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Alexander Girard plate set

This striking Alexander Girard plate set is far too good to be used for everyday.

It features motifs designed by Girard in 1956 for Georg Jensen when he was asked to produce seven table settings. Just four of the motifs are used in this set, which is produced by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, all instantly recognisable as his style – the pinwheel, patera, garland and hexagon. So stylish, in fact, that I suspect you'd want to use the set for display rather than eating off. 

The set costs £38.50.

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Kelly Hoppen Hicks wallpaper for B&Q

Hoppen B&Q

Another big name working on a high street budget, Kelly Hoppen has teamed up with B&Q for a new wallpaper range. The designs are quite varied in their style but one that leaps out is the Hicks wallpaper

The name seems to be no coincidence as the geometric shapes of the design are obviously strongly influenced by some of David Hicks' looks in the 1960s and 70s, such as his hexagonal wallpaper. Hoppen has given a contemporary feel to her design by playing with different textures of paper with both of the two colourways available for this design, as shown in the image above, using a silver effect.

The paper costs £19.98 a roll (compared to a reissue of an original Hicks design which will cost you around £50 a roll).

Buy it from the B&Q website