Much of contemporary design is associated with cool clean lines, muted colours and subtle tones of grey. But much of it is not, and in this issue we look to the distinctly colourful: to our cover artist Misterpiro, to the extraordinary (and colourful in every sense of the word) Markus Benesch, to the state-of-the-art Harow studio in Paris, to the jaw-dropping use of colour in our main architectural feature, and to the most colourful hotel in the Middle East. And then, bathed in bright, we turn to the more subtle colour combinations of our bedroom suites where dreams of sheer opulence await.
We also visit the plains of Don Quixote’s La Mancha which are fast becoming an obligatory stop for art lovers as the first stage of the Titanes project is revealed.
You can find stacks of great design in our Design Trends section from the sparkling glory of Art Déco to enlightened monkeys and feel-good furniture.
“Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.” (Wassily Kandinsky)