Repeat performance: geometric patterns back in vogue

The stand of Milan’s Nilurfar Gallery at Design Miami this month
©James Harris

From bedding to wallpaper, designers are experimenting with symmetrical lines and shapes on a wide range of products

The Harcourt glass

Design classic: Baccarat’s Harcourt glass

Designed in 1841 for the French king, the glasses, vases and carafes have been in production ever since

FT Baubles
©Charlie Bibby

Blowing baubles at Christmas

The House & Home team visits a glassblowing studio to create decorative glassware

H&H staff admires her nearly completed bauble
©Victoria Birkinshaw

Christmas baubles: the FT’s limited-edition ‘Pink ’un’

Members of the House & Home team visit a London glassblowing studio to create DIY seasonal decorations

Nathalie Lete
©Leo-Paul Ridet

Christmas decor gets a design overhaul

A new take on traditional decorations and seasonal interiors by six leading designers

Landi chair

Design classic: the Landi chair by Hans Coray

Created in 1938-39, the aluminium chair has stood the test of time in both looks and performance

Interior of Henri Samuel’s apartment in Paris, 1987
©Pascal Hinous, Jerome Huet/Christie’s Images

Henri Samuel, decorator to the wealthy

A new exhibition gathers together rare furnishings by artists who inspired the French designer in the 1960s and 1970s

The Lobby, an area for Etihad's first-class and business-class customers

Flights of fancy: the latest in first-class air travel

Innovative cabin designs for premium-paying passengers have moved on from fully flat beds to three-room apartments

How High the Moon armchair

Design classic: Shiro Kuramata’s How High the Moon armchair

Named after the jazz standard, the deconstructed chair made of steel mesh is postmodern design at its very best

The Vigilius Mountain Resort, situated above Merano, Italy
©Vigilius Mountain Resort

Chalet chic for mountain living

Are we about to see the end of antler chandeliers?

Design classic: the Sarpaneva Casserole

Finnish designer Timo Sarpaneva’s cast-iron pot with a detachable handle is a marriage of elegance and utility

Bedrooms designed to aid sleep

Our choice of bed and sleeping environment are key factors in getting a good night’s rest

Design partnership inspired by Islamic geometry

Collaboration between Bethan Gray and Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites brings together two very different cultures

Designs in Pole position

As Poland’s creative industry gathers pace, some of its young designers are making a global impact

Take a walk on the tiled side

How the traditional art of tiling endures – with a contemporary twist

Tapestry in the 21st century

Henry VIII once collected them – now contemporary artists are using tapestries in unconventional ways

Design classic: the Morris chair

The piece with its distinctive reclining back is said to have been based on a model found in a carpenter’s workshop in the 1860s

India’s growing interest in homegrown design

Affluent consumers in cities such as Delhi and Mumbai are now looking closer to home for inspiration

Concrete: a firm favourite in home design

Designers are using the material more prominently and building on the foundations of the Modernist movement

London Design Festival: highlights and trends

A round-up of the best and emerging designs at this month’s art event, from origami and lighting to raw materials

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