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Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest

Architectural Digest December 2018

Architectural Digest is the world's foremost design authority, showcasing the work of top architects and interior decorators. It continues to set new benchmarks for how to live well—what to buy, what to see and do, where to travel, and who to watch on the fast-paced, multifaceted global design scene.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast US
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11 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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liebherr’s new monolith

Super Cool & Super Frost From your smart device, quickly chill or freeze just-bought groceries to preserve freshness and seal in flavor. Infinity Light Customized interior lights suit your preferences, with a soft brightening effect upon opening the doors and a pleasing night dimming feature. Infinity Spring A seamlessly integrated, flush-mounted internal water dispenser has a filtration system that eliminates harmful contaminants, resulting in crisp, fresh-tasting water. Power Cooling & Fresh Air These innovations allow cold air to circulate behind the door so items stored there remain as cold as everything else in the refrigerator and eliminate odors via a charcoal filter that purifies the incoming air. BioFresh-Plus BioFresh-Plus takes the idea of individually controlling the temperatures within drawers, one step further, adding the capability of setting temperatures as low as 29˚F, which is ideal for preserving fresh fish…

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editor’s letter

“Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.”—Salvador Dalí When you spend your days editing a luscious interiors magazine like AD, you see a lot of perfection—or at least the striving for it. Decorators, architects, landscape planners, and, of course, homeowners have a goal, an endgame. There comes a moment when these teams will triumphantly inform us that the house is “done.” And while I dearly respect and admire these professionally “done” and practically perfect visions, I confess that nothing quite gets my heart racing like a visit to an artist’s home or studio, which is invariably intensely personal, unexpected, and not very “done” at all! In the formative years of my career I discovered the 1988 edition of the late Alexander Liberman’s richly wonderful book The Artist in His Studio,…

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bubble up

Flashback to 1947: American designer George Nelson became obsessed with a spherical lamp. “I wanted one badly,” he once wrote of the Swedish-made light, its wire frame sheathed in silk. “We had a modest office and I felt that if I had one of those big hanging spheres from Sweden it would show that I was really with it, a pillar of contemporary design.” When he came across one in an imports store, its price—$125—was more than he could pay. As he studied it, though, a newspaper photograph came to mind—a fleet of ships being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic for preservation during storage. “Whammo!” he wrote of the epiphany, and within 24 hours he had crafted a spherical metal frame and tracked down the maker of that spiderweb-like plastic. “By…

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london is calling

JAMB Jamb has a worldwide reputation for dealing in the finest antique and reproduction mantles, fire grates, lighting, and furniture. Their London showroom aims to capture the classical English country house aesthetic at the center of the Jamb design ethos. jamb.co.uk NINA CAMPBELL Nina Campbell, London-based internationally renowned doyenne of interior design, showcases her furniture, fabric, wallcoverings, and home accessories collections at her Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showroom and Walton Street store. ninacampbell.com SIBYL COLEFAX & JOHN FOWLER Interior Decoration and Antiques: Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, the grande dame of London’s interior design firms, flourishes in its vibrant new premises in Pimlico Road. sibylcolefax.com GUINEVERE ANTIQUES Guinevere celebrates its 55th year as London’s go-to resource for antiques and eccentricities with a previously unseen exhibition of iconic photography by Mirella Ricciardi. guinevere.co.uk…

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world of: dozie kanu

This is a farming community,” Dozie Kanu says over FaceTime, flipping his phone camera around to show off his new home—a vast warehouse in the middle of rural Portugal, not far from Lisbon. “Those neighbors grow olive trees. Across the street, it’s cucumbers.” The rolling hills and endless sky may look serene, but Kanu is stressed. His own crops, of the aesthetic variety, are due for harvest. Just back from Switzerland, where he was awarded the Hublot Design Prize, the 25-year-old Houston native is busy finalizing a new body of work. The metal skeletons of seats and lights in progress are scattered across his studio floor. Within a week he’ll slather them with gritty concrete to render rough, sculptural forms that will be shipped off to Design Miami. “I’m trying to reinvent…

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