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ELLE Decoration UK April 2017

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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in this issue

2 min.
heart of health

The superhighway of wellbeing starts with your fuel, and it’s a lot easier to create wholesome food, and feel good about doing so, if your kitchen has adequate storage, easily accessible pots and pans, and the room itself is well arranged. This isn’t about creating showy look-at-me kitchens though. After all, eating is seldom about display, rather, it’s about recognising the importance of the kitchen at the heart of our health, as well as our homes, and working out what can be done to help both along. So, this month, I’m very excited to announce the first #EDkitchens digital takeover! For the whole of the month of March, ELLE Decoration is going kitchens and cookware crazy. We’ll be celebrating this vital home hub across our Instagram (@elledecorationuk), Facebook (ELLE Decoration), Pinterest…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Eliza Honey Instagram @elizahoney About Eliza is Team ED’s newest Contributing Editor Influences I’m most inspired by people who are passionate about what they do. When someone is excited about what they’ve created, that comes through whether it’s a carpet, a restaurant design, or ceramics Interiors style Colourful and cluttered. I have a thing for graphic, floral patterns on wallpaper and textiles, à la Josef Frank or William Morris Favourite design object The Eames ‘Hang It All’ rack. I love how important play was to their work Mikkel Mortensen Profession Photographer FeatureThe 7 big decorating trends, p101 Home I live in a house from 1937 in Copenhagen and I will be renovating it for the next ten years, mostly because I love all handcraft and want to do everything myself. I think my wife sometimes hates me for that! Interiors…

3 min.
retro revolution

Innovative Italian design collective Miniforms is looking to the past with its brand new range of furnishings and accessories. From the ‘Sergia’ wooden armchair by Francesco Beghetto (£1,020), which takes inpiration from mid-century seating, to the subtle 70s charm of the ‘Juno’ glass display cabinet (£2,120) and Jetsons-style silhouette of the ‘Eclipse’ lamp (£395) – both by E-ggs – this collection makes retro style cutting edge (miniforms.com). AUSTRALIA FAIR Aussie furniture brand Totem Road recently made its UK debut with a range of handcrafted, sustainable oak furniture including beds, tables and storage. Solid and simple in style, every piece is made according to the company’s ethical code, which connects customers to the origin of the materials used and the processes of manufacture. We particularly like the pared-down ‘Muse’ platform bed (from £1,339),…

1 min.
breaking the mould

‘DISOBEDIENT BODIES’ The Hepworth Wakefield has recruited fashion designer JW Anderson to curate its show, ‘Disobedient Bodies’. There are figures by Jamie Hawkesworth (The Thinlies, above), as well as ceramics by potter Hans Coper, and clothes by the likes of Rei Kawakubo (18 March– 18 June; hepworthwakefield.org). ‘ANNE PURKISS: SCULPTORS’ In the open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park, ‘Anne Purkiss: Sculptors’ showcases the photographer’s blackand- white shots of contemporary sculptors at work, including Antony Gormley and Sir Anthony Caro (above), and Sophie Ryder in Salisbury Cathedral (4 March–4 June; ysp.co.uk). ‘BECOMING HENRY MOORE’ The Henry Moore Institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition in the studios (above) and gardens at Moore’s former home in Perry Green. ‘Becoming Henry Moore’ charts the artist’s education, friendships and travels during his formative years (14 April–22 October; henry-moore.org).…

1 min.
the new curiosity shop

Inspired by LA’s new wave of general stores – where you might find a scented candle, a hand carved spoon and a perfect pair of jeans all in the same space – Florence Dixon (right, who happens to be design hero Tom Dixon’s daughter) and her mother Claudia Nella decided to bring that versatility to Brighton and set up shop in North Laine. At the Tidy Street General Store, they gather small-batch goods with an eye for craftsmanship and design. There are glasses from Morocco (above, from £1.95 for an espresso glass), speckled enamelware from Crow Canyon Home (top right, from £6 for a spoon), sweets from Fatties Bakery in London, handmade quilts from House of Quinn in Brighton, jackets from Vetra – the heritage French workwear brand that supplied…

1 min.
three more new wave general stores

MOMOSAN Elegantly small and sparse, Momoko Mizutani’s hole-in-the-wall shop in Hackney is a source for home accessories by both British and Japanese designers, such as Jochen Holz’s colourful glassware and Yuta Segawa’s tiny porcelain pots – an exhibition of which will be in the store this month (momosanshop.com). SUMMERILL & BISHOP Holland Park’s secret spot for tabletop goods, Summerill & Bishop is popping up in Elizabeth Street in Belgravia throughout 2017. It will bring its range of in-house designed linen tablecloths, Astier de Villatte glazed ceramics, and serveware from Europe and further afield (summerillandbishop.com). MAUD & MABEL Karen Whiteley, the owner of this gallery and shop, has a knack for finding emerging talent in clay, cloth and wood. And her lovely space in Hampstead is perfect for giving them a platform. Find ceramics by Matthew…