ELLE DECOR Jan/Feb 2020

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2 min.
women of the world

WELCOME TO A NEW DECADE OF DESIGN! AS WE BEGIN 2020 and reflect on the last 10 years, it’s easy to see that the 2010s were a time of huge disruption and change in our industry (and every industry). Yet they were also a period when design became more integral than ever before. As Milton Glaser, the esteemed 90-year-old legend (he designed both the I♥NY logo and one of my favorite restaurants in New York, Trattoria Dell’Arte), recently told me in his office: “There isn’t anything that is not designed. Picking your lunch is an act of design. Design is having an objective and moving toward it—to change the existing condition into a preferred one.” I’ve taken that idea to heart in my nearly three years at the helm of ELLE…

3 min.
haute cuisine

EVER SINCE ITS OPENING IN 1983, THE JULES VERNE restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower has been the ultimate affirmation of the real estate maxim “location, location, location.” Very few structures on earth are as iconic and as visited as Paris’s Iron Lady. So imagine Aline Asmar d’Amman’s response when she was commissioned to overhaul the storied fine-dining mecca, which sits hundreds of feet above Paris. “The tower is a symbol of innovation and boundless imagination,” says the Lebanese architect and interior designer. In other words, the stakes were high. But this isn’t Asmar d’Amman’s first historically sensitive project. Having art-directed the four-year renovation of the Hôtel de Crillon, the legendary Paris hotel that reopened in 2017, she and her firm, Culture in Architecture, quickly became the go-to…

1 min.
doris salcedo

You were recently named the first winner of the Nomura Art Award, which comes with a $1 million check. How are you feeling? DS: It’s extraordinary to me that for the first time I will be able to make works that are important and ephemeral in remote, forgotten areas where art is most needed. Places like where? DS: Small towns in my home country, Colombia, where war has left the worst scars on its victims. Tell me about Quebrantos, your most recent work. DS: I invited 103 Colombian activists who’ve received death threats or survived attacks to write, using 21 tons of broken glass, the names of community leaders who have been assassinated since 2016. What project will you fund with the prize money? DS: I’m researching a piece in the northeast of Colombia. It’s an…

2 min.
palace intrigue

AT MADHAVENDRA PALACE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jaipur, India, the sculpture park opened on a cool December evening in 2017. Dozens of contemporary works were set against the dramatic backdrop of the 19th-century palace, which was built as a retreat by a bigamist king, with nine identical suites for each of his queens. The suites’ courtyards and terraces sit next to one another in an interlocking grid, and now sculptures have been installed in every room and on each terrace. “Madhavendra was considered to be modern when it was first built and is now an integral part of Jaipur’s architectural legacy,” says sculpture park director Noelle Kadar. “By exhibiting contemporary sculpture, we want to establish how today’s art is tomorrow’s legacy.” The park (thesculpturepark.in), which was founded by patrons…

1 min.
the must-see exhibitions that are on our calendar.

Maison&Objet January 17–21; Paris Lighting designer Michael Anastassiades, best known for his technically advanced geometric fixtures, will be honored as designer of the year at the January edition of this biannual design fair, where, for the first time, he will showcase all 16 of his Mobile chandeliers together. maison-objet.com Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors January 23–24; New York City Nearly 1,000 pieces from the estate of the late decorator will be auctioned at Sotheby’s following an exhibition that opens on January 16. The lots encompass furniture, paintings (including Buatta’s beloved dog canvases), and objets d’art. sothebys.com Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution February 1–April 30; Ghent, Belgium This major exhibition of works by Flemish Renaissance painter Jan van Eyck at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent will include such major works as the outer panels of The Ghent Altarpiece,…

2 min.
in bloom

Inspired by horticulturist Robert Furber’s 1730 book Twelve Months of Flowers, the Charlotte Moss for Tommy Mitchell Flowers of the Month collection features handmade, one-of-a-kind copper, brass, and steel blossoms in acrylic wall studies and cachepots, like this January carnation. 8" w. x 3.5" d. x 13" h., also available in a cachepot, $975. bergdorfgoodman.com Background fabric: Palampore in Mezzeros. rivara1802.it…