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Here’s Part 2 of our round-up of exciting new products and launches at last week’s London Design Week.
Tissus d’Helene created this exotic character for a window display in the North Dome. With fabrics from companies they represent: Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Tissus Tartares, Adam Bray, Lisa Fine, Elizabeth Eakins…
Spring’s biggest decorating event is on this week and we’ve put together some of our favourite products and launches. London Design Week 2013 takes place in the 98 showrooms at The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour and at the premises of well-known names on the nearby King’s Road. See the latest collections (from over 500 brands !) and take part in forums, design lectures and masterclasses. 17-19 March are trade days, and the general public is welcome from 20-22 March.
Porta Romana‘s new Dumpling Lamps come in five jewel-box colours. Perfect for use as a bedside lamp, it looks delightful as a mis-matched pair. The shades have contrasting silk linings.
The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair opens today (and runs until 19 March) at the Duke of York’s Square, off Sloane Square, London SW3. Now into its 21st year, this is one of the UK’s smartest art and antiques fairs and a major showcase for approximately 100 members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association. All items on sale are carefully vetted for quality and authenticity.
This large ceramic vase by the Italian potter Carlo Morelli (c1950) depicts the towers at San Gimignano. From Holly Johnson.
Inspired by Louis XIV’s hall of mirrors, OKA‘s new Versailles range is made from deliberately aged, antique mirror glass.
The Versailles collection includes console tables in two sizes (from £490). The large mirror is £395 and the small one is only £24.
The Water Monopoly has been supplying beautiful bathrooms for the last 25 years. The company recently moved to a new showroom in Queens Park. 5000sq ft. of space is devoted to showcasing both one-off originals and the reproductions inspired by them.
Sitting side-by-side with the finest restored original French and English sanitaryware dating from 1880 to 1920, are faithful reproduction ranges. Their unusual selection includes copper, ceramic and marble baths, English canopy shower baths, simple French basins and decorative English porcelain lavatories and basins.
The new showroom with (in the foreground) their Delafon bath, a reproduction French cast iron bath with luxurious wooden roll, a copy of one originally manufactured by Jacob Delafon (circa 1900). The bath is cast from recycled brake discs in England and is available with a painted exterior, polished or patinated.
Stylist Sibella Court’s new book, Bowerbird, Creating beautiful interiors with the things you collect, reveals her very personal approach to collecting. Her mantra is that all ‘stuff’, like door hooks, pencils, string, labels, especially items which evoke personal memories, can make wonderful personal displays. A beautifully-designed book which will make you look at the things around you in a whole new light. (Hardie Grant Books, £26.99)
Young British interiors brand Scion has just launched an eclectic collection called Wabi Sabi. The collection celebrates the beauty of imperfection, encapsulating the spirit of age-old hand crafted techniques. The 13 fabrics and 10 non-woven wallpaper designs are inspired by traditional methods such as block-printing, shibori, batik and ikat. They are casual and uncontrived, in a mixture of abstract, geometric, organic and floral motifs and in colour palettes of midnight, indigo and ink; chalk, stone and hay.
Curtains: Isamu 130752 £32 m. Wallpaper: Loop 110451 £26m.
Fideli Sundqvist is a Swedish prop designer and paper-cut artist living and working in Stockholm. These three-dimensional paper creations are inspired by 16th-17th century still-life paintings.
From haute couture to the high street, fashion loves lace. And where fashion goes, interiors follow…
Whether you want to add a froth of romance or sultry gothic edge, James Hare’s glorious collection includes lace in white, cream, black, red and gold and silver metallics.
deVOL make bespoke kitchens in any size and finish in their own workshops in Leicestershire. They also have some beautifully-made wooden accessories: decorative ladders, shelves, peg rails, towel rails, a laundrymaid and chopping boards.
This contemporary take on the traditional laundry maid has ash slats attached to two brushed aluminium arcs with flush aluminium allen bolts. A pulley system is used to adjust the height with jute cord adding the final touch. Available in standard (£195) and deluxe (£285) versions.