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Designer fillip

Philip Johnson may be 93, but his design skills are being put to new uses - namely a nine-piece place setting of china, currently available at Bloomingdale's. The white plates feature nineteenth-century engravings of urban scenes, but have found little favour with diners at Four Seasons, the swanky restaurant which has been Johnson's favourite for decades. Alas, though the general manager commissioned the plates, they were rejected because of consumer reaction, annoying our Phil considerably. ..

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