It is of the greatest frustration that this incredible work of art is uncredited. I love every little detail…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Over 21 magazine, April 1975.
How many of you have bothered to do anything to your rooms since you moved into them months and months ago? Are you still living in a shamefully untidy bed-sitter, and do you still get that ‘How I wish I had a cheerful, bright room’ feeling every time you come home from work? Have you, for weeks now, been meaning to get down on hands and knees to scrub and scrape? Has your boy-friend repeatedly offered to help wall-paper the ceiling and bang the nails in? We asked Barbara Hulanicki of Biba to design a fairly inexpensive bed-sitter for 19, incorporating a few original ideas that were not unduly complicated to carry out. She chose Pontings, which has a good whitewood department—the result is rather stunning. You can see the 19 Biba and Pontings’ bed-sitter on display, from 19th September, in the window of Pontings, next door to the High Street Kensington tube station. All merchandise can be got from Biba. (opposite Pontings at 124 High Street Kensington, London, W.8) or Pontings.
(All the whitewood furniture illustrated is from Pontings Whitewood Department. The wallpaper and matching paint are from Biba and are available in seventeen colours)
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, October 1970.
Max Clendinning, designer, has burnt his polystyrene sausage seating, is changing his totally white low-lying living-room into burnished gold and has changed his primary yellow studio into this new Indian red and richly carpeted affair. He has rediscovered tables, chairs and comfort, covering chairs in deep pile with velvet and lacquer paint, making unit, table, lamp and unifying it all with a mural. Originally inspired by the Islamic carpets at the Hayward, it changed course into something far more freewheeling.
Photographed by Michael Boys.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1973
Photographed by Horst.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1970
Photographed by Brian Stowell. Room and text by Gwenda Saar.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, February 1975.
The walls and speakers of Michael Szell’s room are covered in his deep green malachite cotton with sheer green for curtains, making an atmospheric cave that leads into the real green. Floor treated with gold leaf, a Michael Szell special; he intends this to glitter and you to roll up the Bokharas and dance. Pontypool candelabra. Famille Noire urns. Arthur Devis paintings. Glass top table on Perspex and steel frame. Cattlyea and Cyprepedium orchids. Conservatory landscaping by Robert Conway of Roots and Shoots.
Photographed by James Mortimer.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, February 1975
Photographed by Tim Street-Porter.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, November 1972