Above right Giorgio chair, £495.99 (uncovered), from Designers Guild, 211 Kings Road, SW3. Chair covered in Etro 6546, 48% viscose, 42% wool, 10% cotton, woven, 140 cm wide, £104.50 metre; St. Petersbourg (tied curtain), 100% cotton, 131 cm wide, £24.90 metre; both available from DG Distribution. Below (fabrics from left) Memlinc, 50% wool, 20% cotton, 30% flax, woven, 121 cm wide, £44.00 metre, from Watts of Westminster, 1 Tufton Street, SW1. Tapestry Leaf, 100% woven cotton, 145 cm wide, £26.50 metre, from Designers Guild. Beaumanotf, cotton and polyester, woven, 130 cm wide, £14.00 metre, available only through interior decorators and designers; details from Percheron, 91-99 Cleveland Street, Wl. Verdure, 82% cotton, 9% polyester, 9% viscose, woven, 130 cm wide, £38.00 metre, from Belinda Coote, 28 Holland Street, W8. Emilia, 43% viscose, 39% cotton, 18% linen, woven, 140 cm wide, £42.80 metre, available only through interior decorators and designers; details from Percheron. Tales of china Many eminent people have had china designed in their honour, or have given specific designs their patronage.