Lucienne Day

This year marks the centenary birth of the virtuoso British textile designer. Here, Jason Mowen looks back at her phenomenal career.

Going with the Grain: George Nakashima

Dedicated to discovering the "soul of a tree", master wood craftsman George Nakashima gave exotic timber a second life.

Doris Duke’s Shangrila

A great philanthropist's lifelong passion for Islamic art and culture lives on in this exotic Hawaiian estate, writes Jason Mowen.

Profile: Arthur Seigneur

Straw didn't break the back of this sydney artist and designer – instead, it has guided him through a challenging and fulfilling career.

Willy Rizzo: An Eye for Style

As one of the most influential celebrity photographers of the 1950s and '60s, Willy Rizzo is equally revered for his sleek, sophisticated furniture design, writes Jason Mowen.

Illusions of Grandeur: Renzo Mongiardino

Revered in his lifetime for his vivid reimagining of classical aesthetics, Renzo Mongiardino is still influencing designers with his artful sleights of hand, writes Jason Mowen.

Modern Love: Parish Hadley

Society doyenne Sister Parish and design academic Albert Hadley seemed an unlikely pairing. But, as Jason Mowen reveals, their eponymous design firm made history, forever changing the fabric of contemporary American decor.

The Last Grand Seigneur: Hubert de Givenchy

Hubert de Givenchy is more than a master of haute couture; his magnificent homes are testament to his exquisite taste in interior design.

Grecian Temple: Villa Kerylos

French archaeologist and scholar Théodore Reinach built the home of his dreams on the Côte d’Azur: a spectacular re-creation of an ancient Greek villa. Jason Mowen explains why Villa Kerylos continues to awe and inspire.

Animal Magnetism

Revered for their Surrealist whimsy, husband and wife sculptors François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne have attracted a following of serious art collectors.

Swedish Grace: An Era Forgotten

This brief but indelible 1920s design style has again caught the eye of collectors almost a century later.

The Great Outsider: Cy Twombly

One of the 20th century's most influential artists is immortalised by a legendary fashion photographer, writes Jason Mowen

La Bella Vita – Gianni and Marella Agnelli

Marella and Gianni Agnelli's flamboyant homes broke fresh design ground.