WORLD OF CABANA

ART & CULTURE

Immerse yourself in artisanship from age-old techniques to modern craft, exploring the power and beauty of craftsmanship and culture in all its forms. You’ll also find insightful interviews with the makers, curators and collectors on Cabana’s Radar.

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The Unique History of Bavarian Glass

Sara Pierdonà explores the origins and prestige of Bavarian glass, charting its development throughout Europe from the 15th century onwards, and discovering key characters in its story ~ from an antagonistic crown prince to master craftsmen.

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A Culture of Creativity: An artist's curated atelier in Minneapolis

Taylor Hall O'Brien visits a 3000 square-foot warehouse bursting with creativity and atmosphere, filled with thousands of books and endless collections of objects: the Minneapolis studio of writer and artist, David Coggins Senior.

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Finders Keepers: Rare and Fine Treasures with Tribal Art dealer, Ian Shaw

Glasgow and Ghana-based Tribal Art and Textiles dealer, Ian Shaw, tells Camilla Frances the story of two extraordinary objects: his greatest find and the piece he’ll keep forever.

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Painting Plates: Inside Zsuzsanna Nyul's beautiful studio in Hungary

One of the very first artisans to collaborate with Casa Cabana, Zsuzsanna Nyul shares images from her beautiful workshop in Hungary's Lake Balaton, and reflects on the evolution of her practice and the joy of collaboration.

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Finders Keepers: Rare and antique Quilts with Christopher Wilson-Tate

A world expert in antique and rare quilts, Christopher Wilson-Tate shares with Ros Byam-Shaw his greatest find and the piece he'll keep forever: a museum quality appliqué and an English patchwork that sparked a thousand quilts.

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A Platform for India: Vikram Goyal talks old-world craft and new-world design

As he prepares to unveil a glorious new masterpiece at India Art Fair, Delhi-based designer, Vikram Goyal, talks to Sophie Goodwin about the forgotten world of repoussé, his homage to the Silk Road and the future of Indian design.

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Finders Keepers with Antique Textile Dealer Hannah Whyman

Finders Keepers: Specialist antique textile dealer and conservator, Hannah Whyman, shares the story of two extraordinary objects that have passed through her hands: her greatest find and the piece she'll keep forever.  

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Weaving Magic: Textile Wizardry with Designer Jorge Lizarazo

Colombian architect turned textile designer, Jorge Lizarazo, has spent 20 years creating distinctive textiles by combining unique and unexpected fibers. The Hechizoo founder talks to Rebeca Vaisman, reflecting on his creative approach.

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Hopelessly Devoted to Shoes: Exploring 900 Years of Footwear

Sarah Hyde plays footsie with centuries of fashion, visiting an exhibition of fascinatingly varied footwear and examining our global obsession with beautiful shoes - the feet they fit and the stories they tell.

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Through the Looking Glass: Bernard Heesen's Magical Studio in Leerdam

Candy-colored glass, a melded coffee pot, astonishingly loud jazz and a running dog surround the magnificent artworks nonchalantly crafted behind the red door at De Oude Horn. Emma Becque explores a glass artist's whimsical atelier.

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Hidden Talents: The Stories of Mongiardino's Artisans

Renzo Mongiardino understood that behind every great decorator, is a team of skilled artisans. The Italian master's craftsmen were his closest confidantes, the recipients of his greatest respect and loyalty. Sara Pierdonà meets three of his inner circle, and discusses the preservation of craftsmanship, beauty and memory.

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Finders Keepers with Guy Tobin

Finders Keepers: Antiquarians and collectors share the stories of two extraordinary objects that have passed through their hands: their greatest find and the piece they'll keep forever. This week, antique dealer Guy Tobin, shares a beguiling, but troubling, find and a much-loved family favorite.

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A Fragile Legacy: The History, and Future, of Murano Glass

Francesca Simpson explores the intriguing millennia-long history and enduring appeal of Murano glassware, discovering a highly specialist, old-world craft now facing a challenging, uncertain future.

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Milan's Cabinet of Curiosities

Maddalena Tabasso's cabinet of curiosities is one of Milan's best kept secrets, an emporium of unique, often bizarre, objects and unexpected finds in the heart of the city. Sara Piérdona meets the creative duo behind the store.

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The Benaki Gala

A night at the Benaki: Our creative partnership with The Benaki Museum reached a new high when Cabana curated the museum's annual fundraising gala. We presented our Benaki Tableware within the walls of the institution whose treasures inspired our designs, and to an esteemed audience including the Greek President.

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Holiday Gift Guide

THE CABANA GIFT GUIDE 2023 The best gifts you can give a loved one are those that show you truly understand the recipient: who they are and what they enjoy. With that in mind, we’ve rounded-up our favorite gifts for (almost all) the different people in your life.

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A Certain Nostalgia

Both uplifting and melancholic, Constanza Vallese’s flowers appear on paintings, ceramic tiles, jewellery, and now on a capsule of bronze furniture. The Argentine artist talks to Sara Pierdonà about her newest projects, and why she will never stop learning and searching for beauty.

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Finders Keepers with Max Rollitt

Finders Keepers: In this series, antiquarians and collectors share the stories of two extraordinary objects: their greatest find and the piece they'll keep forever. This week, antique dealer Max Rollitt reveals a huge masterpiece and a humble object that made him cry.

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The Art of Friendship

A decades-long friendship and strong creative partnership lies at the heart of Alma Zevi's accomplished monograph on the celebrated Swiss sculptor, Not Vital. Harriet Brennan talks to Alma - an art historian and curator, based in London and Venice - about the 10-year undertaking, and life ever since.

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Flora Soames on her Love of Collecting

In conversation with art historian, Marco Mansi, English decorator, Flora Soames, discusses her visceral relationship with the objects she collects and the importance of keeping memories alive.

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Painting Great Houses and Gardens

British portrait artist, Phoebe Dickinson, speaks to Violet Caldecott about her instinctive approach to painting and the challenges she’s overcome along the way, while preparing for her solo show ‘Great Houses and Gardens of England’. 

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The Wonderful World of SJ Axelby

As lockdown projects go, SJ Axelby's has been a roaring success. The British portrait artist talks to Camilla Frances, describing how she turned a health crisis - and her love of layered, colorful rooms - into a brilliant new career and two successful books.

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Finders Keepers with Liza Antrim

Finders Keepers: Liza Antrim, the doyenne of antique doll's houses, lives in a small village in the west of England surrounded by hundreds of magnificent miniatures that she's spent years collecting and painstakingly restoring. She tells Cabana about two of them: her greatest find and the piece she'll keep forever.

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Antony Little: An Illustrated Life

He only wears white Chelsea boots, hand-made by a cobbler in Naples, and devours books on classical antiquity, wildlife and botany. Orson Fry meets Antony Little, one of Swinging London’s most sought-after designers, and discusses his creative life ahead of his first solo show.

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