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One of the highlights at Decorex this September for A-Gent of Style
 (see the special feature here) was the discovery of new kid on the design block KONIG Colours.

KONIG Colours showcased their range with a stand they designed together and shared with world renowned interior designer, Nina Campbell, in an eye-catching display of sample pots as attractive as a box of Ladurée macaroons and face creams.

The eco-friendly KONIG Colours offers a wide spectrum of subtle but also bright colours that stand out beautifully from the saturated paint market. Having, deservedly, garnered more and more press coverage over the months,
 KONIG Colours are steadily becoming one of the go-to paint suppliers for the discerning eye. And with enticing and intriguing names such as Olivers Army, Tweety, German Grey and the likes, what more can you ask for?


The KONIG Colours paint range has been developed by interior designers, Jasper & Vanessa Galloway. After years of not finding ‘exactly’ the right colours and mixing their own they came across an incredible base paint developed for the commercial market. The paint, a highly engineered, high performance acrylic based paint, offers excellent durability, cleanability and exceptional coverage. Jasper developed the palette of 101 colours with stainers and these are available in 4 different finishes, low sheen emulsion, satin eggshell, gloss and flat acrylic emulsion. The full range are 100% waterbased, fast-drying, allergy safe with virtually nil odour and a very good flow rate for ease of application and fantastic opacity. The most important factor for the duo is that no matter what the colour; the paint would have exceptional usability and high performance qualities.


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Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand


All of the colours are vibrant and versatile and the majority are influenced by pair’s travels and life surroundings from the fresh green of the spring Hellebore’s to the stunning sunsets in Bandol, the deep blue sea at Needs ore and the childhood memories of cartoon characters like Tweety. Every colour has a story to tell.

‘We wanted to develop a colour palette that was diverse for all interiors, vibrant punchy colours with My Orange, subtle greys like Wilcote and moody blues and greens in Lorca, Tyringham and Cecil Green.’ Jasper Galloway

The range was developed in the Konig studio in Buckinghamshire, where all the colour charts are made and hand finished.

All paints are available to order at www.konigcolours.co.uk

A complete selection of sample pots & colour charts are available at our Nina Campbell’s shop, 9 Walton Street, SW3

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand


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Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

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Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand


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– Photos by KONIG Colours and A-Gent of Style



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Alongside the auction The Collection of David Collins, reviewed here last week, at 1pm today at Christie’s, the London sales of 20/21 DESIGN will include an inaugural Evening Sale in King Street at 6pm. The sale will present a varied selection of luxury designer furniture of Post War and Contemporary Design, complemented by Pre-War avant-garde works, by the main proponents of 20th and 21st Century Design from Italy, France, Brazil, Scandinavia as well as an Important Private collection of mid-century French design featuring works by Charlotte Perriand, such as the ‘Mexique’ cabinet, circa 1953, and by Jean Royère, Jean Prouvé and André Arbus. 

The exhibition is opened today until 12pm

You can view the full catalogue here.



The Evening Auction features a selection of mid-century design from an important private collection featuring furniture by André Arbus, Jean Royère, Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand.

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The Evening Auction also features a strong group of works by leading Swedish, Finnish and Danish designers. These include a desk set from the 1970s, comprising two trays, a pen holder, a ruler, a letter opener and a magnifying glass by Henning Koppel for Gerog Jensen as well as a rare sofa produced by Danish architect Philip Arctander in 1949-1950. Further highlights from the Nordic section include a pair of ‘Mix’ club chairs, model ‘4396’, designed in 1931 by Kaare Klint, who is acknowledged as the founding father of Danish Modernism.





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The auction will also offer a selection of Brazilian design, which rarely appears in auction in Europe, and will feature works by the Campana Brothers, Oscar Niemeyer and José Zanine Caldas. The highlight of the group is a rare and early work , the Peixe bench (Estimate £80,000 – 120,000), created in 1989 by Humberto and Fernando Campana and presented by them as part of their Desconfortável (uncomfortable) collection of furniture at the Nucleon 8 Gallery in São Paulo.

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A selection of works by renowned contemporary glass designer Yoichi Ohira have been carefully selected by a private collector in Milan: Mrs. Norma Cortellini. Ohira’s understanding for the tradition and history of glassmaking in Murano, combined with his distinct imagination and Far Eastern aesthetic, situates him as one of the most original and skilled glassmakers. Mrs. Cortellini collected these pieces with enthusiasm and an acute understanding of Ohira’s sensibility and skills. Ohira conveys the tensions between transparency and opacity, interior and exterior through the expert use of a vast array of techniques.

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Highlights from the Italian Avant-garde section of the sale include a significant group of vessels and vases by Ettore Sottsass, as well as an early ‘Poltrona di Proust’ armchair, designed in 1978 by Alessandro Mendini, this example executed early 1980s.

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– Photos by Christie’s and A-Gent of Style – 


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Autumn has slowly seeped in as we say goodbye to yet another successful and inspiring London Design Festival. But not all is doom and gloom. Phillips is spoiling us today at 2pm GMT with its September Design Auction at Howick Place of 20th and 21st C design. Offering iconic and exceptional works from European masters and other contemporary Japanese ceramics, as well as objets from the remarkable collaboration of Lucio Fontana and Roberto Menghi, two of it al’s most prominent postwar creatives, this sale comprising 182 lots and with a pre-sale estimate of £2,300,00 is bound to command huge interest with connoisseurs and collectors.

Some of A-Gent of Style‘s most cherished artists are gathered in this sale boasting highly desirable and museum-quality creations by a myriad of stellar designers and ensembliers including Ruhlmann, Royere, Mouille, Fontana Arte, Printz, Ingrand, Arredoluce, Arbus, Lelii, Rie, Ponti, Chareau, Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret, Sottsass, Lalanne, Crespi, Pergay, Panton, Hadid and many others. There is also another important sale at 6pm focusing on Nordic Design with exceptional pieces from Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

Here are A-Gent of Style‘s favourite pieces. You can view the full catalogue here.

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