Korea’s artistic treasures

New exhibition showcases art and design from the Joseon period, a dynasty that lasted 500 years

The Arne Jacobsen Suite at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, formerly the SAS Royal Hotel, featuring original decor by the Danish designer

Scandi style remains a fine vintage

Auction houses continue to report strong interest in mid-century design classics from the region

The Arne Jacobsen Suite at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, formerly the SAS Royal Hotel, featuring original decor by the Danish designer

The enduring appeal of Scandi design

Auction houses report strong interest in mid-century classics

©Brian Doben

Interiors special – in pictures

Salone del Mobile, edible furniture, the new lacquer and lashings of style

Käbu outdoor sofa

Interiors special: thinking inside out

High-end furniture brands are venturing outside, with indoor styles now appearing on lawns and patios

Asturias chair by Carlos Motta

Interiors special: Carioca craftsmanship

Interest in high-end interiors is booming in Brazil thanks to rising economic prosperity

edible Hard Candy coffee table
©Davide Farabegoli

Interiors special: all in good taste

Food is versatile, biodegradable – and makes an inventive design material

Lacquered walls reflect the light and create a sense of depth in this Manhattan apartment
©Brian Doben

Interiors special: enamoured with lacquer

Designers from Asia and the west are putting a contemporary gloss on an age-old material

Lacquer designs

Enamoured with lacquer

Designers from Asia and the west are putting a contemporary spin on an age-old material

Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan

Interiors special: spotlight on Milan

A round-up of what visitors can expect from this year’s Salone del Mobile and the fair’s parallel design events

Interiors special: design meets brand

Fornasetti and Poltrona Frau are two Italian ateliers following the lucrative path of fashion houses like Gucci and Prada

A breath of fresh Éire

A new generation of Irish designers is shaking off the slump

China’s new design generation

Growing interest in homeware is fuelled by the country’s emerging middle class

China’s design renaissance

Demand is increasing for high-end homeware among the country’s growing middle class

Chile comes in from the cold

A generation of designers are flourishing after years of cultural and political isolation

A breath of fresh Éire

With the country suffering from the downturn, Irish designers had little choice but to become innovative

Furnishings fit for modern maharajas

Top designers in India nurture a love affair with traditional craftsmanship

Bowled over by India

High-end design meets traditional crafts

Thoroughly modern marquetry

How designers are bringing new angles to an old traditional craft

Design Classic: the Womb chair

This piece is one of Eero Saarinen’s most recognised designs and was produced at the request of his boss’s wife