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Architectural Digest January 2019

Architectural Digest is the world's foremost design authority, showcasing the work of top architects and interior decorators. It continues to set new benchmarks for how to live well—what to buy, what to see and do, where to travel, and who to watch on the fast-paced, multifaceted global design scene.

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11 Issues


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editor’s letter

1. MAJA HOFFMANN’S LONDON DRAWING ROOM, DESIGNED BY INDIA MAHDAVI.2. HOFFMANN (LEFT) AND MAHDAVI IN THE HOUSE THEY COLLABO-RATED ON. (1. & 2. FRANÇOIS HALARD)3. A JOYFUL TEXAS BEDROOM BY MILES REDD.4. AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE WITH DESIGNER BRIGETTE ROMANEK, WHO MAKES HER DEBUT ON THE AD100.5. DRAMATIC ARCHES AND COLOR AT STUDIO SHAMSHIRI IN L.A. (3. & 5. TREVOR TONDRO)“We proceeded from the simple idea that a good, welcoming space would inspire good work.”—Pamela ShamshiriIt’s exciting to see fourteen newcomers debut on this year’s AD100 list. In truth, it is challenging to make space for fresh names: 100 is a very restrictive number when you consider that the list is international in scope and comprises interior decorators, architects, and a few landscape designers. (We firmly believe that the…

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wiggle room

1. A WIGGLE SIDE CHAIR AND STOOL IN A GLUCK+BEDROOM. (1. SCOTT FRANCES)2. JAFAR DAJANI PUT A LIMITED-EDITION WHITE-EDGED WIGGLE IN A DUBAI VILLA. (2. CAMERON CLEGG)3. FRANK GEHRY.4. THE CARDBOARD SEAT AT DESIGNER JULIE HILLMAN’S EAST HAMPTON HOME.5. A NEW WIGGLE SIDE CHAIR BY VITRA.When a group of artists and scientists from NASA called a meeting at artist Robert Irwin’s studio in 1969, they asked architect Frank Gehry to give the place a quick makeover. Given the shoestring budget, Gehry came up with something simple yet subtly futuristic: seating made from stacks of cardboard, a humble material he kept around for making models.“I discovered that by alternating the direction of layers of corrugations, the finished board had enough strength to support a small car, and a uniform, velvety texture…

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samuel & sons creativity & sophistication

1. ELISE, TALIA, AND BRIELLE BORDERS AND JUMBO POM POM FRINGE2. CELESTE BORDER IN PINK OPAL3. SKYLAR BORDER IN FOG4. TALIA AND AUBREE LACE BORDERS AND CIRQUE POM POMSamuel & Sons has become synonymous with creativity and sophistication in the world of passementerie and is renowned for its visionary, fresh approach to interior décor. Its refined, fully articulated color palettes and cutting-edge constructions, such as laser-cut borders, applique, velvet epingle, and unique printing techniques represent an elegant yet novel approach.Recently launched, Cirque is a collection of passementerie composed of whimsical pom pom fringes, complemented by a series of applique, embroidered, linen lace, and hand-printed silk borders. Among the collection’s notable patterns are the Jumbo Pom Pom fringe, featuring cascades of wool poms. The Elise Embroidered border uses hand-tied French knots…

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world of: gachot studios

1. THE PAINTING STUDIO OCCUPIES A FORMER CARRIAGE SHED.2. JACK ALIGHTS ON A STAIRCASE WRAPPED IN A WALLPAPER DEVELOPED FOR THE SHINOLA HOTEL IN DETROIT.3. THE HOUSE IS A 1932 CENTER HALL COLONIAL.Shelter Island, a sylvan community on the eastern end of New York’s Long Island, possesses a quality that has all but disappeared from the moneyed enclaves of the nearby Hamptons: simple, old-fashioned charm. “It feels like Mayberry, slow and peaceful,” says designer John Gachot, referencing the fictitious locale of The Andy Griffith Show. “We’re perpetually in a time warp here.”Gachot knows of what he speaks. As a child, he spent his summers on the island, whiling away lazy days of fishing and grilling, far removed from the urban grit of Manhattan. “That’s the experience we wanted for our…

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serving looks

Toile de Jouy has long been a part of Dior’s heritage: Monsieur Dior used the classic pattern as early as 1947, when he furnished his Paris atelier at 30 Avenue Montaigne. Now the fashion house has revisited the motif, adding fresh twists in the form of wild animals. The results appear not only in the brand’s cruise collection but also in a capsule home line that includes plates, cushions, and more. Holiday shoppers can spot them in Dior windows worldwide. ■…

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scott group studio handmade luxury

1. AKACHI CUT WITH SILK, SCOTT GROUP CUSTOM CARPETS2. ALLORA WITH SILK, SCOTT GROUP CUSTOM CARPETS3. KASTEEL, SCOTT GROUP CUSTOM CARPETS4. BROOKLINE, SCOTT GROUP CUSTOM CARPETSAt Scott Group Studio, it starts with an idea. It’s knowing how to combine luxury fibers, such as silk, cashmere, and merino wool to achieve a vision of beauty.Scott Group Studio is a family of local and global custom, luxury rug and carpet brands with a single purpose: to provide unsurpassed quality and service. Its handcrafting heritage traces back to 1969, and serves the residential, corporate, aviation, and marine interiors markets. All Scott Group Studio brands—Scott Group Custom Carpets, Hokanson, and PWV—share a devotion to worthy materials, humble artistry, and a caring touch.Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Scott Group Studio has more than 20 in-house…