Another Country

Another Country started out as a tiny furniture collection four years ago – inspired by founder Paul De Zwart’s quest for the perfect stool. Four years on and the company has become the go-to maker of beautifully crafted but contemporary furniture – so much so that they have now opened their first store in Marylebone. The cool, clean space houses all the now recognisable pieces from Another Country – the sleek day beds (on our wishlist for sure), the aforementioned stools, beautiful desks and tables all with a distinctly Scandinavian and occasionally Japanese influence. But De Zwart, who was a co-founder of Wallpaper magazine, has brought in other brands that chime with the furniture such as cutlery from David Mellor, beautiful Irish linens from 31 Chapel Lane, pottery from Ian McIntyre and very chic Belgian stationery from Le Typographe. There are other intriguing pieces dotted about too – the brass egg paperweight favoured by Walter Gropius for example or a gorgeous iron kettle made by the Netherton Foundry in Shropshire. But everything here shares the same belief in provenance and permanence – it’s all made to have a very long life. Downstairs there’s a studio that will host visiting architects and designers too. And it’s all a stone’s throw from the now celeb-hotspot heart of Marylebone.

What:
Another Country
When:
Monday – Friday, 10am – 6.30pm & Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm
Where:
18 Crawford Street, W1H 1BT
Tel:
020 7486 3251
Website:
— Clare
4th June 2014