Flooring

August 17, 2013

Flooring

Flooring:

A real wood parquet available in 10 types of wood which, thanks to a particular treatment, is particularly resistant to scratches, impact humidity, stains and burns. it is an ideal solution to add the naturai warmth of wood to any type of space, even those with a high /ève/ of pedestrian traffic. Parqwood is easily and rapidly installed, thanks to a simple interlocking plank system, even on top of the originai floor. Available in planks of 19×120 cm, for a thickness of 8.3 mm.

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.

Tub for bathing

August 13, 2013

Tub for bathing

Hydromassage tub:
Makes maximum use ofthe internal capacity, permitting even persons taller than 1.8 metres to assume a relaxing position. The circular form of the area for the feet allows for the installation of a shower stall. Equipped with five water jets, the tub is in methacrylate in a range of colours, and can be fitted with wood-finish handles.

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.

Living with indian sofa

July 24, 2013

Living with indian sofa

An ornate Indian sofa contrasts with an abstract piece by Jacqueline Geraghty, which David bought at a Royal College of Art degree show.

Danish stove

July 22, 2013

Danish stove

A Bratby self-portrait hangs near classic chairs by Alvar Aalto – whom Fiona interviewed for The Guardian – and a ‘warm, functional’ Danish stove.

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