26 MARCH 1927, Page 35

The Studio Year Book of Decorative Art (44 Leicester Snuure.

7s. 6d.) contains sonic very fascinating pictures of Brit kit exteriors. We would note specially the delightful model of Mr. Clough William Ellis's Welsh village. The Hritish interiors do not seem so attractive as sonic of those designed in Vienna and Paris. There is, for instance, a severe bedrooms in white and a drawing room in walnut veneered on plywood, which do great credit to Viennese designers, while a French artist shows us how attractive a Cubist drawing-room can be. The furniture section proves that modern designers have a character and individuality not surpassed in any previous age. The twentieth century may take heart of grace : its simple and strong designs will be a prize for collectors in future centuries ; and although in some remote future the pendulum will swing back to the plush and chandeliers of the Brighton Pavilion, that day is distant yet.