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In The Pink
This new extension to the Tambacounda Hospital in Senegal is ostensibly by the Switzerland-based architect Manuel Herz. Yet such is the depth of the building’s roots in the local community – from labour to process to the functions of the building – t
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Living Room
For stockists throughout, see page 145 by Rikke Frost, for Carl Hansen & Søn Danish designer Rikke Frost saw the potential to foster conversation when creating this sofa for Carl Hansen & Son. Its steam-bent backrest and curving cushions produce an a
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Hot Spots
Models: Hody Yim at Milk Management, Keyla Harewood at Wilhelmina London. Casting director: Roxane Dia. Hair: Nao Kawakami at The Wall Group using Leonor Greyl. Make-up: Nicola Brittin at Saint Luke using Shiseido. Set design: Kei Yoshino at Bryant A
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by Eggersmann German kitchen specialist Eggersmann is known for its beautifully crafted, minimalist designs, now including the new ‘Lausanne’ cabinets. Featuring fronts with vertical wooden slats in silver oiled oak, they are individually adjusted –
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Match Points
How we will dress post-pandemic has been the subject of much debate. Will we usher in a new era of drama and decadence, or will the low-key leanings of the past year be here to stay? We recommend riffing between the two mindsets, and modulating betwe
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by Lanzavecchia + Wai, for De Castelli The act of arriving home is taken to a ritualistic level by Lanzavecchia + Wai with the ‘Wave’ bench. It’s based on a shoe bench, which the design studio describes as a ‘quintessential’ piece of Asian furniture,
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Design Directory
Inspiring new furniture for every room, from enchanting chandeliers to asymmetric sofas, as well as a suspended outdoor seat to swing into summer. Plus, outstanding, clean-lined kitchens and brilliant, colour-splashed bathrooms ■
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Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas Editor TF Chan Digital Editor Elly Parsons Executive Editor Bridget Downing Fashion Director Jason Hughes Photography Director Holly Hay Architecture Editor Ellie Stathaki Design Editor Rosa Bertoli Head of Interiors Oll
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by Goula/Figuera, for Gofi Gofi’s designers, Alvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera, are on a mission to bring back lampshades. Proving a warm counterpart to what they describe as the ‘extreme minimalism’ associated with LED technology, the Spanish duo craft
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Off The Charts
Mark Bradford excavates the past through art. And the past has never felt more present than in 2020, during the global pandemic. Substantial and sumptuous, his abstract paintings have received such acclaim that, Bradford, now 59, has grown accustomed
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Blue Horizons
Two years ago, Rayyane Tabet noticed a tag on the underside of his moulded plastic Eames ‘DSX’ chair that read ‘IBM Rochester’. It was an intriguing discovery for the San Francisco-based Lebanese artist, who had just been invited to create an exhibit
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Finding Peace
According to a survey of 3,000 adults conducted by British insurance firm Esure back in 2014, the average person mislays nine items daily – nearly 3,300 items per year. Over an average 60 years of adult life, that adds up to almost 200,000 items goin
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Clay Of The Land
A fragment of tree trunk conserved in the earth for a million years; abstract photography of the dissected layers of a quarry; ceramic spheres from a factory; and a mound of raw clay. These are some of the items showcased in a new exhibition, ‘Archeo
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Structured Approach
A recent trend has seen architects venturing into the world of beauty and grooming, applying their knowledge of structure and form to everything from skincare packaging to facial rollers. Ever the innovator, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma made a bold
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Editor’s Letter
Welcome to our annual Design Directory issue, where we have scoured the globe virtually to bring you the most exciting new design for every room of your home. Our selection is reassuringly formidable and inspiring, with honourable mentions including:
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Short Stories
A typical summer’s day in Saint-Tropez circa 1971 was a party fuelled by possibility. Brigitte Bardot sunbathed on the beach, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider jangled ice cubes. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin dragged on Gitanes. It was in this Eden o
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Trail Blazer
As unconventional as it was reliable, Zenith’s ‘Defy’ watch first appeared in the 1960s, marrying a futuristic design with a tough titanium case. Now, the ‘Defy Extreme’ builds on these foundations, keeping the original’s angular case and faceted bez
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Turbulence Ahead
As travel restrictions are relaxed this summer, those who have not travelled for a while are in for some testing times. Preparations for international trips have got a lot more complicated, and you should expect endless paperwork and last-minute rule
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Connect Four
The fashion logo has always been big business, but it gained even more cultural cachet for S/S21 when a number of brands looked back into their archives to bring new life to idiosyncratic motifs. Among them was Givenchy with its new creative director
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PETER BLAKE’S Beans On Toast
For stockists, see page 145 Quintessentially British yet universally appealing. What can be said of Peter Blake’s pop art is equally applicable to his favourite dish, which he insists must be created with ‘white crusty bread, Heinz beans and HP sauce
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by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, for Expormim Spanish brand Expormim’s ‘Liz’ armchair looks snug enough to be an indoor chair, but is made to withstand the outdoor elements. Designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the chair pays homage ‘to the sensua
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The Vinson View
Always carry a pen for filling in documents; no one wants to share pens anymore. Keep your phone battery well charged; you may be asked to provide a confirmation, receipt or email. Be ready with your mask. Mine is from Sébline, in double poplin with
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Milan-and-Mumbai-based journalist Kiran Piotti quizzes Michele De Lucchi on his sofa collaboration with Stellar Works (page 068). She was surprised by the Italian architect’s interest in her furniture during the Zoom interview: ‘He was so engaging. A
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Bread Winner
Taking inspiration from how the French carry bread under their arm, Fendi’s luxurious take on its classic ‘Baguette’ bag sees it rigidly reimagined in Plexiglas with a pristine pearlescence. As well as being slotted under the arm, it can also be carr
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Dining Room
by Nendo, for Fritz Hansen Not only is this elegant, stackable chair made from upcycled household plastic, it can also be recycled again if necessary. Designed by Japanese studio Nendo for Fritz Hansen, the backrest of the chair is based simply on a
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Hover Craft
‘An object’s worth is not just based on its function, but also on its intrinsic meaning and on the value it can impart on the surrounding environment. The Memphis movement emerged from this idea – that design is not solely about functionality but als
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High Five
The world’s most iconic perfume, Chanel No.5, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Like all of Coco Chanel’s memorable creations, No.5 broke with the traditions of the time to create a new norm. In 1921, ‘soliflores’ perfumes, or fragrances th
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