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Get an extra 10 per cent off at Designers Guild this weekend; save thousands of pounds on funky furniture at Knoll's one-day sample sale; and much more
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Get an extra 10 per cent off at Designers Guild

All this - and ten per cent off

Designers Guild
Get an extra 10 per cent off at the Designers Guild warehouse clearance sale this weekend. You will find rolls of fabric in pre-cut sizes from £5 a metre and huge discounts on bed linen, blankets, throws and towels.

To claim the extra 10 per cent, simply register on the mailing list at the warehouse sale. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

Starts 11am on Friday and closes on Sunday 8 November at 3pm at Designers Guild, 6 Relay Road, off Ariel Way, W12. For more information, call 020 7893 7400.

Barcelona chair
Barcelona chair, £749 (reduced from £3,600)

A trip to Barcelona
in EC1

Knoll Clearance
Bag yourself a black Barcelona chair (left) for £749 reduced from £3,600 and an East Side armchair by Ettore Sottsass for £399, down from £4,100, in Knoll’s one-day sample sale at its Clerkenwell showroom on Saturday 21 November from 10am to 4pm.

Half-price display and photo-shoot samples available, too. Knoll, 91 Goswell
Road, EC1 (020 7236 6655;

Solid and veneered maple desk, £1,495
Solid and veneered maple desk, £1,495

A great desk job

Steurt Padwick
This elegant designer desk, a modern take on the old school version is made by Parnham-trained Steurt Padwick from solid and veneered maple, with painted flaps at the front and cable access at the top, it costs £1,495 and is made to order. Contact Berkshire-based Steurt Padwick on 0771 2836875, or visit


Book of the week

Perfect English Cottage
Perfect English cottage
Ros Byam Shaw covers every cottage style from country kitsch to rustic restraint, telling the stories of the inhabitants along the way, from Peter Westcott’s vintage flamboyant look in Somerset, to Mathmos-founder Cressida Granger’s pared-down home in Dorset, all with inspirational photography from Jan Baldwin.

Special offer: save £2
The Perfect English Cottage is available for the special price of £23 including p&p (rrp £25) by calling Macmillan Direct on 01256 302 699 and quoting the reference

Miss Print
The latest collection from Miss Print is called Central Park

Good ideas are a walk in the park

Miss Print
Mother and daughter Yvonne and Rebecca Drury set up their design business, Miss Print, four years ago and produce everything from fabrics to stationery and wallpapers.

The latest collection, called Central Park, is inspired by the park opposite their East London studio. Wallpapers cost from £55 a roll. For stockists, call 020 8470 7896, or visit

All made by hand and just for you

Pinch design
Clean lines and solid carpentry are the trademarks of ex-Conran designer Russell Pinch. Expect to pay from about £3,000 for a Marlow wardrobe. To see the range, or order a catalogue, call 020 7501 9292, or visit

Anthropologie fabric letters (£12 each)
Anthropologie fabric letters (£12 each)

Worth taking a look

Lots of fuss is being made about the latest big new concept store to arrive from the US. Anthropologie, which has just opened its doors in Regent Street, is a curious hybrid of fashionable tat, like these fabric letters (£12 each), and overpriced accessories, with chandeliers made from recycled plastic bottle tops priced at £2,000. Find it at 158 Regent Street, W1 (020 7529 9800).

Zandra Rhodes for M&S
The Zandra Rhodes for M&S range starts at £6 a dinner plate

Your Zandra

Zandra Rhodes for M&S
The latest celeb-designer to feel at home on the high street is Zandra Rhodes with a range of china and bed linen for M&S Home. It ties in with her second collection of womenswear for the chainstore.

Prices start from £6 a dinner plate and £49.50 for a double duvet set (with two pillowcases). Available in selected stores, online, and via mail order. Call 0845 603 1603 for details.

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