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ELLE Decoration UK July 2018

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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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I’m a proud Brit. Proud of this country and the openness and inclusivity that it represents for me. Not to mention the determination and boundless creativity shown by all those based on this dot of an island, no matter where they may have originated. That said, I also realise that our strength stems from powerful alliances and partnerships, and relies on us playing a crucial role on a global stage. I’ve not long returned from the annual Salone del Mobile in Milan, where the world’s best new designs are presented during a week of exhibitions, showcases and events. British talent was very much in evidence, but everything I saw really brought home to me the fact that, in the future, isolating ourselves can only be a bad thing, guaranteed to stifle…

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DESIGN/PEOPLE/DECORATING/ARCHITECTURE GIVE ME SHELTER Kettal’s ‘PH1’ pavilions can be put together in different combinations to suit your garden’s needs – ceiling panels include waterproof and slatted options, while side panels can incorporate blinds, curtains, shelving or glass. From £14,915 (kettal.com). SITTING PRETTY Japanese furniture brand Maruni, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, has worked with longtime collaborator Jasper Morrison to create the ‘Fugu’ chair. ‘The idea was to create a wooden seat so comfortable it wouldn’t need upholstery,’ says Morrison of his elegant, lightly curved design made from solid oak. From £1,500 (maruni.com). IN THE ROUND The gentle curves of Danish design brand Space Copenhagen’s new ‘Gleda’ lounge table for Benchmark will lend minimalist homes a soft, organic feel. The table comes in two height options, and a choice of sustainable natural, whitened, aged or…

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3 of the best contemporary rattan

‘NASSA’ SCREEN BY MARTA AYALA HERRERA FOR YAMAKAWA RATTAN Spanish designer Herrera’s fresh style teamed with this brand’s know-how has resulted in an ultra-modern piece. From £1,769 (yamakawa-rattan.com). ‘PAL’ STOOL BY SAMI KALLIO FOR NORTHERN The rattan top on this three-legged seat by Finnish-born, Gothenburg-based designer Kallio lends it extra charm. From £237.49, Clippings (clippings.com). ‘THE RATTAN VENUS CHAIR’ BY SOANE BRITAIN This delicately scalloped seat with a forged metal base is handmade in the brand’s specialist rattan workshop in Leicestershire. £5,900 (soane.co.uk).…

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outside influencers

‘TRIANGLE’ CHAIR, STELLAR WORKS Adapted from its original wooden version, created in 1952 for Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, designer Vilhelm Wohlert’s chair has been reissued in outdoor-ready aluminium. £816 (stellarworks.com). ‘BREA’ SOFA, DEDON The star of UK design duo Barber & Osgerby’s second collection for German outdoor furniture brand Dedon is this modular sofa, built around a simple tubular frame. It has slip-on covers that can be removed speedily at the first sign of wet weather. Available January 2019 (dedon.de).…

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the best new design books

WOMEN DESIGN BY LIBBY SELLERS Design historian, author, gallerist and former curator at London’s Design Museum Libby Sellers’ new book profiles the lives and work of 21 of the world’s most prominent female creatives. Pioneers such as Eileen Gray, Ray Eames and Eva Zeisel are celebrated alongside today’s innovators, from Neri Oxman to Patricia Urquiola and Nathalie du Pasquier. It’s a fascinating insight into the women who have shaped the way we live (£20, Francis Lincoln). NEW WAVE CLAY: CERAMIC DESIGN, ART AND ARCHITECTURE BY TOM MORRIS Design journalist Morris has seized upon the current appetite for all things craft with his latest book. Delving into the world of experimental ceramic furniture, murals, vessels, 3D printing and even clay-based buildings, he shines a light on 55 exciting designers at the very forefront of…

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style your home like the ned

When designer Adam Greco, along with his colleagues Alice Lund and Rebecca King, began work on the interior of The Ned (located in the Sir Edwin Lutyens-designed former Midland Bank) over four years ago, owner Nick Jones’ brief was for faded glamour. ‘We designed The Ned to feel not only like a grand hotel, but to also have the comfort of an old country house,’ says Greco. ‘It’s unabashedly ornate, taking on traditional, formal styles in a louche way.’ ‘We designed The Ned to feel not only like a grand hotel, but to have the comfort of an old country house’ Fans of the hotel can achieve its luxurious look at home with Soho Home’s accompanying collection. Highlights include stylish iron-framed beds and headboards upholstered in William Morris fabrics (inspired by the look…