Building the future on the past

The John Lewis Partnership’s values are as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, as Jo Faragher discovers

Brand on the run

Thanks in large part to IKEA and the desire to modernise our homes, Scandinavian design has become so well known as to have effectively become a brand in its own right. But, asks Hanna Nova Beatrice, editor of the Swedish magazine Plaza Interior, is it a brand past its sell-by date?