In Issue 48
I don’t know if it’s to do with the warm weather we’re still enjoying, but we’re not quite ready for a wintery October/November issue, so we’ve gone bright, bold and colourful instead – which no doubt you’ll have noticed by our choice of cover!
As a fan of the Danes, and a lover of their design classics, I’ve fancied staying at Hotel Alexandra for a number of years, but sadly our road trips have just fallen short of a stay over in Copenhagen each time. So until that happens, I’ll have to make do with having a nosey around the rooms by featuring it in the magazine – I love the Verner Panton Suite, which would you book?
We feature two colourful exhibitions in this issue; artwork inspired by smoke-filled cabaret clubs from the 1880s to the 1960s, and iconic graphic design from the world’s largest collection of Cuban propaganda posters.
The autumnal sunshine also spills into our featured property for sale – a magnificent long and low concrete creation in the Forest of Dean. It is filled with art and furniture that has been accumulated over many years. I’ve always fancied living in a house where you can mow the grass on the roof!
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to chat with a fellow lover of vintage cars when I interviewed painter and restorer Matt Earle from West Yorkshire. This formed part of a new campaign by workwear manufacturer Dickies, who realised that the individuals who buy their clothes, usually have a passion for items with heritage, and judging by Matt’s answers to my questions, they’d be right about that!
As many of you already know, our go-to guru for Art Deco know-how is Paul Stewart. He’s supplied a great piece about the BBC in the 1930s, which we follow up with an article devoted to PEL – Britain’s modernist furniture manufacturer, who were a dab hand at producing furniture made out of tubular steel.
Even Trading Places brings with it a colourful selection of dealers; each with their very own distinctive style...