House style

An­niver­saries are the per­fect ex­cuse for a new col­lec­tion

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - Contents - Jes­sica Doyle

New col­lec­tions with some­thing to cel­e­brate


In­te­rior-de­sign com­pany Tay­lor Howes is mark­ing its 25th an­niver­sary with its first fur­ni­ture col­lec­tion. Ti­tled Love at Dusk, it is de­signed to cap­ture, as founder Karen Howes de­scribes it, ‘that mag­i­cal hour when day turns into night’. It in­cludes sleek, glam­orous seat­ing, ta­bles and cab­i­nets in a pal­ette of greys, deep blues and creams with sub­tle metal­lic ac­cents: wool up­hol­stery wo­ven with gold thread; so­fas and chairs with brushed-metal legs and plinths; and mid­night-blue cab­i­netry with a gold-om­bré fin­ish. The pieces are avail­able to or­der, from £2,200. tay­


An­other Bri­tish brand cel­e­brat­ing its quar­ter cen­tury is de Le Cuona. Known for its lux­u­ri­ous, stonewashe­d linens and el­e­gant pais­leys, the com­pany pro­duces an es­ti­mated 34 miles of fab­ric a year for the UK alone. Bernie de Le Cuona started the busi­ness with the aim of bring­ing in­no­va­tive tex­tile pro­duc­tion tech­niques from around the world to Bri­tain, and her lat­est ac­ces­sories col­lec­tion is in­spired by an­cient Ja­panese tex­tiles. The throws and cush­ions are made from linen, wool and silk fi­bres that have been felted (con­densed and pressed to­gether), rather than wo­ven, giv­ing them an el­e­gantly crum­pled look, and come in a pal­ette of blues and reds. dele­


As as­pi­ra­tional chairs go, Carl Hansen’s CH24, or Wish­bone chair, is right up there. De­signed in 1949 by Dan­ish mod­ernist Hans J Weg­ner, its dis­tinc­tive wooden frame and wo­ven pa­per-cord seat have made it a main­stay of the stylish din­ing room, for those who can af­ford it: a sin­gle chair costs around £600, or over £1,000 in woods such as cherry or wal­nut. To mark the com­pany’s 110th an­niver­sary, how­ever, Carl Hansen has pro­duced a lim­ited-edi­tion col­lec­tion of Wish­bones at the slightly lower price of £500, painted in one of six new colours taken from na­ture, in­clud­ing oys­ter grey, for­est green and rus­set red. The chairs are avail­able un­til 31 De­cem­ber. carl­

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