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Architectural Digest December 2018

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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liebherr’s new monolith

Super Cool & Super FrostFrom your smart device, quickly chill or freeze just-bought groceries to preserve freshness and seal in flavor.Infinity LightCustomized interior lights suit your preferences, with a soft brightening effect upon opening the doors and a pleasing night dimming feature.Infinity SpringA seamlessly integrated, flush-mounted internal water dispenser has a filtration system that eliminates harmful contaminants, resulting in crisp, fresh-tasting water.Power Cooling & Fresh AirThese innovations allow cold air to circulate behind the door so items stored there remain as cold as everything else in the refrigerator and eliminate odors via a charcoal filter that purifies the incoming air.BioFresh-PlusBioFresh-Plus takes the idea of individually controlling the temperatures within drawers, one step further, adding the capability of setting temperatures as low as 29˚F, which is ideal for preserving fresh fish…

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editor’s letter

1. URS FISCHER IN HIS BROOKLYN STUDIO. (1. YOSHIHIRO MAKINO)2. BROTHERS NIKOLAI AND SIMON HAAS KICK BACK IN NIKOLAI’S L.A. GARDEN ON SOFAS HE DESIGNED.3. NIKOLAI HAAS’S WIFE, DJUNA BEL, AT THEIR HOME.4. JORGE PARDO AT HIS RETREAT IN MÉRIDA, MEXICO.5. SHOES OFF ON LOCATION AT THE LONG ISLAND HOME OF JOHN GIORNO AND UGO RONDINONE. (2.–5. JASON SCHMIDT)6. THE ALEXANDER LIBERMAN BOOK THAT HAS LONG INSPIRED ME. (6. COURTESY OF ABEBOOKS.COM)“Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.”—Salvador DalíWhen you spend your days editing a luscious interiors magazine like AD, you see a lot of perfection—or at least the striving for it. Decorators, architects, landscape planners, and, of course, homeowners have a goal, an endgame. There comes a moment when these teams will triumphantly inform us that the house…

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bubble up

1. A CRISSCROSS SAUCER PENDANT FROM THE BUBBLE SERIES.2. A SAUCER BUBBLE LAMP IN JOHN DEMSEY’S MANHATTAN DINING ROOM.3. A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE NELSON.4. IN NELL DIAMOND’S MANHATTAN HOME, A GEORGE NELSON BUBBLE LAMP HOVERS IN THE PATTERN-FILLED NURSERY.Flashback to 1947: American designer George Nelson became obsessed with a spherical lamp. “I wanted one badly,” he once wrote of the Swedish-made light, its wire frame sheathed in silk. “We had a modest office and I felt that if I had one of those big hanging spheres from Sweden it would show that I was really with it, a pillar of contemporary design.”When he came across one in an imports store, its price—$125—was more than he could pay. As he studied it, though, a newspaper photograph came to mind—a fleet of…

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london is calling

JAMBJamb has a worldwide reputation for dealing in the finest antique and reproduction mantles, fire grates, lighting, and furniture. Their London showroom aims to capture the classical English country house aesthetic at the center of the Jamb design CAMPBELLNina Campbell, London-based internationally renowned doyenne of interior design, showcases her furniture, fabric, wallcoverings, and home accessories collections at her Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showroom and Walton Street store.ninacampbell.comSIBYL COLEFAX & JOHN FOWLERInterior Decoration and Antiques: Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, the grande dame of London’s interior design firms, flourishes in its vibrant new premises in Pimlico Road.sibylcolefax.comGUINEVERE ANTIQUESGuinevere celebrates its 55th year as London’s go-to resource for antiques and eccentricities with a previously unseen exhibition of iconic photography by Mirella…

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world of: dozie kanu

1. CONCRETE WORKS BOUND FOR DESIGN MIAMI.2. KANU WITH A NEW STOOL OUTSIDE HIS HOME.3. TABLE ON 84’S, 2018, USES A CAR RIM AS A BASE.4. CHAIR [I], 2016. (3. & 4. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND SALON 94 DESIGN)This is a farming community,” Dozie Kanu says over FaceTime, flipping his phone camera around to show off his new home—a vast warehouse in the middle of rural Portugal, not far from Lisbon. “Those neighbors grow olive trees. Across the street, it’s cucumbers.” The rolling hills and endless sky may look serene, but Kanu is stressed. His own crops, of the aesthetic variety, are due for harvest.Just back from Switzerland, where he was awarded the Hublot Design Prize, the 25-year-old Houston native is busy finalizing a new body of work. The metal skeletons…

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