Design Centre Stories

Month: August 2020

Chiselled Features

Kallista's new Argile collection, available from West One Bathrooms, is silky smooth on the inside, but has a raised pattern on their outer surface, capturing the irregular finish of a piece of hand-chiselled wood.

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Artful Interiors

Italian design house Agena is a new brand to be discovered at Jason d'Souza. Its current portfolio includes several designs influenced by art history, from 1980s pop-art legend Keith Haring to Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.

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Future Classic

Danish lighting company Louis Poulsen, available from Interdesign UK, is best-known for its classic mid-century designs – but the 'Keglen' pendant is a new addition to its canon of thoughtful, simple products.

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Charmed by Nature

Charme is Spanish brand's Pepe Peñalver's homage to French rural style. Available from Lizzo, the collection features pretty florals and versatile plains, with jacquards, light embroidery and small-smale prints.

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Nordic Meets Nepalese

The Norse collection is Tufenkian Artisan Carpets' tribute to Scandinavian design's simplicity, minimalism and functionality, with a particular focus on mid-century modern style.

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Special Delivery

Villa Copenhagen, a new hotel in the Danish capital, is a place to stay that also wants to win the hearts of locals, and a place where guests can do more than scratch the surface of history and culture. As designer Jo Littlefair puts it: “Travellers now want to experience life under the skin of a place.”

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Restful Retreat

De Le Cuona's latest capsule collection of accessories, Mountain Retreat, is perfect for high summer, with linen that's cooling to the skin in hot weather, and lightweight wool for snuggling in to when an extra layer is required.

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Floral Brights

Bold florals are experiencing a revival. The big, blousy, overscaled designs made famous by brands such as Sanderson in the first half of the 20th century seem just as vital today, whether they're used with a reverence for traditional country-house style or a in a way that seeks to bring the look up to date for a more contemporary setting.

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