ELLE DECOR

November 2021

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10 Numéros

dans ce numéro

2 min
welcome to the issue

REPORTS OF THE PANdemic-era demise of cities were, to borrow the phrase, greatly exaggerated. For evidence, look no further than this issue of ELLE DECOR, our second annual celebration of design in some of the world’s most fascinating urban places. When last year the editorial team put together our November 2020 Cities Issue, the pandemic had upended some prognosticators’ sense of the value, and the staying power, of global capitals. That seemed short-sighted and pessimistic to me then. A year on—and especially after attending a resurgent Milan Design Week in September, the first since 2019—I remain so grateful for the magic, creativity, and energy of cities. And it turns out that proximity, community, and serendipity—things every metropolis offers in spades—lead to some real future-shaping, head-turning design work. Our cover story is…

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2 min
what’s hot

London-based designer Bethan Laura Wood’s newly released Meisen cabinet incorporates an eye-catching ikat print and clean-lined case-goods hardware that riffs on insect shapes. 31• w. x 22.5• d. x 45• h., price upon request. nilufar.com From his studio in Seoul, South Korea, designer Seungjin Yang coats balloons in eight layers of epoxy to create a glasslike finish for his Blowing Stool 1. Don’t worry: We promise it won’t pop. 15• dia. x 18.5• h., $4,140. thefutureperfect.com Andile Dyalvane and Zizipho Poswa, cofounders of Imiso Ceramics, handcrafted each of these vessels at their studio in a former biscuit mill in Cape Town, South Africa. Starting at $1,070. imisoceramics.co.za Beirut native Khaled El Mays introduced the Frenchoak and leather Cha-Cha cocktail table for his “Jungle” show at Nilufar Gallery during Milan Design Week. 78.5• w. x 63• d. x…

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4 min
worlds of pure imagination

AS A CHILD GROWING UP IN BUENOS AIRES IN the 1990s, the graphic designer Andrés Reisinger was obsessed with video games. But instead of playing them, he wanted to create the worlds in which they took place. Now based in Barcelona, he’s become an Instagram sensation designing dreamscapes: hushed, surreal spaces where it’s always magic hour and nothing is ever out of place. These visually soothing, digitally rendered fantasies are both hyperreal and unreal—uncanny valleys for ELLE DECOR readers. Beyond their pastel perfection, they have a slightly jarring tranquillity that matches the moment: At a time when so many apartments have been left deserted, Reisinger’s are populated not by people but by meticulously imagined furniture. Reisinger has been creating ethereal spaces, as rendered on social media and in ads for companies…

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1 min
human after all

AFTER MONTHS SPENT NAVIGATING new virtual realities and collapsed planes of existence—raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally attacked by Instagram Live!—collectors and the viewing public alike are champing at the bit to embrace the physical once more. The irreverent Brooklyn-based designer and sculptor Misha Kahn is meeting the moment with his first post-quarantine solo show, “Startling the Echoes” (October 31–January 5). Hot on the heels of his August NFT sale at Christie’s—the first of its kind for the auction house—the new exhibition, presented in two parts, furthers Kahn’s exploration of both the corporeal and ephemeral elements of our daily lives. One half transliterates a virtual-reality studio into an IRL glowing, gridded tableau populated with 3D-printed objects, while the other is a more domestic arrangement of pieces made with conventional…

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1 min
the way we were

This month, Jean Lin’s designer co-op, Colony, is set to unveil “Join,” a group show exploring tactility and togetherness, featuring new works by Allied Maker, Bec Brittain, and Grain, among others. For her part, textile artist Meg Callahan sent quilts (left) to three photographers to use and document over the course of a year, the results of which will be featured in the show. “We’ve all realized that while we might be able to get by alone, we truly thrive when working together,” Lin says. goodcolony.com…

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2 min
su wu

PORTRAIT: LUIS GARVAN; PIA CAMIL: COURTESY OF GALERIE SULTANA AND THE ARTIST, PHOTO: AURÉLIEN MOLE; ARPA: JULIEN THOMAS; LAMP: COURTESY OF RAGO/WRIGHT; ALMA ALLEN: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND KASMIN GALLERY; VASE: 1STDIBS.…

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