ELLE Decoration UK June 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
30 years young

Time flies when you’re having fun, and how it’s flown for me, my team and the ones who’ve gone before here at ELLE Decoration. As human beings, where do we all spend most of our time? In our homes, of course. So, working on a magazine and brand that celebrates all things interiors feels like the best place to be. Through changes in styles and trends, whatever has graced these pages has always beautifully summed up the way we live. I joined the team for the first time in 2009. It was a dream come true, as I’d been a fan since the early 90s, when, as a poor student, I’d forgo a trip to the pub and purchase a copy of my favourite magazine instead, poring over the contents, the…

1 min
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6 min
designing a calmer future

Intended to embody the common cultural values of Japanese and Danish design, the ‘Jari’ collection by OEO Studio for Brdr Krüger is about craft and a connection to nature. Named after the Japanese word for pebble, the range includes a chair, with a rounded backrest that mimics the feel of a stone smoothed by water, and a table that gently thickens in the middle, aiming to draw diners inwards. ‘Our lives are becoming increasingly complex,’ notes Brdr Krüger’s creative director Jonas Krüger. ‘I want “Jari” to celebrate the power of slowing down.’ Chair, from £1,788; table, from £3,140 (brdr-kruger.com). TEA TIME As we celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus this year with retrospectives and reissues, Rosenthal is driving the movement into the future through its collaboration with British designer Bethan Laura Wood.…

2 min
africa unite

SELLY RABY KANE Senegalese fashion designer and artist Kane founded her eponymous label in 2012, and is known for her uninhibited, eclectic style. Her basket for Ikea (from £10) is based on the art of hair braiding, woven in polypropylene and steel. ‘Transforming this ritual into an object will preserve it – bringing braiding into a global dialogue is a way to connect the rest of the world to transafrican customs,’ she says. STUDIO PROPOLIS Architects Bethan Rayner and Naeem Biviji’s Nairobi-based Studio Propolis specialises in designing bespoke furniture as well as buildings. For Ikea, they created cook- and tableware (bowl, from £3.95), as well as modular indoor/outdoor furniture (stool, £45), focusing on natural materials such as eucalyptus and cork. ‘Our inspiration came from Kenyan life,’ they say, ‘people getting together to chat,…

1 min
cool hand luke

The poster boy for the current wave of British maximalism, Luke Edward Hall isn’t afraid of pattern and colour. ‘People want interiors that are full of personality and connections to the past,’ he declares. ‘They’re bored of plain spaces, and quite right, too!’ For his collection with The Rug Company, which comprises two wallhangings and three cushions, he worked closely with the brand’s creative director Milly Wright to select the motifs. ‘For the wallhangings, we’d discussed them being portraits. I was reading a biography, The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me by Sofka Zinovieff, at the time and a portrait jumped out at me from the pages. It was of a beautiful woman called Alathea, taken perhaps in the 1920s – I remember there being a few funny stories…

2 min
london’s design innovators

The breakthrough ‘Platform’, held in the House of Detention, is where you’ll discover design’s rising stars. This year, our highlight is Gwendoline Porte’s ‘Rails’ collection, a series of modular shapes that can be used for seating and storage. Inspired by railway tracks, the recent University of the Arts, London graduate wanted to create furniture that could be flexible – the pieces can make a sculptural statement, fade into the background or be added to over time (gwendolineporte.design). The pop-up Recognising the blurring boundaries between living and working spaces, Established & Sons will debut ‘@Work’, a new collection of furniture suitable for use in either environment. The London-based brand has invited the Bouroullec brothers, Konstantin Grcic and Sebastian Wrong to design pieces that tick all the boxes for flexibility, comfort and style. The collection…