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Make storage stylish with these handcrafted stacking vessels
Storage is a vital, but throughly mundane, fact of life. Fortunately, the brother and sister team behind Utopia & Utility have come up with a solution that’s both functional and fashionable. These stacking vessels are actually three different containers made by three European craftsmen to form one attractive household item. The pieces pictured above are made using glass, brass and natural-edge wood to give them a textured effect.
Founders Pia and Moritz Wüsternberg create objects that inject everyday life with a moment of beauty and their products are being stocked for the first time in-London luxury brand William & Son’s flagship store in Mayfair.
Utopia & Utility’s red and purple stacking vessels cost £1,350 and £1,175 respectively. Coming soon to William & Son’s store at 10 Mount Street, London, W1K 2TY and williamandson.com.
Samsung’s 85 inch S9 TV will turn your living room into a cinema
If watching television is less a pastime and more a second job, then perhaps you should consider investing in one of these. Samsung’s 85 inch behemoth isn’t just something to watch the new season of House of Cards on – it’s a statement piece for your living room. It hangs from an easel, allowing you to angle it to exactly suit the viewing angle from your sofa.
The ultra high-definition screen has four times the resolution of a regular HD TV, meaning those Blu Rays will look crisp enough to step right into. The speakers are set into the frame, rather than the TV itself, which means you get deep, rumbling bass from a set that’s just 7.2cm thick. It comes with all mod cons, including Samsung’s smart services and ambient brightness control that adapts to the level of light in the room. Frank and Claire Underwood never looked so good.
Available from selfridges.com, £34,999.
Jazz up your urban pad with Tom Dixon’s contemporary furnishings
It’s official – the New York-style, contemporary warehouse loft has arrived, pastels and soft furnishings are out and bold industrial design is back. If you’re furnishing your home in more than bare bricks and exposed pipes, you’re probably doing it wrong. No wonder designs by Tom Dixon – a champion of interesting structure over superficial detail – are making a comeback. His Fan Chair uses spindles of turned, thinned and steam-bent wood to create the seat’s distinctive slatted silhouette, while his Etch lampshade casts a mass of spotted shadows from intricate patterns cut into copper, polished brass or stainless steel sheets.
Tom Dixon Fan Chair, £1,200, and Etch Shade, £340, are available from tomdixon.net.