FROM THE ARCHIVE: Aristocracy partied here. Laughter rang down its magnificent staircase. Over the years, the château passed from owner to owner, but in recent years had been empty when the couple purchased it from an English-Irish syndicate.
Functional artwork takes the form of cheeky mugs with geometric handles in this new collection.
It may seem far-fetched that an item designed for one’s tush might also look handsome hung on a wall, but Yuka Wakamatsu’s hand-woven chair mats are truly just that: multipurpose.
Parisian perfume polymath Rami Mekdachi applies his 20 years of perfumery experience to every evocative fragrance he creates.
Internationally-renowned British design house Tom Dixon Studio ventures into new territory with its collection of personal cleansing products and bathroom storage.
The Denmark brand is setting the bar high for contemporary functional design.
When the circus comes to town, the dream world comes to life, and Dutch design mastermind Marcel Wanders is right at home in this whimsical realm.
There is more to this home than meets the eye.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: One word architects use all the time is place. Good designs, we hear, should relate to place. Buildings should be placed in context, an artful façade can help define place, and so on. In my experience as both critic and professional colleague of architects, the same applies to their public personas.