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ELLE Decoration UK April 2020

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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English
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Hearst Magazines UK
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2 min.
from the editor

‘We wanted this issue to be an ASSAULT on the SENSES, but in a good way, of course’ I’m fascinated by the work and world of Danish textile designer Margrethe Odgaard. She has collaborated with most of the major Scandinavian brands: Muuto, Hay, Kvadrat, Montana; and has featured on these pages many times. As well as her proficiency with materials and fabrics, she is also described as a colour alchemist, creating contemporary shades and palettes for companies looking to add coherence to their product ranges. Recently, on a trip to Stockholm, I was given a copy of her book Shades Of Light, it’s a carefully curated collection of 276 colours, which all come into their own in the delicate intensity of Nordic light. It’s literally pages and pages of different-coloured swatches on…

2 min.
elle decoration

EDITOR BEN SPRIGGS Creative Director Philippe Blanchin Editorial Manager Bethan Ryder EDITORIAL Style Editor Kiera Buckley-Jones Features Editor Kate Worthington Houses Editor Clare Sartin Senior Features Writer Cat Olley ART Group Art Editor Roger Browning Art Editor Linsey Cannon Designers Jack Melrose, Laura Sheppard PICTURES Group Picture Director Sharon O’Neill Picture Researcher Ellie Summers PRODUCTION Group Chief Sub Editor Michele Jameson Chief Sub Editors Cathy Levy, Helen Bonthrone Deputy Chief Sub Editor Julie Pannell-Rae Sub Editor Molly Price Contributors Tom Bailey, Claudia Baillie, Hannah Bort, Amy Bradford, Natasha Goodfellow, Emma Love, Fiona McCarthy, Tessa Pearson, Sania Pell, Kassia St Clair, Becky Sunshine, Sarah Slade, Amanda Smith-Corston, Suzanne Stankus, James Williams CHIEF BRAND OFFICER, LUXURY Jacqueline Euwe PA to Chief Brand Officer Leane Border-Griffith Group Brand Director Sharon Davies-Ridgeway GROUP EDITORIAL HOMES Group Editorial PA Sandra Tear Workflow Director Carly Levy Group Managing Editor Ingrid Eames COMMERCIAL Senior Client Manager Stephanie Tomlinson 020 7439 5462 Client Executive Maire Power 020 7439 5650 Lifestyle Group Regional Director Lisa Bhatti 0161 962 9254 Head of…

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5 min.
now

LIGHT as Aero If Italian brand Living Divani has one defining hallmark, it’s the sense of lightness its designs exude, as if they could float away at any moment. The latest additions to its Aero storage range by Shibuleru continue this aesthetic and include the ‘Aero B’ bar cabinet (pictured), which has discreet sliding shutter doors and superslim legs. Approx £4,326 (livingdivani.it). Table manners The beautifully crafted ‘Jethro’ table and bench (below) are the latest pieces by designer-maker Sarah Kay. With a fine cabinetmaking background, Kay’s passion for woodworking and classic joinery techniques is apparent in the pair’s subtle features–tenon joints wedged with walnut, chamfered legs for a refined silhouette and walnut peg details on each end–making them designs to admire from every angle. ‘Jethro’ bench, £1,530; medium table, £2,610, both SCP (scp.co.uk). BIG…

3 min.
come rain or shine

This spring, another of the barriers between indoor and outdoor living is being removed. With several well-known design icons reimagined for all weathers, and a wealth of innovative new ranges on the way from high-end brands that previously declined to even set foot in the garden, it’s clear that luxury and excellent modern craftsmanship are having a moment in the sun. Equally at home by the pool or on the patio as they are inside, these new outdoor furniture collections incorporate hi-tech materials such as carbon fibre and finely woven polypropylene yarns to accurately reproduce the comfort of their indoor-only counterparts, but with the added extra benefit of increased durability. The result is a refreshing kind of flexibility. ‘OUTDOOR SPACE IS CONSIDERED MORE OF AN EXTENSION OF INDOOR. IT DESERVES THE SAME…

3 min.
artek

What do you get if you cross art with technology? It’s not a trick question, the answer is Artek–literally. A portmanteau of the words art and technology, it couldn’t be a better moniker for the Finnish company founded in 1935 by four young visionaries: architects Alvar and Aino Aalto, art collector and artist Maire Gullichsen and critic and writer Nils-Gustav Hahl. Influenced by the radical teachings of the Bauhaus, which declared that art, design and technology should work holistically rather than be treated as separate disciplines, the quartet had grand ambitions that stretched far beyond the purely commercial (and far beyond Finland for that matter). Their goal was to sell Alvar Aalto’s furniture and ‘promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means’. They even drafted a manifesto…