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Newly Oriented

From rice buckets reconfigured as stools to paper lanterns transformed into modular lighting, traditional Japanese design is getting a decidedly 21st-century makeover. Nicole Swengley reports
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Furniture

Honest to goodness

A growing band of small British design studios is championing locally made furniture focusing on craft techniques, sustainability and elegantly simple forms. Nicole Swengley reports
Furniture

Stately sale

A Christie’s auction of Colefax and Fowler’s quintessentially English interior decor
Art

Spode to joy

Trelissick House’s contents is for sale, including a cache of fine china
City

Philippe Starck’s Paris

The design maverick’s recent projects include his first marina – Port Adriano in Mallorca – SLS Hotel in Miami and furniture for Kartell and Magis
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Art

Silver style

A silverware exhibition with glamorous flair and tactile appeal
People

Maarten Baas’ Utrecht

The German-born designer specialises in hand-crafted, limited-edition pieces such as the Smoke series of charred furniture that features in the Gramercy Park Hotel
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