ELLE Decoration UK January 2019

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.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
past presents and future

Every year, this issue of the magazine is somewhat challenging. The thing is, it spans very opposing sides of the season, each with a different energy and feel. It hits the newsstand in early December, while we’re all still very much in the throes of the festive season, rushing to get those last-minute gifts (see p25 for our pick of 50 under £50 – I want them all). Then there’s the soirées and dinners of Christmas itself – fortunately we have this covered too, with our entertaining special (p67) packed with tips from foodies and party planners, alongside the latest crockery, cookware and wine glasses, plus ideas on how to decorate your table. Later in the month is when we can truly immerse ourselves in a magazine, during that lovely calm…

4 min

CANE & able The delicate art of caning is making a return, and leading the way is Gubi’s newly released ‘C-Chair’. Created in 1947 by French designer Marcel Gascoin in response to the shrinking size of homes – something we can still relate to – it combines its woven seat and back with simple, sturdy legs (available in new wood finishes). From £769 (gubi.com). BALANCED perspective Japanese design powerhouse Nendo has teamed up with Italian marble furniture specialist Marsotto Edizioni to create a set of stunning tables. The ‘Seesaw’ range comprises a dining and two side tables – in white Carrara or black Marquina marble – balanced on one or two tapered legs. Those with a single support look poised, as if about to swing into motion. ‘Seesaw 72’, £21,655, Twentytwentyone (twentytwentyone.com). ENTICINGLY ECO High-street…

3 min
50 gifts under £50

1 min
‘mhc.2’ by yasuhiko itoh, molteni & c

ITOH’S TRULY AVANT-GARDE DESIGN TURNS 60 THIS YEAR, AND LOOKS AS FRESH AS EVER In 1959, when young Japanese designer Yasuhiko Itoh created the freestanding wooden bookshelf ‘MHC.2’ for Italian brand Molteni & C, it was considered – from technical and aesthetic perspectives – revolutionary. Steamed and curved, the strips of Iroko wood that made up the unit’s honeycomb-like structure were overlaid with a double layer of poplar timber, then finished with a teak veneer – not an easy feat to achieve at the time. During that period, Molteni & C was mostly known for creating high quality, classical-style furniture, yet its founder Angelo Molteni was a trailblazer and, spotting an opportunity to lead the way with Italian design, he invested in the machinery needed to manufacture contemporary pieces on an industrial…

3 min
laura bailey

Bailey began her career in modelling, but this stylish polymath has since worked with Oxfam, writes a column for British Vogue, is the cultural ambassador for the British Fashion Council and a patron of The Photographers’ Gallery – as well as being a Chanel muse and ambassador for Save the Children. Now she is turning her sense of adventure to a new role, writing location-inspired reading lists and tips for Oetker’s glamorous hotels, from London’s Lanesborough to Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc (5) in the south of France. ‘I’m happiest on the road,’ she says, ‘whether returning to a favourite place or discovering the new.’ (@laurabaileylondon; oetkercollection.com). My favourite piece of music? If I had to choose just one it would be Nick Cave’s album, The Boatman’s Call. Alongside Leonard Cohen’s Songs from…

2 min

DRESS YOUR HOME Kinnasand’s intention is that rooms will wear its new ‘Tailor Made’ collection of fabrics like a flattering outfit. That’s why the brand has borrowed techniques from the world of fine tailoring to make its bouclés, pinstripes and cords. Creative director Isa Glink explains: ‘We aim to translate that feeling you get when a garment fits perfectly.’ The range’s standout designs are ‘Clique’, covered in poppers that allow you to create your own unique drapery shapes, and the non-crease ‘Loox’ curtain fabric (right). From £88 per metre (kinnasand.com). ALPINE APPEAL For an easy way to achieve a chalet-style look, Alpi’s ‘Velo’ veneers are ideal. Conceived by creative director, architect and designer Piero Lissoni, the FSC-certified timber works beautifully on floors, walls and cabinet fronts. From £26 per square metre, Veneer Merchant…