Designed Magazine: Issue 2 - Autumn / Winter 2016
Our Autumn issue celebrates the masculine side of design… and that can take many forms, none as obvious as the cliché of straight lines and pale grey pinstripes.
Hutton Wilkinson is the master jeweller and interiors supremo who, from the age of 17, worked alongside the great maximalist interior designer and artist Tony Duquette. He took over Duquette’s famous Dawnridge Estate, a kaleidoscopic design playground in Beverly Hills that was the subject of Hutton’s book on Duquette, More is More. Our photoshoot and cover were set in Dawnridge and Hutton’s new house next door, Casa la Condessa, with the fabrics and jewellery that are used as decoration in Hutton’s home.
We also showcase a selection of the fashion work of he our cover feature photographer, Viktorija Pashuta, her enhanced ‘colour therapy’ style vibrantly demonstrating what she calls ‘fashion surrealism’.
We also visit the home of Simon Wilson, antiques expert and founder of the fabulously bling Butler & Wilson jewellery and fashion brand. Simon likes to call his style “grown-up dressing up”, and it’s not for the faint-hearted – a huge Capo di Monte owl whose eyes follow you round the room is Simon’s favourite piece, though he wouldn’t want to live without any one thing from of his wild and wonderful collection.
More on the genteel side of dressing up but no less awe-inspiring in its own way is the Beau Brummel-inspired development Beau House, designed by Joe Burns of Oliver Burns. Those pinstripes, and precision tailoring abound, but the interiors are no less adventurous for that. And for a look that wouldn’t be out of place in a classic movie set, we profile the exquisite work of French architect Jean-Louis Deniot. We also showcase the work of 1508 London, who designed the Champagne Bar for this year’s Decorex International.
Our product features include the latest trends of studded furniture, marble and brightly coloured glass, while industry experts have provided us with their expertise on themes as diverse as bespoke luxury services, the lighter-hearted side of design and alpaca hair in rugs!
In our Behind the Brand series, we look at the history of French tap supremos, THG; re-invertors of the wheel, Bugaboo; cooking and refrigeration specialists Sub-Zero & Wolf; and furniture mathematician Tom Faulkner.
Don’t miss this gorgeous Autumn issue!