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ELLE Decoration UK Mar 2016

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Hearst Magazines UK
12 期号


the new future

(PICTURE: EMMA WEBSTER)1 ‘To do things differently, we must see things differently.’ So says John Thackara, an author, speaker and social innovator who has devoted his working life to the championing of good design and the pursuit of a sustainable future via his organisation Doors of Perception (doorsofperception.com). In a recent blog post he references the papal encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, thus: ‘The Pope’s 700-page document tells an alternative story about the relationship between humans and the natural world. At its centre is the concept of “integral ecology”: the text calls on all peoples to be protectors of the environment; states that care for creation is a virtue in its own right; and advocates global solidarity as “a key value to direct our search for the common good.”’I…

this month’s contributors

Andrew BanneckerTwitter: @andrewbanneckerProfession IllustratorFeatureLive the green dream, p59Likes Spending time with my family; antiques; anything nauticalFavourite city Paris – it’s so old, beautiful, and full of historyDream destination AnguillaInteriors style A combination of clean white walls with antique statement piecesFavourite design object My paintbrushDesign hero American sculptor Nick CaveDream buy Mark Ryden’s new painting, AuroraSarah SladeProfession WriterFeatureThe borrowers, p178Interiors style Relaxed, modern and cosy. I like new-craft, lots of wood, pottery and simple patterns, and for rooms to flow togetherHome An open-plan Edwardian house in West Worthing. I bought it for the amazing light and the fact that I can walk out of my front gate and see the seaMost precious possession A very wobbly hand-drawn family portrait by my eldest son, MaxDream buy A state-of-the-art cinema with huge squishy…

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parquet the modern way

We’ve seen wooden and metal parquet floors, but now you can reach new heights of luxury with a marble version. Stone specialist Lapicida has selected several of its most distinctive vein-cut marbles to create beautiful chevron tiles. The subtle colour graduations of ‘Silk Georgette’ (pictured) or the more rustic fossil-packed ‘Hanover Blue’ lend this classic style a fresh appeal. £235 per square metre (lapicida.com).(PICTURE: HENRIK BECKER NIELSEN)ORDERLY FASHIONItalian designer Gianfranco Frattini created the ‘Albero’ bookcase in the late 1950s – rather than sitting against a wall, it is secured between the ceiling and the floor and has an adjustable rack-and-pinion shelf system. Manufacturer Poltrona Frau has just released this new limitededition version in beautifully grained olive wood, which accentuates the design’s tree-like form. £10,800 (poltronafrau.com).THE FAIREST OF THEM ALLWe mostly…

morning star

London-based Tunisian designer Hend Krichen created her debut collection of decorative copper and terracotta vessels with artisans from her native country. Now she’s moved in a new direction, creating a range of functional crockery that’s made in Stoke-on-Trent and pays tribute to the area’s ceramics tradition. The ‘British Made’ set is designed specifically for breakfast, and is the first of a planned series catering for different mealtimes. ‘Starting with breakfast crockery made sense because it’s the first meal of the day,’ says Krichen (hendkrichen.com).Condiment pot, £35; side plates, teacup and saucer, milk jug and bowl, all £50 each, Hend Krichen (hendkrichen.com). Copper cutlery by Bell & Blue, £36 for a four-piece set, Not On The High Street (notonthehighstreet.com). Linen napkin, from £10, 31 Chapel Lane (31chapellane.com)TIDY DESK, TIDY MINDOur hot…

exotic yarns

Inspired by the vibrant patterns and colours worn by women in Mayan tribes, this bold ‘Kaya’ rug is part of a collaboration between London flooring expert Floor Story and design studio A Rum Fellow, which specialises in designing and sourcing beautiful textiles made using traditional techniques. The sharply defined geometric shapes, enlarged versions of the brocade designs found on traditional huipil tunics, are hand cut by skilled artisans to create a crisp, clean finish. From £800 for a 1.2x1.8-metre rug (arumfellow.com).GET THE LUXE LOOKIf you are in the market for a sleek Italian wardrobe system, a statement bed, capacious sofa, trim table or smart chairs, and you want a lavish choice of exquisite finishes (30 lacquers, in gloss and matt, plus more than 300 fabric choices), then look no further…