ELLE Decoration UK April 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.

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Hearst Magazines UK
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
let’s decorate!

What a pickle we find ourselves in. Our nation’s in political and existential turmoil, the strength of sterling is unstable, the rest of the world thinks we’ve taken leave of our senses, and I can’t decide what colour to paint my living room. Not to belittle the – frankly terrifying – state of the world around us but in times of great uncertainty, it’s often easier to deal with things on a micro, rather than a macro, level. So, rather than being simply a springtime spruce-up of my home, here and now, in 2019, the act of decorating is, for me, some small show of defiance. It’s proof that I am in control and can exact change, even if that change is just choosing between Farrow & Ball’s ‘Jitney’ and…

1 min
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1 min
pearl glow

A hand-blown opal glass sphere nestled safely inside a delicate dish of concave textured aluminium, the ‘Musa’ conjures up images of a newly discovered pearl. By Note Design Studio, who began by modelling the lights’ circular forms in paper, the poetic designs come in three colours – ‘Salmon’ (pictured), ‘Mink Grey’ and ‘White’. Available as wall sconces, table lamps and a battery-powered portable model that can bring a diffused radiance to any room. From £352, Vibia (vibia.com). WITNESS THE HAND OF THE MAKER The role of tradition and craft in modern design is more important than ever. Take timber experts The Galvin Brothers’ new collaboration with David Mellor Design as a case in point. Its cutler’s stool (left) is a reimagined version of the ones once used by cutlery makers and silversmiths…

1 min
objects of desire

Art doesn’t just hang on walls – the latest objets d’art bring culture to shelves and desks. Kelly Wearstler’s ‘Frequency’ collection for Georg Jensen (bottom) embraces the signature silver curves of the Danish brand’s designs, with bowls, vases and hurricane lanterns surrounded by dancing ribbons of stainless steel. They’re pieces of sculpture that hold their own without needing to be put to use (from £95 each; georgjensen.com). Sebastian Herkner’s ‘Ecrin’ collection for Nude (below) follows a similar ilk – thick pressed glass pots with colourful bubbles balanced on top, they are beautiful empty or filled (from £39.60 each; nudeglass.com). Meanwhile, designer Arik Levy has transformed his ‘Rocks’ sculptures, a series of monumental totems exhibited around the world, into a size suited to the home. A collaboration with Lalique, the hand-finished ‘RockStone…

1 min
molteni & c

What’s the story? Step through a set of towering doors on Brompton Road and you enter the world of total calm that is the new Molteni & C showroom. With an interior orchestrated by the brand’s creative director, designer Vincent Van Duysen, the space occupies a building built in the late 1800s, with rooms full of architectural idiosyncrasies. What will I find inside? Magnificent arches and doorways, all clad in textural plaster by Oikos, lead you to discover kitchen designs by Dada (including a wine cellar tucked into an alcove) and a living room – with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the V&A across the road – which features classic pieces such as Gio Ponti’s ‘D.156.3’ armchairs, the ‘Turner’ sofa by Hannes Wettstein and Foster + Partners’ new ‘Ava’ bookcase. ‘I…

1 min
celestial spheres

The elegant ‘Reveal’ light by Norwegian designer Silje Nesdal for Northern hangs in a delicate balance. A glowing LED tube supports a hollow sphere of glass, hand-blown by master craftspeople. That simple structure lends this piece a weightless feel. Turn it on, and the natural tone of the shade, paired with the soft yellow glow within, emulates the colours of the breaking dawn or the shimmering light that dances on the waters of the Norwegian coast. £459 (northern.no). SUGAR DROPS Known for its simple silhouette, Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Drop’ chair for Fritz Hansen has stood the test of time, maintaining its iconic status since its inception in 1958. First relaunched in 2014 in a more muted palette, the piece has now been reimagined again, this time in pastel tones. The three new hues…