News from the fashion and interiors front line
House & Garden magazine is celebrating its 70th anniversary by launching its first-ever furniture collection tomorrow. ‘Our starting point was English country-house style – and the generosity of spirit, deep comfort and sense of prettiness that goes with it,’ says editor Hatta Byng. ‘But change the fabric and each of these designs could make the chicest of statements in a sophisticated townhouse.’
The collection, which includes three sofas, four chairs and a footstool, is in collaboration with sofa company Arlo & Jacob, with the designs conceived by the magazine’s decoration dire ctor Gabby Deeming. ‘I have paid special attention to the details, such as single seat cushions for sofas, smart painted legs and generous proportions,’ she explains. ‘ With this collection, we are offering something we genuinely love, and that the majority of readers can actually afford.’
Every piece is made by one person from start to finish at Arlo & Jacob’s Derbyshire factory, and prices for a sofa start at £1,190. arloandjacob.com.