ELLE DECOR September 2018

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10 Números

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3 min.
editor’s letter

In the world of design, there is perhaps no one more zealous about home than fashion designers. Really. Maybe it’s because like so many things in life, when it’s not your day job, you have the mental space to experiment and create free from day-to-day constraints. Or maybe the link is more fundamental than that (more on this later). After all, ELLE DECOR was born out of a fashion magazine, and we’ve been going strong for nearly 30 years. The past year in particular has been one of amazing transformation for us. We’re pushing the boundaries of design globally, through the largest and most established international design network. That’s real influence. So what better time than my one-year anniversary as editor, as we prepare for our 30th in 2019, to get…

1 min.

ISAAC MIZRAHI Interviewer, “Solid Goldstein,” p. 128 HQ: New York City Fork in the Road: “The biggest risk I ever took was ceasing to make couture and focusing on my career in show business.” Performance: “My favorite project right now is my nightclub show. It’s simultaneously fun and terrifying—my horrible stage fright always turns into a great rush!” MARIAN McEVOY Writer, “Oasis of Color and Calm,” p. 144 COLLAGE CHOICES: “Flowers, leaves, acorns—i.e., nature’s bounty.” WORD TO THE WISE: “Hot glue hurts like hell if your aim is off. Flowing long sleeves are not recommended.” MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA Photographer, “Oasis of Color and Calm,” p. 144 HQ: London OUT OF OFFICE: “Greece is everything that I love in the summer: warm and sunny, delicious food, and easy living.” TINA BARNEY Photographer, “Local Color,” p. 152 KEEP DREAMING: “I wish New York could be quieter.” SAND TRAPS: “The…

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decor rapport

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wild tile

The Patek Philippe Calatrava is the classic dress watch. Known for its round case shape and smooth bezel, it’s often considered to be understated. However, you can, from time to time, find examples featuring a little bit of extra oomph. Cue the Azulejos—an enameldialed wristwatch with a blue-and-white trompe l’oeil pattern inspired by the iconic Iberian tiles. It’s for the Patek Philippe collector who wants simple elegance and playfulness at the same time. Price upon request; patek.com. SADI PORTRAIT: SJOERD EICKMANS; CHURCH: MARKUS BRUNETTI, COURTESY OF YOSSI MILO GALLERY…

1 min.
new fire in the old smoke

The Academy Designer Alexandra Champalimaud just finished a stylish top-to-bottom makeover of the Academy Hotel in London’s West End. Not far from the British Museum, the series of five elegant, connected 18th-century Georgian brick townhouses has 50 rooms, a library bar redolent of the neighborhood’s literary past, a garden restaurant, and just the right mix of fresh touches, like gorgeous arrangements from Bloomsbury Flowers. With jewel-toned walls, brass fixtures, and wood details, the interiors are both clubby and contemporary. From $250 per night; theacademyhotel.co.uk. White City House Just when I think I am over Soho House, they do it again! This time, it’s White City House, in the former BBC building in Shepherd’s Bush. The 45-room property feels intimate but is really its own universe, with multiple restaurants, a massive gym with a…

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vincent van duysen

You designed a new Manhattan flagship for Molteni & C (above) and have been appointed art director of Sahco. How did you celebrate? There’s been very little time to party. I’ll book a table in a restaurant or celebrate at my place. It’s being planned—my whole team and me. What’s the first product you’re going to make for Sahco, which Kvadrat acquired recently? We’re going to launch the first selection of fabrics under my direction in January 2019 at Maison et Objet. I’m revisiting archival patterns and then creating two entirely new collections. Are you obsessed with symmetry? Judging by your work… It’s not pure symmetry. I’m no Palladio. It’s more about balance. Which design trends do you avoid? I will never follow trends. Who are four people from history you’d take out for…