ELLE Decoration UK July 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

1 min
dive into summer

I’m writing this missive sat on a plane, thousands of metres above the Atlantic, as I head off on a whirlwind trip combining business and pleasure. It’s the perfect place to reflect on this issue’s theme of getting away from it all – retreating to hot and sunny destinations, or simply your own back garden. Over this magazine’s 30-year history, we’ve prided ourselves on being inside the heads of you, our loyal readers. So we know that during the summer months, you’re likely to be less focused on renovations and major decorating projects, choosing instead to spend more time outdoors or exploring new places. It is the time to embrace some escapism, after all. This month, we’ve done just that, finding beautiful homes in the most fantastic locations around the world –…

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Design of the TIMES The evolution of Carl Hansen & Søn has taken a further leap forward with the expansion of Viennabased trio Eoos’s ‘Embrace’ range. While remaining true to the brand’s fine wood craftsmanship, the new pieces also have their own style, with the chairs’ blue upholstered seats and the use of steel to support the tabletops. ‘It’s important that Carl Hansen & Søn moves with the times,’ says CEO Knud Erik Hansen. ‘Eoos are building on what Borge Mogensen, Hans J Wegner and Kaare Klint have done – they’re the next generation.’ Dining table, £1,425; chairs, £1,100 each, available from September (carlhansen.com). The stars of slumber This month, a trio of design luminaries are lending their talents to bedding textiles. Designer Faye Toogood’s collection for luxury linen brand Once Milano (above),…

2 min
a toast to the home

British brand Toast is now turning its attention to the home, having traditionally concentrated on womenswear during its 22-year history. Thanks to the recently appointed head of home, Judith Harris, there’s a renewed focus on beautifully made, rich textiles, cookware and dining table favourites, as the brand builds new relationships with skilled craftspeople and artisans around the world. ‘I think storytelling is what sets us apart,’ explains Harris. ‘We encourage a considered, slower approach and our collection is full of unique pieces.’ Their tales are transportative: indigo-dyed Shiburi textiles made into cushions by a small, skilled community in China close to the Himalayan Plateau; handheld fans crafted from bamboo in Cambodia; lightweight Finnish wool blankets and rumpled heavy linens from Lithuania. As well as looking far afield, Toast will also be championing…

2 min
face the future

Illustrator, photographer and all-round creative Quentin Jones has worked with Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Victoria Beckham, but this capsule textile collection for Habitat is her first foray into the world of homeware. Here, we talk to Jones about the vivid, energetic rugs and cushions, all of which are covered in graphic designs that showcase the signature exuberance that has garnered her a cult following around the world. What’s your style? My artworks are often very layered, with a mix of photography, painting and moving image. I love simple palettes that echo the Bauhaus and Constructivism and am drawn to bold graphic shapes with minimal fuss – thanks largely to my two architect parents, who were both keen minimalists. How did you find translating your aesthetic into homeware? It was really fun! I…

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Since launching in 2005, Canadian company Bocci has steadily carved a niche as the go-to lighting brand for abstract, sculptural solutions. At the heart of this rapid ascent into the lighting world A-list is the experimental approach of the brand’s co-founders, designer and sculptor Omer Arbel and Randy Bishop. The pair are constantly pushing the boundaries in both material investigation and manufacturing methods at Bocci’s Vancouver headquarters, taking a freewheeling approach that results in poetic, progressive creations that have won favour with architects and designers. ‘IN THE PAST, WE WORKED CHIEFLY WITH GLASSBLOWERS; NOW IT’S CHEMISTS AND PHYSICISTS’ The beauty of Bocci is also the modular nature of its pieces. Each design can be arranged and added to, making it possible to build artful compositions. At their grandest, these can become gargantuan…