald Culliford. gives you more colours to pick from, too.
Pictured The ‘36e8’ modular kitchen, Pictured ‘Emerald’ worktop, from Pictured ‘Dunham’ kitchen in
which allows you to create original looks £680 per square metre ‘Pistachio’, from £3,624
Prices from £25,000 Prices from £680 per square metre Prices from £1,413 for an eight-unit
55 Baker Street, London W1 52 Lower Marsh Lane, Surrey KT1 kitchen with handles and trims
( livingspaceuk.com) (lundhsrealstone.com/uk) Showrooms nationwide (magnet.co.uk)

M A RT IN M OO R E MAS TER C LAS S / S I G MA3 MC S TO NE


Sophisticated custom cabinetry paired Modern, well-priced kitchens with Expect to find top-quality Italian
with mirrored glass, metallics and calming colour palettes can be found at handleless kitchens, ideal whether
antiqued stone flooring is this company’s eight showrooms around the country, as you’re seeking an upgrade or a full
signature. Its new Muswell Hill well as independent stockists nationwide. refurbishment project.
showroom in London is now open. Pictured The ‘H Line Sutton’ kitchen Pictured ‘HarrietL100’ units (available
Pictured The ‘Architectural’ range in cabinets with birch plywood edging and in any RAL colour), from £15,000
natural oak with hand-painted cabinets a smooth, silk paint finish Prices from £5,000
Prices from £35,000 Prices from £12,500 2 Chippenham Mews, London W9
Showrooms nationwide (martinmoore.com) Showrooms nationwide (sigma3.co.uk) (mcstone.co.uk)

M AT R IX DESI GN M I ELE MO DUS


Contemporary style is the driving force This firm offers cutting-edge kitchen Modus specialises in three different
at this firm, where even the more classic appliances, from hobs to ovens. Test kitchen brands: Warendorf, Pronorm
designs have modern embellishments. products at its London Experience Centre. and the more purse-friendly Nobilia.
Pictured Bespoke kitchen with Pictured ‘TwoInOne KMDA7774 FL’ Pictured Warendorf ‘L15’ smooth
geometric wall tiles and a stainless-steel induction hob with integrated extractor lacquer cabinets with distinctive wing
worktop, as well as one by Caesarstone fan, from £3,499 handles and a porcelain worktop
Prices from £50,000 Prices from Appliance prices vary Prices from £30,000
308 Upper Richmond Road, Sheen SW14 15–19 Cavendish Place, London W1 95 Chamberlayne Road, London NW10
(matrixkitchens.co.uk) (miele.co.uk) (moduskitchens.com) ➤

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M O WL E M & C O
With showrooms in London and
N
NE IL LER NE R
Bespoke German, British and Italian
NE P TUN E
This British business designs and crafts
Newcastle, this firm is known for its styles and a skilled team to deal with brilliant timber furniture. Its range of
luxe details, such as antiqued glass fitting your kitchen. See all its designs modern handcrafted kitchens offers not
splashbacks and accents of marble. at its newly updated Fulham showroom. just style, but also great value for money.
Pictured A bespoke ‘Manhattan’ kitchen Pictured Unique design with a porcelain Pictured The classically beautiful
with a large L-shaped island stone finish used on doors and worktops ‘Suffolk’ kitchen painted in a dark
Prices from £30,000 Prices from £30,000 ‘Walnut’ hue, from £12,000
Showrooms nationwide 487–489 Finchley Road, London NW3 Prices from £10,000
(mowlemandco.com) (neillerner.com) Showrooms nationwide (neptune.com)

N IC HO L A S A NT HO N Y
This brand sells kitchens by Siematic
O
OF FI CI NE G ULLO
Kitchens with a signature metalwork
P
P E RR I N & RO W E
Supplying kitchen products to hotels,
alongside its own collection. Showrooms style, all handcrafted in Florence. resorts and super yachts, as well as
in Colchester, Cambridge, Ascot and Accessories include statement hobs private homes, this brand designs and
London’s Mayfair and Knightsbridge. and burnished-brass sinks. manufactures everything in the UK.
Pictured Design created for the brand’s Pictured The professional style ‘Soft Pictured ‘Orbiq’ sink mixer tap with
Ascot showroom, £55,000 for similar Grey & Nicheled Brass’ kitchen C spout, £518
Prices from £25,000 Prices on application Prices from £300 for a tap
44–48 Wigmore Street, London W1 570 King’s Road, London SW6 Showrooms nationwide
(nicholas-anthony.co.uk) (officinegullo.com) (perrinandrowe.co.uk)

PL A IN E N GL I S H P O GG E NP O HL P O L IF O RM KI T C H E NS
Fine bespoke cabinetry finished in the Made-to-measure, quality kitchens are Discover the latest kitchen trends at this
brand’s own heritage-inspired hues. available in a range of finishes. Expect Italian company’s Chelsea showroom.
Take a closer look at its flagship store to see displays of the ‘+Segmento’ The enduring ‘Trail’ design by Carlo
in London’s Marylebone. kitchen, with its compact, clean lines Colombo continues to impress.
Pictured ‘Williamsburg’ kitchen with and strictly monochrome palette. Pictured ‘Alea’ kitchen by Paola Piva
a ‘Lagoon’ worktop by Silestone Pictured ‘+Segmento Y’, an updated, with a natural granite worktop
Prices from £30,000 youthful take on its key design Prices from £40,000
28 Blandford Street, London W1 Prices on application 276–278 King’s Road, London SW3
(plainenglishdesign.co.uk) Showrooms nationwide (poggenpohl.com) (poliformuk.com)

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Luxe Italian furnishings are this firm’s style. Its hero kitchen is the ‘Angelina’ by Romeo Sozzi, built using fine woods and stones.
Pictured Base and wall-hung units in grey oak, with hidden handles and skirting boards in smooth dark bronze. The splashback
and worktop are fashioned from Labrador Antique granite
Prices from £94,000
99–101 Pimlico Road, London SW1 (promemoria.com)

R
R O SSA NA
Marvel at this Italian company’s range of
R OUN DH OUS E
Four made-to-order kitchen ranges are
S S A LVAT O R I
Designed by architect Piero Lissoni,
opulent and innovative designs – in 1972, offered by this brand, which has six the London showroom of this Italian
it even had a kitchen exhibited like a stores in total, including its large and stone specialist has tempting surfaces.
work of art at MOMA in New York. impressive London showroom. Pictured Bespoke kitchen installed in
Pictured The ‘DC10’ island by Vincenzo Pictured ‘Urbo’ high-gloss kitchen with the home of the brand’s CEO Gabriele
De Cotiis in a burnished brass finish an Arabescato Corchia marble island Salvatori using ‘Gris du Marais’ stone
Prices from £60,000 Prices from £35,000 Prices on application
17 Duke Street, London W1 11 Wigmore Street, London W1 26 Wigmore Street, London W1
(rossana.uk.com) (roundhousedesign.com) (salvatoriuk.com) ➤

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SCAV O L I N I B Y SI EM ATIC S I LE S T O N E BY C O SE NT I NO
M U LTI L IV IN G You’ll discover timeless kitchens and Visitors to the showroom can use
Visit the flagship London showroom for cutting-edge technology side-by-side at touchscreen technology to see how
Scavolini kitchens and discover more this German brand’s 43 UK showrooms. different colours and textures look both
than 40 models by big names in design. Its designs all fall into three distinct in detail and applied to surfaces.
Pictured The professional style collections: ‘Pure’, ‘Urban’ and ‘Classic’. Pictured ‘Loft Series’ quartz worktop
‘Mia’ by Carlo Cracco, from £15,000 Pictured The streamlined ‘SLX’ kitchen in ‘Brooklyn’
Prices from £10,000 is sleek and handleless Prices from £400 per square metre
39 Fortune Green Road, London NW6 Prices from £25,000 28–32 Old Street, London EC1V
(multiliving.co.uk) Showrooms nationwide (siematic.com) (cosentino.com)

SM A LL BO N E O F D EVI ZES S ME G S UB -Z E R O & W O L F


Handmade kitchens on display in four To see the latest limited-edition pieces The brand’s state-of-the-art showroom
stores across the UK. The brand’s latest and the brand’s top-quality appliances, displays the best in kitchen technology,
desirable ranges include the opulent head to its London flagship, where it also with pro-quality appliances.
‘Macassar’ and informal ‘Brasserie’. hosts live events and demonstrations. Pictured ‘ICBUW-24/O’ wine storage,
Pictured A private project using the Pictured ‘Dolce Stil Novo’ extra-wide £4,710; ‘E Series’ microwave, £2,100;
brand’s ‘Naples’ collection oven, from £500 ‘E Series’ convection steam oven, £4,800
Prices from £70,000 Prices from £99.95 for a hand blender Prices from Appliance prices vary
Empire House, 220 Brompton Road, 14 Regent Street, St James’s, London 251 Brompton Road, London SW3
London SW3 (smallbone.co.uk) SW1Y (smeguk.com) (subzero-wolf.co.uk)

T
TO M HO W L EY
Elegant, hand-painted bespoke kitchens
V
VALCUCI N E/ F OR ZA
Not only does this showroom offer
W
W O O D S TO C K KI T C H E NS
Discover the beauty of this brand’s
that celebrate the beauty of different own-brand contemporary kitchens by cabinetry at its appointment-only
timbers, all on display in this British Italian firms Valcucine and Forza, it also flagship showroom and workshop in
brand’s 15 showrooms based across deals in furniture and lighting. Andover, or its London design studio.
the whole of the UK. Pictured ‘Artematica’ vitrium island Pictured High-gloss acrylic cabinet
Pictured The ‘Kavanagh’ kitchen by Adam Tripp for Valcucine fronts and a black walnut island
in ‘Nightshade’, from £25,000 Prices from £20,000 for an island Prices from £42,000
Prices from £25,000 143–149 Great Portland Street, London 14 Hopkinson Way, Hampshire SP10
Showrooms nationwide (tomhowley.co.uk) W1 ( forza.co.uk) (woodstockfurniture.co.uk)

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FIRST-CLASS
QUARTERS

Holidaying in other people’s homes is nothing


new, but the industry is stepping up its game
in 2019. New service The Plum Guide aims to
combat the onslaught of mediocre rental options
and ensure that every visitor has a stylish, five-star
stay. It takes a scientific approach to its curation,
evaluating properties based on a list of 150 criteria,
from design credentials and the calibre of the
furniture to what type of neighbourhood they’re in
and the wi-fi speed. Only one in every hundred homes
makes the cut. The Zen Den in LA (pictured) is one of
the elite few. From £607 per night (plumguide.com).

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SUSHISAMBA
COVENT GARDEN
The second London outpost of
the Japanese-Peruvian-Brazilian
fusion restaurant, the first
famously being on the 38th floor
of The City’s Heron Tower, this
new branch of Sushisamba
occupies the Opera Terrace of
Covent Garden’s market buildings.
Home to the glasshouses from
which exotic plants were sold when
the square was a flower market, the
venue is now crowned by a living
ceiling of Japanese and South
American plants, which trail down
from above as you graze on exotic
small dishes, such as yuca, sesame
and sweet potato with a smoke
emulsion (sushisamba.com).

EATS
SHOOTS
and leaves
The hottest new restaurants in the UK are
literal hothouses, with greenery taking over

WILD FOOD CAFÉ LOST & FOUND


A pioneer of vegan and raw cuisine, Tuck into a bottomless brunch
the Wild Food Café in Covent with bubbles under a jungle-like
Garden is an institution. Now, its canopy of vegetation at this
plant-based menu has taken root Sheffield-based establishment,
on Islington’s Upper Street, with which sprung up at the end of last
a new, much larger restaurant. Try year. The interiors playfully mix
the Wild Green Burger – made Victorian and contemporary styles,
with a raw pink olive and shiitake a welcoming setting for around-
mushroom pattie, aubergine the-clock wining and dining. Its
yogurt and avocado cream, it’s a afternoon tea features confections
delicious meat-free treat. Plants such as popcorn tiffin and Earl
don’t just feature in the cooking, Grey panna cotta, and don’t miss
though. The café’s chic interiors out on the mixology – the ‘Fruits
WORDS: KATE WORTHINGTON

feature lots of the green stuff, with & Flora’ cocktail, a concoction
a luscious floor-to-ceiling living of vodka, black cherry jam, cherry
wall. Glossy green metro tiles, and elderflower liqueurs and
blossom-hued upholstery and tonic, is a fitting tribute to the
touches of green marble complete botanical surroundings
the look (wildfoodcafe.com). (the-lostandfound.co.uk).

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At Teatulia, the new tea-lovers’ paradise in Covent Garden, every leaf served
is hand-picked at the brand’s organic estate in Bangladesh, making it the
first tea shop in London with total control of its provenance. Sip an Oolong
by day or a Chai Hot-butter Rum cocktail by night and peruse the ‘Living
Bookshelf ’ – a rotating edit picked by creatives (Tilda Swinton has curated
the first selection). Designed by Russell Sage Studios, the space is enough to
make the most devout coffee drinker turn over a new leaf (teatuliabar.com).

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BANK
ON IT
London’s South Bank is having a
shake-up. New hotels and redesigned
bars on the Thames-side stretch are
breathing new life into the area

Clockwise from above


Imposing exterior of The
Dixon hotel. One of its sleek,
modern bedrooms. Art and
mid-century-inspired
furniture in the Bankside’s
lobby. The 1970s-influenced
interior at Spiritland

Firstly, not one, but two exciting hotels have recently opened their doors: Bankside
and The Dixon. The former is arranged across six storeys in a new high-rise on
Blackfriars Road, and art is very much its raison d'être – a nod to its location in one
of the city’s most art-focused locales. A permanent gallery space hosts a maker-in-
residence programme, while a hand-picked selection of artists’ works feature
heavily throughout the mid-century influenced interiors (from £290 per night;
banksidehotel.com). Meanwhile, at the London Bridge end of the South Bank is THE SOUTH BANK IS THE
The Dixon. Occupying a Grade II-listed former magistrates court, the new hotel
takes its name from the building’s architect, John Dixon Butler. Rooms reflect the
PLACE TO BE, WITH NEW
grandeur of the venue’s history, with swathes of HOTELS AND BARS
marble and herringbone parquet floors. Be sure to EMBRACING THE AREA’S
pay a visit to its wood-panelled courtroom. Now
reinvented as The Courtroom Bar, it’s perfect for CULTURAL HERITAGE
a pick-me-up (from £199 per night; thedixon.co.uk).
A refreshing alternative to the
restaurant chains that dominate
the South Bank, Royal Festival Hall
has unveiled its new all-day dining
venue, Spiritland (spiritland.com).
Taking its design cue from 1970s
talk show sets and iconic sound
studios, the interior mixes theatrical velvet curtains,
dark timbers and oxblood leather seating – plus the
acoustics are great, naturally. BBC Radio 4 arts
presenter John Wilson is curating the venue’s cultural
programme, which includes a series of talks where
guests recount their life through music.
A reshuffle is also afoot at the Sea Containers hotel.
Dandelyan, its award-winning cocktail bar, run by
mixology star Ryan Chetiyawardana, is undergoing
a major refurbishment and is due to reopen this
spring with a new name: Lyaness. Chetiyawardana
is still at the helm, so we can be certain that it will
be serving up innovation in double measures. Watch
this space (seacontainerslondon.com).

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Soak up the SUNSHINE


Shake off winter with an uplifting dose of vitamin D at these new design-focused hotels

DOURO41 HOTEL & SPA,


PORTUGAL
The stone and shale-clad exterior blends this hotel into the
landscape, while floor-to-ceiling windows capture views
of the river Duoro. Located halfway between Porto and the
Douro wine region, it follows that the food and drink here
is of exceptional quality. Choose from the relaxed al fresco
tapas bar or restaurant Raiva, which celebrates regional
dishes. From £100 per night (designhotels.com).

BIKINI ISLAND & MOUNTAIN


HOTEL, MALLORCA
Looking more like a Californian hangout than a boutique
hotel, this venue, located in one of Mallorca’s smartest towns,
is the ultimate stress-relieving escape. Chill by the pool, check
into the spa, hike in the nearby Tramuntana mountains or
pull up a lounger at the Pikkini Bar and order a Watermelon
Sangria. Design-wise, the vibe is 1960s bohemian, with rattan
and macramé at every turn, plus a scattering of peace signs for
good measure – all done with a knowing, contemporary twist,
of course. From £118 per night (bikini-hotels.com).

VORA, SANTORINI
Overlooking a volcano and the glittering Aegean sea, Vora
is a clutch of private villas carved into this Greek island’s
cliffs. Each residence is unique, but every interior has the
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same palette of calming off-white, dark wood furniture and


luxurious textures, such as washed-linen sheets and hessian
rugs. Secluded from each other yet all with panoramic views,
the villas have generous terraces and infinity plunge pools.
Admire the views and the stunning sunsets in perfect privacy.
From £537 per night (designhotels.com).

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Dream SCREENS
Bored of big, brash chain
cinemas? The new crop of
boutique picturehouses are
the place to regain your
passion for the silver
screen. Here are three new
or improved cinemas, all
embracing the social
element of film-watching.
Popcorn and a large glass
of Rioja, anyone?

TIVOLI
A new brand of cinema, designed by
London-based consultancy Run For
The Hills, has just opened its first
THE CASTLE
location in Bath. Viewers are welcomed
A cinema between 1913 and 1958, this
by a slick monochrome bar and dining
venue in east London’s Homerton has
area with marble-topped surfaces and
also been a bingo club, shoe factory and
brass accents. Don’t forget your cocktail
snooker hall. In 2016, after a campaign
when you move into one of the intimate
raised almost £60,000 to relaunch it as
screening rooms (tivolicinemas.com).
a boutique picturehouse, co-founders
Asher Charman and Danielle Swift – who
previously ran pop-ups Hot Tub Cinema
and Pillow Cinema – spent a year
restoring original features and adding
a bar. Settle in to watch new releases,
foreign language films and the work of
local filmmakers (thecastlecinema.com).

C A M P B E LT O W N
PICTURE HOUSE
Perched on Kintyre peninsula on the
west coast of Scotland, this unique Grade
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A-listed building is one of the oldest


surviving purpose-built cinemas in the
UK. Designed by Glasgow architect
Albert V Gardner in 1913 in the Art
Nouveau style, the restored space retains
all of its historic features, including the
painted blue sky with clouds on the
ceiling and the Art Deco lights (recreated
by contemporary craftspeople). Try
a Kintyre Gin and Tonic at the new bar
and stop by the added exhibition space
(campbeltownpicturehouse.co.uk).

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INDIAN The Soho House experience has landed
in Mumbai, with its exquisitely designed

SUMMER rooms, members’ areas and rooftop bar


proving the ideal respite from the
bustling streets of India’s busiest city

This page Cheerful striped sunbeds


sit beside the enticing rooftop pool
and traditional Indian cement tiles
Opposite, from top The stucco
exterior of this beachfront venue.
A cosy spot for Soho House members
and guests, the library overlooks
a private bar and restaurant
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LOCATION Standing serene and majestic above the


blistering heat and blaring hubbub of Mumbai’s Juhu beach, hotel
and members’ club Soho House’s first outpost east of Europe fuses
style and sophistication with the kind of cutting-edge cool that the
group has become synonymous with since its launch in 1995.
Overlooking the Arabian Sea and close to the city’s international
airport, the new venue is at the heart of Juhu – a thriving upmarket
area, home to many Bollywood celebrities and close to the art galleries
and hipster boutiques of the Bandra neighbourhood.

ARCHITECTURE Originally a 10-storey, beachfront


townhouse, whose painstaking refurbishment took almost a decade,
the finished venue has proved well worth the wait. Its crisp white
stucco exterior and the swaying palm trees at its entrance wouldn’t
look out of place on the Côte d’Azur. There are 38 bedrooms, The
Allis, an informal bar and café space in the lobby, a branch of Italian
restaurant Cecconi’s, and a floor specifically for members (and staying
guests), but, as with many of the group’s other properties, the real
focus is the rooftop. Its perfectly-formed pool, candy-striped sunbed
cabanas and expansive views of the sea and city are spectacular.
The complete look and feel of this new venue has been overseen
by Mr Soho House himself, Nick Jones, and the company’s director
of design, Linda Boronkay, and its success is testament to the team’s
attention to detail, with a sensitive nod to its locale. Rather than the
sterile, cookie-cutter approach to design taken by many international
chains, where everything looks the same wherever you are in the
world, here you’ll find vibrant, block-printed textiles from Rajasthan
alongside a selection of locally sourced furniture and antiques.
‘We put so much emphasis on the Houses being specific to their
locations,’ says Boronkay. ‘The cultural differences are always a ➤

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I WANTED TO RECREATE THIS EXCITEMENT
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learning curve that takes time to navigate. It starts with the language,
local suppliers and the natural aesthetic. Then we figure out how to
work with them to create something that still has a Soho House feel.’

INTERIORS This focus on Mumbai-based designers and


craftsmanship is important to the unique look and feel of this space.
‘Ninety per cent of the bespoke furniture and lighting was made by
locals – the more talent we discovered, the more their amazing skills
shaped our concept,’ says Boronkay. The bedrooms are all completely
individual and feature tactile sisal carpets, as well as antique timber-
and-bone inlay furniture and delicately ruched silk lampshades,
stitched from saris found in the nearby marketplaces. The bathrooms
include cement tiles, vintage mirrors and marble details, while
indulgently enormous walk-in showers underline the fact that the
guest experience is every bit as important as the look of this place.
Boronkay’s favourite area? The expansive lounge, bar and restaurant
that makes up the the main members’ floor (above). ‘It has double-
height Crittal windows that allow the beautiful, natural light to sweep
through the rooms and give uninterrupted views across the misty
and mysterious Arabian Sea,’ she says. Painted a pale eau de nil, the
luxurious space is offset with cut-glass chandeliers, antique teak
flooring and sofas covered in rich, russet-coloured velvet.
PICTURES: SIMON BROWN, FABIEN CHARUAU

Vibrant colours and patterns are key in every single room of the
property. ‘As soon as you land in India, it’s such a multi-sensory
overload,’ remarks Boronkay. ‘You almost become delirious from it.
I wanted to recreate this excitement for those visiting the House.
We worked with local block printers to come up with bespoke patterns
Above The members’ bar located on the eighth floor
for our curtains and cushions, so there are lots of fabrics you won’t is a haven of calm, with its mixture of antiques and
see anywhere else in the world. Plus, the light in Mumbai is very new pieces of furniture by Soho House Design
different – every colour looks so much warmer. This allowed us to Opposite Each individually designed, the bedrooms
really go for it.’ From £90 per night (sohohousemumbai.com). feature lampshades crafted from vintage saris

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‘NINETY PER CENT
OF THE BESPOKE
FURNITURE WAS
MADE BY LOCALS
– THE MORE TALENT
WE DISCOVERED,
THE MORE THEIR
SKILLS SHAPED
OUR CONCEPT’
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ROOTS
manoeuvre
Why you plant, not what you plant, is the focus
for Georgina Reid, whose new book explores
the connection between garden and gardener
On a quest to prove that gardens don’t have to be confined
to the archetypal lawn-and-perennial-border, Georgina
Reid, gardener, plant-lover and author of new tome The
Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants (on sale 30
April, Thames & Hudson) has unearthed the most unique
gardens – and their keepers – across the United States,
Australia and New Zealand. The book, which began life as
the online publication The Planthunter, is a celebration of
the passion, care and curiosity that goes into nurturing
a green space, however large, small, tamed or unruly.
‘Gardening is very often reduced to the practical and
horticultural, so instead I began asking people what drew
them to plants and why they gardened. I had a sense that
connecting with nature is deeply intuitive and an important
source of nourishment for the human spirit,’ says Reid.
The book takes us on a botanical
safari, discovering what peoples’
green spaces really mean to them
– places of respite, healing or
where ideas germinate. ‘There
are no real rules when it comes
to gardening,’ adds Reid. ‘It can
happen anywhere: from balconies
to bathrooms, street verges to
paddocks, rooftops to walls.’ Let
this book inspire you to create
your own personal oasis.
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VILNIUS
Lithuania’s under-the-radar capital won’t stay WHERE TO STAY The hottest address in town is
a secret for long. Explore its thriving arts scene, the recently opened Hotel Pacai (pictured overleaf ), a showcase
rich history and cool hotels before everyone else of Lithuanian creativity, from art to food and drink. Originally
erected in 1677, it was built as a palace for the influential Pacai
family who really pushed the boat out when it came to the interiors
THE CITY Vilnius lies right at the heart of the Baltic – it was decorated by Italian painters and artisans who worked on
states and is known for its world-class stock of Baroque and Baroque masterpieces in the region. Their frescoes and sculptures
Renaissance architecture, as well as its UNESCO-accredited Old have been lovingly preserved and form an integral part of the hotel’s
Town. Winding cobbled streets lined with pastel-hued façades give design, married with modern marble-clad bathrooms and parquet
way to grand avenues and squares, but there’s an edgier side to the floors (from £134 per night; designhotels.com). To live like a local,
city, too. Vilnius’s cultural scene has been flourishing – it was check into one of the Old Town’s Airbnb properties, where you can
co-awarded European Capital of Culture in 2009 – and there’s enjoy lofty ceilings and period features (airbnb.co.uk).
a sizable arts scene. Tucked away in backstreets behind shops for
fashion heavyweights Burberry and Max Mara, you will find
independent concept stores, ateliers and bijoux craft-beer bars.
Elsewhere, Gothic churches sit beside Brutalist art galleries, and
secret bookstores are hidden within inconspicuous apartment
blocks. When in Vilnius, you learn to expect the unexpected.
PICTURE: SAULIS ZIURA

Cathedral Square in
Vilnius’s Old Town,
with its Neoclassical
design and bell tower

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One of the impressive


rooms at the recently
opened Hotel Pacai

BREAKFAST & LUNCH If only a locally roasted The National Gallery of Art, a striking building designed in the
cup of java will set you up for the day, head to Crooked Nose & Coffee 1960s, housing a permanent collection of pieces by modern-day
Stories for your caffeine fix. Coffee is an art form here, and the interior Lithuanian artists (ndg.lt). The Contemporary Art Centre, sandwiched
has the feel of a gallery (crooked-nose.com). For a lunch on the go, between the Old Town’s historical façades, is another must-visit.
head to Halės Market. The Victorian hall houses more than 8,000 It’s the largest modern art venue in the Baltic states, and houses
square metres of stalls selling smoked meats and cheeses, local honey a cinema and shop, as well as exhibition spaces (cac.lt).
and more. Buffet-style restaurants line the structure, offering
everything from bagels to oysters (halesturgaviete.lt). For something SHOP Vilnius is fiercely proud of its home-grown talent, with
less traditional, Gaspar’s Restoranas is one of the city’s best-loved numerous independent concept stores and boutiques selling local
lunch spots. The interior is cosy and Scandi-influenced, while the brands. House of Naïve is a petite but perfectly edited shop where

WORDS: KATE WORTHINGTON PICTURES: CLAUS BRECHENMACHER & REINER BAUMANN, NORBERTUKAJ,
menu takes inspiration from chef and owner Gaspar Fernandes’s you can find a selection of made-to-measure shoes, colourful dresses

EGLE JUZUMIENE, ALAMY, ALAUS BIBLIOTEKA, RAIMONDAS URBAKAVICIUS AND ANDREJ VASILENKO
roots in India and the UK (gasparsrestoranas.wordpress.com). and beautifully tailored coats (houseofnaive.com). V2 Concept
Store has a roster of lust-worthy labels, from Lithuanian jeweller
WINE & DINE Unsurprisingly for a country with deep June Nineteen to Italian bootmaker Diemme and incense from
brewing roots, a lively craft beer scene is bubbling away in Vilnius. Kyoto (v2-online.com). Those with a sweet tooth should make a
Aficionados should head to Alaus Biblioteka. Its shelves house close beeline for Theobromine Chocolatier – its marmalade-flavoured
to 300 varieties of bottled beer from around the world, plus 17 chocolates make perfect gifts (@theobrominechocolatier). Meanwhile,
rotating taps (beerlibrary.lt). To sample Vilnius’s New Baltic food bookworms can seek out ‘secret’ secondhand bookshop Juodas
scene, take a short stroll over the river to Sweet Root in the Užupis Šuo. Find the apartment and ring the bell to enter ( juodassuo.lt).
neighbourhood. Its seasonal tasting menu champions local produce
and foraged ingredients, unfolding over seven ‘stories’ (courses). ESCAPE THE CITY Half an hour’s drive from
Diners are presented with a list of ingredients and a pencil to tick Vilnius, Trakai Island Castle is like something straight out of
off what they think they’ve eaten – it’s not as easy as you might a Medieval fairy tale. Perched on a dot of land in the middle of Lake
think (sweetroot.lt). Finally, for a very contemporary take on hearty Galvė, the building dates from the 14th century and was once one
Baltic cuisine – think guinea fowl with cheese doughnuts, turnips, of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania’s most important strongholds. Take
parsley roots and broth sauce with thyme – head to Ertlio Namas, the guided tour, or if visiting during the summer, join a boat ride
situated in a 17th-century stonemason’s house (ertlionamas.lt). and explore the tranquil surroundings by water. Refuel at one of the
town’s waterside cafés and be sure to pick up traditional handmade
ART & CULTURE Take a peek inside the Church crafts and souvenirs (carved wooden toys and knitted socks are the
of St Peter and St Paul, an ornate landmark whose interior includes main attractions) from the market stalls lining the area’s meandering
around 2,000 stucco figures. Continue your architectural tour at streets before you head back to the buzz of the capital.

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Clockwise from top left Bottled beers on
display at Alaus Biblioteka. The concrete
edifice that is The National Gallery of Art.
Local and international fashion at V2
Concept Store. The pared-back interior
at Gaspar’s Restoranas. Picturesque
Trakai Island Castle. Modern Lithuanian
fare at Ertlio Namas. The exterior of the
Hotel Pacai. A recent retrospective of
Lithuanian architect Valdas Ozarinskas’
work at the Contemporary Art Centre
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INTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING KTICHENS & ARCHITECTURAL HARDWARE

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour


samuel-heath.co.uk

Made in England

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WINDOWS

Experts in
steel windows.
We design, manufacture and install bespoke
frames throughout the world.

Visit us at: 01903 718808


www.fabcosanctuary.com enquiries@fabcosanctuary.com

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FURNITURE, DANISH FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS

20% off
a second item
*

BESPOK E SOFA S | CH A IR S
BEDS | M AT T R ESSES

West Sussex | Hampshire | Kent | Berkshire


London | Gloucestershire | Hertfordshire | Manchester
West Yorkshire | North Yorkshire | Scotland

0808 178 3211


www.sofasandstuff.com

*See website for full terms and conditions

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BLINDS

DEFINED BY QUALITY

HANDMADE
TO MEASURE
IN THE UK

FRELEES
SAMP

DEFINED BY QUALITY

BLINDS DIRECT
MAKERS OF HIGH QUALITY HOME AND COMMERCIAL INTERIOR PRODUCTS
Wooden Blinds | Roller Blinds | Roman Blinds | Vertical Blinds | Day & Night Blinds | Venetian Blinds | Shutter Blinds
Roof Blinds | Perfect Fit Blinds | Curtains | Cushions | Curtains Poles | Double Rollers | Lamp Shades

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POSTERS, PRINTS, SCULPTURES & DOORS BATHROOMS & BATHROOM ACCESSORIES

A range of over fifty styles


for bathrooms big and small

ALBION
BATH COMPANY

Request your brochure


+44 (0) 1255 831605
albionbathco.com

NORTH4.COM
DORGLAZE®
VISION
PANELS
FOR
DOORS

NORTH 4 DESIGN LTD T: 0208 885 4404 / NORTH4.COM

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BATHROOM ACCESSORIES

Exquisitely curated and crafted to elevate your home decor to an unparalleled level of beauty and elegance, the new
exclusive Rouge Francia Marble Collection Introduced by Zodiac London is captivating, majestic and simply irresistible.

www.zodiac-london.co.uk – 020 8909 2203 – info@zodiac-london.co.uk

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FINE PRINT /

WORDS: KIERA BUCKLEY-JONES PICTURE: LUCKY IF SHARP

‘GILLIAN S ZEBRAS’ FABRIC BY BRUNSCHWIG & FILS


This unabashedly bold fabric is sprinkled with Staffordshire zebra figurines and posy-filled porcelain vases inspired
by a painting found in an antiques shop, signed Gillian S – a provenance that’s given the design its name. Choose
from four bright colourways. £139 per metre, Brunschwig & Fils at GP & J Baker (gpjbaker.com).

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