USP: By focusing on a particular focal point of the home, the fireplace or the shelf, for example, Mantel’s visuals not only provide inspiration for conservation, but also context for the pieces she sells.
AESTHETIC: A calming palette of metals, hand-carved woods and heavy wrought iron anchors. Mantel’s offer.
BEST TO FIND TO DATE: A restored pair of silver-plated Guido Niest ribbon candlesticks (above) that have been abandoned in an attic.
WHAT WE PURCHASE: Perry’s design collaboration with ceramics, candles and wall hangings designed with Terra in Mexico supports local Oaxacan artisans – we stock up on black and white candles and clay vases.
WHO: Dover Street Market alumna Jenna Fletcher burst into our IG feeds amid the lockdown with Oswalde – a selection of rainbow-colored, mostly Italian, plastic coins from the 1960s and 1970s ( think of the Joe Colombo Boby and Giancarlo Piretti trolleys for the Castelli Plia chairs).
WHAT TO EXPECT: Ask him for advice on your furnishings or stay at his East Sussex oceanfront rental (adorned with some of his most treasured finds). More future cult classics, such as the LM stool and Selah lamp (above) from Nigeria-based Nmbello Studio.
FUTURE PLANS: âA very Capricorn list,â says Fletcher. âA second guest house, commercial residences, the establishment of an organic farm and the hope of opening a cafÃ©. Maybe also an archive of clothes? The list is endless. “
WHO: Mario Kardana grew up going to auction with his father. The hoarding bug stuck around and four and a half years ago he quit his job as a graphic designer to pursue unique 20th century objects.
WHERE TO FIND IT: Building a subscriber and fan base from Instagram has allowed Kardana to open an M Kardana store thanks to her online successes. Head to Hackney Road to see and touch the most special pieces in person.
WOULD LIKE TO HAVE: Anything by Armand-Albert Rateau.
INSPIRATION: “I’m a huge fan of Ron Arad, I love his use of materials and his rather radical approach to design, and Barbara Hepworth for the organic and abstract forms of her work.”