ELLE Decoration UK October 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
pride of a nation

The rift-causing debates, seeming disintegration of political process and financial turmoil surrounding Brexit continue apace as we approach 31 October. With it there’s a further erosion, which angers me just as much, if not more – a reduction in our ability to be proud to be British and all that it represents. I’m a staunch Remainer, anti-Brexit on every level. Whether it’s leaving with a deal or no deal, I don’t want it at all. I think it’s going to have disastrous consequences for our economy, our industry and our social fabric, with an impact that will reverberate for generations and generations to come. Before Nigel Farage, the blond buffoon and the other Nimbys got their hands on it, ‘British’ was a label to aspire to, ensuring the envy of the world,…

1 min
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2 min
martyn thompson

With his silvery quiff, goatee beard and quirky patchwork of handmade and vintage clothing, British-born, New York-based Martyn Thompson has an air of puckish woodland nymph about him. The celebrated former commercial photographer turned textile and product designer is certainly magical in his thinking – for more than 30 years, his photography, whether for the world’s leading glossy magazines or clients such as Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co and Hermès, has been renowned for its moody and romantic ‘lived in’ feel. In his own personal photography projects, though, Thompson has constantly sought to capture the ‘accidental’ in moments, such as the beauty of a floor splattered with paint. ‘It has always been about embracing the spontaneous element of accident in creativity,’ he says. And since 2013, Thompson has expanded this idea…

2 min
daniel schofield

Yorkshire-born Daniel Schofield is on a roll, as he launches a host of furniture pieces for British brands including Another Country, Ercol and SCP, as well as other international companies. Schofield’s trajectory has been swift: after the former carpentry apprentice graduated in furniture and product design at Sheffield Hallam University in 2011, he cut his teeth working at Benchmark for a year, where he formed a lasting relationship with Sir Terence Conran. ‘I still see Terence about once a week,’ says Schofield, who is now based in Woolwich in London. ‘We’re currently working on watches, speakers and interiors. And I hear a lot of interesting stories from him too!’ Buoyed by the design guru’s support (Conran had singled him out as ‘one to watch’), Schofield formed his own studio in 2012…

2 min
design & that

Shoreditch-based studio Design & That was set up in 2016, but, as the name suggests, for its founder Emma Shone-Sanders, the idea was always to make it about more than just interior design. Indeed, it’s the ‘That’ which is the focus at the moment as, this June, she opened a store in Hackney Road with her wife, Jade. ‘It brings together my favourite brands, designers and artists under one roof,’ she enthuses. Much like the interiors Shone-Sanders creates, which are, in her words, ‘pared-back and contemporary, yet relaxed and warm,’ the shop is an exquisitely curated collection of furniture and homeware that is at once homely and supremely stylish. When working on her many interior design projects, which at the moment include two central London flats converted into a family home…

2 min

In just six years, and only a little over a decade since graduating with university degrees in interior architecture, Andy Goodwin and Tom Parker are taking the global restaurant design scene by storm with their agency, Fettle. It’s a long-distance partnership – Parker is based in LA, and Goodwin heads up the studio in Shoreditch – but they remain close. ‘Tom and I talk most days – actually, I speak to Tom far more than I speak to my wife,’ laughs Goodwin. Fettle is a word used in the north of England, meaning ‘to tinker with’, and the name is an ode to Goodwin’s south Yorkshire roots. It perfectly embodies the pair’s ethos. ‘A lot of what we do is rooted in tradition – revering a building’s past, but then twisting…