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ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK June 2021

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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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Hearst Magazines UK
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2 min.
from the editor

The past year has shown us, perhaps more than ever before, how vital outdoor spaces are. For the town and city dwellers among us, this is a particular obsession. My central London apartment may not open onto an expansive garden, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t lavished care and attention on the blustery balcony, which is my only opportunity to commune with nature. Packed with pots full of leafy bushes, fragrant herbs and hardy succulents, it’s become my micro-oasis, somewhere I sit and enjoy my morning coffee and where I can now – finally – entertain friends and family. Surrounding myself with foliage has given me a new-found understanding of the many benefits of the colour green, and the way it simultaneously creates a sense of calm and invigoration. Refreshing and revitalising,…

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1 min.
in full sling

For Denmark-based Takt, a transparent, responsible approach to design is as important as how products look and function. Happily, its ‘Sling’ chair ticks all the boxes. Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of British firm Industrial Facility, it comprises a linen ‘hammock’ that slides over an oak frame, so it’s light to ship, easy to assemble and comfortable. In terms of lifetime carbon emissions, its production is extremely low – equivalent to less than two pieces of steak. From £416 (taktcph.com).…

1 min.
3 of the best sustainable lifestyle stores

WEARTH The shop-by-values filter makes it easy to support ethics you care about – plasticfree, vegan, organic, locally made… Granary stool, £195 (wearthlondon.com). ZERØ-LIVING As a proud representative of a roster of independent brands, Zerø-Living champions its makers with in-depth bios. Linen pillow, £70, Stoff Studio (zero-living.com). RÊVE EN VERT Originally focused on sustainable luxury fashion and beauty, the website has added homeware, including vintage pieces. Vintage Dutch vase, £55, Eesome (reve-en-vert.com).…

1 min.
bench studio

Designer-maker duo Charlie Haslam (above left) and Ben Bill founded their east London studio in 2019, making bespoke joinery and ready-to-order products How would you describe your design approach? We design a lot of our products through the physical act of making them. We never go into the process completely sure of how the end result will shape up. For example, when we sculpt our chopping boards, the shape of each one takes its own form spontaneously. Each is completely unique, following the natural variations in the grain. We’re passionate about craftsmanship and quality and it’s important to us that we create pieces that will last. What does ‘good’ design mean to you? It strikes a balance between modesty and playfulness. It’s about designing pieces that are both practical and beautiful, which…

3 min.
a british icon

To design an armchair that sits as easily in an industrial warehouse loft as it does in Concorde’s glamorous lounge is no mean feat. But it seems that the creation of the ‘Balzac’ chair was more effortless than you might expect. Designed in 1991 by then emerging talent Matthew Hilton for SCP, itself a newly established furniture firm in London’s burgeoning Shoreditch, it’s become an instantly recognisable piece of British design. ‘We were part of a bunch of designer-makers – Ron Arad, Tom Dixon – who were presenting an alternative to the Italian design scene, which was a bit staid at the time. I’m sure most Italian companies would have spent ages developing the “Balzac” – we just did it,’ notes SCP founder Sheridan Coakley. ‘There were lots of things…