A 30 YEAR STORY- THE WORLD OF INTERIORS

the world of interiors, the premier interior design london based magazines december 2011 issue marks a momentous anniversary- 30 years of bringing together things that are the best of their kind! inspired interiors that are chic, stylish and refined!

to celebrate, the editor-in- chief, rupert thomas (only the second editor in 30 years, astounding in and of itself), decided the project of covering three decades would best be managed by creating nine chapters based around 9 types of rooms- bedrooms, sitting rooms, dining rooms, artists studios, kitchens, gardens, entrances, offices and bathrooms.

on a much smaller scale, i just did a series of posts on rooms, also had to sift and edit, however,much easier than having the job of distilling 350 issues, 54,000 pages and 3,000 odd features. i can’t even imagine the magnitude, pressure and importance of this exercise.

before i started writing this post i thought it would have been great to have these rooms as material for my favorite rooms posts a few weeks ago, but now, as i write this i’m drawn to a singular story and to what “the world of interiors” is all about- ‘classic interiors interiors’- those places that define the title by being precisely of their time yet simultaneously of enduring relevance, inspiration and charm.

the material of “the world of interiors” is in a whole other league. they offer up beauty, elegance and style in every issue, but more importantly, they allow the places to be what they are, not fluffed, not standardized, not imposing. real, unique, special- truly authentic! deserving of a special tribute and requiring a story of it’s own!

a 30 year story about different, unique, one-of-a kind special places united by a sense of authenticity- what 30 years of “the world of interiors” is all about- what this story is all about! happy anniversary!

BEDROOMS- CHARLOTTENHOF’S TENT ROOM MADE IN 1829 UNDER SUPERVISION OF FREDERICK WILLIAM OF PRUSSIA- FRITZ VON DE SCHULENBURG PHOTOGRAPH- DECEMBER 1991

BEDROOMS- GREVILLE WORTHINGTON DESIGN- TIM BEDDOW PHOTOGRAPH- JULY 1995

BEDROOMS- BANERJI’S LAKESIDE HOUSE IN WEST BENGAL- JAMES MORTIMER PHOTOGRAPH- APRIL 1984

SITTING ROOMS-NICOLA DEL ROSCIO’S 18TH CENTURY HUNTING LODGE IN LAZIO- SIMON UPTON PHOTOGRAPH- JUNE 2004

SITTING ROOMS- BILL BLASS MANHATTAN FLAT- FRITZ VON DER SCHULENBERG- APRIL 1993

SITTING ROOMS- NANCY LANCASTER FAMOUS YELLOW ROOM IN MAYFAIR- JAMES MORTIMER PHOTOGRAPH- SEPTEMBER 1982

dining rooms- PRINCE OF CONDE- ALEXANDRE BAILHAUCHE- FEBRUARY 2007

dining rooms- EBBERTSON HALL IN NORTH YORKSHIRE- CHRISTOPHER SIMON SYKES- JULY/AUGUST 1983

dining rooms- ALNWICK CASTLE- JAMES MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPH- OCTOBER 2009

KITCHENS- SANTA MARIA DE ALCOBACO MONASTERY IN PORTUGAL- FRITZ VON DER SCHULENBURG PHOTOGRAPH- JANUARY 2000

DINING ROOMS- BELGIAN APARTMENT BY JOHN PAWSON- ERIC MORIN PHOTOGRAPH- DECEMBER 2010

KITCHEN’S- JACQUES GARCIA’S CHATEAU, CHAMP-DE-BATAILLE, IN NORMANDY- DEIDI VON SCHAEWEN PHOTOGRAPH- FEBRUARY 1995

ENTRANCES- THE HALL OF BRILLIANCE OF THE CHANDRA MAHAL AT THE CITY PALACE IN JAIPUR- FRITZ VON DER SCHULENBURG PHOTOGRAPH- DECEMBER/ JANUARY 1983

ENTRANCES- GERALD SCHMORL’S PARIS APARTMENT- VINCENT KNAPP PHOTOGRAPH- AUGUST 2001

ENTRANCES- GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE IN LINCOLNSHIRE, DESIGN BY SIR JOHN VANBRUGH’S – JAMES MORTIMER PHOTOGRAPHY- JULY/ AUGUST 1986

OFFICES- josé batlló barcelona house, designed by antonio gaudí- james mortimer photograph- september 1986

offices- stephen szczpanek brooklyn office- simon upton photograph- july 2003

bathrooms- joseph hiriart’s art deco villa on france’s basque coast- jacques dirand photograph- november 2001

bathrooms- harry blackmer’s athens house- james mortimer photograph- may 1983

bathrooms- hacienda de torrijos- eric morin photograph- february 2003

gardens- patinos hillside quinta near estoril, portugal- james mortimer photograph- february 1992

 

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