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Lucia van der Post –

Stars of interior design are putting their names to furniture collections, translating their signature aesthetic into statement pieces for all. Lucia van Der Post reports

“Karen Howes, co-founder and CEO of interior design studio Taylor Howes, found herself dreaming up furniture designs when she failed to find pieces she wanted for a project. “There wasn’t a single console table I liked – they were to harsh or had too much metal and the proportions weren’t right,” she says. Howes produced her own in an ombre lacquer finish and tailored the design so it would fit within a hall, behind a sofa or on either side of a fireplace”.