THE BOLD &the beautiful

Fabrics and ceramics by Kenzo Takada for Roche Bobois; LG's Signature OLED TV; Savoir Beds' bespoke upholstery; the Bon Jour Versailles lamp from Flos
2018-07-03
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Best known for his fashion brand, designer Kenzo Takada is applying his creative skills to the world of interiors in a collaboration with Roche Bobois. The collection of fabrics and ceramics is as vibrant as you would expect, featuring patterns reminiscent of the ancient Kimonos used in classical Japanese Noh theatre.

Pitch perfect

With intelligent voice recognition in 10 languages, 360-degree VR play and a zoom function that appears as an on-screen magnifying glass, the super-slim Signature OLED TV from LG is a strong contender for the smartest of smart TV’s sound and picture quality are also outstanding; 4K cinema HDR screen definition, exceptional colours and contrast, and Dolby Atmos surround sound put the viewer right in the middle of the 2018 World Cup action.

The ART of sleep

Teaming up with the National Gallery and fabric designer Andrew Martin, Savoir Beds is offering a new bespoke upholstery service; customers can have their favourite painting in the gallery – from a Turner to a Monet or a Rembrandt – printed onto velvet, linen viscose or cotton for their new bed frame. Just imagine drifting off to sleep surrounded by a world-famous masterpiece.

LIGHT work

Architect and designer Philippe Stark – the man responsible for the look of the Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles, the late Steve Jobs’ superyacht and restaurants from Miami to Moscow – has teamed up with Baccarat and lighting brand Flos to create the Bon Jour Versailles lamp, in a limited edition on 100. Despite it’s understated aesthetic, the lamp is transformed once illuminated; using Flos’ innovative LED Edge Lighting Technology, the crystal stem, which resembles some of Baccarat’s most famous pieces, appears to glow from within.

A new leaf

To celebrate 50 years of its signature Calico pattern, British brand Burleigh – the last ceramics house in the world still using the mid-18th-century technique of underglaze tissue transfer printing – has created a new teapot that sees the design reimagined in a mulberry hue. An ideal companion for a very British tradition.

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