ELLE Decoration UK December 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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As I write this in the damp rain-spattered, leaf-strewn days of mid-October, one of the things keeping me going is the prospect of the run-up to Christmas, sparkling just on the horizon. It’s one of my favourite times of the year, packed full of festive get-togethers, vibrant parties and a sense of boundless joy… Even if we’re all rushed off our feet, desperately trying to buy all those presents, plan cocktails for 50 people and source an artisanal Christmas pud, there’s something invigorating about the positive vibes all around. It’s something I feel we all need, this year more than most perhaps. Here at ELLE Decoration, Christmas has always been slightly at odds with the modern minimalistic aesthetic the magazine has sometimes stood for, but this year we wanted to tackle the…

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CHIN CHIN Part of Giorgetti’s ‘Atmosphere’ collection of accessories, the ‘Crystal Stone’ series elevates tipples to new heights. Handcrafted by glass artisans in Italy, faceted carving gives each piece striking textural detail and a timeless appeal. The set includes an ice bucket and tongs, two decanters and you get six of each of the five different types of glasses, so whatever your poison, you’ll always have the appropriate glass. From £2,300, Giorgetti (giorgettimeda.com). WINNING HAND Ideal for architecture aficionados, Skyline’s ‘City Pack of Cards’ swaps kings and queens for icons of the London landscape, including the Shard and Trellick Tower, with 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Talkie) as the Joker. £10 (aram.co.uk). HOT SEAT With its ‘Latis’ chair, The Conran Shop now has its very own design classic. Created by British talent Samuel Wilkinson,…

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olaf hajek

How would you describe your work? ‘I am inspired by the power of simplicity and the imperfection of beauty.’ Tell us about your collaboration with Diptyque ‘Our idea was to create a Christmas with a universal meaning. The three new scents, ‘Protective Pine’, ‘Lucky Flowers’ and ‘Blissful Amber’, are inspired by goodluck charms and end-of-year festivities from around the world – my designs incorporate icons and motifs from these traditions.’ Had you worked with scent as a stimulus before? ‘My work is handmade, so senses are very important. Hopefully, the materials, colour combinations and motifs I’ve used come together to describe the different sensations of the scents in the collection.’ What scent makes you feel Christmas has arrived? ‘The fragrance of fire, wood and wonderful spices such as cinnamon, coming from a pot of slowcooked food, conjure…

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bernadotte & kylberg

Carl Philip Bernadotte [pictured, left], fourth in line to the Swedish throne, and Oscar Kylberg founded their design agency in 2012 and have created pieces for some of the most iconic Scandinavian brands, from bed expert Hästens to Swedish staple Åhléns. But when historic Danish silverware firm Georg Jensen came knocking, the excitement was palpable… How did this collaboration come about? ‘As a Scandinavian designer, you grow up with a strong relationship to Georg Jensen’s designs, so when you get the call from them, the first thing you have to do is calm down,’ says Kylberg, retelling the moment the 115-year-old silverware brand contacted the pair with a very open brief to create a new coffee or tea product. The result is the ‘Helix’ collection (above), a small family of pieces that…

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festive workshops

MIX IT UP With its bar made entirely of individually cast bronze leaves, Petersham Nurseries’ La Goccia restaurant in Covent Garden is a suitably stylish spot for a masterclass in seasonal cocktail making. Using botanicals, herbs and edible flowers, you’ll create three delicious sharpeners – perhaps a sloe gin negroni, a Bramley apple and quince sour or a chocolate old-fashioned – with plenty of time for mixing, decorating and tasting. 4 December, £45 (petershamnurseries.com). SUSTAINABLE STYLE Make your Christmas green in more ways than one at Londonbased McQueens Flower School’s evening class, where you’ll learn how to make a sustainable wreath using a selection of winter’s rustic flora and fauna (and sip champagne while you do). All the materials used can be found growing naturally in the UK, such as pine cones, evergreens,…