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ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration UK

August 2020

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
Frequency:
Monthly
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2 min.
from the editor

‘This issue is DEDICATED to change, to looking forward and making POSITIVE STEPS for the better’ Acceleration is something myself and the team have discussed a lot in this post-Covid world we find ourselves. It seems contradictory that during a period of lockdown, when so much of life completely stopped, other elements in the background – which were always present – were speeding up, evolving and adapting in reaction to the circumstances and social upheaval that followed in the wake of the virus. Whether that’s been how we approach working remotely, the uptake of video conferencing or shopping online, in many fundamental ways our lives are changing and changing rapidly. The aftermath of George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter protests are cases in point, too. Systemic racism is sadly nothing…

1 min.
summer inspiration

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1 min.
the a-z of now

A ADAM NATHANIEL FURMAN ARNE JACOBSEN BRIT BOLTHOLES COOL CLAY CULTURAL HOTSPOTS DOT BOOM DOTTY PALETTE ECO ESTATE FACE TIME GREENWICH’S NEW DESIGN DISTRICT HOME IN 2020 IMAGINED INTERIORS JAPAN BLOOMS JAPAN CALLING JEWELLERY TECH KNITTED OUT LICHEN LICHEN PALETTE LUIS LAPLACE MYTHICAL PRINTS NINETIES REVIVAL OUTDOOR STYLE PANGOLINS PINK CONCRETE QUILT REVISITED RETHINKING THE RESTAURANT ROOFTOPS RUG REBOOT SOCIALDISTANCING DESIGN TEXTILE WASTE UTILITARIAN COOL VEGETABLE GROWING WALLED GARDENS XR ART YOUTH IN REVOLT! ‘ZERO’ TRAVEL Z…

3 min.
adam nathaniel furman

‘Current western dogma says that whiteness and emptiness helps the mind,’ explains Adam Nathaniel Furman from lockdown at his London home. ‘But if there’s nothing around you, all you have is the tumultuous nature of what’s going on internally.’ To those familiar with the artist and designer’s unfailingly exuberant work, it will come as no surprise that he considers visual busyness a kind of balm. ‘Think of the complex patterns of mandalas or yantras – through their complexity, they help your mind escape itself.’ The north London native has applied this style and spirit to a diverse back catalogue of expressive interiors, objects and public art commissions, often layered with references to Furman’s Argentine, Japanese and Israeli heritage and charged with themes of identity. The mix of classic and contemporary elements…

3 min.
arne jacobsen

Even those not familiar with the name Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) will recognise his striking designs. Most often associated with chairs – his infamous ‘Egg’, ‘Ant’, ‘Swan’ and ‘Series 7’ models are particularly beloved across the world – the Danish architect and designer is one of the country’s most influential talents and was a polymath of the highest order. From housing and petrol stations to taps, coffee pots and cutlery, his modernist vision, which united clean-lined functionalism with organic form, knew no bounds. Trained under leading architects Kay Fisker and Kaj Gottlob at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Jacobsen began to accumulate awards while still a student, but it was a collaboration with one of his contemporaries, Flemming Lassen, that sealed his reputation as a pioneer of modernist architecture. In…

2 min.
brit boltholes

Oxfordshire has Soho Farmhouse, Somerset has The Newt and Hampshire is home to the original Pig, which subsequently conquered a stretch of the south with a smattering of its rustic-chic retreats. With the opening of Birch, Hertfordshire now has a hip country hotspot to call its own. The new 140-room hotel and members’ space, realised in the revamped Georgian manor house of the De Vere Theobalds Estate in Cheshunt, hopes to usher in a new era of city escape led by entrepreneur Chris King and hotelier Chris Penn (formerly of Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel). This latest venture appears to be aimed squarely at the ‘Down from London’ crowd, and those who make the swift journey north will be met by an expansive modern estate housing a heated lido, art studio, pottery workshop,…