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ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK

April 2020

ELLE Decoration UK showcases the world’s most beautiful homes and makes good design accessible to everyone through its mix of styles, products and price points. Combining all the inspiration, information and ideas you need to bring your home to life, it is the authority on trends, style and contemporary design.

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from the editor

‘We wanted this issue to be an ASSAULT on the SENSES, but in a good way, of course’ I’m fascinated by the work and world of Danish textile designer Margrethe Odgaard. She has collaborated with most of the major Scandinavian brands: Muuto, Hay, Kvadrat, Montana; and has featured on these pages many times. As well as her proficiency with materials and fabrics, she is also described as a colour alchemist, creating contemporary shades and palettes for companies looking to add coherence to their product ranges. Recently, on a trip to Stockholm, I was given a copy of her book Shades Of Light, it’s a carefully curated collection of 276 colours, which all come into their own in the delicate intensity of Nordic light. It’s literally pages and pages of different-coloured swatches on…

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now

LIGHT as Aero If Italian brand Living Divani has one defining hallmark, it’s the sense of lightness its designs exude, as if they could float away at any moment. The latest additions to its Aero storage range by Shibuleru continue this aesthetic and include the ‘Aero B’ bar cabinet (pictured), which has discreet sliding shutter doors and superslim legs. Approx £4,326 (livingdivani.it). Table manners The beautifully crafted ‘Jethro’ table and bench (below) are the latest pieces by designer-maker Sarah Kay. With a fine cabinetmaking background, Kay’s passion for woodworking and classic joinery techniques is apparent in the pair’s subtle features–tenon joints wedged with walnut, chamfered legs for a refined silhouette and walnut peg details on each end–making them designs to admire from every angle. ‘Jethro’ bench, £1,530; medium table, £2,610, both SCP (scp.co.uk). BIG…

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artek

What do you get if you cross art with technology? It’s not a trick question, the answer is Artek–literally. A portmanteau of the words art and technology, it couldn’t be a better moniker for the Finnish company founded in 1935 by four young visionaries: architects Alvar and Aino Aalto, art collector and artist Maire Gullichsen and critic and writer Nils-Gustav Hahl. Influenced by the radical teachings of the Bauhaus, which declared that art, design and technology should work holistically rather than be treated as separate disciplines, the quartet had grand ambitions that stretched far beyond the purely commercial (and far beyond Finland for that matter). Their goal was to sell Alvar Aalto’s furniture and ‘promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means’. They even drafted a manifesto…

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catchpole & rye

‘It was love at first sight,’ says Tony O’Donnell, founder and managing director of Kent-based company Catchpole & Rye. He’s referring to the clawfoot bathtub that was sitting in the kitchen of the Victorian cottage he bought in 1990, which eventually led to the creation of his bathroom brand. Unable to find someone to restore the tub, O’Donnell embarked on the job himself and developed quite a passion for antique cast iron pieces in the process. ‘Catchpole & Rye was an accident, really. It grew from a reclamation business. We still have a huge number of late 19th-century English and French baths out the back–probably over 200–and they’re all unusual or unique in some way.’ It’s this collection of lovingly picked-out period items that informs the company’s designs, but it’s not…

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christian louboutin

Christian Louboutin is a name synonymous with shoes. After stints designing for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, he set up his eponymous label in 1991, producing sky-high pumps–replete with red soles (6)–followed swiftly by sky-high sales. As the story goes, a young Louboutin found inspiration in a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heels into the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris, an institution which he says ‘played a major role in my creative trajectory’. It follows, then, that this must be the site for major showcase ‘Christian Louboutin, Exhibition[niste]’ (1)–it is, he muses, not a case of the right time, but the right place. From 26 February to 26 July 2020 (palais-portedoree.fr; christianlouboutin.com). The book that has influenced me the most is Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. It’s a…