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Lorfords Antique | Art Deco Furniture
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Moderne Love

From the early years of the twentieth century until well into the 1930s Paris was the epicentre of a design movement that aimed to redefine the decorative arts in a very modern and particularly French way. The passing of time has done nothing to diminish its allure. Chris Yeo delves deeper. Now, as we know, the French have a long and proud history in the decorative arts – they virtually invent...
Antique Windsor Chair
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All about the Windsor chair

The Windsor chair is known and loved far and wide, from its namesake town in England to the United States. This iconic chair represents all there is to love about antique furniture - from its rich history down to the simple, sturdy joinery that has allowed so many to survive. A potted history Windsor has not strayed far from our thoughts over the last month. The market town is on the River ...
Mediterranean interiors - all year round
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Mediterranean interiors - all year round

When the mercury hit 40 back in July, many of us wished our homes were better equipped to deal with extreme heat. While we can’t transform a country cottage or London townhouse into a Provençal chateau overnight, we can still learn some design lessons from Mediterranean interiors. ‘Mediterranean design’ can be difficult to pin down - in part because this style actually borrows from all over th...
For the love of stripes
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For the love of stripes

From the sun-soaked parasols of the Amalfi coast to crumpled sweetshop bags on the English Riviera, stripes are everywhere. They always have been, in various forms, but their presence feels particularly loud right now. Perhaps it's because we crave their unabashed joy in the midst of gloomy national and international developments, or because we’ve been busy whole-heartedly embracing summer af...
In conversation with artist Stefano Giordano
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In conversation with artist Stefano Giordano

A Conversation with Stefano Giordano about his latest work and ‘the work behind the work’ for his upcoming solo show ‘Untitled (green)’ which will be on view at Lorfords. 15 September- 13 October --- Kate Williams: When I visited your studio, you talked about the initial drawings originating from children's colouring books which I thought was wonderful! Suddenly it made perfect sense as to w...
Visit to the apothecary
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Visit to the apothecary

The art of collecting antiques is a diverse one, spanning everything from film memorabilia to 18th Century mahogany furniture. The areas that often fascinate the most are those that relate to the lives of everyday people - from their cooking and eating habits to their romantic lives. Apothecaries, with their promise to heal one’s aches and pains before the dawn of modern medicine, have left beh...
Curves in all the right places
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Curves in all the right places

Outrageous and witty, the Rococo movement’s flame burned brightly in the middle decades of the 18th Century. Chris Yeo looks at one of history’s most exuberant styles and poses the question: are you a Roundhead or a Cavalier? The British, as we are always told, are a reserved people. Along with fish and chips, our stiff upper lip is what we’re most famous for. I must admit that whenever I hear...
Collecting: Mid-Century Glass
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Collecting: Mid-Century Glass

We talk to ‘Antiques Roadshow’ expert Chris Yeo about collecting Mid-Century glass. He says ‘dancing with light and alive with colour, Mid-Century glass makes a bold statement, just try not to get too hooked’. Glass Act When I tell people I work in antiques the question I’m invariably asked (after “When do you hope to get a real job?”) is “What do you collect?” and my answer is absolutely not...
Coco Morris exhibition at Lorfords 2022
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Coco Morris paintings on show: ‘Through The Looking Glass’

We are excited to present ‘Through The Looking Glass’, a collection of paintings by London based artist Coco Morris. The exhibition opens on 3 May and runs through 1 June at Lorfords. (Image by Adele Watts) Morris pulls from a variety of painting languages and mixes them with her own personal landscape. This produces bold, captivatingly playful and sensory paintings that explore colour-form...
Scandinavian rugs
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All about Scandinavian rugs

Handmade for centuries, Scandinavian rugs have taken on many different forms and functions over time. While Scandinavian textiles are beautifully decorative, they are also incredibly practical. Known for their harsh weather conditions and almost everlasting winters Scandinavian countries make sure that any textiles produced not only provide the necessary heat but are also decorative. Therefo...