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Travel guide, a design packed weekend in Antwerp

Travel Guide: a design-packed bloggers tour of Antwerp

When you think of the design capitals of Europe, cities such as London, Paris, Milan and Stockholm might spring to mind. But, there’s another city out there that should be on that list, the slightly more under the radar Belgian city of Antwerp – a Flemish jewel with an emerging design scene that’s giving others a run for their money. With a strong artisanal heritage and cultural legacy, from the 17th century paintings of Rubens and Van Dyck, through the thriving, polished world of the diamond industry, to its cult status in the fashion world with Belgian fashion royalty Dries van Noten, the merchant city Antwerp has developed into a super stylish cosmopolitan centre. Today, young, emerging Belgian designers are putting their stamp on the city, while contemporary concept stores and gastronomical delights are attracting visitors from across the world. There’s certainly more to the city than frites and beer, there’s culture galore, art and architecture, and design by the bucket load, untapped and waiting to be discovered. In October I visited the city as part of a …

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Another Country's new showroom opens in Marylebone

Another Country, the contemporary craft furniture company set up by the founding publisher of Wallpaper* magazine, has opened its first showroom in London’s Marylebone. The 1,400 sq ft space houses its tables, chairs, desks, stools and daybeds, as well as a collection of ‘Evergreen’ products, a series of items from companies around the world that complements Another Country’s aesthetic for the simple and functional and celebrates the provenance of the product. For example, there is David Mellor cutlery, 31 Chapel Lane and Ian McIntyre pottery, alongside Le Typographe handmade stationery from Brussels and lights from Brooklyn-based design studio, Workstead. Paul de Zwart, who set up Another Country said: The showroom in Marylebone will be a window into the ‘world’ of Another Country. We hope that it will help our visitors appreciate the workmanship that goes into all our products. I also hope customers will fall in love with what we feel is great, sustainable, reasonably priced design that people can enjoy every day. Another Country, 18 Crawford Street, London, WIH 1BT