Emma Crichton-Miller

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Adventurer artist-designers

For certain artist-designers, travel is the bedrock of originality, says Emma Crichton-Miller. Their intrepid adventures – from the Amazon to the Atlas Mountains – imbue their work with a richly evocative identity

Francis Bacon

The artist’s Monaco connection has inspired two unlikely collaborators to create a private foundation for his work. Emma Crichton-Miller reports. Portrait by Fabio Massimo Aceto

Travel memoirs

Rare and exquisite volumes capturing the thrill of voyages of discovery are inspiring contemporary adventurers, says Emma Crichton-Miller
Property & Architecture

Homes for art collections

Extraordinary art museums of the past few decades have raised the bar for art lovers (and their architects) looking to create homes that best showcase their collections. Emma Crichton-Miller reports

Pop/contemporary art

As the Fondation Carmignac prepares to open a new museum on the idyllic island of Porquerolles, Emma Crichton-Miller meets the duo seeking to expand a classic pop art collection with contemporary offshoots of the genre. Portrait by Stéphane Remael

Alan Cristea’s London

The Cork Street gallerist represents Howard Hodgkin, Gillian Ayres and Edmund de Waal and is Europe’s largest publisher of original prints and editions by contemporary artists

Branch furniture

Furniture designers are reconnecting with nature’s wayward vigour by turning to trees for inspiration – while collectors are tantalised by the prospect of bringing the forest indoors. Emma Crichton-Miller reports

Any human art

At the intersection of cutting-edge contemporary art and centuries-long tradition, commissioned modern-day portraits push boundaries while still exuding heart and humanity, says Emma Crichton-Miller
Property & Architecture

A masterclass in modern manors

Few Brits are brave enough to build a country home from scratch rather than convert an existing property. Emma Crichton-Miller finds three fine examples, each different in style but united in their groundbreaking design and sensitivity to the environment they inhabit

Masters class

On the eve of the Frieze Masters fair, Emma Crichton-Miller explores how contemporary art enthusiasts are seeing Old Masters through new eyes – and showcasing them alongside their cutting-edge works.

At the top of their game

Finely crafted, bespoke sports equipment is a labour of love for its artisan creators – and could make a present ne plus ultra for family and friends who are passionate about their pastimes, says Emma Crichton-Miller


The buzz surrounding the cocktail scene has sparked a revival in glamorous home bars and elaborate drinks cabinets. Emma Crichton-Miller reports

Club class upgrade

Salons hosting topical debates with intellectual and political leaders have long drawn high-flying attendees. Now a select few are pioneering new philanthropic models, providing satisfaction for the soul as well the mind
Interior Design

Salutary refinement

His exceptional eye for art and objects transforms interiors into intelligent spaces. Emma Crichton-Miller visits collector, designer and dealer Axel Vervoordt at his Antwerp castle.