Jenny Dalton


Patricia Urquiola for Cassina

Hailed as “the most important female designer in the world today” and one of the chief saviours of Italian design, Patricia Urquiola is finding new expression for her mix of romance and rigour at revered Italian furniture makers Cassina. Jenny Dalton reports. Portrait by Valentina Sommariva

Leather furniture

The tactile familiarity of leather is becoming a canvas for out-of-the-ordinary design expression – from laser-cut and woven curtains to embroidered and quilted wall hangings and tattooed cushions.

Woven furniture

Simple, sculptural and sinuous, these standout designs signal a reappraisal of rattan, says Jenny Dalton, as woven materials bring warmth and elegance to our interior design lexicon

Green stone

Rich green stone is catching the eye of tastemakers who stand at the crosspoint of tradition, reinvention and the thrill of the unexpected. Jenny Dalton reports

Nipa Doshi's London

Half of Indian-British studio Doshi Levien, the Mumbai-born designer is this autumn creating new furniture, textiles and lamps for B&B Italia and Galerie Kreo

Wait and see

A vibrant, colourful sense of rebellion is the lifeblood of this joyfully idiosyncratic Milanese fashion boutique

GamFratesi design

An unusual fusion of Nordic rigour and Italian panache is bringing GamFratesi’s minimal yet warm, refined yet luxurious furniture designs to the fore across Europe. Opposites certainly do attract, finds Jenny Dalton. Portrait by Sebastian Boettcher