Jacquard Defined

Embroidered and jacquard textiles and decorative accents showcasing embossed designs or unique patinas are one answer. We’re taking a look at this distinctive weaving technique…

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Scandinavian Design Explored

Scandinavian design is synonymous with on-trend. Its minimalist lines, layered textures, mixed timbers, and spacious aesthetic each participate to create a rugged refinement that’s…


Rattan Defined

Taking its name from the Malaysian rotan, rattan refers to over 600 different species of Calameae palms native to tropical South-east Asia. By turns…

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Cabriole defined

If you’re the type that likes your furniture sporting curves like Jessica Rabbit then you need to add this word to your vocab. Cabriole….

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Art Deco defined

  Following on from Art Nouveau, which took organic forms as its inspiration, Art Deco’s stylistic references were eclectic, ranging from geometric abstraction to…

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Chinoiserie defined

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, or so they say… Chinoiserie tips its hat to traditional Oriental art and design. The word itself means Chinese-esque (borrowed…


Geometric Defined

Geometric patterns have adorned cultures since time immemorial. The evocative power of contrasting and repetitive shapes and lines has been exploited from tribal adornments…


Ikat Defined

definition Indigenous and international, old world and on-trend, ikat (or ikkat) is all over fashion and homewares. From designer threads to the cushions on your…

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Stainless Steel Defined

Stainless steel is almost synonymous with modern kitchenware. From appliances and cookware to cutlery, food prep and Masterchef-like utensils, even the kitchen sink, it’s literally everywhere….

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Alpaca Defined

Introducing the alpaca – the distant and defiantly curious-looking cousin of the camel. An ancestor of the vicuña,* the alpaca is celebrated for its soft and…