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ELLE Decoration UK January 2018

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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the party season

is in full swing… And, however you feel about the festive period, it’s hard not to find the gatherings that this time of year brings rather joyful. But, while the Champagne fizzes and glasses clink, it’s also one of the few times when we open up our homes to the scrutiny of our nearest and dearest, which, let’s face it, can feel a little daunting. Fortunately, we can help. This issue includes our 16-page entertaining special (p57), packed with ways to get your home party-ready, whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a decadent drinks do. As well as the most beautiful tableware and glasses, we have gorgeous ways to decorate, plus some really useful tips and advice from those who make a living from creating events with wow-factor. Think of…

2 min.
rich and golden

SOFT OPTION The go-to brand for cashmere throws and cushion covers, Oyuna is now stocked in Harrods and Selfridges. Founder Oyuna Tserendorj tells us what makes its pieces stand out What prompted you to create Oyuna? As a Mongolian designer, I wanted to showcase the quality of Mongolian goats’ cashmere. I used to give cashmere presents to friends but thought that the design, colour and finish could be improved. What is so unique about it? It goes through the hands of honest, loving people. Incredible nomads care for the goats, and proud factory workers make our products. Our goats roam freely in beautiful valleys and mountains which get extremely cold; they produce very fine, durable coats. Do you manufacture in Mongolia? We produce all of our cashmere in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Mongolian-made products are…

4 min.

NEW ARRIVAL Home furnishings and lifestyle brand Sonder Living has landed in the UK, settling into a 241-square-metre space on Harrods’ third floor. The company, a favourite in the US and Asia, stocks an exclusive array of designer pieces, each as distinctive as the last – Hong Kong-based Maison 55’s forest green ‘Trevor’ sofa (left) stands out, as does Kelly Hoppen’s signature clean-lined luxe and Andrew Martin’s eclectic and adventurous pieces (sonderliving.com). SHOPPING HOTSPOT The University of the Arts London’s ‘Not just a shop’ is, indeed, more than a retail outlet. Based in London’s Holborn, it showcases products and artwork from the talented alumni at UAL’s six art colleges. While there are recognisable designs from Reiko Kaneko, Tatty Devine and By Alex, it’s a great place for discovering new pieces. 272 High Holborn,…

2 min.
how to shop the world

1 ODEM ATELIER ‘I set out to create a boundary-free space for artists, letting talented individuals do what they do best – experiment,’ explains designer and photographer Nikodem Calczynski, founder of Stockholm-based platform Odem Atelier. The brand’s edited collection includes handmade kitchen and dining pieces, alongside more decorative objects. ‘I want each piece to speak for itself and elevate a room,’ says Calczynski (odematelier.com). 2 YUME Launched in September 2017, Copenhagen-based Yume focuses on ethical and sustainable products. The brand curates its furniture, lighting and lifestyle products based on its Scandi design heritage, mixing in eclectic pieces from Africa and the Far East. ‘We travelled the world sourcing hand-hammered trays from Algeria, pottery crafted in southern Morocco and handmade chairs from sustainable forests in Nicaragua,’ says co-founder Anja Holm (yumecph.com). 3 ARTEMEST The first e-commerce…

3 min.
fashion house

LOEWE WHO? Since 2013, Madrid-based leather and luxury fashion house Loewe has been headed up by Jonathan Anderson, the Northern Irish designer famous for the avant-garde and boundary-pushing couture sent down the London Fashion Week runway for his own brand, JW Anderson. WHAT? Anderson has brought his love for British craftsmanship to the Spanish brand by delving into founder of the Arts and Crafts movement William Morris’ pattern archive and creating a one-off collection of pieces, from coats to dresses, in iconic Morris & Co prints. ‘I have always been a very big fan of the work of William Morris, from his bookplates to his furniture and textiles,’ Anderson told us. ‘Morris’s patterns translate easily from homeware to fashion, because they are incredibly modern designs that transcend generations.’ (loewe.com). GUCCI DÉCOR WHO? The glitterati…

2 min.
name to know oeo studio

A link has long existed between Far Eastern and Danish design – the most famous example being Hans Wegner’s classic 1949 ‘Wishbone’ chair, which was inspired by a portrait of Danish merchants perched on Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs. Danish design firm OEO Studio is keeping the tradition alive today. While many of its clients are based in Japan, it also creates interiors for restaurants and stores, and has offices in both Copenhagen and Tokyo. Co-founded in 2003 by creative director Thomas Lykke and managing partner Anne-Marie Buemann, OEO Studio has an affinity with Japanese design partly for Lykke’s personal reasons: ‘As a child, my grandmother gave me books about Japan, and I used to have low furniture and bonsai trees in my room,’ he recalls when we meet in the practice’s…