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ELLE Decoration UK June 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
timeless design

Returning from the 56th annual Milan furniture fair, the biggest gathering of manufacturers and designers in Europe that showcases an absolute wealth of innovation and new design, it struck me that three very specific moments stood out. 1. Mark Eley of fashion brand Eley Kishimoto taking snaps with a customised Polaroid camera. 2. The extraordinary array of marble seemingly used everywhere (but, hot news, pink onyx is the new uber-luxe material du jour). And 3. A short film about the Austrian artist Peter Handke and his poem, To Duration, shown at the showroom of Italian superbrand B&B Italia. It seemed hugely ironic to me, that here, in the midst of this festival of the new, my memorable trio are related for being comments on timelessness. Handke’s poem, written 31 years ago,…

2 min.
wish list

1 min.
bold new world

Ikea’s latest collection, ‘Avsiktlig’, is the result of a collaboration with Swedish collective 10-gruppen, known for shaking up the design world since the 1970s. Iconic designs and new prints inspired by 10-gruppen’s spirit will feature on fabric, stationery, bedding and more. Some of the patterns, such as Carl Johan de Geer’s ‘Djungel’, haven’t been in print for over 40 years – but this is more than an exercise in nostalgia. It’s a celebration of fearless creativity. Tote bags, £4 each; fabric, from £10 for three metres (ikea.com).…

1 min.
folk metal

Suffolk-based cabinetmaker Plain English has spent 25 years perfecting the art of creating stylish wooden cupboards and shelves, building covetable kitchens, pantries and larders. For the self-proclaimed traditionalists, the recent decision to add metal to the mix, producing door fronts and handles in raw rolled steel, is a carefully considered one. And a triumph. The hints of metal add industrial toughness to the brand’s pared-back creations. From £1,150 for a single metal cupboard (plainenglishdesign.com).…

1 min.
up and down

THE RED THREAD This is a Nordic metaphor for a shared characteristic. In the coffee table book of the same name, Phaidon shows the common aesthetic of classic Scandi designs (Phaidon, £49.95). POM POMS They’re the hot new embellishment for everything from jumpers to blankets. Toast’s woollen ‘Pom Pom’ throw is our top pick. £295 (toa.st). GINGHAM These tiny checks are now as fashionable at home as they are on the runway. Embrace the trend by upholstering a tired chair in cheery gingham fabric. SLOGANS Cushions, t-shirts, notebooks bearing vague slogans: ‘Dream!’, ‘Live!’, ‘Be Happy’. We can do without the pep talk. ETERNAL ROSES Perhaps inspired by ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Eternal Roses’ ‘Enchanted Rose’ is a preserved natural rose that will stay fresh forever. We prefer to let nature take its course. MERMAIDS First there were mermaid tail blankets, now…

2 min.
meet the highlights

1FLOS Designer Michael Anastassiades’ latest collaboration with Italian brand Flos sees him continuing to explore the idea of lighting as jewellery for the home. The ‘Arrangements’ is a prototype system of elements that can be combined to create modern chandeliers (flos.com). 2PETITE FRITURE Created by Belgian designer Sylvain Willemz, ‘Chains’ consists of black ribbed pendant lamps that can be hung as single pendants or clustered to form a striking centrepiece. From £171 for a single pendant (petitefriture.com). 3APPARATUS New York design studio Apparatus’ vintageinspired lights are anything but dull. Case in point is ‘Cloud’, made up of frosted glass orbs that softly diffuse the light from three central sources. From £6,890, SCP (scp.co.uk). 4ARTEMIDE Architecture studio Herzog & De Meuron created the ‘Unterlinden’ light – with a classic shape, it’s designed to be used as museum lighting,…