Architectural Digest India

BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD

A cabinet of curiosities is not a piece of furniture. I was alarmed I had to explain this to someone at the beginning of this year, as we planned building the series of wondrous team knew what I meant, immediately working on mood boards of mirrored infinity rooms, wabisabi courtyards and secret doorways. When I travelled to Chennai to ask the master embroiderer Jean-François Lesage to curate the space for us, one of his first questions was, “Can we have wild animals?” Oh, he understood perfectly.

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