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Principles of interior design at work in Rathnelly home

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Interior design in the home of Cliff and Yasmin Smith. Cliff Smith and his wife Yasmin. The Smiths have used contemporary reproductions of several famous items in the International Style to create effective environments within their lightly-renovated Edwardian in the Republic of Rathnelly neighbourhood. The living room’s Noguchi coffee table has a free-form sculptural base and heavy glass top.

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The interiors are serious without being stuffy, and bold while maintaining a sense of humour.

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The dining-room ensemble includes two chic small tables by the Irish-born Parisian Eileen Gray.

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A Barcelona chair, designed by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and designer Lily Reich

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The centrepiece of the dining room is Le Corbusier’s rigorously refined LC6 glass and steel table. Unveiled in 1929 to high critical acclaim at the Salon d’Automne des Artistes Décorateurs in Paris, this beautiful work has a base fashioned originally from steel parts used in airplane construction.

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