Few and Far is a welcome addition to London’s interiors stores. Located on Brompton Road, a stone’s throw from the V&A, it is the brainchild of Priscilla Carluccio and I was lucky enough to take part in its launch earlier this year. Few and Far stocks an eclectic mix of both classic and modern design and quirky, individual vintage pieces. Priscilla, wife of Antonio Carluccio of Carluccio’s and sister of Terence Conran of the Conran shop and Habitat, has created an inspiring space of her own packed full of beautiful pieces for the home. The shop features furniture, design, handcrafted ceramics and glassware, clothing, a florist and delicious foods.
As part of the London Design Festival Priscilla chose items that she felt represented good design and these were on display in the Few and Far store. Among the chosen items were a Swedish brush, chosen as an example of traditional functional design; a stylish French coffee pot that distributes water evenly over coffee granules; an oak basket that illustrates an ancient skill combined with functional design and a Dorukha scarf from Kashmir woven using metal threads and goat’s wool that perfectly illustrates a specialist craft using traditional materials. As ever, the items were imaginatively displayed in an imaginative way, each balanced on a Tolix Chaise 1937 French chair.