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Collection of double-fired tiles

September 25, 2013

Collection of double-fired tiles

Collection of double-fired tiles:

Composed of a variety of delicate floral motifs, painted by hand on tiles measuring 5×5 cm. They can be combined with the 72 solid colours of the Note di colore collection.

Collection of single fired tiles

August 26, 2013

Collection of single fired tiles

Collection of single-fired tiles:

Conceived to emphasise the material and sculptural characteristics of single-fired ceramics, the collection reproduces the decorative motifs of the stones used in classical and medieval Romanesque architecture. The decorations are designed to be combined with one another to create the typical chiaroscuro effects of the surfaces of ancient basilicas. For this reason six families of decorative motifs are proposed, available in the format 20×20 cm; the decorations differ slightly from one another, creating the impression of one-of-a-kind pieces; four of the families also come in the size 20 x 10 cm.

Modular furnishing system

August 21, 2013

Modular furnishing system

Modular furnishing system:

Composed of a structure in steel, painted with scratch-proof epoxy powders, supporting a variety of accessories including shelves -in glass, steel or wood-, doors, dothes rods. The unit can be utilised as a support for lamps and spots, or as an element of spatial division. Thanks to its versatility, the system is ideal for the creation ofstands or exhibition structures in halls and museums.

Laminati Naturali collection

August 15, 2013

Laminati Naturali collection

From the Laminati Naturali collection, designed to reproduce the express/ve characteristics of naturai materials while offering the technical performance specifications of industrially produced laminates. Fiber is made by concentrating thousands ofsmall fibres on the surface, whose random combinations create a decorative effect and a particular texture. Available in 16 colours.

ZEBRA PATTERN DINNER SERVICE

August 9, 2013

ZEBRA PATTERN DINNER SERVICE

ZEBRA PATTERN DINNER SERVICE:
Tureen 10in x 12in x 8in (25cm x 31cm x 20cm) platter 14in x 11in (36cm x 28cm) £10,000 for the service Transfer-printed in blue and white, this 54-piece dinner service was made by the Staffordshire firm of Rogers at the beginning of the 19th century. The firm is well known for its blue printed earthenware and this exotic pattern. Similar services in rich patterns were also made by the Mason factory. Often these services become worn with use, but this is still in a crisp and bright condition.

CARTIER DESK TIMEPIECE

August 6, 2013

CARTIER DESK TIMEPIECE

CARTIER DESK TIMEPIECE:
Cartier is one of this century’s most desirable names in both jewellery and decorative objects, and collectors will pay top prices for beautifully made pieces such as this ivory and gold-mounted desk timepiece. The silvered water silk dial is signed ‘Cartier’ and fitted with pierced gold hands. It has a frosted gilt 12-jewel eight-day movement and the case has ivory panels. The red leather case with gilt tooling and a carrying handle remains intact.

PROUVE CHAIR

August 2, 2013

PROUVE CHAIR

PROUVE CHAIR:
The discovery of this particular chair was exciting because it was originally thought that only one existed. With its plywood seat and tubular steel legs, this early swivel chair by Jean Prouve (1901-1984) was made at a time when many people looked down on new materials and methods of mass production, Prouve, the son of Victor, the illustrious Art Nouveau designer, was an architect who designed some of the best modern French furniture using plastics and aluminium, as well as wood and steel.

CANE JARDINIERE

July 31, 2013

CANE JARDINIERE

CANE JARDINIERE:
Jardinieres, or ornamental plant containers, come in many forms, but this late Victorian mahogany and cane example is particularly unusual and attractive. It is a magnet for collectors, as it is in pristine condition, having never been recaned or repolished. Originally, it would probably have included a lead liner to hold the potted palm or aspidistra.

CAMEO GLASS VASE

July 29, 2013

CAMEO GLASS VASE

CAMEO GLASS VASE:
The cameo glass technique involves fusing at least two layers of different coloured glass, then cutting away the top one to create a design in relief. In this dramatic example, the white opaque tulips stand out boldly against the translucent ochre yellow ground. Cameo glass was first produced by the Romans, and regained its popularity in the 19th century when some very fine pieces were made. This vase is by the leading British makers, Stevens & Williams.

Rosewood tables

July 14, 2013

rosewood tables

Simple, stylish, with a rustic finish, this set of two rosewood tables is useful by a chair or sofa for drinks. Excellent value, they cost £60 the pair from Debenhams.

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